Saquon Barkley Fantasy Outlook: Expert Start/Sit Advice For Giants RB, Plus Kadarius Toney Ahead of MNF
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- How should you handle Saquon Barkley in fantasy football? With his status in doubt for Monday Night Football, our expert offers advice on how to factor that into start/sit decisions.
- He also weighs in on what to expect from Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney against the Bucs.
Monday Night Football always makes fantasy football start/sit decisions trickier, but especially whenever a player’s status is in doubt. That’s the case with Giants star running back Saquon Barkley, who could potentially make his much-anticipated return from an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Week 5.
Barkley is officially listed as questionable, so how should fantasy football managers navigate start/sit decisions involving him? Our expert offers his advice below, complete with a take on Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
Start Saquon Barkley In Fantasy?
It’s unclear whether Saquon Barkley and/or Devontae Booker will play on Monday Night Football. Given that impacts sit/start decisions for Sunday, what you do should be based on your risk tolerance.
For example, if I’m unable to make backup plans in the event either RB is ruled out, I would be more cautious and lean toward sitting Barkley and Booker. They have a brutal matchup against the Bucs’ stout run defense anyway.
Verdict: Assess based on your risk tolerance
Start Kadarius Toney In Fantasy?
Kadarius Toney is a fringe WR3/4 option for Week 11.
Managing the rookie receiver has been a rollercoaster all season as he’s posted elite usage when on the field but has also suffered numerous injuries that have sidelined him for varying stints. However, I expect Toney to be closer to 100% following the Giants’ Week 10 bye. I lean toward starting him in any related sit/start decisions as a result.
Verdict: Start Kadarius Toney as a WR3/4
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