Michael Gallup will again be the No. 3 receiver for the Cowboys this season, and he's worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues. While he'll be behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb when it comes to targets, don't be surprised when Gallup helps you win a week or two during the season on his own. He'll be inconsistent with his production, but he'll also have some big performances like he did in Week 3 last season at Seattle with 25 PPR points. Getting Dak Prescott (ankle) back at 100 percent will help Gallup, and he could bring a nice reward as a reserve Fantasy receiver to open the season.
Gallup (ankle) is returning to practice Saturday, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports. Gallup needed a few days off after hurting his ankle in practice Tuesday, but he has regained health and is practicing again. With Amari Cooper still sidelined by an ankle injury of his own, Gallup should work as the No. 2 receiver behind CeeDee Lamb in practice for the time being.
Gallup (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. The report notes that the wideout tweaked his ankle during Tuesday's practice, but at this stage, the issue doesn't seem likely to keep Gallup out for too long. When all three players are healthy, Amari Cooper (ankle), CeeDee Lamb and Gallup combine for a formidable wide receiver trio atop the Cowboys' depth chart.
Coach Mike McCarthy indicated Tuesday that Gallup "is taking the next step you look for in young players," and he's seen more reps in the slot this offseason, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports. Gallup is heading into a contract season with questions surrounding his status with the Cowboys beyond 2021 following the first-round selection of CeeDee Lamb in the 2020 NFL Draft. Gallup saw his numbers take a slight downturn last season, but that could be, in part, due to a new coaching staff and Dak Prescott going down with an injury for most of the season. Gallup should play a key role in the Cowboys' offense again this season and, if his offseason reps hold any water, could be in line for some added work in the slot.
Gallup caught four of eight targets for 49 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. The third-year receiver saw generally increased target volume after the Cowboys' Week 10 bye as he showed some chemistry with Andy Dalton, but for the most part, Gallup's chances of matching or improving on his 2019 breakout evaporated when Dak Prescott went down with a season-ending ankle injury Week 5. Gallup's disappointing campaign was highlighted by a lackluster 8.0 YPT -- 1.8 yards less than the season before. Assuming Prescott is back and healthy in 2021, Gallup will be a strong candidate for a rebound, even as part of a crowded WR group alongside Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.
Gallup caught six of eight targets for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-17 win over the Eagles. The Cowboys passing game re-discovered its early-season form in this one, and Gallup capitalized with his most productive outing of the season, leading Dallas in catches and targets while tying Amari Cooper for the team lead in receiving yards. It's been a mostly disappointing campaign overall for Gallup, but the third-year wideout could wipe all that away with another big effort in Week 17's clash with the Giants, as both teams remain alive in the hunt for the NFC East title.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|2||09/19||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|5||10/10||New York Giants||9||20.38|
|6||10/17||@New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|11||11/21||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|12||11/25||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|13||12/02||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|14||12/12||@Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|15||12/19||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|16||12/26||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||95||53||819||4||38||15.45||105|