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Giants rule out Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman

The Giants ruled out several key skill position players for Week 6. We break down the fantasy football implications for Thursday Night Football.

Evan Engram of the New York Giants carries the ball with pressure from Trae Waynes of the Minnesota Vikings during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 06, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will have his work cut out for him in Week 6 against the New England Patriots. The rookie will be without running backs Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman, tight end Evan Engram, and wide receiver Sterling Shepard. The team announced on Wednesday that the four have been ruled out due to an ankle injury, a concussion, a knee injury, and a concussion, respectively.

Gallman suffered his concussion during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and was ruled out midway through the game. Engram and Shepard were unexpected additions to the injury report after seemingly playing through Week 5 with no issues. Barkley is pushing to get back, and likely will return to game action in Week 7.

Fantasy football analysis, New York Giants Week 6 options

None of the four is surprising news at this point in the week, but it leaves New York dreadfully shorthanded. Golden Tate is the team’s No. 1 receiver in his second game back from suspension. Darius Slayton had a solid game last week and will be one to keep an eye on. Rhett Ellison will start at tight end in place of Engram and some combination of Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny will start in place of Barkley and Gallman.

There is not much in the way of fantasy value outside of maybe Tate and Slayton. Against a tough Patriots defense, this is a brutal matchup for Daniel Jones & Co. It would be best to steer clear of all Giants fantasy options this week.