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Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Doubtful for Monday
Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 1:10 PM
Barkley (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Monday's contest against the Seahawks, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Head coach Brian Daboll left open the door Saturday for Barkley to make a quick return despite a reported high-ankle sprain, but it appears as if the Pro Bowl back will not play Monday after a smattering of LP tags throughout the week. As a result, Matt Breida figures to be set up for a prominent role against a vulnerable Panthers defense, with Gary Brightwell likely also mixing into the rotation.
Daniel Bellinger
Daniel Bellinger Gets questionable tag
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 8:44 PM
Bellinger (neck) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: It is unclear if Bellinger picked up the injury during the Giants' Week 3 loss to the 49ers or some other way, but he popped up on the injury report Thursday. Although he is behind Darren Waller on the depth chart, the second-year tight end has handled offensive snaps north of 60 percent through three weeks. Lawrence Cager would likely be in line to assume the No. 2 role if Bellinger is unable to go.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Limited in practice again
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:01 PM
Barkley (ankle) was a limited practice participant Friday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Barkley now has back-to-back LP tags under his belt as he tries to avoid a second game absence this Monday against Seattle. Wise or not, the Giants being 0-3 in a tough division may be a factor here, as players typically miss multiple games after suffering high ankle sprains. The most likely outcome at this point is a 'questionable' tag on the final injury report Saturday, with Barkley then being viewed as a game-time decision ahead of the MNF kickoff.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Practicing again
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 12:26 PM
Barkley (ankle) is practicing Friday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: The report notes that Barkley was "moving pretty well" during individual drills in his second day back on the practice field. He returned Thursday as a limited participant and seems to be making a bid to play in Monday's game against Seattle, though it'll nonetheless be surprising if he upgrades from limited to full on Friday.
Daniel Bellinger
Daniel Bellinger Tending to neck injury
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 3:04 PM
Bellinger was a limited participant in Thursday's practice due to a neck injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: The second-year tight end either sustained the neck injury at some point during Thursday's session or is still hurting after playing 43 total snaps (28 on offense, 15 on special teams) in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the 49ers. Though he's dropped to second on the depth chart at tight end behind offseason pickup Darren Waller in 2023, Bellinger has handled offensive snap shares north of 60 percent in two of the team's first three games. The Giants being on the wrong side of blowouts likely played a part in the elevated playing time, however, as he handled a more modest 40 percent share in a three-point win over the Cardinals in Week 2.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Limited in first Week 4 practice
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 2:51 PM
Barkley (ankle) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Analysis: Though head coach Brian Daboll acknowledged prior to the session that Barkley was scheduled to take part in individual drills for the first time since suffering a right ankle sprain Week 2 versus the Cardinals, the running back apparently felt well enough to take at least some additional reps with the team. Barkley's limited participation Thursday doesn't guarantee his availability for Monday's game against the Seahawks, as the Giants will continue to monitor his health over the final two practices of Week 4 before updating his status. While Barkley was sidelined for last Thursday's loss to the Eagles, the Giants ended up abandoning the run early, resulting in fill-in starter Matt Breida being limited to just four carries, despite playing 80 percent of the snaps on offense.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Getting in on-field work Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 11:21 AM
Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Barkley (ankle) is set to take part in individual work during Thursday's practice, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: Daboll didn't specify whether Barkley's activity will be enough to constitute limited participation in practice, but clarity on that front will arrive when the Giants release their first Week 4 injury report later Thursday. Barkley hasn't practiced in any fashion since suffering a right high-ankle sprain late in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Cardinals. The star running back appears to be making steady progress in his recovery, however, and if he's able to ramp up the intensity of his workouts over the next few days, he could have a chance at being available for Monday's game against the Seahawks.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Making progress
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 10:58 AM
Barkley is making progress in his recovery from a sprained right ankle, Jordan Raanan of reports.
