Will Saquon Barkley Win Comeback Player of the Year?

The article recaps Saquon Barkley’s performance in NFL Week 1. Opinions are offered as to what Barkley can accomplish this season.

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NFL bettors that like to mix in some ante-post bets with their moneyline or spread bets should be keen to keep an eye on the NFL futures markets after Week 1 is over. Sportsbooks often suspend futures markets while key games are being played. However, on Tuesday one player that you will want to look at is Saquon Barkley for Comeback Player of the Year, rushing yards season-long leader, and maybe even NFL MVP.

Saquon Barkley Rushed for 164 yards in Week 1

Saquon Barkley stampeded his way to 164 yards for the New York Giants in Week 1. He also had two touchdowns in helping the Giants edge the Tennessee Titans by a score of 21-20.

What can’t be ignored in the game’s box score is that Barkley doubled up Derrick Henry. Tennessee’s RB1, perhaps, was not at his very-very best but King Henry still ran for 82 yards rushing. While that is an impressive single-game total it is still one that was precisely 50% of what Barkley ran for.

Barkley is hardly below the radar with NFL bettors, pundits, and fans alike. The No. 2 pick from the 2018 NFL Draft has faced the weight of expectations in his career. Thus far, he has not generally delivered thanks to injuries that have reduced both his playing time and his effectiveness.

Saquon Barkley – if healthy – can win major awards

It will be interesting to see where Barkley stands among the favorites to win Comeback Player of the Year. Presumptively, he would be the outright favorite. This is a market we’ll be looking at in the days ahead when sportsbooks update their markets. Barkley may also be among the favorites to lead the league in rushing yards. The big question with him is whether he will stay healthy enough to put an entire season together.

The New York Giants (1-0) will host the Carolina Panthers (0-1) next week as part of the early set on Sunday. They, the Giants, open as small favorites to win the game with bet365 (-2.5) but, at first glance, appear to be stronger favorites than what those odds imply.