NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans could have two new receivers in their base two-tight-end offense, and reception distribution is difficult to sort out this early. How will the Titans' receivers stack up in production in 2016?
ESPN Fantasy Projection: 51 catches, 640.5 yards, 3.1 TDs.
Over or under: A bit under on catches and yardage, maybe a bit over on TDs. Matthews is very solidly in the starting lineup and he should be a dependable option for Marcus Mariota. But the Titans will run the ball a bunch, tight end Delanie Walker is likely to remain the primary pass target, and they will spread the ball around to a lot of different people.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: 15.6 catches, 193.4 yards, 0.9 TDs.
Over or under: Way over. The fifth-round rookie out of UMass is a starter at this point, and it will be a huge surprise now if he’s not a starter on opening day. He burst past the likes of Dorial Green-Beckham and Harry Douglas in the spring and has not yielded work to Andre Johnson since Johnson's arrival. His coaches say Sharpe runs routes like a third-year guy. He rarely drops a ball. If he’s healthy, he will be far, far more productive than that projection.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: 46.8 catches, 571.2 yards, 2.3 TDs.
Over or under: Over. Less could be more for Wright, who will be primarily the team’s third wide receiver working out of the slot. When healthy, he can be really good there, and though he’s been out with a hamstring injury since early in camp, in the first few days he looked like a guy who was energized by the team bringing in Matthews, Sharpe and Johnson and by heading into a contract year.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: 5.6 catches, 73.1 yards, 0.9 TDs.
Over or under: If he makes the team, over. He’s not a guarantee. tough the trade of Dorial Green-Beckham certainly makes it more likely Johnson will stick. We don’t know how many receivers the Titans will keep. Justin Hunter seems like a goner, but Johnson could be battling with Douglas and Tre McBride for one or two spots.