Saquon Barkley Props: FanDuel Offers Specialty Odds for Touchdowns, Rushing Yards

The Eagles’ signing of Saquon Barkley is the big news in Philadelphia these days, and FanDuel is offering odds on how the running back will perform next season.

Some national commentators say that the Barkley acquisition was the most important this offseason in the NFL so far.

FanDuel Sportsbook has 11 Barkley prop bets as the two-time Pro Bowler moves from the New York Giants to the rival Eagles. Take a look at the current FanDuel promo to score great deals before placing your bet.

The Props:

Barkley to score 6+ regular-season rushing touchdowns (-210)

This looks like the best bet: one of the best running backs in the league scoring only six touchdowns over a 17-game schedule. In his six seasons, Barkley has scored more than six touchdowns twice and scored six two other times.

One factor regarding the Eagles: In short-yardage situations, the Eagles like to employ the “Tush Push” (or “Brotherly Shove”) with Jalen Hurts ducking his head behind the Eagles’ massive offensive line and getting pushed by players in the backfield. The Eagles use this play near the goal line, too. But expect Barkley to get his opportunities to find the end zone.

Barkley to score 10+ regular-season rushing touchdowns (+270)

Ten-plus seems like a bridge too far for Barkley, who scored 11 touchdowns in his rookie season of 2018, the only time he has scored more than 10. One thing to remember about Barkley: He has missed games every season due to injuries after his rookie year, except in 2022. When he’s healthy, he’s been tremendous, earning Pro Bowl berths in 2018 and 2022.

Barkley to score 12+ regular-season rushing touchdowns (+600)

Barkley has never scored 12 touchdowns in one season in his NFL career. He will be running behind a talented offensive line — something he didn’t enjoy while playing for the Giants — but 12 touchdowns look unattainable for Barkley.

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Barkley to score 3+ regular-season touchdowns vs. the New York Giants (+650)

Despite the Eagles’ addiction to the “tush push,” Barkley should be in the red zone more frequently with Philadelphia than the Giants. We would expect Barkley to score three touchdowns over the two games. Eagles coach Nick Sirianni, a players’ coach, is aware of rivalries and players going against their former teams. We could see Sirianni feeding Barkley if the Eagles reach the end zone.

Barkley to score 4+ regular-season touchdowns vs. the New York Giants (+2000)

We can get behind three touchdowns; four touchdowns seems like a risky wager, although the price is attractive. This might be the best long-shot odds on the board. Barkley, the second overall pick in the 2018 draft, was given the franchise tag in 2023 and reportedly wasn’t offered a contract by the Giants this offseason.

To lose Barkley is devastating for Giants fans, but to lose him to the hated Eagles … is something worse. Expect the two Eagles-Giants games to be more high-profile and emotional than usual. Expect Barkley to fully engage as he tries to exact revenge on his former team.

Barkley to record 1,000+ regular-season rushing yards (-115)

Gaining 1,000 yards on the ground isn’t the accomplishment it once was. With a 17-game schedule,  a player only has to average 58.8 yards per game to reach 1,000. Last season, 12 players hit the 1,000-yard mark. Barkley rushed for 962 yards in only 14 games in 2023. Yes, expect Barkley to reach 1,000 next season. He has had three 1,000-yard seasons in his six-year career.

Barkley to record 1,250+ regular-season rushing yards (+380)

Yes, expect Barkley to take a run at 1,250 yards — for all reasons, we expect him to reach 1,000 yards. That’s 73.5 yards per game. Barkley has done it twice — 1,307 as a rookie in 2018 and 1,312 in 2022.

Barkley to lead the NFL in regular-season rushing touchdowns (+4000)

Barkley scored six rushing touchdowns last season. Eighteen players scored more. The league leader was Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert, with 18. Hurts had 15 for the Eagles.

Barkley to score 8+ regular-season rushing touchdowns (+110)

This is a reasonable wager, even though Barkley has only done it twice. Playing on a better team with a superior offensive line — even with the retirement of center Jason Kelce — should provide more opportunities for Barkley to find the end zone.

Barkley to record 500+ regular-season receiving yards (+460)

One of the reasons the Eagles say they acquired Barkley was his ability to catch passes out of the backfield. Only in his rookie year did Barkley eclipse 500 receiving yards (he had 721). He will be playing with a better quarterback in Hurts, but also with better receivers in A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert. It might be wishful thinking for the Eagles to believe Barkley will have that many receiving yards. Last season, Barkley had 41 receptions for 280 yards.

Barkley to lead the NFL in regular-season rushing yards (+1800)

Barkley has reached the 1,000-yard mark thrice, once when the NFL played only 16 regular-season games. He was the 16th-leading rusher in 14 games. The line is juicy at +1800, but Sirianni instinctively likes to pass the ball first and run second. The Eagles’ new offensive coordinator, Kellen Moore, also thinks pass-first. Don’t think Barkley will get enough carries to lead the NFL in rushing

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Chuck Bausman

Chuck Bausman

Sports Betting Writer
Chuck Bausman is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. Bausman has more than 30 years of experience in journalism. He is a former executive sports editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and managing editor of Philly Hockey Now. He is also a journalism professor at Rider University.

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