Perhaps it was jinxed last week when the focus was on the quarterback injuries because it is the fantasy owners of a particular running back who are feeling pain as we get ready for Week 4. Giants fans rejoiced when Daniel Jones showed a glimpse of what the future might look like. However, their joy quickly waned when Saquon Barkley injured his ankle. The report is a high ankle sprain, which comes with a timeline of 4-8 weeks. Wayne Gallman (ranked No. 30) is the next man up, and will likely be taken when waiver wires run. However, Gallman has had opportunities in the past to show his ability and he just hasn't quite measured up. It's possible he finds success in this offense, but he's an RB3.
Another running back situation to monitor is Kansas City. For the Chiefs, Damien Williams is ranked No. 44. It's a low rank for a solid running back, but he's still working through a knee injury that kept him out in Week 3. LeSean McCoy is ranked No. 21 (assuming he's active and Williams is either sidelined or limited). McCoy is dealing with an ankle injury of his own, but he should be good to go in Week 4. Darwin Thompson was barely featured; rather, Darrel Williams (ranked No. 49) was used. It's a tough situation, but in deep leagues, all backs will likely be owned.
Teams on bye: New York Jets, San Francisco
NFL RB Rankings: Week 4
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.