Saquon Barkley

RB · Philadelphia Eagles

Height 5'11" Weight 233
DOB 1997-02-09 Age 27.2
College Penn State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 4 (Tier 1) · ADP (12-team PPR): 2.01, 13th

Fantasy Advice

Barkley is disgruntled. Barkley wants a new contract. We expect Barkley to play this season, even if necessary on the franchise tag. It is definitely a raw deal being a workhorse RB in the NFL this era - they get no respect. In terms of talent, opportunity, and assuming there is no holdout, I expect the Giants offense to improve from last season's already impressive jump into fantasy relevance thanks to HC Brian Daboll. Most of the improvement needs to come from Daniel Jones, but an improved Jones keeps defenses more off balance, allowing Saquon to do his thing.

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 1
2Christian McCaffrey, SF927.81.0318.5
3Austin Ekeler, LAC528.91.0518.8
4Saquon Barkley, NYG1327.22.0115.8
Tier 2
5Nick Chubb, CLE528.32.0215.6
6Tony Pollard, DAL726.92.0414.3
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Why the Eagles don't think they overspent on Saquon Barkley

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    Owner Jeffrey Lurie and GM Howie Roseman believe Barkley will play a central role in the offense.

    Mar 30 · ESPN Philadelphia Eagles Saquon Barkley
  • Eagles' Barkley 'forever grateful' for Giants fans

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    At his introductory news conference with the Eagles, Saquon Barkley says he will be "forever grateful" to Giants fans.

    Mar 15 · ESPN Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Landon Dickerson Signs Four-Year Extension With Eagles

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    The Philadelphia Eagles and Pro Bowl guard Landon Dickerson agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The deal makes the 25-year-old the highest-paid guard in terms of average base salary ($21 million) after making two Pro Bowls in his first three seasons in the NFL. The loss of future Hall-of-Fame center Jason Kelce will be tough to deal with, but locking up Dickerson long-term will help Philly's chances to continue being dominant up front. He'll now block for star running back Saquon Barkley in 2024.

    Mar 11 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley Joining Eagles

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    Free-agent running back Saquon Barkley is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year, $37.75 million deal. The deal includes $26 million in guaranteed money and has an additional $9 million available in incentives. After a 2018 rookie season that saw the former Penn State star go for over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, he has struggled to stay healthy over a chunk of the next five years of his career. He missed 21 games from 2019 to 2021. He bounced back in 2022 with 1,312 rushing yards but regressed to 962 yards in 14 games in 2023. However, the Eagles believe in him as a game-changing running back, as his average salary ($12.58 million) ranks only below Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Jonathan Taylor. Although the Eagles' offensive line could take a hit after the retirement of Jason Kelce, Barkley should be playing behind the best offensive line of his career in 2024. He will have an immediate high-end RB1 upside in fantasy football.

    Mar 11 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Eagles, Texans Involved With Saquon Barkley

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    The Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans are both interested in signing free-agent running back Saquon Barkley, according to SNY's Connor Hughes. The New York Giants are also interested in keeping Barkley around, but he may be plucked away by another team. Although the former first-rounder has a lengthy injury history, he's viewed as the best option in a top-heavy free-agent running back market this offseason. The 27-year-old two-time Pro Bowler took a step back in 2023, although he didn't have much of a chance with quarterback Daniel Jones (knee) hurt while running behind an atrocious offensive line. Barkley finished with 962 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 247 carries while adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more TDs in 14 games. Regardless of where Barkley is playing in 2024, he'll be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Mar 11 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Houston Texans Saquon Barkley
  • Chargers, Ravens, Bears Among "Serious Suitors" For Saquon Barkley

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    Running back Saquon Barkley is one of the highest-profile free agents in this year’s cycle, and there have been plenty of rumors concerning his next destination already. Some of those rumors may be solidifying into something more concrete. Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com spoke with more than a dozen managers, executives, coaches, scouts and agents, and […]

