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Saquon Barkley expected to miss 4-8 weeks with high-ankle sprain

The New York Giants are expecting star running back Saquon Barkley to miss 4-8 weeks moving forward with a high-ankle sprain. Barkley injured his ankle Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact

Well this sucks. Barkley was the consensus number one pick in fantasy this year and was well on his way to a great season. Sadly now he’ll be sidelined for some time (hopefully not too long). You can go add Wayne Gallman if you’d like (likely the starting back for New York now), but honestly, I’d turn my head to the waiver wire and try and snag another back who might have a higher fantasy ceiling. I’m not sure Gallman is going to thrive as much as Barkley did in the Giants offense.