Ranking each RB move from day one of NFL free agency

Several running backs found new homes on Monday. How do those moves rank in the world of fantasy football?

Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs for yardage against the Eagles.
Jan 7, 2024; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs for yardage against the Eagles. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Saquon Barkley, Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) heads to the goal line in the second quarter past an Eagles defender. / Kevin R. Wexler / USA TODAY NETWORK

1. Saquon Barkley, Philadelphia Eagles

This is an easy choice for number one as this may have been the best move made in free agency on day one at any position.

It has to be difficult for the New York Giants to lose Saquon Barkley but also to lose him to a division rival. However, it might be the most perfect spot in the league for a running back of Barkley's ability.

When healthy, Barkley is still the No. 1 or No. 2 RB in football in my mind and in Philly, he can be an absolute beast.

The Eagles have one of the league's best rushing attacks and that has led to recent success for Swift and even quarterback Jalen Hurts. The team did lose its center, Jason Kelce, to retirement, so that could change things a bit, but Barkley will be fed the ball in his new home.

Kenneth Gainwell, Lew Nichols and Tyrion Davis-Price are the only other running backs currently under contract for the Eagles. You can expect more to be added to that depth chart, but Barkley is going to be a game-changer for this team and for your fantasy lineups.

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Barkley was a top-end running back on a bad Giants team. He could be the No. 1 running back in fantasy football now and yes, that includes Christian McCaffrey.