Fantasy Football News & Views

Search for order by

BAL  BUF  CIN  CLE  DEN  HOU  IND  JAX  KC  LAC  LV  MIA  NE  NYJ  PIT  TEN  
ARI  ATL  CAR  CHI  DAL  DET  GB  LAR  MIN  NO  NYG  PHI  SEA  SF  TB  WAS  

QB   RB   WR   TE   PK   |    All Non-IDP    |    DT   DE   DL   ILB   OLB   LB   CB   S   DB     |      Footballguys View     |     All the news     |     FBG News Blogger Archive


Got Scoop? Click Here to send us your breaking news!
RSS Feed:             News Items Powered By:USA Today - Fantasy Score

  Giants | Saquon Barkley not worried about contract    Thu May 14, 12:57 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley, who is entering the third-year of his rookie contract, doesn't sound concerned about getting a new contract at some point. 'I'm a big believer in taking care of the little things first. I'm going to be the best player and leader I can be. If I take care of that, the rest will take care of itself,' Barkley said. He also noted he was excited to see the team adding to the offensive line during the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Barkley wants to have a bounce-back season in 2020. The team struggled last year on offense and Barkley played while banged up (in addition to missing three games). Even in a down season, Barkley was a top-10 fantasy running back. If healthy and effective or productive as he was as a rookie, Barkley can finish as a top-3 back. He has a current ADP of RB2 (1.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley much less elusive in 2019    Wed Mar 25, 11:07 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley managed to break only 16 tackles on 217 rushing attempts last season - once every 13.6 carries - after doing so 30 times on 261 attempts in 2018 - once every 8.7 attempts.

Footballguys view: Barkley wasn't healthy last year. We don't need advanced data to see that. Anyone could watch him play and know that he wasn't right compared to the player we saw when he was a rookie in 2018. We're expecting Barkley to have a bounce-back season in 2020.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | G-Men put up fight in season finale    Sun Dec 29, 08:09 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones completed 28-of-47 passes for 301 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, while also rushing for 26 yards. RB Saquon Barkley rushed 17 times for 92 yards and a score, while adding three receptions for 25 yards on four targets. TE Kaden Smith showed out with eight grabs for 98 yards on 11 targets, and WR Golden Tate finished up with five catches for 68 yards and a score. WR Darius Slayton wrapped it up with four receptions for 50 yards, while WR Sterling Shepard ended the campaign with five catches for 39 yards on 10 targets.

Link to story
Golden Tate player page
Sterling Shepard player page
Saquon Barkley player page
Daniel Jones player page
Kaden Smith player page
Darius Slayton player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley erupts for huge game    Sun Dec 22, 08:29 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rumbled 22 times for 189 yards and a touchdown while adding four grabs for 90 yards and a score on four targets in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley has monster game    Sun Dec 15, 07:43 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 24 times for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins while posting four grabs for 31 yards on five targets.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley ready to shake slump?    Sat Dec 14, 09:34 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he is feeling 'healthier and healthier' ahead of a Week 15 matchup with a Miami Dolphins team ranked 31st in the NFL in rushing defense.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley does very little again    Mon Dec 9, 11:55 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 17 times for 66 yards in Week 14 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added three catches for just one yard on four targets.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley posts over 100 total yards    Sun Dec 1, 05:19 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries against the Green Bay Packers in Week 13. He also caught three passes for 32 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley got going as a runner to an extent but he still had little effect on the outcome of this game and fantasy matchups this week. He'll still be in lineups next week against the Eagles, but expectations will be low.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley slumping    Sat Nov 30, 10:38 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley has failed to score in three straight games and has been held to less than 3.5 yards per rush in four straight.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley not blaming slump on injury    Wed Nov 27, 10:58 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley was adamant Wednesday, Nov. 27, that his relatively poor play of late isn't the result of injury. 'Did I look hurt?' Barkley said, interrupting a question about a 22-yard run against the Chicago Bears in Week 12. 'I know that's where you're going towards (with this question). So did I look hurt? No. So let's stop making an excuse that I'm hurt. I'm not hurt. Let's stop making an excuse that I'm not 100%. No one's 100%.'

