Fantasy managers discovered Adam Humphries as a reliable slot target in Tampa Bay. Can he do the same in Tennessee? The career-high 76 receptions he had in 2018 are more than any wide receiver has had with Marcus Mariota over his entire career, so it's not exactly a safe bet. The Titans also insist on becoming more of a run-heavy team, not a pass-friendly one. Humphries signing with them was great for his personal life, but it won't help Fantasy bosses. A PPR-only type of option given the volume of short-area catches he gets, Humphries can be had late on Draft Day for bench depth. Don't expect another career-year.
Humphries stood out in offseason practices, consistently catching the ball and getting open quickly, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Humphries signed a four-year deal with the Titans in March after playing the first four seasons of his career for Tampa Bay. He's displayed quick feet during offseason practices, making himself an available target to quarterback Marcus Mariota. The fifth-year receiver is coming off the most productive campaign, hauling in 76 catches for 816 yards and five touchdowns. He lined up in the slot of 78 percent of the time with the Buccaneers in 2018 and figures to work primarily as the slot receiver for the Titans as well.
Humphries will sign with the Titans, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports. The 25-year-old is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he hauled in 76 passes for 816 yards and five TDs for Tampa Bay. He'll give the Titans an upgrade out of the slot position, while working as a steady complement to rising wideout Corey Davis.
Humphries brought in five of six targets for 66 yards and returned two punts for nine yards in the Buccaneers' 34-32 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense. The solid final line was a fitting cap to a career-best campaign for Humphries, one that saw him establish new high-water marks in receptions (76), receiving yardage (816) and touchdowns (five). The 25-year-old has upped his catches, yardage and targets in each of his first four seasons, and he now heads into unrestricted free agency as an intriguing proposition. On the one hand, Humphries' slight 5-foot-11, 195-pound stature may pigeonhole him into a slot receiver role in the collective mind of some teams. However, the 25-year-old has proven capable of also making an impact downfield on occasion. Humphries equaled a career high with seven catches of over 20 yards in 2018, and despite his wiry frame, he's proven durable by playing in 47 of a possible 48 games the last three seasons. With the certainty of a new head coach and the strong possibility of a new offensive coordinator in Tampa in 2019, Humphries' chances of returning to the Buccaneers remain firmly up in the air at the moment.
Humphries brought in 10 of 12 targets for 79 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-20 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday. Humphries was busy throughout the afternoon, and he displayed his toughness by shaking off a vicious shoulder-to-shoulder hit in the second half. The four-year veteran's reception total not only led the Bucs on the day, it also served as a season high. Humphries' yardage tally was his best of the last seven games, and he'll look to finish what has been his most productive campaign against the Falcons in Week 17.
Humphries brought in four of six targets for 23 yards in the Buccaneers 20-12 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. He also returned one punt for 12 yards. It was a quiet day for the Buccaneers' passing game overall, and Humphries' line was a reflection of such. The trusted possession receiver continues to play well given his opportunities, but he's now been under 50 receiving yards in consecutive games. He'll look to boost his numbers back up versus the tough Cowboys secondary in a Week 16 matchup.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|8||10/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|10||11/10||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|16||12/22||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
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|3 Year Avg||90||64||690||3||36||10.78||88|