Saquon Barkley

RB, New York Giants

Height 5'11" Weight 233
DOB 1997-02-09 Age 25.5
College Penn State

2022 Fantasy Rankings

Overall # 33 · RB # 10 (Tier 2)
ADP (12-team PPR): 2.07, 20th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 2
8Alvin Kamara, NO1427.02.0618.1
9Joe Mixon, CIN1026.01.1018.2
10Saquon Barkley, NYG925.52.0711.6
11Nick Chubb, CLE926.62.0215.5
12Javonte Williams, DEN922.32.0912.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Saquon Barkley Expected To Have Huge Workload

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to have a huge workload this year without much depth behind him, as long as he can stay healthy. Barkley has become an injury risk, but he has looked the best he has in years in training camp this summer. Quarterback Daniel Jones and head coach Brian Daboll have described Barkley as "explosive" to describe what they've seen. The strength of the Giants offensive line looks to be its run-blocking, and Barkley should be more involved in the passing game in 2022. The 25-year-old former second overall pick didn't look like himself last year while returning from injury, but he appears to be fully healthy now and is rising on draft boards as a low-end RB1.

    Aug 16 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Continues To Stand Out

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley continues to look good in training camp this summer. He looked decisive and quick during training camp practice on Sunday when the team mostly worked on red-zone runs. Head coach Brian Daboll has called Barkley "explosive," and it's been evident on the field as well. Center Jon Feliciano said this version of Barkley is the best he's seen from any RB on any of his teams. The 25-year-old was still rehabbing from an ACL tear last summer and didn't look like the same player in 2021. But he's looking much different in 2022 as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. If your league mates are hesitant to touch Barkley in fantasy drafts, take advantage. He could be a massive value pick as a high-end RB2.

    Aug 9 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Daboll Expects All Healthy Players To Suit Up Against Pats

    New York Giants head coach Brian Daboll reported he expects everyone healthy to suit up for Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots. Daboll hopes to expose his players to as many live reps as possible, allowing everyone to become familiar with the new coaching staff. Although it's unknown how much work guys like Daniel Jones, Tyrod Taylor, and Saquon Barkley, among others, will receive versus New England, it will offer a small glimpse of what's to come for fantasy managers heading into the regular season.

    Aug 7 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley Daniel Jones Tyrod Taylor
  • Saquon Barkley Looks Good In Training Camp

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has reportedly looked good early in training camp. This is a great sign after back-to-back down years for the stud back. Barkley hasn't rushed for 1,000-plus yards since the 2019 campaign, but that could change this season. The Giants have bulked up their offensive line this offseason. Also, Brian Daboll is known for being one of the best offensive minds in the league. The biggest key for Barkley is actually staying on the field. He has played in a total of 15 games over the last two seasons. A healthy Barkley with an improved o-line could bring the former first round pick back to form.

    Jul 30 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Confident He Can Regain Elite Form

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley will be heading into his fifth season with a lot to prove after a forgettable past two years. In 2020, Barkley tore his ACL which limited him to just two games, and struggled to get back up to speed during the 2021 season. Despite a rough past couple of years, the 25-year-old is still confident in his abilities. "I just want to show the Giants that the guy they drafted is still here." The former Penn State collegiate star has a much-improved situation heading into the 2022 season with an upgraded offensive line and a coaching staff that will take advantage of his playmaking ability. Now two years removed from his ACL injury, Barkley is a strong bounce-back candidate with the chance to vault himself back into the RB1 discussion for fantasy managers.

    Jul 28 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Did Not Shop Saquon Barkley?

    Saquon Barkley joined James Bradberry as high-profile Giants trade candidates this offseason, one in which the rebuilding team severed ties with select veterans to cut costs. This included Bradberry, released in May after a Texans trade fell through, but Barkley remains with the team. Trade rumors involving the former Offensive Rookie of the Year swirled […]

    Jul 5 · Pro Football Rumors Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Looks To Be In Tremendous Shape

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley recently posted pictures to his Instagram account, with the former Penn State Nittany Lion appearing to be in the best shape of his career. Although the motivation behind posting the photos isn't clear, managers hope the transformation will keep him on the field in 2022-23. Unquestionably, the 25-year-old has all the tools necessary to be a top fantasy option at the position. However, countless injuries have severely limited him. Nonetheless, while it won't be known until September if Barkley's enhanced physique will pay off, it certainly could make fantasy participants more comfortable about taking a chance on him during drafts heading toward Week 1.

