Kendall Wright: Why Rookie WR is Set to Break Out in Week 7

Jesse Reed@@JesseReed78Correspondent IOctober 18, 2012

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30:  Kendall Wright #13 of the Tennessee Titans scores on a 11 yard pass in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Arena at Reliant Park on September 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright is ready to have a breakout game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7. 

Through six games, Wright is the team's leading receiver, catching 33 passes through six games. Though he hasn't been particularly explosive, averaging only 8.6 yards per reception, he is the most reliable receiver on this team. 

The Bills feature one of the worst defenses in the NFL: This team ranks No. 31 in total yardage allowed per game, No. 20 in passing yards per game and No. 32 in rushing yards per game. It's also only tallied six interceptions so far through six games. 

There are other factors that lend well to Wright busting out with a huge game, too. 

Kenny Britt is finally back and fully healthy, as the AP reports he isn't even listed on the team's injury report for Week 7. 

Britt and Nate Washington are the team's biggest deep threats, and now that they're both fully functional and ready to play a major role within the framework of the Titans offense, Wright will find himself open more than ever before underneath. 

Furthermore, until Jake Locker comes back, Matt Hasselbeck is still the team's quarterback, and though he has enough arm strength to keep defenses honest targeting Britt and Washington, the truth is that he's much more accurate on passes underneath. 

Given the fact that the Bills are the NFL's worst rushing defense, you can expect Chris Johnson to have a big game this week, following up his solid performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wright will benefit greatly on play-action passes, as the Bills linebackers will be focused on the running game, and he'll be targeted early and often.

I'm picking the Titans to upset the Bills on the road, and I won't be surprised in the least to see Wright play a big role, catching upwards of 10 passes on the day. 

 

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