Titus Young Fantasy News

Saturday, August 2, 2014, 4:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Versatility from Vikings wide outs is what receivers coach George Stewart views as a strength for his group that hopes to be featured more with steady quarterback play.

"In Norv's offense, everything's up for everyone," Stewart said. "We have guys that can handle different things. Hopefully we have a chance to be very, very, very multiple at the outside receiver spot."

Jarius Wright became the first receiver since Titus Young on Oct. 28, 2012 to record multiple touchdown catches against the Seahawks when he caught a 21-yarder from the slot position later in the game.

However, Wright only lined up in the slot about a quarter of his snaps last season as the team prominently featured Jennings in that role. With Cordarrelle Patterson's continued development and a proven downfield threat in Jerome Simpson, Wright's versatility despite his lack of height will help his cause to be more featured in his third NFL season.

Fantasy Impact:

Wright looks like he's going to get time in the slot this season as the team's WR3, but he's going to have to prove himself before being fantasy worthy. The Vikes are also going to rely heavily on TE Kyle Rudolph in the passing game, according to reports, so Wright will have to fight for targets.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:52am

The Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

The Lions' interest in Reggie Bush is real.

Who knows what happens with Bush at the end of the day, but plenty of NFL people at the combine believe the Lions will make Bush a primary target in free agency.

It might take $5 million or so a year to land the speedy running back, and Bush's desired destination isn't known. But the Lions' M.O. in recent years has been to try to surround Matthew Stafford with as much talent as possible (drafting Jahvid Best, Titus Young, Mikel Leshoure, Riley Reiff and Ryan Broyles, etc.), and that's not about to change.

Rams waive Titus Young after nine days

Friday, February 15, 2013, 9:39pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

Just nine days after being claimed on waivers from the Lions, the Rams released WR Titus Young.

"We will be waiving Titus today — this afternoon — so he will no longer be on the roster," coach Jeff Fisher said at a regularly-scheduled news conference. "His agent has been contacted that we’re gonna release him today."

Young had been at Rams Park much of this week — meeting team coaches and officials, taking a physical, etc. Apparently, that was enough for the Rams to decide it wasn’t going to work.

Fisher called it an "extended" interview. And by claiming Young instead of possibly competing with other teams for Young had he cleared waivers, Fisher said it allowed the Rams to have Young's undivided attention.

"We just felt like he was not the best option for us at that position," Fisher said. "We went into detail. We felt like we’ve got a good young group, and we feel like perhaps Titus is better suited for another organization."

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 12:09pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

The Rams were the only team to put in a claim for WR Titus Young.

Young, 23, is small in stature at 5-11, 174. Although Young played inside and outside for the Lions, those are normally the dimensions for a slot receiver.

In St. Louis, the slot receiver — when healthy — for the past several years has been Danny Amendola. So it’s fair to question how this move might affect Amendola, who’s scheduled for unrestricted free agency and is engaged in contract discussions with the Rams.

“I don’t think it affects Danny one bit,” Amendola’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, said Tuesday. “Titus Young isn’t anywhere in the same ZIP code as Danny as far as a player goes. I’m sure Young may disagree with that because he thinks he’s better than Calvin Johnson.”

Rams claim Titus Young off waivers

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 5:55pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Rams claimed WR Titus Young off waivers from the Lions.

St. Louis is bringing along young receivers in 2012 draft choices Chris Givens and Brian Quick. Adding a volatile young talent to the mix would seem to carry some risks. But the Rams can always release Young if the situation appears headed in the wrong direction. They're in the business of adding talent at receiver by any means necessary. They have a strong head coach, Jeff Fisher, who hasn't been afraid to draw a hard line with players, including when he benched Jenkins and Givens for a big game at San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact:

Some teams can't be picky about adding talent at WR, and the Rams are one of those teams.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 12:46pm

The Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

With WR Titus Young gone, the Lions could give Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles more work at receiver next year, or add to the position in the draft. Burleson is rehabbing from a broken leg, but expects to be ready for the start of the off-season program. Broyles is coming off a torn ACL but probably won't be ready until training camp.

Lions release Titus Young

Monday, February 4, 2013, 4:50pm

Detroit Lions - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have released WR Titus Young.

In two seasons with the Lions, Young played in 26 games (17 starts) and registered 81 receptions for 990 yards while recording 10 receiving touchdowns. Young was drafted by the Lions in the second round (44th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Boise State.