    Jun 26 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Has Been Intriguing This Spring

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has been the team's best and most important non-quarterback for much of organized team activities, although it should be taken with a grain of salt during non-contact practices. Barkley has been lining up as a receiver in the slot and on the outside frequently, and he's moved around a lot in pre-snap motion as well. It's intriguing because Barkley has never been used in this manner before by the Giants, and many are speculating that he should catch more passes in head coach Brian Daboll's offense. The 25-year-old admitted he lost some confidence attempting to return from a torn ACL suffered in 2020, and he didn't look like his pre-injury self last year. With better health, Barkley could bounce back in a big way as an RB1 for fantasy managers in 2022.

    Jun 11 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Feeling Much Better

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (knee) said he's feeling much better this offseason. "I feel a lot better than I felt at this point last year. My body feels good. I'm trusting my knee again," Barkley said. Most players are often quoted as saying they feel like they're in the best shape of their life at this time of year, but it's notable for Barkley, who hasn't played a full season due to injuries since his rookie year in 2018. The 25-year-old former second overall pick had two 1,000-yard seasons in his first two years before tearing his ACL in 2020. He wasn't the same in New York's terrible offense last year, gaining 593 yards with two touchdowns on 162 carries over 13 games. Barkley is a health risk, but if he can stay healthy, he still has high-end RB1 talent.

    Jun 8 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Expects Bigger Receiving Role

    New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley expects to have a bigger receiving role this year under new head coach Brian Daboll. "It feels like a fresh start. I feel good again. I know it's all there. I know how talented I am. Just taking it one day at a time. You feel the energy out here doing different things," Barkley said. The former second overall pick hasn't played in a full season since his Pro Bowl rookie season in 2018, and he had just 41 receptions for 263 yards and two touchdowns on 57 targets over 13 games in 2021. Injury concerns have caused Barkley to slip in the RB1 rankings, but he could have a bounce-back season if he stays healthy in what should be an improved Giants offense.

    Jun 2 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Could Catch More Passes In 2022

    The New York Giants have featured a bunch of empty sets and pre-snap motion in their offense during organized team activities this week. A healthy running back Saquon Barkley is expected to catch a lot of passes this year from quarterback Daniel Jones, who has been getting the ball out quickly in head coach Brian Daboll's new offense. Barkley was lined up in the slot on one play with Matt Breida in the backfield and ran a deep post. The 25-year-old former second overall pick was a Pro Bowler and played a full season in his rookie campaign, but he's been injury prone ever since and will likely fall in 2022 fantasy drafts as a result. There's still plenty of upside if Barkley can stay healthy, though, after he had 593 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 162 carries in 13 games last year. He added 41 receptions for 263 yards and two scores through the air.

    May 19 · Source via Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2018NYG16338.321.185383.037.223.926113075.0111121917217.940
    2019NYG13218.116.873783.432.822.321710034.62673524388.420
    2020NYG212.46.26750.421.114.019341.790966010.000
    2021NYG13130.110.051361.426.216.81625933.66257412636.421

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DENL 13-273.22948.321.71310262.6003111.000
    2@WASL 29-307.95884.123.21613574.38032126.000
    3ATLL 14-1718.46085.732.92316513.19176437.200
    4@NOW 27-2127.15688.930.21913524.001657414.810
    5@DALL 20-440.969.04.53294.500100-00
    11@TBL 10-308.63662.120.7126254.17066315.200
    12PHIW 13-77.35286.730.01813403.08054133.300
    13@MIAL 9-2010.44975.430.82011555.00096193.200
    14@LACL 21-3717.03855.127.51916644.000333110.310
    15DALL 6-219.43758.736.52315503.33084246.001
    16@PHIL 10-343.32634.221.11615322.13011-4-4.000
    17@CHIL 3-2910.23053.639.322211024.860100-00
    18WASL 7-226.43660.025.01511302.73043196.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 6
    Receiving: 54, 18

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1PITL 16-269.65986.835.3241560.400966010.000
    2@CHIL 13-172.8812.36.244287.000000-00

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@DALL 17-3515.95579.724.6171112010.91064194.800
    2BUFL 14-2821.06187.135.725181075.94173289.300
    3@TBW 32-315.72436.920.0138101.25054276.800
    7ARIL 21-2715.56185.932.42318724.0015382.700
    8@DETL 26-3124.36182.439.22919643.370108799.910
    9DALL 18-3712.55981.930.62214282.000866711.200
    10@NYJL 27-345.65981.925.0181310.08055306.000
    12@CHIL 14-197.05896.733.32017593.4703210.500
    13GBL 13-3113.06495.538.82619834.370733210.700
    14@PHIL 17-238.24994.240.42117663.8804310.300
    15MIAW 36-2028.35479.442.629241124.67254317.800
    16@WASW 41-3541.96897.137.126221898.591449022.510
    17PHIL 17-3419.26486.528.42117925.41143258.300

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 27, 7, 1, 10, 67, 68
    Receiving: 4, 33

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