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Saquon Barkley | Running Back | #26

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/7/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 233
College: Penn State
Drafted: 2018 / Rd. 1 (2) / NYG

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Saquon Barkley rushed 17 times for 82 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 35 yards in Week 3 against the Texans.
Barkley remained the offensive centerpiece, but didn't get his first catch until the third quarter. He made one of his signature cutbacks behind the line before stiff-arming his way into the end-zone on his 15-yard touchdown. Barkley missed a few snaps with a knee bruise, but it's a non-issue for his Week 4 status. Barkley now has over 100 total yards in all three games this season. He's a locked-in RB1 for a matchup with the Saints. Sep 23 - 4:24 PM

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Saquon Barkley rushed 11 times for 28 yards and caught 14-of-16 targets for 80 yards in the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Barkley couldn't get anything going with the Giants getting dominated up front. His pass game usage was encouraging after getting held to two catches last week, but it was a product of bad offensive line play. Barkley has lived up to his draft status, going over 100 total yards in his first two games. He's a mid-range RB1 for a matchup against a solid Houston run defense in Week 3.
Sep 16 - 11:35 PM

Saquon Barkley rushed 18 times for 106 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Jaguars.

He added two catches for 22 yards on six targets. The rookie had absolutely nowhere to run for most of this game, gaining just 37 yards on his first 16 carries. He showed why he was the No. 2 overall pick on the 17th. He broke a tackle in the hole, broke another to bounce it outside, beat everyone to the corner, and then sprinted down the sideline for a 68-yard touchdown. Barkley could have some frustrating outings behind a questionable offensive line, but he has the ability to change a game in one play. He will hopefully be better utilized in the passing game next week – he did get going a bit in the screen game in the second half after not being targeted in the first – but he will be a solid RB1 against the Cowboys regardless.
Sep 9 - 4:16 PM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is not listed on the Giants' injury report for Week 1 against the Jaguars.

Barkley missed a chunk of training camp while tending to a hamstring injury, though his availability for Sunday's opener was never in doubt. The rookie can be treated as an elite RB1 in all formats, even against a stingy Jags run defense.
Sep 5 - 6:46 PM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) said he is ready for a full workload.

Barkley sat out the end of the preseason because of a hamstring injury, but he has been participating in practice for a couple weeks. He should have no limitations against the Jaguars, making him a must-start option in all formats.
Sep 3 - 12:56 PM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) participated in 7-on-7 drills during Monday's practice.

Barkley reportedly looked healthy, cooking LB Ray-Ray Armstrong on a wheel route. The No. 2 overall pick has said he will be ready for Week 1, and he certainly seems on track. Barkley is safe to select in the first round of fantasy drafts.
Aug 27 - 1:01 PM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) confirmed he'll be ready for Week 1.

Barkley was cleared for individual drills this week. The Giants are moving him slowly, but there's been no concern over his status for the start of the season. Barkley is safe to draft in the first round of fantasy leagues.
Aug 24 - 11:03 PM

Updating a previous item, Saquon Barkley (hamstring) was cleared for individual drills at Wednesday's practice.

He spent most of the session on a side field with the rehab group, so Barkley isn't out of the woods on his strained hamstring. However, he appears to be nearing a return to 11-on-11 work in the coming days. Barkley will be fine for Week 1. He's currently being drafted as the RB5 in fantasy.
Aug 22 - 12:47 PM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Barkley has missed the Giants' last nine practices and one preseason game after pulling his hamstring. Eli Manning said Tuesday that Barkley is "missing valuable time" with the offense. It's by no means a good thing for Barkley to be missing this many reps, but there's been no indication Barkley is in any danger of not being 100 percent well in time for the Week 1 opener.
Aug 22 - 11:20 AM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) did not practice Thursday.

As has been the case since he tweaked his hamstring on Monday, Barkley looked fine during warmups, but he was held out of most the action. The Giants are seemingly just being cautious with their No. 2 pick, and Barkley said he would be able to play if there was a real game this weekend. It would be a surprise if he played on Friday night, but he should be 100 percent well before Week 1.
Aug 16 - 9:54 AM

Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is working to the side of Tuesday's practice.

Barkley suffered a "mild strain" late in Monday's practice. He got in some work during individual drills, but he was off to the side with trainers during Tuesday's session. Coach Pat Shurmur promised to be "smart" with their star running back, and it looks like what is happening. There is no reason to worry about his Week 1 availability.
Aug 14 - 10:45 AM

Giants HC Pat Shurmur said Saquon Barkley has a "mild strain."

"We’ll be smart with him as we move along here," Shurmur continued. Barkley kept his leg wrapped with ice throughout practice. It sounds like he'll be fine, but the Giants would be wise to limit his preseason reps for the foreseeable future. It's a situation to watch in the coming weeks.
Aug 13 - 5:01 PM

Saquon Barkley had his leg wrapped with ice after leaving late during Monday's practice.

Barkley had to be stretched out after a play late in practice, and he had his left leg wrapped with an ice pack. He shed the pack before walking with his teammates back into the facility, however, and coach Pat Shurmur said he thinks Barkley is "all right." It seems like Barkley is fine, but this is still a situation to watch.
Aug 13 - 12:41 PM

Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 4 times for 43 yards in Thursday’s preseason game versus the Browns.

Selected with the second pick of this year’s draft, Barkley wasted no time showing off his athleticism. His first NFL touch was a 39-yard jaunt in which he reversed field, gave the impression he was going to break all the way to the right side and then made a jump cut upfield, buckling fellow first-round rookie Denzel Ward in the hole as he outraced defenders down the sideline before being forced out of bounds. He carried three more times for just four yards, but Barkley flashed his immense upside on his two drives. Barkley will look to be the Giants first 1,000-yard rusher since Ahmad Bradshaw in 2012.
Aug 9 - 7:54 PM

Giants signed No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley to a four-year, $31.2 million contract, including a $20.76 million signing bonus.

The deal is fully guaranteed, includes a fifth-year club option, and pays Barkley $15 million at time of signing. Barkley is the highest running back drafted since Reggie Bush and Ronnie Brown went No. 2 in back-to-back years in 2006 and 2005, respectively. Barkley's rookie-year workload projection is one of the highest in the NFL. He warrants first-round selection in re-draft leagues.
Jul 22 - 3:11 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Kyle Lauletta
3Alex Tanney
RB1Saquon Barkley
2Jonathan Stewart
3Wayne Gallman
4Robert Martin
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Saquon Barkley
3RB1Saquon Barkley
2Wayne Gallman
FB1Elijhaa Penny
WR11Odell Beckham
2Cody Latimer
3Stacy Coley
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Russell Shepard
WR31Cody Latimer
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Scott Simonson
LT1Nate Solder
LG1Will Hernandez
C1Jon Halapio
2Evan Brown
3Spencer Pulley
RG1Patrick Omameh
2John Greco
RT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
K1Aldrick Rosas