Markus Golden
Markus Golden
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Golden broke out in 2016 by racking up 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and a colossal 22 QB hits,. In two years since, however, the 28-year-old has been debleted by injury in missing 17 games due to a torn ACL and an ankle issue. Over his final two seasons in Arizona, Golden accumulated only 2.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and 10 QB hits in 15 games. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Giants in March of 2019.
Practices in full
LBNew York Giants
September 12, 2019
Golden (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Golden was limited in practice Wednesday with a hip issue. He now looks back to full health and ready to slot into the starting lineup with Kareem Martin managing a knee injury.
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Measurables Review
How do Markus Golden's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
260 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
Golden burst onto the scene in 2016 with a team-leading 12.5 sacks, which is quite the feat on a defense that rosters premier pass rusher Chandler Jones. The follow-up was less than ideal, though. Golden didn't make a mark in the sack department through the first three games of last season before tearing his ACL in Week 4. In the aftermath of a lost campaign, he enters the final year of his rookie contract but is still contained to a running program as of mandatory minicamp in mid-June.
Golden tapped into the potential that spurred the Cardinals to nab him in the second round of the 2015 draft, jumping from four sacks as a rookie to 12.5 sacks last season. The offseason addition of Chandler Jones aided Golden's cause, but he complemented a third-place finish in the sack department with four forced fumbles, which was good for a tie for seventh in the NFL. While the loss of Calais Campbell as a free agent removes a key piece of the pass rush, Golden will again have the newly-minted Jones operating on the other side as the unit attempts a repeat performance in the fall.
The Cardinals struck for Golden in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft with notable 3-4 outside linebackers Randy Gregory and Owamagbe Odighizuwa still on the board, surprising talking heads and viewers alike. Golden has responded by climbing the depth chart throughout the offseason and even logging first-team reps at weak-side linebacker early in training camp. If the trend continues, he could usurp the role intended for Lorenzo Alexander, which isn't a hit to the veteran due to his ability to play all four LB spots as well as his special teams prowess. In his final season at the pass-rush factory that is Missouri, Golden notched 78 tackles (43 solo) and 10 sacks in 13 games.
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Limited in practice
LBNew York Giants
Hip
September 11, 2019
Golden (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Returns to practice
LBNew York Giants
July 29, 2019
Golden (cramps) participated at practice Saturday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
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Dealing with cramps
LBNew York Giants
Undisclosed
July 26, 2019
Golden did not participate in Friday's practice due to cramps, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Ready for OTAs
LBNew York Giants
May 23, 2019
Golden (ankle) is participating in the start of OTAs, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
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Signs with Giants
LBNew York Giants
Ankle
March 14, 2019
Golden (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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