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ECR# 5# 13-
Best Rank# 2# 4-
Worst Rank# 9# 22-
Fantasy Points 
Season Total227.0175.5-
Avg Game14.211.7-
Avg Projection184.8180.8-
SOS Rank2928-
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Rush Attempts229.3244.6
Rush Yards1,009.31,050.8
Rush TDs6.99.5
Rec Yards378.9189.4
Rec TDs1.40.5
Fantasy Points184.8180.8
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Notes for Player Combination
Ellis Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
He's great. From his talent to his athleticism, to even his role on the offense, Barkley has it all. This Giants offense never seems to be the most appealing but I have both their top RB and QB cracking the top 10 at their position. Barkley is as steady as it comes at the position and also has a game-breaking ability that can create a fantasy week-winning upside. Outside of injury, there is no way he won't be an RB-one on this up-and-coming offense.From dynasty darling to dynasty danger, Walker's offseason has been a rollercoaster. This is almost solely a result of the team drafting big-bodied, pass-catching back Zach Charbonnet in the second round. After ending last season with three straight 20+ carry games and 100+ rushing yard games, his workload is expected to take a hit. Thankfully, Charbonnet compliments his skillset well, and the two can definitely co-exist. Unfortunately, it's tough to see Walker be an RB-one if Charbonnet gets consistent weekly touches.
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Rumors of Saquon Barkley's demise have been greatly exaggerated- not by Mark Ringo though. I had a hunch he'd rebound and thankfully for both of us, he did. Even a blind squirrel like yours truly finds a nut once in a while haha! In the offseason, the Giants tried to upgrade their offense around him. New additions include: Darren Waller, Jalin Hyatt, Mecole Hardman, Parris Campbell, & John Michael Schmitz. Schmitz should help with the interior blocking. The others bring plenty of speed to space the field. Waller becomes an instant red-zone target. The biggest concern with Saquon is his contract situation. He and the Giants couldn't reach an agreement, so they franchised him. Obviously, Saquon isn't happy about it and is currently holding out for a long-term deal. The million-dollar question is, how long will the holdout be? Is it the I'm not going to training camp, but will play week one type of holdout? Or is it the, I'll sit out all year like LeVeon Bell did to the Steelers' holdout? Unfortunately, there's not anyone who can replicate what Saquon does fantasy-wise if he holds out. My best guess is the Giants would go to a RBBC- maybe rookie Eric Gray or Gary Brightwell get half of the carries and the coveted goal-line work. They could also sign a free agent like Leonard Fournette or Kareem Hunt. Keep an eye on this situation. If Saquon hasn't signed by the day of your draft -you'll have a tough decision to make when you're on the clock. And if that's the case in late August, I'll move him down several spots.It was all set up perfectly for Kenneth Walker III and fantasy owners until day two of the draft hit. That's when all hell broke loose in The Great Northwest. The Seahawks stunned fantasy football fans by taking RB Zach Charbonnet. When I first heard his name I thought they meant they bought a bottle of wine to celebrate my greatness as a fantasy football analyst haha! Hey, I can't fault anyone for toasting Mark Ringo haha! Anyway, I digress, it sounds like they want to lessen Walker's workload. Walker isn't known for his receiving chops or his pass-protection skills. In addition, Charbonnet can carry the load if Walker goes down. I'm envisioning a Chris Carson/Rashaad Penny split more than Walker being the lead RB, but we'll see. This RBBC is giving me a headache. I could use a drink, just not Charbonnet haha! Sacre bleu!
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
16-game season for the first time since his rookie campaign netted Top 6 RB finish, and 2023 could be showcase for potential future employerOne of the top home run hitting talents at RB, but his workload could actually decrease in 2023 with addition of rookie Z. Charbonnet
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Back w/ Giants where he thrived -- offense should only keep ascending & increase TD opps with more continuity in 20235/5: Among the biggest RB fallers - Zach Charbonnet is NOT Walker's level of prospect, but he is damn good in his own right. He'll immediately threaten for receiving work as a strong protector & outlet, plus roughly 30-40% of carries.
Andrew Erickson
Saquon Barkley was finally healthy in 2022 and reaped the rewards of playing in a much better offensive environment. He finished as the RB5 overall and in points per game, as he was able to recapture his explosive upside as both a rusher and receiver. Barkley finished second in overall touches (352) and backfield opportunity share (80%) behind only Josh Jacobs through 17 weeks. He also scored 10 rushing TDs with 23 carries inside the 10-yard line. In 2021, Barkley totaled just 13 red-zone touches all season. Let Barkley's return to glory show that you want to target young impending free agent RBs in improved offensive situations that project to earn high volume with proven records of production.Kenneth Walker III stood as the RB8 from Weeks 6-17 after Rashaad Penny was placed on IR with a season-ending injury. The rookie was the RB9 in points per game. If you remove the two games, he missed due to injury (Weeks 13/14) he averaged 16.4 fantasy points per game, which would have placed him as the RB8 in points per game. Walker's late ADP last season made him a draft-day steal. We all knew that Rashaad Penny was never going to be "the guy" for the long run based on his injury track record and that Walker would likely take over RB1 duties as an uber-talented second-round pick. He did just that and got absolutely FED after returning from a late-season ankle injury. Walker was either consistently playing 70 percent-plus snaps or carrying the ball 23-plus times. And at times, we even saw Walker earn targets while leading the backfield in routes run. But overall, he underwhelmed as a receiver as he did at the college level. And his tendency to look for home runs rushes resulted in a rushing success rate that ranked second-to-last (31.4%) among rushers with at least 100 carries in 2022. He also missed games because of injuries. And his path to RB1 upside will be that much tougher to realize after the team added Zach Charbonnet in the second round of this year's draft. Charbonnet posted the 5th-highest PFF receiving grade and tied for first in receptions per game (3.7) among his draft class. The former UCLA running back also finished with the highest positive run rate (57%) and lowest bust rate (4%) among drafted running backs. The rookie Seahawk can't deliver explosive rushes like Walker, but he can be trusted to hit doubles as a rusher and receiver consistently. That's concerning for those hoping Walker was stepping into a workhorse role this season, which was very appealing about his fantasy profile last year.
Derek Lofland
Barkley had a great bounce back fantasy season from injuries with 1,312 yards rushing, 338 yards receiving, and 10 TDs. Barkley should be an elite RB1in 2023 in Brian Daboll's offense.Walker had a great rookie fantasy season with 936 yards rushing, 155 yards receiving, and 9 TDs in just 14 games and 10 starts. There is some concern that the Seahawks used a 2nd round pick on Zach Charbonnet, but Walker should still be a high-end RB2.