Saquon Barkley

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Saquon Barkley Joining Eagles

Free-agent running back Saquon Barkley is signing with the Philadelphia Eagles on a three-year, $37.75 million deal. The deal includes $26 million in guaranteed money and has an additional $9 million available in incentives. After a 2018 rookie season that saw the former Penn State star go for over 2,000 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns, he has struggled to stay healthy over a chunk of the next five years of his career. He missed 21 games from 2019 to 2021. He bounced back in 2022 with 1,312 rushing yards but regressed to 962 yards in 14 games in 2023. However, the Eagles believe in him as a game-changing running back, as his average salary ($12.58 million) ranks only below Christian McCaffrey, Alvin Kamara, and Jonathan Taylor. Although the Eagles' offensive line could take a hit after the retirement of Jason Kelce, Barkley should be playing behind the best offensive line of his career in 2024. He will have an immediate high-end RB1 upside in fantasy football.

Mar 11, 2024 2:57 PM EST

Eagles, Texans Involved With Saquon Barkley

The Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans are both interested in signing free-agent running back Saquon Barkley, according to SNY's Connor Hughes. The New York Giants are also interested in keeping Barkley around, but he may be plucked away by another team. Although the former first-rounder has a lengthy injury history, he's viewed as the best option in a top-heavy free-agent running back market this offseason. The 27-year-old two-time Pro Bowler took a step back in 2023, although he didn't have much of a chance with quarterback Daniel Jones (knee) hurt while running behind an atrocious offensive line. Barkley finished with 962 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 247 carries while adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more TDs in 14 games. Regardless of where Barkley is playing in 2024, he'll be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers.

Mar 11, 2024 1:01 PM EST

Eagles Reportedly Interested In Saquon Barkley

Impending Free-agent running back Saquon Barkley already has several teams interested in signing him. However, most interestingly, the Eagles have emerged as a franchise to watch. The 27-year-old has spent the last six seasons in New York since being taken No. 2 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. He's had some dominant fantasy seasons, although he was most productive as a rookie. But he's also battled more than his share of injuries over the years, a source of fantasy managers' frequent frustration. Barkley didn't have a horrible year in 2023-24, totaling 10 touchdowns while falling 38 rushing yards short of 1,000. Yet, he missed three more games. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that teams like the Cowboys and Ravens are a few other teams rumored to be in the running to get Barkley to sign on the dotted line. There's also a chance he remains with the Giants. The Eagles also haven't prioritized the running back position, so any potential deal could fall through before it has a chance to start. At any rate, the former Nittany Lion has the talent, but his fantasy outlook primarily hinges on whether he can remain healthy.

Mar 9, 2024 8:11 PM EST

Giants Don't Use Franchise Tag On Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants are not using the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley again, according to a source. It means that Barkley will hit the open market next week and will be one of the top free agents in a very good running back class this offseason. The franchise tag for the second straight year on Barkley would have cost the Giants $12.1 million in 2024. The 27-year-old probably won't reach that mark in free agency, but he could come close. The former first-rounder (second overall) in 2018 out of Penn State missed three more games due to injury in 2023 and really didn't have much of a chance behind an atrocious offensive line in New York, finishing with 962 rushing yards and six TDs on 247 carries, adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more scores. Barkley's 2024 fantasy value will be more clear once we know where he's playing, but as of right now he projects to be a risk/reward low-end RB1.

Mar 5, 2024 2:04 PM EST

Saquon Barkley, Giants Have Good Initial Meeting

The New York Giants and impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley's representatives had a "good (initial) meeting" on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, according to a source. The Giants are reportedly open to multiple options, including memorializing Barkley's legacy as a Giants, pending an agreement on mutual terms. The 27-year-old is unlikely to receive the franchise tag for the second straight year, although the G-Men aren't ruling it out. If it makes sense financially for both sides, a long-term extension makes the most sense, but the Giants will be way given Barkley's long injury history. Wherever he lands in 2024, Barkley will be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers after he missed three more games with injury in 2023 and finished under 1,000 yards rushing for the third time in his six NFL seasons.

Feb 29, 2024 6:59 PM EST

Giants Not Ruling Out Franchise Tag For Saquon Barkley

New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen isn't ruling out using the franchise tag on impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley, even though it was reported on Monday that they were unlikely to use it on him. "The franchise tag is not off the table. He wants a fair deal and I appreciate that," Schoen said. Using the franchise tag on the 27-year-old RB would cost the G-Men around $12.1 million in 2024, and it would be the second straight year they would have used the tag on him. Even after missing more time due to injury in 2023, Barkley would be a hot commodity at the position this offseason if he doesn't end up re-signing in New York. The two-time Pro Bowler averaged 3.9 yards per carry on 247 attempts for 962 rushing yards and six TDs in 14 games in 2023. No matter where he lands, the oft-injured RB will be a risk/reward RB1 for fantasy managers.

