Giants: 2 massive bold predictions for Saquon Barkley in 2020

Saquon Barkley, Giants, NFL, NFC East, Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

11+ yards per reception

In today’s NFL, the elite running backs are considered the guys that can contribute on the ground and through the air. So far, in his first two seasons with the Giants, Barkley has done nothing but produce in both facets of New York’s offense.

Back in 2018, as a rookie, the Penn State product recorded 7.9 yards per reception on 91 receptions. Last season, Barkley would improve his yards per reception number to 8.4 on 52 receptions. Heading into the 2020 season, Barkley could be in for a special season with the Giants.

With that in mind, while it’s asking a lot from him, Barkley could contribute 11+ yards per reception in year three.

The last time we saw a running back produce 11+ yards per reception — on at least 50 targets — came in 2016, when pre-injury David Johnson had exactly 11 yards per reception with the Arizona Cardinals.

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