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Kendall Wright | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 191
College: Baylor
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Kendall Wright caught 6-of-9 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.
Wright's 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter was a thing of beauty, as he caught a short pass, planted one foot hard in the ground to deke the defense, and was off to the races through a crowded secondary for the score. Known primarily as a chain mover, Wright is now up to four touchdowns on the season. Wright is a safe, if not particularly high-upside, WR3. Oct 19 - 5:55 PM

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Kendall Wright secured his lone target for six yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Wright had a great matchup and still didn't pay fantasy dividends, just barely avoiding a goose egg. Those are the breaks when you're dealing with a musical-chairs quarterback situation. Charlie Whitehurst got the nod Sunday, and the Titans generally utilized him as a game manager. The Titans didn't have a receiver reach 80 yards against Jacksonville. Wright will continue to be a hit-or-miss WR3 option when Tennessee takes on Washington next.
Oct 12 - 4:54 PM

Kendall Wright caught six balls for 47 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for 43 yards in the Titans' Week 5 loss to Cleveland.

A frustrating player through the Titans' first four games, Hunter's big Week 6 box score presents fantasy owners with an opportunity to sell high as the Titans experience more quarterback woes. Jake Locker left Sunday's game early with a right (throwing) hand injury, and his status going forward is uncertain. After catching two TDs all of last year, Wright already has three in 2014. His perceived stock probably won't be higher the rest of the way.
Oct 5 - 5:47 PM

Kendall Wright caught five passes for 55 yards in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Colts.

Wright saw a team-high seven targets, but got called out by coach Ken Whisenhunt after the game as a player who let the team down. Wright caught a first-quarter pass but fumbled it away in his own territory while trying to crawl for extra yards. After four games, Wright is on pace for a pedestrian 76-704-4 receiving line. He is one of the most ordinary receivers in football. Wright is more WR4 than WR3. He doesn't score and doesn't make big plays.
Sep 28 - 5:12 PM

Kendall Wright caught five passes for 44 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

Wright was targeted a game-high ten times. He fell down on one of his routes, and was missed by Jake Locker on a couple others. Wright mostly caught simple bubble screens and pop passes. He simply doesn't score enough to be more than a WR3. Wright gets a boost in PPR, but Locker has been inaccurate the past two games. The offense will look to get going next week vs. the Colts.
Sep 21 - 5:47 PM

Kendall Wright caught 3-of-5 targets for 31 yards in the Titans' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Wright and Justin Hunter took a backseat, as an inconsistent Jake Locker could only get on the same page with TE Delanie Walker. Wright was held to fewer than five catches just four times in all of 2013. He should bounce-back in PPR leagues in Week 3 against the Bengals.
Sep 14 - 5:13 PM

Kendall Wright secured 6-of-7 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 1 win over Kansas City.

His six-yard TD came on a curl route. New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt did frequently call red-zone plays for Chargers slot receiver Eddie Royal last season, so perhaps he'll do the same for Titans slot man Wright. Wright remains a WR3 only in standard leagues. He's a higher-end WR3 or low-end WR2 in PPR.
Sep 7 - 5:41 PM

Kendall Wright caught one pass for 18 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Wright started, played in all two-wide sets and stayed in the game into the third quarter. He still saw just three targets as the Titans committed to the ground game as well as a spread-the-wealth passing attack, and Wright now has four catches for 38 yards this preseason. He's a shaky WR3 candidate because he's a volume receiver losing volume and is not a touchdown scorer.
Aug 23 - 11:05 PM

Jake Locker is just 4-of-23 (17.4 percent) in his career targeting Kendall Wright on passes of ten or more yards downfield.

Much of Wright's to-date success has come with short-ball throwers Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Hasselbeck, while the Titans allowed Wright to freelance often in his routes last season. The 2014 Titans staff hopes to make Wright a more "disciplined" and "structured" wideout, as noted below by Football Outsiders' Thomas Gower. Down to 184 pounds -- his 2012 Combine weigh-in was 5'10/196 -- Wright should remain a solid standard WR3 with WR2 potential in PPR. His catches do seem likely to dip a bit with popgun-gunslinger Fitzpatrick gone, and Ken Whisenhunt installing a more vertical-oriented attack.
Jul 31 - 1:10 PM

The Nashville Tennessean projects 88 receptions, 1,360 yards and eight touchdowns for Kendall Wright this season.

The projection is extremely optimistic, but it's notable as it comes from top beat man Jim Wyatt. It will depend on Jake Locker both staying healthy for the first time as an NFL starter, and also taking a giant leap forward in his fourth NFL season. If both those variables hold, Wright certainly has the separation ability and explosiveness to make a statistical leap while playing the Keenan Allen role in Ken Whisenhunt's offense. We're just not ready to bet that heavily on Locker.
Jul 21 - 11:33 AM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky expects Kendall Wright's yards per reception (YPR) to "jump" this season.

Wright's 158 catches through two NFL seasons have flown under the radar because he's averaged a brutal 10.8 YPR with just six touchdowns. Kuharsky blames the old Munchak/Loggains scheme. With new coach Ken Whisenhunt likely to move Wright all over the formation as his Keenan Allen, there's plenty of room for a leap. Our prospects guru Josh Norris has noted that Wright was one of the best he's seen at the college level in terms of generating initial separation and sustaining it. We're more worried about Jake Locker than Wright's talent.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 3 - 12:12 PM

Titans wideouts coach Shawn Jefferson said Kendall Wright is "focusing on becoming a complete receiver."

Wright has piled up an impressive 158 catches in his first two NFL seasons, but he's done it as a low-upside, underneath slot man. The results are just 10.8 YPR and six touchdowns. "When we got him out of Baylor his route tree and knowledge of the game of football was very limited," Jefferson said. "So now he is taking it to the next level." Ideally, the Titans will use Wright as Ken Whisenhunt's new Keenan Allen, scheming him as a featured player in the slot and outside. Still, he's a volume-dependent PPR fantasy player with quarterback woes.
Jun 16 - 10:05 AM

Kendall Wright caught five passes for 50 yards in Week 17 against the Texans.

Wright appeared in all 16 games this season and blew his rookie-year numbers from 2012 out of the water. He caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards and two touchdowns as a dynamic slot receiver that excels post-catch. Wright has developed into the Titans' clear No. 1 receiver, but his upside is capped a bit by the lack of end-zone visits. The Titans will look to upgrade at quarterback in the offseason, but Wright is locked in as a WR2 across the board. He obviously gets a bump in PPR formats.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 07:00:00 PM

Kendall Wright was limited to four catches for 22 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Wright wasn't able to get anything going in the short passing game with Ryan Fitzpatrick and fell out of the gameplan with Titans going run-heavy in the second-half. He was targeted seven times, behind only Nate Washington. It's just the fourth time this season Wright has been held under five catches. He'll take on the Texans' No. 2 pass defense in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Kendall Wright racked up 12 catches for 150 yards in the Titans' Week 15 loss to the Cardinals.

Wright's most impressive reception of the day came in Patrick Peterson's coverage across the middle for a gain of 20. Peterson has been a borderline shutdown corner throughout 2013. Wright is a chain-moving machine at slot receiver. He'd be a higher-end WR2 if he scored more touchdowns. As is, Wright will be a WR2 in PPR leagues for Week 16 at Jacksonville. He's more of a high-end WR3 in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Zach Mettenberger
2Jake Locker
3Charlie Whitehurst
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
5Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
WR21Justin Hunter
2Nate Washington
3Kris Durham
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Delanie Walker
2Taylor Thompson
3Chase Coffman
4Richard Gordon
K1Ryan Succop