Golden goes to Giants | Shark Bites | Draft Sharks

OLB Markus Golden has reached a 1-year deal to join the Giants. He reunites with DC James Bettcher, who spent 3 seasons piloting the Arizona defense. Golden tallied 16.5 sacks over his 1st 2 seasons with the Cardinals -- including 12.5, plus 4 forced fumbles, in 2016 -- before tearing his right ACL early in 2017. He endured a sluggish return season while dealing with further knee trouble. This looks like a "prove it" deal, and Golden should get a chance at winning a starting job or at least a prominent spot in the Giants' EDGE rotation. The team traded away OLB Olivier Vernon, leaving 2018 rookie Lorenzo Carter and Kareem Martin as the top returnees at the position. The whole team totaled just 30 sacks last season, led by Vernon's 7. Golden as a chance to deliver spot-start value in pressure-friendly IDP leagues in 2019.

Recent Shark Bites

Cardinals DE Markus Golden is inactive for today's game against the Rams. Golden put in limited practices all week as he works back from the ACL tear that ended his 2017 early. Golden appears to be on track for a return to game action soon, but we'll need to see his playing time and performance before trusting him in any IDP lineups.

11:52am EST 12/11/16

Cardinals OLB Markus Golden (hamstring) is active for today's game at Miami. He entered the day questionable and isn't a strong IDP option anyway.

Recent Featured Analysis

Read All Analysis
Fantasy Football Podcast: AFC East Projections 5-23-19

The 2019 fantasy football rankings are LIVE! But how did we get to those numbers? This new series digs in ...

10 hours ago Read More
Fantasy Index Draft Recap

Smola opened with Alvin Kamara and Travis Kelce from the 4-hole in this PPR draft. Check out how the rest of his roster shaped up.

1:05pm EDT 5/21/19 Read More
Why You're Overvaluing Nick Chubb in Fantasy Drafts

Nick Chubb was awesome as a rookie. But the projections say you're overvaluing him in 2019 fantasy drafts.

1:05pm EDT 5/13/19 Read More
Fantasy Football Podcast: Dynasty Rookie Rankings 5-2-19

The NFL Draft is behind us. Who made the biggest moves up or down the rookie rankings, and which new guys might be ready to help your fantasy football team right away?

3:05pm EDT 5/2/19 Read More
Premium Content 2019 Rookie Draft Cheatsheet with IDPs (updated 5/6)

Need a tidy list of 90 players to take into your rookie draft? Oh, you don't need that many? Tough. Here they are ...

11:04am EDT 4/30/19 Read More
Premium Content Post-Draft Dynasty Rookie Rankings

Now that we know where all the new guys will be playing, let's re-set the dynasty rookie rankings. Here's your top 60 overall, plus expanded QB, RB, WR and TE rankings.

2:04pm EDT 4/29/19 Read More
Premium Content 2019 IDP Rookie Rankings (updated 5/6)

Devin Bush watched the Steelers chase him down inside the NFL Draft's top 10. Is he worth your pursuit early in dynasty rookie drafts as well? Here are 70 defenders you should know ...

9:04am EDT 4/29/19 Read More

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play