Are you a fan of the New York Giants that would like to have the team’s star running back, Saquon Barkley, on your fantasy team? Unless you happen to have the first overall pick, you just might be out of luck. Barkley was one of the top running backs in the league last season and that’s translated to big expectations this season. That goes for both the realm of the actual game and the realm of fantasy football.
It’s not hard to see why Barkley is so highly rated, thanks to his participation in both the passing and the running games for the Giants, and according to NFL.com’s Michael Fabiano, there’s no better player in the league for fantasy football than Barkley. In his first five round mock draft of the offseason, Barkley was ranked as the number one overall player.
Here’s what Fabiano had to say about the Giants running back.
Barkley is coming off a historic rookie season that saw him finish first in PPR points among running backs. A touch monster who could tote the rock over 400 times now that the Giants have parted ways with Odell Beckham Jr., Barkley is going to emerge into the consensus No. 1 overall selection at a position that is talented at the top.
Barkley finished last season with numbers that were nearly impossibly good for a rookie on a bad team with a poor offensive line, to the tune of 1,307 rushing yards and 721 receiving yards.
It definitely looks like Barkley will have more tools to succeed this season, playing behind an improved offensive line featuring newly traded for left guard Kevin Zeitler, and, depending on how things go during the rest of the offseason, a possible new face at right tackle.
With things not looking so great this season, Barkley’s greatness may be one of the few things legitimately worth looking forward to this year for fans of the Giants.