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26 Saquon Barkley RB

New York Giants

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June 10, 2021 11:52 AM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Noncommittal for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (knee) said Wednesday that he was unwilling to guarantee he would be ready for the Giants' regular-season opener Sept. 12 versus the Broncos, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Instead, Barkley said he's going to play "whenever my body tells me I'm ready," leaving his timeline for a return somewhat vague. He hasn't participated in OTAs, and his comments don't instill a ton of optimism that he will be ready to go early in training camp. At this point, it's best to monitor his progress as the season draws closer, but the Giants are likely going to take all precautions now to avoid future complications.

June 8, 2021 12:36 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Won't be available for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (knee) was present at the Giants' team facility Tuesday, but he won't be available to participate in OTAs while he continues his rehab for a torn ACL and meniscus, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.

Given that Barkley underwent right knee surgery in October, the Giants never expected him to be back to 100 percent health for spring workouts, so his lack of availability for OTAs comes as no surprise. Barkley could remain held out of drills for the early portion of training camp, but the Giants remain hopeful that he'll be ready to go for the Sept. 12 season opener against the Broncos. In recognition of Barkley's long-term importance to the franchise as well as the fact that he's returning from a major injury, the Giants could choose to ease the running back along slowly during the early portion of the season with lighter snap loads and touch counts than normal.

May 31, 2021 03:00 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Could start season on pitch count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (knee) hasn't dealt with any setbacks since October surgery, but the Giants still could limit his workload early in the season, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

With his ACL tear accompanied by meniscus and MCL damage, Barkley had to wait six weeks after the initial injury (Sept. 20) before undergoing surgery at the end of October. He's since resumed sprinting and jumping, but he won't participate in on-field work during the offseason program and might not be available for the start of training camp. The Giants brought in a new crew of backup RBs this offseason, replacing Wayne Gallman (49ers) and Dion Lewis (free agent) with Devontae Booker, Corey Clement, Ryquell Armstead and Gary Brightwell (a 2021 sixth-round pick). Booker is most likely to benefit from extra touches if Barkley is brought along slowly come September.

April 28, 2021 07:44 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Locked in through 2022
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants exercised the fifth-year option on Barkley's (knee) contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Barkley will earn a shade over $7.2 million guaranteed during the 2022 campaign as a result of the transaction. Currently in the midst of his recovery from a torn ACL suffered Week 2 of last season, Barkley is on pace to be ready for Week 1 of the upcoming campaign. At the moment, Devontae Booker is the primary backup to Barkley, though the complexion of the Giants' running-back room could change following this weekend's NFL draft.

April 28, 2021 07:44 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Looking good for Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (knee) is on track to be ready for the start of the upcoming season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Giants' star running back tore his ACL in Week 2 of the 2020 season, but his recovery is apparently progressing well enough that he's expected to be available for Week 1 action. As Thursday's NFL draft approaches, Barkley's top backup is Devontae Booker, but it's possible that the team will add further backfield depth with one of its six 2021 selections.

March 31, 2021 06:16 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Extension not coming soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Giants co-owner John Mara said Wednesday that the team is "not in any hurry" to extend Barkley (knee) a long-term extension, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Mara also said that he hopes Barkley is a "Giant for life," adding that he's fully confident the star running back will return to full health. According to Kevin Patra of NFL.com, general manager Dave Gettleman said earlier this month that Barkley's injuries have complicated the team's looming decision about whether to pick up his fifth-year option, a choice that will need to be made this spring. Barkley has undeniably been slowed by injury ever since winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2018, and in 2020, he had 19 carries for just 34 yards in two contests before tearing his right ACL. All recent news regarding Barkley's recovery process has at least been positive, so it's difficult to imagine New York simply letting him walk after 2021. However, it's also worth noting that under the new CBA, all fifth-year options are fully guaranteed upon being exercised, which could be prompt the Giants to be more cautious in their deal-making after spending heavily in free agency.

