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Giants RB Saquon Barkley returns after injury scare for strong fantasy football day

Giants RB Squon Barkley took himself out of the game after taking a hit in Week 3, but returned. Here are the latest updates.

Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants on the field during warm ups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on September 26, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Final update: Barkley was able to finish the game without any more injury trouble. He also saw 60 snaps to Elijhaa Penny’s eight and Gary Brightwell’s two. Barkley finished with his best game of the short season, rushing 16 times for 51 yards and a touchdown and catching 6-of-7 targets for 43 yards. It wasn’t a huge fantasy day in a loss to the Falcons, but 22 touches, 94 yards and a touchdown were a good start.

UPDATE: The Giants have Barkley back on the field. Considering they’ve lost Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard to injury, this is a moral victory. It’s early in the second half and Barkley is up to 34 yards rushing on 10 carries with a few catches for 14 yards. He was widely viewed as chalk in Week 3 at $6,500 on DraftKings and is coming up as a relative bust so far. He still has time to return some value.

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley took himself out of their Week 3 game after suffering an injury. He limp-hopped off to the sideline. His backup today is Gary Brightwell after Devontae Booker was a healthy scratch, but Elijhaa Penny is the only other back with a touch. The Giants lead 6-0 late in the second quarter.