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  Giants | Saquon Barkley will not play    Fri Aug 16, 04:47 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley will not play in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, according to a source.

Footballguys view: There's no need to risk injury to their superstar running back. We should see a bit of Barkley in the dress rehearsal for the regular season aka the third week of the preseason.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley to sit out    Thu Aug 8, 06:17 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley tops in long gains    Tue Jul 16, 01:40 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley led all running backs with 12 runs of at least 25 yards in 2018.

Footballguys view: Barkley can rip off big runs with ease. He did that in college and wasted no time doing the same thing in the pros. Barkley is a top-43 fantasy running back this year and worthy of a top-5 pick in any format. In fact, Barkley is going off the board at RB1 (1.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley solid against stacked fronts    Fri Jul 5, 03:22 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley ran for 560 yards when the defense had eight or more men in the box in 2018 - the second-best mark in the league - according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: Barkley had one of the best rookie seasons for a running back in NFL history. The Giants passing attack isn't going to be much of a threat with either Eli Manning or Daniel Jones at quarterback. That means their offense will be as much of Barkley as possible. He's a top-4 lock in any draft in any format. Barkley's current ADP is RB1 (1.02) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley wants the ball    Sun Jun 2, 09:22 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he is not worried about his workload. 'I don't think any number is too high for me,' Barkley said. 'Whether it's 350 touches, 400 touches or less touches.'

Footballguys view: Give him the damn ball! Barkley is built to be a workhorse and can take any touch to the house. As a rookie in 2018, Barkley had 261 carries for 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns -- plus, he caught 91 receptions for 721 yards and four touchdowns. His 2,028 yards from scrimmage led the NFL and there's a chance for more in 2019. He's a top-3 pick in any format and an easy consideration for the No. 1 overall pick in your fantasy league.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley doesn't understand critics    Thu Apr 18, 12:17 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said Thursday, April 18, he fails to understand the critics who said the Giants should've selected a quarterback over him in the 2018 NFL Draft. 'If a Rookie of the Year (award) doesn't sway that mindset I don't know what will,' Barkley said.

Footballguys view: Haters are gonna hate...and Barkley is okay with that. Barkley is phenomenal, and all those that doubted him coming out of Penn State (and there are more than will admit) look foolish given the top-level production he had as a rookie with the Giants. We're excited to see what Barkley can do for an encore in 2019.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley earns OROY honors    Sat Feb 2, 09:44 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley was named the 2018 Offensive Rookie of the Year Saturday, Feb. 2.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley runs off with award    Thu Jan 31, 12:13 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley has been named the 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year, as decided by an online vote of fans.

Footballguys view: This is an easy call, although Phillip Lindsay's accomplishments were more unlikely and impressive considering his UDFA pedigree, and no one would have argued if Colts linebacker Darius Leonard won the award.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley eyeing big plays    Fri Jan 25, 10:18 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley said he left 'so many' big plays on the field in 2018. 'You're going to leave plays on the field, but you can learn from it and you can get better,' Barkley said.

Footballguys view: Barkley had a long run of 78 yards in 2018, the 5th-longest carry of the season. He's got the big play ability anytime he touches the ball and is certainly the centerpiece of the Giants offense going forward. Now they just need to upgrade the weapons around him, specifically at the quarterback position.

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  Giants | Big plays for Saquon Barkley    Thu Jan 3, 11:21 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley's 16 rushes of 20-plus yards were five more than any other player in the NFL in 2018.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley runs for 109 yards, TD    Sun Dec 30, 08:28 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he added four receptions for 33 yards on eight targets.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley breaks rookie record    Sun Dec 30, 02:26 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley recorded his 89th reception of the season during the Week 17 game, which sets the NFL record for most receptions by a running back during their rookie season.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley can reach milestone    Sun Dec 30, 12:46 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley needs 114 scrimmage yards in Week 17 on Sunday, Dec. 30, to join Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James as the only rookie running backs with 2,000 scrimmage yards.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley bottled up    Sun Dec 23, 08:13 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 21 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 34 yards in a 28-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 16.

