The New York Giants head into their bye in Week 11, and it could not come at a better for running back Saquon Barkley. He has struggled since returning from a high ankle sprain, and now he is dealing with a shoulder injury. Barkley rushed for one yard in Week 10, and after the game had an x-ray on his shoulder, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.
Barkley acknowledged he is hurting, but is not going to shut things down to get better for next year. He turned back that suggestion on Tuesday.
“The mindset of sitting me out and resting me for the rest of the season is beyond me. I do not agree with it. It won’t happen. I’m gonna keep going until I can’t go no more. That’s the player I am and I’m gonna do it for my teammates.”
It’s been a rough few weeks for Barkley since his return, and rushing for one yard on 13 rushing attempts was a fitting cap to it. He’ll get some time to rest over the next week before the Giants return with a road game against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy football analysis: Giants RB Saquon Barkley
It’s been ugly, but you have to keep sending Barkley back out there as long as he is active. He’s still getting value in the passing game, so you’re not taking goose eggs. It’s frustrating, but the ceiling is still tremendous enough that it’s not worth sitting him for the time being.