Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The second overall pick in the 2018 draft, Barkley follows in the footsteps of Ezekiel Elliott and Leonard Fournette as running backs deemed worthy of top-five selections in recent years. Barkley has the skills to live up to that billing, as his standout career at Penn State was punctuated by frequent highlight-reel performances. Barkley's speed - a 4.4 40 at the combine - and top-shelf elusiveness and agility make it extremely difficult for defenders once he finds open real estate. At 6-0, 233, Barkley is a load to bring down, and his strong lower body allows him to pick up plenty of yards after contact, though he struggled at times running between the tackles. He also worked hard to turn himself into a three-down back who can help as a receiver and a pass protector, something the Giants needed to prioritize given their aging quarterback and shaky offensive line. The team did remake its line in the offseason, signing Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh as free agents and using a second-round pick on guard Will Hernandez, so Barkley should be able to use his moves to avoid hits two yards past the line of scrimmage instead of two yards behind it. Expect him to see a big workload as the new centerpiece of the Giants offense. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $31.19 million contract with the Giants in July of 2018.
Massive rookie season
RBNew York Giants
January 2, 2019
Barkley finished his rookie season as the NFL's top running back in terms of PPR scoring, narrowly edging out the Panthers' Christian McCaffrey. He also became the third rookie to eclipse 2,000 yards from scrimmage (Eric Dickerson, Edgerrin James).
ANALYSIS
Barkley's strong showing was thanks in large part to his NFL rookie-record 91 catches to go along with 15 total scores. He'll be among the top few players off the board in 2019 fantasy drafts, if not first overall. If the Giants can complement Barkley with improved quarterback play, the sky is the limit for the 21-year-old.
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How do Saquon Barkley's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by the number of times he touched the ball.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
10.8%
 
Positive Run %
76.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
63.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.2
 
Rushing TD %
4.2%
 
Touches Per Game
22.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.6%
 
% Team Targets
21.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.2%
 
Drop Rate
5.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.7
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Saquon Barkley's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
233 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.41 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Bench Press
29 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Tops 100-yard mark
RBNew York Giants
December 30, 2018
Barkley carried 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 36-35 loss to the Cowboys. He also caught four passes for an additional 33 yards.
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Finds paydirt in loss
RBNew York Giants
December 23, 2018
Barkley rushed 21 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught five of seven targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts.
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Career-low 56 offensive yards
RBNew York Giants
December 16, 2018
Barkley rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries, adding four receptions for 25 yards during Sunday's 17-0 loss to Tennessee.
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Sets franchise record with long TD
RBNew York Giants
December 9, 2018
Barkley rushed 14 times for 170 yards and a touchdown while catching four of five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington.
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Says shoulder is fine
RBNew York Giants
December 3, 2018
Barkley said Monday he doesn't feel any pain in his shoulder, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
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