% chance misses at least 2 quarters
1- 17√1-% Inj/Season
Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable
Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly
|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.|
What You Need to Know:
Draft Sharks Bottom Line:
A healthy Saquon Barkley sits on the top shelf of RBs in the NFL (and fantasy). Just how close to full health he is, though, and how much early-season use he’ll get will bear watching as we move through summer. At this point, it seems wise to expect lighter usage at least early in the season.
That adds risk to Barkley as an early 1st-round pick. It helps his case, though, that just about any early RB carries some risk. And patience with Barkley could unlock his extreme upside.
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