Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

Wide Receiver #13
ADP:Round: 11, Pick: 7
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Ht / Wt:6'1" / 205 lb.
College:Colorado State
Age:25
Born:March 4, 1996
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 3 (81)
Draft Team:DAL

Michael Gallup: Quiet season finale

Gallup caught four of eight targets for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Analysis: The third-year receiver saw generally increased target volume after the Cowboys' Week 10 bye as he showed some chemistry with Andy Dalton, but for the most part, Gallup's chances of matching or improving on his 2019 breakout evaporated when Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5. His disappointing campaign was highlighted by a lackluster 8.0 YPT -- 1.8 yards less than the season before. Assuming Prescott is back and healthy in 2021, Gallup will be a strong candidate for a rebound, even as part of a crowded WR group alongside Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.

January 4, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Busts out in big win

Gallup caught six of eight targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: The Cowboys passing game re-discovered its early-season form in this one, and Gallup capitalized with his most productive outing of the season, leading Dallas in catches and targets while tying Amari Cooper for the team lead in receiving yards. It's been a mostly disappointing campaign overall for Gallup, but the third-year wideout could wipe all that away with another big effort in Week 17's clash with the Giants, as both teams remain alive in the hunt for the NFC East title.

December 27, 2020 8:43 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Manages full practice session

Gallup (hip) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: It was initially reported that Gallup's hip pointer would restrict his practice reps Wednesday, but the third-year wideout has managed to exceed expectations. He's expected to suit up for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Eagles. Gallup has drawn five or more targets in seven straight contests.

December 23, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Set for limited practice

Gallup (hip) will be limited at practice Wednesday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The report notes that coach Mike McCarthy believes that Gallup will be able to play Sunday against the Eagles and the wideout's ability to practice Wednesday -- albeit in a limited fashion -- is a positive indicator toward that end.

December 23, 2020 9:31 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Could return Week 16

Gallup (hip) has avoided serious injury and hasn't yet been ruled out to face the Eagles on Sunday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: Gallup was forced out of last weekend's win over the 49ers due to a strained hip, but not before hauling in three catches for 26 yards and a score. The third-year pro has seen 35 targets in five games since the Cowboys' bye. If Gallup misses any time, Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner will all be candidates to handle more work behind CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper.

December 21, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Strains hip Week 15

Gallup sustained a strained right hip during Sunday's 41-33 win against the Cowboys, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Prior to his departure later in the game, Gallup had three receptions (on five targets) for 26 yards and one touchdown. While clarity regarding his status likely will arrive at some point in the coming days, the Cowboys are down to Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown, Cedrick Wilson and Malik Turner at wide receiver.

December 20, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Sustains hip injury

Gallup won't return to Sunday's contest against the 49ers due to a hip injury, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: While the announcement came without context, Gallup will finish his day with three catches (on five targets) for 26 yards and one touchdown. The score marked just his third of the season on his 90 targets at the time of his departure. In the wake of this health concern, the Cowboys' receiver group has been whittled down to Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Noah Brown and Cedrick Wilson.

December 20, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Does little with six targets

Gallup caught two of six targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The Cowboys' passing game didn't need to do much after three early Cincy fumbles led to 17 first-half points for Dallas, but Gallup still failed to take advantage of his opportunities. Despite consistent target volume, he's topped 50 receiving yards just once in the last five games heading into a potentially tough matchup in Week 15 against the 49ers.

December 14, 2020 9:46 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Paces air attack in loss

Gallup secured seven of 11 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys' 34-17 loss to the Ravens on Tuesday night.

Analysis: Coming off a six-catch effort on Thanksgiving Day against Washington, Gallup followed it up by pacing the Cowboys in receptions, receiving yardage and targets. The third-year wideout's yardage total was also his highest since Week 3, a welcome surge for fantasy managers at a critical time of year. Gallup will look to continue his upward trajectory while helping quarterback Andy Dalton extract some revenge on his former Bengals teammates in a favorable Week 14 road matchup.

December 8, 2020 8:23 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Six catches in Thanksgiving loss

Gallup caught six of eight targets for 41 yards in Thursday's 41-16 loss to Washington.

Analysis: He tied Amari Cooper for the team lead in targets and catches on the afternoon, but while Cooper saw use as a downfield threat, Gallup's primary role was moving the chains. The third-year wideout's volume continues to trend up, and Gallup's seen 32 targets over the last four games, but it's resulted in only a meager 18-167-0 line. He's unlikely to break out in Week 13's tough matchup on the road against the Ravens.

November 26, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Another quiet performance

Gallup caught two of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Analysis: With Andy Dalton back under center, the Cowboys' passing game was a little more potent, but Gallup still found himself taking a back seat to Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Gallup's numbers are down across the board this season, and things might not get any easier for him in Week 12 as Dallas faces a stingy Washington secondary on Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2020 11:37 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Musters up 36 yards

Gallup caught three of seven targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Another week, another quarterback for the Cowboys. Gallup enjoyed a season-high 12 targets with Ben DiNucci under center last week, but he handled a more modest target share Sunday with Garrett Gilbert, tying CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz for the team high in the category. Most of Gallup's production came from a 20-yard reception on the Cowboys' final drive when the Steelers forfeited short throws to protect against big plays. Andy Dalton (concussion) may be back following the Week 10 bye, and while there's no reason to think that alone will change his fortunes, a Week 11 matchup against the Vikings is quite intriguing.