Fantasy Impact:

Young clearly burned all bridges with the Lions and they have had enough. He has an intriguing skill set but is clearly a head case. Still, some WR-needy team will give him a shot.

Titus Young at it again on Twitter

Friday, January 25, 2013, 10:41am

Titus Young, Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Titus Young took to Twitter again to voice his displeasure with the Lions:

"Oh I'm not done, if y'all going to cut me let me go. I'm tired of the threats"

"Never needed the money Give me a dollar and a ball bet I come back #HallofFame"

Fantasy Impact:

We're betting against the Hall of Fame at this point.

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:58am

The Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Despite his behavior issues, the Lions have left the door open for WR Titus Young to return to the team next season.

"Every player's unique, and every player has different circumstances," HC Jim Schwartz said. "I think you could go across the league and find a bunch of guys (that have put troubles behind them). But like I said toward the end of the season, that's in the player's court to be able to get that done, and we're going to need to see more signs of that getting done."

Titus Young wants the ball or he's going home

Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 5:39pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions hoped Titus Young would step up in his sophomore season to become a dangerous complement to wide receiver Calvin Johnson.

Instead, Young's considerable immaturity floated to the surface again. The final straw came in Week 11, when Young -- the team's second-round pick in the 2011 draft -- lined up in the wrong spot on the field multiple times against the Green Bay Packers. Reportedly, it was done in an act of defiance, leading to the team's decision to deactivate him a week later for conduct detrimental to the team.

In a mysterious bit of timing, Young took to Twitter on Tuesday to both defend his actions in that loss to the Packers and express his wish to stay off the field if he's not an active part of Detroit's game plan going forward.

"Like I said I never been selfish but if I'm not going to get the football i don't want to play anymore"

Young's tweets do nothing to enhance his already damaged reputation. He's writing a one-way ticket out of Detroit, while presenting himself as a risky option for the NFL's 31 other teams. Young has talent, but his attitude and behavior make him easy to pass on.

Fantasy Impact:

Young has the talent to be a solid real-world WR2, but his personality and poor decision-making are serious red flags.

Thursday, January 3, 2013, 12:52pm

Anwar Richardson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions GM Martin Mayhew said WR Titus Young hasn't had surgery to repair knee he was placed on IR for. Waiting on doctor's decision.

Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:08pm

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

It didn’t take long for Kris Durham to establish himself as the Detroit Lions’ No. 2 receiver.

Signed off the practice squad Tuesday, Durham started in his first career game with the Lions, caught four passes for 54 yards -- more than he had in three games as a rookie with the Seahawks last year -- and played 78 of 84 offensive snaps in Sunday night's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Durham, who played three years with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford at Georgia, was on the field more than every Lion but Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the starting offensive line.

Fantasy Impact:

That also includes WR Mike Thomas, who many thought would easily earn the starting WR job with no more Nate Burleson, Ryan Broyles or Titus Young. Durham made some mistakes, but there's some value there for a guy who played that many snaps in an offense that likes to throw the ball. This time of year, fantasy playoffs, would be a tough part of the season to trust him in your lineup, though.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 1:57pm

Anwar Richardson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said WR Titus Young will have knee surgery "unless he doesn't show up for it."

Fantasy Impact:

Mike Thomas figures to fill the role of WR2 with both Young and Ryan Broyles out.

Titus Young placed on IR, done for year

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6:28pm

WXYZ - [Full Article]

The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Titus Young on injured reserve.

The move effectively ends Young's season.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday a move with Young was forthcoming, and he would make the news public. Just over 24 hours later, Young has been shelved for the season with the team citing a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Looks like Young's career as a Lion is over. As for this season, Mike Thomas was named the starter opposite Calvin Johnson, and has a pretty clear path the rest of the season as the Lions WR2. He should have some value in an offense that certainly uses the pass more than the run.

Ryan Broyles out for the season

Monday, December 3, 2012, 3:34pm

Dave Birkett on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz: WR Ryan Boyles tore right ACL, out for the year.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not the same ACL he torn in college. It's also not expected that Titus Young gets his job back, so it looks Mike Thomas will get a chance to be the starter according to the team. Thomas played starter snaps last week but only managed one catch for negative yardage. Tony Scheffler & Brandon Pettigrew should see more targets.

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