• Michael Gallup

  • WR
  • , Dallas Cowboys
  • 25
  • 200 lbs
  • 6' 1"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
The first four weeks of the 2020 season (with a healthy Dak Prescott at quarterback) gave us a glimpse as to how Gallup will fit in with CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper. In 2019, Gallup had an average depth of target of 13.5 and in the first four games of 2020, that metric jumped to 17.6, which was the sixth-highest in the league in that span. He averaged 3.3 catches (6.0 targets) for 69 yards and 0.25 touchdowns for a solid 10.0 PPG in half-PPR formats. Those are solid WR3 numbers, while Gallup is being drafted as a low-end WR3 as the 36th receiver off the board. He offers major injury upside if anything were to happen to Lamb or Cooper, though his week-to-week floor will be pretty low given the “deep shot” nature of his role in the offense.

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Scouting report

by Jeff Hicks

DAL WR Michael Gallup - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

It was clear by Week 3 that Michael Gallup would be the Cowboys' deep threat, allowing teammates Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb to run the intermediary and short routes. It worked well for the four weeks that Dak Prescott was healthy. Gallup reached double-digit yards per route in the four games Prescott finished, as well as Week 5 when Prescott was lost for the season. Gallup also played the most snaps of any Dallas receiver and was the only one to play at least 75% of snaps in every game. His health was a contributor to keeping the Dallas offense somewhat afloat without Prescott, allowing the three Cowboys' backup quarterbacks to have consistent pass-catching options. Gallup also has massive upside should Cooper or Lamb miss time. Having previous, successful chemistry with Prescott is vital to his fantasy production.

Fantasy Downside

Gallup will never be confused as the Alpha receiver in Dallas. He also saw his role diminish once Prescott was lost in Week 4. It is not Gallup’s fault the talent behind Dak was that bad, but it is a byproduct of a league desperate for QB talent. Gallup was targeted once every 9.55 routes run. Cooper was the next closest at one target per 7.25 routes run. If Gallup is not catching home run balls from Prescott or whoever is under center, his weekly output could be tough on the eyes. A healthy offensive line may also mean more emphasis on the running game, especially with the idea of keeping Prescott upright and opposing defenses honest.

2021 Bottom Line

The return of Prescott is the tide that lifts all boats in the Cowboys' offense. Gallup should be drafted as a WR3 with WR2 upside due to injuries and spike weeks with one of the best QBs slinging the ball.

2021 Strength of Schedule - DAL

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
17
@TB
10
@LAC
29
PHI
8
CAR
12
NYG
9
@NE
BYE24
@MIN
4
DEN
31
ATL
7
@KC
22
LV
14
@NO
3
@WAS
12
@NYG
3
WAS
13
ARI

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

Game Stats

WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@LAR3500516.6700000.005.08.069/7295.8%
2ATL2580529.0000000.005.87.875/8291.5%
3@SEA61381923.0000000.0019.825.870/8285.4%
4CLE2290514.5000000.002.94.967/8281.7%
5NYG4730418.2500000.007.311.364/6697.0%
6ARI2230611.5000000.002.34.372/8980.9%
7@WAS00020.0000000.000.00.051/5691.1%
8@PHI7610128.7100000.006.113.169/7987.3%
9PIT3360712.0000000.003.66.668/7294.4%
10BYE--------------
11@MIN2290514.5000000.002.94.957/6686.4%
12WAS641086.8300000.004.110.145/5976.3%
13@BAL78611112.2900000.0014.621.674/7993.7%
14@CIN2230611.5000000.002.34.348/5194.1%
15SF326148.6700000.008.611.638/5865.5%
16PHI61212820.1700000.0024.130.158/7082.9%
17@NYG4490812.2500000.004.98.978/8295.1%
Per game3.6952.690.316.5614.2900000.007.1410.8362.69/71.5687.44%
Totals59843510514.2900000.00114.3173.31003/114587.44%
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