Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley
21-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The second overall pick in the 2018 draft, Barkley follows in the footsteps of Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette as running backs deemed worthy of top-five selections in recent years. Barkley has the skills to live up to that billing, as his standout career at Penn State was punctuated by frequent highlight-reel performances. Barkley's speed - a 4.4 40 at the combine - and top-shelf elusiveness and agility make it extremely difficult for defenders once he finds open real estate. At 6-0, 233, Barkley is a load to bring down, and his strong lower body allows him to pick up plenty of yards after contact, though he struggled at times running between the tackles. He also worked hard to turn himself into a three-down back who can help as a receiver and a pass protector, something the Giants needed to prioritize given their aging quarterback and shaky offensive line. The team did remake its line in the offseason, signing Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh as free agents and using a second-round pick on guard Will Hernandez, so Barkley should be able to use his moves to avoid hits two yards past the line of scrimmage instead of two yards behind it. Expect him to see a big workload as the new centerpiece of the Giants offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $31.19 million contract with the Giants in July of 2018.
Dismantles Bucs in Week 11 win
RBNew York Giants
November 18, 2018
Barkley rushed 27 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and hauled in two of three targets for 10 yards and another touchdown in the Giants' 38-35 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Eli Manning completed 95.0 percent of his passes, but he was still overshadowed by Barkley's exploits, which included career highs in carries and rushing yards. The 2018 second-overall pick added his first receiving score since Week 5, even as his reception total equaled his lowest since the opener. Barkley's usage figures to remain sky high when the Giants tangle with the Eagles in a Week 12 divisional road battle.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Saquon Barkley's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
10.9%
 
Positive Run %
73.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
60.2%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
3.8%
 
Touches Per Game
21.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.06
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.1%
 
% Team Targets
22.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.6%
 
Drop Rate
3.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.6
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Buccaneers pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Nov 18th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
106.6
 
Cornerbacks
101.7
 
Safeties
98.3
 
Linebackers
124.0
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Saquon Barkley's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
233 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.41 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Bench Press
29 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Totals 100 yards versus 49ers
RBNew York Giants
November 12, 2018
Barkley rushed 20 times for 67 yards and caught four of five targets for 33 yards in Monday night's 27-23 win over the 49ers.
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Produces 111 scrimmage yards versus Redskins
RBNew York Giants
October 28, 2018
Barkley carried 13 times for 38 yards and caught nine of 10 targets for an additional 73 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins.
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Finds end zone in loss
RBNew York Giants
October 22, 2018
Barkley rushed 14 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of 10 targets for 51 receiving yards in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Falcons. He also successfully ran in a two-point conversion.
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Monster game in blowout loss
RBNew York Giants
October 12, 2018
Barkley had 13 carries for 130 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in Thursday's 34-13 loss to the Eagles. He also caught nine of 12 targets for 99 more yards.
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Injury not a concern
RBNew York Giants
October 8, 2018
Barkley, who evidently tweaked his back late in Week 5 action, is "fine, healthy and ready to go," according to coach Pat Shurmur, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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