Posted: 8/12/2022 2:25 am GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley rushed four times for 13 yards and caught one pass for eight yards in a 23-21 preseason win over the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Barkley will try to avoid injuries this year and recapture the elite form he showed as a rookie. There is no denying his ceiling, but he is one of the biggest boom-or-bust options among the RB1 candidates.
Posted: 7/06/2022 1:06 am GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley was not shopped on the trade market this offseason, The Athletic's Dan Duggan writes. "My sense is that [general manager Joe] Schoen never shopped Barkley but was willing to listen if a team blew him away with a trade offer," Duggan writes. "That didn't happen, which reflects Barkley's current value."
Huddle Up: Barkley's value is indeed in the toilet after dealing with injuries and overall ineffectiveness the last two seasons. Barkley is certainly capable of righting the ship, but we're hesitant to call him anything more than a borderline RB1 with elite upside until he shows us.
Posted: 6/08/2022 5:49 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley says he feels "a lot better than I felt at this point last year. My body feels good. I'm trusting my knee again."
Huddle Up: After two disappointing seasons in a row due to injury and lackluster production, Barkley is downgraded to a borderline RB1. However, he does present elite upside given his past numbers and heavy volume that includes involvement in the passing game. Blocking in front of Barkley figures to be better in 2022, also.
Posted: 6/02/2022 5:59 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley recently told CBS Sports HQ's Josina Anderson that he feels like 2022 will be "a fresh start" and expects to be much more involved in the passing game than he has been in recent years.
Huddle Up: One of the great injustices of Barkley's last three seasons is that he has averaged 3.5 catches on 4.9 targets per game after posting marks of 5.7 and 7.6, respectively, during his wildly impressive rookie season. New head coach Brian Daboll could get Barkley back to those 2018 averages if the former No. 2 overall pick can avoid the bad injury luck that has plagued him recently. Barkley has top-five upside; it's just a matter of his body allowing him to do it.
Posted: 5/19/2022 7:44 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is "going to catch a ton of passes" in 2022 given the team's expected emphasis on getting the ball out quick and use of pre-snap motion, in the opinion of Dan Duggan of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Barkley caught 91 passes as a rookie, so we already know he can do it. A combination of injuries, poor offensive line play and poor play-calling have capped his ceiling since then. However, new head coach Brian Daboll proved he is a creative offensive mind running the offense in Buffalo and New York addressed some of its o-line issues with first-round pick Evan Neal. It should come as no surprise if a healthy Barkley challenges for overall RB1 honors in 2022.
Posted: 4/22/2022 5:03 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is aiming to prove the team made the right move drafting him No. 2 overall in 2018. 'I want to go out there and prove to this organization that the player that they drafted [second overall in 2018] is still there -- and that I can still do special things with the ball in my hand, and I can help this team win games.' Barkley also noted he's 'tired' of the things written about him and the Giants.
Huddle Up: Barkley's motivation is good to see, but we're not sure it'll help him all that much. The Giants are lacking pieces around him, and particularly along the offensive line, an issue that showed last season. However, there is reason for hope going into 2022 with a new head coach and at least one new starter on the offensive line, and perhaps more if they take a lineman early on in the 2022 NFL Draft. Until we physically see better results from Barkley, who also has injury concerns, he's an RB2.
Posted: 3/27/2022 10:48 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is not being shopped to other teams, but owner John Mara said he would not block a trade if general manager Joe Schoen and head coach Brian Daboll found a trade they preferred.
Huddle Up: Barkley has been limited to only 15 games over the last two seasons and posted only 593 rushing yards in 2021. He played well earlier in his career but is no longer one of the top options in fantasy football. He can still be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in leagues.
Posted: 3/04/2022 8:49 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley is unlikely to be traded this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
Huddle Up: It likely means the Giants either shopped him around the league already and didn't like what they would get in return or other teams didn't want to roll the dice with his injury history (or both). As it stands now, it appears Barkley will play out the final year of his rookie contract. If he can stay healthy for the first time since his first year in the league, he would be a great bet to deliver fantasy RB1 production heading into free agency next spring.
Posted: 3/04/2022 12:36 am GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley may not bring more than a conditional fourth-round pick or a fifth-round draft choice in a potential trade, according to sources. Sources indicated that his injury history would hurt his trade value.
Huddle Up: Barkley has played in only 15 games over the last few seasons and rushed for only 593 yards and two touchdowns in 2021. Fantasy players can monitor the situation to see where he will play next season, but he still has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy back in 2022.
Posted: 3/01/2022 8:49 pm GMT
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley appears to be available via trade, according to comments made by general manager Joe Schoen on Tuesday, March 1.
'I'm open to anything. ... I'm not going to say yes to every deal, but I'm going to listen,' Schoen told reporters.
Huddle Up: It is cliche season for NFL GMs, but it is possible Schoen sees Barkley as a semi-valuable trade chip that he has no intention of signing long-term next spring. Of course, the main reason Barkley is available in the first place is that has played only 15 games over the last two seasons due to injuries. Schoen would probably move Barkley for an early Day 2 pick, but a more prudent move might be for the new GM to improve the offensive line and pray for better injury luck from his running back.