Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay


Chance of Injury in 2021: question mark 91%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 14%
Projected Games missed for 2021: question mark 3.1
Durability: question mark 6

High Risk


Kenny Golladay Player Overview

What You Need to Know:

  • Golladay scored as PPR WR9 last season and was 11th in 8 games with Matt Stafford.
  • He averaged 18.3 yards per catch and posted a 20% TD rate with Stafford — marks he’ll have trouble repeating in 2020.
  • Golladay out-targeted Marvin Jones just 62 to 57 in those 8 games with Stafford, ranking 18th among all WRs in targets over that span.

2019 in review

Golladay’s final 2019 numbers were big: 116 targets, 65 catches, 1,190 yards and 11 TDs. The yardage and TDs were both career highs. Only 5 WRs topped Golladay in yards; none beat him in TDs. He finished 9th at his position in PPR points and 3rd in non-PPR.

But as we look ahead to 2020, it’s more instructive to segment Golladay’s 2019 campaign. He played his final 8 games without QB Matt Stafford and the final 3 without WR Marvin Jones. Impressively, his efficiency barely sunk sans Stafford, from 10.3 yards per target to a still-strong 10.2. His volume unsurprisingly grew without Jones, from 7.2 to 7.7 targets per game.

Those first 8 games — with Stafford and Jones — are most telling, though. Over that stretch, Golladay tallied 35 catches for 640 yards and 7 TDs. He was WR11 in PPR points during that time.

Golladay was uber-efficient with Stafford, hauling in 56.5% of his targets and averaging a huge 18.3 yards per catch. His 2.19 yards per route run ranked 16th among 74 WRs with 30+ targets during that span. Golladay also scored on 7 of his 35 catches from Stafford — a 20% TD rate.

2020 outlook

That efficiency was so impressive that it’s tough to bank on a repeat in 2020. For perspective, Golladay averaged 17.0 and 15.2 yards per catch over his first 2 NFL seasons; 9.9 and 8.9 yards per target. The 20% TD rate is a virtual lock to decline. Golladay scored on 8.2% of his receptions across 2017 and 2018.

His volume from Stafford wasn’t nearly as elite as the production. Golladay drew 62 targets over those first 9…

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Kenny Golladay Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Sep 9, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Golladay tweaked his hamstring at practice ahead of the Lions' season opener against the Bears. He missed two games
Dec 29, 2019 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Golladay suffered the head injury in the Week 17 game vs. the Packers. He was able to play in the NFL's all-star game.
Dec 23, 2018 NFL Chest Sternum Bruise Golladay missed the season finale with an unspecified chest injury.
Sep 27, 2017 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Golladay missed 5 games with a hamstring injury that arose leading up to Week 4. He suffered a setback in practice following the Week 7 bye.
Nov 25, 2016 Non-NFL Arm Elbow Dislocation Golladay sustained a "little" elbow dislocation in his final college game but was ready for the NFL Scouting Combine.