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Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Date of Birth:  10/01/1994
Age:  25
Height  6'0"
Weight:   215
College:  Clemson
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 140
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

The Giants have ruled out Wayne Gallman (concussion) for Thursday night’s game against the Patriots.

This isn’t a surprise with a short week to clear the protocol, but the Giants will now start Jonathan Hilliman at running back against the league-best New England defense. It may be tempting to get a starter off waivers to insert into your lineup, but fantasy owners should probably avoid New York altogether in Week 6. With Saquon Barkley’s return from a high-ankle sprain looking imminent, Gallman can likely be dropped if you need the roster space.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (concussion) officially did not practice today.

Gallman is in concussion protocol and is unlikely to play on Thursday night. We'll update you if the Clemson product is able to progress through the protocol tomorrow or Wednesday.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (concussion) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

Gallman has a concussion and is now in concussion protocol. The Giants have a quick turnaround playing this Thursday night at New England, so Gallman might have a difficult time getting cleared for Week 6. Before leaving, Gallman had two carries for 14 yards. Jonathan Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny will handle most of the backfield work for the rest of today with Gallman out. This injury could accelerate Saquon Barkley's return to the field, as the star running back already appears to be very close to a return.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman is being evaluated for a concussion.

Gallman jogged off the field after taking a hit against the Vikings, and the official word is that he's being evaluated for a concussion. If Gallman does have a concussion, he'll be out for the rest of today's game.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (neck) was officially limited in today's practice.

Gallman is a little banged up with a stinger, but he said he's played through injuries before and experienced stingers while playing linebacker in high school. The Clemson product is fully expected to be ready to go on Sunday, but we'll see if he's given a questionable tag when the final injury reported is released ahead of the weekend.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman handles 24 touches in first start of 2019.

Filling in for superstar running back Saquon Barkley, Gallman had a very good first start for the Giants this season, carrying 18 times for 63 yards and a touchdown along with six receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown. Gallman did lose a fumble in the game, but overall it was a promising effort in a Giants victory, and it looks like the third-year running back will be workhorse during Barkley's absence. While this game came against a struggling Redskins team, we've liked the Clemson product's ability and thought he easily could have been a higher draft selection than the fourth round of the 2017 draft. If Gallman is somehow still available in your league, he's a highly recommended pickup.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman scores in Week 17.

Gallman carried six times for 23 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for seven yards against the Cowboys. Gallman's second NFL season ends with 51 carries for 176 yards and one touchdown along with 14 receptions for 89 yards. The numbers aren't amazing, but the Clemson product is one of the best backup running backs in the league as an all-around player that can remain on the field all three downs. He should remain Saquon Barkley's handcuff in 2019.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman rushed twice for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

Gallman wasn't targeted in the passing game. There was thought that the second-year back might be more involved down the stretch as New York looks to 2019, but they continue to feed Saquon Barkley (26 touches), which will likely remain the case in the finale. Gallman is just a stash in dynasty leagues based on individual talent.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman rushed 14 times for 38 yards in Sunday's win over the Redskins.

Gallman saw more work than usual in a 40-16 victory, and it's possible New York gives the Clemson product increased touches down the stretch so Saquon Barkley stays healthy for 2019 and beyond. Still, Gallman is just a handcuff at this point.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets six touches in Week 13.

Gallman carried five times for 16 yards and caught one pass for -2 yards against the Bears. The second-year running back simply doesn't get enough touches to warrant strong consideration in fantasy lineups.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets seven touches against the Eagles.

Gallman carried five times for 25 yards and added two receptions for -2 yards in the Giants' Week 12 loss. Gallman is one of the better backup running backs in the NFL, but he's not a fantasy option behind Saquon Barkley.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets four touches in Week 11.

Gallman carried twice for 11 yards and caught two passes (on two targets) for 24 yards against the Bucs. The Clemson product is a very good player, but he's not a fantasy option behind Saquon Barkley.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman handles two touches in win over the Niners.

Gallman rushed twice for three yards and didn't catch his only target. The second-year back has the talent to make an impact, but he's just a handcuff behind No. 2 overall pick Saquon Barkley.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets one carry in Week 8.

Gallman's lone attempt against the Redskins went for -1 yards. The second-year running back from Clemson isn't a fantasy option as long as Saquon Barkley is on the field.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman didn't receive a touch in Week 7.

Meanwhile, Elijhaa Penny received one carry for two yards. It's a bit of a surprise the second-year back from Clemson didn't get a touch against the Falcons, but we'll see if he gets more involved next week against the Redskins.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman handles six touches in Week 6 loss to the Eagles.

Gallman rushed four times for 17 yards and caught two passes for 25 yards. The second-year back has the talent to make an impact, but he has limited standalone value behind superstar workhorse Saquon Barkley. Gallman will look to play well again as a change-of-pace option next Monday night against the Falcons.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets five touches in Week 4.

