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 Stats > Saquon Barkley  
 
Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (2)
College: Penn State
DOB: 1997-02-07 Age: 25

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 (Projected) NYG   216 929 4.3 6   52 378 7.3 2 200.7  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
One of the most physically gifted running backs in recent memory, Barkley has certainly taken a tumble down fantasy boards this offseason. Previously a first-round fantasy pick every year of his career, Barkley is now being drafted outside the top two rounds in many drafts. While few can argue that tremendous upside does not still exist with him, his extensive injury history is now being weighted heavily in his draft day cost.

Barkley originally suffered an ankle injury early in 2019, his second season in the league. After missing three games, there was a noticeable degradation in his on-field performance. Then in 2020, after being a top-two overall pick in most fantasy drafts, he suffered a season-ending ACL/MCL injury just two games into the season. This burned many fantasy managers and the frustration only got worse in 2021 when he suffered another leg injury in Week 5, resulting in him missing almost that entire contest in addition to four more games.

Now entering his fifth season in the league, reports are that Barkley is back to full health, but there are now worries that he might have lost a step since he first took the league by storm as a rookie in 2018. Barkley averaged 5.0 yards per carry as a rookie, but that number has dropped to just over 4.0 yards per carry over his past three seasons. Certainly, YPC is closely correlated to offensive line play, which Barkley has been consistently let down by in New York, but his lack of explosive plays is also worrisome. Not only that, but we saw him get targeted in the passing game just 4.4 times per game in 2021, compared to 7.5 times per game as a rookie. If Barkley isn't being utilized at an elite level in the passing game and his offensive line isn't opening up holes for him to run through, then what exactly is he for fantasy purposes?

The positive for Barkley remains that he's the unquestioned starter for the Giants heading into the season. The team hasn't spent substantial resources on running back since drafting him and there's really no indication that they don't have full confidence in him. Even if he isn't quite the player that he once was, he's still a dynamic athlete who commands double-digit touches in every game. If he's able to avoid debilitating injuries, there's almost no way that Barkley doesn't provide a positive return on investment for fantasy managers, given his low cost.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Saquon Barkley
RB2RB2 Matt Breida
RB3RB3 Antonio Williams
RB4RB4 Gary Brightwell
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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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

2020 Gamelog Stats
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  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 9.6
2 at CHI L 13-17 4 28 7.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.8

2019 Gamelog Stats
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  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 15.9
2 BUF L 14-28 18 107 5.9 1 7 3 28 9.3 0 21.0
3 at TB W 32-31 8 10 1.3 0 5 4 27 6.8 0 5.7
7 ARI L 21-27 18 72 4.0 1 5 3 8 2.7 0 15.5
8 at DET L 26-31 19 64 3.4 0 10 8 79 9.9 1 24.3
9 DAL L 18-37 14 28 2.0 0 8 6 67 11.2 0 12.5
10 at NYJ L 27-34 13 1 0.1 0 5 5 30 6.0 0 5.6
12 at CHI L 14-19 17 59 3.5 0 3 2 1 0.5 0 7.0
13 GB L 13-31 19 83 4.4 0 7 3 32 10.7 0 13.0
14 at PHI L 17-23 17 66 3.9 0 4 3 1 0.3 0 8.2
15 MIA W 36-20 24 112 4.7 2 5 4 31 7.8 0 28.3
16 at WAS W 41-35 22 189 8.6 1 4 4 90 22.5 1 41.9
17 PHI L 17-34 17 92 5.4 1 4 3 25 8.3 0 19.2

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