College: Northern Illinois | 3 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 214 lbs
Birth Date: 11/3/1993
Depth Chart: WR1.1
2019 Bye Week: 5
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 WR
Golladay got more playing time last year and emerged as the go-to target, posting career high numbers in year two. He hit the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career and was 22nd overall in fantasy receiver scoring. He had three 100-yard games. Golladay scored touchdowns three of his first five games but scored just two more times the rest of the year as the Lions offense really struggled the second half of the season. Golladay should be the top target in this offense from day one this year. Golladay is a very big target with good speed and athleticism. He can do very well on the deep routes because of his size and speed. He also catches the ball well because of his long arms. He isn't a great route runner just yet but is improving.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Golladay seems ready to explode. Much might depend on the play of Matthew Stafford, who struggled at times last year. If this offense gets back to it's old ways, Golladay could be a monster fantasy player. Consider him a top No. 2 right now but he could exceed that if all breaks his way. Look for around 80 receptions for 1,200 yards and double-digit scores.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was handed the keys to the kingdom when Golden Tate was traded last season. He didnt do much with it, hauling in just 70 passes for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers led the team by a long shot, but when you consider that the only other wide receiver on the team to play more than 10 games was T.J. Jones, it doesnt bode well for Golladay. The third-year pass catcher has had high expectations since entering the league, and for the most part has proven to be an above average wide receiver. However, he hasnt become the face of the franchise like some had hoped. Nonetheless, he comes into 2019 with the same expectations of being the piece that helps carry the Lions back to relevance. Hes proven able to be a dual-threat receiver, being reliable in both short-to-mid-level routes, as well as deeper passes. Although, an average of 12.7 Target Air Yards doesnt correlate well with Matthew Staffords average of seven intended air yards. Combine the addition of new offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell, who hopes to employ a run-heavy offense, and Golladay doesnt seem to be trending towards increased production. At an ADP of 43 in standard leagues, it wont be hard to find similar production at a cheaper price.
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Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay ended up with three receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown on nine targets in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay has posted at least one touchdown in each of the past three games, and a total of four touchdowns during the span. He remains a must-start WR2 or low-end WR1 in some formats. The Lions host the Cowboys in Week 11.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay was only able to haul in three of his nine targets for 57 yards in the Lions Week 10 loss to the Bears. Golladay was under control for most of the afternoon but was able to save his day via a late 47-yard touchdown grab. Backup quarterback Jeff Driskel was forced to start for the Lions after Matthew Stafford (back) was ruled out, and he performed admirably given the circumstances, but Golladay undoubtedly missed his starting quarterback on this day. Golladay will slot in as a mid-range WR2 if Stafford is unable to return in Week 11 when the Lions face the Cowboys.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark in back-to-back games for the first time this season and will look to continue that streak in Week 10 with a matchup against the Chicago Bears on deck. The Lions recent shift to more of an aerial approach since Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on IR has benefited Golladay immensely, with the third-year wide receiver collecting 253 yards and three scores over the two games since that took place. Look for the Lions to air it out early and often in this one, even against a tough Bears secondary. It won't be a cakewalk, but fantasy owners can slot Golladay in as a WR2 this week, especially considering how good quarterback Matthew Stafford has looked recently.
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught four of his seven targets for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 31-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 9.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay's strong season continued as he topped 120 yards for the third time in the last four games. He has emerged as a weekly threat to deliver WR1 numbers.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay hauled in 4-of-7 targets for 132 yards and one touchdown in the Lions loss to the Raiders in Week 9. Golladay and the Lions passing attack have been red-hot since Kerryon Johnson (knee) was placed on IR, and it doesn't look like that will be changing any time soon. Golladay did see six fewer targets than Marvin Jones, those kinds of weeks are to be expected here and there though. Golladay broke free down the sideline for a 59-yard touchdown in the second quarter, putting him on pace for 14 scores on the season. The Lions may have a tougher time moving the ball through the air in Week 10 when they travel to Chicago to face the bears, but you can bet they'll try. Golladay will slot in as a high-end WR2 in that matchup.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is in prime position to keep rolling in Week 9 with a matchup against the Oakland Raiders on tap. After a Week 7 performance that saw Golladay catch just one ball for 21 yards, the third-year wide receiver exploded for 123 yards and two scores on six catches against the Giants in Week 8. That gives Golladay two 100-plus yard receiving games over the last three weeks, and with what we've seen so far this season from the Raiders pass defense, it's safe to assume he's going to go 3-for-4 in that department. Fantasy owners and DFS players can fire Golladay up as a low-end WR1 this week.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay had six catches for 123 yards and two scores during the win over the Giants. After being an innocent bystander during Marvin Jones' four-touchdown performance against the Vikings in Week 7, Golladay came back to life in this one by getting his first taste of the end zone since the end of September in the matchup with Kansas City. With Matthew Stafford performing even more effectively as of late, Golladay is an obvious must-start moving ahead, especially in Week 9 against Oakland.
