Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

Wide Receiver #13
ADP:Round: 5, Pick: 2
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 205 lb.
College:Colorado State
Born:March 4, 1996
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 3 (81)
Draft Team:DAL

Michael Gallup: More competition for targets

Gallup will face competition for the No. 2 wide receiver spot in Dallas after the team selected CeeDee Lamb with the 17th overall pick in the draft.

Analysis: Heading into his third NFL season, Gallup's spot seemed secure behind Amari Cooper, but the duo is now joined by a player who many experts tabbed as the most talented overall receiver in the entire 2020 draft class. On the bright side, there are plenty of looks up for grabs in the Cowboys' offense after slot receiver Randall Cobb and tight end Jason Witten (166 combined targets last year) both left in free agency, so even if Lamb makes a splash right away, Gallup's floor should be safe. Given the new competition, however, it could be tough for him to significantly improve on the 8.1 targets a game he saw in 2019.

April 24, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Huge performance to close out year

Gallup caught five of seven targets for 98 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 47-16 win over Washington.

Analysis: While the Cowboys still ended up missing the playoffs when the Eagles beat the Giants in Week 17, Gallup did everything he could to try and drag his team into the postseason, hauling in scores of four, 32 and 45 yards as Dallas pulled away in the second half. The second-year receiver finishes 2019 with 66 catches on 113 targets for 1,107 yards and six TDs, more than doubling his rookie production. With Amari Cooper's fate as a free agent still up in the air, Gallup could head into next season as the team's No. 1 WR, but regardless of his role he figures to be a key part of the Cowboys' aerial attack.

December 29, 2019 6:08 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Just misses century mark in loss

Gallup caught five of 11 targets for a team-high 98 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: The last of those targets came late in the fourth quarter, when Dak Prescott looked Gallup's way in the end zone on fourth down only for Sidney Jones to knock the pass away. The second-year receiver did go over 1,000 yards on the season with the performance, and he'll look to pad his career-best totals further in Week 17's must-win game against Washington.

December 22, 2019 7:21 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Not needed against Rams

Gallup caught one of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 44-21 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The Cowboys leaned heavily on their running game, as Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard each ran for over 100 yards and combined for three TDs, so there wasn't a whole lot of production left over for the team's wide receivers. Gallup is still within striking distance of his first career 1,000-yard campaign, needing only 89 more yards, but he could have a tough time getting there in Week 16 against an Eagles defense that held him to three catches for 34 yards in their previous meeting this season.

December 16, 2019 7:04 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Eclipses century mark in loss

Gallup secured six of 10 targets for 109 yards in the Cowboys' 31-24 loss to the Bears on Thursday.

Analysis: Gallup either co-led or paced the team in receptions, receiving yardage and targets, and he crossed the 100-yard mark for the fourth time overall on the season. The second-year wideout has also seen double-digit targets in three of his last five games, although he hasn't scored in four consecutive contests. However, with the Cowboys likely to continue focusing heavily on the air attack while trying to nail down an underwhelming NFC East over the final three games, Gallup should have plenty of opportunities to snap that dubious streak. He'll look to accomplish just that against the Rams in Week 15, a week from Sunday.

December 5, 2019 9:08 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Just misses big day against Bills

Gallup caught three of six targets for 63 yards in Thursday's 26-15 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: While his final numbers were merely OK, Gallup could have had a much better line after he was initially ruled to have caught a fourth-quarter touchdown as the Cowboys tried to mount a late comeback. Upon review, however, the second-year receiver was ruled not to have gotten his second foot down in bounds. Gallup has maintained a solid PPR floor by catching at least three passes for more than 50 yards in four straight games, but he'll look to make a bigger impact next week in Chicago.

November 28, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Modest numbers in loss

Gallup caught four of six targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 13-9 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: The Cowboys' offense failed to score a TD for the first time all season due to a combination of rain and a tough opponent, but Gallup still caught at least four passes for the third straight game. The second-year receiver should remain one of Dak Prescott's top options in next week's home game against the Bills.

November 24, 2019 8:54 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Leads team in receiving yards

Gallup caught nine of 13 targets for 148 yards during Sunday's 35-27 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Gallup led the team in targets and catches as he topped the 100-yard mark for the third time this season. He perhaps received some extra attention from Dak Prescott as Amari Cooper was visibly limited by injuries as well as a tough matchup against Darius Slay. Regardless of Cooper's health, Gallup is clearly an integral part of the passing game and will look to build off this excellent performance next Sunday on the road against the Patriots.

November 17, 2019 2:38 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Enters Sunday minus designation

Gallup (knee) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gallup's reps in practice were capped Wednesday through Friday, but those limitations were likely just for maintenance-related reasons following his recent return from arthroscopic left knee surgery. The second-year wideout has played more than 85 percent of the Cowboys' offensive snaps in both of his first two games back from injury and will once again be in store for another sizable workload Sunday. With fellow wideouts Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (back) both questionable for the contest, Gallup could end up serving as quarterback Dak Prescott's top target.