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley just so-so in Week 12    Sun Nov 24, 07:20 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 17 times a game-high 59 yards while adding two grabs for just one yard on three targets in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Barkley dropped an early pass that could been a nice gain and never created any momentum in this game despite a good matchup against the Akiem Hicks-less Bears run defense. He'll face a possibly even better matchup against the Packers run defense next week.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley held in check    Sun Nov 10, 05:39 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for one yard on 13 carries against the New York Jets in Week 10. He also caught five passes for 30 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley was frustrated all day and couldn't get going against a Jets defense missing many front seven defenders. The bye this week should be good for him.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley bottled up in run game    Tue Nov 5, 12:38 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 14 times for just 28 yards in Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys. He did managed six grabs for 67 yards, squirting free for a 65-yard big play, but that was all he could muster.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley productive in run, pass game    Sun Oct 27, 05:33 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 64 yards on 19 carries against the Detroit Lions in Week 8. He also caught eight passes for 79 yards and one touchdown during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley didn't look affected by his ankle injury this week after coming up gimpy at times last week. He's back to being one of the most valuable players in fantasy football.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley poised for big game?    Fri Oct 25, 10:07 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley faces the Detroit Lions in Week 8, and the Lions have the 28th-ranked run defense in the NFL.

Footballguys view: Barkley is poised for a big game every week he plays, regardless of the opponent. However, against a poor rush defense like the Lions he should have a field day. Barkley is a no-brainer starter every week for Fantasy GMs.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley a full participant    Fri Oct 25, 03:53 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is not on the injury report for Week 8.

Footballguys view: Barkley looked a little gimpy at times last week but should be back to his normal self against a Lions defense that is still weary from chasing Dalvin Cook last week.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley gets in full practice    Thu Oct 24, 02:50 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley listed as limited    Wed Oct 23, 03:01 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley back with a touchdown    Sun Oct 20, 04:57 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was back in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he finished with 18 runs for 72 yards and a touchdown while adding three grabs for eight yards on five targets.

Footballguys view: Barkley didn't seem to be 100% in this game, but he was effective enough to contribute to fantasy teams. We'll be watching the practice reports to see if he aggravated his ankle injury.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley fully practices    Fri Oct 18, 03:07 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Barkley is back. Do not hesitate to start him as an RB1 against the Cardinals in Week 7.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley not on injury report    Fri Oct 18, 12:45 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) does not appear on the team's Week 7 injury report and is expected to play Sunday, Oct. 20, against the Arizona Cardinals.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Full practice for Saquon Barkley    Thu Oct 17, 03:40 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Footballguys view: Do not worry about starting Barkley. He's back a bit early from this ankle injury but should be more than good to go.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | NY Giants' Thursday practice report    Thu Oct 17, 03:14 PM

New York Giants CB Corey Ballentine (concussion) was unable to practice for a second straight day on Thursday, Oct. 17. WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) was limited for a second straight day. RB Wayne Gallman (concussion), DL Olsen Pierre (concussion), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and TE Evan Engram (knee) were full participants.

Link to story
Olsen Pierre player page
Sterling Shepard player page
Evan Engram player page
Wayne Gallman player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley practices fully    Wed Oct 16, 01:24 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Footballguys view: Barkley is back and what a week to return. The Giants face an inept Cardinals defense on Sunday and of course all Fantasy GMs are starting the superstar runner.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley practices    Mon Oct 14, 11:33 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) took part in individual drills during the light practice Monday, Oct. 14.

Footballguys view: Barkley is getting close to a return. We'll see if he can do more as the week of practice rolls on. The Giants have a sweet matchup on Sunday against a bad Cardinals defense.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley working toward return    Fri Oct 11, 02:10 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) could return in Week 7, head coach Pat Shurmur said Friday, Oct. 11. 'We'll see,' Shurmur said. 'He's made good progress. He was out there running around (Friday). We'll see what the week brings.'

Footballguys view: The Giants got nothing from their running game vs New England but should get Wayne Gallman back from his concussion at worst. Barkley is the most important player in the offense so the team will conservative with his return.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | New York Giants Week 6 inactives    Thu Oct 10, 07:03 PM

The New York Giants have declared RB Saquon Barkley, WR Sterling Shepard, TE Evan Engram, RB Wayne Gallman, G Chad Slade, OT Eric Smith and LB Tae Davis inactive for Week 6.

