Matt Breida

New York Giants
Running Back #22
New York Giants
Running Back #22

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Matt Breida Scores A Touchdown In Week 3

New York Giants running back Matt Breida scored a touchdown on limited touches in the team's 30-12 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The veteran got the starting nod with star Saquon Barkley (ankle) sitting out. Breida only had four carries and three catches for 18 total yards but the entire Giants team only had 11 carries on the night. He salvaged his fantasy performance with the Giants' only touchdown, which came early in the third quarter. Barkley is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and could miss even more time. Breida is worth a spot on your roster until Barkley returns.

Sep 22, 2023 9:12 AM EST

Matt Breida To Be Involved In Committee?

With New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (ankle) sidelined for Thursday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers and possibly longer, expect Matt Breida to serve as the No. 1 back. Breida is a reliable veteran, but he has had more than 10 carries in a game only once since 2019, and The Athletic's Dan Duggan also writes that the Giants figure to use a committee approach to replace Barkley. Gary Brightwell has been the No. 3 back the first two games and has performed well in limited opportunities. Rookie Eric Gray hasn't played an offensive snap yet, but the Giants could get him some touches in Barkley's absence. The fifth-rounder's shaky pass protection in the preseason could prevent the coaches from trusting him. Breida is your best bet in fantasy lineups, but don't expect much against one of the best defenses in the league in Week 3.

Sep 21, 2023 10:57 AM EST

Likely Starter Matt Breida Faces Tough Defense In Week 3

New York Giants running back Matt Breida is in line to receive the bulk of the work out of the Giants' backfield in Week 3 with starter Saquon Barkley (ankle) sitting out. The matchup against San Francisco couldn't be much worse for the veteran. The 49ers have only allowed 130 rushing yards through two games and opponents have abandoned that aspect of their offense early. Former sixth-round pick Gary Brightwell and rookie fifth-round pick Eric Gray may also get some touches out of the backfield. View Breida as nothing more than a desperation play in Week 3.

Sep 20, 2023 8:00 PM EST

Matt Breida Could Be Looking At Lead Role

New York Giants running back Matt Breida might be the obvious choice to serve as the team's leading rusher if Saquon Barkley (ankle) misses any time after spraining his right ankle in the Week 2 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Breida has the experience and is the incumbent backup after serving in that role in 2022. He played two snaps in Arizona on Sunday when Barkley went out in the waning moments. The 28-year-old veteran has more than 2,800 rushing yards in his career, but the G-Men may not want to attack a tough San Francisco 49ers defensive front traditionally this Thursday night. Breida is also the best back in pass protection on the roster over rookie Eric Gray and Gary Brightwell. He also makes the most sense as a waiver-wire pickup this week if you are in need of RB depth, but fantasy managers may not want to spend much with the Giants not ruling Barkley out yet for Week 3.

Sep 19, 2023 3:27 PM EST

Sees rookie added to RB room

Breida will have additional competition for carries behind Saquon Barkley this season in rookie Eric Gray, whom the Giants took in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Apr 30, 2023 11:42 PM EST

Seven catches in finale

Breida carried the ball four times for 28 yards and caught seven of eight targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Eagles.

Jan 8, 2023 7:19 PM EST

Role should expand sans Barkley

Breida is expected to take on an increased workload in Sunday's game against the Eagles with top back Saquon Barkley (coach's decision) a healthy inactive for the contest.

Jan 8, 2023 12:19 PM EST

Tallies season-high yardage total

Breida carried the ball nine times for 59 yards and caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over Indianapolis.

Jan 1, 2023 5:01 PM EST

Gets just two touches Week 16

Breida carried the football twice for nine yards and did not see any targets in Saturday's loss to Minnesota.

Dec 26, 2022 5:51 AM EST

Gets minimal touches Week 15

Breida rushed twice for six yards and caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 20-12 win over Washington.

Dec 19, 2022 12:01 AM EST

Does little with extra opportunity

Breida carried the ball three times for six yards and caught two of four targets for nine yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Eagles.

Dec 12, 2022 1:22 PM EST

Could see uptick in opportunities

Saquon Barkley (neck) is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Eagles, which could mean more opportunities for Breida, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Dec 10, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Absent from ground game in tie

Breida nabbed his only target for four yards and did not log a carry in the Giants' tie with the Commanders on Sunday.

Dec 4, 2022 6:04 PM EST

Usual limited production in loss

Breida rushed twice for six yards and secured his only target for nine yards in Thursday's Thanksgiving loss to the Cowboys.

Nov 25, 2022 8:56 AM EST

Vultures touchdown in loss

Breida rushed three times for 13 yards and a touchdown while catching his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's 31-18 loss to Detroit.

Nov 20, 2022 4:00 PM EST

Quiet again in Week 10

Breida gained 20 yards on six carries in Sunday's Week 10 win over Houston.

Nov 13, 2022 7:40 PM EST

Sees limited action Sunday

Breida rushed twice for five yards and corralled one of two targets for 10 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to Seattle.

Oct 30, 2022 9:33 PM EST

Totals season-high 33 yards

Breida rushed four times for 19 yards and nabbed his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win against Jacksonville.

Oct 23, 2022 10:57 PM EST

Nets 11 yards in win

Breida rushed three times for minus-six yards and caught both of his targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over Baltimore.

Oct 16, 2022 9:37 PM EST

Totals 27 yards in London

Breida rushed four times for 14 yards and corralled both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 27-22 win over Green Bay in Week 5.

Oct 9, 2022 9:09 PM EST