Feb 27, 2024 2:18 PM EST

Giants Unlikely To Franchise Tag Saquon Barkley

The New York Giants will speak with impending free-agent running back Saquon Barkley and explore a new deal with him, but they are unlikely to place the franchise tag on him for $12.109 million in 2024, according to sources. The 27-year-old could very well hit the open market when the new league year opens in March, but there's no denying that Barkley is the essence of New York's offense when he's healthy. The two-time Pro Bowler took a step back in 2023 and missed three games due to injury, finishing with 962 rushing yards on 247 carries (3.9 yards per carry) and six touchdowns while adding 41 catches for 280 yards and four more TDs. Barkley could have a decent market if he reaches free agency, but he'll continue to be a risk/reward RB1 due to his extensive injury history.

Feb 26, 2024 6:47 PM EST

Giants Considering Letting Saquon Barkley Test Free Agency?

The Athletic's Charlotte Carroll examined a hypothetical that seems to be gaining some traction lately: That the New York Giants should make an offer to running back Saquon Barkley early this offseason, and if he doesn't accept it, let him test free agency to see what the league thinks he's worth. Then before signing anything, Barkley gives the Giants a chance to match any offer from another team. "I wouldn't be against that. That's fair," Barkley said when posed that scenario last week. Working in Barkley's favor if he hits the open market is the fact that this year's RB class in the draft is considered weak. However, the free-agent class at the position is shaping up to be strong. The RB franchise tag is at $12.1 million in 2024, but the G-Men may prefer not to use it on a 27-year-old who missed another three games with a high-ankle sprain in 2023 and who also averaged under 4.0 yards per carry.

Feb 16, 2024 2:25 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Scores Twice In Victory Over Philadelphia

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley found paydirt twice, propelling his team to an upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 18. Barkley scored the Giants' first two touchdowns and New York never allowed the Eagles to get back into the game. Outside of the scores, Barkley didn't find a ton of running room, taking 18 carries for 46 yards (2.6 yards per attempt). The former Pro Bowl back added 51 yards through the air, including a 46-yard gain in the second quarter. This could have been the final game for Barkley in New York. He's currently without a long-term deal from the team, who seem reluctant to shell out the cash for the former second-overall pick.

Jan 7, 2024 8:54 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Eyes Repeat Performance Against Philadelphia

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley could again take advantage of a suddenly struggling Philadelphia run defense. Two weeks ago, the former Pro Bowl back dashed for 80 yards and a touchdown. The Eagles have been the fifth-worst defense against fantasy football running backs over the last four weeks, despite being one of the best for the majority of the season. This could be the final game for Barkley as a member of the Giants. He'll be a free agent this offseason and it remains to be seen if the team wants to commit to him long-term.

Jan 6, 2024 10:56 AM EST

Saquon Barkley Wants To Stay With Giants

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley indicated on Wednesday that he'd like to remain with the team for the rest of his career. However, Barkley also said, "I just want something that's fair and that makes sense. That's really it. if it's not here, hopefully it's some other place," when discussing his next contract. The Giants and Barkley weren't really seeing eye to eye in 2023 before he was given the franchise tag and then ultimately a one-year deal. New York could use the franchise tag on the 26-year-old again in 2024, but he's clearly looking for a multi-year deal, even if it means leaving the Big Apple. Barkley didn't have much of a chance to be an RB1 for fantasy managers this year behind a terrible offensive line, but he made the most of his opportunities and is sitting on 916 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 229 attempts through 13 games, adding 39 catches for 229 yards and four more scores.

Jan 3, 2024 10:19 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Contained By Stout Los Angeles Run Defense

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rushed for 39 yards on 12 attempts and added three catches for 19 yards in the passing game in the team's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. To add to a bad performance, Barkley dropped what could have been the game-winning touchdown. Tyrod Taylor also missed the running back on a two-point conversion earlier that would have given the Giants the lead. In the end, Barkley's 58 total yards did not propel any fantasy managers toward a championship. The Giants will go right back to their offensive star next week against the Eagles, who just allowed 221 rushing yards to the Arizona Cardinals.

