Wayne Gallman over Devonta Freeman at RB
With Freeman sidelined due to an ankle injury suffered last week in a 22-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Wayne Gallman will likely get the start at running back.
Gallman was productive for the Giants last week, particularly down the stretch, rushing for 34 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, including a 14-yard scamper on a Giants scoring drive.
Dion Lewis also figures to have an expanded role Monday night after rushing for 23 yards on three carries last week.
It could be tough sledding for Gallman on Monday night, against the Buccaneers’ swarming and talented front-seven. Tampa Bay enters Monday as the NFL’s seventh-ranked rushing defense, holding opponents to just 66 rushing yards per game.
Losing Hernandez might make it more difficult for the Giants to establish the run against Tampa’s front.