Barkley finished the year as the top PPR Running back, narrowly edging out Christian McCaffrey over the season's final week. Barkley also became the third rookie to eclipse 2,000 yards from scrimmage (Eric Dickerson, Edgerrin James).
Barkley's strong showing was thanks in large part to his rookie-record 91 catches to go along with 15 total TDs. He'll be among the top few players off the board next year if not first overall. No back in the league has his combination of size, speed, receiving ability and open-field vision. And if the Giants find a competent quarterback, the sky is the limit.
Barkley carried 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys. He also caught four passes for an additional 33 yards.
Barkley averaged an impressive 6.4 yards per carry against the tough Dallas front, thanks in large part to a 68-yard rumble to set up a touchdown in the third quarter. He scored on a two-yard touchdown run later in the game and topped off his day with another useful performance as a pass catcher. This strong showing caps a tremendous rookie season for Barkley, who finishes with a whopping 2,028 scrimmage yards and 15 total touchdowns. He'll enter the 2019 campaign as one of the top fantasy assets available in all formats.
Barkley rushed 21 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught five of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts.
Barkley rushed off the left end to get the scoring started on the day with a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was fortunate for his fantasy owners, as he turned in a second straight dud from a yardage standpoint. The rookie standout will look to get back to his usual ways at home Week 17 against a Dallas defense likely to rest many of its starters after already having clinched the NFC East.
Barkley rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries, adding four receptions for 25 yards during Sunday's 17-0 loss to Tennessee.
Widely considered to be a generational talent before taking his first NFL snap, Barkley averaged 134.8 offensive yards per game through his first 13 appearances as a pro, never once dipping below 94 yards in any outing. That is, until he ran into the buzz saw that is the Titans defense, a unit that's held opponents to 14 or fewer points on six occasions this season. Barkley was completely neutralized by the Tennessee front seven, putting forth 56 total yards -- an output 40.4 percent beneath his previous career-low. His 2.2 yards per rush average an established a new career-worst, while he also continues a curious streak of ineffectiveness in the passing game as of late, compiling no more than 27 receiving yards over any of his past three outings, and failing to record a touchdown during that span (52.8 YPG through Week 12, with four receiving scores). The still incredibly reliable Barkley looks to rebound in Week 16 against Indianapolis, facing a Colts defense that entered Sunday allowing the second-most running back receptions this season (91).
Barkley rushed 14 times for 170 yards and a touchdown while catching four of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington.
Barkley set the Giants' franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie in style, going all the way on a 78-yard scamper in the second quarter for his 13th of the season. Despite seeing a modest 18 touches due to the blowout nature of the contest, Barkley came up just three scrimmage yards short of reaching 200. He'll continue to be a set-and-forget RB1 against the Titans in Week 15.
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