Footballguys view: The Colts corralled Barkley for most of the day, but he was still a success in PPR leagues. His floor games are better than many running backs ceiling games. He'll be a consideration in the top three picks next year.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley posts 56 total yards    Sun Dec 16, 05:28 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries against the Tennessee Titans in Week 15. He also caught four passes for 25 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley got a lot of teams this far in the fantasy playoffs, but he didn't help teams in Week 15. The Giants offense is sputtering without Odell Beckham and it's hurting Barkley's outlook. He'll get a resurgent Colts defense next week.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley gashes Washington    Sun Dec 9, 08:10 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 14 times for 170 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 27 yards in a 40-16 win over the Washington Redskins in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Washington held Barkley down in the first matchup, but did no such thing in this one. In addition to a long score, Barkley almost had a second and could have had a bigger game if Eli Manning wasn't so good at finishing drives with passes in this one.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley feeling OK    Mon Dec 3, 02:10 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (shoulder) told reporters his shoulder feels 'fine' Monday, Dec. 3.

Footballguys view: Barkley has the size and toughness to take a lot of punishment. With 195 carries and 74 receptions so far, Barkley is certainly getting a huge workload. We might see him limited just a bit in practice this week due to this minor shoulder ailment. Barkley is a must-start RB1 for Fantasy GMs in the fantasy playoffs which start this week in most leagues.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley runs wild    Sun Dec 2, 10:24 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 24 times for 125 yards and caught three passes for 21 yards in a 30-27 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 13.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley sure handed    Thu Nov 29, 10:35 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is one of two running backs this season with 800 rushing yards and no fumbles.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley scores twice    Sun Nov 25, 08:08 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 13 times for 101 yard and a touchdown and caught seven passes for 41 yards and another score in a 25-22 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 12.

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  Giants | Three scores for Saquon Barkley    Sun Nov 18, 08:34 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 27 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 10 yards and another score in a 38-35 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 11.

Footballguys view: Barkley was heavily used as a runner with the Giants leading the whole way. He should be a top DFS consideration against the Eagles defense that has been very soft against the run the last two weeks.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley has solid outing    Mon Nov 12, 11:31 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 67 yards on 20 carries against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 10. He also caught four passes for 33 yards during the game.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley involved in passing game    Sun Oct 28, 06:05 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley caught nine passes for 73 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 8. He also rushed for 38 yards on 13 carries during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley didn't really affect of the outcome of the game, but 100+ total yards and heavy passing game usage made him a PPR hit anyway.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley totals 94 yards, TD    Mon Oct 22, 11:22 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 14 times for a team-high 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, Oct. 22, and he added nine receptions for 51 yards on 10 targets.

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  Giants | Best still to come for Saquon Barkley?    Thu Oct 18, 10:29 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is 'just scratching the surface of his talent,' according to QB Eli Manning.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley does it all    Thu Oct 11, 11:43 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 13 times for 130 yards and a touchdown and caught nine passes for 99 yards in a 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

Footballguys view: Barkley was unstoppable, but unfortunately the rest of the Giants offense was very stoppable. He's among the top five players in value right now despite his surroundings with the Falcons up next.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley scores two TDs    Sun Oct 7, 08:21 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) rushed 15 times for 48 yards in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers and he added four catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns. On his second score, he appears to roll his ankle jumping into the end zone.

Footballguys view: Barkley was actually contained by the Panthers defense, but scored on a long pass from Odell Beckham and also scored what could have been the game-winning score. He has a short week of rest before a Thursday game so we will watch the injury reports closely.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley tallies 100 total yards    Sun Sep 30, 11:58 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed 10 times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 56 yards in a 33-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 4.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley continues strong play    Sun Sep 23, 05:18 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 82 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries against the Houston Texans in Week 3. He also caught five passes for 35 yards during the game.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley has bruised knee    Sun Sep 23, 01:38 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) suffered a bruised knee in the first quarter of the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans, but will return to the contest.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley sets franchise record    Mon Sep 17, 08:39 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley recorded a franchise record with 14 receptions (for 80 yards) in the Week 2 game against the Dallas Cowboys. The previous mark was 13, set by RB Tiki Barber on Jan. 2, 2000, also against the Cowboys.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley eclipses 100 total yards again    Mon Sep 17, 03:39 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley carried 11 times for only 28 yards but caught 14 of his 16 targets for 80 yards in Week 2 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley has terrific debut    Sun Sep 9, 05:52 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. He also caught two passes for 22 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Barkley was ineffective on most of his carries and then broke multiple tackles and ran away from the Jaguars defense. He'll be a threat to score on any touch and probably deliver on his ADP despite long stretches of ineffectivness against disciplined defense. The Cowboys are up next week.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley pronounces self fit for Week 1    Mon Sep 3, 01:07 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) told the team's website he is 'definitely ready for a full workload' in Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Footballguys view: We can't wait to see Barkley on the field in the regular season. A full workload as the centerpiece of an offense means Barkley has RB1 upside for Fantasy GMs provided he stays healthy.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley takes part in practice    Sun Aug 26, 07:55 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) participated in team drills during practice Sunday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: This is a great sign for Barkley's Week 1 availability and effectiveness, as long as he makes it through the next two weeks of practice without incident.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley prepping for Week 1    Fri Aug 24, 10:57 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) said his injured hamstring is feeling 'good,' and he expects to be ready to face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley remains out of practice    Wed Aug 22, 11:51 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) remains out of practice Wednesday, Aug. 22. He caught some stationary passes and continues his rehab work on the side.

