2. Saquon Barkley
Since his return last month from an ankle sprain, Barkley has been very good for the Giants and continues to be their best offensive skill player on the field. Barkley has 454 yards in five games on the ground and is already getting back into the Top 10 for rushing yards since returning to the Giants lineup.
A year ago in the Giants 20-12 victory against the Commanders, Barkley had a 100-yard total game, as he had 87 yards on the ground with a touchdown. In the 14-7 victory earlier this season, Barkley had 118 yards total and had a receiving touchdown in the game.
Some of Barkley’s best games as a pro have come against the Commanders. With both Daniel Jones and Taylor sidelined with injuries, plus the Giants leading receiver in Darren Waller also out with an injury, Barkley again becomes the focal point of the Giants offense.
Even in the Giants last two losses where the team struggled on offense and to score points, they were still able to run the ball with some success and were able to do so because of Barkley. Putting the ball in Barkley’s hands again would bode well if the Giants want to leave Washington with a win.