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Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

Wide Receiver #19
ADP:Round: 6, Pick: 9
Team: Detroit Lions
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 218 lb.
College:Northern Illinois
Age:26
Born:November 3, 1993
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 3 (96)
Draft Team:DET

Kenny Golladay: Game-high receiving total in win

Golladay corralled six of his seven targets for 114 receiving yards during Sunday's 23-22 win against the Falcons.

Analysis: Though Golladay was held without a touchdown for a second consecutive outing, he has totaled 219 receiving yards on 10 combined catches the past two weeks. The offensive workshare has, non surprisingly, remained consistent for the reigning Pro Bowler, as he's averaged seven targets per game through four appearances. Golladay has paced the team in receiving each of those four outings, but an upcoming matchup against Indianapolis' No. 1 pass defense restricts his upside for Week 8.

October 25, 2020 2:06 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Provides explosive plays

Golladay recorded four receptions on six targets for 105 yards in Week 6 against the Jaguars.

Analysis: The only shortcoming of Golladay's performance was his failure to find the end zone. Otherwise, he was dynamic -- he pulled in receptions of 48, 36 and 16 yards -- highlighted by a leaping grab over safety Josh Jones early in the third quarter. Through three games this season, Golladay has now racked up 14 receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns. He'll look to maintain that level of play in Week 7 in a favorable matchup against the Falcons.

October 18, 2020 3:28 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Second straight game with TD

Golladay caught four of eight targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-29 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Golladay capitalized on a depleted Saints secondary that was missing both Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) and Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) at the cornerback position, holding at least a share of the team lead in targets, catches and receiving yards. He scored from 15 yards out to put the Lions up by two touchdowns in the first quarter, but New Orleans largely dominated after that point. Golladay has found the end zone in both of his games heading into Detroit's Week 5 bye after missing the first two weeks with a hamstring injury.

October 4, 2020 2:04 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Facing depleted secondary

Golladay won't have to contend with Marshon Lattimore (hamstring) or Janoris Jenkins (shoulder) this Sunday, as both of the Saints' starting cornerbacks have been ruled out, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: A solid matchup turns into an excellent one, not only for Golladay but also for Matthew Stafford, Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola. It wasn't so long ago that Golladay dealt with a hamstring injury of his own, but he looked healthy in his return to the lineup last Sunday at Arizona, catching six of seven targets for 57 yards and a touchdown while playing 73 percent of snaps on offense. His workload could tick up a bit in his second game back from the injury, though he's always been more of a big-play weapon than a true target hog.

October 2, 2020 3:29 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Finds end zone in debut

Golladay caught six of seven targets for 57 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 26-23 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Making his season debut, Golladay finished first on the team in catches and receiving yards while tying for the lead in targets. He didn't break off many big gains but did make an excellent leaping catch for a touchdown just before halftime. Most importantly, Golladay seemingly emerged from the game without aggravating the hamstring injury that cost him the first two games of the season and could be primed for a big game next Sunday against the Saints.

September 27, 2020 5:55 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Making season debut Sunday

Golladay (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at Arizona.

Analysis: Golladay will make was awaited season debut after sitting out the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury. He'll settle in as the Lions' No. 1 wide receiver after averaging 7.6 targets per game and 9.6 yards per target over the last two campaigns.

September 27, 2020 12:04 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Expected to play Sunday

Golladay (hamstring) is expected to make his season debut Sunday against the Cardinals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Golladay was able to practice in a limited fashion this past week and it appears as though he'll give a go Sunday, though it will still be worth verifying his status as the Lions inactives are released prior to the team's 4:25 ET kickoff. Per Tim Twentyman of the team's official site, Golladay acknowledged Friday that he isn't quite back at 100 percent strength, but his return, in any capacity, would be a boost to the pass-catching corps of the 0-2 Lions.

September 27, 2020 4:13 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Questionable to make 2020 debut

Golladay (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Arizona, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: A limited practice participant throughout the week, Golladay acknowledged Friday that he isn't back at 100 percent strength, but he also said he'd do everything in his power to make his first appearance of the season. It sounds like he's headed for a game-time decision ahead of the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday, with Quintez Cephus on hand as the Lions' replacement if their top wideout misses misses another week.

September 25, 2020 1:06 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Limited again Thursday

Golladay (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Golladay maintained his activity level from Wednesday as he makes inroads on his first appearance of the 2020 season. The Lions likely will make a preliminary ruling on his availability for Sunday's game in Arizona upon the release of Friday's injury report.

September 24, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Limited in return to practice

Golladay (hamstring) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Analysis: In his first practice since Wednesday of Week 1, Golladay worked through the balky hamstring that sidelined him for the first two games of the campaign. Look for the fourth-year wide receiver to ramp up his activity level in advance of Sunday's visit to Arizona.

