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Kendall Wright's Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook After Week 11

Nov 14, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) rushes against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
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Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2013

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright continues to impress as a reliable fantasy option. 

Week 11 saw Wright once again play at a high level against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football. His team's Twitter account illustrates his big day nicely:

Wright's final line? Nine receptions for 80 yards. He was once again explosive as offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains found creative ways to get Wright the ball in space and let him go to work.

The second-year receiver slowly crept onto the scene as a rookie with over 600 yards and four scores, but Wright is well on his way to better production as a sophomore.

Nov 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
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Perhaps most importantly, Wright is doing it regardless of his quarterback. Starter Jake Locker is out for the year, per ESPN's Paul Kuharsky, but Wright continues to function as the No. 1 option in the passing attack.

This translates to Wright's status as a must-start option regardless of the matchup. Wright is the definition of reliable—in eight of ten games he has caught five or more passes and in nine straight contests has 50 or more yards.

The only true knock on Wright as a fantasy value is his inability to get in the end zone. Wright has one touchdown on the year so far. It's a small price to pay for such a reliable option who causes little stress when it comes time to craft a lineup each week.

It's not as if the matchup forecast is bad for Wright, either. He gets an Oakland defense that ranks worse than Indianapolis against the pass in Week 12 before he gets yet another shot at the porous Indianapolis secondary.

After that, Wright gets the No. 20 and No. 13 ranked pass defenses before a date with Houston and the NFL's best pass defense—which Wright torched for seven receptions, 54 yards and his only touchdown of the year in Week 2.

Wright must be owned in all leagues and locked into every lineup the rest of the way. He's an under-the-radar play, so don't expect much in return on the trade market. Savvy owners would be wise to make a move to acquire Wright for minimal cost.

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