Wayne Gallman May Be A Winning Lotto Ticket

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Wayne Gallman May Be A Winning Lotto Ticket

Finding a valuable running back on the waiver wire mid-season is the equivalent of winning the lottery. New York running back, Wayne Gallman, may be this year’s winning ticket.

Injuries Have Taken Their Toll

2017 has seen its fair share of injuries to big-name running backs. Names like Dalvin Cook, Danny Woodhead, and David Johnson lead a list that has many fantasy owners scrambling to find the next big thing.

Often times a fill-in is found with the injured players back up, but there are times when an answer comes from some obscured place like the Giants backfield.

The 2017 Giants are a mess, they have yet to live up to the off-season hype that surrounded them, and worse, they have yet to win a game.

Enter Wayne Gallman, a six-foot-tall, 200-pound rookie running back out of Clemson. Never Heard of him? That’s probably because he was inactive for the first three games this season.

Making The Most Of An Opportunity

With injuries to both Paul Perkins and Orleans Darkwa, the door opened for Gallman in week 4, and the rookie did not disappoint.

Carrying the ball eleven times for 42 yards, and adding two receptions for an additional eight and a touchdown, made a productive debut.

Gallman is explosive at the point of attack. Moving with speed and purpose when called upon, he looked to be the spark the Giants need to ignite their offense as a whole.

Make The Move Early

NFL.com fantasy leagues have seen a 26.5% rise in ownership of the rookie, and if he plays well against a bad Los Angles Chargers team this week, that number is sure to rise.

Now is the time to buy that lottery ticket. Perkins and Darkwa have been awful this season, opening the door for Gallman.

Gallman may play himself into a starting role, in which case he should be rostered in all formats. Running backs are the backbone of every roster, regardless of the format, and swiping one off the waiver wire before the rest of your league is how championships are won.