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Kenny Golladay


#28 Wide Receiver

140 Projected Points

ADP: 6.4
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 27
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 218
40 Time: 4.50

2021 Projections & Outlook


#28 Wide Receiver

140 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
6.4 65 985 7 2

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What You Need to Know:

  • Golladay got a 4-year deal in free agency averaging $18 million per year. That was the biggest contract for a wideout and the 2nd-largest annual average for any position.
  • Golladay’s career average depth of target (14.6, according to Pro Football Focus) exceeds the career marks of Dez Bryant (12.7) and Amari Cooper (10.8), OC Jason Garrett’s past two #1 wideouts.
  • Like Cooper and Bryant, Golladay arrives having played more than 80% of his snaps split wide each of the past 2 years.
  • Golladay has increased his yards per route run every season so far, from 1.66 to 1.87, 2.03 and then 2.47 last year. That 2020 mark ranked 7th among 115 WRs with 30+ targets. The 6 ahead of Golladay: Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, A.J. Brown, Julio Jones, Corey Davis and Stefon Diggs.
  • Golladay has also improved his catch rate each year: from 42.9% as a rookie to 56.7%, 63.4% and then 76.9%. He ranked 2nd among WRs in that category in 2020.
  • The Giants ranked middle of the league in run-pass split last year, despite going 4-12 and losing star RB Saquon Barkley in Week 2. Over 14 seasons as an OC or HC, Jason Garrett has had just 2 offenses each 60% passing.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

There’s nothing wrong with the talent in Golladay, who should instantly become the Giants’ lead wideout. His frame and skill set plus QB Daniel Jones’ improved deep passing should allow Golladay to continue posting good yards-per-catch averages. His contested-catch ability should also make Golladay a prime end-zone candidate. The biggest problem with his outlook is the size of the Giants’ target pie. This just doesn’t look like a team that wants to pass a ton. And even though we like Golladay to lead the Giants in looks, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and others will still command their shares.

Golladay’s ADP -- WR27, late Round 6 in FFPC best-ball drafting -- isn’t outlandish. But it still sits ahead of our projection for him. That keeps us from being excited about the Giants’ new #1.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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