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Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

Wide Receiver #19
ADP:Round: 3, Pick: 1
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: Candidate for contract extension

Golladay is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason, Chris Burke of the Athletic reports.

Analysis: Detroit's future at wide receiver isn't clear with each of Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola under contact for no more than one more season. Extending Golladay thus seems like a no-brainer, and it seems likely that the Lions will also bring in a young body at the position through the draft or free agency.

March 3, 2020 7:58 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Leads Pro Bowl in receiving

Golladay (concussion) caught three passes for a game-high 109 yards during the Pro Bowl on Sunday.

Analysis: Golladay rebounded from a Week 17 head injury to play in the NFL's all-star game. He otherwise enjoyed a healthy season, playing all 16 games and leading the league with 11 touchdown receptions. Golladay scored seven TDs and averaged 80 yards per game in eight appearances with Matt Stafford (hip/back) at quarterback, compared to four touchdowns and 68.8 yards over the final eight games of the season. Stafford anticipates being healthy before the start of the offseason program in mid-April.

January 27, 2020 7:19 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Concussion confirmed

Golladay won't return to Sunday's contest against the Packers due to a concussion.

Analysis: With a diagnosis confirmed, Golladay's day and therefore campaign is in the books. He built upon his 2018 breakout this year, hauling in 65 of 116 passes for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns. He'll look to take an even bigger step forward next season with Matthew Stafford likely past the fractures in his back that kept him sidelined from Week 10 onward.

December 29, 2019 12:26 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Being evaluated for concussion

Golladay is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Analysis: It's unclear when exactly Golladay suffered the head injury, but he was removed during the second quarter. If he's unable to return, he'll cap the campaign with a 3-72-0 line on four targets. Danny Amendola, Chris Lacy and Travis Fulgham are the Lions' healthy wide receivers at the moment.

December 29, 2019 11:24 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Tallies Detroit's lone offensive TD

Golladay hauled in six of 12 targets for 66 receiving yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: The 26-year-old wideout was not selected to his first Pro Bowl roster this week, but Golladay has already bested his previous personal best in receiving yards by 55 while more than doubling his previous career high in TDs with one game still remaining on the regular-season slate. Though his ceiling is undoubtedly capped with Matthew Stafford (back) on injured reserve, Golladay is meriting the requisite target share to remain profitable in fantasy. He's averaged nine targets per game over his past three outings, heading into a Week 17 matchup against a Packers defense that enters Monday Night Football as a bottom-12 unit against the pass.

December 22, 2019 5:10 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Trio of grabs in loss

Golladay secured three of seven targets for 44 yards in the Lions' 38-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Golladay checked in third in receptions and receiving yards on the afternoon for the Lions, as the receiver was the subject of plenty of defensive attention with Marvin Jones (IR-ankle) out of action. Golladay certainly figures to have a difficult time maximizing his potential if he's forced to play with Blough as his quarterback over the final two games, which appears increasingly likely considering Matthew Stafford (back/hip) has yet to return to practice.

December 15, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Finds end zone again

Golladay hauled in six of his eight targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 14 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Golladay was one of the few offensive sparks for the Lions, leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and scoring their lone touchdown. The majority of his production came late in the contest, as he had just two receptions for 22 yards prior to halftime. Despite playing with third-string quarterback David Blough for the past two games, Golladay has combined to post over 200 yards with a pair of scores. He'll look to keep things going in Week 15, as the team takes on an exploitable Buccaneers defense.

December 8, 2019 2:31 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Productive with third-string QB

Golladay caught four of five targets for 158 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 24-20 loss to Chicago.

Analysis: One can be forgiven for benching Golladay given Detroit's murky quarterback situation, as no one expected third-string quarterback David Blough to play as well as he did Thursday. After all, the majority of Golladay's production came on a 75-yard bomb during the first drive of the game, and Golladay couldn't have been any more wide open than he was on that particular play. We'll simply need a larger sample size to understand if the Blough-to-Golladay connection is legit. To that end, next week's matchup with the declining Xavier Rhodes and the rest of the Vikings defense will present another good test, though it's possible Matthew Stafford (back) could return for that game, which obviously would only be good news for Golladay investors.

November 28, 2019 3:36 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Picks up 61 yards in loss

Golladay caught all four of his targets for 61 yards during Sunday's 19-16 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Golladay was held in check for much of Sunday, but showed off some big-play ability early in the second quarter, taking a quick out and sprinting up the sideline for a 34-yard gain to set up a Lions field goal. Golladay has still managed to make big plays with Jeff Driskel in for Matthew Stafford (back) over the past three weeks, but there's no question that the third-year receiver misses his starting quarterback. Golladay topped 115 yards receiving in four of eight contests with Stafford throwing him the ball, but has just 152 yard combined in three games with Driskel. Next up is a Thanksgiving matchup against the Bears, a team that limited Golladay in Week 9 before he connected with Driskel for a late 47-yard score.

November 24, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Held to one catch vs. Cowboys

Golladay caught one of five targets for 34 yards during Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Although Golladay tied for the team lead in targets, he struggled to connect with Jeff Driskel en route to his third-lowest yardage total of the season. He made a spectacular play on his lone reception, which was his team's second-longest gain from scrimmage, but he made little to no impact outside of that contribution. Golladay's production seems likely to fluctuate for as long as Matthew Stafford (back) is out of the lineup, but he could have opportunities to bounce back next week against the Redskins, regardless of who is under center.

