Tennessee Titans wideout Kenny Britt is not only in head coach Mike Munchak's and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains' doghouse after three weeks. He's universally hated by fantasy football owners (including this guy). Yeah, thanks for nothing, literally, in Week 3 (five targets, zero catches).
Washington stepping up
After three weeks, Britt has been targeted 16 times and has just five catches for 43 yards. The fact that he put up a donut in Week 3 against the porous San Diego Chargers secondary is particularly frustrating.
A healthy Britt, 25, was coming into the season with no off-field distractions. A maturing Jake Locker and an improved offensive line gave many hope that Britt was ready to break out, including myself, unfortunately. However, Britt let a frustrating Week 1 get into his head. Lack of focus and lackadaisical play put him behind the eight ball immediately.
Dropped passes and penalties haven't helped his cause. He's managed to alienate himself from the front office and coaching staff now. Great. Britt is a special talent, but the Titans have other options, and they're using them.
Nate Washington has become the No. 1 option for Locker, and Kendall Wright is the underneath route runner. It's worth noting that the Titans purposefully kept Britt on the sidelines during their game-winning drive against the Bolts Sunday. Rookie Justin Hunter stepped up and caught a deep pass for the game-clinching score; a role that normally would be Britt's for the taking. That's really bad news for Britt.
The season is young, so Britt can still dig himself out of this hole, but it's probably going to take some time (and patience from his owners). Patience that I know I, and most others, probably don't have. Don't feel the need to be faithful, especially when Britt is already thinking about changing his address in the offseason.
Washington (six percent ownership in Yahoo! leagues) and Wright (20 percent) are widely available and should get more love from fantasy managers, beginning this week. With the wideout position being so deep, don't restrict your options by letting Britt clog up your bench right now, unless you're in a really deep league.
About Keith Hernandez
Keith, an editor with KFFL, joined the team as a Hot off the Wire analyst in 2008 and has been playing fantasy sports since 2005. He is involved in MLB, NFL and NASCAR content. He graduated from the University of California-San Diego in 2005 with a B.A. in Communications and was a four-year starter as a member of the baseball program.
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