Wayne Gallman

Wayne Gallman

Running Back #22
ADP:Round: 8, Pick: 5
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: Escapes disastrous fumble

Gallman carried 11 times for 65 yards and was not targeted during Sunday's 23-19 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Gallman averaged an impressive 5.9 yards per carry against a beatable Dallas front, but he didn't receive a heavy workload, despite playing from ahead for most of the game. He narrowly escaped a massive error in the final moments of the game when he fumbled in Giants territory but somehow managed to recover the ball from the bottom of the pile. Despite the near blunder, it was one of Gallman's most productive performances in recent weeks and he finishes the regular season with a surprising 792 scrimmage yards to go along with six touchdowns. He'll look to retain the role of lead ball carrier in the postseason, if the Eagles can beat Washington on Sunday night.

January 3, 2021 2:30 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Totals 53 scrimmage yards

Gallman registered 27 yards on six carries while corralling both of his targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: New York fell into a 20-3 first-half deficit, ushering the Giants into a pass-heavy game script that consisted of 41 Daniel Jones attempts to 12 total team carries. Gallman toted eight of the Giants' 11 Week 16 RB touches, exceeding 50 scrimmage yards for the eighth time over his past nine appearances. With a total of six touchdowns since Week 7, Gallman has demonstrated a propensity for getting into the end zone. He's currently shouldering a four-game scoreless streak, however, as the Giants head into a Week 17 matchup against the Cowboys' 32nd-ranked rush defense.

December 27, 2020 3:36 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Just nine carries in losing effort

Gallman rushed nine times for 29 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to Cleveland. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Analysis: Gallman had been the Giants' workhorse with double-digit carries over the last seven weeks, but the team inexplicably moved away from him in the second half in favor of veteran Alfred Morris. There are currently no reports of the starting tail back suffering any sort of injury, so the decision is a curious one when you consider the alternative options (or lack thereof) at the position. Morris did perform well in his place (seven carries for 39 yards), but most of his damage was done on two draw plays where the down and distance was so long that the Browns were playing a soft defense to prevent any big passing plays. Perhaps there will be a more concrete explanation issued by head coach Joe Judge, but right now we have to consider a committee approach for the Giants moving forward. That move would sever Gallman's fringe status as a startable fantasy back heading into a matchup against the Ravens on Sunday.

December 20, 2020 11:10 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Held in check as offense sputters

Gallman rushed 12 times for 57 yards and caught three of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 26-7 loss to Arizona.

Analysis: Gallman got 12 of the 17 carries by Giants running backs, but it was Dion Lewis who got the call from one yard out for New York's lone points of the afternoon. Though Gallman has gone two games without a touchdown after scoring six in his previous five games, he remains locked into the lead role in the Giants' backfield heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Browns.

December 13, 2020 2:38 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Keeps offense moving

Gallman rushed the ball 16 times for 135 yards in Week 13 against the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gallman played a key role in the Giants' upset victory, recording the first 100-yard rushing effort of his career. Though he was vultured for a touchdown on each occasion by Alfred Morris, Gallman moved the team down the field on two separate drives in the third quarter with 60 and 23-yard runs. Gallman has now earned at least 15 touches in three consecutive games, and with Devonta Freeman's (ankle/hamstring/illness) status uncertain, he could maintain a prominent role in the offense for the foreseeable future. Gallman and the Giants will draw a Week 14 matchup against the Cardinals.

December 6, 2020 5:19 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Scores for fifth straight game

Gallman carried 24 times for 94 yards and a touchdown while losing three yards on three catches (five targets) during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Gallman plunged into the end zone from a yard out in the first quarter to extend his touchdown streak to five games. He surpassed 20 carries for the first time and, although he averaged just 3.9 yards per carry, he achieved a new season high in yardage thanks to the increased volume. Game flow permitting, Gallman should continue to play a large role on offense next Sunday against the Seahawks after Daniel Jones (hamstring) suffered an injury and is in danger of missing the contest.

November 29, 2020 2:14 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Two trips to end zone

Gallman recorded 18 carries for 53 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the Eagles. He added one reception for seven yards.

Analysis: Gallman wasn't particularly efficient, averaging only 2.9 yards per rush. His longest gain of the day came on the Giants' first offensive possession, when he ripped off a 17-yard run. However, the majority of his production came on a pair of trips to the end zone from one and two yards respectively. With Devonta Freeman (ankle) recently placed on injured reserve, Gallman should serve as the Giants' lead back through Week 13. Next up, he and the Giants will be on a bye in Week 11.

November 15, 2020 2:18 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Primed for more starts

Gallman is in line to serve as the Giants' lead back for at least two more games, after teammate Devonta Freeman (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Freeman was hoping to return for Sunday's game against the Eagles but instead will require a longer absence after he aggravated his ankle injury during Thursday's practice. Gallman played 53, 43 and 57 percent of offensive snaps the past three weeks, averaging 12.0 carries, 2.7 targets, 64.4 total yards and 1.0 touchdown per game. He isn't likely to continue scoring a TD each week, but Gallman does appear to be the lead back ahead of Alfred Morris and Dion Lewis.

November 13, 2020 3:03 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Solid outing in win over Washington

Gallman registered 68 rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 carries, adding a nine-yard catch during Sunday's 23-20 win against Washington.

Analysis: Gallman logged double-digit carries and a touchdown for a third consecutive outing during Sunday's victory, though his 4.9 yards-per-carry average from Week 9 marks his best of the three-game stretch (3.5 YPC average Weeks 7 and 8 combined). The Clemson product paced New York's backfield in carries in a run-heavy game script, though he accounted for only 40 percent of the team's total in that category, with seven different Giants contributing to a total of 35 team carries. He and Alfred Morris will continue to head up the Giants backfield Week 10 against Philadelphia if Devonta Freeman (ankle) is ruled out again.

November 8, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Set for another start

Gallman likely will replace Devonta Freeman (ankle) as the starting running back for Sunday's game at Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gallman handled the assignment in Monday's 25-23 loss to Tampa Bay, putting up 62 yards and a TD on 13 touches while playing 43 percent of offensive snaps. Alfred Morris and Dion Lewis took 28 percent snap share apiece, with the former getting eight carries and the latter three targets. Gallman may be the leader of this patchwork group, but the fantasy floor is awfully low when you're stuck in both a committee and a bad offense.

November 6, 2020 11:50 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Scores in start

Gallman rushed 12 times for 44 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers. He also caught his only target for 18 yards.

Analysis: Gallman started due to Devonta Freeman (ankle) being sidelined and handled his expanded role relatively well. The tailback slashed his way to a few chunk plays and provided the punch on a two-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. That gave Gallman a score in consecutive games, putting his stock on the rise ahead of Sunday's game against Washington, although Freeman's status should surely factor into Gallman's eventual outlook.

November 2, 2020 8:55 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Slated to start

Gallman is expected to get the start in the Giants' backfield in Monday's matchup against the Buccaneers, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With Devonta Freeman (ankle) officially ruled out, Gallman will get his shot to lead New York's backfield. He recorded 34 yards and a touchdown on ten carries in last week's loss to the Eagles following Freeman going down. Still, Dion Lewis should also see some action, especially on passing downs, and the team is also expected to promote Alfred Morris from the practice squad for more depth.

October 31, 2020 11:58 AM EST

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

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