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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (2)
College: Penn State
DOB: 1997-02-07 Age: 24

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 NYG 16 261 1,307 5.0 11 121 91 721 7.9 4 292.8 18.3
2019 NYG 13 217 1,003 4.6 6 73 52 438 8.4 2 192.1 14.8
2020 NYG 2 19 34 1.8 0 9 6 60 10.0 0 9.4 4.7
2021 NYG 7 73 260 3.6 2 31 24 174 7.3 1 61.4 8.8
2021 (Projected) NYG   225 1,056 4.7 8   50 422 8.4 2 207.8  

2021 Outlook
Depth Chart
Fantasy managers who used a top-3 pick on Barkley last season were treated to a dreadful 9.6 point game against the Steelers before Barkley suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Bears. 2020 was an unmitigated disaster for the former Penn State star. Yet, his generational talent and ability to post ridiculous rushing and receiving numbers make him a first-round pick again in 2021.

Talent aside, there are some questions surrounding the health of his knee and if he will be a full-go at the start of the season when the Giants take on the Broncos. The Giants could ease him into action, with Devontae Booker sharing some of the workload.

Another question mark is the Giants offensive line, a unit that enters 2021 as the No.32-ranked unit according to ProFootballFocus.com. If second-round pick Andrew Thomas does not make a substantial improvement protecting Jones's blindside and guarded Nick Gates and Will Hernandez improve on their run blocking, Barkley and all of the skill portion players on the Giants could be in for a long year.

On a positive note, Barkley's skill set as an elite runner and pass catcher make him a solid first-round pick and a foundation pick for owners in 2021. If he plays a full 17-game season, he is a lock for at least 250 carries and close to 100 targets.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB2RB2 Devontae Booker
RB3RB3 Gary Brightwell
RB4FB1 Elijhaa Penny
RB5FB2 Cullen Gillaspia
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Saquon Barkley expected to return vs. Bucs
Ankle injury has sidelined him since Week 5
By: Doug Orth | Mon Nov 15, 8:00 pm

New York Giants
Saquon Barkley looks good. Trending well toward #Bucs return. (NY Daily News - Pat Leonard)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy managers can't help but be thrilled about getting Barkley back, but Tampa Bay is about the worst matchup he could ask for in his first action in over a month. He still needs to be started in fantasy because he can overcome a rough rushing day with his contributions in the passing game, but he should be viewed as more of an RB2 if he plays.


Injury Sterling Shepard, Engram back at practice
Kadarius Toney, Kenny Golladay and RB Saquon Barkley work on the side
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Oct 28, 12:27 pm

New York Giants
WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday. So did TE Evan Engram. Not looking good for WR Kadarius Toney (ankle), WR Kenny Golladay (knee) and RB Saquon Barkley (ankle). Did work on the side with trainers. #giants #MNF (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants play Monday night so all of their injured players get an extra day to heal. We should have a better idea of who will play on Saturday but it sounds like it will be at least one more week for Golladay, Toney and Barkely. The Giants have a Bye in Week 10.


Injury Giants rule out Barkley, Golladay and Toney
Shepard, Engram, Slayton all listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 22, 1:39 pm

New York Giants
The #Giants ruled out 3 weapons with more questionable: - RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), WR Kenny Golladay (knee), WR Kadarius Toney (ankle) all out. - TE Evan Engram (calf), WR John Ross (hamstring), WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring), WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) all questionable. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Giants beat reporters believe that all of the Questionable players will play. Shepard will be a solid PPR WR2 against the Panthers. Evan Engram's best game of the season was a 4-55-0 line in Week 5 against Dallas.


Injury Barkley week-to-week with sprained ankle
Giants ravaged by injuries in Week 5
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Oct 11, 9:01 am

New York Giants
The latest: Saquon Barkley - Ankle “sprain.” Likely couple weeks. More tests Monday. Kenny Golladay - Hyperextended knee. MRI Monday. Daniel Jones - Concussion. “In good spirits” after game. Flew home w/team. See how it goes this week. Tough dude. (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants were ravaged by injuries in Week 5 that saw Barkley and Jones get carted off. Devontae Booker filled in for Barkley and would be the presumed starter at running back next week against the Rams. He'll be a hot pickup on the waiver wire. Rookie Kadarius Toney saw 15 targets as he became the focal point of the passing game once Golladay left.


Injury Saquon Barkley's role still a question mark
Eased in?
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 12, 7:45 am

New York Giants
#Giants RB Saquon Barkley will play today vs. the #Broncos, fully cleared by doctors following a strong week, sources say. That said, Barkley - recovering from a torn ACL - will be eased in and used sparingly. He’ll get snaps, but the team won’t put him at risk so early. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Not exactly what Barkley owners want to hear but at the same time we've seen instances in the past where these "limited role" tweets don't actually come true. Unless you have a true viable RB1 option, it's probably OK to keep Barkley in your lineup.


Injury Evan Engram a long-shot for Week 1
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Sep 6, 8:10 am

New York Giants
From @GMFB: #Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is close to being fully cleared. Meanwhile, TE Evan Engram (calf) hasn’t been ruled out vs. the #Broncos, but he’s considered a long-shot for Sunday heading into the week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Engram likely out, expect Kyle Rudolph to get the start against the Broncos but will be more in the TE2 range. Engram was injured in the Giants final preseason game on 8/29.



2021 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DEN L 13-27 10 26 2.6 0 3 1 1 1.0 0 2.7
2 at WAS L 29-30 13 57 4.4 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 6.9
3 ATL L 14-17 16 51 3.2 1 7 6 43 7.2 0 15.4
4 at NO W 27-21 13 52 4.0 1 6 5 74 14.8 1 24.6
5 at DAL L 20-44 2 9 4.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 0.9
11 at TB L 10-30 6 25 4.2 0 6 6 31 5.2 0 5.6
12 PHI W 13-7 13 40 3.1 0 5 4 13 3.3 0 5.3

2020 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PIT L 16-26 15 6 0.4 0 9 6 60 10.0 0 6.6
2 at CHI L 13-17 4 28 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8

2019 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at DAL L 17-35 11 120 10.9 0 6 4 19 4.8 0 13.9
2 BUF L 14-28 18 107 5.9 1 7 3 28 9.3 0 19.5
3 at TB W 32-31 8 10 1.3 0 5 4 27 6.8 0 3.7
7 ARI L 21-27 18 72 4.0 1 5 3 8 2.7 0 14.0
8 at DET L 26-31 19 64 3.4 0 10 8 79 9.9 1 20.3
9 DAL L 18-37 14 28 2.0 0 8 6 67 11.2 0 9.5
10 at NYJ L 27-34 13 1 0.1 0 5 5 30 6.0 0 3.1
12 at CHI L 14-19 17 59 3.5 0 3 2 1 0.5 0 6.0
13 GB L 13-31 19 83 4.4 0 7 3 32 10.7 0 11.5
14 at PHI L 17-23 17 66 3.9 0 4 3 1 0.3 0 6.7
15 MIA W 36-20 24 112 4.7 2 5 4 31 7.8 0 26.3
16 at WAS W 41-35 22 189 8.6 1 4 4 90 22.5 1 39.9
17 PHI L 17-34 17 92 5.4 1 4 3 25 8.3 0 17.7

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