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The Titans signed WR Tyler Boyd to a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Boyd is reuniting with new Titans HC Brian Callahan, who spent the past five seasons with Boyd in Cincinnati. Boyd went for a career-high 1,046 yards in Callahan's first season as Bengals OC back in 2019, but his yardage has declined each year since, bottoming out at 667 last year. Boyd's Pro Football Focus receiving grade has also been in decline. He ranked 63rd among 80 qualifiers last year.

The Titans surprisingly landed WR Calvin Ridley on Wednesday with a four-year, $92 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The pact includes $50 million guaranteed, adding Ridley to a WR corps that returns DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks. That's probably the strongest collection of WR talent the franchise has had since moving from Houston to Nashville. And the Ridley move just might be the strongest sign that HC Brian Callahan's Titans plan to throw the ball quite a bit more than the Mike Vrabel version. Even big-money RB Tony Pollard brings more receiving pedigree than rushing. How will all these WRs fit together by target share? Burks figures to sit a clear third, barring some gigantic steps for him this summer. Ridley hasn't been as much of a target earner as Hopkins throughout their respective careers. So we'll likely favor Hopkins between them. But expect both veteran wideouts to garner shares of 20+%. As for scheme fit, Burks enjoyed quite a bit of success from the slot at Arkansas before arriving as a first-round pick. This will be a very interesting offense heading into the 2024 season. And the biggest individual winner might be QB Will Levis. He's available late in best ball drafts (QB27 Underdog Fantasy ADP) but can at least offer high weekly ceilings. There might be top-16 season upside to Levis. Check our best ball rankings for everyone's updated numbers.

The Titans are set to hire Brian Callahan as their new HC, according to multiple sources. It'll be the 39-year-old's first HC gig. Callahan spent the past five seasons as Cincinnati's OC, leading the Bengals to top-13 finishes in total yards and points in 2021 and 2022. Cincinnati sunk to 22nd in yards and 16th in points this past year, due in large part to QB Joe Burrow missing 7.5 games. Callahan was a pass-leaning play caller, with four of his five Bengals offenses ranking top-12 in pass rate, including a trio of top-6 finishes. That means a big shift is coming in Tennessee, where the Titans never finished higher than 25th in pass attempts in six seasons under HC Mike Vrabel. Callahan's arrival is certainly good news for the fantasy upside on QB Will Levis, WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks, and TE Chig Okonkwo.

The Titans fired HC Mike Vrabel. Tennessee went 41-24 over Vrabel's first four seasons, making the playoffs in 2019, 2020, and 2021. But the Titans won just 13 games total over the last two seasons and ranked bottom-5 in total offense both years. This offense might look a lot different in 2024, with a new coaching staff and potentially no Derrick Henry.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught all 7 of his targets for 72 yards in Sunday's loss to the Texans. That beat his nearest teammate by 3 receptions and more than doubled any other Tennessee player in receiving yards. Hopkins caught Will Levis' only 2 completions among 6 pass attempts before the rookie left with an injury. Ryan Tannehill completed 16 of 20 throws in relief, targeting Hopkins with 25% of his attempts. Hopkins' 10.6 yards per catch for the game also marked his third straight outing with less than 11 yards per catch. If Levis can't go in Week 18, Tannehill should help Hopkins' catch-rate outlook but lessen his yardage upside. We'll also see whether the Titans indicate any different plan for player usage in the regular-season finale.

