RB Wayne Gallman - New York Giants

6-0, 215Born: 10-1-1994College: ClemsonDrafted: Round 4, pick 2017

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2019 Week 1 vs DAL (2 / 17 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman entered the game in the second half to relieve Barkley somewhat as the Giants were well behind Dallas on the scoreboard. Gallman looked explosive out of the backfield and secured many catches with his reliable hands. Gallman scored a nice touchdown in the redzone, fighting for extra yards and reached the ball out just enough to break the plane which got the Giants their second score. Gallman got several checkdown passes sent his way towards the end of the game in garbage time. He is a fine player but won't be fantasy relevant as long as Barkley is healthy.

2019 Week 3 vs TB (5 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman could not produce much on the ground and was not a factor in the passing game either. Gallman was used up the middle to keep the defense honest but he had no success as Tampa Bay's run defense was stout. They had already shut down Barkley as Gallman replaced him as the lead back due to injury. The Giants tried Gallman on draws and inside runs but he could only fall forward at the line of scrimmage. Gallman is a fine but not fantasy relevant backup to Barkley and not a good play in most leagues. Jones may lean on the young back more in Barkley's absence but that is a gamble at this point.

2019 Week 4 vs WAS (18 / 63 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)

Gallman was more effective as a receiver than as a runner, breaking tackles and running with a good burst in space. He ran the ball with urgency and did hit the hole hard, but couldn't push the pile and was clunky in his transitions. Gallman's hands and adjustments as a receiver were excellent and he could have had one more big gain if Jones was a little more accurate in the second half. His best run came when Washington vacated half of the field and he almost scored, but otherwise he didn't have much success as a runner. He fumbled as the team was running out the clock late in the fourth quarter.

2019 Week 5 vs MIN (2 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman had two carries, looking powerful and strong with 14 yards on the ground but unfortunately left the game very early with a concussion. He did not return.

2018 Week 4 vs NO (2 / 6 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman fumbled early in this game and was not heard from again. He can't reliably produce alongside Barkley in this offense, not worth rostering in any league.

2018 Week 12 vs PHI (5 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / -2 / 0 rec)

Gallman got some work to spell Barkley and displayed a good burst through the hole on his carries. He was also effective on a sharp cut to get a first down later in the game. He could have a big gain on a reception if Malcolm Jenkins didn't get a shoestring tackle.

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.

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 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 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 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 14 vs DAL (12 / 59 / 0 rush, 9 / 7 / 40 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman ran really well for the Giants and may have just secured his role as the new starting running back. He looked more explosive, dynamic and stronger upon initial contact than Darkwa. Gallman showed excellent vision, picking the correct hole to plough into and didn't rush to the line of scrimmage. He read his blocks well, hit the hole hard when he decided to take it upfield and was very productive for the Giants. He moved the chains on the ground and in the air, catching screens and checkdowns for small but consistent gains. Gallman showed power at times too, pushing back defenders and really trying for extra yards. He's earned the right for more touches going forward and fantasy owners could pick him up early if there is nobody else on their waiver wire.

2017 Week 15 vs PHI (8 / 39 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 40 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman has become the lead back in the Giants backfield and looks the most threatening of NYG running backs when rushing the ball. He was active in the passing game as a screen pass target and very productive on the ground, despite a low workload in this game. The Giants were forced to pass a lot as the woeful defense surrendered too many points to the Eagles. This clearly decreased Gallman's touches and hurt his production as a fantasy play for this week. He showed terrific quickness making a man miss in the hole and picking up the first down despite the defender having the advantage early on. Gallman showed excellent vision in his runs, picking the right holes and getting maximum value out of every carry. He showed good power to knock back defenders also. A decent but somewhat risky play in PPR leagues as a low end # 3 RB going forward.

2017 Week 16 vs ARI (10 / 18 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman was the main man in the Giants backfield again this week but struggled to accomplish much in a poor offense. He was catching a lot of passes out of the backfield and did an excellent job of making the first man miss for extra yards. Gallman also ran strong and typically fell forward when met with contact at the line of scrimmage. He was also a safety valve for Manning and caught a lot of checkdowns, which helped his value a lot in PPR leagues. The Giants like to use Gallman in the screen game and gave him several attempts but the blocking was so-so. Redzone touches were almost non existent in this game and Gallman never got a crack at the goal line unfortunately. The Giants offense is in a very poor state currently so exact evaluation on Gallman is tough but he is certainly playing better than Perkins/Darkwa were before him. A low ceiling but not terrible play in PPR leagues next week.

2017 Week 17 vs WAS (15 / 89 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Wayne Gallman had an uneven performance on the day, getting nice production on the ground but failing to get involved in the passing game. He weaved his way nicely in between defenders when he hit the hole and always looked to get maximum yards by pushing the pile hard. Gallman knifed through the defense with his speed and quickness to bounce things outside when space presented itself. He had a chance at a big play down the sideline on wheel route but failed to locate the ball and come up with it. Gallman fumbled the ball on a later play but was fortunate enough to come up with it. The Giants offensive line blocked well for Gallman and really helped the young back. Though Gallman was stuffed at times, he had many productive runs that left the Redskins defenders grasping at air. He was able to make the first man miss at times in the hole. Gallman had a terrific run to finish the game and was very unlucky not to score. He took a pitch down to the 1 yard line, weaving between defenders and making men miss with his quickness.