Humphries should remain the Titans' primary slot receiver after the team did not add to its receiving corps in the draft. Humphries battled an ankle injury in his first campaign in Tennessee, limiting him to 12 games in the regular season. However, he should return to his role in the slot, where he drew 78.3 percent of his snaps in 2019. Still, with both A.J. Brown and Corey Davis still on the roster, Humphries may find it difficult to repeat his 76-catch effort from the 2018 campaign.
Humphries hauled in 37 of his 47 targets for 374 yards and two touchdowns across 12 games for the Titans in the 2019 season. Even taking into account games lost due to injury, Humphries saw a decreased role in his first season in Tennessee. Working primarily out of the slot, Humphries was overshadowed by both Corey Davis and A.J. Brown. Given that all three receivers are likely to return to the team in 2020, it's difficult to find a scenario in which Humphries will return to his 2018 form, when he recorded 76 receptions. On the other hand, the Titans may be motivated to find a more effective role for him given the significant four-year, $36 million investment they made in him during the 2019 offseason.
Humphries (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs. In his first game action since Dec. 1, it's possible that Humphries could be eased back into the mix, but at the very least, his return will give the Titans another viable receiving option out of the slot to complement starting wideouts A.J. Brown and Corey Davis.
Humphries (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Humphries logged a full slate of limited practices this week, signaling that he has a chance to return to action this weekend for the first time since Dec. 1. Prior to suffering his ankle injury Week 13, Humphries hauled in 37 of his 47 targets for 374 yards and two TDs. If he does suit up Sunday, it remains to be seen how heavily he'll be utilized, but the 26-year-old would, at a minimum, give the Titans another receiving option out of the slot, while costing Tajae Sharpe some snaps.
Humphries (ankle) remained limited at practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. We'll circle back on Humphries' status Friday to see if he's listed as questionable or minus an injury designation for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, but back-to-back practices with no reported setbacks have the Titans' slot man (who last suited up Dec. 1) trending in the right direction.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|16||12/28||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||78||58||607||3||34||10.47||78|