Footballguys view: The Giants are going to be extremely cautious with Barkley. As long as we see him get in a full practice in the days leading up to Week 1, we shouldn't worry about his status or likelihood of re-injury.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley unlikely to play Friday    Tue Aug 21, 01:21 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is 'doing more and more each day,' according to head coach Pat Shurmur, who added Barkley is unlikely to play n the team's Week 3 preseason game versus the New York Jets on Friday Aug. 24.

Footballguys view: Barkley should be the centerpiece for the Giants offense in 2018. There's no need to rush him back during the rest of the preseason. If he doesn't play in Week 3 of the preseason then he's unlikely to play in the preseason finale when mostly players on the bubble play. This injury may drop Barkley's ADP just a tad, but he's currently sitting at RB6 (1.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley still not practicing    Mon Aug 20, 11:44 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) remained out of practice Monday, Aug. 20, as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: Keep an eye on this situation. Barkley has the talent to be a first round pick for Fantasy GMs (near the turn) and there is the potential for him to be a superstar as the centerpiece of the Giants offense. He'll need to get healthy and stay healthy to play up to those high expectations. Barkley did take part in team warmups and was spending practice participating in individual drills on the side.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley remains sidelined    Sun Aug 19, 04:09 PM

New York Giants WR Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: The team will be smart and take it slow with Barkley. It's likely we don't see him on a field until the season opener against the Jaguars. Hopefully he is practicing in full, but either way we will hold our collective breath on his first few touches with the risk of aggravation looming.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley to sit Friday    Fri Aug 17, 05:44 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) has been ruled out of the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: We may see Barkley next week, but the best course of action for the Giants is make sure Barkley's hamstring is as healed as it can be by the time the Week 1 game against the Jaguars comes around.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley idle Thursday    Thu Aug 16, 10:25 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is out of practice again Thursday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys view: Nothing to see here, move along. As much as the Giants desperately need his help in the regular season, they won't risk him a ton in preseason. He's going as a top ten fantasy running back, and while that's always a little scary with rookies, we think his talent warrants it, hamstring issues or not.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley likely out Friday    Thu Aug 16, 02:34 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 15, and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 17. The injury is not considered serious, and Barkley is day to day.

Footballguys view: The team can ill afford to have Barkley hurt or injured, given their short-term plans to win a Super Bowl before Eli Manning hangs up his spurs. Already a top-10 pick in fantasy drafts, the hamstring injury doesn't give owners pause, nor does it make us worry. The Giants will be cautious with him, and so we won't see him a ton in meaningless preseason games.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley working on the side    Tue Aug 14, 11:02 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) is working with a resistance band on the sidelines at practice Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Footballguys view: Barkley's hamstring injury sounds minor, but the team will likely err on the cautious side in handling him, which might mean we won't see him again in the preseason.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley has strain    Mon Aug 13, 05:27 PM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) suffered a mild hamstring strain during practice Monday, Aug. 13.

Footballguys view: Hamstring strains can be problematic if not given enough time to heal. Barkley was great in his preseason debut but this injury may slow him down a bit in the near future.

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  Giants | Coach expects Saquon Barkley to be fine    Mon Aug 13, 01:14 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (leg) appeared to be dealing with a left leg injury during practice Monday, Aug. 13, but head coach Pat Shurmur said he thinks Barkley will be fine.

Footballguys view: This seems like a minor issue. We'll be able to get more information once practice continues this week.

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  Giants | Saquon Barkley nicked up    Mon Aug 13, 11:58 AM

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (leg) left practice Monday, Aug. 13, with his left leg wrapped.

Footballguys view: The injury appears to be minor. More reports are coming in and the team doesn't seem too concerned at this point. Stay tuned.

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