What an outstanding third pro season Kenny Golladay had in ’19. On 119 targets, he snagged 65 passes for nearly 1,200 yards, averaging 18.3 yards per catch, and scored 11 times. And, he did all that without Matthew Stafford at QB for half of the season, seeing his number of targets decreased in contests without the veteran under center. Golladay has eclipsed 1,000 yards in two straight years and registered five 100-yard games in ’19. He is only 26 and has missed just one game the past two seasons.
After the big year you have to wonder if the numbers will drop off in ’20, even if Stafford can remain healthy throughout. In his first two seasons he was targeted 167 times, which resulted in only eight TDs. Despite being the Lions top WR the past two seasons, he’s totaled a modest 135 receptions and managed to snag more than four passes in a contest just six times last season.
Heading into the season, on paper Golladay is a top-10 fantasy WR. He has great size and speed, making him a nightmare matchup for DBs. As is the case with the Lions, if Stafford can remain upright for the whole season, the team and Galloway can post strong offensive numbers. While Galloway will continue to be the featured WR for Detroit, he’s going to need to see more targets this season in order to finish in the top 10 in PPR leagues.