Each time out, Gallman seems to merit more playing time. Gallman is averaging four yards per carry and has scored five touchdowns. While the Giants have given more carries to Freeman (when healthy) and Alfred Morris has chipped into Gallman’s role (when active), the 26-year-old has shown plenty of burst, elusiveness, and has played well enough to sit atop the backfield by committee totem poll.
Who saw this coming? Despite being activated from the practice squad 31, Morris has run with plenty of burst and flashed an ability to quickly get downhill. Morris is averaging 5.2 yards per carry. While he isn’t a lead-back at this stage of his career, Morris has carved out a nice niche in the Giants’ backfield and certainly exceeded expectations. Grade: B
The expectation was that Freeman would carry the ball 15-plus times after signing as a free agent in the wake of Saquon Barkley tearing his ACL back in Week 2. However, even before suffering an ankle injury against the Eagles, Freeman only logged more than 10 carries three times and is averaging 3.2 yards per carry. Grade: C
Another running back who hasn’t reached expectations. Lewis hasn’t been the receiving threat many believed he would be, and what he seemed he was primed to be during training camp, catching just 16 passes for 87 yards. Even after Barkley’s injury, Lewis’ timeshare in the backfield never increased. Grade: D+