Gallman carried twice for 26 yards and added three receptions (on three targets) for 17 yards against the Saints. He also lost a fumble in the game. The second-year running back is one of the league's best backups, but he's not a fantasy option if Saquon Barkley is on the field.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets six carries in Giants' win.

Gallman ran well, gaining 25 yards on his six attempts against the Texans. The second-year back is an excellent backup to Saquon Barkley, but he's not a fantasy option right now.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets two touches in Week 2.

Gallman had one carry for two yards and one reception for 11 yards while working behind Saquon Barkley. For fantasy purposes, Gallman is just a handcuff.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets three touches in Week 1.

Gallman received one carry for -1 yard and had two receptions for nine reaching yards against the Jaguars. Saquon Barkley is the clear leader in the Giants backfield, so Gallman is going to struggle to get enough touches to be a solid fantasy option.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (knee) is questionable to return against the Jaguars.

Gallman injured his knee in the second half. Hopefully we see him back in the game mixing in behind Saquon Barkley.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman has caught Pat Shurmur's eye as a pass catcher.

Saquon Barkley is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, so it gave Gallman a few more reps in practice yesterday. Shurmur says the second-year back from Clemson is "gaining an appreciation for what he is as a runner, a pass catcher, and a blocker," and that these extra reps have given him and the other younger guys the opportunity to improve and show the coaches what they can do. Gallman certainly has three-down ability, but he might not have many opportunities to make an impact behind Barkley and veteran Jonathan Stewart. Still, the Giants have one of the best and deepest running back groups in the NFL, and we think Gallman would do a great job if called into a big role.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman finishes strong in Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Gallman rushed 15 times for 89 yards in an 18-10 victory. The 2017 fourth-round pick showed some potential in his first year in the league with 111 attempts for 476 yards (4.3 yards per carry) on the ground and 34 receptions for 193 yards and one touchdown through the air. It will be interesting to see what New York does in regards to their next head coach and the second-overall pick in the spring, but unless they draft Penn State's Saquon Barkley there, Gallman should have a chance to win the starting job in 2018. He's a definite name to monitor in dynasty leagues as a talented dual-threat.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman leads backfield in Week 16 loss.

Gallman rushed 10 times for 18 yards and caught six passes for 44 yards. The rookie back should be featured in the season finale against the Redskins, so it'd make sense to give him a look in all leagues if you need help in your RB or FLEX spot. Gallman has the talent to make plays in Week 17.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets 14 touches against the Eagles.

Gallman continues to impress with an increased role since Steve Spagnuolo took over as the interim coach for the Giants, as he is showing that he clearly has the ability to be the lead guy for the team moving forward. The rookie carried eight times for 39 yards and added six receptions (on seven targets) for 40 yards in the Week 15 loss, flashing the ability that made him a star at Clemson. It could've been a better day if not for Orleans Darkwa taking and converting a goal line carry, but it's good to see Gallman do damage with his touches (Darkwa had only seven rushing yards on nine carries). The Giants would probably be wise to give the rookie more work over the final two weeks of the season, and he's in the FLEX conversation for Christmas Eve against the Cardinals.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets 19 touches against the Cowboys.

Though Orleans Darkwa was dealing with an illness, Gallman received more work than him—maybe because interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo believes the rookie is a good back that should get more work. Gallman had 12 carries for 59 yards and seven receptions (on nine targets) for 40 yards in the loss. We think Gallman clearly has the capability to be a number one running back in the NFL, so we'll see if the Giants end up giving him more and more work down the stretch here. There's some risk placing him i fantasy lineups next week against the Eagles, though.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (hip) is off the injury report.

The rookie running back is ready to go this Sunday against the Cowboys. Teammate Orleans Darkwa is listed as questionable with an illness, so it's possible Gallman leads the backfield this week. He'd be in the FLEX conversation if Darkwa is out.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (hip) was limited in practice.

The rookie running back has a couple straight limited practices to start the week, and it'd be good to see him get a full practice in tomorrow. It's possible the Giants hold him out this week if he doesn't practice fully, which could mean a couple more carries for Orleans Darkwa.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman (hip) was limited in practice.

Gallman injured his hip in Sunday's loss to the Raiders, but a limited Wednesday practice indicates the injury isn't too bad. Hopefully the rookie will be able to get in a full participation tomorrow or Friday.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets four touches in Week 13.

The rookie running back gained 11 yards on three carries and added an eight-yard reception on his only target of the game. If the Giants are benching Eli Manning to give Geno Smith some time, we think Gallman is certainly a guy that should get a crack at a heavy workload. Gallman has the ability to be a three-down back in the NFL.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman leads Giants in Week 12 rushing.

