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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Titans WR Kendall Wright sprained his MCL in Sunday's loss to the Texans.  "His doesn't sound nearly as bad Le'Veon Bell's," Schefter adds.  This could still be a multi-week injury, though.  We should learn more later today.  Wright's absence would leave Justin Hunter and Dorial Green-Beckham as Tennessee's top 2 WRs.  Harry Douglas (ribs) has yet to return to practice.

Titans WR Kendall Wright injured his knee in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game.  He's considered questionable to return.  Stay tuned for an update.

Titans WR Kendall Wright isn't happy about the way he's being deployed in games so far. “I’m beyond frustrated,” Wright told The Tennessean. “I don’t feel like I’m being able to do what I can do until late in games. I feel like I’m a good receiver and I feel like I’ve been open and I can beat the DBs or whoever is (covering) me, but I haven’t really been given the opportunity I’ve been looking for. Besides that, I feel like we’re real close. As a group, we just have to clean that up a little and make some plays.” Everyone thinks they're close to being significantly better and just needs to "clean that up a little" -- at least publicly. Wright has fared decently for fantasy owners so far, ranking 37th among PPR receivers but with volatile target numbers (4, 4, 12 and 6 in 4 games). We'd expect more of that going forward, making him a WR4 in fantasy the rest of the way -- with starting potential as a matchup guy. 

Titans WR Kendall Wright has been "getting a vibe" with QB Marcus Mariota in training camp, according to WR coach Shawn Jefferson.  “He seems to be one of Marcus Mariota’s guys," Jefferson said, also adding that Wright is more comfortable in the playbook.  After racking up 94 catches for 1,079 yards and finishing 20th among WRs in PPR points back in 2013, Wright's numbers plummeted last year.  He managed just 57 grabs for 715 yards.  Even with 6 TDs, he ranked 41st at his position in PPR points.  Crappy QB play is at least partly to blame for that.  Mariota should be an upgrade, and the 25-year-old Wright should still be ascending.  There's bounce-back potential here.  And you can get Wright in the 11th round of drafts this summer.

Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt says WR Kendall Wright needs to improve his route running.  "Talking about the routes is part of it," Whiz said. "But some of it is technique of the routes — that's depth, how you break out of the route, those kinds of things."  After garnering 140 targets as a rookie, Wright saw just 93 looks in his 1st season in Whisenhunt's offense last year.  Wright says Whiz's scheme allows for less freelancing and requires more precision.  We'll see if he can better fit into the system in 2015.  But with a rookie QB and the addition of WR Dorial Green-Beckham, we're not expecting a big bounce back from Wright.

The Titans nabbed WR Dorial Green-Beckham with the 40th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.  He joins QB Marcus Mariota on a re-tooled Tennessee offense.  DGB comes with tons of off-field issues and didn't play at all last season.  But this guy has as much upside as any WR in this class.  Green-Beckham goes 6’5, 237 pounds with 4.49 speed. That’s the same height as Bucs WR Mike Evans, 6 pounds heavier and .04 seconds faster.  Green-Beckham can get down field and is dominant on contests catches.  We'll see how much rust he has to shake off, but he's capable of quickly earning a significant role with the Titans.  Green-Beckham and Justin Hunter figure to battle for a starting job opposite Kendall Wright.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is active for tonight’s game in Jacksonville. He ended up missing only 2 games with a cracked bone in his hand. Still, a lousy supporting cast gives the 25-year-old a shaky WR3 outlook.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Jaguars.  He put in a limited week of practice and will likely be a game-time call.  If Wright plays, he'll be a risky WR3 without a whole lot of upside.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is inactive for today’s game against the Jets. That’ll again leave Tennessee with Nate Washington and Derek Hagan at WR. Hagan led the way with 6 catches for 62 yards last week, while Washington posted a 3-56 line. Both guys are just emergency fantasy options today.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Jets.  He put in limited practices on Wednesday and Thursday but sat out on Friday.  He might have suffered a setback.  Even if Wright plays this weekend, he's not a recommended fantasy option considering the issues with his hand and QB play.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.   He cracked a bone in his hand in practice last week, but it looks like he has a shot to play against the Jets on Sunday.  That's a plus matchup, but the hand issue will make Wright a risky fantasy starter.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is inactive for today’s game against the Giants. He’s hoping to return for Week 15 after injuring his hand in practice on Wednesday. Nate Washington and Derek Hagan will serve as Tennessee’s top 2 WRs today. Washington is a WR3 flier in season-long leagues and cheap option in DFS.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand) is listed as questionable but seems unlikely to play against the Giants this weekend.  He didn't practice on Thursday or Friday after injuring that hand on Wednesday.  Wright admitted on Friday afternoon that he's "not optimistic" about playing on Sunday.  With Justin Hunter on IR, Tennessee is left with Nate Washington and Derek Hagan as its top 2 WRs.  Washington is a WR3 flier in season-long leagues and cheap option in DFS.  TE Delanie Walker is a good bet to lead the Titans in targets this week.

