The New York Giants’ roster doesn’t offer much in the way of fantasy football production, but there is one notable exception to that, running back Wayne Gallman. Last week in a win over the Bengals, Big Blue fed him the ball 24 times, and he had 94 rushing yards and a touchdown to show for it (he also caught three passes for negative yardage). With the Giants committed to Gallman as their No. 1 tailback, can he be a fantasy asset again this week when they take on the Seahawks?
Fantasy Football analysis: Giants RB Wayne Gallman
Gallman’s on a scoring streak. His touchdown last week makes it five games in a row he’s crossed the goal line. He’s a big part of the reason the Giants are, improbably, looking at a playoff bid... with a little help from a putrid NFC East.
The Seahawks don’t give up big rushing numbers, part of which has to do with a pass defense that’s so easily beatable. But they don’t do a great job keeping running backs out of the end zone. Seattle has allowed 10 rushing scores to the position this season, including four in their last three games. But with the Giants turning to backup Colt McCoy under center this week, they’ll not have the luxury of ignoring their ground game.
Another factor to note here is the potential return of Devonta Freeman, who is eligible to come of IR this week. Even if he they do activate Freeman and have him suited up on Sunday, the Gallman’s status as their preferred choice in the backfield looks safe. He’s a solid RB2 play this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Wayne Gallman.