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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) has an "outside chance" to return for next weekend's game vs. the Chiefs. Barkley will "likely" be back for Week 9's game vs. the Raiders, Rapoport adds. It's not a surprise after Barkley remained sidelined in practice all week. We'll see if he gets back on the field this coming week, but fantasy owners shouldn't plan on having him in Week 8 lineups.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Panthers. He didn't practice all week, so a Week 8 return is far from a lock. Devontae Booker gets another game as lead back on Sunday and is a volume-based RB2 in fantasy lineups.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners should be assuming he'll miss this weekend's game vs. the Panthers. We'll continue to monitor Barkley's progress.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Rams. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 7. Devontae Booker should dominate backfield work this weekend and is a volume-based RB2 in fantasy lineups.

The "estimate" for Giants RB Saquon Barkley's timetable for return from his sprained ankle is 2-4 weeks, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley is scheduled for more tests on that ankle on Monday. It's worth noting that the Giants have a Week 10 bye, so if Barkley ends up on the long end of that timetable, we might not see him again until Week 11.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley is believed to have a low-ankle sprain and will "likely" miss next weekend's game vs. the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll have more tests, but he’s best characterized as week-to-week," Rapoport adds. "A fast healer, Barkley will work to miss only one week." We'll look for a more concrete timetable for Barkley's return. Devontae Booker operated as New York's clear lead back after Barkley exited today's game, handling 19 of the 20 RB opportunities.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley was in a walking boot and on crutches after hurting his left ankle in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys. We see this often after a player hurts an ankle, so it doesn't necessarily tell us anything about the severity of the injury. HC Joe Judge said after the game that Barkley got an X-ray on the ankle but gave no other updates. We should learn more tomorrow.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley rolled his left ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Cowboys. He didn't put much weight on it as he left the field. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: The Giants have ruled him out for the game.

Giants WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton are out for Sunday's game vs. the Saints with their hamstring injuries. Kenny Golladay should operate as New York's clear #1 WR. We're expecting to see Kadarius Toney replace Shepard in the slot and Collin Johnson and C.J. Board to team up to replace Slayton. RB Saquon Barkley and TE Evan Engram should also play significant roles in the Giants' passing game.

Giants RB Devontae Booker is a surprise healthy scratch for today's game vs. the Falcons. Booker had been serving as New York's #2 RB. That job will now fall to rookie Gary Brightwell. Booker's absence can only be good news for RB Saquon Barkley's workload.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is officially active for today’s opener against the Broncos. It’ll be his first game action since tearing his ACL last September 20. Barkley came off the PUP list on August 9 but didn’t take contact in practice until 10 days ago. He remained limited in practice this week. And NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Barkley will be "eased in" and "used sparingly” today. It’s unclear exactly what that means for his workload — but don’t expect a full-go Barkley.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) will be "eased in" and "used sparingly" in today's opener vs. the Broncos, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets. "He’ll get snaps, but the team won’t put him at risk so early," Rapoport adds. So it sounds like Barkley will be on some type of snap or touch count in his 1st game since last September's torn ACL. Exactly how much work he'll garner is unclear. Consider Barkley a risk/reward RB2 in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) has been medically cleared and is expected to play in Sunday's opener vs. the Broncos, ESPN's Jordan Raanan reports. This has been the expectation for a while now. We're still hoping to get a report on what type of workload Barkley is in line for in his 1st action since last September's torn ACL. For now, Barkley sits in mid-range RB2 territory in the Week 1 rankings.

The Giants listed RB Saquon Barkley (knee) as questionable for Sunday's opener against the Broncos. He was limited in all 3 practices but had a "promising" week, HC Joe Judge said. We're fully expecting Barkley to play this weekend -- although just how much work he'll handle remains a question. Stay tuned to Shark Bites for updates.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) has had a "promising" week of practice, HC Joe Judge said Friday. Judge added that it'd take a setback for Barkley to not be ready for Sunday's opener vs. the Broncos. We'll see how Barkley is listed on the final injury report, but he can be penciled into fantasy lineups for now.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. Get used to seeing him listed as "limited." Barring a setback over the next couple of days, Barkley is expected to play agains the Broncos this weekend.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ACL) is "close to being fully cleared," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The team needs to watch him through Thursday to gauge how his body responds to the workload. But he’s close," Rapoport adds. Barkley has been trending toward playing in Sunday's opener vs. the Broncos for a while now. We're not expecting a full workload, but Barkley still sits inside the top 20 in our Week 1 RB Rankings.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley is expected to play Week 1, but the Giants will likely limit his workload, per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. “The hope is that he can return to being a workhorse as the year progresses,” Duggan writes. "But he might never return to playing 83 percent of the offensive snaps like he did in his first two seasons.” A slow start is pretty much assumed after Barkley saw limited camp reps. It’s also worth noting that the Giants play on Thursday night in Week 2 (at Washington) after squaring off with Denver in the opener. That tough stretch only adds risk to Barkley’s early-season outlook. Still, we remain optimistic on his RB1 prospects longer-term.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley practiced with contact Thursday for the 1st time since his ACL tear last September. "We did a normal practice safely and just talked to the guys and [they] gave me some good shots," Barkley said, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan. "But it's [about] route running and running routes just to get me back in the flow of things, so I guess you could say yes [I took my first hit]." It doesn't sound like he took a lot of contact, but any change on that front is a positive development.

There's a "strong chance" Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) plays in next Sunday's opener vs. the Giants, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. "Team won't decide until next week and has been cautious so could still hold him back. But there is optimism," Fowler adds. Barkley has been trending in the right direction for the past few weeks, so we're expecting to see him out there come Week 1. The question will be how big a workload he'll be able to handle. We'll continue to keep you updated.

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