Markus Golden
Markus Golden
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Markus Golden in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a contract with the Giants in March of 2019.
Ready for OTAs
LBNew York Giants
May 23, 2019
Golden (ankle) is participating in the start of OTAs, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
ANALYSIS
Golden rotated between the first- and second-team defense during the first couple days of OTAs. If he can stay healthy throughout the offseason, he'll be the favorite to start at outside linebacker alongside Lorenzo Carter. After two injury-filled seasons in 2017 and 2018, Golden is looking to get back to his 2016 level of production with the Cardinals, when he racked up 51 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 16 games.
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Measurables Review
How do Markus Golden's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
260 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.90 sec
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
Golden burst onto the scene in 2016 with a team-leading 12.5 sacks, which is quite the feat on a defense that rosters premier pass rusher Chandler Jones. The follow-up was less than ideal, though. Golden didn't make a mark in the sack department through the first three games of last season before tearing his ACL in Week 4. In the aftermath of a lost campaign, he enters the final year of his rookie contract but is still contained to a running program as of mandatory minicamp in mid-June.
Golden tapped into the potential that spurred the Cardinals to nab him in the second round of the 2015 draft, jumping from four sacks as a rookie to 12.5 sacks last season. The offseason addition of Chandler Jones aided Golden's cause, but he complemented a third-place finish in the sack department with four forced fumbles, which was good for a tie for seventh in the NFL. While the loss of Calais Campbell as a free agent removes a key piece of the pass rush, Golden will again have the newly-minted Jones operating on the other side as the unit attempts a repeat performance in the fall.
The Cardinals struck for Golden in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft with notable 3-4 outside linebackers Randy Gregory and Owamagbe Odighizuwa still on the board, surprising talking heads and viewers alike. Golden has responded by climbing the depth chart throughout the offseason and even logging first-team reps at weak-side linebacker early in training camp. If the trend continues, he could usurp the role intended for Lorenzo Alexander, which isn't a hit to the veteran due to his ability to play all four LB spots as well as his special teams prowess. In his final season at the pass-rush factory that is Missouri, Golden notched 78 tackles (43 solo) and 10 sacks in 13 games.
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Signs with Giants
LBNew York Giants
Ankle
March 14, 2019
Golden (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Wants to remain with Cardinals
LBArizona Cardinals
Ankle
January 5, 2019
Golden (ankle) would prefer to stick with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I'd love to stay here and be an Arizona Cardinal for the rest of my career, because this is the team that believed in me and gave me a chance to play in the NFL," Golden said Monday.
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Will miss season finale
LBArizona Cardinals
Ankle
December 30, 2018
Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Questionable for Week 17
LBArizona Cardinals
Ankle
December 28, 2018
Golden (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of TheNewsTribune.com reports.
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Inactive for Sunday
LBArizona Cardinals
Ankle
December 23, 2018
Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
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