The Browns have re-signed WR Rashard Higgins to a 1-year deal. His 2019 season was derailed by a knee injury, but Higgins went for 572 yards and 4 TDs on 39 catches in 2018. Consider him the early favorite for Cleveland's #3 WR job this year -- with Taywan Taylor, Damion Ratley, KhaDarel Hodge and rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones as the competition.
Browns WR Rashard Higgins (knee) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Jets after a limited week of practice. If he can't go, former Titan Taywan Taylor could get a shot at #3 WR duties. It's obviously a situation to avoid outside of the 1-game DFS slate.
The Titans have traded WR Taywan Taylor to the Browns in exchange for a 7th-round pick. Taylor was an intriguing prospect coming out of Western Kentucky, with big market-share numbers and plus athleticism. But he never put it together in Tennessee. He gets a big QB upgrade in Cleveland but also joins a crowded depth chart alongside Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway. We're still stashing Taylor in dynasty leagues, but he's still not a redraft option at this point.
Titans WR Taywan Taylor (foot) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’ll play against the Jets on Sunday after missing the last 3 weeks. Taylor has topped 32 yards just once all season and isn’t a realistic fantasy option.
Titans WR Taywan Taylor (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts. He didn’t practice all week, though, so don’t expect him to play. That’ll again leave Tajae Sharpe and Cameron Batson behind Corey Davis on the WR depth chart.
Titans WR Taywan Taylor (foot) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. Tajae Sharpe (ankle) is active and should serve as the #2 WR — but he’s not much of a fantasy option.
Titans WRs Taywan Taylor (foot) and Tajae Sharpe (ankle) are both questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Sharpe seemingly has a better chance to suit up after playing through his injury last week — but neither guy is a recommended fantasy starter.
Titans WR Taywan Taylor (foot) didn't practice on Wednesday. He injured his foot in the 2nd half of Monday night's win over the Cowboys and didn't return. Taylor, of course, has been a fantasy disappointment this season, topping 32 yards in just 1 of 8 games.
According to multiple reports, Titans WR Rishard Matthews has asked the team to release him because of a lack of targets. That comes just weeks after the veteran receiver signed an extension with the team following his return from a knee injury. We'll see how quickly his wish is granted and where Matthews winds up. His departure could eventually help Taywan Taylor's outlook, though Tennessee doesn't look ready to support the fantasy value of any WR besides Corey Davis right now.
UPDATE: Matthews has been released.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews (knee) has been activated from the PUP list. He had surgery in early August to repair a torn meniscus. It's still unclear whether Matthews will be ready for Week 1 -- and exactly where he sits in a Tennessee WR corps that's seen Taywan Taylor turn in an impressive preseason. We'll be keeping close tabs on Matthews over the next couple of weeks. He's still just a late-round flier for now.
Titans beat writers revealed Monday that WR Rishard Matthews is on the PUP list. Matthews has been on it since he arrived at camp, but his status wasn't announced with teammates on the list because he had a different report date, according to Paul Kuharsky. There's still no clarity on exactly what Matthews' injury is or how long we should expect him to be out. Second-year wideout Taywan Taylor has been generating some positive buzz early in camp and could make life tougher for Matthews' target outlook once he returns.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews has missed the first few days of training camp with an undisclosed injury. He also sat out a chunk of spring workouts, presumably with the same issue. We'll continue to look for details on what's ailing Matthews. It's still July, so we're not moving him down the WR rankings yet. But this has become a situation to monitor. Matthews' absence during the season would open up a big opportunity for 2nd-year WR Taywan Taylor.
Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Getting scratched so early means he could be looking at a multi-week absence. We'd still try to stash the talented rookie on fantasy benches. With Davis sidelined, Tennessee's top 3 WRs will be Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor. None is a strong fantasy play vs. Seattle.
Titans WR Taywan Taylor flashed in spring workouts and has continued to impress early in training camp. He's been working as the 1st-team slot receiver since Corey Davis suffered his hamstring injury. “I think he’s electric,” QB Marcus Mariota said. “I think he has a knack of making plays with the ball in his hands. So, as much as we can, we’ve got to find ways to get him the ball and be creative about it. I think he can really be a force for us.” Taylor figures to need Davis, Eric Decker or Rishard Matthews to miss time this season to have any shot at fantasy value, but he remains an intriguing dynasty stash as a talented player in an ascending offense.
Titans insider Jim Wyatt called WR Taywan Taylor a "star of the offseason" and even predicted that he'll out-target WR Corey Davis this season. Davis, of course, was the 5th overall pick of this year's draft. Taylor was a 3rd-rounder. But he checks boxes for college production (3,197 yards and 34 TDs over the last 2 seasons) and athleticism (96th percentile SPARQ score). There's a crowd in Tennessee with Taylor and Davis joining veterans Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker at WR. TE Delanie Walker is still there. And the Titans figure to remain a run-leaning offense. We'd be surprised if they produced more than 2 viable fantasy starting WRs, so the battle for snaps and targets this summer will be worth monitoring closely.
The Titans have agreed to a 1-year deal with WR Eric Decker. The former Jet gives QB Marcus Mariota a talented, steady veteran presence. Decker shouldn't keep Corey Davis from reaching the top of the WR depth chart if the rookie proves ready to do so, but he'll cut into the available targets and certainly make it tough for Rishard Matthews to deliver another fantasy-starter line. Decker could also block 3rd-round WR Taywan Taylor from turning into a fantasy surprise this season. We'll see this summer just how healthy Decker is coming off groin and shoulder surgeries at the end of last year. But he reportedly looked good in Jets OTAs before his release. Another receiving weapon makes Mariota even more attractive around the fringe of QB1 territory in fantasy football drafts.
Titans WR Tajae Sharpe injured his foot last week and had surgery, HC Mike Mularkey announced Thursday. Sharpe is expected to be ready for training camp. Still, the missed time doesn't help a guy trying to hold off talented rookie Taywan Taylor for the #3 WR job. Neither Taylor nor Sharpe is on the redraft radar right now.
The Titans selected WR Taywan Taylor in the 3rd round. Taylor stayed 4 years at Western Kentucky, posting massive numbers over his last two (184-3197-34). A slippery pass catcher, the 22-year-old impressed at the Scouting Combine by running the 3-cone drill in 6.57 seconds and posting a 132" broad jump. In Tennessee, Taylor projects as the #3 WR for 2017 behind Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews. But the 5'11, 203-pounder carries long-term #2 upside in a passing game led by emerging star Marcus Mariota.
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