• Saquon Barkley

  • RB
  • , New York Giants
  • 25
  • 230 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Barkley finished RB33 but missed four games due to an ankle sprain. His per game average was tied for 32nd in the league with A.J. Dillon. It wasn’t a big surprise that he struggled, since he was coming off a torn ACL and a torn MCL suffered in September of 2020, and the Giants had one of the worst offensive lines in the league. He averaged 3.7 yards per carry, and much of the blame fell on that overmatched offensive line, which was 31st in Football Outsiders’ adjusted line yards metric. However, Barkley’s individual advanced stats weren’t very good either. He was 46th out of 50 eligible running backs in attempts per broken tackle (per Pro Football Reference) and subsequently 41st in yards after contract per attempt. His PFF rushing grade was 49th out of 61 eligible backs. But there are reasons for optimism as well. Barkley is still just 25, and will be nearly two years removed from his ACL/MCL tear when training camp rolls around, so he should be fully healthy. The Giants also invested in the offensive line, adding a net five players to the unit while spending a net $10.5 million and adding tackle Evan Neal in the first round and guard Joshua Ezeudu in the third round. Finally, there was a regime change with former Bills’ OC Brian Daboll taking over as the Giants’ head coach. Barkley should continue to be used heavily as a receiver and is reportedly lining up all over the field in offseason activities.

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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Chicago Bears

Saquon Barkley had 15 carries and one reception for just 28 total yards last week against the Eagles. He’s been splitting passing downs with Devontae Booker and this looks like a lost season for the Giants offense.

This week, Barkley faces a Bears defense that ranks 23rd in aFPA to opposing running backs. Watch the injury report carefully, as he may get shut down. He was seen limping a little on the sidelines according to our own Adam Hutchison. If he does start, in a nice matchup, he’s a fringe RB2 option, but have a backup plan ready.

2022 Strength of Schedule - NYG

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17W18
2
@TEN
14
CAR
3
DAL
20
CHI
8
@GB
6
BAL
22
@JAX
28
@SEA
BYE30
HOU
31
DET
3
@DAL
15
WAS
19
PHI
15
@WAS
23
@MIN
10
IND
19
@PHI

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

Game Stats

WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1DEN1026002.6011031.002.73.729/6147.5%
2@WAS1357004.38212036.006.98.958/6984.1%
3ATL1651103.19643077.1715.421.460/7085.7%
4@NO1352104.005741614.8024.629.656/6388.9%
5@DAL29004.5000010.000.90.96/688.8%
6LAR--------------
7CAR--------------
8@KC--------------
9LV--------------
10BYE--------------
11@TB625004.17631065.175.611.636/5862.1%
12PHI1340003.08413053.255.39.352/6086.7%
13@MIA1155005.00619093.177.413.449/6575.4%
14@LAC1664004.003311310.3315.518.538/6955.1%
15DAL1550013.33424086.005.49.437/6358.7%
16@PHI1532002.131-401-4.002.83.826/7634.2%
17@CHI21102004.8600010.0010.210.230/5653.6%
18WAS1130002.73319046.334.97.936/6060.0%
Per game12.4645.620.150.083.663.1520.230.154.386.418.2811.4339.46/64.4661.59%
Totals162593213.66412632576.41107.6148.6513/83861.59%