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News: 2 days agoBarkley rushed 18 times for 63 yards and a touchdown and secured all five targets for 18 yards in the Giants' 20-20 tie with the Commanders on Sunday.
Spin: Barkley had to work for every yard on the ground as his rushing line clearly indicates, but he was still able to put together a solid fantasy day thanks to volume and a 13-yard rushing touchdown just before the halfway point of the second quarter. Barkley has been under the 100-yard mark in three straight games, but he has multiple catches in three consecutive contests and rushing scores in four of his last five going into a Week 14 home showdown against the Eagles.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: It's been a downward spiral for Barkley since he paced all running backs in fantasy points as a rookie in 2018. The Penn State product followed that up with a 10th-place finish (three missed games) in 2019 before missing all but two games due to injury in 2020. A pair of early-season top-10 outings last season had Barkley back on track, but a freak Week 5 ankle injury cost him four games and he never quite bounced back. Perhaps the new coaching regime will re-ignite Barkley's career -- he's only 25 years old and has minimal competition for touches -- but the rough 2021 efficiency and 21 missed games over the last three seasons means we must lower expectations. Barkley is best viewed as a mid-range RB2.