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News: 1 day agoBarkley (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Spin: Barkley hasn't been placed on IR but also didn't have a shot to play this week. He missed practice Wednesday through Friday, allowing Devontae Booker to step in as the lead back -- an assignment he figures to continue this Sunday against the Rams. After that, the Giants face Carolina in Week 7 and Kansas City in Week 8.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Barkley returns to the New York backfield in search of a bounceback campaign following a 2020 season in which a knee injury limited him to 64 snaps. Barkley was the feature back, as expected, out of the gate, handling 15 carries and nine targets while playing 88% of the snaps in Week 1. That aligned with his usage during his first two NFL seasons. Barkley paced all RBs in yardage and fantasy points as a rookie in 2018 and ranked third in yardage and fourth in fantasy points during his 12 full games in 2019. There are suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in New York, but, assuming full health, Barkley is one of the few backs in the league who will push for 25 touches every week. The 24-year-old remains an elite RB1.