The Giants have been coy about the plan for the other running backs, declining to discuss even the possibility of roles such as third-down back or short-yardage back. If Barkley is going to join the ranks of workhorses LeVeon Bell, Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley and LeSean McCoy, it won't leave much opportunity for anyone else.
A few weeks ago, a beat reporter noted that Stewart hasn't looked great in the offseason, while Gallman has improved and seems like the better choice for the team's No. 2 RB. Looks like Simmons could also be battling for playing time, as the story said. However, this beat writer feels like Stewart may be able to negate some of Barkley's negative runs, a knock on the rookie to this point, especially around the end zone. Obviously, taking the ball out of Barkley's hands near the goal line will hurt his fantasy value if things do pan out that way.
NYG RB Wayne Gallman - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook
Wayne Gallman showed flashes of potential as a rookie last year, averaging 4.3 yards on 111 carries. Gallman also caught 34 passes and seems better-suited than Jonathan Stewart for change-of-pace touches. He has no chance of winning a starting job over first-round rookie Saquon Barkley, but he could have some deep value in PPR formats if he can distinguish himself in the passing game.
The Giants will likely lean on Barkley in the run game, and barring an injury, that may not leave much work for Gallman or anyone else in the New York backfield. Stewart will also be in the mix, even if an injury occurs, limiting Gallman’s upside.
2018 Bottom Line
Gallman has some potential if he can continue to develop as a pass-catcher, but unless an injury happens to Barkley, there’s no reason for him to be on a fantasy roster. He should stay on waivers through most drafts.