WR - NYG
Another talented player in a bad situation. The Giants offensive line isn't very good. The book is still out on Daniel Jones. And some of the defensive lines they play in the NFC East keep me up at night, especially Washington's. I just can't see Golladay lighting it up when Chase Young is mauling Daniel Jones on every play. Get me some WRs on high scoring teams instead. Avoid
What if Golladay is this year's Stefon Diggs? It'll take a leap for Daniel Jones, but not many thought Josh Allen would take that step as a passer (and he did). Kenny G feels like the guy this year who will fall in your draft and at some point you have to take him with the value he'll bring. And he could end up as a top-5 WR if Danny Dimes even improves a little bit.
There's a lot of hype right now surrounding Kenny Golladay and it's easy to understand why that's the case. He's an incredibly talented receiver and he just signed a massive contract with the New York Giants in free agency. However, once you sit down and really assess the situation around him, it's difficult to get too excited. Golladay now joins an absolutely crowded offense with a lot of mouths to feed, which instantly puts a cap on his projected ceiling. With Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and Devontae Booker all in the mix for targets, Golladay is going to have to be ultra efficient with his opportunity to make an impact for fantasy football. In my opinion, Golladay is more of a low-end WR2 than anything else. You're buying into Daniel Jones taking a massive step forward if you trust Golladay as anything more than that. My Very Early Projection: 64-1087-7
Going to a new team is never easy, especially for someone who's coming from a team that was lacking any depth of pass catchers. It was easy for him to get eight-plus targets per game, especially when Marvin Jones was hurt. Now going to the Giants, who have a bevy of options, including Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and Saquon Barkley is going to be tough. To be fair, you don't go out in free agency and sign someone like Golladay to give him five targets per game, but he's not going to get the consistent targets he got in Detroit, and the targets he does get aren't going to be as efficient coming from Daniel Jones.
Golladay had an injury plagued year and he now joins a Giants team that is trying to develop Daniel Jones. Golladay is a low-upside WR2 to high-end WR3 playing with an inconsistent quarterback.
Giants landing spot = mixed bag. Daniel Jones is a clear downgrade from Matt Stafford, but the path to Alpha WR1 volume is clear, especially in Jason Garrett's offense that has thrived with a monster X (Owens, Dez, Miles Austin)
While Kenny Golladay is a free agent heading into the off-season, re-signing with Detroit seems the most likely outcome. A truly elite receiver with two 1000+ yard seasons before his injury-ravaged 2020, Golladay will be very expensive but well and truly worth the money for a Detroit team that seems stuck between competing and rebuilding. To delay that decision a little, Detroit could certainly franchise tag Golladay and let things settle for their new coach, but I find it hard to believe they'll let Babytron go entirely. Even if he ends up somewhere else though, Golladay is a truly number one receiver who should shine in any offense and is for me a top 12 dynasty WR.
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