Wayne Gallman could open the season as the No. 2 running back for the Giants, which would make him the handcuff for Saquon Barkley. And that makes him Fantasy relevant, at least in deeper leagues. While Gallman would never produce like Barkley if given the starting job because of a Barkley injury, he could get the shot at plenty of touches. Keep an eye on Gallman's role in training camp, and he could be worth a late-round pick in deeper formats, especially if you draft Barkley in Round 1.
Gallman finished the year with 51 carries for 176 yards and a score, as well as 14 catches for 89 yards on 22 targets as Saquon Barkley's primary backup. Gallman passes the eye test, showing quickness and decisiveness in the hole, but averaged only 3.5 YPC (albeit in a small sample), had three drops, and his 6.4 yards per catch as a receiver was below par. At best he remains Barkley's backup, and there's some chance the Giants bring in competition for him.
Gallman rushed for 12 yards on two carries during Sunday's 28-27 loss to the Colts. Gallman handled a season-high 14 carries in a blowout win over the Redskins in Week 14 but his usage has predictably tailed off in the Giants' back-to-back losses. The Giants have no reported plans to restrict top back Saquon Barkley's workload in the season finale against Dallas this weekend, so another limited workload is likely on tap for Gallman.
Gallman rushed 14 times for 38 yards and did not catch either of his two targets during Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington. Gallman saw as many rushing attempts as fellow running back Saquon Barkley during Sunday's blowout win but did not garner production anywhere close to the rookie's 197 scrimmage yards. The difference in talent between Gallman and Barkley is evident, but Gallman has long secured the No. 2 role in New York's backfield. The second-year pro out of Clemson does not warrant fantasy consideration other than as a handcuff to Barkley, and he's unlikely to see as many touches against the Titans in Week 15.
Gallman had five carries for 16 yards and caught one of two targets for minus-2 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Bears. Gallman logged exactly five carries and two targets for the second straight game. The second-year pro saw a slight increase in offensive snaps (15) Week 13, but for fantasy purposes has little value other than as a backup to workhorse Saquon Barkley.
Gallman managed 25 yards on five carries and caught two passes for minus-2 yards in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Eagles. Gallman continues to see limited opportunities behind workhorse Saquon Barkley,with the 14 snaps Gallman received Sunday actually marking his highest total since Week 6. The second-year back out of Clemson should be viewed as little more than a handcuff to Barkley for fantasy purposes.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||21.25|
|6||10/11||@New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|10||11/10||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|13||12/01||Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
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|3 Year Avg||81||326||0||24||141||0||44|