WR Kenny Golladay - Detroit Lions
|6-4, 218||Born: 11-1-1993||College: Northern Illinois||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2017|
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Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Kenny Golladay's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs GB (4 / 3 / 72 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a low volume day in the receiving game but buoyed his fantasy production on a 42-yard catch on a post route. Golladay had a good short route for a third down conversion and added an intermediate reception over the middle. Golladay added a drop and was missed by David Blough on a post route. Golladay was hampered by David Blough down the stretch this season but will look to rebound in 2020 with a healthy Matthew Stafford.
2019 Week 16 vs DEN (12 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a strong day against the Broncos on Sunday. His performance was not one of his best in the stat sheet, but Golladay's on-field play was some of the best of the season. He had a great effort after the catch for a touchdown at the goal line and fought through another tackle on the sideline after another reception. Golladay did have a couple of opportunities deep, but one was through too far out of bounds on a sideline and another was overthrown. He also had a deep drop. The Detroit offense has struggled with David Blough at quarterback, but Golladay was able to come through in championship games on his team-high 12 targets. Golladay will face Green Bay in week 17.
2019 Week 15 vs TB (7 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a down performance against the Packers on Sunday, a result of poor play from backup quarterback David Blough. Golladay was held without a catch in the first half, and Blough missed multiple throws to Golladay. Golladay was involved in the second half to salvage his fantasy day, as he caught a ball across the middle and had an excellent catch along the sideline for a third down conversion. Golladay's long catch was a deep out route late in the third quarter. He did draw a target that was out of bounds near the goal line and a late desperation target that was broken up that could have helped his day. Golladay will get a matchup with Denver next week but will be tough to trust with Blough at quarterback.
2019 Week 14 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 58 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay lead the Lions in receiving against the Vikings in a loss on Sunday. The entire offense struggled behind third-string quarterback David Blough. Golladay was the recipient of multiple errant targets from Blough, including a ball over the middle that sailed for an interception. He added a touchdown in the second half, on a good adjustment in a contested throw in the end zone. Golladay projects for a good matchup next week against Tampa Bay at home, but he needs to get better quarterback play to maximize the opportunity.
2019 Week 13 vs CHI (5 / 4 / 158 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a big game on only four catches on Thanksgiving despite the Lions starting third-string quarterback David Blough. On the first drive of the game, Golladay hit Chicago with a double move on third down for a 75-yard touchdown. He also added another deep reception in the first quarter to break the century mark before the second quarter. He later added a deep reception between the corner and safety along the perimeter and another deep reception in the middle of the field on the final drive of the game. Golladay was targeted once in the end zone but was both called for and drew a pass interference penalty on the play. Golladay will get a tough matchup next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 12 vs WAS (4 / 4 / 61 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay caught all four of his targets against Washington on Sunday, with his best working coming on an out route he was able to turn upfield for a 34-yard gain. Golladay went without a reception for almost two full quarters during the game and was out targeted by Marvin Jones 11 to 4. Golladay's game is largely dependent on successful quarterback because he struggles to separate from coverage, and the downgrade from the injured Matthew Stafford to Jeff Driskel caps his upside. He will face the Bears on Thanksgiving.
2019 Week 11 vs DAL (5 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a quiet game against the Cowboys on Sunday, reeling in his only catch late in the fourth quarter. Golladay made his catch count as he hauled in a highlight jump ball down the field while also drawing a facemask penalty on the play. The remainder of his game was forgettable as he failed to catch two contested balls down the field and was undercut on a slant route. He will look for a strong matchup next week against Washington if Matthew Stafford returns from injury.
2019 Week 10 vs CHI (9 / 3 / 57 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had an up and down game against the Bears on Sunday. Golladay caught a long touchdown on a scramble drill by Jeff Driskel and drew another target in the red zone that was overthrown. He could have had a bigger game, but had a reception called back by a penalty and added three drops. The Detroit offense is weaker without Matthew Stafford at quarterback and Golladay should hope for Stafford to return next week at Dallas.