    Mar 10 · Pro Football Rumors Los Angeles Chargers Chicago Bears Baltimore Ravens Saquon Barkley
  • Eagles Reportedly Interested In Saquon Barkley

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    Impending Free-agent running back Saquon Barkley already has several teams interested in signing him. However, most interestingly, the Eagles have emerged as a franchise to watch. The 27-year-old has spent the last six seasons in New York since being taken No. 2 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. He's had some dominant fantasy seasons, although he was most productive as a rookie. But he's also battled more than his share of injuries over the years, a source of fantasy managers' frequent frustration. Barkley didn't have a horrible year in 2023-24, totaling 10 touchdowns while falling 38 rushing yards short of 1,000. Yet, he missed three more games. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that teams like the Cowboys and Ravens are a few other teams rumored to be in the running to get Barkley to sign on the dotted line. There's also a chance he remains with the Giants. The Eagles also haven't prioritized the running back position, so any potential deal could fall through before it has a chance to start. At any rate, the former Nittany Lion has the talent, but his fantasy outlook primarily hinges on whether he can remain healthy.

    Mar 9 · Source via Philadelphia Eagles Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Have Not Made Saquon Barkley Offer In Offseason

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    Saquon Barkley-Giants extension talks began in November 2022 and memorably ran up to the July 2023 deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals. Not much activity has transpired this offseason. Although the Giants met with Barkley at the Combine and are believed to be planning to make an offer to retain their Pro Bowl […]

    Mar 7 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Will Not Tag Saquon Barkley

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    Giants general manager Joe Schoen has left the door open to a second Saquon Barkley franchise tag being used this offseason. That will not be the case, however; New York will elect not to tag Barkley, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. This represents the expected outcome, as a free agent spell has long been on the horizon for […]

    Mar 5 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Don't Use Franchise Tag On Saquon Barkley

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    The New York Giants are not using the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley again, according to a source. It means that Barkley will hit the open market next week and will be one of the top free agents in a very good running back class this offseason. The franchise tag for the second straight year on Barkley would have cost the Giants $12.1 million in 2024. The 27-year-old probably won't reach that mark in free agency, but he could come close. The former first-rounder (second overall) in 2018 out of Penn State missed three more games due to injury in 2023 and really didn't have much of a chance behind an atrocious offensive line in New York, finishing with 962 rushing yards and six TDs on 247 carries, adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more scores. Barkley's 2024 fantasy value will be more clear once we know where he's playing, but as of right now he projects to be a risk/reward low-end RB1.

    Mar 5 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants, Saquon Barkley Resume Contract Talks

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    For the time being, Saquon Barkley remains on track for free agency. He would be be one of several veterans available on the open market, but a Giants agreement is still a possibility. Player and team resumed contract talks earlier this week during the Combine, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports. That falls in line with the […]

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Texans Saquon Barkley's Preferred Destination?

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    The Texans are among the teams to watch on the running back front, and a they will have no shortage of options to choose from in free agency. Several accomplished producers at the position are on track to be available, and Houston could be well-positioned for a splashy addition. After ranking 22nd in the league […]

    Mar 1 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Houston Texans Saquon Barkley
  • Saquon Barkley, Giants Have Good Initial Meeting

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    The New York Giants and impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley's representatives had a "good (initial) meeting" on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, according to a source. The Giants are reportedly open to multiple options, including memorializing Barkley's legacy as a Giants, pending an agreement on mutual terms. The 27-year-old is unlikely to receive the franchise tag for the second straight year, although the G-Men aren't ruling it out. If it makes sense financially for both sides, a long-term extension makes the most sense, but the Giants will be way given Barkley's long injury history. Wherever he lands in 2024, Barkley will be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers after he missed three more games with injury in 2023 and finished under 1,000 yards rushing for the third time in his six NFL seasons.

