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Gary Brightwell

#4 RB,


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RANK: 94



RANK: 130


24 yrs


6'1'' / 218 lbs



3yr Ave132177th1404.00160

Could be challenged by rookie

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-25

Brightwell and rookie Eric Gray figure to compete for the No. 3 running back role behind Saquon Barkley and Matt Breida, Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic reports.

Barkley has yet to sign his franchise tag or work out a contract extension with the organization, but he figures to be a workhorse again during the upcoming campaign. Breida was a good fit as the No. 2 ball-carrier last season and was brought back for 2023 presumably to fill the same role, leaving Brightwell and Gray to compete for the limited snaps that remain. Brightwell averaged a healthy 4.5 yards per carry last year and also worked as the team's lead kickoff returner, but Carroll notes that Gray offers "a needed injection of youth" to the running-back room. Should the rookie impress during camp and preseason action, he could feasibly move ahead of Brightwell on the depth chart.

Weekly Stats 2022

Stats not available

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 15 00.70.65164th30.03.940%
Away Outdoor 11 01.30.99168th60.15.060%
Away Dome 2 0-0.1-0.10176th-10.0-1.00%
Away Retractable Dome 2 03.50.99101st160.06.23%

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2021 22 NYG 13 0 2 157th1404.025%0000%160
2022 23 NYG 17 0 29 94th3114114.642%6106%5390
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Leading rusher in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Brightwell carried the ball 11 times for 60 yards and caught one of three targets for three yards in Sunday's 22-16 loss to the Eagles.

With Saquon Barkley inactive in a relatively meaningless game for the Giants, Brightwell wound up being the team's leading rusher. The 60 yards were also a new career high for the 2021 sixth-round pick, and if somehow the team doesn't re-sign Barkley in the offseason or bring in a high-profile replacement, Brightwell could have a much more significant role in 2023.