Saquon Barkley Fantasy Football Rankings, 2019 Projections, Analysis, More

Aug 31, 2019 06:30 PM EDT
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  • See our experts' fantasy football rankings, projections, analysis and more for New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

We can debate whether the New York Giants should’ve used the No. 2 overall pick of the 2018 draft on a quarterback. One thing we can’t debate is whether Barkley is one of the best running backs in the league.

On the short list of RBs worthy of the No. 1 overall pick in PPR drafts, Barkley stands apart from Ezekiel Elliott and Christian McCaffrey. Barkley’s projected status as the Giants’ No. 1 receiver theoretically gives him a higher floor than Elliott, while his rushing workload will likely continue to surpass that of McCaffrey.

Barkley’s best-case scenario, as we saw last season, is an overall RB1 finish. He’s more than worthy of a 1.01 selection in any PPR draft. Ian Hartitz

Note: Rankings and projections are as of July 1. For our experts’ most recent updates, check out our fantasy football tools.

2019 Saquon Barkley’s Fantasy Football Rankings

Here are Sean Koerner’s, Chris Raybon’s and Matthew Freedman’s consensus rankings by scoring format.

  • PPR: No. 1 overall | No. 1 RB
  • Half-Point PPR: No. 1 overall | No. 1 RB
  • Standard: No. 1 overall | No. 1 RB

2019 Projections

Here are our experts’ aggregate projections for top-level stats.

  • Rushing: 267 carries | 1,242 yards | 10.2 touchdowns
  • Receiving: 80 receptions | 660 yards | 3.3 touchdowns

2018 Stats

  • Rushing: 261 car | 1307 yds | 81.7 yds/g | 11 TDs
  • Receiving: 91 rec | 721 yds | 45.1 yds/g | 4 TDs
  • Fantasy ranks: RB1 PPR | RB2 0.5 PPR | RB2 std

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