Giants RB Saquon Barkley suffered what appeared to be a right knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He immediately grasped at the knee in pain and had to be carried off. This obviously doesn't look good. We'll update Barkley's status when we learn more. Barkley's absence leaves the G-Men with Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman.
Giants TE Evan Engram (foot) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Bears this weekend. TE Rhett Ellison (concussion) isn't expected to play, either, leaving Kaden Smith as New York's lead TE. He's not a fantasy option. The TE injuries should push more targets to the WRs and RB Saquon Barkley.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is "unlikely" to play against the Patriots on Thursday night. He's made a bunch of progress in his rehab, but he's still only 2-and-a-half weeks removed from what's usually a 4+ week injury. We're betting on Barkley returning for Week 7 against the Cardinals. With RB Wayne Gallman (concussion) also expected to miss the Patriots game, the G-Men are down to undrafted rookie RB Jon Hilliman. He has a shot to see ~15 touches on Thursday night but still isn't a recommended fantasy play in this matchup.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley will have an MRI on his injured right ankle on Monday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Barkley spent the 2nd half of the win over the Bucs on crutches and in a walking boot. Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain based on video of the injury. That’d likely cost him multiple games. We should learn more tomorrow.
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. The rookie missed a big chunk of August but said earlier this week that he's "definitely ready for a full workload." The matchup is rough against Jacksonville, but Barkley's talent and volume projection make him a must-start in season-long leagues.