As a rookie in 2018, Saquon Barkley led the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 2,028. He ran for 1,307 yards (second in the league) with 11 touchdowns, while adding 91 receptions (on 121 targets) for 721 yards and four more scores. In full PPR, he edged out Christian McCaffrey as the RB1.
It would have been hard for Barkley to repeat that success last year, and he didn’t. An ankle injury in Week 3, which was also Daniel Jones’ first career start, cost him the following three games and he didn’t look right for multiple weeks after returning.
Barkley still topped 1,000 yards on the ground (1,003) and had more than 50 receptions (52) last year, with eight total touchdowns (six rushing). He finished as RB10 in full PPR and standard scoring. Not bad for a down year.
Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is the Giants’ new offensive coordinator. All easy criticisms aside, offensive output was never the biggest problem in Dallas and the Giants’ offense should be better. And more specific to Barkley, he is lined up to be the centerpiece of the attack.
What is Barkley’s fantasy outlook for 2020?