Saquon Barkley, RB New York Giants

General Info

  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • DOB: 02-07-1997
NYG Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Giants Beat: Expect a full workload for RB Saquon Barkley

Monday, September 3, 2018, 5:58pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Saquon Barkley's first NFL game should come with no limitations.

Barkley hasn't played since the New York Giants' preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns. He tweaked his hamstring on Aug. 13 and wasn't a full participant in practice until last week.

Fantasy Impact:

The No. 2 overall pick has looked good ever since, and doesn't expect the hamstring to have any impact on him in Sunday's season opener when the Giants host the Jacksonville Jaguars, the story said. In the story, Barkley was quoted as saying he's ready for a full workload.

Scouting Report

Week 3 at Houston Texans

Saquon Barkley only had 28 yards on 11 carries on Monday night against the Cowboys, but he also caught 14 balls for 80 yards, turning in a nice performance overall. Barkley is a tackle-breaking machine. It would be amazing to see what he could do with more support around him.

This week, Barkley faces a Texans defense that has struggled to look dominant to start the season, but still features a tremendous front seven. They’ve allowed over 100 yards on the ground in each of their first two games, and Barkley should be able to find space against them. Even if he struggles, he’s shown he can be one play away from a long touchdown, and also that a good receiving performance can overcome struggles running the ball. Barkley should be active in all leagues.

2018 Strength of Schedule - NYG
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
19
JAX
8
@DAL
11
@HOU
10
NO
2
@CAR
3
PHI
5
@ATL
28
WAS
BYE26
@SF
18
TB
3
@PHI
14
CHI
28
@WAS
13
TEN
31
@IND
8
DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1JAX18106105.892220611.0018.820.855/7177.5%
2@DAL1128002.5514800165.7110.824.858/6885.3%
Per game14.5067.000.5004.628.0051.00011.006.3814.8022.8056.50/69.5081.38%
Totals29134104.62161020226.3829.645.6113/13981.38%