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Mr. Wright

By Thomas J. Harrigan, Fantasy Sports Writer

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - When waiver claims process this week, we may finally see Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright get some respect from fantasy owners.

All it took was a game-winning 10-yard touchdown with 10 seconds left Sunday at Oakland.

The touchdown was Wright's first since Week 2, and his 103 yards gave him his first 100-yard bonus of the year.

Those two factors might explain why Wright is just 38.7 percent owned in espn.com fantasy leagues.

Nevertheless, he has been a consistent threat all season.

Wright has posted at least 69 receiving yards in each of the last seven games and at least 54 in his last 10 after catching just two passes for 11 yards in the season opener.

Sunday's game put Wright on pace for 95 catches and 1,110 receiving yards this season.

He's tied for 19th in the NFL with 91 targets and has been Tennessee's No. 1 target with both Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick under center.

Fifty-five receivers currently have a higher ownership rate than Wright, including New England's Kenbrell Thompkins, who played just 14 snaps in Week 8 and was a healthy inactive in Week 9, San Diego's Vincent Brown, who's had more than four fantasy points in a game just twice all season, and St. Louis' Chris Givens, who is on pace for 673 yards and zero touchdowns.

Wright is far from a WR1 and doesn't qualify as a high-end WR2 in non-PPR leagues, but fantasy owners could do much worse than to pencil in a surefire 7-9 points into their lineups at WR3 or the flex spot during the stretch run.

And while the 5-foot-10, 191-pound Wright isn't suddenly going to become a Calvin Johnson-level threat to score, Sunday's touchdown proved the Titans receiver at least still knows where the goal line is.

11/26 16:44:09 ET


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