Golladay (chest) isn't participating in individual or team drills during the Lions' early OTA sessions, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports. It's not entirely clear if the chest injury that prevented Golladay from playing in the Week 17 win over the Packers is the same issue that has kept him from taking reps this week. In any case, there haven't been any further news suggesting Golladay will be hampered when training camp rolls around this summer.
Golladay's (chest) emergence in 2018 may have made teammate Marvin Jones (knee) expendable for the upcoming season, but the Lions could opt to keep both players and focus on upgrading the slot position in the months to come, Nate Atkins of MLive.com reports. Golladay was one of the few bright spots in an ugly 2018 campaign for the Lions, catching 79 of 119 targets for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games before sitting out Week 17 with a chest injury. He's the clear favorite to lead the team in targets next season, regardless of whether or not Jones is brought back at his somewhat reasonable $9.2 million cap hit (per OverTheCap.com). Coach Matt Patricia seems to be moving in a run-first direction with Darrell Bevell replacing Jim Bob Cooter as offensive coordinator, presumably hoping Golladay's downfield prowess can keep opposing safeties honest. There hasn't been any indication the late-season chest injury will impact the 25-year-old's offseason training.
Golladay (chest) is inactive Sunday against Green Bay. While Golladay played through the issue in Week 16, he didn't do enough in the practice week to inspire confidence in his status for the regular-season finale. He'll end up sitting out a relatively meaningless game, leaving the depleted wide receiver group to be led by the likes of Andy Jones, TJ Jones and Brandon Powell. It's a tough break for any fantasy owners counting on Week 17 production, as he would have faced an already-vulnerable Green Bay secondary that is further depleted by injuries.
Golladay (chest) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. While he didn't go through individual drills during the open portion of Friday's practice, Golladay apparently did enough to be labeled as a limited participant for a second straight day. He played through the same chest injury during last week's 27-9 loss to Minnesota, catching six passes for 58 yards on 15 targets. Golladay gets a better matchup this week and is a strong bet for heavy volume if he plays, but it is possible the Lions opt for a cautious approach in the final game of a lost season. With Sunday's kickoff scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, the team will release its inactive list at approximately 11:30 AM ET.
Golladay (chest) was present for Friday's practice with a helmet, but he didn't go through individual drills, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Golladay presumably will be listed as a limited participant for a second straight day, after starting the week with an absence Wednesday. His status now appears murky for Sunday's game in Green Bay, with another update coming once the Lions release their final injury report Friday afternoon.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|4||09/29||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|6||10/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
|8||10/27||New York Giants||10||20.75|
|15||12/15||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|17||12/29||Green Bay Packers||26||24.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||84||49||770||4||37||15.71||101|