    Feb 29 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants GM: Saquon Barkley Tag Still In Play

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    Before the $255.4MM salary cap became a reality, a report indicated the Giants were highly unlikely to use their franchise tag on Saquon Barkley a second time. A subsequent rumor about an Xavier McKinney transition tag surfaced, injecting more intrigue into this situation. But the cap came in about $10MM north of the Giants’ expectations. […]

    Feb 28 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Not Ruling Out Franchise Tag For Saquon Barkley

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    New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen isn't ruling out using the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley, even though it was reported on Monday that they were unlikely to use it on him. "The franchise tag is not off the table. He wants a fair deal and I appreciate that," Schoen said. Using the franchise tag on the 27-year-old RB would cost the G-Men around $12.1 million in 2024, and it would be the second straight year they would have used the tag on him. Even after missing more time due to injury in 2023, Barkley would be a hot commodity at the position this offseason if he doesn't end up re-signing in New York. The two-time Pro Bowler averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 247 attempts for 962 rushing yards and six TDs in 14 games in 2023. No matter where he lands, the oft-injured RB will be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers.

    Feb 27 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Unlikely To Franchise Tag Saquon Barkley

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    The New York Giants will speak with impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley and explore a new deal with him, but they are unlikely to place the franchise tag on him for $12.109 million in 2024, according to sources. The 27-year-old could very well hit the open market when the new league year opens in March, but there's no denying that Barkley is the essence of New York's offense when he's healthy. The two-time Pro Bowler took a step back in 2023 and missed three games due to injury, finishing with 962 rushing yards on 247 carries (3.9 yards per carry) and six touchdowns while adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more TDs. Barkley could have a decent market if he reaches free agency, but he'll continue to be a risk/reward RB1 due to his extensive injury history.

    Feb 26 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Unlikely To Tag Saquon Barkley

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    This year’s window for teams to use the franchise tag to keep players out of free agency opened Monday, though action on this front generally takes place toward the window’s close. The Giants’ actions in 2023 showed that, but the tag deadline in New York might be quieter this year. The Giants tagged Saquon Barkley […]

    Feb 20 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants Considering Letting Saquon Barkley Test Free Agency?

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    The Athletic's Charlotte Carroll examined a hypothetical that seems to be gaining some traction lately: That the New York Giants should make an offer to running back Saquon Barkley early this offseason, and if he doesn't accept it, let him test free agency to see what the league thinks he's worth. Then before signing anything, Barkley gives the Giants a chance to match any offer from another team. "I wouldn't be against that. That's fair," Barkley said when posed that scenario last week. Working in Barkley's favor if he hits the open market is the fact that this year's RB class in the draft is considered weak. However, the free-agent class at the position is shaping up to be strong. The RB franchise tag is at $12.1 million in 2024, but the G-Men may prefer not to use it on a 27-year-old who missed another three games with a high-ankle sprain in 2023 and who also averaged under 4.0 yards per carry.

    Feb 16 · Source via New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants RB Saquon Barkley Speaks On Free Agency

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    Another week, another update on the contract situation of Giants running back Saquon Barkley. In the newest addition to the saga, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post makes the suggestion that the team faces a potential win-win scenario in letting Barkley test free agency, a strategy that Barkley claims he would welcome. In Dunleavy’s […]

    Feb 10 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Giants To Meet With Saquon Barkley's Camp At Combine

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    Following all the drama of last year’s offseason, not much has changed in New York concerning the contract of veteran running back Saquon Barkley. The Giants were able to avoid too much trouble with a one-year, $10.10MM band-aid, but with that year now come and gone, the two parties find themselves at quite a similar […]

    Feb 3 · Pro Football Rumors New York Giants Saquon Barkley
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2018NYG338.321.11685383.037.223.926113075.0111121917217.940
    2019NYG218.116.81373783.432.822.321710034.62673524388.420
    2020NYG12.46.226750.421.114.019341.790966010.000
    2021NYG128.19.91351346.619.916.81625933.66257412636.421
    2022NYG253.515.81685675.432.723.229513124.451076573385.900
    2023NYG200.714.31471764.927.821.92479623.89660412806.842

