Kadarius Toney Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'0" / 193 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 27, 1999 (22)
- 2021 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 20 (NYG)
Kadarius Toney News
New York Giants rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. This comes a day after the Giants rookies reported to training camp. The 20th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft is following NFL protocols and is currently away from the team. It's unclear if Toney tested positive or came into close contact with someone who was infected. The 22-year-old dealt with a minor injury and reportedly was going to be eased Into the offense. He has yet to see the field with QB Daniel Jones, and with the recent news, it further delays the chance to build a rapport with the Giants starting quarterback. Toney has WR5 upside, but he might not see enough snaps to have much appeal in redraft leagues.
The Athletic's Dan Duggan expects the New York Giants to bring rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney along slowly after he missed a lot of offseason work with cleat problems, minor injuries, an unsigned contract and a family emergency. There are a lot of character concerns with Toney, but he has a high ceiling if he reaches his true potential. He has plenty of playmaking ability, but he also needs refinement as a route-runner heading into his rookie season. Toney should be the starting punt returner from Week 1, but his offensive snaps will likely start with specialized packages with the hope that he'll eventually grow into a larger role as the season progresses. The 22-year-old from Florida could make some splash plays at times, but he doesn't figure to see the field enough in a crowded group of Giants pass-catchers to have much appeal in redraft leagues in 2021.
The New York Giants selected Florida wide receiver Kadarius Toney with the No. 20 overall pick in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft on Thursday night. Toney scored 11 touchdowns for the Gators in his final collegiate season. He's a flat-out playmaker that should help quarterback Daniel Jones tremendously as a home run hitter down the field. Couple that with free-agent acquisition Kenny Golladay, and the Giants have some real weapons through the air now. Toney could be viewed as a poor man's Tyreek Hill, but he'll need to protect himself at the next level because of his lack of size. He's very tough and has excellent breakaway speed to threaten defenses. Toney could excel out of the slot and can create after the catch.
The New York Giants traded back in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft and used that pick to select wide receiver Kadarius Toney out of the University of Florida. Toney had a career season in 2020, posting 984 yards and 10 touchdowns on 70...