Many people have gotten away from selecting Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt in their fantasy football drafts because of his knee surgery. However, the Titans have stated that Britt’s knee will not be a factor during the season. If Tennessee can count on the 24-year-old during the 2013 NFL season, fantasy owners should do the same by making him an ideal selection in the middle-to-late rounds.
Britt will be quarterback Jake Locker’s No. 1 receiver this season, which is something that fantasy owners must take into consideration. Locker is on the verge of a breakout year as his performance this summer suggests. That means he will be looking to make big plays through the air by throwing to his main target more times than not.
Britt is another player on the Titans who is primed for a big season. If he can stay healthy, expect to see some big-time numbers out of the fifth-year wide receiver.
Fantasy owners will be reluctant to start Britt in Week 1 because the Titans will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Even though Pittsburgh held wide receivers to the seventh-fewest fantasy points last season, Britt dominated the Steelers by hauling in four receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. With Locker preparing at a higher level, it would not be unrealistic to believe Britt could put up similar numbers again.
Fantasy or not, the Titans believe they can count on their top receiver this season. Even though Britt only had 589 receiving yards and four touchdowns in 2012, he did catch a career-high 45 passes in just 14 games. The former first-round pick understands that he is the go-to guy and the offense will only go as far as he takes them. The experience, confidence and skill-set makes Britt a very danger receiver in 2013.