Analysis: Barkley was unable to suit up for the Giants' Week 3 loss at San Francisco last Thursday. Prior to that contest, he revealed to Taylor Rooks of NFL on Prime that he was tending to a "high-ankle sprain," which typically results in a multi-game absence. According to Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site however, coach Brian Daboll called Barkley day-to-day Tuesday. Fortunately, the Giants don't play until Monday against the Seahawks, so there seems to be some chance Barkley will miss only one game due to his ankle injury.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Could be back for Week 4
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 9:06 AM
Barkley (ankle) has "a chance" to get back on the field for the Giants' Week 4 game Oct. 2 versus the Seahawks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Shortly after being ruled inactive ahead of Thursday's eventual 30-12 loss to the 49ers, Barkley acknowledged that he's dealing with a right high-ankle sprain. The Giants are viewing Barkley as week-to-week, and while an injury of this sort often keeps players out for multiple games, the running back should at least benefit from New York having a quasi-bye week due to the lengthy turnaround between its matchup with the 49ers this past Thursday and the matchup with the Seahawks, which falls on a Monday. The Giants will hold their first official Week 4 practice this coming Thursday, and if Barkley is able to take the field in at least a limited fashion, it would bode well for his chances of being ready to play by next Monday.
Jalin Hyatt
Jalin Hyatt Gets no targets in Thursday's loss
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 9:21 PM
Hyatt didn't receive any targets against the 49ers in a Week 3 loss Thursday.
Analysis: Hyatt provided a boost to the Giants' passing game with two catches for 89 yards against Arizona in Week 2, but he didn't see a single ball thrown his way against San Francisco. This was the second time the rookie speedster has been shut out in receptions through three games this season, and he's yet to be on the field for more than 22 offensive snaps in any contest. With that context in mind, Hyatt isn't a reliable option in fantasy at this point in the campaign.
Parris Campbell
Parris Campbell Leads team in catches Thursday
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 7:19 PM
Campbell caught all six of his targets for 24 yards in Week 3 during a loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: While Campbell led New York with a season-high six receptions, he didn't do much with that volume, posting a long gain of seven yards and picking up just 24 yards total. He also logged a season-low 42 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps, though that was still good enough for third-most among wideouts on the team. Campbell, Jalin Hyatt and the returning Wan'Dale Robinson saw relatively similar playing time in the Week 3 contest, and there may not be much fantasy value among the trio until one separates himself from the others.
Isaiah Hodgins
Isaiah Hodgins Shut out Thursday
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 6:55 PM
Hodgins failed to catch his only target in a Week 3 loss to San Francisco on Thursday.
Analysis: Hodgins was on the field for two-thirds of New York's offensive snaps, but he got only one target. The wideout hauled in a touchdown against Arizona in Week 2 but has notched just one catch over his other two games combined. The pecking order among Giants receivers continues to be unsettled and was further complicated Thursday by the season debut of Wan'Dale Robinson, who caught four of five targets for 21 yards. Head coach Brian Daboll has shown a willingness in the past to shake up the receiver depth chart based on individual performance, so Hodgins could begin to lose playing time if he doesn't amp up his production.
Gary Brightwell
Gary Brightwell Sees increased workload Thursday
Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 5:25 PM
Brightwell rushed four times for five yards and caught two of three targets for 31 yards in Thursday's Week 3 loss to San Francisco.
Analysis: It was expected that Brightwell would see more snaps with Saquon Barkley out with an ankle injury, though Matt Breida saw the bulk of New York's backfield work. Brightwell ended up logging nine offensive snaps, making a minimal impact on the ground with a long gain of just two yards. He was more effective as a pass catcher, as his pair of receptions went for 18 and 13 yards, respectively. Breida will likely continue to see the majority of snaps at running back for as long as Barkley remains out, but Brightwell appears to be the clear second option while that remains the case -- rookie No. 3 back Eric Gray saw all of his work on special teams Thursday.
Darren Waller
Darren Waller Quiet night in loss
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 11:17 PM
Waller secured three of six targets for 20 yards in the Giants' 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Waller co-led the team in targets but finished with his lowest yardage total in the first three games of the season. The veteran tight end was also the intended target on Daniel Jones' final pass of the night, one that resulted in an interception by the 49ers' Talanoa Hufanga with 3:48 remaining. Waller's production will naturally be inexorably tied to Jones moving forward, particularly concerning when considering how poorly the quarterback has played for all but the second half of the Week 2 comeback win over the Cardinals.
