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Kenny Golladay - Fantasy Points Outlook

Basic StatsKenny Golladay's Basic Stats

Kenny Golladay
ADP: 12.3
Bye: 9
Experience: 5 Yr(s)
Age: 28.6
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 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#65 Wide Receiver

103.5 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
12.3 53.4 774.6 4.5 1.9 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.)
  • 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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Giants fire Judge

The Giants fired HC Joe Judge. He becomes the 3rd straight Giants HC to last 2 seasons or fewer. Judge went 10-23 over the past 2 years but was strapped with a bad offensive line, an inconsistent QB and an oft-injured RB. GM Dave Gettleman is retiring, so it'll be a brand new regime in New York.

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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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The Giants are expected to bring back HC Joe Judge and QB Daniel Jones for the 2022 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a head scratcher considering that duo has had very little success. The Giants are 10-20 since Judge took over in 2020, while Jones' play has been consistently inconsistent since arriving as the 6th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. If the Giants indeed stick with these guys for 2022, it'll be tough to get excited about the offense for fantasy purposes.

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Giants WRs Sterling Shepard (quad) and WR Kenny Golladay (rib) are active for today’s game vs. the Chargers. This will be Shepard’s first action since Week 8 and just his 6th game of the season. He’s averaged 8.6 targets per game, though, and is in the WR3 mix in PPR leagues.

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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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Kenny Golladay, WR NYG
Dynasty MVP 82.0
Position Rank #73 WR
3yr Projection
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10yr Projection
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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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