The start of NFL training camps is just around the corner, which means the Fantasy Football Draft isn’t far behind.
The Tennessee Titans have had one of the best offensives in the NFL of 2020 and this season they have a number of players who should appeal to fantasy owners. To facilitate the pre-roughing process, All Titans on SI.com will break down the players who will appear (or could) appear on the selection boards.
Today wide receiver Josh Reynolds.
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Why should you write it: He is a fifth year veteran who has steadily improved throughout his career. Last season with the LA Rams – his first as a regular starter – was his best yet with 52 receptions for 618 yards and two touchdowns, and those numbers were enough for him to place in the top 70 among all wide receivers. in fantastic points. Additionally, he signed a one-year free agent contract with Tennessee for $ 1.75 million, which means he still has plenty of motivation to prove himself in a bid to land a contract at long term, either to come back in 2022 or to go to another club. Given the Titans’ well-deserved reputation as one of the NFL’s best rush offensives, they won’t face many pass-heavy defenses, and that should create favorable clashes for all potential receivers.
Why you shouldn’t draft it: Along with AJ Brown and Julio Jones, Tennessee has two wide receivers in the Pro Bowl, and both are used to going over 1,000 receiving yards. As a result, the exact role Reynolds will play and the number of passes that could befall him are obscure at best. After all, only two teams threw fewer passes in 2020, when the Titans’ two top receivers (Brown and Corey Davis) each had at least 65 receptions, but no one else in that position made even 25 catches. . If it took Reynolds three full seasons to carve out a regular role with a team as satisfied as the Rams, it’s fair to wonder if he’ll be little more than an afterthought in his debut season with Tennessee.
Notable number: 46 – receptions in 24 games against NFC West teams, which he faced every year when he was with the Rams. For his career, Reynolds has 113 receptions in 64 games. This means that 41% of Reynolds’ catches were made in 21% of his shows. The Titans will face all four of the AFC West teams in 2020, including Arizona and Seattle in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively.
They said it: “I can tell you that he did a great job to win in terms of versatility. He has a fairly good understanding of positions (three wide receivers). So that should give him the opportunity to be extremely versatile for us. This is something that we are going to rely on him to provide us. – Rob Moore, wide receivers coach
At the end of the line : The only way Reynolds pays big is if you draft him in the later rounds and either Brown or Jones miss an extended period due to injury. That being said, Brown had surgery on both knees early in the offseason, but has been able to overcome issues with one or both throughout last season. Jones will be one of the NFL’s 10 longest-serving wide receivers in 2021 and has missed seven games in 2020 with injury. Reynolds has remained healthy during his time with the Rams, and if he does with the Titans, it will be an improvement over what they’ve been through with their No.3 receiver each of the past two years. Still, if he’s No. 3 all season, there’s no way he’ll be posting good numbers week to week.