Markus Golden
Markus Golden
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Golden broke out in 2016 by racking up 12.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and a colossal 22 QB hits,. In two years since, however, the 28-year-old has been debleted by injury in missing 17 games due to a torn ACL and an ankle issue. Over his final two seasons in Arizona, Golden accumulated only 2.5 sacks, six tackles for loss and 10 QB hits in 15 games. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.75 million contract with the Giants in March of 2019.
Wraps 2019 with 10 sacks
LBNew York Giants
January 6, 2020
Golden recorded 72 tackles (37 solo) and 10 sacks across 16 contests in 2019. He also forced one fumble, which he returned for a touchdown.
ANALYSIS
Golden bounced back convincingly in his debut season with the Giants after having been held to just 2.5 sacks with the Cardinals in 2018. He also played a full slate of 16 games for the first time since 2016. It remains to be seen if the Giants will bring back the unrestricted free agent for 2020.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New York GiantsGiants 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

939
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645
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512
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239
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2019 Markus Golden Split Stats
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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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Back-to-back sacks
LBNew York Giants
November 25, 2019
Golden notched four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
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Takes down Darnold
LBNew York Giants
November 12, 2019
Golden recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.
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Sack in loss
LBNew York Giants
October 28, 2019
Golden recorded seven tackles and a sack across 53 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.
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Returns fumble for TD
LBNew York Giants
October 11, 2019
Golden had three assisted tackles, a half-sack and returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the Patriots.
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Notches sack against Vikings
LBNew York Giants
October 7, 2019
Golden recorded five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.
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