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|The Titans used a 1st round pick to acquire Wright and the plan is for the Baylor product to step into the slot role on opening day. Highly productive in college with over 4,000 receiving yards in his career and 14 touchdowns in 2011, Wright is known for his shiftiness and ability to make tacklers miss in the open field. A less than stellar 40-yard dash time at the combine caused his draft stock to fall but he improved on his time at his pro day. In Tennessee, Wright figures to be 4th in the receiving pecking order behind Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Jared Cook and that doesnít bode well for his fantasy prospects in 2012. He is worth nothing more than a late round flier in redraft leagues but is a solid prospect in dynasty leagues, especially those that employ the PPR scoring system.
|Sharpe, Matthews lead Titans WR battle -- Thu Jul 14 10:00 pm --|
Green-Beckham considered "wild-card" of the group
|Rookie Tajae Sharpe has been the talk of camp. The other starting receiver thus far has been free agent import Rishard Matthews, who is cut from the same cloth as Sharpe, in that route-running and good hands are his trademarks as well. The Titans have told Kendall Wright that he must be more precise in his routes, and his role now looks to be as a slot receiver. The wild-card in the receiver corps is second-year pro Dorial Green-Beckham. HC Mike Mularkey has emphasized that DGB must become more of a student of the game and get himself in top shape. (Titans Insider)|
FF Today's Take: DGB owners shouldn't give up hope quite yet as the coaches would lose credibility if they name him the starter before he "proves it" in camp, but this is another reminder he is still very much an unfinished product and a risky fantasy bet. Matthews has as good of a chance as anybody to lead this group in receptions, although TE Delanie Walker should be considered the top passing-game target. Consider Matthews a WR4 and just about any other Titans' wideout a WR5 or beyond.
|Justin Hunter could be odd man out -- Mon May 9 8:45 am --|
Projecting the Titans WR group
|So if Tajae Sharpe - who caught 111 passes last season for Massachusetts - looks good, it could mean trouble for Justin Hunter. The former second-round pick missed almost half of last year and hasnít caught as many as 30 passes in three years.
FF Today's Take: The Titans drafted the rookie Sharpe in the 5th round and assuming Rishard Matthews, Kendall Wright, Dorial Green-Beckham and Harry Douglas have roster spots locked up, Hunter could be on the outside looking in. While showing unique athleticism, Hunter has yet to crack 500 receiving yards in any of his three seasons.