Darius Slayton
Darius Slayton Leads team with modest yardage
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 11:12 PM
Slayton secured three of six targets for 32 yards in the Giants' 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Slayton's yardage total, modest as it was, set the pace for the Giants on the night, and he also tied with Parris Campbell and Darren Waller for the team lead in targets. The veteran speedster also recorded the second-longest catch of the night for New York (17 yards), but like the rest of New York's air attack, he was victimized by Daniel Jones' mediocre play. Slayton has three catches apiece in each of his first three contests, a number he'll look to improve on against a vulnerable Seahawks secondary in a Week 4 home matchup on Monday night, Oct. 2.
Daniel Jones
Daniel Jones Significant downturn in Week 3 loss
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 11:01 PM
Jones completed 22 of 32 passes for 137 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and added two rushes for five yards in the Giants' 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Jones was only sacked twice and picked off once, but he was hit an additional four times unofficially and also limited to a microscopic 4.3 yards per attempt. The veteran signal-caller spread the ball around to seven different players, but no Giants pass catcher managed to total more than 32 receiving yards. Jones has now put together a worrisome body of work in essentially 10 of his first 12 quarters of the season, particularly concerning when factoring in the financial commitment made to him by the franchise this offseason. Jones and his teammates will be trying to stave off a 1-3 start when they tangle with the Seahawks in a Week 4 home matchup on Monday night, Oct. 2.
Matt Breida
Matt Breida Meager opportunity in loss
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 10:55 PM
Breida rushed four times for 17 yards and a touchdown and brought in all three targets for one yard in the Giants' 30-12 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.
Analysis: Stepping in for Saquon Barkley (ankle), Breida somewhat unsurprisingly ended up with sparse opportunities on the ground against a 49ers team that overmatched the Giants on both sides of the ball. The veteran did manage to salvage his fantasy night to an extent with an eight-yard touchdown rush with 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, his first rushing score since Week 11 of last season. A report earlier Thursday indicated Barkley's injury is specifically a high-ankle sprain, which portends a potential multi-game absence. However, whether Breida will have another shot as the primary early-down back in a Week 4 home matchup against the Seahawks on Monday night, Oct. 2 remains to be seen.
Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley Has 'high-ankle sprain'
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 6:28 PM
Barkley isn't playing Thursday at San Francisco due to a "high-ankle sprain," Taylor Rooks reported on NFL on Prime's broadcast.
Analysis: It's thus no shock that Barkley isn't suiting up four days removed from suffering an ankle injury at the tail end of this past Sunday's win in Arizona. But considering high-ankle sprains often are accompanied by multi-game absences, his status for Week 4 and beyond now is in question. The Giants don't play again until Monday, Oct. 2 against the Seahawks, so Barkley does have a bit more time to recover than normal. If Barkley needs to miss more than one game, Matt Breida should be the main beneficiary out of New York's backfield, with Gary Brightwell and Eric Gray also available for lingering RB reps.
Wan'Dale Robinson
Wan'Dale Robinson Making season debut Thursday
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 5:55 PM
Robinson (knee) is listed as active Thursday at San Francisco.
Analysis: Robinson thus will be making his first appearance since tearing the ACL in his right knee Week 11 of last season. Considering he's been listed as limited on all nine of the Giants' practice reports to kick off the campaign, he likely will play second fiddle to Parris Campbell out of the slot Thursday. Still, Robinson will be among New York's active wide receivers along with Darius Slayton, Isaiah Hodgins, Campbell, Jalin Hyatt and Sterling Shepard.
Wan'Dale Robinson
Wan'Dale Robinson Trending toward Thursday return
Thu, Sep 21, 2023, 11:27 AM
Robinson (knee), who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the 49ers, is expected to be active for the contest barring any pregame setbacks, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Robinson has missed the Giants' first two games of the season while continuing his recovery from the torn ACL he suffered in November 2022, but he looks poised to play Thursday, with his status to be confirmed when New York releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. If Robinson gets the green light to play Thursday, he may not be in store for a major role right off the bat, but the 2022 second-round pick could eventually get the chance to supplant Parris Campbell as the Giants' top option out of the slot. Before injuring his right knee Week 11 of last season, Robinson recorded 23 catches for 227 yards and a touchdown on 31 targets over six games.


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