Posted: 12/14/2020 9:37 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament in September and needed his meniscus to be repaired, but the doctor who performed the surgery (Neal ElAttrache) on his knee appeared on Adam Schefter's podcast Monday, Dec. 14, and said he is 'very optimistic' about Barkley's chances of being ready for the 2021 season opener.
Huddle Up: Barkley is obviously not returning this season, but it is good to know ElAttrache doesn't appear to be overly concerned. The former No. 2 overall pick is highly regarded for his work ethic - especially in the weight room - so his recovery should not be a problem in that regard. Barkley should remain a top-five asset in keeper and dynasty leagues and figures to go around that range in redrafts next year as well.
Posted: 10/30/2020 3:50 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) told NFL Network's Kim Jones that he's having surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament Friday, Oct. 30.
Huddle Up: Barkley had a phenomenal rookie year where he put up numbers comparable to Christian McCaffrey and should rival him as the top back in fantasy. He has been hurt and not as productive for two years in a row now. He'll probably be a late first-rounder or early second-rounder in drafts next year, but next year will be a pivotal year to decide which way his career is gonna go.
Posted: 10/24/2020 12:39 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament next week and doctors are optimistic that he will be ready for training camp. Barkley needed to wait for his medial collateral ligament injury to heal before he was eligible to undergo ACL surgery.
Posted: 9/21/2020 4:25 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) will miss the rest of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis figure to divvy up the workload, and neither of them will replace Barkley in fantasy for you. However, both should be owned as flex options. The team plans to meet with Devonta Freeman, and he could be worth the speculative pickup as well.
Posted: 9/20/2020 8:10 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) left the Week 2 game early, and the Giants fear that Barkley suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources. The team will have an official diagnosis after Barkley undergoes tests Monday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: It seems like Barkley likely will miss rest of the regular season, but fantasy players should wait for an official announcement from the team. Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis would be the next in line if Barkley is out. It is not known how the team would use Gallman and Lewis, but both could be flex options in the short term.
Posted: 9/20/2020 6:27 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is undergoing X-rays on the knee injury he suffered during the Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: It appears like Barkley is dealing with a serious injury, but fantasy players should know more about his status in the next few days. Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis probably would share playing time if Barkley misses time. Gallman could be a flex option if he receives most of the carries in the running game.
Posted: 9/20/2020 5:44 pm UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley (arm, leg) landed awkwardly on his left arm Sunday, Sept. 20, vs. the Chicago Bears. He went to the sideline and returned for a play. He was tackled out of bounds, immediately grabbing for his right knee while in obvious pain. Team trainers helped him to the sideline, and he is currently being evaluated.
Huddle Up: What a wild sequence of events. Barkley's status will be updated as soon as we have more information. The arm injury looked severe, but he returned right away, so keep your fingers crossed about the leg injury.
Posted: 9/15/2020 3:30 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley registered just six rushing yards on 15 attempts in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday, Sept. 14. He was able to post six receptions and 60 yards on nine targets.
Huddle Up: Barkley looked like he was trying to run against 15 defenders rather than 11, as the Steelers were all over him. His longest run of the 15 attempts was just seven yards. He remains an obvious must-start fantasy player who you drafted in Round 1. He'll face another tough outing in Chicago in Week 2, but things will lighten up after that.
Posted: 6/10/2020 3:19 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley averaged only 2.1 yards per carry on runs outside the tackles in 2019 after picking up 4.4 yards per attempt on such runs as a rookie.
Posted: 6/01/2020 1:55 am UTC
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley averaged 131 rushing yards on 6.24 yards per carry in the final three games of the 2019 season, and he scored five of his eight total touchdowns in that span.
Huddle Up: Barkley battled an ankle injury in what was a disappointing sophomore campaign, but he flashed his upside in the final weeks. Not only is he a first-round pick in all fantasy formats, but he could be off the board as soon as No. 2 overall.