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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
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Justin Hunter caught three passes for 37 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.
Hunter was targeted seven times on the afternoon. He and Jake Locker continue to struggle to gain a connection. Locker threw behind Hunter on a third-down play, while Hunter later gave up on a deep ball with the Titans trailing 33-0. We're still waiting on the blow up to come from Hunter. He'll have a favorable matchup in Week 4 against the Colts, but he can't be trusted as anything more than a WR4. There's still loads of "boom" potential here. Sep 21 - 6:00 PM

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Justin Hunter played on 41-of-49 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Snaps were not the issue for Hunter as he burned owners with a 2-26-0 line on six targets. He was right there with Nate Washington (46 snaps) and Kendall Wright (42). With Hunter's usage not a real concern at this point, the breakout game we've been expecting will be coming soon. He remains a strong hold and boom-or-bust WR3 type heading into a Week 3 game at Cincy.
Sep 15 - 9:47 AM

Justin Hunter caught 2-of-6 targets for 26 yards in Tennessee's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Ticketed for a breakout performance, Hunter laid an egg as Jake Locker struggled. Hunter was actually inches closer to a much-bigger day, but got tripped up on a potential 54-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and couldn't quite pull down what would have been a six-yard score four plays later. He also failed to corral a wobbling, but catchable, deep ball in the first half. We still think it's a matter of when, not if, Hunter goes off, but it won't be smooth sailing in Week 3, as the Titans must venture to Cincinnati.
Sep 14 - 4:35 PM

Justin Hunter (knee) practiced fully again on Friday and is listed as probable for Week 2 against the Cowboys.

He should be all systems go facing arguably the NFL's worst defense on Sunday. Hunter is a prime blowup candidate, as alluded to in Evan Silva's Week 2 Matchups column. You can read the article at the link below.
Sep 12 - 1:16 PM

Updating an earlier item, Justin Hunter (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Titans reporters incorrectly identified Hunter as "limited" earlier Thursday afternoon. The "full" tag means Hunter is in no danger of missing Sunday's dream matchup with the Cowboys' league-worst defense. He's a high-upside WR3.
Sep 11 - 4:13 PM

Justin Hunter (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

There haven't been any indications that it's a serious issue, but it would be nice to see Hunter get in a full session on Friday. He's a WR3 with blow-up potential against the Cowboys' barely-there defense.
Sep 11 - 3:11 PM

Justin Hunter is listed on the Titans' injury report with a knee injury.

He was officially limited in Wednesday's practice. The knee injury doesn't appear to be serious. Hunter played 52-of-82 snaps in Week 2. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 10 - 3:21 PM

Justin Hunter played 52-of-82 offensive snaps in Tennessee's Week 1 win over Kansas City.

Nate Washington played a receiver-high 78 snaps, and Kendall Wright was in on 65 plays. Still, the 52 snaps for Hunter were more than enough for him to make his mark. Hunter saw a team-high eight targets and led the team with 63 yards receiving. It appears three-wide will be coach Ken Whisenhunt's base offense. Hunter needs to be in Week 2 lineups against the defenseless Cowboys.
Sep 8 - 11:26 AM

Justin Hunter caught 3-of-8 targets for 63 yards in the Titans' Week 1 drubbing of the Chiefs.

Hunter made his biggest play of the game on a 39-yard connection to open the second half. Most promisingly, Hunter was utilized as an every-down player as the Titans went with a ton of three-receiver sets. He led the team in targets. Hunter's box score was somewhat slow on Opening Day, but he will be worth firing up as a high-ceiling option next week against the defense-less Cowboys.
Sep 7 - 5:24 PM

Justin Hunter caught three passes for 48 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Hunter only played in three-wide formations, as Kendall Wright and Nate Washington handled all of the two-wide work. He was still able to haul in two passes from Jake Locker and drew two defensive penalties that moved the chains. It's obvious to anyone with two eyes that this kid is a potentially dominating talent that will be a focal point of the offense sooner rather than later. With eight catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns to go with outstanding play in camp practices, Hunter is one of our favorite flier picks.
Aug 23 - 10:43 PM

The Nashville Tennessean's John Glennon says he's "now more inclined to jump on the hype wagon" after watching Justin Hunter's training camp.

Glennon admits he entered camp skeptical of Hunter, but the sophomore wideout has "progressed faster than imagined," while combining "freakish" skills with a more confident approach. "Hunter appears ready to become a consistent big-play threat," Glennon concludes. Still regularly available in the tenth round of fantasy drafts, Hunter remains an ideal, high-ceiling WR4.
Aug 22 - 2:29 PM

The Tennessean says the goal-line fade to Justin Hunter has been "all but unstoppable" at camp.

"When the Titans get anywhere near the goal line, quarterback Jake Locker simply lofts a soft spiral toward the corner of the end zone," says beat man John Glennon. At 6-foot-4 with excellent ball skills and a sparkling 39.5-inch vertical, Hunter is a no-brainer target over the diminutive Kendall Wright. On his 30 career NFL catches (between preseason and regular season), he has an incredible eight touchdowns. Hunter is shaping up as a prime breakout candidate this season, especially in TD-heavy formats.
Aug 21 - 10:19 AM

Despite Justin Hunter's breakout 4-111-2 performance in the Titans' second preseason game, coach Ken Whisenhunt stated Hunter "has still got a lot of work to do."

"There are a lot of things, from route depth to discipline on his releases, where even though he made some big plays last night, those have got to become more consistent," Whisenhunt said Saturday. We'd like to see Hunter move ahead of Nate Washington on the Titans' depth chart, but he's only playing in three-receiver sets at the moment. He remains squarely on the fantasy breakout radar.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 17 - 2:46 PM

Justin Hunter turned five targets into 111 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions in the Titans' second preseason game Friday night.

Hunter caught a four-yard TD pass from Jake Locker with the first team, and turned a crossing route thrown by rookie Zach Mettenberger into a 64-yard foot-race touchdown with the twos. The Titans have gone to great lengths to motivate sophomore breakout candidate Hunter, even forcing him to wear a "JAG" shirt to practice last week. The 23-year-old has been dubbed "this year's Alshon Jeffery" by Mike Clay of Rotoworld and Pro Football Focus.
Aug 15 - 10:56 PM

According to the Nashville Tennessean, "not a practice goes by" without highlight-reel catches from second-year WR Justin Hunter.

Reporter Jim Wyatt's observation comes one day after Titans WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear a jersey with "JAG" on the back, standing for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's physical talent is undeniable. If he takes a step forward in attitude and effort, he's a breakout year waiting to happen.
Aug 12 - 8:41 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