Kenny Golladay's Injury Update Hurts Week 2 Fantasy Outlook

Larry Rupp
Kenny Golladay's latest injury update dampens his Week 2 fantasy outlook.
Kenny Golladay's latest injury update dampens his Week 2 fantasy outlook. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images

After missing the first game of the season, it looks like Kenny Golladay's status for Week 2 is still up in the air. The Detroit Lions' wide receiver continues to deal with a hamstring injury that has caused him to miss practice this entire week.

Not having Golladay available would be a huge blow to a Lions team facing a critical divisional showdown against the Green Bay Packers this week as they try to avoid falling to 0-2 on the season.

The Lions lost to the Packers twice last season by an average of just two points and Golladay's play was a big reason why. He combined for 193 receiving yards on 8 catches in those two games. Overall, Golladay had 1,190 yards last year and scored 11 touchdowns as the team's clear-cut No. 1 receiver.

Golladay missed five games during his rookie season with a strained hamstring. Even if he suits up on Sunday, it doesn't seem like Golladay will be 100 percent healthy, making him a risky play in all fantasy football formats.

His absence would again create a small uptick in targets for receivers Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola, but it would also draw the second straight start for rookie Quintez Cephus. Cephus had a team-high 10 targets against the Bears last week, but only caught 3 passes for 43 yards.

Golladay checks in as the No. 10 wide receiver in our Week 2 fantasy football rankings, but it is important to keep an eye on his injury status all the way up until game time on Sunday.

Make sure to have backup options ready in case Golladay is declared out sometime in the next few days.

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