The rookie running back mixed in behind starter Orleans Darkwa, carrying nine times for 37 yards while adding two receptions for six yards against the Redskins. Because he's not getting the majority of the backfield work, Gallman is more of a strong dynasty league hold right now.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets seven touches in Week 11.

Gallman carried six times for 19 yards and added one reception for three yards against the Chiefs. He's currently behind Orleans Darkwa in the Giants backfield, so the rookie isn't a recommended fantasy option right now.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman rushed three times for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Gallman looked good again, but New York has decided to give most of the carries to Orleans Darkwa. The rookie remains a hold in dynasty leagues and is worth keeping an eye on in redraft leagues with the hopes the collapsing Giants give him more touches down the stretch.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman rushed nine times for 41 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

He also lost a fumble in the 51-17 blowout loss. Gallman could benefit from the Giants playing younger guys down the stretch, and he has the talent to make a difference for fantasy owners. The rookie might be worth stashing on the bench.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets seven touches in Week 7.

Gallman carried five times for 15 yards and caught two of three targets for 14 yards in a loss to Seattle. Starter Orleans Darkwa couldn't do much in the game either, and they'll both look to find more running room against the Rams in Week 9.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets 11 touches in Week 6.

The rookie running back carried nine times for 27 yards and added two receptions (on three targets) for five yards against the Broncos. Orleans Darkwa (21 caries for 117) appears to be the top guy now, so Gallman should probably be out of fantasy lineups in a difficult matchup against Seattle next week. Gallman is a good player and will have his share of good games this season in a suddenly run-heavy offense, though.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman gets 16 touches in Week 5.

The rookie running back had 11 carries for 57 yards and caught all five targets for 25 yards versus the Chargers. Gallman continues to impress as an all-around back that runs hard, and he showed his running ability throughout the game. Gallman could emerge as a solid RB2 for the rest of the season if the Giants commit to giving him the ball, but he has a very difficult matchup against Denver in Week 6.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman finally gets his opportunity.

The rookie running back from Clemson was active with Orleans Darkwa out with a back injury and starter Paul Perkins leaving the game with a rib injury. Gallman took advantage, carrying 11 times for 42 yards and catching two passes for eight yards and a touchdown. The score was on a pass to the flat that Gallman basically walked in on. The fourth-round rookie ran well, giving an extremely ineffective running game a surge (and showing the Giants waited too long to give him a chance). Gallman could have easily been a second round pick in the draft, as he displayed an all-around skill set in college but lasted until the fourth round. The Giants would probably be wise to let him try and runaway with the starting job in the backfield, but we'll see what happens.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Paul Perkins (ribs) is questionable to return against the Bucs.

It appeared Perkins was walking from the locker room back to the field with no pads, and it doesn't look like he'll return to the game. Perkins had nine carries for 13 yards and a six-yard reception before he left, again struggling to do much of anything. Meanwhile, rookie Wayne Gallman ripped off a few nice runs and caught a touchdown when he was finally given his long overdue opportunity. Gallman might run away with this job.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman carries eight times in Giants' final preseason game.

He picked up 27 yards on his eight carries and couldn't get much going other than his long of 14 yards. Gallman did also have a five-yard reception in the exhibition versus the Patriots. While the rookie certainly has all-around ability, it appears he'll be fourth on the depth chart to open his rookie season. He's a strong bench player in dynasty leagues, but might not make a fantasy impact in 2017.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman leads Giants in rushing in third preseason game.

Gallman had 12 carries for 43 yards and added an 11-yard reception. The rookie from Clemson has been impressive and has shown his all-around skill set, but it looks like he's behind Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, and Orleans Darkwa on the depth chart. He's a highly recommended dynasty option, though.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Rookie Wayne Gallman leads Giants in rushing in exhibition against Cleveland.

The running back out of Clemson played late in the game and had five carries for 22 yards, while adding two receptions for 20 yards. Jon Gruden was talking up Gallman as being an all-around player that just "looks" like an NFL running back, suggesting he should maybe get more playing time for the Giants. We definitely agree and were surprised Gallman lasted until the fourth round in the NFL draft—it's just obvious he's a good player. Gallman is someone to roster in dynasty leagues, but he might not have much fantasy value this season if he stays behind Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, and Orleans Darkwa.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

Wayne Gallman doesn't find much running room in preseason debut.

The fourth-round rookie from Clemson had five carries for 11 yards and one reception for four yards. Gallman definitely has the ability to make an impact, but he is behind at least Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen for now.

Wayne Gallman | Giants RB

The New York Giants select Clemson RB Wayne Gallman with the 140th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Gallman lands in a terrific situation with the Giants, as they don't have an established starter. Deshaun Watson's backfield mate rushed for 1,133 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2016 for Clemson, helping lead them to a National Championship. We like Gallman better than anyone currently on the Giants' roster, and he could end up being the starter on an explosive offense. If so, RB2 value isn't out of the question.

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