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  • NYG Running Back #26
    We’re a long way from knowing whether or not Barkley will play on Monday night against the Seahawks, but a limited practice to start the week is a great sign. We’ll continue to monitor his practice status throughout the week, but it’s possibly we won’t know about his Week 4 status until hours leading up to the game. Matt Breida would be in line to start if Barkley is held out another week.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    With the Giants not playing until Monday night, Thursday marks the team’s first practice of the week. Barkley will presumably practice in a limited capacity, as the team looks to evaluate his status ahead of Week 4’s matchup against the Seahawks. We may not know more on his official status until closer to game day, so these practices will be something to monitor throughout the week. If Barkley is unable to go, Matt Breida could have some deep flex appeal, but it’s worth noting he had only seven touches in Week 3.
  • NYG Tackle #78
    Thomas was also quick to caution that he has not yet practiced in pads since the Giants just had a walk through so far this week. When the team practices in pads on Thursday, he’ll have a better sense of his availability for Monday night against the Seahawks, but he feels good and is expecting to be out there. Provided that Thomas is able to get back on the field, the team will be able to move Evan Neal back to right tackle and improve the overall performance of an offensive line unit that has really let the team down so far.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    While Barkley didn’t do a lot at practice on Tuesday, the Giants just had a walk through. Afterwards, Daboll was asked about Barkley’s status and said, “He’s really now, I’d say, in the day-to-day category. Feels a lot better today. But we’ll kind of take that all the way throughout the week and see how he improves.” Obviously, Barkley feeling better is a good sign, but there is still a ways to go before he gets back out on the field on Monday night against Seattle. With the Giants sitting at 1-2, they may be inclined to play their star if he’s close, so this is certainly a situation to monitor closely over the next few days.
  • NYG Running Back #26
    The Giants play on Monday in Week 4, giving Barkley an extra day of rest before potentially suiting up. After reports initially downplayed the nature of Barkley’s ankle issue, Barkley himself eventually confirmed that he was dealing with a high-ankle sprain prior to the Giants’ Thursday game against the 49ers. Though Barkley may have a chance at returning for Week 4, it would be surprising to see the Giants rush him back that quickly. Barkley has labored through injuries in previous seasons and the results weren’t pretty. For now, Matt Breida remains the start in the New York backfield.
  • NYG Wide Receiver #13
    It was an awful outcome for a receiver who was the Giants’ most explosive and productive pass catcher on extremely limited work in Week 2. Pro Football Focus charted Hyatt as playing only 16 snaps in Santa Clara. Coach Brian Daboll clearly believes the third-rounder is only capable of being a package player for the time being. With Wan’Dale Robinson returning to the fold this evening, the Giants’ receiver rotation has only gotten deeper. Hyatt isn’t worth a bench stash in 12-team leagues.
  • NYG Wide Receiver #86
    Slayton has essentially had the same game all three weeks of 2023. The G-Men are unwilling to increase his volume, while Slayton hasn’t forced the issue with enough big plays. With New York’s receiver corps something of an endless, bottomless rotation right now — one that just got back Wan’Dale Robinson — Slayton feels miles from WR5 relevance ahead of Week 4 against the Seahawks.
  • NYG Wide Receiver #17
    Pro Football Focus charted Robinson as playing only 11 snaps, but he was targeted on each of his first four routes. That shows a clear commitment to getting him the ball. With Parris Campbell continuing to look like one of the least explosive receivers in football, it is easy to see why the Giants tried to force the issue with his backup. Robinson might not remain Campbell’s slot No. 2 for long, but his stamina and fitness remain a question after his quick recovery from last November’s torn ACL. There’s no reason yet to put out the PPR call for the Giants’ second-year wideout.
  • NYG Wide Receiver #0
    Campbell led the Giants in catches while tying for the team lead in targets, but he continued to provide pathetically little production. The ex-Colt is now averaging 4.3 yards per grab through his first 11 catches as a Giant. That would be horrendous for a running back, to say nothing of a receiver. It’s probably as much about the offensive environment as Campbell’s skills, but Campbell has at no point looked explosive since he finally stayed healthy beginning last season. With Wan’Dale Robinson back from his torn ACL and contributing four catches this evening, Campbell’s PPR volume could quickly dry up.
  • NYG Running Back #23
    Matt Breida dominated the Giants’ backfield snaps in Saquon Barkley’s absence, but Brightwell tied him in touches and out-produced him 36-18. Neither back, of course, covered themselves in glory on an awful offensive night for the Giants against a dominant defense. Week 4 opponent Seattle is far more permissive on the ground, but there isn’t a FLEX case to be made for Brightwell in 12-team leagues for that one.