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Passing game salvages Saquon Barkley fantasy performance in Week 9

It was a rough night on the ground for Giants running back Saquon Barkley, but the passing game salvaged something. We break down his Week 9 fantasy football performance.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley runs the ball against the Dallas Cowboys during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants struggled to get any kind of offensive consistency going in Week 9, losing 37-18 to the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. Daniel Jones had a fairly miserable night, throwing for 161 yards with one touchdown, while tossing an interception and losing his seventh fumble of the season. The Giants defense kept it close for three quarters, but the Cowboys pulled away late.

Giants running back Saquon Barkley had a rough day against a Cowboys defense that hasn’t been all that great this season. Barkley rushed for 28 yards, with Jones actually leading the team with 54 rushing yards. However, the passing game salvaged a decent fantasy performance for Barkley. He caught six passes for 67 yards, although the fourth reception resulted in an eight-yard loss on a screen pass, so that’s certainly not ideal. He finished the night with 15.5 DKFP.

The Giants travel to face the New York Jets in Week 10. Barkley’s salary is $8,800 against a Jets defense that has given up the eighth most fantasy points to the running back position.