The season is upon us with the conclusion of the preseason. We are so close to opening day for the NFL season and a lot of fantasy football drafts are wrapping up. No fantasy football draft is going to be perfect, no manager wants to make a mistake that costs them a title. One of those decisions this year could be drafting Kenny Golladay.
A lot of fantasy football mangers are making a huge mistake on draft day walking away from the draft board with Kenny Golladay as their WR2. There are several other wide receivers that have more upside. I’ll either sway you to stay away from Golladay or make you feel terrible after already drafting him. So, lets lock into the pain fest.
Kenny Golladay is an Easy Fade
The Detroit Lions were highly unlikely to pay big money in order to retain Golladay. This was especially the case after trading Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff. The writing was on the wall for a rebuild. It was the best move for both sides with Golladay dealing with injuries and the Lions heading into a rebuild.
Looking for an offensive spark, the Giants went out and grabbed the big-bodied wide receiver, but it’s currently looking like the wrong move. Golladay was a high price free agent who hasn’t been available for the Giants this summer. Golladay has been sidelined with a hamstring injury which has been an ongoing issue for the wide receiver. Therefore, he hasn’t been able to build chemistry with Daniel Jones or the rest of the offense.
Currently Golladay is the WR25 off the board and a lot of fantasy football mangers should be running for the hills when they see him available. As it stands, Golladay is an easy fade when it comes to his WR2 price.
The top 25 upside isn’t worth the headache you will be dealing with on Sundays with him in your starting line-ups. The lack of knowledge, chemistry and overall reps of the playbook will lead Golladay into a slow start of the season. Not to mention the soft tissue injuries will linger throughout the season. It’s very possible that the Giants top receiver misses time at some point this season.
Fantasy football is all about mitigating risks. Right now, the risk factor is too high to believe we will get an even return on the price. The reward isn’t worth it when we know he’s going to have a slow start and miss some time. The writing is on the wall this season for Golladay, making him a draft day fade.