5. Kenny Golladay
The Giants’ front office might want to get wide receiver Kenny Golladay an appointment at the doctor’s office to solve two of his issues: first, a nagging hip injury, and second, his allergy to the red zone.
Golladay has busted through the first three weeks of the season, and that’s definitely not a good way to ingratiate yourself on a new team.
When New York signed Golladay from the Detroit Lions this offseason, they saw enormous upside in him: on the lowly Lions, Golladay recorded two back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, including a whopping 11 touchdowns in 2019.
In 2021, Golladay started all three games but caught only 11 passes for 116 yards, and he’s since been outshined by fellow receiver Sterling Shepard, who won’t suit up on Sunday due to injury.
Despite his disappointing performances, the fifth-year wideout should be on the Saints’ radar. The upside is still there, and Golladay could enjoy his first breakout game any time now.
We’ll admit the chances of him typically doing so against the Saints in the Superdome would be low but with Darius Slayton and Shepard out, Golladay should get a fair share of the targets.
But all Golladay needs is a bit more confidence, sure hands, and a good day from the next player on this list.