Michael Gallup
Michael Gallup
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Dallas Cowboys
IR
Injury Calf
Est. Return 10/10/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Gallup reprised his role as the team’s field-stretcher in 2020, with 14.3 YPC on 105 targets. His efficiency dropped, however, from 9.5 YPT in 2019 to 8.0 last year, but that’s not especially surprising considering the QBs with whom he played once Dak Prescott went down in Week 5. At 6-1, 198, and with average (4.52) timed speed, Gallup’s physical attributes don’t jump out, but he’s athletic, explosive and probably faster than his Combine time. Gallup has struggled with drops at times — six last year after 10 in 2019 — and he’s competing for targets with two high-pedigree options in Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. Still, if Dak Prescott returns to full health, something he’s on pace to do, the Cowboys' passing game can feed all three, and Gallup should benefit from frequent single coverage, especially on deep routes. Read Past Outlooks
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#106.85
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$Signed a four-year, $3.52 million contract with the Cowboys in May of 2018.
Placed on IR
WRDallas Cowboys
Calf
September 13, 2021
Gallup (calf) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Gallup will miss a minimum of three weeks as a result of this move, so the earliest he could return will be Oct. 10 against the Giants, with Cedrick Wilson projected to slide into three-receiver sets in the mean time. Dallas also moved Randy Gregory to the reserve/COVID-19 list and activated Zack Martin and Brandon Knight from the reserve/COVID-19 list in a flurry of moves Monday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Michael Gallup's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
41.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.82
 
% Team Air Yards
8.2%
 
% Team Targets
8.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.8
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Monday, Sep 27th at 8:15PM
Overall QB Rating Against
86.4
 
Cornerbacks
70.6
 
Safeties
64.1
 
Linebackers
109.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Michael Gallup's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.37 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.95 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
10 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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6 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
After what could more aptly be described as a canter in 2018, Gallup went full speed in Year 2, with 16.8 YPC (3rd), 9.8 YPT (5th), 18 catches of 20-plus yards and five catches of 40-plus in only 14 games. And Gallup left something on the table, dropping 10 of his 113 targets. At 6-1, 198, Gallup has only average size, and his timed speed (4.52 40) is similarly middle of the road. But he's quick, explosive and athletic, and Dak Prescott likes to target his wideouts downfield - both Gallup and Amari Cooper finished top 10 in average depth of target among 100-target WRs. Despite all the big plays, Gallup had only six touchdowns, in large part because he was rarely used in the red zone - only eight targets there all year, and only two were from inside the 10. In fact, Cooper himself saw only nine in the red zone, as the Cowboys passed less when they got in close - Dak Prescott was only 18th in red-zone pass attempts, and tied for 30th in attempts inside the 10, despite being sixth in total attempts. That could change this year with coach Mike McCarthy taking over for Jason Garrett, as Aaron Rodgers was always among the league leaders in red-zone attempts during McCarthy's days in Green Bay. With Cooper re-signing this offseason and CeeDee Lamb drafted in the first round, Gallup will have plenty of competition for Prescott's attention, but Randall Cobb's 83 targets have vacated to Houston, so each of the three receivers could stay busy.
The 81st overall pick last year, Gallup emerged as Dak Prescott's clear No. 2 target opposite Amari Cooper late in the season, culminating in a 9-6-119-0 receiving line in a playoff loss to the Rams. Overall, Gallup showed some promise - 15.4 YPC, 7.5 YPT, two 40-plus yard catches on 68 targets - despite meager production for the first half of the year. At 6-1, 198, and with 4.52 40 speed, Gallup has merely average measurables, but he was productive in college and showed good burst as a rookie. He also is reliable, dropping only one pass all year. For 2019, he'll reprise his late-season role as Cooper's complement, and while the Cowboys signed Randall Cobb and are throwing to Ezekiel Elliott more, this is not an especially deep receiving corps. There's opportunity if Gallup can further refine his skills.
Taken in the third round, Gallup has a good chance for a prominent role as early as this year. Jason Witten and Dez Bryant's exits leave a 219-target hole in the passing attack, and Allen Hurns and Terrance Williams, who had 78 targets last year, can't fill it alone. (Moreover, Williams is returning from a broken foot and was arrested in May, so he could face a suspension.) Enter Gallup, who at 6-1, 198, and running a 4.52 40 has merely average measurables, but put up big numbers at Colorado State. Cole Beasley and Deonte Thompson are also in the mix, but unlike Gallup they're known quantities with limited upside. The Cowboys will almost certainly be a run-first team, but Gallup could quickly emerge as one of Dak Prescott's first reads when they decide to throw.
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Ruled out for Week 2
WRDallas Cowboys
Calf
September 10, 2021
Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Friday that Gallup (calf) won't play Week 2 at the Chargers, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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To be out 3-to-5 weeks
WRDallas Cowboys
Calf
September 10, 2021
Gallup sustained a strained left calf during Thursday's loss at Tampa Bay and will be sidelined 3-to-5 weeks, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Will be re-evaluated Friday
WRDallas Cowboys
Ankle
September 9, 2021
Gallup will be re-evaluated Friday after leaving Thursday's 31-29 loss to the Buccaneers with an ankle injury, Greg Auman of The Athletic report.
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Exits with ankle injury
WRDallas Cowboys
Ankle
September 9, 2021
Gallup was forced out of Thursday's game against the Buccaneers with an ankle injury, David Moore of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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One catch in Saturday's loss
WRDallas Cowboys
August 22, 2021
Gallup caught one of two targets for four yards in Saturday's preseason loss to the Texans.
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