Entering a contract year, Kendall Wright finds himself in a Titans offense that should have a better running game to complement a passing attack featuring second-year man Marcus Mariota. If Wright flourishes, it sets him up for a big pay day. But Wright hasn't been a statistical marvel for much of his career; he has just one season with more than 715 yards and he's never had more than six touchdowns in a season. But Wright does have a track record of catching at least 60 percent of the targets thrown his way and should exceed 100 targets as long as he stays healthy. He has been a trendy sleeper for years, but the prospect of him pulling together a big year to get his next deal makes him worth trying one more time. He'll be a popular late-round pick, especially in PPR leagues.
Wright (hamstring strain) is expected to miss Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders, the Tennessean reports. Wright, who has been running on a side field of late during practices, is thus a candidate to see some action in the Titans' preseason finale against the Dolphins next week. On the plus side, the Tennessean report notes that Wright, who posted career-lows in catches (36) and yards (408) in 10 games last season, has "drawn praise from the coaching staff for the work he's done while injured." Once his health is re-established, look for Wright to remain a presence in the slot for Titans, with Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe appearing on track to start on the outside for the team.
Head coach Mike Mularkey said Wright (hamstring) is doubtful for Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders, Titans Online reports. Wright had been targeting Saturday's game for his first appearance of the preseason, and while that isn't expected to come to fruition, head coach Mike Mularkey did say that he hopes to have the fifth-year wideout back at practice Wednesday. If he does return to practice this week, Wright could make a brief appearance in the final preseason game as a tune-up for Week 1. He's seemingly locked in as the slot receiver in three-wide sets, but it's unclear how much playing time he'll get in two-wide formations, as Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe are expected to start on the outside.
Wright (hamstring) is targeting a return for the team's third preseason game, Aug. 27 against the Raiders, Jim Wyatt of Titans Online reports. Initial reports of Wright's hamstring tweak in early August suggested that it was minor in nature, and those reports still seem to have some validity since the Titans likely won't look to risk preseason reps for regular season longevity. Nevertheless, his hamstring injury is lingering further and further towards the start of the regular season.
Wright (hamstring) could still be a couple weeks away from returning to the field, Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com reports. Wright's lingering hamstring injury is becoming a bit of an issue for him, despite original indications that it wouldn't keep him sidelined for long. However, he's now expected to take roughly two more weeks for recovery, which could allow guys lower on the depth chart to make a run at some of his projected targets for the upcoming season. With that said, Wright is still expected to be available prior to the start of the regular season.
Wright (hamstring) will sit out Monday's team scrimmage, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. Wright tweaked his hamstring during last Tuesday's practice and has been limited ever since. He'll remain sidelined for Monday's scrimmage, but original reports indicated the injury wasn't all too serious, so Wright could be back to full strength later in the week. With the Titans bringing in multiple free agent wide receivers and one through the draft, to go along with holdovers Dorial Green-Beckahm, Justin Hunter and Harry Douglas, Wright could have additional competition for significant targets during the upcoming season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/06||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|10||11/13||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|15||12/18||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|3 Year Avg||98||62||734||4||35||11.84||99|