Barkley won't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Barkley has been healthy throughout the offseason program and training camp, logging plenty of time on the practice field. His absence Thursday leaves more work for the players competing to be his backup -- Wayne Gallman, Paul Perkins and Rod Smith.
Barkley won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Bears, Kimberly Jones of NFL Network reports.
For the second exhibition in a row, Barkley will remain on the sideline. There's little for him to prove anyway, but the Giants likely want him to get some in-game reps before the start of the regular season. His next opportunity to do so comes next Thursday in Cincinnati.
Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record doesn't expect Barkley to see action in Thursday's preseason opener against the Jets.
There's plenty of high profile players being rested league-wide Thursday and it looks like Barkley's name can be added to that list. The Giants' next preseason game is next Friday against the Bears.
Barkley said there's no number of touches that's too much for him to handle, NJ.com's Matt Lombardo reports.
Pat Shurmur said he doesn't plan to give Barkley more touches than the 352 he handled last season, but the coach didn't say anything about a reduction. The context surrounding the 22-year-old changed drastically this offseason, with Big Blue swapping out Odell Beckham Jr. for Golden Tate at wide receiver while also acquiring upgrades at right guard (Kevin Zeitler) and right tackle (Mike Remmers). The big problem is the quarterback room, where first-round pick Daniel Jones is expected to spend his rookie year serving as Eli Manning's backup. To have any shot at staying competitive, the Giants will need Barkley to be healthy and spectacular.
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).
Barkley's strong showing was thanks in large part to his NFL rookie-record 91 catches to go along with 15 total score. 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.
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.
Barkley averaged an impressive 6.4 yards per carry against the tough Dallas front, thanks in large part to a 68-yard rumble to set up a touchdown in the third quarter. He scored on a two-yard touchdown run later in the game and topped off his day with another useful performance as a pass catcher. This strong showing caps a tremendous rookie season for Barkley, who finishes with a whopping 2,028 scrimmage yards and 15 total touchdowns. He'll enter the 2019 campaign as one of the top fantasy assets available in all formats.
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.
Barkley rushed off left end to get the scoring started on the day with a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was fortunate for his fantasy owners, as he turned in a second straight dud from a yardage standpoint. The rookie standout will look to get back to his usual level of production at home Week 17 against a Dallas defense likely to rest many of its starters after already having clinched the NFC East.
Barkley rushed for 31 yards on 14 carries, adding four receptions for 25 yards during Sunday's 17-0 loss to Tennessee.
Widely considered to be a generational talent before taking his first NFL snap, Barkley averaged 134.8 offensive yards per game through his first 13 appearances as a pro, never once dipping below 94 yards in any outing. That is, until he ran into the buzz saw that is the Titans defense, a unit that's held opponents to 14 or fewer points on six occasions this season. Barkley was completely neutralized by the Tennessee front seven, putting forth 56 total yards -- an output 40.4 percent beneath his previous career low. His 2.2 yards per rush average established a new career worst. Meanwhile, he also continued a curious streak of ineffectiveness in the passing game, one that's seen him compile no more than 27 receiving yards over any of his past three outings while failing to record a touchdown during that span (52.8 YPG and four receiving scores through Week 12). The still incredibly reliable Barkley will look to rebound in Week 16 against Indianapolis, facing a Colts defense that entered Sunday allowing the second-most running back receptions this season (91).
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.
Barkley set the Giants' franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie in style, going all the way on a 78-yard scamper in the second quarter for his 13th of the season. Despite seeing a modest 18 touches due to the blowout nature of the contest, Barkley came up just three scrimmage yards short of reaching 200. He'll continue to be a set-and-forget RB1 against the Titans in Week 15.
Barkley said Monday he doesn't feel any pain in his shoulder, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Barkley was removed for a few plays after taking a hard fall on his shoulder in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-27 win over the Bears. He came back into the contest and finished with 125 yards on 24 carries and 21 yards on three receptions, making it three consecutive weeks with triple-digit yardage on the ground and more than 140 scrimmage yards. Barkley does get a potentially tricky road matchup Week 14, facing a Washington defense that held him to 38 yards on 13 carries and 73 yards on nine catches Oct. 28. Of course, the Redskins and Giants have gone in opposite directions since that contest.
Barkley rushed 24 times for 125 yards and brought in three of four targets for 21 yards in the Giants' 30-27 overtime win over the Bears on Sunday.
Barkley eclipsed the century mark on the ground for the third straight game, although he was less involved in the passing game than in some other recent contests. After scuffling for running room for multiple games this season, the Giants offensive line seems to be opening up lanes more consistently for the 2018 second overall pick. Barkley has averaged between 5.2 and 7.8 yards per rush in his last three games, which bodes well for his fantasy outlook as he heads into a Week 14 battle versus the Redskins.
