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The Giants are applying the franchise tag to RB Saquon Barkley. It's not yet clear whether it's the exclusive version, which would keep Barkley from being able to negotiate with other teams. But the tag effectively keeps him with the Giants. It's unlikely another franchise would give two first-round picks for the right to sign Barkley. Expect the star RB to stick with the team that allowed him to finish fifth at the position in PPR points per game this past season.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley recorded 9 carries for 61 yards and 2 catches for 21 yards in Saturday's Divisional Round loss vs. the Eagles. Though the Giants' season ended in a disappointing fashion, Barkley has a lot to be happy about entering free agency this offseason. The Pro Bowl back played in 16 games for the 1st time since his rookie season in 2018 and set a career-high in rushing yards (1,312) in 2022. The soon-to-be 26-year-old will be a dynamic fantasy asset regardless of what team he suits up for in 2023 and beyond. He said after Saturday's game that “everyone knows I want to be a Giant for life," taking away any potential mystery around his intentions. We'll see if his desire to return to New York comes to fruition in the coming weeks.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Giants held long-term contract talks with RB Saquon Barkley during the season. Per Rapoport, the team wants Barkley and Daniel Jones to return for 2023. (No surprise there.) The franchise tag remains likely to be used on 1 of those guys. Per Spotrac, New York currently has the 3rd most cap-space league-wide (~54$ million).

Giants RB Saquon Barkley totaled 9 carries for 53 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's Wild Card win vs. the Giants. The savvy vet also caught 5 passes on 6 targets for 56 yards as a receiver in the contest. Fantasy managers who pegged the Giants as an upset victor with Barkley in their playoff lineups are feeling pretty good about themselves after this one. Up next for Barkley and the Giants is a showdown vs. an Eagles defense that ranks as the 13th-best matchup for RBs in adjusted fantasy points allowed this season.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley is a healthy scratch for today's game vs. the Eagles. QB Daniel Jones is active but isn't expected to play in this game that means nothing to New York.

The New York Post's Ryan Dunleavy reports that the Giants are expected to sit "key starters" in Sunday's regular-season finale vs. the Eagles. New York is locked into the NFC's #6 seed and has nothing to play for. We've been projecting QB Daniel Jones and RB Saquon Barkley to sit all week. Look for QB Tyrod Taylor to get the start and for RBs Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell to handle backfield duties. WRs Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins and Richie James could also be held out or be pulled early in Sunday's game.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley carried just 12 times for 58 yards (4.8 per rush) in Sunday's lopsided win over the Colts. He added 2 catches for minus-5 yards among 4 targets. It was a disappointing finish to the fantasy season for a guy who entered the week 5th among RBs in PPR points per game.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley ran for 84 yards and a TD on 14 carries in Saturday's narrow loss to the Vikings. He added 8 catches for 49 yards among 10 targets. It was the 2nd straight game of more than 100 total yards for the Giants RB, who faces the Colts in Week 17.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley performed well in Sunday's victory over the Commanders, logging 87 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in addition to 5 receptions and 33 yards in the receiving game. The talented back rose to the occasion for fantasy managers in the playoffs. Barkley will once again be a top-10 RB option in Week 16 against the Vikings. The Vikings' D rank as a neutral matchup and with Barkley's consistent volume of touches, he should be in line for another quality outing next week.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley said Thursday that he feels "a lot better" now than he did this time last week and doesn't expect to be limited vs. the Commanders on Sunday night. Barkley is off this week's injury report after being listed as questionable with that neck issue last week. The matchup is tough this week, but Barkley's projected volume should land him in most fantasy lineups. He posted an 18-63-1 rushing line and 5-18 receiving against Washington back in Week 13.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley isn't listed on the Week 15 injury report. He was limited last week and listed as questionable with a sore neck -- and then set season lows with a 31% snap rate and 11 touches in the loss to the Eagles. Barkley had slowed down even before the neck injury and gets a tough Washington defense on Sunday night. But we can at least project him to get back to a full workload.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley avoided a setback with his neck injury in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. "Came out of the game pretty well [physically]," Barkley said afterward. He also revealed that the injury is a stinger and happened in practice last week. Barkley was clearly limited in the Philly game, finishing with just 9 carries and 2 targets on a season-low 31% snap rate. HC Brian Daboll said Monday that the team is "hopeful" Barkley will be in better shape this week. We'll keep a close eye on his practice participation leading up to Sunday's huge game vs. the Commanders.

The Giants gave RB Saquon Barkley just 9 carries and 2 targets in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He trailed both RB Gary Brightwell and RB Matt Breida by 2 snaps, in a game Barkley entered as a game-time decision because of a neck issue. We'll see about Barkley's status heading into a Week 15 visit to Washington.

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