As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. We only look at the past three seasons for a player. This is because anyone who is looking at 2016 to figure out what to do in 2020 had better be Pranav Dhanawade researching his record-setting cricket score (thanks Wikipedia!) Michael Gallup is the WR2 on a dynamite passing offense, will he be able to stave off a hot rookie and produce in fantasy?
Michael Gallup ADP and AAV:
Standard: WR32, 69 overall
PPR: WR33, 77 overall
Average Auction Value: $4
Michael Gallup Statistics:
Michael Gallup Overview:
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As a fantasy wide receiver in 2019, Michael Gallup was as reliable as buying a pet from Big John’s Beavers, in other words: pretty darn good. He finished 21st among wide receivers. It’s important to factor in that Gallup missed two games for knee surgery early in the season, so that set him back to start the year. By season’s end, the procedure didn’t seem to hinder him and he finished with 13.8 points per game, which was fourteenth among wide receivers.
Naysayers might make such observations as “The Cowboys drafted a wide receiver in the first round,” “Dallas led the league in total yards, they’re due for a regression,” or, “every time it rains, my pet beaver breaks apart all my furniture to build a dam in my driveway.” To this, I point out the following: The presence of CeeDee Lamb has already been baked into Gallup’s cost to the point that his value is getting burned. He’s falling to the seventh round and an average of $3-4 auction dollars, which is great value for the second wide receiver in one of the league’s most potent passing offenses. Plus, there are 30-50 deaths from dog attacks each year but only one known fatality by a beaver, ever. Isn’t your life worth more than some old furniture?
Michael Gallup Draft Strategy
Moore fits right into that huge group of likely WR2s that you should wait to get until round 7 or, at auction, for 50% of their listed value or less. While you are waiting, have your pet beaver cuddle up on your lap. Better yet, get close to your beaver with Big John’s Beaver Sling and Little John’s Gaping Scratch Wound Sealer.
We wouldn’t reach for him, though. If you’re going to reach for a Cowboy just grab Amari Cooper in the third (or for $20-$30).
Best Case Scenario:
Michael Gallup falls to you in the 7th or for $5 or less. You don’t have to spend time each week scrounging through the FA for a second wide receiver. You are able to rehome your current pets to make room for an adorable and violently territorial beaver.
Worst Case Scenario:
You reach for Michael Gallup, wasting valuable draft capital. CeeDee Lamb has a breakout season and gets moved to the outside. Gallup still has a productive season as a fantasy WR3, but you fail to take advantage of Big John’s buy-one-get-one-free deal on tranquilizer darts, which costs you money in the long run.