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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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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 17): If you weren't convinced that Golladay is worth as much as any Lions wide receiver after Week 1, Week 2 should have done the trick. He's a strong WR3/Flex option scoring like a WR2 heading into a matchup against the Patriots which should line him against some of their weaker corners.

Week 3: vs New England Patriots

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FBG says: Great matchup. There's a ton of dynamite in this Lions passing game, even if it's not winning them games. Throwing to one of the league's deadliest receiving groups, Matthew Stafford is a weekly threat for 300 yards and multiple touchdowns. Kenny Golladay simply refuses to slow down; he's caught 13 balls for 203 yards over the first 2 weeks. He's playing himself into a shared role with Marvin Jones as the outside dominators, and both are proven, dangerous playmakers. Jones has opened the year slowly, but still boasts a career 15.0 yards per catch and 11.2% touchdown rate, and he still scorches napping cornerbacks down the field. The pace-setter most weeks is Golden Tate, who's used creatively out of the slot. With so much weaponry, Stafford can't help but flirt with top-five numbers each and every week, regardless of game flow. Paradoxically, he's playing some of the shakiest football of his career, missing open receivers and making head-scratching decisions in crucial spots. But fantasy leaguers are happy to reap the rewards of this mile-a-minute unit. The Patriots' Week 2 misfortune in pass defense was essentially kick-started with one play. Top edge rusher Trey Flowers left early with a concussion, and this roster simply doesn't boast enough of a pass rush to slow a red-hot quarterback. Blake Bortles was routinely given all day to examine and throw, and the Patriots' shaky coverage unit was too often unable to keep up. The secondary simply looks lost with nothing close to a shutdown cornerback or a ball-hunting safety over the middle. Stephon Gilmore has been exposed as highly beatable as a Patriot, while Eric Rowe and Jason McCourty continue to allow big plays of their own. All in all, it's a horrendous formula for a pass defense, and it's no wonder this unit has now allowed 10 of its last 22 opposing quarterbacks to top 280 yards.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs NYJ 65 0 0 0 12 7 114 0 0 11.4
2 at SF 71 0 0 0 9 6 89 1 0 14.9
3 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
3 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 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 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 another huge game (Mon Sep 17, 02:12 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught six of his nine targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Lions | Kenny Golladay hits century mark (Tue Sep 11, 12:15 AM) - Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay racked up seven receptions for 114 yards on 12 targets in the Week 1 game against the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 10.

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