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Giants WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report and will play against the Broncos on Sunday. He was limited in practice this week and admitted last week that he was still trying to get back in football shape after being sidelined for about a month. We'd try not to use Golladay in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. He hasn't done a whole lot since going down back on August 3. Even if Golladay suits up vs. the Broncos this weekend, he'll be a shaky fantasy play.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay "did not sound confident at all" when discussing his recovery from his hamstring injury and status for Week 1, according to insider Ralph Vacchiano. Golladay, who just returned to practice after going down on August 4, admitted that he's still trying “to get my legs up under me.” He added that hamstrings are “tricky” and “you’ve got to be smart and patient with them." We'll continue to keep an eye on Golladay, but he ideally won't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) participated in individual drills in Wednesday's practice. As far as we know, it was his most extensive work since going down on August 3. Golladay seems to be trending toward playing Week 1 -- but don't be surprised if he gets off to a slow start after missing so much practice time.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a hamstring pull, per beat writer Pat Leonard. That puts him back at practice well before New York’s opener against Denver. Still, it’s worth noting that Golladay missed 5 games with a hamstring injury in 2017; 2 last fall. He’s shaping up as a WR3, albeit not one we’re particularly excited about.

Giants insider Dan Duggan hears that the hamstring injury WR Kenny Golladay suffered in Tuesday's practice is "not considered a significant injury." Golladay is still scheduled for more testing on Wednesday. It's relatively good news -- but hamstrings can be tricky. We'll keep a close eye on Golladay's status.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay appeared to suffer a hamstring injury at Tuesday’s practice. He grabbed the back of his left leg after a play in 7 on 7s. The 27-year-old walked inside to get checked out by a trainer, and we’ll pass along any updates when they become available.

Giants WR Kenny Golladay is off to a slow start in training camp, according to The New York Daily News' Pat Leonard. "He’s tall, but he has struggled to gain separation from top corner James Bradberry in man-to-man coverage," Leonard writes. "He hasn’t used his size and hands to rip the ball down on contested catches. He has used his chest a bit too often when he has hauled the ball in, even in individual drills. And he and Daniel Jones haven’t clicked yet, even though they’re putting in a lot of extra work." We're just 3 days into Golladay's 1st camp with a new team, so it's far too early to start adjusting 2021 projections. But his progress over the next month is worth monitoring.

Sterling Shepard is expected to be the Giants' primary slot receiver this season, according to The New York Post's Ryan Dunleavy. “I love the slot,” Shepard said from training camp on Tuesday. “It’s where I’m super comfortable. I just like the space that you have. I’m able to go all the way across the field, come back out, do the short-intermediate routes, which I enjoy running.” Shepard played 82% of his snaps in the slot as a rookie back in 2016. That rate has steadily declined over the past 4 seasons, bottoming out at 34% last year. Shepard's most efficient seasons in terms of yards per target came in 2017 and 2018, when he played 74% and then 55% of his snaps in the slot. Consider more slot snaps good news for Shepard's 2021 outlook. But we'll have to see if he stays on the field and kicks outside when the Giants go to 2-WR sets. This news also means New York's 3-WR sets figure to feature Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton on the outside. Rookie Kadarius Toney is expected to play mostly in the slot, so it looks like he's is line to open the season no better than 4th on the depth chart.

The Giants added Florida WR Kadarius Toney with the 20th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Toney has just 1 season of experience as a full-time WR. He was a dual-threat QB in high school and spent his first 3 years at Florida splitting time between WR, RB and Wildcat QB. Toney broke out at WR this past season, though, leading the Gators with 70 catches and 984 receiving yards and finishing 2nd to TE Kyle Pitts with 10 TDs. He added another 161 yards and a score on 19 carries. Toney is a fun watch. He has elite start-stop and change-of-direction ability. And his combination of vision, burst, contact balance and leg drive make him 1 of the best after-catch receivers in this class. Toney flashes potential as a route runner but has a ways to go in that department. There are also durability and character concerns here. Toney missed 10 games at Florida with shoulder and shin injuries and was involved in 2 off-field incidents involving guns. As a pro, he projects as a slot receiver who can also add value on end arounds, jet sweeps, etc. We’ll see exactly how he fits in a WR corps alongside Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton.

The Giants and WR Kenny Golladay agreed to a 4-year, $72 million deal with $40 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Golladay's market seemed cooler than expected, but he reportedly had the Giants and Bears hot for him. He ends up getting $18 million per season to become the league's 6th-highest-paid WR. Golladay gives the Giants a true alpha -- something that can't be said about WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. He immediately becomes the favorite to lead the team in targets, although OC Jason Garrett and QB Daniel Jones add risk to the landing spot.

The Lions don't plan on using their franchise tag on WR Kenny Golladay, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. So the 27-year-old will hit the free-agent market next week. Golladay's 2020 was wrecked by a hip injury, but he posted 70-1,063-5 and 65-1,190-11 lines in 2018 and 2019, ranking among the top 25 WRs in yards per route run both years. He figures to garner big money from his next team. The Lions' WR depth chart, meanwhile, now reads: Tyrell Williams, Quintez Cephus, Geronimo Allison. They'll certainly add to the position in free agency and/or the draft.

The Lions are set to hire Anthony Lynn as OC, according to insider Michael Lombardi. Lynn struggled -- particularly with in-game management -- as Chargers HC over the past 4 seasons, but all 4 of those squads finished top 11 in total yards. In his only previous OC stint, Lynn led the 2016 Bills to a 16th-place finish in yards and 10th place in points. That team led the league in rushing yards, yards per carry and TDs -- with RB LeSean McCoy going for 1,267 yards and QB Tyrod Taylor for 580. Lynn is a former RBs coach, and especially with Detroit breaking in a new QB, we'd expect a run-leaning attack in 2021.

The Lions are finalizing a deal to make Dan Campbell their new HC, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Campbell spent 10 seasons playing TE in the league and has been in the coaching ranks for the past 11. The first 6 of those came in Miami -- primarily as a TEs coach, with a 12-game stint as interim HC in 2015. Campbell has been assistant HC and TEs coach in New Orleans under Sean Payton for the last 5 years. It's a relatively uninspiring hire, but we'll see who Campbell brings aboard as OC.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for Sunday's finale vs. the Vikings. He'll hit free agency in March off a disappointing 5-game season. WR Marvin Jones, TE T.J. Hockenson and RB D'Andre Swift should be the top 3 options in Detroit's passing game this weekend.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for Saturday's game vs. the Bucs. WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson will continue to operate as the top 2 options in the passing game.

Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is out for this weekend’s game vs. the Titans. We’re not expecting to see him again this season. WR Marvin Jones and TE T.J. Hockenson will continue to serve as the top 2 options in Detroit’s passing game.

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