Kendall Wright, WR, Titans
|WR - #24||73.53||TEN||Active||3 years||24||5'10||196|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-11-2014 by Jeb Gorham
Kendall Wright is a solid WR2 and a better WR3 pick. His 158 grabs over his first two seasons look good on paper, but (as a slot receiver) might not be what you are looking for. His low yards per reception and low TD totals make him a slightly less coveted fantasy play. Ken Whisenhunt likes Wright and will work to get him involved, so the former Baylor Bears WR might be worth a better look this season. The big downside is Wright may only produce starter-quality stats in PPR leagues and will be reliant upon an injury-prone QB and an undependable offense.
Editor's note: Wright's high-volume reception total will be difficult to replicate, especially if he cannot form the same type of chemistry with Locker. He is the safest fantasy WR on the team though.
The Tennessee Titans are moving to their third quarterback of the season in Week 8. Rookie Zach Mettenberger will be under center for Tennessee when the Titans face off with the Houston Texans Sunday. Head coach Ken Whisenhut made the announcement Thursday. "We're going with Zach," Whisenhunt emphasized, "and we're going to stay with Zach."
This likely spells the end for QB Jake Locker in Tennessee. The Titans have not picked up the option to re-sign him for 2015. He is set to become a free agent in March. Locker, the Titans first round pick (eighth overall) in the 2011 draft, has been a huge disappointment, as he's been unable to stay healthy enough to remain the team's starter. In his four games this season, Locker has completed 58% of his passes for 764 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions.
Mettenberger, the Titan 2014 sixth round draft pick out of LSU, will be making his first career start. He threw for 3,082 yards, 22 touchdowns and eight interceptions his senior year for the Tigers.Fantasy Analysis:
When you get to your third-string QB by week 8, and that guy is a rookie you drafted in the sixth round, that isn't good. Such is the life of the Titans this week. Mettenberger is unproven and has never seen a defense like the ones he'll see from now until the end of the season. Obviously, he's not a QB you're going to start. The players that take the biggest his are WRs Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. They have a good matchup in Week 8 against a Texans secondary that allows the third-most fantasy points per game to receivers. WIth Mettenberger at QB, knock them down a notch. Wright probably drops to a low-end WR2 option this week. Hunter is a flyer at flex, at best.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors10/23 - Rookie QB Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans; Jake Locker's future with team in doubt
10/17 - Titans media expect QB Charlie Whitehurst to start again Sunday
10/4 - Titans WR Justin Hunter improving, could move into No. 2 role
9/28 - Report: Titans will start QB Charlie Whitehurst; TE Delanie Walker expected to play
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|5.04||FFMagicMan - Love Wright's potential in 2014 - if Locker can play a full season, with Whisenhunt's creative play-calling...PPR monster and a fantastic WR2 for your squad.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|5.09||#5 World Ranked - After starting with 2 RB's and a QB thru 4 rounds, I needed to start building my WR depth. Wright is a rising PPR star who once again should get 90+ catches. It's hard to believe he won't improve on his horrible TD total from last year.|
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