Dec 31, 2023 5:09 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Faces Stingy Defense Against Running Backs In Week 17

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (elbow) draws the Los Angeles Rams at home for his fantasy championship matchup. The Pro Bowl back appeared on the injury report earlier this week but logged full practices on Thursday and Friday. He has no designation for Sunday. Over the entire season, the Rams' defense is third for the fewest fantasy points to running backs. They've been even better over the last four weeks, jumping to the top spot. Despite allowing the 19th-most receptions to the position, they've given up the second-fewest yards. Barkley won't be taken off the field, being the primary focus of the New York offense. As long as the game remains close, he'll get plenty of touches, including several catches that will boost his PPR floor.

Dec 30, 2023 10:46 AM EST

Saquon Barkley Back To Full Practice

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (elbow) was a full-go in Thursday's practice after he had a limited tag on Wednesday. It should ease any concerns that fantasy managers may have had about Barkley's availability for the upcoming Week 17 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The 26-year-old back hasn't been particularly effective on the ground in the last month, but he remains the focal point of the G-Men's offense and has been a top-10 fantasy RB this year with 217 carries for 877 yards and four rushing touchdowns, adding 36 receptions (52 targets) for 210 yards and four more touchdowns. The move to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback should be good news for Barkley's fantasy production as well. Consider him to be on the RB1/2 borderline this weekend versus the Rams in New York.

Dec 28, 2023 4:02 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Limited During Wednesday's Walkthrough

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (elbow) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walkthrough practice to begin Week 17 prep. The star ball carrier is dealing with an elbow injury, so his status will be worth monitoring moving forward. Barkley posted 17.9 half-PPR fantasy points in a brutal matchup for running backs against Philadelphia last week, rushing 23 times for 80 yards and a touchdown and catching three passes for four yards. Although his floor is low in the Giants' lackluster offense, he remains a must-start fantasy option against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 17. If he's at risk of missing Sunday's contest, Matt Breida and Eric Gray are next in line on the depth chart.

Dec 27, 2023 2:44 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Turns 26 Touches Into Productive Evening

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley took advantage of 26 touches to produce for fantasy managers in the team's 33-25 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Barkley wasn't efficient, taking his 23 carries for just 80 yards and four receiving yards on three catches. He did boost his scoring with a touchdown and added a two-point conversion for good measure. Barkley continues to be the focus of the New York offense. As long as he's getting 20+ touches per game, he'll remain in RB1 territory against the Los Angeles Rams.

Dec 25, 2023 10:16 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Faces Tough Matchup On Paper In Week 16

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is oscillating between good and poor fantasy football performances over the last four weeks. He's either topped 100 total yards or dipped below 53. If the pattern continues, he's due for a big week. While the Eagles are stout against the run on paper, the strong suit of their defense has been folding in recent weeks. They've allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs over the last four games. Barkley will dominate backfield touches, as usual, so there's little reason to shy away from the star running back in Week 16.

Dec 23, 2023 10:41 AM EST

Saquon Barkley Runs Into Brick Wall Versus Saints

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley found zero running room in the team's 24-6 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The star runner tallied nine carries for 14 yards while adding two catches for 23 yards. His 11 opportunities are a far cry from the 22.9 he's averaging this season and his 1.6 yards per carry on Sunday is his worst mark by a mile. Tommy Devito took seven sacks and the team went 2-for-16 on third downs, which put the Giants behind the chains and took Barkley off of the field. Finding running room won't get any easier for Barkley, who faces the stout Philadelphia front in Week 16.

Dec 17, 2023 7:59 PM EST

Saquon Barkley Facing Winnable Matchup In Week 15

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley continues to be the focal point of the Giants' offense and remains an RB1 for fantasy football heading into Week 15. With little competition for backfield touches, the former Pro Bowl runner will only leave the field for a breather. Expect another effort with 20+ touches against a beatable New Orleans defense. The unit is allowing the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs in the last four weeks. Fantasy managers should have little doubt that Barkley will come through in the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 16, 2023 9:58 AM EST

Saquon Barkley Punches In Two Short Touchdowns In Victory

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley rumbled for 86 rushing yards and two touchdowns in the team's 24-22 victory over the Green Bay Packers. He also added three catches for 15 yards. The Pro Bowl back was bottled up for most of the night and averaged two yards per carry late into the fourth quarter. He then broke out with two long runs. On the second, he lost a fumble that nearly cost the Giants a victory. 23 touches is exactly what fantasy managers look for in an RB1. Barkley will continue to be the engine of the Giants' offense in Week 15 when they visit the New Orleans Saints.

Dec 12, 2023 12:16 AM EST