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Saquon Barkley start or sit: Week 4 fantasy football advice

We go over the fantasy football outlook of Saquon Barkley ahead of the New York Giants Week 4 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

Atlanta Falcons v New York Giants
Saquon Barkley of the New York Giants carries the ball during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on September 26, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  
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The New York Giants face the New Orleans Saints in Week 4 hoping to snap a three-game losing streak. Running back Saquon Barkley is expected to be a key component of New York’s offense, especially with receivers Sterling Shepherd and Darius Slayton out for the contest.

Fantasy Football analysis: Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Barkley was off the injury report for the first time in Week 3 and had a good performance, tallying 94 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown. With two receivers out, he’ll be expected to have another big role in Sunday’s contest. Barkley will continue to get volume, but whether he’ll hit the heights of his rookie season is yet to be seen.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Unless you’ve got three superstar running backs, Barkley is a “set and forget” player in fantasy lineups. He’s going to get plenty of volume and can also be in contention for garbage time points with the Giants usually playing from behind. It might be an inefficient outing with the Saints presenting a stout defense but Barkley should be in most fantasy lineups.