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Kenny Golladay - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsKenny Golladay's Basic Stats

Kenny Golladay
ADP: 15.8
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%)

Kenny Golladay's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
2.1 27.8 0.2 4
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
1.7 21.9 0 2.2

Kenny Golladay's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#62 Wide Receiver

98.9 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
15.8 48.7 734.6 4.4 1.8 0.5

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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

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Toney & Robinson out for Week 4

Giants WRs Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) are out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. Neither guy practiced all week. With WR Sterling Shepard out with his torn ACL, the Giants are down to WRs Richie James, David Sills, Kenny Golladay and Darius Slayton.

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WR Kadarius Toney barely got onto the field in Sunday's win over the Titans. He played just 12% of the offensive snaps and ran a route on just 10% of dropbacks, according to Pro Football Focus. That's terrible usage for a guy who seemed to have a shot at serving as the Giants' #1 wideout. Little else went right for the passing game to push Toney aside. RB Saquon Barkley led the team in targets and catches. Richie James served as the top-producing wideout, with 5 catches for 59 yards among 6 targets. Sterling Shepard led the team with 71 receiving yards, thanks mostly to a 65-yard TD. Kenny Golladay garnered just 2 targets, and rookie WR Wan'Dale Robinson left with a knee injury.

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Giants WR Sterling Shepard (Achilles) said Tuesday that he's "ready to go" for this weekend's opener vs. the Titans. ESPN's Jordan Raanan confirms that Shepard "fully plans on playing" on Sunday. It's a remarkably quick turnaround for Shepard, who tore his Achilles last December and was just activated from the PUP list 2 weeks ago. Shepard shouldn't be in Week 1 fantasy lineups, but he's worth stashing on benches and complicates the outlooks of WRs Kadarius Toney, Wan'Dale Robinson and Kenny Golladay.

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay had a "procedure" this offseason, GM Joe Schoen said Thursday. It sidelined Golladay through the spring, but Schoen gave no other details. Perhaps that explains why Golladay has played "with the stiffness of a mannequin" this summer, as ESPN's Jordan Raanan wrote. We continue to avoid Golladay in fantasy drafts.

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Giants HC Brian Daboll stirred murmurs this week over the roster status of WR Kenny Golladay. Asked whether the wideout's roster spot was secure, Daboll answered by saying all the receivers were "competing." He sounded different Monday, according to the team website: “He’s done a good job with what we’ve asked him to do. He’s competed, and he’s played multiple spots for us. He’s continuing to learn our offense. I think he’s done a good job of learning it." Golladay's contract has kept him from being a cut candidate, so we're not taking this as anything more than coachspeak. Golladay has looked bad in a pass offense that has looked shaky-to-poor overall. He should not factor prominently into anyone's fantasy football plans.

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Kenny Golladay, WR NYG
Dynasty MVP 20.9
Position Rank #167 WR
3yr Projection
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10yr Projection
99
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99
Dynasty Write-up
Golladay stunk in his 1st Giants season, after signing a contract that looked like a mistake for the team. Still in his prime years, Golladay must prove he can stay healthy (he has missed 20 games through 5 seasons) while contending with Kadarius Toney, Wan'Dale Robinson and Saquon Barkley for targets. We'd bet on some level of rebound vs. the 2021 low point, but there's not much to get excited about here.

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