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Kenny Britt: Why Tennessee Titans' WR Is a Fine Fantasy Option in Week 7

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 11:  Kenny Britt #18 of the Tennessee Titans runs for yardage during the season opener game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on September 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Jamal CollierAnalyst IIIOctober 19, 2012

It’s time to consider Kenny Britt of the Tennessee Titans as a legitimate starter for your fantasy team, and it’s not simply because there are six teams on a bye this week.

Of course, that doesn’t hurt his chances at being a top 20 guy for Week 7.

Britt will be matched up with the Buffalo Bills this week. The Bills are a team that is ranked in the top five in terms of generosity to fantasy wide receivers this season despite facing underwhelming passing games more often than not.

They have allowed at least one receiving touchdown to a wide receiver against each team they have faced this season. Britt is the safest bet of the Tennessee wideouts to score a touchdown.

In six games, the Bills have allowed receivers to go for 1,028 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 69 catches (14.9 average).

That’s a 60 percent target conversion percentage. By comparison, the New York Jets are allowing just fewer than 50 percent of passing attempts to wide receivers to actually be caught.

The Jets are one of the receiving corps lacking a true No. 1 WR that the Bills have faced during this run. The others are the Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers. Buffalo has played the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs, as well.

Those teams have legit No. 1 options (Larry Fitzgerald and Dwayne Bowe) but suspect quarterback play. The only team they have played against that is recognized as a complete offensive threat is the New England Patriots.

Buffalo gave up 52 points to that team.

Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will make another start under center for the Titans in Week 7, which helps Britt’s cause to produce a nice stat line.

Hasselbeck is the same quarterback who was Tennessee’s starter during Britt’s appearances last season. Britt finished with 17 catches on 26 targets for 289 yards and three touchdowns in three games.

He was targeted 11 times against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night in Week 6.

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