The Duel

Saquon Barkley Picks Up Wayne Gallman on Fantasy Team Ahead of Giants' Week 4 Win Over Redskins

By David Hayes
Washington Redskins v New York Giants
Washington Redskins v New York Giants / Al Bello/Getty Images
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While a fair number of fantasy football analysts and owners projected New York Giants' backup running back Wayne Gallman to see a bountiful Week 4 against the Washington Redskins in Saquon Barkley's absence, Barkley seemed to have predicted this one from the get-go.

Shortly before Sunday's noon kick off at MetLife Stadium, Barkley, who is expected to be sidelined for another 3-7 weeks with a high ankle sprain suffered in Week 3 against, tweeted out his latest fantasy move to pick up Gallman on his team.

It's safe to say Barkley saw this one coming a mile away, as Gallman did, in fact, "go crazy" from a fantasy standpoint this Sunday, racking up one score on the ground with 63 rushing yards to go along with six receptions for 55 yards and one touchdown through the air.

While, of course, Gallman should only prove a temporary RB1 for the Giants in Barkley's absence, he still went off to score more touchdowns in one Week 4 game than Barkley has scored all season for the Giants.

Even though Gallman's fantasy value could remain serviceable for the near future, it's hard to see his potential becoming anything more than a deep bench player in bigger leagues. However, you have to love seeing the camaraderie and support from the Giants' starter in backing Gallman ahead of New York's convincing 24-3 win over the Redskins.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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