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Kendall Wright active for Thursday Night Football

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:11pm

Titans Inactives
Zaviar Gooden ILB
Terren Jones T
Taylor Lewan T
Mike Martin DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Dontay Moch LB

Fantasy Impact:

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.

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Kendall Wright OUT for Titans

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:08pm

Titans Inactives
Taylor Lewan T
Mike Martin DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Daimion Stafford S
Byron Stingily T
Kamerion Wimbley OLB
Kendall Wright WR

Fantasy Impact:

With Kendall Wright out again, Derek Hagan and Nate Washington should continue to see more looks.

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.

Titans WR Kendall Wright missed practice with an injured hand

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:36pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

Friday's practice will be key, but for now consider Wright questionable to play in a good matchup against a banged up Giants secondary. Nate Washington is a Sneaky Start regardless of Wright's status.

Titans place Justin Hunter on IR

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 8:35pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Justin Hunter on injured reserve while he's still in a Houston hospital recovering from a lacerated spleen.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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

Titans WR Nate Washington (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Washington is expected to play against the Ravens.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:08pm

Titans WR Nate Washington (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Washington is expected to play against the Ravens.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:32pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

The last thing Titans receiver Nate Washington wanted to do was spend his bye week in the training room, but that's what he's faced with over the next week.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Titans may start Justin Hunter at WR

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 10:21am

Adam Caplan on Twitter - [Full Article]

While Titans WR Justin Hunter has been inconsistent, don't be surprised to see him start over Nate Washington soon at the "X" position.

Fantasy Impact:

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

NFL.com - [Full Article]

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 Titans will need to create big plays against one of the NFL's stingiest secondaries if they have designs on keeping up with the Bengals on the road.

Fantasy Impact:

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

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have claimed wide receivers Kris Durham off waivers.

Durham caught 38 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns with the Detroit Lions last season.

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans also claimed T.J. Graham earlier today and it's another interesting claim for a team pretty deep at WR. Durham will at best be the team's WR4 behind Kendall Wright, Nate Washington and Justin Hunter.

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 2:41pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

One of the more notable wide receivers released on Saturday has quickly found a new home.

The Titans have been awarded ex-Bills wideout T.J. Graham on waivers, Adam Caplan of ESPN reported Sunday.

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.

The move leaves the Titans with six receivers, with Justin Hunter, Derek Hagan and Michael Preston the other options at the position.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 9:32am

TitansOnline.com - [Full Article]

Titans WR Nate Washington didn’t look like a 30-year old when he outran the Falcons’ secondary Saturday night, scoring on a 63-yard bomb from Jake Locker.

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.