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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: 27

Season Stats
Yahoo! 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 4 338.3 21.1
2019 NYG 13 217 1,003 4.6 6 73 52 438 8.4 2 218.1 16.8
2020 NYG 2 19 34 1.8 0 9 6 60 10.0 0 12.4 6.2
2021 NYG 13 162 593 3.7 2 57 41 263 6.4 2 128.1 9.9
2022 NYG 16 295 1,312 4.4 10 76 57 338 5.9 0 253.5 15.8
2023 NYG 14 247 962 3.9 6 60 41 280 6.8 4 200.7 14.3
2023 (Projected) NYG   254 1,141 4.5 8   52 345 6.6 2 228.6  

2023 Outlook
Depth Chart
Those who jumped on the "Saquon Barkley is off my draft board because he's always hurt" train prior to the 2022 season were proven wrong as the superstar running back seemed to return to form while also playing in all but one game. Barkley delivered the highest carry total of his career (295), resulting in a career-high in rushing yards (1,312). He also caught 57 passes, which was his highest total since his rookie season when he was playing with Eli Manning.

Barkley was a certified bell cow running back for the Giants in 2022 and there's really no reason to believe that he won't continue to be that this season, especially given that the Giants really did not address their running back room this offseason. Barkley should be in line for another 300-touch season if he can stay healthy, which makes him one of the most valuable players in all of fantasy football.

On the negative side, the Giants' offense was better than it looks on paper, but it's still not a high-end offense, so the chances of him significantly improving on his 10 touchdowns from a season ago are not great. He could get in the end zone a couple more times, but he's almost certainly not going to be a league leader in that department.

Additionally, there has to be some concern that Barkley may have seen near his ceiling in the pass-catching department as well. This isn't a question about Barkley's individual talent as a pass-catcher, but rather the Giants' offense as a whole and quarterback Daniel Jones in particular. We know that mobile quarterbacks tend to target their running backs out of the backfield less often than pocket passers do and Barkley made 57 receptions a season ago in an offense that seriously lacked playmakers at wide receiver and tight end. The team specifically addressed this problem by bringing in multiple pass-catchers, including Darren Waller, and it seems unlikely that they're going to suddenly start scheming more passes to their running back, even if he's among the best receivers at the position.

Nevertheless, Barkley is a very safe option that also carries tremendous name-brand value. Even if he lacks RB1 overall upside at this point, he should still be a lock to finish as a difference-making player at the position, so long as he stays healthy.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB2RB2 Matt Breida
RB3RB3 Gary Brightwell
RB4RB4 Eric Gray
RB5RB5 Deon Jackson
RB6RB6 Jashaun Corbin
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
No RBs expected to the get the franchise tag
Deep free agent RB class in 2024
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Feb 26, 2:53 pm

New York Giants
This offseason stands in contrast to 2023, when Josh Jacobs, Saquon Barkley, Tony Pollard received franchise tags. This offseason, it appears no RBs will be tagged, making this one of the finest and deepest RB classes in the history of free agency. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: The 2024 free agent RB class is stacked with Jacobs, Barkley, Pollard, Derrick Henry and Austin Ekeler. The question is, what kind of deals are these veterans going to get? We've seen the market slowly dry up for veteran RBs over the last few years with Jacobs and Barkley settling for one-year deals just last season. Alvin Kamara and Aaron Jones are also cut candidates given the money their going to count against the salary cap this season.



2023 Gamelog Stats
Yahoo! Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 DAL L 0-40 12 51 4.3 0 4 3 12 4.0 0 7.8
2 at ARI W 31-28 17 63 3.7 1 7 6 29 4.8 1 24.2
6 at BUF L 9-14 24 93 3.9 0 5 4 5 1.3 0 11.8
7 WAS W 14-7 21 77 3.7 0 4 3 41 13.7 1 17.3
8 NYJ L 10-13 36 128 3.6 0 5 3 0 0.0 0 14.3
9 at LV L 6-30 16 90 5.6 0 4 3 23 7.7 0 12.8
10 at DAL L 17-49 13 66 5.1 0 3 1 -5 -5.0 0 6.6
11 at WAS W 31-19 14 83 5.9 0 5 4 57 14.3 2 28.0
12 NE W 10-7 12 46 3.8 0 3 1 6 6.0 0 5.7
14 GB W 24-22 20 86 4.3 2 4 3 15 5.0 0 21.6
15 at NO L 6-24 9 14 1.6 0 2 2 23 11.5 0 4.7
16 at PHI L 25-33 23 80 3.5 1 6 3 4 1.3 0 15.9
17 LAR L 25-26 12 39 3.3 0 6 3 19 6.3 0 7.3
18 PHI W 27-10 18 46 2.6 2 2 2 51 25.5 0 22.7

2022 Gamelog Stats
Yahoo! Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at TEN W 21-20 18 164 9.1 1 7 6 30 5.0 0 28.4
2 CAR W 19-16 21 72 3.4 0 4 3 16 5.3 0 10.3
3 DAL L 16-23 14 81 5.8 1 4 4 45 11.3 0 20.6
4 CHI W 20-12 31 146 4.7 0 2 2 16 8.0 0 17.2
5 at GB W 27-22 13 70 5.4 1 6 3 36 12.0 0 18.1
6 BAL W 24-20 22 83 3.8 1 3 3 12 4.0 0 17.0
7 at JAC W 23-17 24 110 4.6 0 4 4 25 6.3 0 15.5
8 at SEA L 13-27 20 53 2.7 1 5 3 9 3.0 0 13.7
10 HOU W 24-16 35 152 4.3 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 22.5
11 DET L 18-31 15 22 1.5 0 5 2 13 6.5 0 4.5
12 at DAL L 20-28 11 39 3.5 1 6 4 13 3.3 0 13.2
13 WAS T 20-20 18 63 3.5 1 5 5 18 3.6 0 16.6
14 PHI L 22-48 9 28 3.1 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 5.8
15 at WAS W 20-12 18 87 4.8 1 8 5 33 6.6 0 20.5
16 at MIN L 24-27 14 84 6.0 1 10 8 49 6.1 0 23.3
17 IND W 38-10 12 58 4.8 0 4 2 -5 -2.5 0 6.3
WC at MIN W 31-24 9 53 5.9 2 6 5 56 11.2 0 25.4
DP at PHI L 7-38 9 61 6.8 0 3 2 21 10.5 0 9.2
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff

2021 Gamelog Stats
Yahoo! 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 3.2
2 at WAS L 29-30 13 57 4.4 0 3 2 12 6.0 0 7.9
3 ATL L 14-17 16 51 3.2 1 7 6 43 7.2 0 18.4
4 at NO W 27-21 13 52 4.0 1 6 5 74 14.8 1 27.1
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 8.6
12 PHI W 13-7 13 40 3.1 0 5 4 13 3.3 0 7.3
13 at MIA L 9-20 11 55 5.0 0 9 6 19 3.2 0 10.4
14 at LAC L 21-37 16 64 4.0 0 3 3 31 10.3 1 17.0
15 DAL L 6-21 15 50 3.3 0 8 4 24 6.0 0 7.4
16 at PHI L 10-34 15 32 2.1 0 1 1 -4 -4.0 0 3.3
17 at CHI L 3-29 21 102 4.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 10.2
18 WAS L 7-22 11 30 2.7 0 4 3 19 6.3 0 6.4

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