Titans insider Jim Wyatt hears that WR Kendall Wright has a cracked bone in his hand.  He sat out Thursday's practice and was wearing a splint.  Wright is considered day-to-day, and his status for this weekend's game against the Giants "depends on soreness," according to Wyatt.  Even if Wright plays, he'll carry added risk as a pass-catcher with an injured hand.

Titans WR Kendall Wright did not practice on Thursday because of a wrist injury.  Insider Terry McCormick spotted Wright with a splint on the wrist.  His status for this weekend's game against the Giants is now uncertain.  Check back tomorrow for an update.  If Wright can't go, Tennessee would be down to Nate Washington and Derek Hagan as the top 2 WRs.

Titans WR Kendall Wright played 59% of his snaps in the slot last year.  He'll move around the formation more in new HC Ken Whisenhunt's offense this season.  "He's a guy that can do it all," WRs coach Shawn Jefferson said of Wright. "A lot is still untapped. We saw him do a lot of stuff at Baylor and the good things about this offense is we're forever growing, coach Whiz and (OC Jason Michael) are going to put guys in positions where they can win. If it's outside, he's going outside, if it's inside, he's going inside."  Wright even mentioned that he's been taking some snaps at QB in OTAs.  We're expecting Whiz to make Wright the focal point of his passing game.  He's plenty capable of improving on last year's 20th-place PPR fantasy finish.

Titans WR Kendall Wright finished 7th in the NFL with 94 catches this past year.  But he ranked just 31st among WRs in non-PPR fantasy leagues (20th in PPR) because he averaged just 11.5 yards per catch and scored 2 TDs.  It's especially perplexing since Wright averaged 15.4 yards per catch with 14 TDs in his senior season at Baylor.  This guy can get downfield.  Insider Paul Kuharski believes Wright will be used more on deep patterns and in the red zone in 2014.  We heard that last offseason, too.  But the difference this time is that Tennessee will be running a new offense under HC Ken Whisenhunt.  Kuharski says Wright will be a "centerpiece" in Whiz's "inside-out" offense.  If he can tack on a couple more YPCs and TDs, Wright could be a high-end WR2 in 2014.  He'll be a value pick in fantasy drafts this summer.

The Titans have hired Ken Whisenhunt as their new HC.  Whisenhunt was believed to be the front-runner to land the head-coaching gig in Detroit, where he would have been able to work with QB Matt Stafford, WR Calvin Johnson and the rest of a talented roster.  Instead, he heads to a Titans team that finished 2013 ranked 22nd in total offense and that has question marks at QB and RB.  Jake Locker has struggled with consistency and durability through 3 pro seasons, and RB Chris Johnson is due $8 million this coming season after averaging 3.9 yards per carry in 2013.  Whiz has his work cut out for him but is regarded as an offensive guru.  He was a big part of QB Philip Rivers’ bounce-back campaign as San Diego’s OC this season.  Before that, Whisenhunt worked with Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh and Kurt Warner in Arizona.  He’s shown an ability to morph his offense depending on the strength of the personnel.  It’s unclear where the Titans’ strength lies right now.

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