Wayne Gallman

Minnesota Vikings
Running Back #22
Minnesota Vikings
Running Back #22

Wayne Gallman News

Claimed by Vikings

The Vikings have claimed Gallman off waivers from the Falcons.

Analysis: The move follows the placement of fellow running back Alexander Mattison on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Gallman thus gives the Vikings added backfield depth behind top back Dalvin Cook. Also on currently on the team's active roster is RB Kene Nwangwu, while A.J. Rose is on Minnesota's practice squad.

Dec 13, 2021 2:45 PM EST

Let go by Falcons

Gallman was released by Atlanta on Saturday.

Analysis: Gallman was a healthy scratch in Atlanta's Week 13 game against the Buccaneers and played 45 offensive snaps over six games for the Falcons. The team also signed Qadree Ollison from the practice squad to replace Gallman at third-string running.

Dec 11, 2021 12:50 PM EST

Healthy scratch Week 13

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Gallman played five offensive snaps and had four carries for 19 yards last week against the Jaguars, but he'll be a healthy scratch for Sunday's contest. Qadree Ollison was elevated from the practice squad and is active in Gallman's place.

Dec 5, 2021 8:41 AM EST

Four touches in Week 12

Gallman rushed four times for 19 yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Gallman has been a non-factor in back-to-back weeks after his season-high performance -- 17 touches for 76 total yards -- in Week 10. Despite being out-touched by Mike Davis 8-4, Gallman was still able to match his production with 19 total yards. However, Davis' involvement in the passing game likely still solidifies him as the No. 2 fantasy commodity in the Falcons' backfield, but neither Gallman or Davis appear to be viable options when Cordarrelle Patterson is healthy.

Nov 29, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Takes back seat in loss

Gallman rushed one time for negative three yards during Thursday's 25-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: After a season-high performance in Week 10, coach Arthur Smith made it clear that Gallman was still third on the depth chart at running back behind Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) and Mike Davis. However, Patterson was ruled out for the matchup with New England due to a sprained ankle, which elevated Gallman to the No. 2 spot. Nonetheless, he was still a non-factor in the Falcons' Week 11 loss, and surprisingly, Qadree Ollison led Atlanta's backfield with nine carries for 34 yards. Fantasy managers should continue to monitor the backfield situation, but if Patterson is healthy moving forward, it's likely he will demand the majority of touches.

Nov 21, 2021 7:19 AM EST

Remains third on depth chart

Falcons head coach Arthur Smith said that Gallman remains third on the depth chart at running back behind Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) and Mike Davis, Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Smith went on to say that Gallman's season-high 52 percent snap share and season-high 15 carries in last week's 43-3 loss to the Cowboys was mostly a byproduct of a blowout, in addition to the fact that the Falcons faced a quick turnaround for Week 11 with a Thursday night game versus New England. With 23 snaps, Gallman outpaced both Patterson (15) and Davis (20), but Gallman won't be a lock to lead the way for the Atlanta backfield even if Patterson -- who is listed as questionable for Thursday's game -- ends up sitting. Prior to last week, both Patterson and Davis had consistently worked ahead of Gallman, and if Smith is to be believed, the pecking order among the backs won't change Week 11. That being said, a Patterson absence Thursday would still open up more opportunities for Gallman than usual, even if Davis is the likelier candidate of the two to pick up the start.

Nov 18, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Team-high 55 rushing yards

Gallman rushed 15 times for 55 yards and caught one of two targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 43-3 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: After a healthy scratch in back-to-back contests, Gallman paced Atlanta's backfield during blowout loss to Dallas on Sunday. The increased role was likely due to the game being out of reach, but it's certainly worth monitoring, as Mike Davis' production has been significantly reduced since Atlanta's Week 6 bye. If Gallman can overtake Davis on the depth chart, then he will likely be worth consideration in deeper leagues due to Matt Ryan's usage of running backs in the passing game. However, Cordarrelle Patterson's versatility will likely keep him solidified as the No. 1 fantasy option among Falcons' running backs.

Nov 15, 2021 11:56 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game at New Orleans, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallman will be a healthy scratch for the second consecutive contest. Qadree Ollison was elevated from the practice squad for Sunday and will serve as Atlanta's reserve tailback behind Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson.

Nov 7, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Healthy scratch Sunday

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Panthers.

