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WR Kenny Golladay - Detroit Lions

6-4, 218Born: 11-1-1993College: Northern IllinoisDrafted: Round 3, pick 2017

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Week 7: at Miami Dolphins

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FBG says: Good matchup. Matthew Stafford remains one of fantasy's most consistent producers on the QB1/2 borderline. Stafford typically doesn't see great volume, but has the arm and the weaponry to attack defenses downfield and maximize every fantasy opportunity. He's completing 66% of his throws and making them count, utilizing his slot extraordinaire (Golden Tate) and his deep-ball weapons (Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay) plenty. The splashiest one thus far has been Golladay, who's actually out-snapped Tate and produced far more per target than Jones. Golladay is putting up 86 yards a game - he hasn't ended below 53 yet - and has scored 3 times. (He also had a 47-yard touchdown called back in Week 4). In sum, there's enough dynamism in this unit to make them matchup-proof plays. Fantasy owners could do worse than Stafford as a weekly starter, and the receivers are good enough to bring value with just moderate opportunity. The Miami pass defense is rooted in aggressiveness in seeking out splash plays. Through 6 weeks they sit 24th league-wide in yardage allowed - and tied for second in interceptions. Cornerback Xavien Howard runs hot-and-cold, flashing shutdown ability but also yielding huge completions at times. He and rookie Minkah Fitzpatrick represent the ball-hawking aspect the team has injected. But on the whole, this is a thin group that's missing both top pass rusher Cameron Wake and starting cornerback Bobby McCain. This isn't a pushover unit, and quarterbacks rarely have fun avoiding their landmines. But they've produced 303 yards per game (with 9 touchdowns) over the last 5 games and can absolutely beat this secondary down the field.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 vs NE 65 0 0 0 7 6 53 1 0 11.3
4 at DAL 53 0 0 0 4 4 74 0 0 7.4
5 vs GB 49 0 0 0 9 4 98 1 0 15.8
7 at MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
7 at MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
7 at MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Kenny Golladay's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 5 vs GB (9 / 4 / 98 / 1 rec)

Kenny Golladay had a good day against the Green Bay Packers that could have been better. Golladay scored on a well-run post route in the red zone. Golladay had the opportunity for a second touchdown on a long reception where he high pointed the ball then broke free for a long run after catch to be tackled inside the five-yard line. Golladay was also targeted down the left sideline for diving touchdown that was called back by penalty. He also had two red zone targets that were well covered. Golladay's usage was more perimeter-based than it had been in recent weeks, a clear attempt to exploit a deficiency in the Green Bay defense. Golladay is locked into an important role in the Detroit offense.

2018 Week 4 vs DAL (4 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)

Kenny Golladay had a strong game against Dallas. Golladay showed his range making multiple catches away from his body and made a difficult back shoulder catch along the sideline. Golladay also had an excellent catch and run for a first down on a crossing route that showed off his speed. With three good receivers in the offense, Golladay will have low target games, but he made the most of all his targets.

2018 Week 3 vs NE (7 / 6 / 53 / 1 rec)

Kenny Golladay had another strong game, catching a crossing route along the goal line for a touchdown. Golladay has seen an expanded role in the offense this season and that trend continued against New England. Notably, Golladay saw the bulk of his targets in the underneath on drags and crossing routes, with Marvin Jones being used on vertical and perimeter routes.

2018 Week 2 vs SF (9 / 6 / 89 / 1 rec)

Kenny Golladay continued to see expanded use in the passing game. He was working in two wide receiver sets opposite Marvin Jones early in the game, with Golden Tate being used in three wide receiver sets. Golladay made a great effort for his touchdown to extend across the goal line. Like the rest of the offense, Golladay could have had an even bigger day, but Stafford missed a deep throw that could have been a second touchdown.

2018 Week 1 vs NYJ (12 / 7 / 114 / 0 rec)

Kenny Golladay was the most effective Lion on a disastrous night. Golladay ran with Marvin Jones in multiple two receiver sets, ahead of Golden Tate. He showed his range and size catching a couple of high balls from Stafford. Golladay's package last season was a limited route tree of screens and deeper routes and the first game showed more extensive route usage.


Latest News

Lions | Kenny Golladay headed for big year? (Fri Oct 12, 11:20 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay is on pace for 86 catches and 1,370 receiving yards, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press believes he should 'at least' manage 75 catches for 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

Our View: In 11 games last year as a rookie, Golladay had 477 receiving yards and flashed the ability to make big plays. In his second season, after only five games, Golladay already has 428 receiving yards and is continuing to show his playmaking ability. The Lions are on bye this week but Fantasy GMs know that Golladay is a WR2 for them every week.
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Lions | Kenny Golladay leads air attack (Sun Oct 7, 10:02 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught four of his nine targets for 98 yards and a touchdown in a 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.

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