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Kenny Golladay
NYG

WR NYG

#29 Wide Receiver

138 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 27
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 218
40 Time: 4.50

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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4 55 0.4 7.9
Week 5
A glance at New York’s list of inactive players Sunday at Dallas brought an understandable question: Are there any veteran WRs active for the Giants? Oh, there he is: Golladay. With WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton out, we could have expected a big day for Golladay. Not so. Before halftime, he too was sidelined, by a hyperextended knee. He left with 3 targets and no catches.
The Giants are saying Golladay will be out at least 1 week, based on results from an MRI scan. He went to Dallas coming off his best game of the season, with 116 receiving yards. He was establishing a rapport with QB Daniel Jones, who also left Sunday's game with an injury. Keep an eye on injury reports. Consider picking up Golladay, as long as Jones too comes back.
Week 4
Golladay totaled 116 yards on 6 receptions in the thrilling OT win in New Orleans last week. He was 2nd on the team in targets behind rookie WR Kadarius Toney, and it was his big catch in OT that set up the game-winner.

Golladay still hasn’t scored this season, but he leads the team in targets through 4 games -- thanks in large part to Sterling Shepard’s injury. Missing Shepard and Darius Slayton as long as they’re out for hamstring injuries can obviously only help Golladay’s volume. Golladay also played a season-high 92% of the snaps at New Orleans. That’s especially noteworthy because his position coach said last week the WR’s conditioning still needed to improve after his August injury.

Golladay gets an attractive matchup in Week 5 with a soft Dallas secondary that has allowed some big games already.
Week 3
Golladay tallied 64 yards on 4 receptions (5 targets) in the Week 3 loss to Atlanta. He led the Giants in receiving yards, but he didn’t have much competition as WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton left the game early with injuries. If there ever was a time for Golladay to step up and earn that big contract he signed in the off-season, it is now. There are not many reliable receiving options for QB Daniel Jones at the moment, and this could be what KG needed to get into rhythm. Expect him to get a little boost in the weekly rankings, but we remain cautious about starting him until we see a breakout.
Week 2
Golladay played a bigger role in the Giants offense in the Week 2 loss, although he finished with just 38 yards on 3 receptions. He was targeted 8 times, good enough for 2nd on the team behind WR Sterling Shepard. Golladay was visibly upset on the Giants sidelines late, as it shows there is obvious frustration in the offense. It might be a good thing to see Golladay upset, because this is the first sign of life from him since signing the big contract over the off-season. QB Daniel Jones said he feels confident they can get on the same page and work through it, which bodes well for this week’s matchup against a young Falcons secondary that was chewed up by QB Tom Brady. Consider Golladay a spot-start WR3 at this point.
Week 1
Golladay’s Giants debut was a decent one — 4 receptions for 64 yards — but it was rather uneventful for the hype leading into training camp. He made a couple really nice grabs across the middle of the field that pushed some of the Giants drives into Denver territory but was otherwise a non-factor in the grand scheme.
Some of it isn’t Golladay’s fault as QB Daniel Jones struggled to get the offense going. It will likely be a common trend this year for the Giants with the likelihood that Golladay’s fantasy owners will be often frustrated. We are holding out hope he can produce on a short week against a Washington defense that allowed over 275 receiving yards to Chargers wideouts last week.

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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 expect WR Kenny Golladay to miss "just a week or two" with the knee injury he suffered at Dallas, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That's reportedly good news vs. what the team feared. We'll have to watch practice reports this week to see who else will be available among Giants wideouts. Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Kadarius Toney are all dealing with injuries. John Ross finished the Dallas game as the Giants' lead wideout in playing time. Collin Johnson and C.J. Board are also in the mix.

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay told reporters after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys that he hyperextended his knee in the 1st quarter. It got worse throughout the 1st half and he didn't play in the 2nd. We'll look for further updates on Golladay's injury and monitor his practice participation this coming week.

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The Giants ruled WR Kenny Golladay out with a knee injury at halftime of Sunday's game vs. the Cowboys. It's unclear when the injury happened. We'll update Golladay's status when we know more.

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Giants WR Kenny Golladay (hip) is active for today’s game vs. the Falcons. It’s a nice matchup -- but Golladay was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable. WRs coach Tyke Tolbert suggested that Golladay’s snaps might be reduced today. Consider him a risk/reward WR3.

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Giants WRs coach Tyke Tolbert suggested that WR Kenny Golladay's snaps might be reduced against the Falcons today. Golladay is dealing with a hip injury and his "conditioning level is not where it should be," Tolbert said. "One of the things I can help him with personally is probably to lessen his snaps a little bit," Tolbert added. We're still expecting Golladay to be out there for most of the Giants' passing plays today -- but this certainly adds downside to his fantasy profile.

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