Link to story
Sterling Shepard player page
Evan Engram player page
Wayne Gallman player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Week 6 injury report for Giants    Wed Oct 9, 02:04 PM

New York Giants TE Evan Engram (knee), RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 6. RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice but has been ruled out. LB Lorenzo Carter (neck) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), OT Nate Solder (ankle), LB Josiah Tauaefa (knee) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

Link to story
Alec Ogletree player page
Sterling Shepard player page
Evan Engram player page
Wayne Gallman player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley ruled out    Wed Oct 9, 01:03 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was ruled out for Week 6.

Footballguys view: Barkley is getting closer but he's not ready yet. Jon Hilliman is going to be the Giants starter in a tough matchup against the Patriots on Thursday.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Tuesday's practice report for NY Giants    Tue Oct 8, 05:40 PM

New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) and WR Sterling Shepard (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day Tuesday, Oct. 8. TE Evan Engram (knee), RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Lorenzo Carter (neck) were limited. LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), OT Nate Solder (ankle), LB Josiah Tauaefa (knee) and LB Tae Davis (concussion) fully participated in practice Tuesday.

Link to story
Alec Ogletree player page
Sterling Shepard player page
Evan Engram player page
Wayne Gallman player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley unlikely for Week 6    Tue Oct 8, 09:01 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is unlikely to return Thursday, Oct. 10, to play in Week 6, according to sources.

Footballguys view: The Giants are likely to be without backup Wayne Gallman too. That means we could see Jon Hilliman as the lead back.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley may play in Week 6    Mon Oct 7, 07:25 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) has a chance to play in the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Pat Shurmur.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley listed as limited    Mon Oct 7, 05:28 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 7.

Footballguys view: It's unbelievable that Barkley could be back in the near future. Barkley's practice status needs to be monitored closely this week. The Giants play the Patriots on Thursday night.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley could return for Week 6    Sun Oct 6, 11:51 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) appears to have a realistic chance of playing in Week 6's game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Oct. 10, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Week 5 New York Giants inactives    Sun Oct 6, 11:44 AM

The New York Giants have declared LB Alec Ogletree, QB Alex Tanney, DE Lorenzo Carter, RB Saquon Barkley, LB Tae Davis, OG Chad Slade and OL Eric Smith inactive for Week 5.

Footballguys view: Barkley could return for next week's Thursday night game vs. New England.

Link to story
Alex Tanney player page
Alec Ogletree player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | NY Giants' injury report for Week 5    Fri Oct 4, 05:31 PM

New York Giants LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 5 versus the Minnesota Vikings. LB Tae Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week and has been ruled out. RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Oct. 4, and has also been ruled out. LB Lorenzo Carter (neck) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. OG Kevin Zeitler (shoulder), RB Wayne Gallman (neck) and OT Nate Solder (neck) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Link to story
Alec Ogletree player page
Wayne Gallman player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley ruled out    Fri Oct 4, 12:38 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) on Friday, Oct. 4, was ruled out for Week 5.

Footballguys view: Wayne Gallman is a what the heck flex this week with some potential in PPR leagues after he showed good skills in the passing game last week. The Vikings should be able to bottle him up as a runner. Barkley is aiming for a return Thursday to face the Patriots.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley misses practice    Thu Oct 3, 05:20 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.

Footballguys view: Barkley hasn't been ruled out yet and might still return this week. He appears to have tremendous healing powers.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley not ruled out    Thu Oct 3, 11:31 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) hasn't been ruled out for Week 5. Head coach Pat Shurmur said they'll 'bring Saquon back as quickly and smartly as possible.'

Footballguys view: Barkley was supposed to miss at least a month with this ankle injury. There's a chance he could be back this week but that might be a bit outlandish. Wayne Gallman has a neck injury and has been limited in practice this week. He's still the lead back while Barkley is out.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Wednesday practice report for NYG    Wed Oct 2, 04:29 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and OG Kevin Zeitler (shoulder) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2. LB Lorenzo Carter (neck), LB Tae Davis (concussion) and OT Nate Solder (neck) were limited during practice.

