I was beyond thrilled to get the #1 pick, knowing I'd get to have him on my team. Being a Penn State fan, and seeing how unbelievably electric this guy can be, he's the guy you dream of owning in fantasy. Fun to watch and (capable of being) a beast. It just didn't pan out this season, for a number of reasons. Injuries, playcalling, coaching. Anyone who's conflating his lack of fantasy production with lack of talent needs a reminder that it's... fantasy. We've seen talented RBs not produce countless times due to situation. Which makes the Giants decision to draft him look all the more idiotic; even a generational talent at RB, like Barkley, is just way too vulnerable to situation. RBs are the last piece in the puzzle of roster construction
Given that the rest of my team busted as well, I'm not as upset with him as some of the other owners are though. Could CMC have saved my season? Definitely possible, but oh well. Gurley, OBJ, and the rest of my s---y team sank my chances just as much as Saquon did.