Kendall Wright, WR, Titans
|WR - #25||79.45||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.
Head coach Ken Whisenhunt told The Tennesseean on Friday that he needs to see more fight from his wide receivers, specifically singling out second-year wideout Justin Hunter.
"They are going into a physical game," Whisenhunt said. "This defensive secondary plays physical with the receivers, and they have to understand they have to be disciplined in their routes, they have to battle for the ball when it comes their way. We didn't play the way we wanted to last week, so this is a chance to get on the field again and do a little better. Justin is a talented, young receiver, and I think that is part of it, being young. He has made strides since he has been with us, and I think he'll continue to do that. I think that is part of the process of growing up in the NFL."
Hunter has just five catches for 89 yards through the first two games of the year.Fantasy Analysis:
Hunter was a hot name coming into the year as a potential breakout candidate. Unfortunately, quarterback Jake Locker hasn't played well, and Hunter hasn't stepped up just yet. However, the talent is there and the season is young. From years of playing sports, one thing that that I've learned is that if your coaches are riding you, it's because they believe in you. The fact that the Titans' coaches have had Hunter wearing a shirt that says "JAG" tells you that they don't truly believe Hunter to be Just Another Guy.
The Titans are currently a touchdown underdog to the Bengals this weekend, so the chances they're playing from behind are good. This should play into the favor of Hunter and running mates WR Kendall Wright and TE Delanie Walker. Hunter and Wright are both low-end WR3/flex options for this week. Walker is a TE2 against a stout Bengals defense.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/20 - Titans looking for more from talented WR Justin Hunter
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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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