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WR Kendall Wright - Tennessee Titans

5-10, 196Born: 11-12-1989College: BaylorDrafted: Round 1, pick 20

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 23): Wright might return this week against Oakland and he should definitely be back for a good matchup against Jacksonville in Week 13. If you need wide receiver help, he might be out there.

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Fri Nov 27): practiced fully on Thursday. Wright (knee) is expected to return Sunday, Nov. 29, in Week 12, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

General News (Wed Nov 25): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 12: vs Oakland Raiders

All WR vs OAK

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Even Matthew Stafford can pass on the Raiders' secondary (22/35 for 266 net yards passing, with zero TDs or interceptions thrown). Three games ago, the Steelers threw 28/50 for 402 yards, two TDs and one interception vs. Oakland - to date, the Raiders average 290.5 net passing yards allowed per game (30th in the NFL), with 16 passing scores handed out. Over the past four weeks (four games played) the Raiders are 12th in the NFL averaging 22.8 fantasy points given up to opposing quarterbacks per game; they are eighth-most-generous in fantasy points to opposing wide receivers during that span (25.2 fantasy points allowed on average) and 22nd in the NFL in fantasy points given out to opposing tight ends (6.8 per game on average). Marcus Mariota has thrown for 66/98 for 787 yards passing, four TDs and one interception since getting back on the field in Week Nine - he should have fun picking apart this vulnerable secondary in Week 12. Advantage, Tennessee.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at HOU 30 1 7 0 7 4 21 0 0 2.8
12 vs OAK PROJ-Dodds * 1 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs OAK PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 8 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

With Mettenberger at quarterback, the Titans had to try and create easy throws for him to put the ball in Kendall Wright's hands. They even handed the ball off to him directly from under center on an end-around during the second quarter. Wright's extremely limited production reflected the kind of service he was receiving before he was sidelined by a knee injury. That knee injury came on a screen play in the third quarter when he took a blindside hit from the outside. Wright was able to walk to the locker room under his own power.

2015 Week 7 vs ATL (8 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)

It was another quiet game for Kendall Wright. He wasn't targeted at all during the first drive. Mettenberger eventually located him when he was open down the field during the second drive, but the quarterback overshot his pass leading to an incompletion and a punt. Having missed Wright with his first target, Mettenberger was able to show better control on his deep throw to Wright for his second. This time Wright caught the ball at the goal line and fell forward for a 19-yard touchdown reception. The receiver couldn't bring in a fastball from Mettenberger over the middle of the field after that score, before catching a low pass in the third quarter that took away all his potential for YAC. It was his only target of that quarter, as Wright's next catch came late in the fourth quarter for a short gain underneath.

2015 Week 6 vs MIA (5 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)

Kendall Wright complained about his role after the Titans last game last week, but that didn't result in more touches in this game. He caught the first pass of the game on a screen but didn't see the ball again until the second quarter. Two receptions came in the second quarter, but Wright's biggest play of the game came on Third-and-long in the third quarter when he caught the ball just short of the first down marker before dragging a defender with him for the extra yards he needed. Wright should have followed up that play with a touchdown before the end of the third quarter, but Mariota overthrew him in the back of the endzone. Wright wanted to be more of a focal point of the offense this week, but he wasn't. He was largely on the periphery of this game for four quarters.

2015 Week 5 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

The biggest development in this game for Kendall Wright came at the very end when he absorbed a big hit to his head on the final interception. His injury status was initially unclear, but it didn't look insignificant. Wright's first target resulted in a first down, but not a reception. He was taken out on third down as he worked over the middle of the field. Soon after that play, Wright beat Stephon Gilmore badly on a double move route during the first quarter for what should have been a huge touchdown reception. Mariota's pass sailed to give the defensive back time to recover. Mariota went back to Wright two plays later on a quick out route. The receiver turned upfield past one defender for a first down. Wright followed that up with a couple of short receptions on first downs to set up drives. His most significant play after the early stages came when he dropped a pass on third down in the fourth quarter. That drop led to a field goal attempt. The receiver had a quiet game against the Bills, but appeared to be regularly open. He was open on the final play down the sideline, but Gilmore's fortunate recovery prevented him from making the big play.

2015 Week 3 vs IND (12 / 7 / 95 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Early in the second quarter, Kendall Wright almost completed a long play to convert a 3rd-and-17. Wright was unfortunate as his heel just came down out of bounds as he brought the ball in. The Titans immediately went back to him at the start of the next drive after play action for a first down over the middle of the field. A few plays later, Mariota missed Wright when he beat the defensive back in front of him deep down the sideline for what would have been a huge play. Wright was missed on that big play, but Mariota later found him for a short touchdown when he ran a sharp in route underneath and carried the ball into the end zone. Wright was consistently open after play action for Mariota. During the first drive of the third quarter, the receiver caught two downfield passes for first downs that set the offense up in the Colts redzone. Wright was constantly open throughout the game and caught another big play on a deep crossing route late in the fourth quarter.

2015 Week 2 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Kendall Wright appeared to be open regularly in this game, but on the few occasions when Marcus Mariota looked towards him he was erratic finding him. The receiver would have had opportunities to run through the secondary early in the game but Mariota couldn't find him on similar plays to the one he scored on in Week 1. Late on, Wright came open down the right sideline and would have come away with a huge gain but couldn't properly adjust to a slightly overthrown pass from Mariota. It was a rough day for the receiver that may continue if the team's offensive line continues to be overwhelmed.

2015 Week 1 vs TB (4 / 4 / 101 / 1 rec)

On his very first reception of the season, Wright caught the longest reception of his career. It was a 52-yard touchdown reception when Marcus Mariota hit him in stride and he was able to use his speed in space to pull away from the Buccaneers defensive backs. Wright followed that up with another short reception when he was able to show off his YAC ability to force his way to the Buccaneers two-yard line. Wright was unfortunate not to get a second touchdown. Although the offense didn't benefit from it, Wright also drew a deep pass interference penalty downfield when Mariota rolled out of the pocket and unleashed a pass down the sideline. The receiver smartly worked back to the ball to draw the penalty. Wright caught all of his catchable targets for four receptions, 101 yards and a touchdown.


Latest News

Titans | Kendall Wright probable (Fri Nov 27, 02:01 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) practiced fully Friday, Nov. 27, and is probable for Week 12.

Our View: Wright is ready to go for Sunday and should be a solid PPR play against a generous Raiders pass defense.
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Titans | Kendall Wright fully practices (Thu Nov 26, 06:21 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 26.

Our View: Wright and this offense have both been inconsistent, and the Titans receiver is no better than a WR4 this week against Oakland.
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Titans | Kendall Wright expected back (Thu Nov 26, 01:36 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) is expected to return Sunday, Nov. 29, in Week 12, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.

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Titans | Kendall Wright limited Wednesday (Wed Nov 25, 06:27 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Titans | Kendall Wright back in Week 12? (Fri Nov 20, 05:40 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) is hopeful of returning in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders.

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