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WR Kendall Wright - Tennessee Titans

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Wright is marooned in the short passing game, but he found a way to score again this week, which at least gives him a decent ceiling to go with his low weekly floor.

Week 8: vs Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Jake Locker is 'expected' to start this game according to comments from head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Monday, but his status is pending Locker's ability to practice later in the week. If his sore thumb doesn't get aggravated, Locker could return to action for the Titans in this game. If he misses time, though, backup Charlie Whitehurst (59/98 for 764 yards passing, five TDs and two interceptions thrown over his four appearances this year) will be under center again. We're not sure a rusty Locker would be an upgrade in this game - anyways, stay tuned to Footballguys.com's Players in the News this week as the starting quarterback for this one is up in the air as of midweek. The Texans' pass D is ranked 26th in the NFL averaging 268.7 net yards allowed per game, with 13 passing scores allowed vs. six interceptions (tied for 14th in the NFL) and 13 sacks (tied-19th) generated to date. The sub-par secondary has allowed three TDs with zero interceptions to Ben Roethlisberger (24/34 for 252 net yards, with three sacks taken for -16 yards) and three TDs with one interception to Andrew Luck (25/44 for 363 net passing yards, with three sacks taken for -7 yards). J.J. Watt can't both rush the passer and cover receivers - the secondary isn't doing a very good job of covering receivers of late, either. Advantage, whichever quarterback starts for Tennessee.

Recent Stats and Projections

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4 at IND 0 0 0 8 5 55 0 1
5 vs CLE 2 43 0 8 6 47 2 0
6 vs JAX 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0
7 at WAS 0 0 0 9 6 68 1 0
8 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
8 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
8 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs CLE (8 / 6 / 47 / 2 rec, 2 / 43 / 0 rush)

The Titans have been predictable with Wright's screen passes this year and he has often been stifled on those plays. However, he did score the Titans first touchdown of this game when he caught the ball in the flat in the redzone. Wright made a defender miss before running into the endzone. Wright followed up his touchdown with a huge run on an end around to start the next drive. He made a defender miss in space before using his acceleration to extend the play down the field. Wright is the kind of receiver who just needs touches and he was proving it to start this game. After not being targeted on the Titans' drive to the redzone late in the second quarter, Wright made an excellent adjustment on a lofted pass from Charlie Whitehurst in the back of the end zone for his second touchdown catch of the day. On consecutive third downs in the second half, Wright was targeted underneath and couldn't get to the first down marker ahead of the defenders who swarmed to him.

2014 Week 6 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

Kendall Wright had just one reception in this game. A quick pass in the flat during the first quarter when he motioned behind the line of scrimmage. Wright having just one reception highlights how poor Whitehurst was in this game. Too often he was slow in the pocket or checked the ball down immediately to the flat.

2014 Week 7 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 68 / 1 rec)

Wright's first reception and target was an all-too obvious screen pass on second down in the first quarter. Wright ran across the field searching for space, but was eventually brought down for a loss. On Third-and-Eight late in the first quarter, Wright caught a shallow crossing route before turning upfield for a first down. On the very next third down, Wright caught another shallow crossing route before dragging the defensive back with him to the first down marker. He was marked just short of the marker though. Whitehurst missed Wright down the seam on the following drive, before an interception from the defense set the offense up close to the redzone. A couple of Bishop Sankey runs led to a Wright reception underneath that he turned into a touchdown by slipping past two defenders. Last year, Wright was the focal point of the offense on third downs. This year hasn't been like that, but he was seeing the bulk of the targets during this game. He caught a deep pass on Third-and-10 in traffic over the middle of the field for a first down in the third quarter. Wright was proving to be a major problem for the Washington coverage. He made another reception over the middle of the field for a first down in the fourth quarter.

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Schedule

8vs Houston Texans
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Baltimore Ravens
11vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13@ Houston Texans
14vs New York Giants
15vs New York Jets
16@ Jacksonville Jaguars
17vs Indianapolis Colts