Wayne Gallman

Wayne Gallman

Running Back #22
Team: New York Giants
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 215 lb.
College:Clemson
Age:26
Born:October 1, 1994
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 4 (140)
Draft Team:NYG

Wayne Gallman: Impressive in relief of Freeman

Gallman rushed 10 times for 34 yards and a touchdown and secured all five targets for 20 yards in the Giants' 22-21 loss to the Eagles on Thursday night.

Analysis: After Devonta Freeman appeared to pick up an ankle injury on the second drive of the third quarter, Gallman became the featured back and toughed his way to a solid performance. While running room was often at a premium against the Eagles' stingy front seven, Gallman still found his way to a solid fantasy performance courtesy of a one-yard touchdown run and by serving as a reliable safety valve out of the backfield for Daniel Jones. Freeman will have extra time to heal up ahead of a Monday night, Nov. 2 contest against the Buccaneers in Week 8, but if he's unable to go or limited, Gallman appears to be the favorite to take on the bulk of the rushing workload in that contest.

October 22, 2020 9:31 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: No touches Sunday

Gallman did not touch the ball during Sunday's 20-19 win over Washington.

Analysis: The 26-year-old played only four offensive snaps, as newcomer Devonta Freeman (73 percent snap share) dominated the backfield reps for the Giants. Dion Lewis played nine snaps as he and Gallman continue to split backup work behind Freeman.

October 19, 2020 2:39 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Sees five carries

Gallman had five carries for 24 yards and caught both of his targets for zero yards.

Analysis: Along with Dion Lewis, Gallman is the co-backup to Devonta Freeman right now. Should Freeman go down, Gallman would be the favorite to get the early-down work.

October 13, 2020 8:29 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Leading rusher in loss

Gallman carried the ball six times for 45 yards in Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: While Devonta Freeman led the Giants' backfield with 11 carries, it was Gallman who delivered the most rushing yards with his touches (tying quarterback Daniel Jones), although he wasn't a factor as a receiver. With the team's backfield likely to remain a committee it's unlikely any of Freeman, Gallman or Dion Lewis will see a big workload in Week 5, but all three will have a chance to be productive against a Cowboys defense that just got torn apart for 307 rushing yards and three TDs by a Browns ground game that was without Nick Chubb (knee) for most of the afternoon.

October 4, 2020 5:05 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Meager output vs 49ers

Gallman had four carries for seven yards and two catches for seven yards on three targets against the 49ers Sunday.

Analysis: He was part of a three-man committee with Devonta Freeman and Dion Lewis, and like the other two, did next to nothing. Gallman's ceiling is low, and his floor is getting released from the roster at any point.

September 29, 2020 2:58 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: May get first post-Barkley start

Gallman lined up with the Giants' first-team offense during warmups, indicating he may be the team's starting running back Sunday versus the 49ers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: In the wake of Saquon Barkley's season-ending torn ACL, the Giants backfield likely will be a committee for the foreseeable future, but it appears Gallman will get the first chance to take the first snap between him, Dion Lewis and newcomer Devonta Freeman. Clearly, Freeman has the most visible resume among the trio, but after just five days with the team he doesn't seem likely to be a huge part of the game plan. That leaves Gallman and Lewis to vie for early down and pass-catching reps, meaning the more well-rounded Lewis could earn more touches, even if Gallman gets the start.

September 27, 2020 9:44 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Drops back to No. 3 role

Gallman is slated to be the No. 3 RB after the Giants signed Devonta Freeman on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Gallman's fantasy outlook was brighter for a moment following news that Saquon Barkley (torn ACL) was done for the season, but the addition of Freeman likely means he'll be the third option in the backfield. Freeman will likely be the clear lead back eventually, and incumbent Dion Lewis is a better pass catcher than Gallman, whose upside is limited as a result.

September 22, 2020 5:48 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Should see more work

With Saquon Barkley out for the year, Gallman is in line to split duties with Dion Lewis.

Analysis: Gallman was a healthy scratch in Week 2, but he should get his chance in Week 3 against the 49ers. Keep in mind the Giants still could sign someone like Devonta Freeman, Lewis will be involved, especially on passing downs and the offensive line has been bad early on.

September 21, 2020 2:55 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Surprise scratch for Week 2

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Bears, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.