November 10, 2020 12:31 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Enjoys 12 targets in losing effort

Gallup had seven receptions (12 targets) for 61 yards in Sunday's 23-9 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Gallup led all Cowboys in terms of receiving production after being held without a catch against the Football Club last week. While this was a step in the right direction for the talented wideout, it was clear that rookie third-string quarterback Ben DiNucci will not be a Cinderella story (52 percent completion percentage for 180 yards and no touchdowns). There is a chance Andy Dalton (concussion) could return for next week's tilt against the Steelers, and while the veteran is an upgrade over Dallas' current quarterback, a shoddy offensive line may not let this passing attack get anything going against a stout Pittsburgh defense in Week 9.

November 1, 2020 11:21 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Blanked in Sunday's rout

Gallup failed to catch either of his targets in Sunday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: The third-year receiver's production bottomed out on a day in which the Cowboys were forced to use rookie seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci after Andy Dalton (concussion) left the game, with neither QB getting time in the pocket behind a patchwork offensive line. The outlook for the entire Dallas offense is bleak heading into Week 8's road clash with the Eagles, but if DiNucci does make his first NFL start, Gallup will at least be starting from the same place as Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb in terms of chemistry with the young signal-caller.

October 26, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Limited to pair of grabs in loss

Gallup secured two of six targets for 23 yards in the Cowboys' 38-10 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night.

Analysis: The big-play receiver couldn't recreate the magic from the critical final drive against the Giants a week earlier, a possession during which he made two acrobatic receptions to help put Dallas in field-goal range. Gallup's reception tally tied for his sparsest of the season, while his yardage was a low-water mark for him in 2020. Gallup has now been under 30 receiving yards twice in the last three contests, but his elite physical skills always give him fantasy upside, especially on the deep routes he's frequently utilized on. The target count Monday night was actually Gallup's second highest of the season, which is a silver lining considering it came in Andy Dalton's first game as starter. The duo will look to connect on a more efficient basis in a Week 7 divisional battle versus the Washington Football Team.

October 19, 2020 9:13 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Comes up big in comeback win

Gallup caught all four of his targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 37-34 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Once again, Gallup saw few looks from Dak Prescott early in the game as the quarterback showed great chemistry with rookie CeeDee Lamb. However, after Prescott was carted off the field with a likely season-ending ankle injury, Gallup found himself on the end of completions of 19 and 38 yards from Andy Dalton to set up the game-winning field goal. Gallup had often been the forgotten man in the Dallas passing game through the early part of the year, but the unfortunate switch at QB could prove to be a boon for his numbers. Dalton's tendencies should become clearer beginning in Week 6's clash with the Cardinals.

October 11, 2020 6:51 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Disappears in shootout loss

Gallup caught two of five targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 49-38 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: While it's not a surprise to see Amari Cooper (12-134-1 on 16 targets) or first-round pick CeeDee Lamb (5-79-2 on seven targets) get more looks from Dak Prescott in any particular game, Gallup even found himself with fewer targets than Cedrick Wilson and fewer catches than Noah Brown in another disappointing performance. As long as Prescott is forced to attempt 50-plus passes a game, however, there will be plenty of opportunities for Gallup to shake off his slow start to the season.

October 5, 2020 9:47 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Breaks out in Week 3 loss

Gallup caught six of nine targets for 138 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Both Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson put up huge passing numbers, but Gallup led both teams in receiving yards on the afternoon. The third-year wideout also found the end zone for the first time this season on a 43-yard bomb early in the fourth quarter as the Cowboys tried to complete another big comeback. Gallup will look to keep his momentum going in Week 4 against a Browns defense that's already given up five TDs to opposition WRs.

September 27, 2020 7:11 PM EST

Michael Gallup: Held to two catches Sunday

Gallup caught two of five targets for 58 yards in Sunday's comeback win over the Falcons.

Analysis: He was fifth in targets on the day for the Cowboys, as Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Ezekiel Elliott and even tight end Dalton Schultz all saw more looks from Dak Prescott. Gallup did make his receptions count, however, hauling in a 20-yard pass late in the first half to set up a field goal and then making a leaping 38-yard grab along the sideline late in the fourth quarter that eventually led to Prescott's third rushing TD of the game. One of Dallas' trio of wide receivers is likely going to be on the back burner in any given week, but it won't necessarily be Gallup every time. He'll look to get more involved in Week 3 against a Seahawks secondary that just gave up 397 passing yards to Cam Newton.

September 21, 2020 7:17 AM EST

Michael Gallup: Big play called back

Gallup had three receptions (five targets) for 50 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Gallup would have had a bigger fantasy performance -- and the Cowboys potentially a different game result -- if a questionable offensive pass interference call didn't wipe out what would have been a huge reception in the final minutes of this tight contest. The 24-year-old ended up finishing third in targets, finishing one behind rookie standout CeeDee Lamb and a whipping five behind No.1 wideout Amari Cooper. It is clear who is Dak Prescott's favorite target, but it appears Gallup will have to share No. 2 honors with his new teammate acquired via the draft. This may result in reduction in overall targets, but the Cowboys' embarrassment of riches at the wideout position could leave Gallup in favorable defensive matchups. There may be enough fantasy production to go around against a soft Atlanta defense on Sunday.

September 14, 2020 3:08 AM EST

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