WR Michael Gallup - Dallas Cowboys
|6-1, 195||Born: 3-4-1996||College: Colorado State||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2018|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Gallup isn't getting a huge target share, but he is converting on chances for touchdowns and he has a lot of Amari Cooper injury upside if his nicks and bumps catch up to him.
General News (Fri Nov 15): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Nov 14): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Nov 13): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 11: at Detroit Lions
FBG says: Good matchup. The Dallas Cowboys' passing attack has been one of the league's most impressive units thus far in 2019. Dak Prescott, under the tutelage of new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, has grown into one of the NFL's most consistent quarterbacks this season. Prescott ranks fifth in the NFL in adjusted yards per attempt this season, and his impressive group of pass-catchers has thrived as a result of his growth under-center. Amari Cooper has been one of the NFL's most consistent wide receivers since joining the Cowboys early last season, and this season has been no different. Second-year receiver Michael Gallup has come into his own this season, with 530 yards and 3 touchdowns to his name in his 7 games played. In the slot, Randall Cobb's role in Dallas' offense has grown in recent weeks, with back-to-back 8-target, 6-reception performances. Cobb's 6-catch, 106-yard, and 1-touchdown game on Sunday night matched his season-high in receptions, set a new season-high in yardage, and marked his first trip to the end zone since week one. His usage since the team's bye week is encouraging, as he provides an added dimension to this passing attack out of the slot. The team's offensive line is elite, and they are primed to dominate once again in week 11 against a weak Detroit Lions' pass-rush. The Detroit Lions' pass defense has faced a notably-high number of pass attempts this season, and they are one of the league's weakest units. Through 9 games, the Lions rank 25th in the NFL, allowing 6.9 adjusted yards per attempt this season, and their struggles start along the defensive line. Offseason acquisition Trey Flowers has held his own in the trenches, with five sacks so far this season, but he gets virtually no support elsewhere in one of the league's weakest overall pass-rushes. At linebacker, Jarrad Davis and Christian Jones both grade as bottom-tier players in coverage, which does not help mask the team's deficiencies in the secondary. The bright-spot in the Lions' defense, Tracy Walker, is questionable for week 11's game against Dallas due to a knee injury that has kept him out of action the past few weeks. If he misses out, expect rookie Will Harris to fill in at safety. Next, Darius Slay has built a strong reputation as a top-end cover-corner, but his production in 2019 has lagged far behind expectations. So far, this season, the Detroit Lions have allowed 19 passing touchdowns, including 3 last weekend to a sputtering Chicago Bears' passing attack, while forcing just 3 interceptions on the year. Expect Dak Prescott to enjoy passing from a clean pocket for the majority of the game this Sunday, allowing him to pick apart the Lions' secondary for another impressive passing performance here in 2019.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Michael Gallup's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs MIN (10 / 4 / 76 / 1 rec)
While Gallup was third fiddle to Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb for production against the Vikings, Gallup posted 76 yards and found the end zone on a wide-open crossing route. Gallup added two third-down receptions and a contested comeback route. Gallup is on a per-game pace of more than 1,200 yards this season and Dallas, after approaching 400 yards passing against the Vikings, gets a favorable matchup against Detroit next week.
2019 Week 9 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)
Gallup's highlight play came on a diving touchdown to the pylon after a red zone out route, one of just two catches for the second-year receiver against the Giants. Gallup corralled a wide-open slant for more than 15 yards on his other reception, but also dropped a pass later in the game. Gallup lone deep opportunity was a diving sideline attempt which was just out of reach.
2019 Week 7 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Gallup shifted back to his ancillary duties with Amari Cooper active against the Eagles. Gallup saw a tepid four targets with the Cowboys controlling the game on the ground and with their defense. Gallup Gallup fared well with his sparse opportunities, however, bursting though contact on a third-and-long screen pass to convert and adjusting well to a slant pass on his back hip earlier in the game. Gallup did drop a red zone slant target for his lone misstep.
2019 Week 6 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Amari Cooper missed nearly the entire game against the Jets with a first quarter quad injury. Gallup was thrust into the WR1 role and struggled for impact. Gallup had two drops among his seven targets, leading the team, and another potential target which he could not control. On the plus side, Gallup had a big-time contested reception on a pass behind him and drew a late-game defensive pass interference as Dallas continued their comeback effort.
2019 Week 5 vs GB (14 / 7 / 113 / 1 rec)
After two missed games, Gallup was back in the lineup against Green Bay as Dallas was in pure comeback mode for much of the contest. Gallup was not involved much until the closing minutes of the first half, but still surged to a big game with 14 targets (matching Amari Cooper for the team lead) and finding the end zone for the first time this season. Gallup fought through contact on a long 50/50 pass, winning at the catch point, and breaking a tackle for the highlight touchdown. Gallup collected five of his seven receptions on comeback routes, breaking a tackle on one of them and showing strong hands in a contested setting on another. Gallup did add a drop to his log against the Packers.
2019 Week 2 vs WAS (8 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Gallup led the Cowboys in targets against Washington and logged a second consecutive impressive game to open his sophomore NFL season. Gallup showed nice hands on a contested reception and later missed a potential long touchdown as Dak Prescott threw a deep pass over Gallup's wrong shoulder. Gallup's progression from his rookie season, adding more intermediate route success has been a noteworthy trend through two games. Gallup limped off the field late in the game with a knee injury and is being evaluated early in the week in advance of their Week 3 matchup against Miami.
2019 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 7 / 158 / 0 rec)
Gallup surged along with the rising tide of Dallas' electric passing game in the divisional win over the Giants in Week 1. Gallup got loose deep on multiple occasions, including a long yards-after-the-catch foray and a perfect Dak Prescott deep throw against the blitz to Gallup. Gallup looks to have competition for targets from top receiver Amari Cooper and added Randall Cobb, but the 2019 debut for the second-year receiver showed a well-rounded usage (plus the downfield connection with Prescott) pointing to promise this season.
Latest NewsCowboys | Michael Gallup expected to play (Fri Nov 15, 04:45 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11. link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup takes part in practice (Thu Nov 14, 06:44 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14. link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup practices (Wed Nov 13, 06:09 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. Our View: Gallup looks like he'll be good to go for Week 11. He's got plenty of flex appeal against the Lions...especially if he keeps his two-game TD streak alive.
link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup visits the end zone (Mon Nov 11, 02:08 AM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup registered four catches for 76 yards and a TD in Week 10 against the Minnesota Vikings. link to story Cowboys | Michael Gallup a full participant (Fri Nov 8, 03:45 PM) - Dallas Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10. Our View: Gallup is a worthy WR3/Flex against the wilting Vikings pass defense and he has some hidden upside this week if Amari Cooper struggles with his latest injury.
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