Start Michael Gallup In Week 10? Fantasy Expectations For Cowboys WR In Return, Plus Impact On Dak Prescott

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  • Should you start Michael Gallup in his return? Our expert weighs in with updated expectations for the Cowboys wide receiver.
  • Find his latest projections for Gallup below, complete with analysis of how it could impact Dak Prescott's value in Week 10.

The Cowboys activated wide receiver Michael Gallup off IR after missing the past seven games with a calf injury. Can fantasy football managers trust starting Gallup in his return?

Our expert weighs in on what to expect from Gallup in Week 10, plus what it means for Dak Prescott's outlook.

Start Michael Gallup In Fantasy?

It’s unclear whether Gallup will return to his full complement of snaps or whether he'll be limited. Cedrick Wilson (questionable) practiced only once this week, and on a limited basis, due to a shoulder injury. If Wilson is unable to suit up, I would expect Gallup to return closer to a full-time role, making him a potential WR3 this week.

Gallup's rank will be volatile leading up to kickoff, so be sure to monitor my real-time rankings here.

Verdict: Start as a WR4 with WR3 upside

Start Dak Prescott In Fantasy?

Look for Dak Prescott to bounce back after a brutal performance against the Broncos last week — he played much worse than his 232/2/1 stat line would indicate, because much of his production came in garbage time.

Getting Gallup back this week will help Prescott's upside.

We shouldn’t expect much from Prescott as a runner this season, but he is due for positive touchdown regression. He has yet to rush for a touchdown despite the fact that he should have 2.3 expected rushing touchdowns this season according to my calculations, which means he’s getting high value rush attempts (four inside the 5-yard line) but not converting on them — yet.

That +2.3 gap is the second-highest on the season.

Verdict: Start Dak Prescott as a QB1

Need More Fantasy Advice?

Consult our expert's real-time fantasy football rankings for standard, PPR and half-PPR scoring here.

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