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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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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 19): Golladay grew up in Week 11 as the Lions #1 receiver with Marvin Jones out. He won multiple contested balls and instilled a ton of confidence in his quarterback to throw him the ball no matter how tight the coverage is.

Week 12: vs Chicago Bears

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs SEA 54 0 0 0 1 1 12 0 0 1.2
9 at MIN 68 1 8 0 4 3 46 0 0 5.4
10 at CHI 74 0 0 0 13 6 78 1 0 12.8
11 vs CAR 61 0 0 0 14 8 113 1 0 17.3
12 vs CHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 6 * * * *
12 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *

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 11 vs CAR (14 / 8 / 113 / 1 rec)

With Marvin Jones out with an injury, Kenny Golladay was the focal point of the Detroit passing offense with a team high 14 targets. Golladay showed an inconsistent rapport with Stafford, running a slant where Stafford threw the ball anticipating an outbreaking route and later ran a curl when Stafford anticipated an outbreaking route. He was used early in the short passing game, establishing himself with curls, slants, and drag routes. Golladay had excellent plays in the game, including a comeback route where he fought back to the ball against an undercutting cornerback. If Golladay did not run the route well and aggressively, it likely would have resulted in an interception. He also made a deep adjustment for a 36-yard reception and had a fantastic high point touchdown reception in the end zone on a perfectly thrown ball by Stafford. Golladay also was targeted on two more deep passes, but both were well covered incompletions. Golladay will look to continue his strong play against Chicago on Thanksgiving.

2018 Week 10 vs CHI (13 / 6 / 78 / 1 rec)

Kenny Golladay had an inconsistent day against the Chicago Bears on a team high 13 targets. Golladay had multiple catches that showed his promise, including a back shoulder high point along the sideline and an out route where he showed his range to extend for a ball. Golladay also scored on an easy touchdown pass on an out route where the defender lost him in coverage. While there is promise, there was plenty to be desired. Golladay had multiple drops, including a back-shoulder throw along the sideline and an out route on third down. His day could have been bigger, but he was interfered with on another end zone target. Golladay continues to flash potential but has room to grow as a receiver. He will face Carolina next week at home.

2018 Week 9 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Kenny Golladay had a quiet first half against Minnesota as the offense was throw into a tailspin by Minnesota's pressure. Golladay's work came later in the game when he had two catches across the middle when the game was in comeback mode. He did have the opportunity for a big gain on a vertical route, but Matthew Stafford overthrew him while scrambling from pressure. The offense is without recently traded Golden Tate, so Golladay has the opportunity for an expanded role in the offense when he travels to Chicago next week.

2018 Week 8 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Kenny Golladay was nearly invisible against Seattle in the first half seeing no targets. The second half looked promising, as he caught the first pass attempt of the half on a curl route, but he was not officially targeted the rest of the game. Golladay did see a deep opportunity in double coverage that was overthrown by Matthew Stafford, but a roughing the passer penalty was called on the play. Golladay saw a full workload, but struggled to get off press coverage, including from CB Shaq Griffin. The Seattle defense set up well for Marvin Jones, who Matthew Stafford frequently targets along the sideline to beat zone defenses. This is the second consecutive down game for Golladay. While both were on low volume of targets, last week was a result of a heavy running game while this week was a result of targets going to other receivers. Golladay faces a tough matchup next week against Minnesota.

2018 Week 7 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 37 / 0 rec)

Kenny Golladay had a quiet day against Miami. He had two catches including a good catch across the middle but was limited in volume because of a strong running game. Golladay could have salvaged his day with a terrific high point catch in the end zone but the play was called back by penalty. He also drew a defensive pass interference in the fourth quarter for a conversion on a clock killing drive.

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 has big afternoon (Sun Nov 18, 05:24 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay registered eight receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown on a game-high 14 targets in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers.

Our View: Golladay grew up as the Lions offense relied on him to win balls in tight coverage. He looked like a #1 receiver and the type of player you don't leave on the bench going forward. Some of that was extra targets with Marvin Jones out, but he still proved a lot this week.
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Lions | Kenny Golladay posts 78 yards, TD (Sun Nov 11, 05:24 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay registered six receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in the Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.

Our View: Golladay come on late when the game was basically decided, but gave some hope for next week's matchup against the Panthers corners that were frustrated by the Steelers receivers on Thursday.
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