RB - NYG - IR
Week 8 Outlook
RB Saquon Barkley “finally” underwent surgery to repair his torn ACL in his right knee.
Barkley underwent surgery Friday in Los Angeles to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. “Surgery was a success," Barkley's mother, Tonya Johnson, wrote in an Instagram post. His surgery took place 40 days after suffering a torn ACL on Week 2’s loss to the Bears. He had to wait for Dr. Neal ElAtrrache’s busy schedule, the surgeon and team physician of the LA Dodgers. The Giants star RB is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of next season. Barkley will be intriguing fantasy pick next year in re-draft leagues. Barring a setback in his recovery, he is expected to be selected within the first two rounds of 2021 fantasy drafts.
The New York Giants have officially placed star RB Saquon Barkley on the IR with a torn ACL.
In other news, the Giants are now expected to sign former Falcons RB Devonta Freeman before their Week 3 game vs. the 49ers. The New York backfield could be a mess for fantasy owners. It’s not advisable to spend too much FAAB on Dion Lewis or Wayne Gallman, as it’ll likely be some sort of committee approach moving forward with all three of Freeman, Lewis, and Gallman.
Giants running back Saquon Barkley underwent an MRI of his right knee that confirmed a torn ACL, the team announced Monday. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury in the near future and is done for the season.
This is devastating news for fantasy owners who drafted Barkley with one of the top picks int he first round this Summer. With Barkley out, Dion Lewis is the top candidate for touches in the New York backfield, but he may have to share snaps with Wayne Gallman or a veteran free-agent the team brings in. The team is reportedly hosting free-agent running back Devonta Freeman for a visit this week.
Saquon Barkley has been diagnosed with a torn ACL during his initial inspection but will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the severity, but the belief is that he is done for the year.
A torn ACL is almost always a season-ender. Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman would be next up for carries but the Giants will likely bring in a free agent, possibly Devonte Freeman. Barkley struggled to find openings behind a poor offensive line this season and anyone that takes his role would likely be much less efficient than the superstar back. If his season were to end he would finish with 19 carries for 34 yards and six receptions for 60 yards without finding pay dirt.
Saquon Barkley injured his knee in Sunday's game against the Bears and the team fears that he may have a torn ACL.
Barkley was a unanimous top-three pick in redraft leagues this year and an ACL injury would be a season-ender. He went through x-rays during halftime but they will test further on Monday.