WR Justin Hunter, Free agent

HT: 6-4, WT: 196, Born: 5-20-1991, College: Tennessee, Drafted: Round 2

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2014 Projections

GRSHYDY/RTDRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds15.00.000.052.073814.25.0104
Bob Henry16.00.000.046.074016.15.0104
Jason Wood16.00.000.058.074512.86.0111
Maurile Tremblay16.00.000.052.077214.85.0107

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: T West (119), T Austin (120), Justin Hunter (121), M Ingram (122), R Randle (123)
Position: D Hopkins (118-WR42), T Austin (120-WR43), Justin Hunter (121 - WR44), R Randle (123-WR45), C Shorts (124-WR46)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: C Hyde (108), R Cooper (109), Justin Hunter (110), R Randle (111), M Bennett (112)
Position: M Evans (105-WR40), R Cooper (109-WR41), Justin Hunter (110 - WR42), R Randle (111-WR43), T Austin (114-WR44)
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Outlook

It hasn't been a good offseason for you, previously suspended wide receivers. Both Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon will be fortunate to play this season, but there is no reason to overreact to the team suspension Hunter received last year. Hunter only had 18 receptions as a rookie, but the athleticism he showed off was incredible while he also proved to be a natural catcher of the football. His routes improved as the year went on, so he does have the potential to be a breakout player in 2014. Hunter's ability to make contested catches and get down the field quickly should allow him to rack up big yardage on fewer receptions while it will also help as he tries to get into the endzone.


2014 Schedule

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2013 Game Summaries

Week 3 - With Kenny Britt struggling, Hunter found his way onto the field in the second quarter. He immediately showed off why he was so highly thought of as he sprinted in behind the Chargers secondary, but he was unable to coral the ball in a situation that would have given him a relatively easy touchdown. Hunter dropped that touchdown early in the game and realistically he shouldn't have been given his late game-winning touchdown either. Hunter made an athletic reception, but he obviously pushed the defensive back.

Week 4 - Hunter wasn't involved on offense in the first half, but with seven seconds left in the second quarter he caught a touchdown. Much like he had done in the previous week, Hunter made an athletic reception on a pass that Locker put up for him to win.

Week 5 - Hunter came in during the third quarter when the Titans were in the redzone. Kenny Britt had just dropped a pass in the endzone and Hunter did the same on a difficult jump ball. On the final drive of the game, Hunter dropped a wide open crossing route deep down the field and Sean Smith got to a slant pass before he could on consecutive plays.

Week 6 - Hunter caught his first pass in the first quarter. He ran a shallow crossing route on third and nine and got past the first defender to get to the sideline. With just a yard to go for a first down, Hunter passed up the simple run forward and tried to spin around an incoming defender. It cost his team a first down.

Week 7 - Late in the third quarter, the Titans brought Hunter onto the field for a jump ball in the end zone. Hunter got above the defensive back, but couldn't come down with the catch. Late in the fourth quarter, Locker looked to Hunter in the end zone on another jump ball, but it went just out of his reach.

Week 9 - Hunter was involved much earlier in this game than he had been in any other previous game. On the first drive, he converted a third down with a slant route when he used his size to shelter the ball away from a defender. Hunter's next reception came on third down again, but early in the fourth quarter. Hunter settled down well underneath against zone coverage for the easy conversion.

Week 10 - Hunter caught Ryan Fitzpatrick's first pass. The rookie receiver ran a short curl route on first and 10 for 10 yards. Hunter made an outstanding reception deep down the sideline in the third quarter. Even as he was interfered with, he rose above the defender and fully extended to snatch the ball out of the air.

Week 11 - Hunter was targeted once, in the fourth quarter. He ran down the sideline and made a very athletic attempt to catch an underthrown pass from Fitzpatrick. He left the game after that with a head injury.

Week 12 - Hunter caught a pass over the middle of the field on third and 11 for a first down on the first drive of the game. During hurry up offense before the end of the second half, Hunter caught a comeback route for a first down. Early in the third quarter, Hunter caught a wide open pass by the sideline before turning two defenders inside out. He then sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown. Hunter caught another first down pass early in the fourth quarter as he came free across the middle of the field. On third and seven late in the fourth quarter, Hunter beat his cornerback inside at the first down marker for the reception. Again, on third down, Hunter found space over the middle of the field for a first down reception with just one minute left in the game.

Week 13 - Hunter had just one target in the first half. He couldn't make a tough hands catch with his arms extended over the middle of the field. Hunter's first reception came early in the third quarter as he ran a short crossing route for a first down.

Week 14 - Hunter converted the Titans' first third down of the game, as he ran a curl route for 10 yards. On the very next play, Hunter beat the defender deep to catch a huge pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick down the sideline. Hunter came wide open for a huge touchdown reception in the third quarter. He created so much separation that even Fitzpatrick couldn't miss him. Hunter caught a seven yard curl route on the final drive of the game.

Week 16 - Hunter returned to face the Jaguars after missing the previous week's game for breaking team rules. He wasn't targeted in the first quarter and couldn't catch an overthrown pass from Fitzpatrick down the seam at the start of the second quarter. Hunter was barely involved because the Titans focused on running the ball and Fitzpatrick looked to other receivers.

Week 17 - Hunter had a tough day, but it wasn't exclusively his own doing. He didn't have a reception, but twice Ryan Fitzpatrick threw him inaccurate passes that he couldn't extend to bring in.