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Justin Hunter | Wide Receiver

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 203
College: Tennessee
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Justin Hunter has bulked up to 205 pounds and wants to play at 210 this season.
Hunter played "in the 190s" last season. While getting bigger and stronger is fine and dandy, that's not Hunter's problem. He has a terrible set of hands and one of the emptiest heads. More muscle isn't going to fix that. Hunter needs to make a more concerted effort and show the want-to to be better. Jun 18 - 2:22 PM

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Justin Hunter has been running some routes out of the slot at OTAs.

We wouldn't at all expect this to become Hunter's home with Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas on the roster, especially considering Hunter's freakish natural abilities on the outside, but it's a way for the Titans to mix-and-match and give defenses different looks. Hunter needs to worry about learning one position and succeeding there before opening up and trying to expand his repertoire.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 4 - 12:23 PM

When asked about Justin Hunter, coach Ken Whisenhunt said, "At some point, you either get it or you won't be in this league anymore. That's the natural order of the NFL."

The Titans continue to try to wake Hunter up from his career-long doldrums. Last year, they outfitted him in a practice jersey that said JAG (just a guy) on the back -- even though he's 6-foot-4 with 4.4 speed and serious leaping ability. That didn't work and we doubt Whiz's comments will light a fire under Hunter either. After performing as one of the league's worst wideouts last year, Hunter will enter camp behind rookie Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas.
Jun 1 - 8:14 AM

The Nashville Tennessean's Jim Wyatt considers Justin Hunter a lock to make the Titans' 53-man roster.

Wyatt also has a "hunch" that Hunter is "going to finally emerge" this season and hold off second-round rookie Dorial Green-Beckham at X receiver. It's not out of the question that both Hunter and DGB could be part of the Titans' three-wide packages, along with Kendall Wright, pushing Harry Douglas into a No. 4 role as the backup to all three. Hunter's hype train went off the tracks last season, but he could probably be viewed as a potential bargain at his current ADP of 14.05.
May 11 - 10:34 PM

Justin Hunter expects to battle second-round WR Dorial Green-Beckham for a starting job.

Kendall Wright is locked into one job and Harry Douglas is lurking as a No. 3/slot candidate. If Green-Beckham has his head on straight, he shouldn't have any problem pushing Hunter into a sub-package role. Despite sizable playmaking talent, Hunter was one of the worst receivers in the league last year as he averaged just 1.32 yards per route run -- 46th of 52 qualifiers in PFF's metric.
May 7 - 11:34 AM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Justin Hunter (lacerated spleen) hasn't had any setbacks.

Hunter's late-season spleen injury cost him the final four games, but was never a long-term concern. He should be cleared for the start of the Titans' offseason program. Despite coming off a disappointing 28/498/3 line, Hunter has potential for a third-year leap.
Feb 21 - 7:07 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:03:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 04:30:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:33:00 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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 12:28:00 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
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 06:14:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 04:18:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 05:36:00 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.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:41:00 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.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 03:06:00 PM