Fanelli’s Fantasy Files: Tennessee Titans Bold Fantasy Predictionsby Mike Fanelli August 1, 2021 0 comments
While the 2021 NFL season is still months away, it is never too early to prepare for the fantasy season. Whether it’s research, mock drafts, or going with your gut, everyone has a way to prepare for their fantasy drafts. However, this isn’t another article to help you prepare for the fantasy season. Today, I am going to give three bold fantasy predictions for the Tennessee Titans in 2021.
All stats are base on PPR scoring.
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Ryan Tannehill Finishes as a Top-Five Quarterback
Last season, Tannehill finished as the QB7, averaging a career-high 21.5 fantasy points per game. The biggest jump in Tannehill’s production last season was the touchdowns. Tannehill not only had a career-high 33 passing touchdowns last season but a career-high seven rushing touchdowns. Moreover, Tannehill had a 7.1 percent touchdown rate last season, which could easily be repeated this year, especially with the addition of Julio Jones. Furthermore, of Tannehill’s 30.1 pass attempts per game last season, 15 percent came in the red zone. After trading for Jones, Tannehill has two elite receivers and a tank in the backfield. Fantasy players should expect a top-five finish from Tannehill this season.
A.J. Brown and Julio Jones Finish as Top-12 Wide Receivers
The Titans have two of the best wide receivers in the NFL. Last season, Brown finished as the WR7 on a points per game basis, averaging 17.2 per game. Meanwhile, things haven’t changed much for Jones. Much like in Atlanta with Calvin Ridley, Jones will have a wide receiver opposite of him that requires the defense’s attention. While Jones missed seven games last season, he was still productive, averaging 16.2 fantasy points per game. Furthermore, when fully healthy in 2019, Jones averaged 18.3 fantasy points per game while Ridley averaged 15.2 per game. There will be some weeks where one Titan receiver has a big game at the other’s expense. However, if both stay healthy, Brown and Jones should finish as top-12 wide receivers this year.
Anthony Firkser Finishes as a Top-15 Tight End
After Jonnu Smith signed with New England, Firkser became a sleeper tight end option. Then, when the Titans didn’t use a draft pick on the position, Firkser started to get top-12 hype. However, despite the addition of Julio, Firkser can still finish as a top-15 tight end. Last season, Firkser finished fourth on the team with 39 catches, only two behind Smith. Furthermore, Smith had eight receiving touchdowns last season, most of them coming inside the 10-yard line. With defenses focused on stopping the talented receiver duo and Henry inside the red zone, Firkser could quickly replace Smith as Tannehill’s favorite red zone target. While fantasy players shouldn’t rush to pick Firkser, he is a solid option to consider at the end of your drafts.
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