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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 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

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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

Titans coach Mike Munchak revealed Monday that Kendall Wright is dealing with injuries to both his ankle and shoulder.

Perhaps this explains why Wright's snaps were scaled back some in Sunday's loss to Denver, although the real drain on Wright's production was Broncos slot corner Chris Harris' shutdown coverage. Expect Wright to be in for a bounce-back game in Week 15 against a Cardinals defense that just lost primary slot defender Tyrann Mathieu to a season-ending knee injury.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 02:51:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

On a day the Titans scored 28 points and Ryan Fitzpatrick attempted 24 passes, Wright strangely saw just three targets. It wasn't an injury issue, he simply wasn't the first read on many throws as he worked out of the slot. The dud snaps a four-game streak with at least six catches and 77 yards, and makes the second-year man a major risk as a WR3 against the Cardinals in Week 15. Fitzpatrick could easily get shellshocked in that one.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Kendall Wright (ankle) will be listed as probable for Week 14.

Wright will be an intriguing WR2 play Sunday in a game at Denver that could get high scoring quickly. Wright is locked in as an every-week starter.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Kendall Wright (ankle) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

It's the same routine Wright has been following for weeks. The target monster is a borderline WR2 in standard leagues, and high-end WR2 in PPR formats. Very few players should be in position to bench Wright for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Kendall Wright caught six balls for 77 yards in the Titans' Week 13 loss to Indianapolis.

It was another highly efficient effort for slot receiver Wright, who overcame in-game elbow and ankle injuries. His big gain was a 35-yarder down the middle with a Colts linebacker in coverage. Wright has turned a corner in his career and is an every-week WR2/3 in fantasy, with additional value in PPR leagues. Keep rolling him out against the Broncos in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
3T.J. Graham
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Kris Durham
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
K1Ryan Succop