February 3, 2021 09:20 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Progressing well
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley told Rob Maaddi of the "AP Pro Football" podcast Wednesday that he's doing "really well" in his rehab from knee surgery, but the running back has yet to outline a target date for his return to action.

Barkley tore the ACL in his right knee Week 2 of the season before undergoing a procedure Oct. 30. Given the timing of his season-ending surgery, Barkley would appear to have a solid chance to be ready to run behind the Giants' revamped offensive line in time for the team's 2021 opener. His rehab process will remain worth tracking throughout the Giants' offseason program and training camp.

January 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Planning rehab with OBJ
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (knee) plans to perform his rehab work with Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham this offseason, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The former teammates both suffered ACL tears this past fall, with Barkley having surgery Oct. 30 and Beckham getting his Nov. 10. MCL damage forced Barkley to wait more than a month after the initial injury to have surgery, with doctors then repairing his torn ACL and meniscus. The running back already acknowledged that the meniscus repair could delay the weight-bearing portion of his rehab, making his progress one to monitor throughout spring and summer. Barkley is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, though the Giants can lock him in through 2022 with a fifth-year option, a decision they'll need to make this spring.

December 3, 2020 11:04 AM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Details ACL recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley remains without a target return date from his October surgery to repair a torn ACL, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Barkley spoke to the media at length for the first time since his late-October surgery, providing details on the situation surrounding the injury. One item addressed was the reason he had to wait six weeks after his injury, explaining that it was necessary to have his MCL heal before going under the knife. Barkley added that he also had his meniscus repaired during the October procedure, and that aspect of his injury will delay the weight-bearing portion of his rehab a bit further. With all that in mind, Barkley expressed a great deal of confidence in himself despite failing to disclose whether or not he believes he'll be ready for the start of the 2021 season. He elected not to discuss playing the season without a contract extension.

November 1, 2020 01:36 AM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Undergoes surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley underwent surgery Saturday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Barkley had his surgery delayed almost a month while he recovered from a less severe MCL strain, but it's now complete. The star running back will now begin the arduous process of rehabbing the injury, with both the team and doctors hopeful Barkley can make a full recovery by the start of training camp next year.

October 23, 2020 01:36 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Bound for surgery next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley is scheduled to undergo surgery next Thursday to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, Andrea Kremer of NFL Network reports.

Though Barkley suffered the season-ending injury back on Sept. 20, he's delayed surgery more than a month while recovering from a less severe MCL strain in the same knee. With his MCL having now healed, Barkley should be at lower risk for any complications with his ACL reconstruction, leaving both the Giants and his doctors hopeful that he'll be ready to go for the start of training camp next year. Since Barkley went down with the knee injury, the Giants have leaned on Devonta Freeman as their main option in the backfield, but he's managed only 3.2 yards per carry across 54 totes through five outings.

September 22, 2020 02:04 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: IR move official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants placed Barkley (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

The transaction was merely a formality after Barkley underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed he sustained a season-ending ACL tear in right knee during the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Bears. The Giants have yet to set a date for Barkley's knee surgery, but assuming he experiences no snags in the recovery process, he should be ready to go for the start of the 2020 campaign. In the meantime, Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman are tentatively in line to handle the bulk of the Giants' snaps and touches out of the backfield Week 3, though New York is believed to be considering bringing aboard ex-Falcons starter Devonta Freeman to provide additional competition.

September 21, 2020 02:36 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Season-ending injury confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley suffered a torn right ACL during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears, the severity of which has been confirmed by an MRI.

Barkley is slated to undergo season-ending ACL surgery in the near future. The superstar running back should have plenty of time to return to full health for 2021, but for the time being the Giants will proceed with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman out of the backfield. The team also will host veteran free agent Devonta Freeman for a visit this week, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

September 20, 2020 05:12 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: ACL tear feared
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that "based on the manual tests and initial diagnosis," it appears as though Barkley suffered an ACL tear Sunday against the Bears.

