Charlie Whitehurst will get the start in what is shaping up to be one of the worst Thursday Night Football games of all time. Kendall Wright is active after missing a couple of games with a hand injury, and apparently won’t be wearing a splint or a cast on his hand. He’s not a great start, but he’s been pretty solid when active and with Justin Hunter out, he should get plenty of targets. We prefer Nate Washington, who had a strong Week 15. The matchup against Jacksonville (#4 in WR aFPA) is not favorable.
Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm
Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 14. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean said he thinks Wright is a “no-go” for Sunday due to a splint on his right wrist. Wright said he “hopes” to go in Week 15, but will see how he feels on Sunday. If he’s out, downgrade Zach Mettenberger and upgrade Delanie Walker, Nate Washington and Derek Hagan. Dexter McCluster might be a sneaky PPR play as well, since he can do some of the same things as Wright.
The Tennessee Titans already have lost one starting wide receiver this week because of a lacerated spleen. Now another starter has a sore right hand that kept him out of practice Thursday.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Kendall Wright hurt his hand on a route Wednesday, so they gave him the day off to rest his hand. Wright wore a splint on his hand during the open portion of practice, and Whisenhunt says they should know more about the receiver's hand Friday with an X-ray planned.
Hunter wrote on Twitter he couldn't wait to get back to his own bed Tuesday a few hours before the Titans announced the roster move.
He was hurt Sunday when hit by Texans safety Danieal Manning in the first quarter on a pass that was intercepted. Hunter returned only to be taken to the hospital after complaining of stomach pains during the 45-21 loss.
Nate Washington should see more of a role now as the WR2. Derek Hagan and Kris Durham will move up the depth chart. QB Zach Mettenberger's status is uncertain heading into Week 14 and the entire Titan offense is probably one to stay away from for the most part, especially heading into the fantasy playoffs.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm
Titans WR Justin Hunter (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hunter wasn’t limited against the Steelers, so for now we’ll assume he’ll be out there against the Eagles. If he’s out, Nate Washington will be a Sneaky Start in a great matchup.
Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:15pm
Titans WR Nate Washington (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 10. Washington is expected to play against the Ravens, though the questionable tag raises some doubt. His absence would make Justin Hunter an even better start against the Ravens.
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:32pm
Washington suffered an AC joint sprain while making a diving catch in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
"Of course it is still a little sore, but continuing to work with the trainers and coaches, I'll be OK,'' Washington said.
Washington landed on his shoulder while making a 43-yard catch in the second half. It was a highlight-reel catch, but Washington said he wouldn't rate it as one of the top five of his career.
The story said that he's feeling better, but he'll need to work to get himself ready for the second half of the season. If Washington misses time, or is limited, it would likely lead to more snaps for Justin Hunter.
It sounds like the Titans are making changes to get their best players more involved, starting with RB Bishop Sankey getting more work, and now Hunter could start "soon" over Nate Washington. Hunter showed flashes last year and we thought he'd cut into Washington's snaps this year, something he didn't always do last season. But his speed and big play ability it too much for the struggling Titans O to keep on the bench. He could start as soon as this week. It's still probably best to "wait and see" for a week, but he now may be a guy to hold on to or pick up off the waiver wire if you're looking for help.
Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:30pm
Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said he'd like to see more from second-year pro WR Justin Hunter, per The Tennessean. The coaching staff has challenged Hunter several times this year -- most notably placing "JAG" (Just Another Guy) on his jersey.
"Justin is a talented, young receiver, and I think that is part of it, being young,'' Whisenhunt said. "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."
The Tennessee passing game has struggled and Hunter was supposed to be a guy who took snaps away from Nate Washington while being a deep ball threat.
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 6:51pm
Durham caught 38 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns with the Detroit Lions last season.
Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:41pm
One of the more notable wide receivers released on Saturday has quickly found a new home.
A 2012 third-round pick out of N.C. State, the 25-year-old Graham was a 17-game starter for Buffalo in his two seasons with the club, hauling in 23 passes for 361 yards and two touchdowns in 2013. He will provide depth behind Nate Washington and Kendall Wright and could contribute immediately in three- and four-WR sets.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:32am
His tank looked plenty full during his acrobatic sideline catch when he out-muscled an Atlanta corner to complete the grab.
Players like Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter have received most of the offseason headlines among Titans receivers – and deservedly so. Wright is an emerging star who led the Titans in receptions in 2013 with 94. Hunter has been widely regarded as a breakout candidate in 2014.
But don’t sleep on Nate Washington. He might not be a guy who wants the limelight, but he still has plenty to offer entering his 10th NFL season.
Wright seems pretty safe as the team's WR1, but Justin Hunter could compete a little with Washington for playing time and snaps. Last year Hunter played just 36% of the snaps while Washington saw 82%. But with OC Ken Whisenhunt now running things, there's a chance both Hunter and Washington are involved. We consider Washington the teams WR3 in terms of fantasy and rank him lower than both Wright and Hunter.
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