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.
Flashes receiving chops
RBNew York Giants
September 16, 2018
Barkley rushed 11 times for 28 yards and caught 14 of 16 targets for 80 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Cowboys.
ANALYSIS
While it wasn't the most efficient outing we've ever seen, fantasy owners need to be happy with the fact that the Giants found many ways to get Barkley the ball, despite New York trailing almost the entire game. In fact, Wayne Gallman was only used to siphon one target away all night, and Barkley ultimately finished the day having paced his team in most receiving categories by a comfortable margin. The rookie's fantasy stock is dampened by the Giants' general inability to move the ball, but Barkley's still being given one of the heaviest workloads among all running backs across the league and will nonetheless remain an elite fantasy option at his position.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    113
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   233 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.41 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.38 in
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Hand Length:   9.50 in
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Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   29 reps
ELITE
New York Giants Team Injury Report
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More Fantasy News
Races for 68-yard score in NFL debut
RBNew York Giants
September 9, 2018
Barkley rushed 18 times for 106 yards and a touchdown while catching two of six targets for 18 yards in Sunday's season-opening 20-15 loss to the Jaguars.
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Not on injury report
RBNew York Giants
September 5, 2018
Barkley (hamstring) isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report in advance of the Giants' Week 1 game against the Jaguars.
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Says he's 100 percent
RBNew York Giants
September 3, 2018
Barkley (hamstring) relayed Monday that he's 100 percent in advance of Sunday's season opener against the Jaguars, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Looking good in practice
RBNew York Giants
August 27, 2018
Coach Pat Shurmur noted Monday that Barkley practiced well both Sunday and Monday.
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Returns to team drills
RBNew York Giants
August 26, 2018
Barkley (hamstring) returned to team drills Sunday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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