Kendall Wright was one of the most heavily targeted wide outs Sunday which led to yet another solid game from the rookie.
Analysis: Kendall Wright was targeted 11 times for 9 receptions and 66 yards Sunday against the Vikings. Wright now has a total of 20 receptions over his past three games on 30 targets between multiple quarterbacks. He may not be ready to produce consistently in standard leagues but he just may have a place in PPR leagues considering his reception total and his two touchdowns in his last four games.
Kenny Britt is struggling with an ankle injury and he has yet to post a solid game this year. Add that to the fact that the Titan ground game is garbage and you have yourself a rookie wide out getting ready to post some productive numbers. Wright is available in over eighty-five percent of leagues but his stock will be rising in the coming weeks. He leads all rookies in receptions with 27 this year and is justifying his 20th overall draft selection. Keep in mind that he has a week six matchup with the Steelers on Thursday.
With the injury to Kenny Britt, veteran wide out Nate Washington becomes a must add in all fantasy formats.
Analysis: Whether Kenny Britt’s knee injury is season ending or not, Nate Washington’s fantasy value is on the rise. Washington had already caught thirteen balls for 166 yards in his first two games while playing with Britt. Now, with Britt out of the picture Sunday against Denver, Washington exploded for eight receptions for ninety-two yards and a score. Washington now has at least six receptions in each game this year and twenty-seven targets. The Titans are struggling mightily on the ground this year and that fact can only add to Washington’s value. He’s available in most fantasy leagues and expect him to go fast, especially if Kenny Britt is out for the year. Going forward Washington projects as an upper tier WR3/FLEX option. With a career 15.2 yards per reception average, Washington can be a big play wide out.
Even if Chris Johnson gets it going, the Titans lack the depth at wide out to really limit Washington’s value the rest of the year.
Major moves with the Vikings and Titans have made their impact felt on the fantasy world.
Analysis: With Donovan McNabb coming to Minnesota and wide out Sidney Rice leaving, Percy Harvin’s fantasy value has risen considerably. Harvin now becomes the Vikes’ go-to-guy and a borderline WR2/WR3 in standard and PPR leagues. Harvin’s ADP in mock drafts has been in the 65-70 range but now you should not hesitate to pick up the burner before Michael Crabtree at pick sixty. If Percy can stay healthy he may be looking at his first 1,000 yard season.
As Matt Hasselbeck signed with the Titans no man on the squad could more happy with the move than Kenny Britt. Obviously Britt may be disciplined for his arrest during the lockout but it is unlikely that he will and if he isn’t his fantasy value just got a huge boost. Britt caught nine touchdowns in just twelve games last year and while he isn’t a PPR league beast his standard league numbers will be more than solid. Expect double digit touchdowns and around 1,000 yards from Britt in 2011. He is certainly one of the biggest winners in these first few post lockout days.