Kendall Wright of the Tennessee Titans is the rookie wide receiver you want to own in fantasy football, especially in PPR formats.
While the Titans’ No. 1 receiver Kenny Britt gets himself re-inserted in the offense, Wright’s production gets more impressive as the season continues.
He has caught multiple passes in every game this season, while his receiving yardage has increased in every game but one (Week 2).
But he scored his first career touchdown in that game.
In his last four games, Wright caught 26 passes for 224 yards and his second career touchdown.
He was targeted 19 times in the last two games against the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers, bringing in 15 passes for 137 yards.
His next few games are very enticing fantasy matchups.
In Week 7, Wright will face off against the Buffalo Bills, who have failed to stop many wideouts at all this year.
This is a team that surrendered 10 touchdowns to wide receivers in five weeks—before seeing Larry Fitzgerald in Week 6.
The Indianapolis Colts represent Wright’s Week 8 matchup. The Colts have allowed seven touchdowns to wideouts in four games this season, but will face an underwhelming receiving corps in both Weeks 6 and 7 prior to seeing Wright, Britt and the crew in Tennessee.
One of those corps, the Cleveland Browns, is more known for its drops than its big plays.
The other, the New York Jets, has been openly approached by Terrell Owens for what everyone sees as an opening at the wide receiver position.
Wright is certainly worth a waiver claim in your fantasy league based on his potential to mature as a player while his rookie campaign continues.
It’s especially encouraging that Britt’s re-emergence from his torn ACL hasn’t prevented Wright from getting his own numbers with which to fill the stat sheet.
His favorable schedule doesn’t hurt, either.