Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Giants
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 10/24/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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 $40 million guaranteed. At 6-4, 214, Golladay is too big for most cornerbacks, and his downfield speed (4.5 40) and catch radius have made him a big-play weapon since he arrived in the league. Golladay led 100-target receivers with 18.3 YPC in 2019, and he had six catches for 40-plus yards on only 115 targets. This year, however, Golladay will be catching passes from Daniel Jones, rather than Matthew Stafford, and while Jones has the arm strength and time-buying ability to get the ball downfield, he has a long way to go before he approaches Stafford's decision-making, pocket presence and accuracy. The Giants also have Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton, first-round pick Kadarius Toney and error-prone tight end Evan Engram, but Golladay will almost certainly be the team's top dog. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Giants in March of 2021.
Ruled out, no practice
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 15, 2021
Golladay (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Rams.
ANALYSIS
Golladay missed practice all week after hyperextending his knee in a Week 5 loss to the Cowboys. The Giants should have Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney (ankle, questionable) and John Ross available, while Darius Slayton (hamstring) is questionable. Golladay's next chance to play is Week 7 against Carolina.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kenny Golladay's 2021 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.
Air Yards Per Game
86.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.92
 
% Team Air Yards
27.4%
 
% Team Targets
16.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.6%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
New York GiantsGiants 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

22622%
12351%
14715%
12552%
13814%
2310%
858%
83%
687%
5623%
667%
6628%
626%
6226%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Rams
Sunday, Oct 17th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
79.2
 
Cornerbacks
73.3
 
Safeties
102.2
 
Linebackers
62.2
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenny Golladay's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 4"
 
Weight
214 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 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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Misses practice again
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 15, 2021
Golladay (knee) isn't practicing Friday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
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Another day without practice
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 14, 2021
Golladay (knee) isn't participating in Thursday's practice, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
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Spectator for practice
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 13, 2021
Giants head coach Joe Judge said Golladay (knee) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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MRI confirms hyperextension
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 11, 2021
Golladay has been diagnosed with a hyperextended knee, which he sustained during Sunday's 44-20 loss at Dallas, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Expected to miss Sunday's game
WRNew York Giants
Knee
October 11, 2021
Golladay (knee) isn't expected to play this Sunday against the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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