Kenny Britt: Why the Tennessee Titans Receiver Can Help Your Fantasy Team

Jamal CollierAnalyst IIIAugust 18, 2012

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates as he leaves the field after a win over the Baltimore Ravens at LP Field on September 18, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee won 26-13.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Kenny Britt has had an eventful offseason, but he should still be under consideration for your fantasy football roster.

The Tennessee Titans’ mercurial wide receiver has spent the better part of the last 11 months rehabbing from a torn ACL he suffered in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos.

He’s since been arrested on a DUI and also made headlines for venting about a team-imposed fine…using social media as his platform.

The beginning of his 2012 season hangs in the balance as a result, with his injury and a potential NFL suspension possibly limiting Britt’s games-played number from the start of the season.

Where fantasy football is concerned, those two predicaments should not be treated as separate hurdles.

If Britt were handed a suspension and removed from the physically unable to perform list, any time he misses is time gained in rehabilitation for his knee.

When he returns to the field, he will essentially be resuming his “magical” third year in the NFL. Receivers are said to put it all together in their third year in the league.

True to form, Kenny Britt was dominant in the first two-plus games of his third year.

Before exiting early in the second quarter during Week 3, he had already tallied 17 receptions, 289 yards and three touchdowns for the year.

Fantasy owners should have plenty of notice regarding whether Britt would play in a given week, reducing the potential for goose eggs in their fantasy score columns. Britt could record a 1,000-yard season even if he misses four games for any reason: suspension, injury or otherwise.

Because of that, Kenny Britt should be on your fantasy team. He’s got the upside of a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver, but he is not being drafted as such (38th WR on

I’ve got him ranked considerably higher.