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Michael Gallup


#36 Wide Receiver

135 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.51

Weekly Outlook

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.5 49 0.4 7.3
Week 1
Gallup remains a master of the sideline. That showed up most graphically on a pass when Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians and the NBC crew thought Gallup had brought only 1 foot down in bounds. Slow-motion video for the coach’s challenge showed that before he put his left foot just inside the sideline, he had dragged his right toe behind as he caught the ball. That was 1 of his 4 catches in 7 targets for 36 yards. But he left early with a calf injury.

Gallup will be out for 3 to 5 weeks because of a strained calf muscle. Cedrick Wilson is the leading candidate to take over Gallup’s role during the weeks he is out. At Tampa Bay, Wilson caught all 3 targets for 24 yards.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Targets remained close among Dallas’ top 3 wideouts last season. Amari Cooper led at 8.1 per game, vs. 6.9 for CeeDee Lamb and 6.6 for Gallup. The weekly medians for each player: Cooper 7.5, Lamb 7, Gallup 6.
  • Gallup led the trio in targets 4 times last season and tied for the lead 2 other times. All 6 of those occasions came after Dak Prescott’s injury.
  • Even at 3rd among Dallas wideouts in targets last year, Gallup still ranked 31st among all WRs.
  • Cowboys WRs drew 62.3% of the team’s targets, 8th highest in the league and the position’s largest share in Dallas since 2017.
  • The Dallas offense went 61.4% pass in 2020, it’s largest passing lean since 2013 but just 11th most pass-heavy in the league. The Cowboys leaned pass even more with Dak Prescott in the lineup, but they also won just 1 of his 4 full games -- and even that 1 took a big comeback.
  • Gallup works downfield more than both Cooper and Lamb. He has led the Cowboys in average depth of target in each of his 3 seasons.
  • According to Pro Football Focus, that number has come down each year: from 14.38 in 2018 to 13.46 and then 12.70. Last year found Gallup posting a 17.55 ADOT over Prescott’s 4 full games, though, then 11.11 from Week 6 on. (Prescott went down in Week 5.)

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gallup faces plenty of target competition from Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb, capping his ceiling in that area. But we’d bet on these Cowboys continuing to pass on more than 60% of offensive plays and growing that target pie for the entire offense. Gallup hung close to Cooper and Lamb in targets last season, sees his targets deeper downfield and carries an ADP 7 rounds behind his WR teammates.

That makes him a solid addition in best-ball drafts right now, though it also puts him right in the range of our projection for him. The situation gives Gallup weekly upside but will almost make it tough to count on him week to week in fantasy lineups.

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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is expected to be sidelined 3-5 weeks with a calf strain, The Dallas Morning News' Michael Gehlken reports. Gallup figures to land on short-term IR. It's worth noting that Dallas has a Week 7 bye, so it's possible we don't see Gallup again until Week 8. He's not a must-hold in shallower fantasy leagues. WR Cedrick Wilson ran a route on 85% of Dallas' pass plays after Gallup exited Thursday night's opener and is worth a look on waiver wires. Gallup's absence, of course, will also free up targets for WRs Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb.

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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is officially questionable to return to Thursday night's game vs. the Bucs with a left ankle injury. The broadcast showed him on the sidelines but without a helmet. Cedrick Wilson replaced Gallup as Dallas' #3 WR.

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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup is spending more time on the inside of the formation so far in training camp, Pro Football Talk reports. “Everybody labels me as a deep-ball threat, but I know I can do a whole lot more,” Gallup said Monday. “So, me being able to come up on the inside and run some routes from there, short and intermediate game, can certainly show I’m more versatile than folks think.” The WR ran a career-low 6.3% of his routes from the slot last season, according to Pro Football Focus. At the same time, then-rookie CeeDee Lamb spent nearly all of his time (93.2%) inside. We've heard about Lamb spending more time on the edges heading into Year 2, so this shift for Gallup makes sense. We've always believed in Gallup the player. An increase in shorter-range work could help his fantasy-scoring consistency. It could also showcase some versatility as he heads toward unrestricted free agency in March. Gallup is going 6 to 6.5 rounds behind Lamb and Amari Cooper in ADP.

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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (hip) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s a borderline WR3 against a burnable Eagles secondary on Sunday.

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Cowboys WR Michael Gallup (hip) was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. He's evidently on track to play vs. the Eagles this weekend after getting knocked out of last week's win over the 49ers. Gallup actually leads Dallas with 35 targets over the past 5 weeks.

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