Analysis: The Clemson product only saw the field for three offensive snaps Week 1, but now he's been relegated from the active roster entirely, as Dion Lewis continues to slot in as the backup running back behind Saquon Barkley. Gallman registered 145 offensive touches as a rookie in 2017, but his offensive role has steadily treaded downward in the two-plus seasons since.

September 20, 2020 9:05 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: One touch in opener

Gallman didn't get a carry and caught his lone target for 14 yards in Monday's 26-16 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: There wasn't much work to go around behind bell cow Saquon Barkley, as Dion Lewis had just one carry and one target. Gallman's unlikely to gain fantasy relevance unless something happens to Barkley, and even then, he'll be stuck behind a Giants offensive line that cleared zero holes for Saquon in this one (six yards on 15 carries).

September 16, 2020 11:58 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Could win the backup job

Gallman's had a solid camp and is the favorite to win the early-down backup job to Saquon Barkley, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Dion Lewis is still around as the team's reserve pass catcher, but Gallman would likely split carries with him in the event anything happens to Barkley.

September 2, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Ends 2019 on shaky ground

Gallman carried the ball 29 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns across 10 games in 2019. He also secured 11 of 15 targets for 102 yards and a score.

Analysis: Gallman burst onto the fantasy scene Week 4 with an impressive showing, in which he drew the start in place of an injured Saquon Barkley and scored twice while exceeding 100 total yards. However, he ended the year with five-straight designations as a healthy scratch, and ultimately ceded the majority of backup work to Javorius Allen. Gallman will enter the final year of his rookie contract in 2020, but his standing in New York's backfield appears unclear at best.

January 6, 2020 8:22 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Out once more

Gallman is inactive for the team's Week 16 contest against Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gallman will be a healthy scratch for the third consecutive game, ceding the backup role to Javorius Allen. While Saquon Barkley continues to shoulder the majority of the workload out of the backfield for the Giants, Allen did record eight carries and find the end zone in Week 15 against Miami.

December 22, 2019 8:51 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Another scratch Sunday

Gallman (coach's decision) was inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Gallman was scratched for a second straight game, as Javorius Allen has taken over the No. 2 role behind Saquon Barkley. Allen rushed eight times for 28 yards and a score while Barkley registered 143 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns.

December 16, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Healthy scratch Monday

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game at Philadelphia, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: For the first time this season, Gallman will be a healthy scratch. Aside from getting 24 touches Week 4 in place of an injured Saquon Barkley, Gallman has just 16 total in his other nine appearances. Look for Javorius Allen and Elijhaa Penny to receive any RB reps that don't go to Barkley.

December 9, 2019 4:01 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: No snaps Sunday

Gallman didn't play in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Despite being active, Gallman garnered no tread in a game that was never truly out of reach until the fourth quarter. Javorious Allen garnered a carry on three snaps while Saquon Barkley recorded a whopping 64 of 67 offensive snaps (96 percent). Whether Gallman or Allen is the No. 2 behind Barkley is irrelevant except for handcuff purposes.

December 2, 2019 8:58 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Logs two offensive snaps

Gallman gained a yard on one carry in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Saquon Barkley recorded a season-high snap share (97 percent), leaving Gallman in the dust with just two offensive snaps. Gallman is still a solid handcuff as the fantasy playoffs approach, but he has no value beyond that.

November 25, 2019 7:45 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Cleared by neurologist

Gallman received clearance from an independent neurologist to play in Sunday's game against Arizona, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gallman was a full practice participant throughout the week and didn't have a designation on the final injury report. He'll step in behind Saquon Barkley, who will be returning from a high-ankle sprain.

October 18, 2019 12:31 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Needs clearance from neurologist

Gallman (concussion) isn't listed on the final injury report, but he'll need approval from a neurologist Friday before he's cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: The Giants expect Gallman to resume his role behind Saquon Barkley, who is set to return from a high-ankle sprain. Barkley anticipates handling his usual hefty workload, but it isn't out of the question for Gallman to see a few extra snaps if he does indeed gain clearance from the independent neurologist.

October 18, 2019 11:00 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Practices in full

Gallman (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallman remains in the league's protocol for head injuries, per Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record, but he appears to be nearing the final stages of his recovery. He'll still need to receive medical clearance from an independent neurologist before being available for action. Once healthy, Gallman is set to serve as the No. 2 running back in New York behind Saquon Barkley.

October 17, 2019 10:26 AM EST

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