Titans QB Will Levis (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. We're not expecting him to play vs. the Seahawks this weekend, which would presumably put QB Ryan Tannehill back at the controls for Tennessee. We're treating that as a wash for WR DeAndre Hopkins and the Titans' other pass-catchers.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins caught just two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's OT loss to the Texans. That came despite a team-leading 9 targets that accounted for 34.6% of QB Will Levis' pass attempts and led his nearest teammate by five. It was Hopkins' third straight game with 9+ targets and fifth such game among eight since Levis took over. The WR sports just a 46.3% catch rate over that span, though. He gets a positive matchup with Seattle in Week 16 before a rematch with Houston ... which was also a positive matchup. Hopkins ran more of his routes from the slot Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus, drawing a 36% target route from there but logging just one catch. We'll see if that lack of success alters any Week 16 usage. Hopkins remains a startable fantasy asset but comes with a low floor.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. WR DeAndre Hopkins is the only piece of this Tennessee passing game that should be in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins roped in 4 of 5 targets for 59 receiving yards in Week 11 vs. the Jaguars. Nearly all of his fantasy contributions came on in the form of a 46-yard TD late in the third quarter of Sunday’s contest. Though the veteran has recorded at least 40 receiving yards in eight of 10 games played in 2023, he ranks as the WR28 in PPR points per game (13.2). The inconsistent nature of the Titans’ offense has led to Hopkins exceeding his scoring average only three times this season, with a combined 4 receiving scores in those games. He’s a flex-worthy player week-to-week reliant upon finding the end zone to really pop in fantasy lineups.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. Chris Moore stepped in as Tennessee’s No. 2 WR last week but caught just two balls for 21 yards. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only viable fantasy play in this WR corps.

Titans WR Treylon Burks remains in the concussion protocol and won't practice on Wednesday, HC Mike Vrabel said. That makes Burks unlikely to play vs. the Jaguars this weekend. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only fantasy-relevant Titans WR.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bucs. He might be looking at an extended absence after being stretchered off the field last week. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only viable fantasy play in this Tennessee WR corps.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins had a nice first half in Pittsburgh on Thursday night, catching four balls for 60 yards. But he went catch-less over the final 30 minutes as the Steelers defense put the clamps on QB Will Levis. The good news for Hopkins is that he drew a team-high 11 targets for a 28.2% share. He's now totaled 17 targets on a 25% share from Levis over the past two games. And the rookie again flashed impressive arm talent in this one. That should be enough to at least support Hopkins as a WR3 going forward -- and there will be ceiling games like we saw in Week 8 as long as Levis is under center. Hopkins gets slightly positive matchups vs. the Bucs and Jaguars the next two weeks. Tennessee has the 10th easiest WR schedule from Week 10 through 17.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is active for tonight's game vs. the Steelers. He was listed as questionable after missing practice on Wednesday, but we've heard nothing to suggest that the toe will be a significant issue tonight. We're expecting Hopkins to play his usual role. See where he sits in the Week 9 WR Rankings.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is expected to play vs. the Steelers tonight, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. We're guessing his absence on Wednesday was more of a rest day on the short week, but we'll look for further updates on Hopkins' status ahead of kickoff tonight.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Steelers. He was listed as a limited participant on Monday and Tuesday but did not practice on Wednesday. It's unclear if he hurt that toe this week or if he's just getting some rest on the short week. We'll look for further updates on Hopkins and will get Tennessee's inactives around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins hauled 4 of 6 targets for 128 receiving yards and 3 TDs in Week 8’s win vs. the Falcons. The veteran connected well with rookie QB Will Levis and recorded his second 120+-yard performance over the past three games. As long as Hopkins isn’t dealt ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, he’ll be a quality WR2 option against a porous Steelers defense in Week 9.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons. HC Mike Vrabel said early in the week that he’d use both QB Will Levis and QB Malik Willis in this one, but NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Wednesday that Levis will be the “primary QB.” Regardless, you should try to avoid the entire Titans passing game in fantasy lineups this week.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins snagged 8 receptions for 140 yards on 11 targets in Sunday's loss to the Colts. He drew a target on 31.4% of Tennessee pass attempts, claimed 34.8% of the team's receptions, and accounted for 53% of the receiving yards. The numbers marked high points for Hopkins in receptions and yards with the Titans, while QB Ryan Tannehill matched his season high in pass attempts from Week 1. Missing WR Treylon Burks (knee) certainly didn't hurt Hopkins' role, but he has easily led the team's receiving through five games.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (knee) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Colts. He's yet to practice since hurting his knee on September 27. WR DeAndre Hopkins is a good bet to dominate Titans targets this weekend.

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