Contain Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley has already proven to be one of the best running backs in the league. Even though the Giants sit at 2-7, Barkley makes the Giants must-watch television.
Much like Buccaneers fans have seen with Peyton Barber, Barkley rarely finds open space on the ground. New York’s offensive line is one giant revolving door, allowing defensive linemen to walk right through as soon as Barkley touches the ball.
Despite the Giants’ inability to open up holes, Barkley still averages a solid 4.5 yards per carry. He was able to break out for long runs early in the season, but in his past three games, his longest rush was for 18 yards.
That doesn’t mean Barkley cannot make the Buccaneers pay. As a receiver, Barkley is dangerous. He hauled in 62 passes for 530 yards this season.
Two weeks ago, Tampa Bay looked foolish as Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey broke the defense’s back on screen passes. Barkley can do the same thing on Sunday if the Buccaneers aren’t on their toes.