The beginning of NFL coaching camps is quickly approaching, which signifies that Fantasy Soccer drafts are usually not far behind.
The Tennessee Titans had one of many NFL’s greatest offenses in 2020 and this season they function various gamers who ought to be interesting to fantasy homeowners. To assist with the pre-draft course of, All Titans at SI.com will break down the gamers who will (or would possibly) present up on draft boards.
As we speak, broad receiver Josh Reynolds.
Why you need to draft him: He’s a fifth-year veteran who has proven regular enchancment all through his profession. Final season with the L.A. Rams – his first as a daily starter – was his greatest to this point with 52 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns, and people numbers had been sufficient for him to rank among the many prime 70 amongst all broad receivers in fantasy factors. Plus, he signed a one-year, free-agent take care of Tennessee for $1.75 million, which implies he nonetheless has loads of motivation to show himself in an try and earn a long-term deal, both to return in 2022 or to go to a different membership. Given the Titans’ well-earned popularity as one of many NFL’s greatest speeding offenses, they received’t face many pass-heavy defenses, and that ought to create favorable matchups for all the potential receivers.
Why you shouldn’t draft him: With A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, Tennessee has two Professional Bowl broad receivers, and each are accustomed to topping 1,000 receiving yards. In consequence, precisely what position Reynolds will play and what number of passes would possibly come his means is murky, at greatest. In any case, solely two groups threw fewer passes in 2020, when the Titans’ prime two broad receivers (Brown and Corey Davis) every had at the least 65 receptions however nobody else at that place managed even 25 catches. If it took Reynolds three full seasons to carve out a daily position with a pass-happy group just like the Rams, it’s honest to marvel if he will probably be little greater than an afterthought in his first season with Tennessee.
Notable quantity: 46 – receptions in 24 video games in opposition to the NFC West groups, which he confronted yearly when he was with the Rams. For his profession, Reynolds has 113 receptions in 64 video games. Meaning 41 p.c of Reynolds’ catches have are available 21 p.c of his contests. The Titans will play face the 4 AFC West groups in 2020, together with Arizona and Seattle in Weeks 1 and a couple of, respectively.
They mentioned it: “I can let you know that he’s carried out a fantastic job actually establishing himself when it comes to being multi-faceted. He has a reasonably good grasp of the (three broad receiver) positions. So, it ought to give him a chance to be extraordinarily versatile for us. That’s one thing we’re going to be trying to him to offer for us.” – Rob Moore, broad receivers coach
Backside line: The one means Reynolds pays off massive is should you draft him within the late rounds and Brown or Jones miss an prolonged interval attributable to damage. That being mentioned, Brown had surgical procedure on each knees early within the offseason however managed to play via points with one or each all of final season. Jones will probably be one of many NFL’s 10 oldest broad receivers in 2021 and missed seven video games in 2020 attributable to damage. Reynolds stayed wholesome throughout his time with the Rams, and if he does so with the Titans it will likely be an improve from what they skilled with their No. 3 receiver every of the final two years. But if he’s the No. 3 all season there is no such thing as a means he’ll put up good numbers from week to week.