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How to handle Michael Gallup’s injury in Week 5 fantasy football

The Cowboys receiver is back this week. What should you expect for his fantasy production?

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup (13) runs after a catch against Washington during the second half at FedExField. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update 3:00 p.m.: The Dallas Cowboys released their Week 5 inactives, and wide receiver Michael Gallup is officially active. Gallup suffered a knee injury and missed the past two games before returning to practice this week. Prior to the injury, he had 13 receptions for 226 yards in the first two weeks and looks to pick up where he left off in Week 5. Amari Cooper is the big play receiver in this offense while Jason Witten has been a bit of a safety blanket. The Packers run defense is worse than their pass defense, so we might see Ezekiel Elliott more than anybody else, but Gallup should slot right back into a comfortable position in the Cowboys offense.

Amari Cooper is the big play receiver for Dak Prescott, but Gallup was off to a strong start before he got hurt.

It’s been two weeks since the Dallas Cowboys had Michael Gallup on the field. He returns to action this week at home against the Green Bay Packers, which is good news for both the Cowboys and fantasy owners.

Gallup is technically listed as questionable with the same knee injury that kept him sidelined for the last two weeks. But he said that he will play this week. That does leave the question of whether or not he’ll be at 100 percent.

The Cowboys’ offense was the toast of the league in Week 1, thanks in part to Gallup’s 158-yard game. He trailed off a week later, but still looked like he’d cemented his role as the team’s No. 2 receiver behind Amari Cooper.

Another reliable set of hands only means more passing for the Cowboys offense. That bodes well for the rest of his season.

Fantasy football analysis, Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup

You might be better off letting Gallup take a week to show just how ready he is. There’s a chance he might not be back to full health. Plus, the Packers defense is actually pretty good, especially against the pass.