Scoutlook: Tennessee Titans' Receivers (PREMIUM PREVIEW)
The Titans have an abundance of upside with their wide receivers and tight ends. With that said, it's hard to feel comfortable sticking any of them in your starting lineup every week. This is due to inexperience, unproven talent and a shaky quarterback. In this article, we will be reviewing the most notable pass-catchers on Tennessee's roster: 2013 breakout WR Kendall Wright, physical phenom Justin Hunter, veteran wideout Nate Washington and budding star TE Delanie Walker. We will be weighing the pros and cons of each player and identifying which Titans to target in your draft.
Wright took a huge step forward last season in terms of fantasy production. He tallied 94 receptions, 1,079 yards, and two touchdowns. The former first-round pick has found a nice role in Tennessee as a very effective underneath receiver. He was second in the league with 718 short-pass yards. His 94 catches were seventh-most in the NFL. The Baylor standout has become a reliable play in point-per-reception leagues, so why does his ADP (63.41) have him ranked outside of WR2 range? For one, he doesn't catch TDs. Last season, Wright became the first WR since 2004 to catch at least 90 passes and score no more than twice. The lack of TDs greatly devalues Wright's draft stock. Even with 94 receptions and more than 1,000 yards, he was only a low-end WR3 in standard leagues.
Another big issue for Wright is his chemistry (or lack thereof) with starting QB Jake Locker. Of Wright's 190 career fantasy points, only 76 of them have come with Locker throwing the ball. He might also lose some production to explosive young receiver Hunter. Despite these red flags, Wright still is a solid fantasy option. He should be considered a WR3 in standard leagues and a low-end WR2 with upside in PPR leagues. If he can get his TD total past six, he will be a steal at WR28.
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