Wayne Gallman

Wayne Gallman

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

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

Wayne Gallman: Limited in practice

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

Analysis: Gallman continues to work his way through the league's protocol for head injuries. He's been participating in individual drills since the beginning of the week, and still needs to be cleared by an independent neurologist before retaking the field. With Saquon Barkley (ankle) practicing in full and trending towards suiting up Sunday versus Arizona, Gallman could be relegated to a reserve role when healthy.

October 16, 2019 9:48 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Takes part in individual drills

Gallman (concussion) went through individual drills in a non-contact jersey at Monday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Gallman appears to be a step behind Saquon Barkley, who participated in team drills Monday as he continues to work his way back from a high-ankle sprain. The Giants seemingly expect at least one of the two to return for Week 7 against the Cardinals, considering Javorius Allen and fullback Elijhaa Penny are the only other running backs on the roster. Week 6 starter Jon Hilliman was waived Friday.

October 14, 2019 7:55 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Not playing Thursday

Gallman (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in New England.

Analysis: After suffering a concussion this past Sunday versus the Vikings, Gallman had little chance to get through the protocol in time to suit up just four days later. Gallman will join Saquon Barkley (ankle) on the sideline Thursday, leaving Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny to lead the Giants' backfield.

October 9, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Missing from practice

Gallman (concussion) wasn't spotted Tuesday at the Giants' team facility ahead of practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's not clear if the Giants will run a true practice or more of a walk-through session, but Gallman will go down as a non-participant on Tuesday's injury report, as was also the case Monday. According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Gallman is on track to miss the Giants' Thursday night matchup with the Patriots, though coach Pat Shurmur may not officially rule him out until Wednesday. With Saquon Barkley (ankle) also believed to be trending toward a third straight absence, third-string option Jon Hilliman looks in line to draw the start at running back in Week 6.

October 8, 2019 8:10 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Concussion clouds availability

Gallman (concussion) was estimated to be a non-participant on Monday's injury report, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old sustained the concussion during Sunday's loss to the Vikings, so it's no surprise to seem him projected as a non-participant Monday. Gallman figures to have a tough time clearing the concussion protocol in time for Thursday's game against the Patriots. Saquon Barkley (ankle) was listed as a limited participant and has a chance of returning versus New England, which will likely bring an end to Gallman's heavy involvement in the offense, regardless.

October 7, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Wayne Gallman: Diagnosed with concussion

Gallman won't return to Sunday's game versus the Vikings due to a concussion.

Analysis: Receiving his second consecutive start in place of Saquon Barkley (ankle), Gallman managed just two carries for 14 yards before departing in the first quarter. Jon Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny will handle RB reps for the remainder of this contest, but with Barkley potentially in line to return Thursday at New England, the duo may not be able to maintain relevance moving forward.

October 6, 2019 10:58 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Suffers potential head injury

Gallman is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: With Saquon Barkley out for a second straight week due to a high ankle sprain, Gallman was getting another start out of the Giants' backfield. If Gallman is diagnosed with a concussion, the team's remaining backs are Jon Hilliman and FB Elijhaa Penny.

October 6, 2019 10:29 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Ready to replace Barkley again

Gallman (neck) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Minnesota, while teammate Saquon Barkley (ankle) has been ruled out.

Analysis: Gallman will lead the New York backfield for a second time in as many weeks, albeit with Jon Hilliman and fullback Elijhaa Penny potentially mixing in for some carries. Barkley is ahead of the typical recovery timeline for a high-ankle sprain, but he'll face a challenge to make it back for a Thursday game against New England in Week 6.

October 4, 2019 9:34 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Limited again Thursday

Gallman (neck) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallman came out of Week 4's dismantling of the Redskins with an injury that coach Pat Shurmur termed "game soreness," per Dan Duggan of The Athletic. Speaking to Salomone on Thursday, Gallman wasn't concerned about his neck issue because he "used to play linebacker in high school." While neither coach nor player are worried about Gallman's status for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Friday's injury report will have the final word. With Saquon Barkley still in recovery mode from a high ankle sprain, Jon Hilliman is the only other running back on the Giants' 53-man roster.

October 3, 2019 10:39 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Starts week as limited participant

Gallman was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a neck injury, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Coach Pat Shurmur referred to Gallman's neck issue as "game soreness," according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, and expressed confidence that he'd be good to go for Week 5. The third-year pro performed admirably during last week's win over the Redskins with Saquon Barkley (ankle) sidelined, compiling 118 scrimmage yards and two scores. Gallman is staring down a tough matchup against the Vikings on Sunday, but if healthy he appears in line to once again carry the load sans-Barkley.

October 2, 2019 9:50 AM EST

Wayne Gallman: Carries load in win over Redskins

Gallman carried 18 times for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Redskins. He also caught six of seven targets for 55 yards and another score during the 24-3 win.

Analysis: Gallman averaged just 3.5 yards per carry against a solid Washington front, but an impactful performance as a pass-catcher allowed him to rack up 118 scrimmage yards. He recorded the opening touchdown of the game on a six-yard reception in the first quarter and added a one-yard rushing score in the second. Gallman filled in admirably for injured teammate Saquon Barkley (ankle) but will face a tough matchup next Sunday at home against the Vikings.

September 29, 2019 3:06 PM EST

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