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RB Wayne Gallman - New York Giants

6-0, 215Born: 10-1-1994College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 4

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Week 12: at Washington Redskins

All RB vs WAS

FBG says: Tough matchup. The Giants rushing offense has looked much better with Orleans Darkwa at the helm. In their last five games, Darkwa is averaging 16 carries and 74 rushing yards per game. He has a very consistent 70-74 rushing yards in each of his last three games as Darkwa has been fed a solid workload. Wayne Gallman has mixed in for a quarter of the snaps at times, but he is clearly the secondary back to Darkwa now. The Giants offensive line remains banged up as right tackle Justin Pugh and right guard D.J. Fluker are both expected to miss this week's game. The Redskins have given up some big games to good running backs this season, and it happened again last week as they allowed Mark Ingram to run all over them for 134 yards and a touchdown. This marks the third time in the last four weeks that they have allowed an opposing backfield to rush for more than 100 yards, and the second time a backfield has crossed the 150-yard mark. On the season, the Redskins are allowing the eighth most fantasy points per game to running backs as the core of this defense has been decimated by injuries throughout the season. They lost linebackers Trent Murphy and Mason Foster earlier this season, then lost Will Compton to a foot injury a week ago. Tack four injuries to their starting defensive lineman, and it is surprising to see that the Redskins have had any level of success against the run. This week, they get some relief by facing a lower tier Giants offensive line that shouldn't be too big of a challenge. Orleans Darkwa has looked good in recent weeks though, so he should have a chance at some success here. The Redskins have also allowed opposing quarterbacks to run wild on them, but that shouldn't be a concern against Eli Manning this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 vs LAR 17 9 41 0 1 0 0 0 1 3.1
10 at SF 10 3 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.2
11 vs KC 16 6 19 0 4 1 3 0 0 2.2
12 at WAS PROJ-Dodds * 6 * * 1 * * * *
12 at WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 6 * * 1 * * * *
12 at WAS PROJ-Bloom * 5 * * 1 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 9 vs LAR (9 / 41 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman had decent average per carry against the Rams defense but didn't get enough touches to warrant any future fantasy considerations. The Giants have been leaning on Darkwa for the most part and Gallman has just been used to spell other running backs, he should not be started in any fantasy situation at this moment. Gallman ran with power on Sunday and had enough momentum to fall forward on most of his carries. He was used up the middle primarily and did a good job finding the hole quickly after he took the handoff. His downhill running style worked well against the Rams, until he fumbled the ball however. Gallman was held up, stripped of the ball and was hardly seen for the remainder of the afternoon.

2017 Week 7 vs SEA (5 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman was the clear backup for Darkwa in this game and only managed 7 touches, though he was on the field in some obvious passing situations. Gallman made the most out of the space he had to work with on the ground but couldn't accomplish much unfortunately. The Seahawks swarmed to the ball carrier very quickly and there wasn't many holes in their front 7 throughout the game. Gallman was stuffed on a crucial 3rd & 1 call up the middle due to excessive penetration by the Seahawks. He showed some burst on the outside on a pitch play but was bottled up for the most part in this game. Gallman should not be owned in fantasy as long as he remains in this backup role behind Darkwa.

2017 Week 6 vs DEN (9 / 27 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman has made great strides recently in his rookie season but wasn't able to accomplish much against Denver on Sunday night. Gallman had a lot of outside runs, including tosses and plays off tackle but wasn't able to establish a rhythm. He was clearly the backup to Orleans Darkwa and this is unlikely to change in the immediate future. Gallman showed good power in his runs, pushing back defenders at initial contact when he took the ball outside. He wasn't a big factor in the passing game but the Giants did not have to pass much in this game. Gallman is not startable currently in fantasy but may be in future years or if injuries become a factor.

2017 Week 5 vs LAC (11 / 57 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 25 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman had another impressive outing with the Giants and he's beginning to get noticed. Gallman's workload was not big as he had to share time with Darkwa/Vereen but he made the most out of the touches he got. He was used up the middle, often from the shotgun. Gallman showed a good spin move and an ability to play in the passing game, catching check downs and screens from Manning. Gallman showed excellent vision throughout the day, being patient as he read the gaps in the defense before exploding through the hole. He cutback and changed direction when he saw space in the defense and was effective keeping the Giants moving down the field. With Darkwa and Perkins dealing with injuries, Gallman could have some opportunity to make a name for himself. The Giants haven't been able to run the ball consistently for some time but he was very productive against the Chargers. It might be too early to pick him up right now but it could be worth keeping an eye on his workload next week as the complicated Giants backfield tries to sort itself out.

2017 Week 4 vs TB (11 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 1 rec)

Wayne Gallman had a very impressive game as a rookie. He was the leading rusher for the Giants and looked very explosive when he got to touch the ball. He had a much higher average per rush than Perkins and picked up several key first downs. Gallman ran tough and downhill for the most part, the Giants gave him simple carries up the middle when a conversion was needed. Gallman read the field well and was patient. He did not rush to the line of scrimmage, instead taking his time which allowed bigger gains. Gallman was somewhat forgotten about in the redzone on a flat route which allowed him to secure his first NFL touchdown. His production was undeniable on Sunday and fantasy owners may want to pay attention if he continues to see work in this offense.


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