You probably expected wide receiver Nate Washington to step up for the Titans with Kendall Wright sidelined by a cracked bone in his hand Week 14 against the Giants. After all, he's the one who upped his game when Justin Hunter went down in Week 13, catching five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown. But while he was a factor in Week 14, catching three passes (on three targets) for 56 yards, he wasn't the team's most productive wide receiver. No, that honor went to Derek Hagan, who caught six passes (on seven targets) for 62 yards. He entered the game with only seven catches all season. Of course, five of those looks came in the second half, when the Titans were already well out of it, and three came with backup quarterback Jake Locker, who replaced starter Zach Mettenberger in the rout. Wright could certainly return for Week 15 against the Jets -- he was questionable for Week 14 as it is -- and considering Washington was involved in the passing game even before Wright went down, he would be more likely to remain a factor with Wright back. It all adds up to Hagan not being such an advisable pickup in Fantasy. Still a lot of variables at play here, and on a Titans offense still searching for its identity, he probably wouldn't be all that productive even if they all went in his favor.
Titans wide receiver Derek Hagan had a team-high six catches for 62 yards during a 36-7 loss Week 14 against the Giants. He was targeted seven times and his longest reception went 26 yards. Hagan saw more opportunities Sunday with Justin Hunter on injured reserve. Wide receiver Kendall Wright was also sidelined due to injury. Hagan had eight catches for 129 yards and one touchdown coming into Sunday's game. The Titans are back in action Week 15 against the Jets.
With Titans receiver Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) going on injured reserve, ESPN.com expects wideout Derek Hagan to play in three-receiver sets along with Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. Hagan played 32 offensive snaps and caught two passes for 39 yards in Sunday's loss at Houston. Tennessee hosts the Giants on Sunday.
Several Titans contributed offensively Week 13 at Houston. Among them, wideout Derek Hagan caught two passes for 39 yards and running back Leon Washington had an 8-yard grab. Running back Shonn Greene carried twice for no gain. They'll all face the Giants in Week 14.
Several Titans made offensive contributions in the Week 11 home loss to Pittsburgh. Among them, running back Shonn Greene rushed three times for 6 yards. Running back Dexter McCluster had a 17-yard reception and a 5-yard carry. Wideout Derek Hagan made a 5-yard grab, and running back Jackie Battle caught two balls for 4 yards. They'll all visit the Eagles in Week 12.
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