Barkley carried 13 times for 101 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles. He also caught seven passes for an additional 41 yards and a touchdown in the 25-22 loss.
Barkley was outstanding in the first half, scoring a rushing and receiving touchdown while racking up over 100 scrimmage yards. He received considerably less work in the second half and wasn't nearly as effective, which is somewhat hard to fathom considering his team enjoyed a lead heading into the fourth quarter. While he could have had an even bigger day, Barkley still managed another excellent performance and is now up to 12 total touchdowns this season. He'll look to build on this effort next Sunday against the Bears.
Barkley rushed 27 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and hauled in two of three targets for 10 yards and another touchdown in the Giants' 38-35 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Eli Manning completed 95.0 percent of his passes, but he was still overshadowed by Barkley's exploits, which included career highs in carries and rushing yards. The 2018 second-overall pick added his first receiving score since Week 5, even as his reception total equaled his lowest since the opener. Barkley's usage figures to remain sky high when the Giants tangle with the Eagles in a Week 12 divisional road battle.
Barkley rushed 20 times for 67 yards and caught four of five targets for 33 yards in Monday night's 27-23 win over the 49ers.
Barkley was bottled up in the running game, where over a quarter of his total came on a long rush of 18 yards. The prized rookie has now gone for under 3.5 yards per carry in three straight games, and in four of his last five outings. While the Giants will need to improve their run blocking to help Barkley out, he again made an impact through the air, particularly with a 23-yard reception to set up New York's go-ahead touchdown with under a minute left. In doing so, Barkley hit an even 100 yards from scrimmage, giving him another nice all-around outing.
Barkley carried 13 times for 38 yards and caught nine of 10 targets for an additional 73 yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Redskins.
Barkley never really got it going on the ground, posting a long run of just nine yards as he averaged 2.9 yards per carry. Luckily for his fantasy owners, he had another excellent game as a receiver and still surpassed 100 scrimmage yards for the seventh time in eight games. He failed to find the end zone for just the second time this season, but he continues to receive touches near the goal line and is a safe bet to score most weeks. Barkley will take a breather during the upcoming bye week before getting back to work against the 49ers in Week 10.
Barkley rushed 14 times for 43 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of 10 targets for 51 receiving yards in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Falcons. He also successfully ran in a two-point conversion.
Barkley once again saw plenty of touches, particularly as quarterback Eli Manning's regular check-down target. In fact, Barkley has now caught nine passes in back-to-back games, even though his 51 yards Monday tied a season low in efficiency at 5.7 yards per grab. The rookie's 3.1 yards per rush weren't very good either, but despite playing behind subpar protection, Barkley once again managed to find the end zone, scoring from two yards out in the fourth quarter. Through seven games, Barkley has now racked up seven scores and will look to add to his tally Week 8 versus the Redskins.
Barkley had 13 carries for 130 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in Thursday's 34-13 loss to the Eagles. He also caught nine of 12 targets for 99 more yards.
Barkley is game-flow-proof, quarterback-proof and offensive line-proof. He's a major weapon in the passing game and capable of taking a play to the house at any moment. No matter how bad it gets for the Giants, a healthy Barkley is a top-five fantasy player.
Barkley, who evidently tweaked his back late in Week 5 action, is "fine, healthy and ready to go," according to coach Pat Shurmur, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
It's great news for those stressing over the fact that Barkley came out of Sunday's 33-31 loss to the Panthers a little banged up, especially with the Giants playing again Thursday night against the Eagles. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft hauled in four passes for 81 yards and two scores, to go along with 15 carries for 48 more yards Sunday.
Barkley told Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com after Sunday's 33-31 loss at Carolina that he "felt something in his back, not his knee or ankle" late in the contest.
At the conclusion of his second touchdown grab in the fourth quarter, Barkley took a big hit, per coach Pat Shurmur, but the nature of the injury wasn't known until Barkley himself spoke with the media. It doesn't appear serious at the moment, but the Giants are certain to provide a prompt update on Barkley's status with a short week to prepare for a Thursday night affair with the Eagles.
Barkley, who had a monster game with four catches for 81 yards and two scores, to go along with 15 carries for 48 more yards, left the game with an apparent knee injury after scoring a go-ahead touchdown. According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, Barkley was moving well after the game, and coach Pat Shurmur said he was fine.
We'll have to wait for confirmation that Barkley is indeed okay, but the early report is a good sign. Barkley is already one of the league's best backs in a pure football sense, and despite playing behind a poor offensive line, also a top-tier fantasy option.
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