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Basic StatsKenny Golladay's Basic Stats

Kenny Golladay
ADP: 12.12
Bye: 9
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28.8
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 214
40 Time: 4.50
Speed Score: 110.70
SPARQx (Rank): 118.20 (86%)
Burst Score (Rank): 120.40 (45%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.15 (61%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 10.23 (83%)

Injury PredictorKenny Golladay's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

90%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

12.7%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

3.30

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 25, 2016 Non-NFL Arm Elbow Dislocation Golladay sustained a "little" elbow dislocation in his final college game but was ready for the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sep 27, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Golladay missed 5 games with a hamstring injury that arose leading up to Week 4. He suffered a setback in practice following the Week 7 bye.
Dec 23, 2018 NFL Chest Sternum Bruise Golladay missed the season finale with an unspecified chest injury.
Dec 29, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Golladay suffered the head injury in the Week 17 game vs. the Packers. He was able to play in the NFL's all-star game.
Sep 9, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Golladay tweaked his hamstring at practice ahead of the Lions' season opener against the Bears. He missed two games
Nov 1, 2020 NFL Inguinal Hip Sprain Golladay injured his hip in Week 8's loss to the Indianapolis Colts and missed 8 games.
Aug 3, 2021 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Golladay suffered a slight hamstring pull during Giants' training camp practice
Sep 22, 2021 NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Golladay practiced on a limited basis during Week 3 prep due to a hip injury
Oct 10, 2021 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Golladay hyperextended his knee in a Week 5 loss to the Cowboys. He missed three games.
Dec 5, 2021 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Golladay played through a rib injury in Week 13's game against the Dolphins.

Basic StatsKenny Golladay's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Golladay probably wasn’t at full strength at any point last year. He started with an August hamstring pull that cost him lots of camp practices and all 3 preseason games. Then came in-season hip, knee and rib injuries. The Week 5 knee injury cost him 3 games.
  • Golladay also dealt with hamstring and hip injuries in 2020. Recent issues in those areas put him at high risk of missing further time this season. He has played every game in just 1 of his 5 NFL seasons.
  • He had terrible luck in the TD department last year. According to Pro Football Focus, Golladay tied for 23rd among WRs with 9 end-zone targets. Every other WR who got 7+ scored on at least 1 of them.
  • The 34 WRs who tallied 9+ end-zone targets averaged 4.7 TDs, with a median of 4.5. The group of 28 players who got 8, 9 or 10 looks in the end zone averaged 3.5 scores, with a median of 3.
  • Golladay’s poor fantasy output wasn’t all bad luck, though. He ranked 50th at the position in targets but just 75th in receptions and 64th in yards. It all came together (or didn’t) to leave him just 80th in total PPR points.
  • New HC Brian Daboll highlighted Golladay’s size and contested-catch ability early this offseason in discussing how he’ll try to help the WR improve on 2021.
  • Golladay tied for 2nd-most end-zone targets among WRs in 2019, scoring on 5 of those 14 chances. He scored 7 times among 30 total end-zone looks in 47 games across 4 years in Detroit.
  • His catch rate of 48.7% in Year 1 with the Giants fell well below the 58.1% for his time with the Lions.
  • Golladay posted career lows in yards per catch, yards per target and yards per rate last season, despite an average target depth (14.2) right in line with his career rate (14.5).
  • Daboll has said he’s encouraging QB Daniel Jones to take downfield shots – especially in practice – an area Jones has targeted less each year so far.
  • More deep passing would be particularly good for Golladay. Just 18.7% of his targets last season came in the deep range (20+ yards downfield), according to PFF. That ranked 44th among 70 WRs with at least 10 deep targets. Golladay’s rates over his first 3 Detroit seasons: 33.3%, 20.9% and 33.3%. (He played in just 5 games in 2020.)
  • Each of his 1st 2 seasons found Jones earning his best PFF passing grade in the deep range. (Last year, he graded best in the “medium” range, 10-19.)
  • Giants insider Dan Schneier told us on the latest Draft Sharks podcast that WR Kenny Golladay "has not looked good in training camp at all from a separation standpoint."
  • The Giants drafted WR Wan’Dale Robinson in Round 2. The 5’8 rookie looks like a slot player. WR Sterling Shepard is coming off a December Achilles’ tear. Kadarius Toney had an up-and-down rookie season and missed OTAs but looks like the best bet to start outside opposite Golladay. TE Evan Engram left in free agency.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

There’s at least as much to be wary of with Golladay as there is to be encouraged by. And that’s why fantasy drafters are collectively wary. The 28-year-old (until November) wideout sits 56th among WRs in FFPC best-ball drafting and 57th on Underdog. Golladay’s 2 healthiest seasons to date – 2018 and 2019 – found him finishing 21st and 9th in PPR points. We’re not saying his ceiling reaches to either of those levels this year. But it’s easy to see plenty of upside – especially on a weekly basis – from his low-WR5 starting point. Throw in the low ADP for QB Daniel Jones as well, and Golladay looks plenty attractive as a best-ball target.

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Kadarius Toney, WR NYG

2:26pm EST 12/31/21

Kadarius Toney out for Week 17

Giants WR Kadarius Toney (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. WRs Darius Slayton, John Ross and Collin Johnson are also out, leaving Pharoh Cooper, David Sills and Alex Bachman behind Kenny Golladay on the WR depth chart. Golladay still isn’t a bankable fantasy play with Jake Fromm or Mike Glennon under center.

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Giants WRs Sterling Shepard (quad) and Kenny Gollady (rib) are expected to play vs. the Chargers today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Both guys will be trying to catch passes from QB Mike Glennon. Shepard at least has some volume-based WR3 appeal, especially with WR Kadarius Toney (oblique) still out. Golladay isn't a recommended fantasy play.

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Giants WRs Sterling Shepard (quad) and WR Kenny Golladay (rib) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Chargers. Shepard got in 3 limited practices this week, while Golladay was limited on Thursday and Friday after sitting out on Wednesday. Both guys seem likely to play on Sunday. We'd stay away from Golladay, who's finished as a top 40 fantasy WR just once all season. Shepard is a solid target bet, but he's tough to get excited about with Mike Glennon under center.

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay (rib) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. We're expecting him to play vs. the Chargers this weekend, but he's not a recommended fantasy starter.

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay (rib) did not practice on Wednesday. He played through this issue last week, so we're expecting him to play vs. the Chargers this weekend. But the struggling Golladay shouldn't be in fantasy lineups with Jake Fromm likely under center.

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