Game-day update: Barkley is officially active for Sunday Night Football.
Game-day update: Jay Glazer says that Barkley is a game time decision, but likely to play.
Saquon Barkley a GTD but likely to play tonight, per @JayGlazer.— Jared Smola (@SmolaDS) October 15, 2023
Giants will leave it up to Barkley as to how much work he gets.
Game day update: Barkley still isn’t guaranteed to play on Sunday night. He is trending in the right direction but will test the injury during pre-game warmups.
#Giants RB Saquon Barkley, out the past three weeks with a high-ankle sprain, is optimistic about being able to play today, per me and @MikeGarafolo. The team is giving him all the time he needs, and it's not 100%. But there is a real chance he returns today vs. the #Bills.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2023
After missing the last two weeks of action with a high-ankle sprain, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has a shot at returning to the field this week when the Giants travel to face the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.
Barkley was a limited participant at practice all week, which is a good sign. The team listed him as questionable on the official injury report. However, given the nature of his injury, it’s no lock that he’ll suit up. Be sure to watch the news Sunday morning to get a sense of where things stand.
Betting and DFS implications for Week 6
I’m not sure that Barkley’s presence will have much impact on the Giants as 15-point underdogs. Tyrod Tayor is starting at quarterback this week, which certainly doesn’t help the situation, though I’m not sure how much it actually hurts either. The Giants offense would benefit from having Barkley back in action, and it would make that massive spread somewhat easier to cover.
As far as fantasy football lineups go, Barkley can be slotted into the second running back spot, if he plays. If he doesn’t, the team will use some combination of Eric Gray and Matt Breida. Gray had the edge in carries last week, 12 to nine. And both players had just one target and one catch. The week before that Breida had 14 carries. Still, I would shy away from either of those players if Barkley can’t go this week.