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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 (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 12.
Hunter practiced fully on Thursday and Friday and appears a good bet to play against Philadelphia. Unfortunately, he's settled in as a fantasy WR5. Nov 21 - 3:06 PM

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Justin Hunter (knee) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

The infuriating WR5 will be good to go for a plus matchup with the Eagles.
Nov 20 - 6:52 PM

Justin Hunter (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It's a new injury for Hunter, who played 37-of-40 snaps in Monday night's loss. There hasn't been any indication his status is a concern for Week 12.
Nov 19 - 4:05 PM

Justin Hunter caught two passes for 48 yards in the Titans' Week 11 loss to the Steelers.

Hunter was targeted four times. He stumbled on the Titans' first play of the game, falling out of bounds on his route, leading to a pick-six for William Gay. On his other missed opportunity, Hunter could only get one foot down in bounds on the sideline. He continues to frustrate. Hunter's big gain was a 36-yard grab on a hook route when Gay slipped in coverage. Hunter is nothing more than a WR4. He has a plus date with the Eagles in Week 12, but is impossible to trust.
Nov 18 - 12:17 AM

Justin Hunter has played on 94.0 percent of the snaps over the last four games, yet is averaging just 2.2 catches, 32.7 yards and 0.25 TDs during that span.

Hunter is an every-down player with a unique skill set and high-ceiling physical ability at 6-foot-4. He's also playing on a team that has been in catch-up mode for much of the season. Yet he just can't seem to turn the corner in terms of production, frustrating both the Titans and fantasy owners. Hunter has a dream matchup at home against the Steelers this week, but he'll be very difficult to trust as a WR3 given his recent box scores.
Nov 11 - 8:27 AM

Justin Hunter caught one pass for 17 yards on two targets in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Ravens.

The Ravens gave Tennessee's offense constant man-coverage looks with reserve and street free agent cornerbacks, and the Titans didn't even try to attack it. Hunter also had a 31-yard catch wiped off the board by an offensive pass interference penalty. He was a shoestring tackle away from a touchdown at the end of his 17-yard reception, but Ravens CB Danny Gorrer brought him down. Hunter will remain a boom-or-bust WR3 option in Week 11 against the Steelers.
Nov 9 - 4:01 PM

Justin Hunter caught four passes for 31 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 8 loss to the Texans.

It was a disappointing game for Hunter, but he still saw a team-high 10 targets and was the intended receiver on a couple deep balls from big-armed Zach Mettenberger. Hunter saved his owners with a late 12-yard touchdown grab with the Titans already trailing 30-7. On his early catches, Hunter had trouble staying on his feet, instead slipping on the LP Field turf. Hunter remains the focal point of Tennessee's aerial attack. It's just a matter of time before another blow up. The Titans are heading into their bye.
Oct 26 - 6:10 PM

Justin Hunter says he and Zach Mettenberger had a "good rhythm going" during training camp and preseason.

"I'm really interested to see how it will all turn out in a real game," Hunter continued. Of the Titans' regular receivers, sophomore Hunter spent the most time with Mettenberger's group over summer. The two showed great chemistry in the preseason when Hunter caught ten passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Mettenberger has a rocket arm unlike Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst, and TE Delanie Walker says the deep ball will be a "focus" of the offense Week 8 against the Texans. Hunter knows how to run the "go" route.
Oct 24 - 10:26 AM

Justin Hunter played on 55-of-57 snaps in Sunday's loss at Washington.

Hunter has now played on 177-of-185 snaps (95.6 percent) since taking over the starting "X" job from Nate Washington three games ago. Yet he's seen just 12 targets during that span, totaling a disappointing 7-182-1 line in plus matchups. Hunter remains a boom-or-bust WR3, but one that will get a boost if strong-armed Jake Locker (thumb) can get back in the lineup. Checkdown Charlie Whitehurst is not a fit with Hunter's vertical skill set.
Oct 20 - 10:37 AM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-2 targets for six yards in Tennessee's Week 7 loss to the Redskins.

It was a monumentally-disappointing day for the second-year wideout, as his second target was a ball he should have caught for major yardage. Hunter has taken steps forward in recent weeks, but he's still a boom-or-bust WR3 most safely utilized as a WR4.
Oct 19 - 5:49 PM

Justin Hunter secured 3-of-5 targets for 77 yards in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Jaguars.

Hunter had an early 38-yard reception and another for 22 yards, where he was ripped down at the one-yard line. FB Jackie Battle punched in the score one play later. A big-play threat, Hunter is going to be an up-and-down fantasy performer while running low-percentage routes amid shaky quarterback play in Nashville. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR3 in Week 7 against the Redskins.
Oct 12 - 4:42 PM

Justin Hunter led the Titans wideouts by playing on 68-of-70 snaps in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Kendall Wright played 57 snaps and Nate Washington got 48. It represents a changing of the guard, as Hunter (who was previously playing on 74.3 percent of the snaps) finally started over Washington at the "X" spot. He only saw five targets, but produced a 3-99-1 line and will have bigger days ahead in his new role. Hunter will be a WR3 candidate against Jacksonville in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 9:36 AM

Justin Hunter got the Week 5 start and turned five targets into three catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' loss to Cleveland.

Hunter had two nice plays in the game, on his touchdown burning Buster Skrine badly down the sideline from 75 yards away, and turning a short receiver screen into a 10-yard gain for a key first down. It was a promising effort for Hunter, both in terms of playing time and performance, getting his first start of 2014. He will remain a boom-or-bust WR3 option in Week 6 against Jacksonville, potentially without Jake Locker (hand) at quarterback. It's perhaps worth noting Hunter's TD on Sunday was delivered by Charlie Whitehurst.
Oct 5 - 5:40 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Justin Hunter could start over Nate Washington as soon as this week.

Hunter would replace Washington at X-receiver in two-wide sets after mostly playing in three-wide sets so far. The Titans are starting to realize they need to get his talent more involved despite his ineffective play through the first four games. Hunter has been playing on 76 percent of offensive snaps to this point, but his targets are set to increase as an every-down starter opposite Kendall Wright. He remains a WR4/5 hold on benches.
Oct 3 - 7:04 PM

Justin Hunter caught 1-of-5 targets for 12 yards in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Colts.

Hunter was called out by coach Whisenhunt after the game as a player who let the team down. He had a third-down pass clang off his hands in the first half that was easily picked off. Hunter has been one of the most disappointing players in the league through four games, and he's on pace for just 36 catches for 552 yards and no scores. He appears to just be going through the motions at times. Hunter is nothing more than a WR4/5 at the point.
Sep 28 - 5:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Zach Mettenberger
2Jake Locker
3Charlie Whitehurst
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
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
2Chase Coffman
3Richard Gordon
4Brett Brackett
K1Ryan Succop