Another of the hottest commodities during the draft is the premiere wideout. What receiver, in PPR or otherwise, can take your team from a bubble team to a no doubt championship contender? What sleepers can elevate your entire roster no matter the bye week?
The sleeper. The most effective but most risky moves a team can make. The ones that can take you from that bubble to either the bottom or the top. A great wide receiver pick up at the right moment can single-handedly take out an opponent’s season and save yours.
So who in Week 1 should find a spot in your roster? This is the week where risking it is somewhat unorthodox, taking chances when they’re not necessary could pay off or make you the joke of the group chat for the week.
Did you take a quarterback in the first round even though your buddy told you you shouldn’t and missed out on the top receivers? Here are ten guys to look out for this week.
No. 10 Kenny Golladay vs New York (Jets)
Golladay came in like a wrecking ball. The Lions are in a weird place. Stafford is their man, Tate is their No. 1, they have depth at running back. In what may be, with the Bears adding Mack, the toughest division in football the Lions have to find their footing early.
What helps is a matchup with rookie Sam Darnold and the Jets on Monday Night Football. Nothing quite like the first MNF game of the year, all eyes on you. Tate has found that footing, these backs are looking to make their mark but it may be the vertical threat that does the most damage in the end.
Golladay got off to a fast start in 2017 in his rookie campaign. He slowed down but in 11 games last season, the Northern Illinois product finished just shy of 500 yards with three touchdowns on the year.
In a year with such little disparity from the top to the bottom in most divisions, balance brings you closest to Lombardi. The Lions seem most balanced, when looking at the Lions of old. Can Golladay find his form early again? He’s a flex play in week one if you’re hurting for big play ability.