It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We’ve run through 20 quarterbacks and 40 running backs; that means it’s time to get to the deepest and most varied position! That’s right, we’re on to the wide receivers! The Dallas Cowboys have three very good wide receivers. Can we find any fantasy football value in that wide receiver room? Let’s take a look at 2021 Michael Gallup’s fantasy football value!
Michael Gallup ADP & AAV:
Average Draft Position (HPPR): WR51, Pick 137
Average Auction Value: $1.6 (T-WR40)
Michael Gallup Statistics:
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2021 Michael Gallup Fantasy Football Overview:
I will admit that I am biased when it comes to Michael Gallup. He was my 2018 draft crush wide receiver coming out of Colorado State. He took big hits and had absolute vice grips for hands. Gallup reminded me a lot of former fantasy (and NFL) star Anquan Boldin the way he would work underneath and absolutely deny defenders the ball.
That worked well for Gallup after his rookie year. In 2019 and 2020, Gallup averaged 7.3 targets per game, hauling in 4.2 of them for 65 yards per contest. Unfortunately, he suffered the most with the sub-par quarterbacks under center last year after Dak Prescott injured his foot at the end of week five. With Dak in 2020, Gallup averaged about 3.5 catches for 70 yards per game; without Dak Prescott, he averaged about 3.5 catches, but for just 45 yards per game.
Michael Gallup fell apart entirely not through anything that he did; he fell apart and fell off the fantasy football map because the quarterback play was just so bad in Dallas last year without Dak Prescott. I think he is due for a big bounceback season, and a WR3 year is likely in the cards.
2021 Michael Gallup Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
Michael Gallup has a lot in common with Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receiver Tyler Boyd. He went from volume-based fantasy football weekly relevance to an afterthought, now that he has two better players on the team. But, unlike Tyler Boyd, Michael Gallup’s crowded wide receiver room lets you get him at a significant discount compared to his compatriots.
Michael Gallup is currently an afterthought, going in the dreaded Kicker & Defense range of snake drafts. In auctions, he is a dollar days wide receiver, with an astronomical bid of $2 sometimes needing to get the job done.
If you really want Gallup in your auction (and you do), wait for someone to throw him out for a buck, then come in for $2. I doubt someone goes $3 for Gallup, and you can get him on the cheap. If you get down near the end of your draft, then throw him out for $1. Otherwise, don’t worry about it.
Best Case Scenario:
The Dallas Cowboys go back to what worked prior to Dak Prescott getting injured, and Gallup looks at eight or so targets per game.
Worst Case Scenario:
The Cowboys decide to switch things up and focus on the run game, in lieu of short targets, or the emergence of Dalton Schultz & Blake Jarwin make him redundant. You cut him in week four.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
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