2019 Week 9 vs OAK (7 / 4 / 132 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a strong performance against the Raiders on Sunday with his big play coming on a busted coverage, where he was able to shed tacklers down the field for a touchdown. He also had a couple of good catches on intermediate routes across the field, including on a catch where he drew a defensive pass interference. Golladay had a lot of air yards in the game as he was overthrown on a deep pass and drew a defensive pass interference on a deep pass near the end zone. Golladay's numbers were good, but he could have easily had a larger day if one of the two long throws was caught. Golladay will have a tough matchup next week against the Bears.
2019 Week 8 vs NYG (8 / 6 / 123 / 2 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a quiet start against the Giants before erupting for two touchdowns and a 100-yard game. Golladay's first reception was on an intermediate crossing route late in the second quarter, but he had a strong second half that included two touchdowns. The first was a terrific body control catch in tight coverage along the sideline in the red zone. The second was a wide-open target on a trick play where the Giants busted a coverage. Golladay also had a strong catch on a crossing route in tight coverage but added a fumble late in the game that the Giants recovered. Golladay will get a good matchup next week against the Raiders.
2019 Week 7 vs MIN (2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a disappointing day against the Vikings. He drew a deep target in the first half but was covered well by Xavier Rhodes. His lone catch was a deep out late in the first half. He did draw an unofficial target in the back of the end zone on a play that was called back by penalty and dropped a two-point conversion attempt on a route he ran short of the end zone. He will look to bounce back next week against the Giants.
2019 Week 6 vs GB (9 / 5 / 121 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a strong start on Monday night against the Packers with a 66-yard reception on a flea-flicker on the first play from scrimmage. Golladay later drew a red zone target from the slot that set up a first and goal inside the five-yard line. He also showed good awareness on a comeback along the sideline in the second half of the game, but the Lions offense failed to sustain drives in the second half which capped Golladay's total production. He did not help the matter by dropping a high point target along the sideline on an out route. He will face a tough Minnesota defense next week.
2019 Week 4 vs KC (9 / 5 / 67 / 2 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a strong week four performance against the Kansas Chiefs after struggling last week. Golladay's two highlights were touchdowns. The first a seam route in the red zone out of the slot on a well-thrown pass from Matthew Stafford. The second was an out route in the end zone where Golladay used good extension to catch the ball and dragged two feet in bounds for a touchdown. He could have had a better day, but he bobbled a catch along the back of the end zone and dropped another ball along the sideline. Golladay will have a bye in week five before facing a tough test against the Packers in week six.
2019 Week 3 vs PHI (8 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a disappointing day despite finishing the day with eight targets. Golladay had a strong catch across the middle early in the game but otherwise struggled. He drew a red zone target but was well covered on the play, and good position on a deep ball that he let go off his hands. He also had another drop and worked himself out of bounds on a sideline throw he should have caught. Despite his frame, Golladay fails too frequently at the catch point for a player that does not separate well from defenders. He will look to improve next week against the Chiefs.
2019 Week 2 vs LAC (10 / 8 / 117 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had one of his better days as a pro against the Chargers in a week two win. Golladay scored the game-winning touchdown on a post against Casey Hayward late in the fourth quarter. He was targeted frequently and led the Lions in both targets and receiving yards. Golladay drew a good stylistic matchup as the Chargers frequently employed off coverage which allowed Golladay room to work without facing press coverage where he struggles. Golladay could have had a monster day, but he was outplayed on a deep pass in the end zone that resulted in an interception. He has tantalizing measurables, but this was an example of how he frequently plays smaller than his size. Golladay will travel to Philadelphia in week three.
2019 Week 1 vs ARI (9 / 4 / 42 / 1 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a strong statistical game against the Cardinals in week one. He had two good catches early including a dig across the middle and a crossing route and was the beneficiary of a blown coverage that resulted in a wide-open red zone touchdown. Yet, Golladay continued a trend from last season of failing to separate from defenders, including a deep perimeter pass and a target in the end zone where he had good positioning but failed to catch a high point pass on what could have been a game-winning touchdown. He also appeared to be targeted late in the fourth quarter on a back-shoulder throw that he did not break back for, that would have sealed a Detroit win. Detroit found easy completions while targeting Danny Amendola, T.J. Hockenson, and Marvin Jones, while Golladay's targets are a higher degree of difficulty. Golladay will look to improve in week two against the Chargers.
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