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11:30am EDT 10/23/22

Titans WR Kyle Philips (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Colts. He hurt his hamstring in Friday’s practice. There’s minimal fantasy impact here.

Titans WR Kyle Philips was added to Friday’s injury report with a hamstring and is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Colts. We’ll find out whether he’s active around 11:30 am ET on Sunday, but Phillips shouldn’t be in your Week 7 fantasy plans.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (toe) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Commanders, as expected. The rookie figures to miss multiple weeks with his turf toe. Burks’ absence leaves Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine as Tennessee’s top 2 WRs, with Kyle Phillips likely taking over in the slot.

Titans WR Kyle Phillips (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Raiders. Robert Woods, Treylon Burks and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine should operate as Tennessee's top 3 WRs in this one.

Titans WR Kyle Phillips (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Raiders. Robert Woods, Treylon Burks and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine will operate as Tennessee's top 3 WRs in that one.

Rookie WR Treylon Burks led the Titans with 6 targets in Monday night's loss to the Bills, catching 4 of them for a team-high 47 yards. He climbed to 3rd among Tennessee wideouts in playing time, 1 spot higher than Week 1. Fellow rookie WR Kyle Philips sank to 4th, playing just 23% of offensive snaps and drawing only 1 target. WR Robert Woods caught 4 of his 5 looks for 39 yards. TE Austin Hooper and WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine drew 4 targets apiece but managed only 1 reception each.

Titans WR Kyle Phillips (shoulder) is active for tonight's game vs. the Bills. The rookie got in just 2 limited practices this week but is healthy enough to suit up for this one.

Titans WR Kyle Phillips (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bills. He got in just 2 limited practices this week. The rookie had an encouraging debut last week but shouldn't be in your fantasy plans yet, especially with this shoulder issue.

Titans WR Treylon Burks played the 4th most snaps among Tennessee wideouts in Sunday's loss to the Giants. At 37% playing time, he trailed Robert Woods (71%), Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (68%) and fellow rookie Kyle Philips (48%). Burks saw nice involvement after a less-than-stellar preseason, though, finishing 2nd on the team in targets (5). The 1st-round pick caught 3 of those for 55 yards. He saw his 1st action on the team's initial possession. And the 2 incomplete passes thrown Burks' way were an end-zone target and a deep look that could have drawn a defensive PI call. Burks will still make for an iffy option in Week 2 fantasy lineups, but it was an encouraging start. Philips led the team in targets (9), receptions (6) and receiving yards (66). Woods and Westbrook-Ikhine each caught just 1 ball for 13 yards among 2 targets apiece.

Terry McCormick of Titan Insider reports that rookie WR Kyle Philips got some slot work in with the 1st team Tuesday. We'll see whether that can develop into a full-time role. The 5th-round pick has generated a little buzz among observers since spring and brings a strong college production profile. Neither Philips nor the role appears to carry high upside, but there's at least opportunity in an offense where the top 2 WRs are expected to be another rookie (Treylon Burks) and a vet coming off an ACL tear (Robert Woods). We talked Philips -- and the rest of the Tennessee offense -- on our recent AFC South preview podcast.

Titans WR coach Rob Moore gave his assessment of Round 5 rookie WR Kyle Philips. "He's starting to understand some of the fundamentals he has to develop and how he's going to have to play in this league, in regards to being able to create separation and to be effective on a consistent basis. And those are things he is figuring out right now," Moore said. "But the kid has really good short area quickness and he has a lot of tools to build on.” QB Ryan Tannehill complimented Philips’ route running, quickness and agility. The UCLA product isn't going to overwhelm DBs at 5’11, 191 pounds, so his ability to grasp the nuances of route running will be key. Despite a thin WR corps, Philips must compete to secure a spot on the regular season roster.

Ben Arthur of The Tennessean believes rookie WR Kyle Philips “could have an immediate impact” with the Titans. A 5th-round pick, Philips isn’t a dynamic athlete, and he doesn’t bring ideal size. But he’s a quality route runner, as Arthur points out. The UCLA product could see day 1 slot snaps; just don’t expect much of a fantasy impact alongside Robert Woods, Treylon Burks and Derrick Henry.

The Titans selected UCLA WR Kyle Philips in Round 5 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Philips led the Bruins in catches in each of the past 3 seasons, finishing 4th in school history with 163 career grabs. The 5’11, 189-pounder played almost exclusively in the slot. He’s shifty and explosive in tight quarters, but he has a small catch radius and isn’t going to offer much downfield. Phillips looks like a low-upside fantasy prospect – and this is a low-upside landing spot.

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