September 23, 2020 1:14 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Taking part in practice

Golladay (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

Analysis: Golladay tweaked his hamstring in the first practice of Week 1 and proceeded to miss the Lions' first two games of the season. In fact, his appearance Wednesday was his first since that fateful session. It appears Golladay has been "doing a lot," but his official activity level won't be known until the release of the team's first Week 3 injury report.

September 23, 2020 11:19 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Expected back for Week 3

The Lions expect Golladay (hamstring) to return for Week 3 against the Cardinals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Analysis: The Lions listed him as a limited participant on the Wednesday injury report for Week 1, but Golladay has been held out of each subsequent practice. It sounds like he's on track to resume practicing this week, with the goal of playing in a Week 3 game at Arizona. Golladay's return would push rookie Quintez Cephus out of the starting lineup and back to a bench role.

September 21, 2020 4:14 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Could be back in Week 3

Golladay (hamstring), who won't play Sunday against the Packers, has progressed to the point where he could be back in action in Week 3, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Detroit's top wide receiver hasn't practiced since Sept. 9 , but coach Matt Patricia told Pelissero on Saturday that Golladay is "really close." In Golladay's absence against Green Bay, Quintez Cephus should continue to see added work opposite Marvin Jones, while Danny Amendola handles slot duties.

September 20, 2020 4:34 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Out another week

Golladay (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: The writing was on the wall when Golladay missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. Coach Matt Patricia said the wideout might return to a limited session Friday afternoon, but it turns out Golladay was simply absent again. Rookie fifth-round pick Quintez Cephus filled in as a starter last week, catching three passes for 43 yards on a team-high 10 targets while playing 79 percent of offensive snaps in a loss to Chicago. The Lions presumably prefer to feature Marvin Jones in the passing game, but the Green Bay defense will be well aware of that.

September 18, 2020 12:58 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: "Very limited" Friday, at best

Golladay (hamstring) may practice Friday, but according to head coach Matt Patricia, he will be "very limited" if he does, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Analysis: While Patricia left the door open for Golladay to get some work in Friday, his terminology is not particularly encouraging. The Lions will reveal whether or not Golladay has any chance to take the field in Week 2 when they release their final injury report of the week.

September 18, 2020 8:25 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Spectator at practice again

Golladay (hamstring) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: With no practice reps under his belt since Sept. 9, Golladay currently looks to be trending toward his second straight inactive status in the Lions' Week 2 game Sunday at Green Bay. In order for his outlook to improve, Golladay would likely need to put in a limited showing in Friday's practice, but even that might not be enough for the Lions to sign off on him playing this weekend. If Golladay does end up sitting out against the Packers, Quintez Cephus would likely be in store for another regular role in three-wide formations alongside Danny Amendola and Marvin Jones.

September 17, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Still not practicing

Golladay (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Golladay has yet to resume practicing due to a hamstring injury suffered Sept. 9, the severity of which held him out Week 1 against Chicago. The 26-year-old will likely need to resume practicing on at least a limited basis Thursday or Friday for any chance of retaking the field in Green Bay on Sunday. If Golladay is forced to miss any more time, rookie fifth-round pick Quintez Cephus will once again stand to step into his usual starting role alongside Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola.

September 16, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Ruled Out Sunday

Golladay (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: After injuring his hamstring in Wednesday's practice, Golladay was held out Thursday and Friday. His absence leaves Marvin Jones as Detroit's No. 1 receiver, while Quintez Cephus and Marvin Hall could step in for the snaps Golladay normally takes. The Lions might also find more targets for TE T.J. Hockenson and slot man Danny Amendola, though the latter is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury of his own.

September 13, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Doubtful for Week 1

Golladay (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: After injuring his hamstring in Wednesday's practice, Golladay was held out Thursday and Friday. His likely absence leaves Marvin Jones as Detroit's No. 1 receiver, while Quintez Cephus and Marvin Hall could step in for the snaps Golladay normally takes. The Lions might also find more targets for TE T.J. Hockenson and slot man Danny Amendola, though the latter is listed as questionable with a hamstring injury of his own.

September 11, 2020 12:35 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Out or limited at Friday's practice

Coach Matt Patricia said Golladay (hamstring) is expected to be "out or very limited" at practice Friday, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old tweaked his hamstring at practice Wednesday and was unable to participate at Thursday's session, but his status appears mostly unchanged for Friday. Patricia also said Golladay will be at practice and they will "see what he can do," which is hardly an encouraging outlook heading into the final practice of the week. His status for Sunday's season opener against the Bears will receive additional clarity when the Lions release their official injury report later in the day.

September 11, 2020 8:18 AM EST

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