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Michael Gallup gets in full practices Thursday, Friday ahead of MNF in Week 3

We break down news that Michael Gallup has an ACL injury. What it means for Week 3 and beyond.

Friday update: Michael Gallup had another full practice on Friday. All signs continue to point toward him suiting up in Week 3.

Thursday update: All signs point toward Michael Gallup returning on Monday night. Mike McCarthy told reporters Gallup “I don’e see him playing 70 plays,” per Jon Machota, but he sounded as if the plan was for him to make his debut. He might not be the best fantasy football start with a likely snap count, but he should be back.

Wednesday update: Head coach Mike McCarthy says that Michael Gallup will get a full set of reps this week in practice, per Clarence Hill. That’s a good sign for him to be active against the Giants this Monday night.

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup suffered a torn ACL in Week 17 last season. He’s been in recovery ever since, but per Cowboys EVP Stephen Jones, Gallup might be able to play this weekend against the New York Giants.

Fantasy football implications

Gallup recently signed a five-year, $62.5 million deal with the Cowboys. If he is at full health and ready to play, he’ll be splitting targets with CeeDee Lamb and Noah Brown against the Giants. Brown has racked up 159 yards over ten receptions so far this season, and CeeDee Lamb has contributed 104 yards in nine catches.

Jones’ statement certainly isn’t concrete enough to add Gallup to your roster for this week, or to remove Lamb or Brown, but keep an eye on the WR’s comeback over the next few games. He finished the 2020 season with 843 receiving yards and the 2019 season with 1,107 yards and six touchdowns.