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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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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. Aug 17 - 2:46 PM

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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

Coach Ken Whisenhunt called out Justin Hunter in a team meeting for not making a play in Saturday's preseason opener, and WRs coach Shawn Jefferson made Hunter wear "JAG" on his jersey nameplate at practice.

Jefferson has been all over Hunter since the Titans drafted him with the 34th pick in last year's draft. It can be characterized as tough love. The Titans know Hunter can be as good as he wants to be. In NFL terms, "JAG" stands for "Just Another Guy." Hunter's taking it in stride. The sophomore ran behind Nate Washington Saturday, but saw plenty of action in three-wide sets and should overtake Washington in due time. Hunter is a prime breakout candidate.
Source: 24/7 Sports
Aug 11 - 7:01 PM

Justin Hunter had one catch for five yards in Saturday night's preseason opener.

Hunter didn't start in two-wide sets, but saw regular snaps with the first team. The Titans played him at multiple spots, though he'll likely get the majority of his snaps at X receiver. Hunter is a prime breakout candidate in Ken Whisenhunt's passing attack, which features bunch and spread formations. It's only a matter of time before Hunter replaces Nate Washington in Tennessee's base offense.
Aug 9 - 10:08 PM

Justin Hunter is setting a goal of 60 receptions for his second NFL season.

He had 18 grabs as a rookie, but averaged 19.7 yards per catch and parlayed four of them into touchdowns. "If I could catch 60 balls, that would be great," said Hunter, a breakout candidate who turned 23 in May. "It would really help out the team." Hunter added that he's "working on those underneath routes and being a more complete receiver this year." Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus and Rotoworld has deemed Hunter "this year's Alshon Jeffery."
Aug 8 - 1:56 PM

The Nashville Tennessean reports Justin Hunter "continues to make highlight-reel catches" at training camp.

On Thursday, Hunter skied over the top of CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson to make a grab before reeling in a pass between two defensive backs in a red-zone drill. The Titans have been talking up Hunter as a breakout candidate all offseason. At 6'4/203, he has the potential to, at the very least, dominate in the red zone as a sophomore. If he can wrestle the No. 2 role away from Nate Washington, Hunter could pop off in a big way. His ADP currently sits at the top of the 12th round.
Aug 8 - 10:04 AM

Justin Hunter is listed as a second-team wideout on the Titans' initial depth chart.

Kendall Wright and Nate Washington are the starters, with Hunter and Marc Mariani as the second-stringers. We wouldn't read too much into it. It's likely a case of Washington getting the veteran respect before eventually sliding into his expected No. 3 role. (Note that Shonn Greene is listed ahead of rookie Bishop Sankey.) The Titans have been talking up the physically impressive Hunter as a guy ready to make a leap all offseason.
Aug 6 - 10:06 AM

Titans OC Jason Michael believes second-year WR Justin Hunter is someone "we’ve got to keep pushing him to make those next steps."

Hunter, 23, was mostly quiet as a rookie, but did post late-season stat lines of 6-109-1 (Week 12) and 4-114-1 (Week 14). "He's shown flashes of making plays," said Michael of Hunter. "He’s a big, long receiver that’s still growing into the position. As coaches, we’ve got to keep pushing him to make those next steps. The sky’s the limit there." Hunter is a high-ceiling WR4/5 re-draft pick.
Jun 25 - 7:14 PM

Titans WRs coach Shawn Jefferson considers Justin Hunter "the receiver that puts us in the playoffs."

Jefferson rode Hunter hard during the run-up to the 2013 season, showing tough love. He now appears to believe Hunter is poised for a year-two leap. "With the growth he is going to go through, if he can keep progressing he can be the receiver that puts us over the edge," said Jefferson. "He has that much potential. He has great ability, and has gotten bigger." Week-to-week consistency may be elusive, but Hunter is a high-ceiling WR4 fantasy pick in re-draft leagues.
Jun 6 - 2:55 PM

Justin Hunter has gained 15 pounds since the end of last season.

Hunter's goal was to get bigger and stronger heading into his sophomore campaign, and he's now up to 208 pounds after tipping the scales at 193 as a rookie. He should be in for an increased offensive role alongside Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. Hunter was mostly a red-zone weapon only in 2013.
Apr 29 - 2:35 PM

Justin Hunter exited Sunday's Week 17 game against the Texans with a shoulder injury.

Hunter saw two targets, failing to reel in either, before leaving in the second quarter. Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, and Damian Williams will handle receiver duties for the rest of the afternoon if Hunter is done. Hunter, the 34th overall pick in April's draft has 18 catches for 354 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. He should have a much bigger role on offense as a sophomore.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 02:21:00 PM

Justin Hunter was held without a catch in Week 16 against the Jaguars.

He finished with just one target in the passing game. Hunter was as the Titans' No. 3 receiver with Kenny Britt a healthy scratch. He's struggled with inconsistency throughout his rookie season, but has the potential to emerge as a viable WR3 in 2014 fantasy drafts.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Justin Hunter is inactive for Week 15 against the Cardinals.

It's significant because Hunter is coming off of a huge game against Denver and recently emerged as the Titans' top big-play threat in the passing game. Per the Nashville Tennessean, Hunter is a healthy scratch for violating team rules. The rest of the Titans' Week 15 inactives are QB John Skelton, OL Kevin Matthews, OL Byron Stingily, WR Damian Williams, DB Micah Pellerin, and DT Mike Martin.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Justin Hunter played on 38-of-50 snaps (76.0 percent) in Sunday's loss at Denver.

Interestingly, Nate Washington played 39 snaps and Kendall Wright got 38. So there were no clear-cut options in two-wide sets as all three rotated in evenly. Still, relying on a raw rookie in a Ryan Fitzpatrick offense is a recipe fantasy owners will want to avoid. Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals loom in Week 15.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:07:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Dexter McCluster
4Antonio Andrews
5Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
2Collin Mooney
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Derek Hagan
4Brian Robiskie
5Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
5Jaz Reynolds
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Chase Coffman
5Jason Schepler
K1Maikon Bonani
2Travis Coons