• Kenny Golladay

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  • , New York Giants
  • 29
  • 213 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Dallas Cowboys

Kenny Golladay had his first legitimately good fantasy outing last week for the Giants in a victory over the Saints. He caught six of seven targets for 116 yards. While he didn’t find the end zone, it was good to see a better connection between him and quarterback Daniel Jones. I expect the touchdowns will come.

This week, Golladay faces a Cowboys defense that ranks 26th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers. We have him ranked as a low-end WR3 option against a very solid cover corner in Trevon Diggs – who is questionable – but his targets and upside in a solid matchup make him worth gambling on, especially in deeper leagues.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at New Orleans Saints

Kenny Golladay was nicked up going into last week, but he still managed to lead the team with 64 receiving yards on four receptions. Golladay is still working his way into the offense and building chemistry with quarterback Daniel Jones, but his “limited snap count” equating to still taking 69% of the team’s offensive snaps is a good sign for his role on the team. The absence of Sterling Shepard in the short-term, and possibly Darius Slayton as well, should mean more of an emphasis on Golladay, giving him upside.

This week, Golladay faces the Saints, who rank 26th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers so far this season, but have PFF’s top-rated (tied with Trevon Diggs) coverage cornerback this year in Marshon Lattimore. As such, expect a tough outing for all the Giants’ pass catchers and we have Golladay ranked outside of starting territory this week.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Kenny Golladay caught just three balls for 38 yards last week against the Washington Football Team, but he was targeted eight times – second on the team – and seems to be an active part of the offense. The lack of reps with Daniel Jones over the offseason as Golladay tried to get healthy may be a big part of why they’re struggling to connect effectively early in the season. One has to think that will improve as the season progresses.

This week, Golladay faces a very vulnerable Falcons defense that gave up a pair of touchdowns to Mike Evans last week and big numbers to the Eagles passing game in Week 1. If Golladay is going to get on track, this is a good week to do it. We have him conservatively ranked as a low-end WR3 option this week, but he’s worth gambling on in a great matchup.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Washington Football Team

Kenny Golladay caught four balls for 64 yards last week against the Broncos. Those aren’t big numbers for his first game as a Giant, but the game was encouraging for two reasons. First, he was targeted six times, and his ability to work downfield and find the end zone makes six targets viable. Second, he was on the field for 85% of the team’s offensive snaps. That’s great news for a guy who came into the game with iffy health status.

Golladay faces a tough matchup for Week 2. The Washington defense allowed good fantasy numbers to Keenan Allen and Mike Williams last week, but ranked third in aFPA to opposing wide receivers in 2020 and boast one of the most fearsome front-sevens in football. Golladay is risky to bank on, but has WR2 upside, especially with his potential in the red zone. We have him ranked outside starting territory, so weigh the risk accordingly when considering him for your lineup.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Denver Broncos

Kenny Golladay led the league in touchdown receptions two years ago before being mostly on the shelf with a hip injury last year. Coming over to the Giants, the hope is he can fix what ails the struggling Daniel Jones.

The Broncos ranked fourth in aFPA to opposing wide receivers last season, so it’s not a great matchup to start the year for Golladay. Also, he’s barely practiced and missed the preseason with injury, making him even riskier. If you can sit him and look elsewhere for Week 1 until we see him healthy, that might be best, as he’s starting the season off questionable to start.

by Brandon Niles

NYG WR Kenny Golladay - 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Kenny Golladay had essentially a lost season in Detroit last year, as he was limited to just five games due to a hip injury – and a hamstring early in the season. When Golladay is healthy though, he’s an efficient and dynamic downplay target with excellent size. He led the NFL in receiving touchdowns in 2019 and was coming off consecutive 1,000-yard seasons prior to missing most of last year. He’ll be the alpha receiver in New York and has a career yards per reception of 16.8.

Fantasy Downside

Golladay is coming off an injury-riddled season, which is always a bit of a red flag, but the biggest downside is at the quarterback position. Golladay goes from spending most of his time with Matthew Stafford to Daniel Jones. When Golladay had to deal with Jeff Driskel for three games in 2019, he tallied just eight receptions, 152 yards and one touchdown during that span. While Daniel Jones isn’t Jeff Driskel and Golladay was definitely better when David Blough took over, Jones is probably closer to Driskel than he is to Stafford.

2021 Bottom Line

Golladay has risk associated with him joining a new team with a downgrade at quarterback, but he should lead the team in targets, has been productive before, and is available in the sixth round as the 26th receiver off the board. If he was being drafted in the third round like he was a year ago, it would be hard to recommend going after him in most leagues due to the risk, but at his ADP, his considerable upside makes him worth the gamble. He should at least be a WR2 option with legit WR1 upside.

by Scot Berggren

DET WR Kenny Golladay - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After missing seven straight games with a hip injury, Kenny Golladay is again hopeful to return on Saturday. Injuries have hampered the Lions' top wideout all season, but if he’s healthy Golladay should be a part of your starting lineup during your playoff run.

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