November 17, 2019 2:52 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Tops century mark

Golladay caught five of nine targets for 121 yards during Monday's 23-22 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: For the second time this year, Golladay racked up over 100 receiving yards before halftime thanks to a number of tough catches. However, the most encouraging aspect of this game for Golladay investors is that quarterback Matthew Stafford repeatedly targeted the wideout despite having someone else seemingly wide open. This shouldn't be much of a surprise, though, considering Golladay has served as Stafford's go-to option since last season and the receiver has seen at least eight targets in every game this season. The Stafford-Golladay connection will be crucial to the Lions' offensive game plan when Minnesota comes to town in Week 7.

October 14, 2019 9:07 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Reels in two touchdowns

Golladay caught five of nine passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 34-30 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Golladay almost capped off the upset in the final moments of the game, snagging a six-yard strike for his second score of the day to give the Lions a 30-27 lead. The Lions were unable to hang on, but Golladay continues to be a solid play thanks to his red-zone production. Though he's topped 70 yards just once this season, he's scored in three of four games and four times overall. Next up is a difficult matchup against the Packers in Week 6.

September 29, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Poor catch rate in Week 3 win

Golladay brought in two of eight targets for 17 yards in the Lions' 27-24 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Golladay saw a significant downturn in the win, with his inefficiency particularly surprising when considering he'd snapped 12 of his first 19 looks of the season over the first pair of games. The Northern Illinois product was coming off an eight-catch, 117-yard effort versus the Chargers in Week 2, and he'll look to get back to that level of production with another healthy target share in a Week 4 matchup against a Chiefs team in which the passing game should take center stage.

September 22, 2019 2:14 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Snags game-winning TD

Golladay caught eight of 10 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 13-10 victory over the Chargers.

Analysis: Golladay made up for an offensive pass interference call by hauling in a 31-yard go-ahead touchdown from Matthew Stafford halfway through the fourth quarter. He ultimately led the Lions in targets, receptions and yardage, looking much more like an early-round fantasy pick than he did last week against Arizona. The 6-foot-4 monster should be able to keep up the solid play against a shaky group of Eagles corners in Week 3.

September 15, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Opens 2019 campaign with touchdown

Golladay caught four of nine targets for 42 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-27 tie with the Cardinals.

Analysis: Golladay and Marvin Jones seemingly backed up the entire Cardinals secondary and allowed Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson to combine for 13 receptions on 22 targets underneath. The third-year receiver still could've had a much bigger day had luck been on his side more frequently - including a play that couldn've gone for another potential touchdown - but Golladay still topped his 7.9-target-per-game pace from 2018 and more than doubled the number of targets Jones saw. Golladay will continue to be the best bet on the team for receiving production when the Lions compete with a Derwin James-less Chargers team in Week 2.

September 8, 2019 6:49 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Little work in preseason debut

Golladay logged 32 snaps during Friday's preseason game against the Bills.

Analysis: The only pass sent Golladay's way was negated by a penalty. Stafford otherwise targeted T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola four times a piece, while Marvin Jones was sent three passes and Lions running backs collectively commanded five of the quarterback's 14 total attempts. We might have to get used to Stafford spreading the ball around a little bit, but Golladay clearly remains the best bet of the bunch to lead Detroit in receiving this season.

August 24, 2019 9:29 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Returns from chest injury

Golladay (chest) returned to practice Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Golladay and Marvin Jones (knee) both participated in the first session of training camp, after being held out of practices throughout the offseason program. The wide receiver roles in Detroit already appear solid, with Jones and Golladay dominating outside snaps while Danny Amendola mans the slot. Now that playing time isn't a question, Golladay's biggest concern is new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who has a long history of directing run-heavy attacks.

July 25, 2019 11:55 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Under limitations during minicamp

Golladay (chest) is working with the rehab group during mandatory minicamp, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Golladay continues to work through an injury situation, according to Jennifer Hammond of FOX 2 Detroit, presumably one that's related to the chest injury that prevented Golladay from playing in the 2018 regular-season finale last winter. Head coach Matt Patricia said the receiver won't be back in the mix until Golladay is "ready to go," but it isn't clear if that is expected to be before or after the start of training camp this summer. In any case, there doesn't seem to be any concern over Golladay's availability for Week 1.

June 5, 2019 10:40 AM EST

Kenny Golladay: Sidelined for start of OTAs

Golladay (chest) is not participating in individual or team drills during the opening of OTAs, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: It's not entirely clear if the chest injury that prevented Golladay from playing in Week 17 is the same issue that's preventing him from taking reps this week. In any case, there haven't been any disclosed specifics on his situation that suggest Golladay could be hampered when training camp rolls around this summer.

May 22, 2019 2:15 PM EST

Kenny Golladay: Could get help in slot

Golladay (chest) may have made teammate Marvin Jones (knee) expendable, but the Lions could opt to keep both players and focus on upgrading the slot position, Nate Atkins of MLive.com reports.

Analysis: Golladay was one of the few bright spots in an ugly 2018 campaign for the Lions, catching 79 of 119 targets for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games before sitting out Week 17 with a chest injury. He's a clear favorite to reprise the team lead in targets next season, regardless of whether or not Jones is brought back at his reasonable $9.2 million cap hit (per overthecap.com). Head coach Matt Patricia seems to be moving in a run-first direction with Darrell Bevell replacing Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator, presumably hoping Golladay's downfield prowess can keep opposing safeties honest. There hasn't been any indication the late-season chest injury will impact the 25-year-old's offseason routine.

January 23, 2019 9:41 AM EST

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