WR Kendall Wright of the Tennessee Titans has shown some upside during his first two years in the NFL. When fantasy football general managers take a look at his numbers, there doesn’t appear to be a whole bunch to be excited about on the surface. Even though Wright is considered to be a player with upside to his value, he cannot be considered a high-upside player. Some of the deficiencies that have affected Wright’s statistics have resulted from inconsistency at the Titans’ quarterback position.
With all of the uncertainty that has plagued Tennessee from Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick last year, it is pretty amazing to see that Wright was able to haul in 94 passes for 1,079 yards last season. Fantasy football GMs should take Wright’s surprisingly impressive numbers from the 2013 season as a harbinger for the upcoming season. It is true that team has decided to change their offensive philosophies this offseason by hiring former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt to implement a run-first style of play.
It may seem like Wright may start trending downward since he is now part of an offense that is focusing on committing to the running game, but fantasy GMs should view things a little differently. The receiver now has a golden chance to be a focal point and go-to receiver for Locker and increase on his numbers from last year. The only knock on Wright’s game at this point is the fact that he only has six touchdown catches in his two-year career. Once again, part of the reason behind this comes from the Titans’ offense struggling as a whole the past few years.
If the young receiver can get some better play from his quarterback and become a more consistent red-zone target, then he has a chance to find himself in mid-range WR2 territory in the 2014 season. If he is unable to build on his surprising 2013 season, then he shall remain a low-end WR3 with not too much upside.