Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The first season of Golladay's four-year, $72 million contract was a disaster, both from a team and individual standpoint. He finished with career lows, by far, in every significant rate/efficiency stat, and somehow managed to log 14 starts and 666 snaps without scoring a single touchdown. Terrible coaching and QB play were also to blame, but it's impossible not to worry about Golladay's future after back-to-back washout seasons. On the other hand, all of his struggles can be explained, and he did put up his normal numbers in 2020 — more or less — in the five games he played before a hip injury ended his year. Now 28, the 6-4 wideout will again have to deal with subpar team context, though things can't get any worse than last year in terms of coaching and QB play. The Giants are counting on new coach Brian Daboll and QB Daniel Jones to turn things around, with the help of a deep WR group that includes Golladay, Kadarius Toney, Sterling Shepard (Achilles), Darius Slayton and 2022 second-rounder Wan'Dale Robinson. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants in March of 2021.
Could ask for trade
WRNew York Giants
September 21, 2022
Golladay was non-committal Wednesday when asked if he planned to request a trade from the Giants, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.
ANALYSIS
Head coach Brian Daboll demoted Golladay from a starting job Week 1 (77 percent snap share) to the bottom of the depth chart Week 2 (three percent), with David Sills replacing the former Lion in the starting lineup. Golladay is in the second season of a four-year, $72 million contract, but the Giants might be able to trade him if they eat some of the guaranteed money. Sills, Sterling Shepard, Richie James and Kadarius Toney all saw far more playing time in the Week 2 win over Carolina.
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How do Kenny Golladay's 2022 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
6.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.26
 
% Team Air Yards
3.8%
 
% Team Targets
3.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
% Targeted On Route
8.3%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.92
 
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7055%
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Overall QB Rating Against
85.5
 
Cornerbacks
106.1
 
Safeties
37.5
 
Linebackers
61.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenny Golladay's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.00 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Golladay was crushing it though four games last year — 16.9 YPC, 10.6 YPT — when a hip injury wiped out the rest of his season. The Giants apparently weren’t too wired about the hip, as they signed Golladay to a four-year, $72 million deal with $40 million guaranteed. At 6-4, 214, Golladay is too big for most cornerbacks, and his downfield speed (4.5 40) and catch radius have made him a big-play weapon since he arrived in the league. Golladay led 100-target receivers with 18.3 YPC in 2019, and he had six catches for 40-plus yards on only 115 targets. This year, however, Golladay will be catching passes from Daniel Jones, rather than Matthew Stafford, and while Jones has the arm strength and time-buying ability to get the ball downfield, he has a long way to go before he approaches Stafford's decision-making, pocket presence and accuracy. The Giants also have Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, first-round pick Kadarius Toney and error-prone tight end Evan Engram, but Golladay will almost certainly be the team's top dog.
Golladay quietly had a huge year in 2019, despite losing his starting quarterback Matthew Stafford for half the season. Four of Golladay's five 100-yard games came with Stafford, as did seven of his league-leading 11 receiving touchdowns. Paired with Jeff Driskel and David Blough for eight games, Golladay still managed 10.3 YPT (2nd), 18.3 YPC (1st), 22 catches of 20-plus yards (2nd) and six catches of 40-plus (T-6th) for the season. He also led the league in touchdowns despite being only 25th in targets (115). While Golladay was tied for just 13th in red-zone targets, he led the league in inside-the-10 targets with 13, i.e., he was the Lions' clear go-to guy in the end zone. At 6-4, 213, Golladay is big, long and agile. He ran a 4.5 40 at the 2017 combine, which is only average for a wide receiver, but for his height and weight it's fast. Golladay turns 27 in November, so he's old for a player heading into his fourth season, but he seems to be improving through his prime. Moreover, Stafford will be back for the start of the year, and Golladay's role as the team's top target, downfield option and red-zone threat is secure. Marvin Jones will be 30, while Danny Amendola (a small slot guy) and second-year tight end T.J. Hockenson (returning from a major ankle injury) are set to fill complementary roles.
Year 2 is when top receivers traditionally break out, and Golladay was no exception. He emerged as the Lions' best pass catcher, averaging 8.9 YPT (12th) and 15.2 YPC (4th) en route to cracking the 1,000-yard mark in 15 games. At 6-4, 213, with 4.5 40 speed, Golladay is the prototypical No. 1 NFL receiver, able to make the big play (eight catches of 40-plus yards over his first 167 targets in the league) and operate in red-zone traffic. For some reason, the Lions didn't use Golladay much from in close (only 14 of his 119 targets came from inside the 20 and five from inside the 10). That could change in 2019 as Golladay is more established as the team's top dog. Matthew Stafford's approach last year wasn't especially successful, and offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter was replaced by the more conservative Darrell Bevell. If history is any indication, Bevell will probably want to run more, but it could also result in a less diverse passing offense that benefits Golladay. Marvin Jones is also in the mix, while Detroit signed 33-year old Danny Amendola this offseason to man the slot and drafted tight end T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall pick. Golladay himself suffered a chest injury that cost him a game in Week 17, but he's expected to be ready for training camp.
Golladay missed five games with a hamstring injury during his rookie season, but when he was on the field he made an impact, starting with his first career game when he caught two touchdowns. Overall, he averaged a robust 17.0 YPC and 9.9 YPT on 48 targets and scored three times. At 6-4, 213 and with 4.5 40 speed, he profiles as a prototype No. 1 receiver, capable of the big catch downfield - in fact, Golladay had a whopping five catches of 40-plus (T-8th) despite having so few targets - and in the red zone. Put different, Golladay had one more 40-plus catch than each of A.J. Green, Julio Jones and Keenan Allen while seeing roughly one-third of their targets. Often, Year 2 is when receivers break out, and Golladay would be an ideal candidate but for the presence of his two heavily targeted teammates Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, both of whom are coming off strong seasons. At minimum, Golladay will be a deep threat and probably see an uptick in red-zone work with TE Eric Ebron gone. But his ceiling is probably limited unless Jones or Tate gets hurt.
Golladay, a third-round pick this year, topped 1,000 receiving yards in both of his final two seasons at Northern Illinois and hauled in 18 touchdowns across the same span. At 6-4, 218 pounds, Golladay's size sets him apart from Lions' other receivers, as the second tallest in the group is Marvin Jones, who checks in at 6-2 but weighs just 198 pounds, and after that is 6-1 reserve wideout Ryan Spadola. Without last year's team leader in touchdown receptions, Anquan Boldin, the Lions need to find help in the red zone, opening a potential path for Golladay to contribute right away. The rookie is competing with TJ Jones to replace Boldin as the No. 3 receiver.
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Hardly plays Sunday
WRNew York Giants
September 18, 2022
Golladay wasn't targeted while seeing the field for just two plays in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Panthers.
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Quiet showing in opener
WRNew York Giants
September 11, 2022
Golladay caught both his targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 21-20 win over the Titans.
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Underwent surgery in spring
WRNew York Giants
September 1, 2022
General manager Joe Schoen revealed Thursday that Golladay underwent an unspecified "procedure" that resulted in him missing some time back in spring, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
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No catches in preseason finale
WRNew York Giants
August 28, 2022
Golladay started but couldn't haul in his only target in Sunday's 31-27 preseason loss to the Jets.
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Limited to decoy duties Sunday
WRNew York Giants
August 21, 2022
Golladay started Sunday's 25-22 preseason win over the Bengals but wasn't targeted.
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