Analysis: Gallman saw action in the past three games for Atlanta, totaling eight carries for 33 yards while failing to catch his lone target. He'll be a healthy scratch for Sunday, leaving Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis as the team's two available tailbacks.

Oct 31, 2021 9:12 AM EST

Not a part the offensive game plan

Gallman played three offensive snaps and rushed one time for two yards during Sunday's 30-28 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: For the second straight game, Gallman has rushed just one time for two yards and played just three offensive snaps. Barring an injury, the 27-year-old running back is not a viable fantasy option.

Oct 25, 2021 12:56 PM EST

Makes 2021 debut

Gallman rushed six times for 29 yards and didn't catch his only target during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Gallman was a healthy scratch for the Falcons' first three contests this season. However, the 27-year-old returned to action in Week 4 and finished second on the team in rushing yards, but he was still out touched by both Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis. It's unclear what Gallman's role will be moving forward.

Oct 4, 2021 10:07 AM EST

Sidelined again Sunday

Gallman (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Giants in New York, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallman has opened his tenure with the Falcons as a healthy scratch in each of the team's first three games of the campaign. Coach Arthur Smith seems comfortable entrusting Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson with the majority of the backfield reps, which could mean Gallman needs an injury to one of the two to get on the field.

Sep 26, 2021 8:58 AM EST

Healthy scratch again

Gallman (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 divisional matchup against the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The journeyman back will be a healthy scratch for the second time in as many games to open the season. Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson should once again handle the bulk of backfield work for Atlanta against a notoriously stingy Buccaneers run defense.

Sep 19, 2021 11:45 AM EST

Sitting Sunday

Gallman (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Eagles, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: Gallman was a casualty of cut-down day in San Francisco, and even though he found a new home relatively quickly in Atlanta, his debut with the Falcons will have to wait. With Gallman in street clothes, Mike Davis will lead the team's backfield, while Cordarrelle Patterson handles change-of-pace duties.

Sep 12, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Joins Falcons' backfield

The Falcons have signed Gallman.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the team parted ways with fellow running back Qadree Ollison. As a result, Gallman quickly enters the Falcons' backup RB equation behind starter Mike Davis, with jack-of-all trades Cordarrelle Patterson also in the team's backfield mix.

Sep 2, 2021 2:55 PM EST

Cut by San Fran

The 49ers released Gallman on Tuesday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Analysis: With Jeff Wilson not expected to be ready until midseason due to a torn meniscus, there was a path for Gallman to land on the 49ers' regular-season roster. However, the team instead is keeping JaMycal Hasty and Elijah Mitchell as the primary reserves behind Raheem Mostert and Trey Sermon. Gallman likely will garner interest on the free-agent market after averaging 4.6 yards per carry behind a shaky Giants offensive line last season.

Aug 31, 2021 2:59 PM EST

Another strong showing

Gallman rushed 13 times for 60 yards in Sunday's 34-10 preseason win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Gallman turned in another strong performance to increase his roster bid heading into the regular season. His main competition, JaMychal Hasty, also put on a show (six carries for 55 yards and two touchdowns), so the 49ers will likely have a tough decision on their hands come roster cuts. Gallman is a bruiser between the tackles and Hasty is more of a shifty, receiving type, so whoever makes the cut will likely be based on team need. Neither player is expected to have a large role on offense behind Raheem Mostert and Trey Sermon come Week 1 against the Lions.

Aug 30, 2021 7:01 AM EST

Strong showing in 49ers debut

Gallman rushed 15 times for 72 yards in Sunday's 15-10 preseason win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Gallman looked strong in his red and gold debut, flashing his north/south running style and gaining healthy chunks between the tackles. The veteran tailback is competing for a backup job behind Raheem Mostert and Trey Sermon this preseason, so this was a positive result. Gallman will look to build on this outing when the 49ers take on the Raiders next Sunday.

Aug 22, 2021 9:02 PM EST

Joins 49ers' backfield

The 49ers have signed Gallman, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gallman set career highs in rushing yardage (682) and TDs (six) in 15 games for the Giants last season, while logging 147 carries and catching 21 passes for 114 yards. His increased profile in New York's offense was the result of top back Saquon Barkley missing most of the 2020 campaign with a torn ACL. With the 49ers, Gallman will compete for a depth role behind Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson, a context that doesn't provide the 2017 fourth-rounder with a clear path to steady carries in 2021.

Apr 21, 2021 1:38 PM EST

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.

Jan 3, 2021 2:30 PM EST

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