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Basic StatsSaquon Barkley's Basic Stats

Saquon Barkley
ADP: 1.11
Bye: 5
Experience: 6
Age: 27.3
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 232
40 Time: 4.40

SPARQx (Rank): 149.80 (100%)
Burst Score (Rank): 134.70 (98%)

Injury PredictorSaquon Barkley's Injury Guide

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2024

57.5%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

4.9%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2024

1.40

Durability

5.00

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 26, 2016 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Barkley injured his right ankle in the 3rd quarter vs. Michigan State but was able to play the following week.
Sep 26, 2015 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Barkley missed 2 games as a freshman with an ankle injury.
Aug 13, 2018 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Barkley was hurt in camp while running a pass route. He missed 8 days but was ready for Week 1.
Sep 22, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 He suffered a high ankle sprain in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Knee ACL Tear Grade 3 Barkley suffered a torn ACL during the Week 2 contest at Chicago. His season was over after just two games.
Sep 20, 2020 NFL Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Barkley suffered an MCL strain during the Week 2 contest at Chicago.
Oct 10, 2021 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Barkley suffered a low-ankle injury in Week 5 contest against the Dallas Cowboys.
Dec 8, 2022 NFL Cervical Neck Stinger Barkley shared that he suffered the stinger in practice. He played through the pain in Week 14 and dodged a setback.
Sep 17, 2023 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Barkley left Week 2 vs. the Cardinals near the end of the game with an ankle injury. He returned in Week 6 vs. the Bills.
Oct 22, 2023 NFL Arm Elbow Sprain Barkley hyperextended his left elbow in Week 7 vs. the Commanders. He didn't miss any significant time.

Basic StatsSaquon Barkley's Preseason Player Analysis

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Bottom Line

Barkley’s rollercoaster career with the Giants is over. Looking ahead, 2024 easily supplies the best offensive environment of his career.

At 27, Barkley’s on the outskirts of his prime. But if he can hold up physically, there’s little standing in the way of a top-10 fantasy season. He’s in play once you reach Round 2 of fantasy drafts.

What We Learned Last Year

  • Barkley totaled 288 touches, despite missing three games with an ankle sprain.
    • Only seven RBs saw more touches.
    • Barkley also sustained a hyperextended elbow, although it didn’t cost him a game.
  • He lost QB Daniel Jones to an ACL tear in November and ran behind a bottom-three O-line.
    • The Giants' offense ranked 29th in total yards per game; 30th in points.
  • Among 23 RBs with 200+ carries, Barkley ranked 23rd in EPA per rush, 18th in yards per carry, 10th in yards after contact per attempt, 16th in success rate, and 13th in explosive rush rate.
  • As a pass catcher, Barkley set carer lows in yards after catch per reception (6.0) and yards per route run (0.92).
    • He tied a career low with 41 catches.
  • Boosted by four receiving TDs, Barkley ultimately finished as a top-15 fantasy RB eight times.
    • He ranked outside the top-30 five times.

What to Expect in 2024

  • The Eagles moved on from D’Andre Swift after one season.
    • Swift’s absence removes 229 carries and 49 targets (16 games).
    • GM Howie Roseman made a splash by signing Barkley to a three-year deal with $26 million guaranteed. It’s the most guaranteed money given to a RB.
  • Philly returns Kenneth Gainwell and added Round 4 RB Will Shipley.
    • Gainwell’s career-high in touches is only 114.
    • Shipley brings strong college production and difference-making ability on third downs. But for 2024, he’s a major longshot to affect Barkley’s role.
  • The Eagles’ O-line still projects as a top-5 unit, but they’re in a major transition with the retirement of C Jason Kelce.
  • Philly hired former Cowboys and Chargers OC Kellen Moore.
    • As an OC, his units have ranked 6th, 17th, 1st, 4th, and 21st in points; 8th, 15th, 12th, 6th and 24 in rush attempts.
    • Moore was highly complimentary of Barkley this offseason, saying “We’ve got to try to utilize him as much as we can while understanding it’s a long season for running backs.”
  • Barkley doesn't pair well with a clear-cut handcuff. Gainwell will battle Shipley for the No. 2 role.

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2:26pm EDT 10/27/23

Saquon Barkley ready for Week 8

Giants RB Saquon Barkley (elbow) is not listed on the final Week 8 injury report. He hyperextended his elbow last week but returned to that game and will be ready for a full workload vs. the Jets on Sunday.

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Giants QB Daniel Jones (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Jets. He remained limited in practice all week but hasn't been cleared for contact. QB Tyrod Taylor gets the start again this weekend. He's played reasonably well the past two weeks, completing 65% of his passes at 7.4 yards per attempt with two TDs and 0 INTs. Taylor isn't a recommended fantasy play against a tough Jets defense, but he's not a significant downgrade for guys like RB Saquon Barkley and TE Darren Waller.

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He was able to play through the hyperextended elbow last week and should be fine for Sunday's game vs. the Jets.

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Giants RB Saquon Barkley sustained a hyperextended left elbow in Sunday’s win over Washington. Trainers put a sleeve on Barkley’s elbow, and he was able to play through the injury. "I'll be all right," Barkley said after the loss. We’ll keep an eye on his practice participation, but Barkley should be fine for Week 8.

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The Giants are “optimistic” and “hopeful” that RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) will play vs. the Bills tonight, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets. The Giants "want to make sure there are no setbacks," Schefter adds. "But they 'feel good about it', so signs point up." NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has a similar report, saying "it's not 100%" but that there's a "real chance" Barkley returns tonight. It'd be nice to get a sure-fire report, but it continues to sound more likely than not that Barkley plays tonight. He can stay penciled into fantasy lineups, ideally with a late-game alternative also rostered. Matt Breida, Latavius Murray, Damien Harris, and Joshua Kelley qualify.

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