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
2018 Week 16 vs MIN (15 / 6 / 58 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had more than twice the targets of any teammate on Sunday against Minnesota but struggled to produce meaningful plays. Golladay started well with a crossing route underneath for 21 yards but managed virtually no separation the rest of the game. The only time Golladay got open on a vertical route was a well throw pass from Matthew Stafford that he dropped. Otherwise, Golladay's catches were short crossing route where he did little after the catch. Golladay has been forced into a WR1 roles, but simply is not a WR1. He cannot get open on his own, is inconsistent, and does not add value to his targets, a trend which was evident on Sunday. Golladay will face Green Bay on Sunday.
2018 Week 15 vs BUF (8 / 7 / 146 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had his best game since becoming the lead WR in Detroit. Golladay was targeted early with a crossing route for a chunk gain that started his day on a good note. Golladay continued his positive momentum, catching three deep catches in contested coverage, including one that should have been intercepted. Golladay also drew a defensive holding, but the play was offset by an offensive penalty. His success was largely a result of Matthew Stafford's willingness to throw balls that relied on Golladay's ability to make contested catches. Golladay continues to struggle to separate on perimeter routes but succeeded by making multiple tough contested catches on targets he has not seen in recent weeks.
2018 Week 14 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had a bad game against the Arizona Cardinals. Golladay had two early catches, a quick route into the flat and a short route but disappeared after that. Golladay's only involvement afterwards was a deep target where he drew a defensive pass interference. He was matched up at times with Patrick Peterson but did not get full shadow coverage. Golladay has struggled to separate all season when not schemed open and Sunday was no different. He will face a tough matchup next week against Buffalo.
2018 Week 13 vs LAR (8 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay continued his inconsistency against the Rams on Sunday. Golladay struggled to create separation against man coverage and had jumped an inbreaking route and nearly intercepted. Golladay's successes came against zone defenses when he ran crossing routes between the linebackers and safeties for receptions. After an early crossing route reception, Golladay largely disappeared until the last drive of the first half when he caught an out route. Golladay drew a deep pass interference penalty but did not have any other vertical completions. He missed a key opportunity in the end zone when he caught a ball along the end line but did not give himself room to come down in bounds. He made a similar mistake on an open back shoulder throw along the sideline. Golladay will likely get a matchup with Patrick Peterson next week when Detroit faces Arizona.
2018 Week 12 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 90 / 0 rec)
Kenny Golladay had another game to showcase as a WR1 for Detroit and underwhelmed. With Marvin Jones missing the game with an injury, Golladay had an early third down conversion and a drop before going missing throughout the remainder of the first half. He later was schemed up for two crossing routes, including a 43-yard reception, but struggled to separate when he was not schemed into coverage from a linebacker. Golladay also had two drops, including a post that should have been a touchdown. Golladay makes flashy plays and has a good highlight reel but is still developing the necessary skills to be a consistent professional receiver. He should have a good opportunity against the Rams next Sunday.
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.
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