Link to story
Alec Ogletree player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley ahead of schedule?    Wed Oct 2, 11:56 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) was jogging and working on the side with trainers Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Footballguys view: Barkley is a physical freak, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him get back a little earlier from this injury. His timetable is still another five to seven weeks, but this seems like a big step in his rehabilitation.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Week 4 New York Giants inactives    Sun Sep 29, 11:40 AM

The New York Giants have declared LB Alec Ogletree, QB Alex Tanney, RB Saquon Barkley, LB Tae Davis, OG Chad Slade, OL Eric Smith and TE Kaden Smith inactive for Week 4.

Link to story
Alex Tanney player page
Alec Ogletree player page
Saquon Barkley player page
Kaden Smith player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley believes he can return sooner than expected    Sun Sep 29, 11:08 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) reportedly believes he can fully recover from a high-ankle sprain in less time than initially expected. However, the team's training staff will make sure he's being cautious enough in his rehab.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | NY Giants' injury report for Week 4    Fri Sep 27, 03:06 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LB Tae Davis (concussion) and LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 4 against the Washington Redskins. WR Bennie Fowler (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but has been removed from the injury report. DL Olsen Pierre (knee), LB Lorenzo Carter (elbow), and WR Cody Latimer (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 27, and no longer appear on the injury report.

Link to story
Alec Ogletree player page
Cody Latimer player page
Bennie Fowler player page
Olsen Pierre player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley officially ruled out    Fri Sep 27, 01:27 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) on Friday, Sept. 27, was declared out of Week 4 with an ankle injury.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Thursday practice report for Giants    Thu Sep 26, 04:28 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LB Tae Davis (concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), DT Olsen Pierre (knee) and WR Russell Shepard (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 26. WR Bennie Fowler (hamstring) was limited during practice, while LB Lorenzo Carter (elbow) and WR Cody Latimer (concussion) fully participated in practice.

Link to story
Russell Shepard player page
Alec Ogletree player page
Cody Latimer player page
Bennie Fowler player page
Olsen Pierre player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley avoids surgery    Thu Sep 26, 01:12 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) received a second opinion, which didn't recommend surgery on his ankle.

Footballguys view: No surgery and no Injured Reserve designation for Barkley according to Giants head coach Pat Shurmur. Look for Barkley to return at the latest around Week 12 (the Giants have a Week 11 bye). In the meantime, Wayne Gallman will be their lead back although we don't think he's getting a Barkley-like workload.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Wednesday practice report for NYG    Wed Sep 25, 03:34 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), LB Tae Davis (concussion), LB Alec Ogletree (hamstring), DT Olsen Pierre (knee) and WR Russell Shepard (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 25. LB Lorenzo Carter (elbow), WR Bennie Fowler (hamstring) and WR Cody Latimer (concussion) were limited during practice.

Link to story
Russell Shepard player page
Alec Ogletree player page
Cody Latimer player page
Bennie Fowler player page
Olsen Pierre player page
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley seeking second opinion    Tue Sep 24, 02:52 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) underwent testing and was examined recently by team consultant Dr. Martin O'Malley - an ankle specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Footballguys view: A high-ankle sprain can linger if not given enough time to heal. The reports from around the team indicate we could be looking at a 4-8 week absence (with the longer time period more likely) for the talented back. Barkley is also scheduled to meet with Dr. Robert Anderson for an additional opinion Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page


  Giants | Saquon Barkley injury timeline update    Mon Sep 23, 12:48 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is expected to be sidelined anywhere from four to eight weeks - with the longer timeline being the more likely of the two outcomes - with the high-ankle sprain he suffered in Week 3 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Footballguys view: High-ankle sprains are known to linger if not given enough time to properly heal. The Giants will move forward with Wayne Gallman as their starter while Barkley is out. They have Elijhaa Penny on the roster too, but he's a fullback. They should sign another back or two to the active roster. Jon Hillman and Austin Walter are on their practice squad at this time. We'll see if they promote from within or sign someone off the street.

Link to story
Saquon Barkley player page