Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 65%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 6.4%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.2
Durability: question mark 4

Medium Risk

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Michael Gallup Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Gallup basically matched Amari Cooper in volume and production in their 13 healthy games together last year.
  • Gallup finished 18th among WRs in PPR points per game and 12th in non-PPR.
  • He faces new target competition in 1st-round rookie WR CeeDee Lamb. But the departure of WR Randall Cobb frees up 83 targets.


2019 breakout

Who was Dallas’ lead WR last year? You’re probably thinking Amari Cooper. But the numbers paint a different picture.

Check out Cooper and Gallup’s numbers in their 13 healthy games together:

Gallup: 106 targets, 62 catches, 1,059 yards, 6 TDs
Cooper: 102 targets, 67 catches, 1,050 yards, 6 TDs

It was a true breakout 2nd season for the former 3rd-round pick. Gallup missed Weeks 3 and 4 with a knee contusion but piled up a 66-1,107-6 line in his 14 outings. He finished 24th among WRs in PPR points and 19th in non-PPR. In points per game: 18th and 12th.

And Gallup did it on a relatively modest 113 targets — 23rd most among WRs. He was extremely efficient, hauling in 58.4% of his targets and averaging a big 16.8 yards per catch. Gallup’s 9.8 yards per target ranked 13th among 79 WRs with 50+ looks. He ranked 10th in that group in yards per route run and 31st in Pro Football Focus’ receiving grades.


New target competition

So don’t be so quick to assume that 1st-round rookie WR CeeDee Lamb will just brush Gallup aside. Yes, Lamb is an excellent prospect who should make an immediate impact. But the departure of Randall Cobb leaves 83 targets behind for Lamb to scoop up.

Might the rookie demand more volume than that? Maybe. But the point is that there’s enough to go around for 3 WRs in this offense. The Cowboys ranked 10th in pass attempts, 2nd in pass yards and 5th in pass TDs last season. With QB Dak Prescott and OC Kellen Moore back — and Lamb added to the mix — this looks like a top 5 passing game heading into 2020.

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Michael Gallup Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 15, 2019 NFL Knee Meniscus Tear Gallup suffered a knee injury late in the Week 2 win over Washington. He missed two games
Sep 26, 2015 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 An ankle injury limited Gallup to 4 games at Butler County Community College in 2015.