Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Wed 10/20/21 11:15 AM

Barkley (ankle) wasn't spotted on the field during the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
While Giants head coach Joe Judge has said he won't yet rule Barkley out Sunday's game against the Panthers, the star running back's continued absence from practice to begin Week 7 likely has him trending toward sitting out a second straight contest. Devontae Booker operated as New York's top running back with Barkley sidelined Week 6, accounting for 69 scrimmage yards on 16 touches in a blowout loss to the Rams. Barkely will have two more chances to increase his practice activity ahead of Sunday's tilt.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Fri 10/15/21 4:34 PM

Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
EDGE Analysis
Barkley hasn't been placed on IR but also didn't have a shot to play this week. He missed practice Wednesday through Friday, allowing Devontae Booker to step in as the lead back -- an assignment he figures to continue this Sunday against the Rams. After that, the Giants face Carolina in Week 7 and Kansas City in Week 8.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Thu 10/14/21 12:38 PM

Barkley (ankle) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
While the Giants haven't officially ruled Barkley out for Sunday's game against the Rams, the left low-ankle sprain he sustained in last week's loss to Dallas is expected to sideline him for 2-to-3 weeks. Assuming Barkley remains idle for Friday's practice, he'll likely be ruled out for the Week 6 contest shortly thereafter. Devontae Booker is projected to serve as the Giants' lead back against Los Angeles.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Wed 10/13/21 10:53 AM2 Comments

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Barkley (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
EDGE Analysis
Judge has thus far been reluctant to definitively rule Barkley out for Sunday's game against the Rams, but that appears to be a foregone conclusion after the running back suffered a left low-ankle sprain in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Cowboys. Sources familiar with Barkley's injury expect him to miss 2-to-3 weeks, so barring a miraculous recovery over the next two days, he'll likely be ruled out for the matchup with the Rams by the end of the week. Devontae Booker stepped in as the Giants' clear lead back when Barkley exited in the loss to the Cowboys, carrying 16 times for 42 yards and a touchdown while hauling in three of four targets for 16 yards and another score.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Mon 10/11/21 5:18 PM

Giants head coach Joe Judge said Monday that X-rays on Barkley's sprained left ankle came back "with better news than it could've been," Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Though Judge was unwilling to offer a timeline for Barkley's return, the running back appears likely to miss 2-to-3 weeks.
EDGE Analysis
Judge's unwillingness to go into detail about the extent of Barkley's injury means he can't yet officially be ruled out for the Giants' Week 6 game against the Rams, but fantasy managers should already begin preparing to look at other options at running back this week, and likely next week, too. Devontae Booker served as the primary replacement when Barkley exited early in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, finishing with 42 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries to go with three receptions for 16 yards and another score.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Mon 10/11/21 9:11 AM

Barkley (ankle) is scheduled for further testing Monday, with the Giants optimistic he'll only be out for a couple weeks, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports
EDGE Analysis
Barkley was carted off to the locker room after rolling his left ankle on a defender's foot in the first half of Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys. He was ruled out for the rest of the game shortly thereafter, and reporters later spotted him with crutches and a walking boot after the contest. However, while the initial signs weren't great, multiple reports suggest Barkley escaped with a low-ankle sprain. Depending on how Monday's testing goes, Barkley may even avoid landing on injured reserve and have a shot to return within the next few weeks. In the short term, Devontae Booker and Gary Brightwell figure to replace Barkley for Week 6 against the Rams, at the very least.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Sun 10/10/21 8:45 PM

Barkley (ankle) was seen wearing crutches and a walking boot after Sunday's 44-20 loss to Dallas, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Barkley hurt the ankle in the first half, as his leg bent awkwardly and swelled up almost immediately. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Barkley is considered week-to-week due to a low-ankle sprain, but it seems highly improbable that Barkley will be ready to face the Rams in Week 6.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Sun 10/10/21 5:01 PM

Barkley won't return to Sunday's game at Dallas due to an ankle injury.
EDGE Analysis
A Daniel Jones pass went sailing over Barkley's head in the first quarter, and afterward the running back stepped on the foot of Cowboys cornerback Jourdan Lewis and badly rolled his left ankle. Barkley needed a cart to get to the locker room, and he was quickly downgraded from questionable to out. In Barkley's stead, Devontae Booker and Gary Brightwell are the remaining RBs on the Giants' active roster.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Thu 10/7/21 4:16 PM

Barkley (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Giants appear to be increasingly comfortable with the health of Barkley's surgically-repaired right knee; he hadn't been a full participant in any of the team's three other Thursday practices since the season started (New York played a Thursday night game Week 2). The team's confidence in Barkley has been evident in his increasing workload, as he's gone from playing 47 percent of the offensive snaps Week 1 to a season-high 88 percent in the Week 4 win in New Orleans. Now that Barkley is back to handling a normal snap load, fantasy managers don't have to think too hard about whether to include him in weekly lineups.

Saquon Barkley
RB NYG (9)
Wed 10/6/21 2:41 PM

Barkley (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Giants continue to limit his workload in practice, but not in games. While he's averaging only 13.0 carries for 46.5 rushing yards per game, Barkley has played 84 percent of snaps or more in three straight contests, and he has 11 receptions and three TDs over the past two weeks. He'll face an upstart Dallas defense in Week 5 and should be good for his usual 15-to-25 touches.