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Over/Under Week 12 - Saquon Barkley

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Will the NYG RB go over/under 99.5 total yards in week 12?

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- Yeah. First "Over/Under", we're talking Saquon Barkley. This is a player who's just been an absolute carnival ride this year. He's active. He's inactive. When he plays, he plays a lot. The line that we're going to set here is 99 and 1/2 total yards in this one.

And OK, he's only done this once this year. That's a problem. He does have 94 total yards in another game, but I am going to take the over in this one. He's got a match-up against Philadelphia that certainly doesn't scare me off.

He is a hyper talented player. Again before the injury in his previous three games before that ankle injury, he played over 80% of the snaps. Now, I know he didn't have some huge game against Tampa. It's a really good run defense, but he did catch six passes.

This guy never comes off the field. Versatile weapon. Great as a receiving option. I think in this spot, he can do it. He gives us triple digit yardage. Matt, tell me why I'm right.

- Well, interestingly enough Andy, you said he's a hyper talented player period before the injury. I feel like you probably should have just left that period off there. He was a hyper talented player before the injury. I feel like this guy has suffered so many injuries not just this year, but dating obviously back to last year.

Like, I think we're still holding on to this idea that Saquon Barkley is a super talented back, like the second overall pick. By the way, the guy who's taking him second overall is about to get fired at the end of the year. Already fired the offensive coordinator.

Things are basically falling apart in New York. I don't really want to be invested in this offense in any level and that's including being optimistic about Saquon Barkley in this match-up basically the rest of the year. I'm taking the under here. The match-up is fine against Philadelphia, as you mentioned.

But I do not trust the New York Giants to put-- Freddie Kitchens is the solution offensive coordinator? No. Give me a break.

- Why can't you ever just be a ray of sunshine? Why do you have to start the show like this? Liz, please break the tie.

- So how about a partly cloudy forecast? I have fearlessly forecasted Barkley for 93 total yards, so I have to go under technically. But let's talk about what Andy mentioned, the fact that against Tampa Bay, he did manage 4.2 yards per carry against a very good run defense.

Top three to five. Admittedly, Vita Vea was out and he also never comes off the field. Converted all six of his looks, as Andy mentioned. The problem, though, is what Matt mentioned and that is just that this ecosystem in New York is absolute trash.

You can't-- they are absolutely cursed. I mean, if you are looking for a team that needs saging in 2021, haul all the Palo Santo into MetLife stadium and let them clear some stuff. Also, there are so many skill position players like either out or dinged that it's hard to imagine efficiency for Barkley.

So yes, I think he'll get to 90 total yards. Maybe he'll find the end zone, but I'm not expecting some giant top 10 performance out of him.

- Bonus points to Liz for using the corporate buzz word ecosystem. We love that around here. That's going to do it. OK. I understand. It was a good argument. Let's send it to Tank now for his DFS plays.