That echoes a report from Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, which previously noted that the Giants fear that their star running back tore his ACL. The team will thus have to brace for the possibility of the running back being lost for the season, but such an outcome won't be determined, one way or the other, until after Barkley undergoes further tests Monday. Next up for the Giants' carries are Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman (who was inactive Sunday), but we suspect that if a long-term injury is confirmed here, the team will look to add backfield help in short order.

September 20, 2020 04:28 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: May have torn ACL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley suffered a severe right knee injury during Sunday's contest at Chicago, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Giants "fear" Barkley has an ACL tear, and while such an injury is "certainly within the realm" of possibility, he'll undergo additional tests Monday to determine the true extent of the issue. If worst fears are confirmed, he'll miss the rest of the 2020 campaign and spend much of the upcoming offseason in recovery mode. Behind Barkley, Dion Lewis and fullback Elijhaa Penny were the team's only other active running backs Sunday, while Wayne Gallman was a healthy scratch. Considering that stable, New York may explore the free-agent ranks, which still includes Devonta Freeman.

September 20, 2020 02:00 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (undisclosed) won't return to Sunday's game in Chicago.

Barkley was injured on the first play of the second quarter, grabbing at his right leg before needing a cart to get to the locker room. Around the time Barkley was ruled out, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reported the running back was getting X-rays on his right knee. With Barkley out, the Giants are down to one active RB (Dion Lewis).

September 20, 2020 01:52 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Needs cart to get off field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (undisclosed) was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game at Chicago, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Over the course of a few plays in the first half, Barkley went to the sideline after an 18-yard run to have his left arm or wrist examined, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com. Then, Barkley grabbed at his right leg after a play a short time later, according to Raanan. The nature of the injury that knocked Barkley out isn't known, but Dion Lewis will serve as the Giants' running back for the time being.

September 15, 2020 07:48 AM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Stymied on the ground
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley finished with 15 carries for just six yards and caught six of nine targets for 60 yards in Monday night's 26-16 loss to the Steelers.

Barkley was stuffed while being subjected to predictable runs calls behind a porous offensive line, resulting in the second-fewest single-game rushing yards of his career. The tailback still made a highlight-reel play, however, hurdling his way to a 38-yard gain on a screen pass in the second quarter. Barkley's involvement in the passing game -- where he tied for the team lead in targets -- salvaged some value, but he'll nonetheless be eager to improve on Monday's dreadful start to the year in Week 2 at the Bears.

August 28, 2020 08:12 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Works at Friday's scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (undisclosed) worked a number of offensive units during Friday's intrasquad scrimmage, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Barkley came up limping after attempting to break a tackle at Monday's practice, but his presence in the lineup Friday indicates he's more or less healthy. During one possession in particular, he sandwiched two short rushes around a 15-yard catch and run for a first down, per Paul Dottino of the Giants' official site. With his all-around skill set on display, Barkley again is considered one of the top fantasy assets as he looks to avoid the injuries that set him back a bit last season.

August 24, 2020 01:52 PM
Giants' Saquon Barkley: Doesn't finish practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barkley (undisclosed) "limped off the field" after attempting to break a tackle during 11-on-11 drills Monday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. The running back returned to the field afterward but was held out of the last two periods of practice.

Given that Barkley rejoined his teammates, this appears to be a minor issue, though we'll revisit his status to see if he's able to practice fully the next time the Giants convene. Barkley, the team's undisputed top back, approaches the 2020 campaign as one of the top-ranked players in fantasy football, part of an elite running back tier that also includes Christian McCaffrey and Ezekiel Elliott.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Mon 09/14vs PITL 16-2615606600
2Sun 09/20@ CHIL 13-174280000
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2021NYG0000---0000
2020NYG2219341.818001
2019NYG131321710034.6686845
2018NYG161626113075.078111650
Total313149723444.778172496
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2021NYG0000---00000
2020NYG2266010.0380103
2019NYG1313524388.46526214
2018NYG1616917217.95745230
Total313114912198.265612447
 
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Height/Weight:
6-0/232
Birthdate:
02/09/1997
Age:
24
Hometown:
Bronx, NY
School:
Penn State
NFL Experience:
4
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