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 a clear favorite to reprise the team lead 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). Head 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 routine.
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 kickoff scheduled for 1:00 pm. EST, the team will release its inactive list at approximately 11:30 a.m.
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.
One week removed from being limited all week by a chest injury, Golladay has progressed from no activity Wednesday to some Thursday. Clearly, he's trending in the right direction, but Friday's injury report will reveal whether he enters the weekend with a designation. Since Golden Tate was dealt to Philadelphia between Weeks 8 and 9, Golladay has put together an eight-game run composed of 40 catches (on 75 targets) for 586 yards and two touchdowns.
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