2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Justin Hunter
The Tennessee Titans traded up in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft to select Justin Hunter from the Tennessee Volunteers. The wide receiver would have been one of the top picks in the draft if he had not been injured in his freshman season. Hunter could be the surprise 2013 Fantasy Football success that helps you win big.
Hunter is a fast receiver that is excellent in open space. He can catch short passes and turn them up-field for huge gains that look good on the stat sheet. Not only can he create off short passes, but Hunter is excellent in the air. He has excellent reach and almost a sixth sense that allows him to burst past a cornerback and catch over his shoulder.
Although fellow receivers Kenny Britt, Nate Washington and Kendall Wright will be the go-to receivers for most of the game, Hunter is the perfect receiver for passes to the corner of the end zone. Don’t be surprised if at the end of the season he leads the receiving corps in touchdowns.
Jake Locker will be protected by a much better offensive line, which will give him time to throw. Since Locker is extremely athletic and can also run the ball — not to mention he’ll have Chris Johnson in the backfield — there will be many opportunities to get the ball deep downfield to Hunter after a fake.
Hunter shouldn’t be an early pick in your Fantasy Draft, but is definitely worth a gamble. I fully expect Hunter to be in the running for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and, through his success, will rack up many unexpected points for any Fantasy Football team.