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught six passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 8. He was targeted eight times during the game.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay bounced back from a poor Week 7 performance and posted his third 100-yard game of the season. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Lions and can be a fine No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Lions' WR Kenny Golladay had 6 receptions for 123 yards with two touchdowns for a trememdous 20.5 yards per catch in Sunday's win against the Giants.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will look to rebound in Week 8 after a disappointing one-catch performance against the Vikings in Week 7. The good news for the third-year wide receiver is that the New York Giants swiss-cheese defense is coming to town. The Giants have already allowed five receivers to eclipse the 100-yard receiving mark this season, which includes one game where they allowed two such receivers, so a bounce-back performance should be in the cards for Golladay. The loss of Kerryon Johnson and the fact that Golladay only saw two targets last week should push Matthew Stafford to look his way more often in this matchup as well. Fire up Golladay as a high-end WR2 this week, but don't be surprised if he ends the week as one of the highest-scoring wide receivers in fantasy.
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay caught one of his two targets for 21 yards in a 42-30 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay was a non-factor in the loss, but it was just his second poor performance of the year. He should still be treated as a WR2 against the New York Giants in Week 8.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay caught just one of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. The game plan for the Vikings was clearly to lock Golladay down and they succeeded, but it is still a very disappointing game. Golladay has had two bust weeks this season while maintaining a high production level for the other four and the Vikings are a tough matchup for number one wide receivers. Golladay is still a great option in week 8 against the bad Giants Defense. You can start him with confidence.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is coming off a very solid performance against the Green Back Packers on Monday Night Football in Week 6, but fantasy owners may want to temper expectations with the Minnesota Vikings coming to town in Week 7. The Vikings have allowed just one 100-yard receiver through the first six weeks of the season, and while fantasy owners will point to the 10 touchdowns allowed to wide receivers over that same time frame, a good chunk of those scores came in garbage time. The Lions haven't won in two weeks but have been playing very good football nonetheless, so extended garbage time looks may not be in store in this game. Slot Golladay in as a mid-range WR2 in this matchup.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay pulled in five catches (nine targets) for 121 yards in the loss to the Packers on Monday night. Johnson continues to be involved heavily, and with at least eight looks from quarterback Matthew Stafford in each game this season, the 25-year-old has established himself as a top fantasy wideout in 2019. The Lions will face a tough Vikings Defense in Week 7, but Golladay should continue to retain his must-start tag moving forward.
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay posted five grabs for a game-high 121 yards in Week 6 against the Green Bay Packers. He started the game with a 66-yard reception on a flea-flicker, one of his nine targets.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay failed to get into the end zone after scoring four times in the first four outings, but he was able to post season high in yardage. He remains a solid low-end WR1 or must-start WR2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Detroit's WR Kenny Golladay had 5 receptions for 121 yards but no touchdowns in Monday's loss in Green Bay.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay has a tough matchup in Week 6 when the Lions travel to Green Bay to play the Packers. Golladay posted a solid performance in Week 4 prior to the Lions bye, catching five balls for 67 yards and two scores, but will have his hands full against a tough Packers secondary. The Packers Defense has allowed just three touchdowns to wide receivers so far this season, with one being a meaningless garbage-time score in Week 5. The Packers inability to stop the run may also factor into Golladay not getting as many targets as he usually would, so expectations should be kept in check this week for the third-year wide receiver. Golladay will slot in as a WR2 for this matchup.
Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay managed five catches for 67 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 4 against the Kansas City. He was targeted nine times.
Fantasy Spin: Golladay is the top dog in the Detroit receivers room, and he has been targeted at least eight times in all four outings while scoring a total of four touchdowns. He remains a decent low-end WR1 or must-start WR2 in all fantasy leagues, although you'll need to make alternate plans in Week 5 with his team on a bye.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay bounced back from a disappointing Week 3 performance in a big way Sunday, scoring two touchdowns in what was one of the most entertaining games of Week 4. Golladay made a beautiful catch for the go-ahead touchdown with just over two minutes remaining in the game, but it was ultimately not enough as the Chiefs rallied for the win late. The second-year wide receiver led the Lions in targets with nine and should continue to do so moving forward, even with a pesky Marvin Jones lurking in the background. The Lions have a bye in Week 5 before heading to Lambeau Field in Week 6, where Golladay will slot in as a high-end WR2.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is in an excellent position to bounce back from a disappointing Week 3 performance with the Kansas City Chiefs coming to town. Currently leading the Lions in targets by a mile with 27, Golladay should get more than his fair share of opportunities in Week 4 against an unimposing Chiefs secondary. Fantasy owners and DFS players can slot Golladay in as a high-end WR2 this week in what should be a high-scoring affair. Exceeding these expectations wouldn't come as a surprise, though.