October 18, 2019 12:40 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Limited at Thursday's practice

Gallup (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallup maintained his activity level for a second consecutive day, which cannot be said for Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (back). Cooper intends to attempt to practice Friday, but also admitted that he's unsure if he'll be able to suit up Sunday night against the Eagles, per Jon Machota of The Athletic. Even if a compromised Cooper does so, Gallup seems poised to be the top receiving option for Dak Prescott this weekend.

October 17, 2019 1:59 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Limited by knee injury

Gallup was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallup is nearly one month removed from having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, which forced him to sit out Weeks 3 and 4. In two games since his return, he's racked up 11 receptions (on 21 targets) for 161 yards and one touchdown. The Cowboys may be capping his practice reps as a precaution, but it should be noted that both Amari Cooper (ankle/quadriceps) and Randall Cobb (back) were held out Wednesday, so Gallup currently is the healthiest of the team's top three wide receivers at the moment.

October 16, 2019 1:29 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Quiet game against Jets

Gallup caught four of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Amari Cooper left the game early with a quadriceps strain, but Gallup wasn't able to take advantage as the Cowboys' passing game was mostly held in check. If Cooper's injury proves to be serious, Gallup will need to step up next week in a big divisional clash with the Eagles.

October 13, 2019 8:38 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Big numbers in return

Gallup caught seven of 14 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Making his return from knee surgery after missing the last two weeks, Gallup found the end zone for the first time this season while topping 100 yards for the second time in three games. The second-year wideout is the clear No. 2 for the Cowboys behind Amari Cooper, but there's been more than enough volume coming from Dak Prescott to make both receivers productive when they're in the lineup together.

October 6, 2019 10:09 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Returning to action Week 5

Gallup (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Packers, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Although he was deemed questionable to play, Gallup's return was forecast by executive vice president Stephen Jones on Friday, who told Jon Machota of The Athletic, "It's going to be great to have him back this week." Gallup is just shy of three weeks removed from surgery to trim the meniscus in his left knee, so the Cowboys may ease him back into action, which in turn would limit his potential target count. If he retains his previous workload -- 78 and 67 percent of the offensive snaps in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively -- he could approach his 7.5 targets per contest from that stretch.

October 6, 2019 12:06 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Expected to play Sunday

Gallup (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Despite undergoing a scope to trim the meniscus in his left knee just under three weeks earlier, Gallup looks poised to return to action after making it through practices Wednesday through Friday in seemingly sound health. Though Gallup is on track to play Sunday, he may be eased into action and not handle the heavy snap and target counts he received in the first two games of the season.

October 5, 2019 10:55 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Questionable, but set to play

The Cowboys are listing Gallup (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers, but he's expected to play in the contest, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. "It's going to be great to have [Gallup] back this week," executive vice president Stephen Jones said.

Analysis: Despite undergoing a scope to trim the meniscus in his left knee just under three weeks earlier, Gallup looks poised to return to action after making it through practices Wednesday through Friday in seemingly sound health. He never advanced beyond limited participation in any of those sessions, but that may have only been for precautionary purposes coming off the injury. Though Gallup is on track to play Sunday, he's not certain to handle the heavy snap and target counts he received in the first two games of the season, making him somewhat of a risky roll in DFS contests.

October 4, 2019 1:08 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Says he's ready

Gallup (knee) said he's ready to play in Sunday's game against the Packers, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: After returning to practice as a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, the wide receiver was out on the field again for Friday's session. It isn't yet clear if Gallup will have an injury designation when the Cowboys release their final practice report.

October 4, 2019 11:33 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Will practice again Friday

Gallup (knee) will practice Friday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gallup got in limited practice sessions the last two days, and it appears he will take the field again Friday, which only helps his chances of returning to action Sunday against the Packers. The Cowboys will reveal Gallup's official status for Week 5 when their final injury report of the week is released.

October 4, 2019 8:51 AM EST

Michael Gallup: In line for limited work

Gallup (knee) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Though Gallup's level of involvement in the Cowboys' second practice of Week 5 won't change from Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com relays that the wideout's activity Thursday will likely have greater bearing on his status for Sunday's game against the Packers than any other practice this week. Coach Jason Garrett should provide some follow-up information regarding what direction Gallup is trending as the weekend approaches, but at this stage, he should still be viewed as questionable. If Gallup is able to make it back from a two-game absence to suit up versus Green Bay, Devin Smith would likely be in store for the most significant decline in snap share among the Dallas receivers.

October 3, 2019 9:04 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Big practice day ahead

Gallup (knee) has yet to ramp things up to full speed, but Thursday's practice should be a good indicator as to whether he can play Week 5 against the Packers, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Analysis: While the fact Gallup has been unable to run at full speed just a few days before the scheduled game appears concerning, the receiver believes that much of the issue is mental. He can perform cuts and has the full backing of the Dallas medical staff, but Gallup still needs to get a taste of something close to live game experience before he'll be mentally ready. That makes deploying the wideout in Week 5 a bit of a risky proposition, as Gallup will not only be facing a defense giving up the fourth-least fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers in standard formats, but there may be questions about his workload as well.

October 3, 2019 7:26 AM EST

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