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DALL 0-407.8324564.322.91612514.25043124.000
    2@ARIW 31-2824.256697.135.32417633.71176294.810
    3@SFL 12-300.0---------------
    4SEAL 3-240.0---------------
    5@MIAL 16-310.0---------------
    6@BUFL 9-1411.8176077.937.72924933.8805451.300
    7WASW 14-717.395783.836.82521773.670434113.711
    8NYJL 10-1314.3126789.354.741361283.5605300.000
    9@LVL 6-3012.8144774.631.72016905.63043237.700
    10@DALL 17-496.6363561.428.11613665.08031-5-5.000
    11@WASW 31-1928.015090.934.51914835.930545714.320
    12NEW 10-75.7414280.828.81512463.8303166.000
    14GBW 24-2221.654885.742.92420864.30243155.001
    15@NOL 6-244.7463150.017.7119141.560222311.500
    16@PHIL 25-3315.9115688.946.02923803.4816341.300
    17LARL 25-267.3356689.224.31812393.25063196.300
    18PHIW 27-1022.754770.129.92018462.562225125.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 5, 1, 7, 2, 3
    Receiving: 9, 32, 24, 5

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1@TENW 21-2028.415083.341.725181649.11176305.000
    2CARW 19-1610.3176183.634.22521723.43043165.300
    3DALL 16-2320.656691.725.01814815.791444511.300
    4CHIW 20-1217.2126193.850.833311464.71022168.000
    5@GBW 27-2218.1154268.931.11913705.381633612.000
    6BALW 24-2017.095787.738.52522833.77133124.000
    7@JACW 23-1715.5136280.536.428241104.58044256.300
    8@SEAL 13-2713.7175280.038.52520532.6515393.000
    10HOUW 24-1622.535579.752.236351524.3411188.000
    11DETL 18-314.5405876.326.32015221.47052136.500
    12@DALL 20-2813.2194773.426.61711393.55164133.300
    13WAST 20-2016.685887.934.82318633.50155183.600
    14PHIL 22-485.8312031.317.2119283.110222010.000
    15@WASW 20-1220.595485.741.32618874.83185336.600
    16@MINL 24-2723.326391.334.82414846.001108496.100
    17INDW 38-106.3395079.425.41612584.83042-5-2.500
    18@PHIL 16-220.0---------------
    WC@MINW 31-2425.4-6590.320.8159535.892655611.200
    DP@PHIL 7-389.2-3465.423.1129616.780322110.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 36, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 13, 3, 27, 28, 2

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1DENL 13-273.2522947.521.31310262.6003111.000
    2@WASL 29-307.9305884.123.21613574.38032126.000
    3ATLL 14-1718.4106085.732.92316513.19176437.200
    4@NOW 27-2127.135688.930.21913524.001657414.810
    5@DALL 20-440.97568.84.43294.500100-00
    6LARL 11-380.0---------------
    7CARW 25-30.0---------------
    8@KCL 17-200.0---------------
    9LVW 23-160.0---------------
    11@TBL 10-308.6213662.120.7126254.17066315.200
    12PHIW 13-77.3315286.730.01813403.08054133.300
    13@MIAL 9-2010.4214975.430.82011555.00096193.200
    14@LACL 21-3717.0113855.127.51916644.000333110.310
    15DALL 6-217.4323758.736.52315503.33084246.001
    16@PHIL 10-343.3522634.221.11615322.13011-4-4.000
    17@CHIL 3-2910.2283053.639.322211024.860100-00
    18WASL 7-226.4423660.025.01511302.73043196.300

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

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsRB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1PITL 16-269.6305986.835.3241560.400966010.000
    2@CHIL 13-172.864812.36.244287.000000-00
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