• Saquon Barkley

  • RB
  • , New York Giants
  • 24
  • 230 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 13 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 at Miami Dolphins

Saquon Barkley struggled in a low-scoring victory over the Eagles last week, gaining just 53 total yards on 13 carries and four receptions. Barkley’s activity in the offense is good to see, and he looked healthy, so fantasy managers can continue to hope for more production for the stretch run.

This week, Barkley faces a Dolphins defense that ranks fifth in aFPA to opposing running backs. The Dolphins' defense has tightened up over the past four outings and Barkley may find it difficult to put up big numbers. However, it could be a low-scoring affair, which should favor Barkley as far as workload is concerned. Consider him a very solid RB2 option this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 12 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Saquon Barkley returned to action on Monday night against the Buccaneers but struggled along with the rest of the Giants' offense. He had six carries and six catches for a total of 56 yards. The activity in the passing game will keep him reasonably valuable in fantasy leagues, but the struggles of this offense are likely to continue to hamper him.

This week, Barkley faces an Eagles defense that ranks 24th in aFPA to opposing running backs. It’s a good matchup and he may get a coordinator boost as Freddie Kitchens replaces Jason Garrett this week. Workload and receptions are the main reasons he stays in RB2 territory, however, and fantasy managers should keep him active in a nice matchup where he’ll likely get his usual share of receptions.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 11 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saquon Barkley may return to action this week after missing the past few games with an ankle sprain. In his last full game, he put up 126 yards from scrimmage and a pair of touchdowns, so if he’s active, he should be considered a must-start in all league formats, despite a tough matchup against a Buccaneers defense that ranks 11th in aFPA to opposing running backs. We have Barkley conservatively ranked in RB2 territory, but the Giants have seemingly been careful with their star back all season, so if he’s active, I would consider him ready to produce. Watch that injury report though.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Dallas Cowboys

Saquon Barkley put up a stat line reminiscent of his rookie season last week against the Saints. He had 13 carries and five receptions for a total of 126 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a surprise Giants victory. It’s good to see Barkley looking more like himself, and fantasy managers should be happy to see his touches and his activity in the passing game reach expectations.

This week, Barkley faces a Cowboys defense that ranks seventh in aFPA to opposing running backs. Still, that usage and return to heavy work in the passing game makes him a must-start in all formats. We have him ranked inside our top 10 this week, and he’s an RB1 with additional upside in PPR leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at New Orleans Saints

Saquon Barkley looked a little more like his old self last week against the Falcons. While he averaged just 3.2 yards per carry, his 16 carries, six receptions, 94 total yards from scrimmage and a touchdown look more like the Barkley lines of old. The 22 touches are especially encouraging for fantasy managers wondering what to expect from the former second overall pick.

This week, Barkley faces a Saints defense that ranks third in aFPA to opposing running backs. I expect a long day for the Giants’ offense, but if Barkley’s usage is anywhere near what it was against the Falcons, he should still be able to put up quality fantasy numbers. We have him ranked as a solid RB2 this week, which seems about right.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Saquon Barkley was still on a snap count last week against Washington, but he had a nice 41-yard run and showed off some of the playmaking ability that made him so electric his first season in the league. Still, his other 12 carries netted just 16 additional yards as Washington bottled him up for much of the game. He also had only two catches for 12 yards, making it hard to be hopeful for a quick turnaround for him.

Barkley will face a very vulnerable Falcons’ defense this week, so it’s a good opportunity for him to get on track if he’s healthy. His inactivity in the passing game has been a big concern, but this game could potentially be a shootout, so keep him active this week as a fringe RB1 option.

by Brandon Niles

NYG RB Saquon Barkley - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Washington Football Team

Saquon Barkley and the bulk of the Giants’ offense struggled last week in a loss to the Broncos. He ended up with just 10 carries and one reception for 27 total yards from scrimmage. Most concerning, Barkley was definitely on a snap count, with just 48% of snaps, compared to 39% for Devontae Booker. It makes sense Barkley was on a snap count coming off a bad knee injury, but it’s definitely concerning for the short-term.

It’s a tough matchup for Barkley this week against a Washington defense that ranked seventh in aFPA to opposing running backs a year ago and held the Chargers’ run game in check on Sunday. Barkley is hard to sit, and you have to think he’ll be more involved at least in the passing game Thursday night than he was in Week 1, but he’s a risky option until we see that snap count go up. Consider Barkley a risky RB2 option with a wide and scary range of outcomes. Keep an eye on his status as well, as he’s questionable on the injury report.

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