Kenny Britt Injury: Latest Updates on Titans WR's Week 2 Status, Fantasy Value

Richard LangfordCorrespondent ISeptember 10, 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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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt looks to be on track to make his 2012 debut in Week 2 as his team takes on the San Diego Chargers, but it does not appear as if he will have a full workload for that first game back. 


UPDATE: Sunday, September 16 at 3:22 p.m. ET by Rob Goldberg

The Tennessee Titans officially Twitter feed listed the inactives for the game, and Kenny Britt was not among them. This means he will be playing for the Week 2 matchup against the San Diego Chargers.

Unfortunately, coach Mike Munchak has said he will not overuse his receiver in his first game back from surgery from a torn ACL and MCL. He is unlikely to play more than 15-25 snaps, according to the Titans official site.

This means he will likely have some impact on the game when he is on the field, but it will likely not be enough to make a difference in fantasy football. Those who kept him on the bench during the Week 1 suspension would be best served keeping him there for another game.

Britt still has tremendous potential, but Titans fans and fantasy owners must be patient with the youngster.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, September 12 at 4:45 p.m. ET by Ben Chodos

The news regarding Kenny Britt's return to action for the Tennessee Titans has changed little as the week has progressed.'s Terry Mccormick reported via Twitter that head coach Mike Munchak has said that the receiver will be on the field, but will see limited action.

Munchak says #Titans practiced Kenny Britt in limited fashion and he will play maybe 15-25 snaps Sunday

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 12, 2012

Munchak confirming what was previously believed means that Britt's status is unlikely to change before Sunday. 

-------End of Update-------'s Terry McCormick passed along this bit of info shared by Titans head coach Mike Munchak:

Munchak says Britt should be available to play vs Chargers.

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 10, 2012

And Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported the following on Britt's expected role:

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Britt currently is expected to be available for 20-to-25 snaps in Week Two, at San Diego.

Britt is coming back from not just the suspension but also a torn ACL that he suffered last season. He is going to need a minute to get into football shape. 

The good news for his fantasy prospects is that it looks like he will have a full week of practice heading into next week's game. 

McCormick alerted us to that:

Kenny Britt back with # Titans and will practice Wednesday

— Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) September 10, 2012

So all of this paints a cloudy fantasy picture for the talented receiver. The safest thing for owners would be to use the wait-and-see approach with Britt, but if someone is struggling for a second wide receiver or a a flex option, Britt has some value. 

Fellow wide receiver Nate Washington left the Week 1 contest with a leg contusion and is expected to play next week, per the team's official Twitter feed, but the Titans would undoubtedly like Britt to lessen his load a bit.  

The Titans will be taking their passing attack to San Diego to face a Chargers team that finished 13th in pass defense a season ago. 

I'd feel better about Britt's chances if he and quarterback Jake Locker, who is expected to play Sunday despite his shoulder injury (via Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean), had more of a chance to build up any chemistry, but the two will be working on little else than a week of practice together. 

Avoid using Britt in Week 2 unless your wide receiver situation is dire. Should he stay healthy, Britt will have more value as this season moves along.