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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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Titans placed WR Justin Hunter on injured reserve with a lacerated spleen, ending his season.
It's a disconcerting end to a disappointing year. Hunter was one of the league's least-efficient receivers this season, averaging just 1.32 yards per route run. That's good for 46-of-52 in Pro Football Focus' metric. Hunter caught more than three passes in only 2-of-12 games, and astonishingly failed to log a single five-catch effort. Hunter has all the ability in the world, but has thus far been unable to match it with the proper football smarts. Issues at play-caller and quarterback haven't helped. Still only 23, Hunter is well worth keeping around in Dynasty leagues, but there's no guarantee that 2015 will be the year he goes off. Dec 2 - 4:03 PM

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Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday that Justin Hunter (spleen) is "doing well" and should be released from the hospital within the "next day or so."

It's a positive development, but there should still be worry about Hunter's rest-of-season availability. He has a lacerated spleen, and it would be surprising if he didn't miss multiple weeks. The Titans' three-receiver set with Hunter out of the lineup would presumably add Derek Hagan to Nate Washington and Kendall Wright. Their quarterback also has a throwing-arm injury.
Dec 1 - 4:30 PM

Titans WR Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) will spend "at least" one more night in the hospital.

It's just for monitoring purposes, but Hunter obviously isn't going to be available for Week 14. It's possible, if not probable, that he's played his final snap of 2014. Hunter's status will be updated sometime in the next 48 hours.
Dec 1 - 2:33 PM

Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) could remain hospitalized for a few days.

For now, it doesn't look like Hunter will need any surgical procedures. Instead, he'll rest and recover for a few days before thinking about football. It's a serious enough injury that injured reserve is possible for the wildly disappointing second-year wideout. Expect Nate Washington and Kendall Wright to play every snap against the Giants in Week 14.
Dec 1 - 12:28 PM

Justin Hunter suffered a lacerated spleen in Sunday's Week 13 loss at Houston and will remain hospitalized overnight.

Hunter didn't go after a Zach Mettenberger interception aggressively early in the game and paid the price, as he got lit up by Danieal Manning. He did return to the game, but ultimately had to bow out with stomach pain. Once it worsened, he was taken to the hospital where the lacerated spleen diagnosis was handed down. Nate Washington and Kendall Wright will likely play nearly every down in Week 14 with the ineffective Hunter sidelined. He's a candidate for injured reserve.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 30 - 6:14 PM

Justin Hunter was hospitalized with stomach pain following the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Texans.

He finished with one catch for 18 yards on three targets. Hunter appeared to suffer the injury on Zach Mettenberger's first pass of the game, which was intercepted by Texans CB Johnathan Joseph. Hunter returned, but was nowhere to be found on the sideline in the fourth quarter.
Nov 30 - 4:18 PM

Justin Hunter caught four passes for 64 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Philadelphia.

After months of frustration, Hunter finally came through for fantasy owners in one of the best matchups he'll see all year. The touchdown was a bit fluky though, as he caught a deflected pass and housed it from 40 yards out in the second quarter. And of course, he was brutally inefficient once again -- catching just 4-of-10 targets. The bottom line is that Hunter is not a very good player right now despite his tantalizing skill set. He'll be a WR4 at best against the Texans in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:36 PM

Titans declared WR Justin Hunter (knee) active for Sunday's Week 12 game at Philadelphia.

Hunter's knee was never a real concern as he practiced in full on both Thursday and Friday. However, his level of play has been among the worst in the league all season. He's just a WR4/5 despite the plus matchup against the Eagles' burnable corners. Delanie Walker (concussion) is also active, as expected. The Titans inactives: QB Charlie Whitehurst, WR Kris Durham, CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, DB Marqueston Huff, T Will Svitek, TE Richard Gordon and DE Ropati Pitoitua.
Nov 23 - 11:41 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Charlie Whitehurst
2Jordan Palmer
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Leon Washington
4Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Leon Washington
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
3Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Kris Durham
WR31Derek Hagan
TE1Delanie Walker
2Chase Coffman
3Matthew Mulligan
K1Ryan Succop