Tennessee Titans 2021 Fantasy Preview
2020 Record: 11-5
2021 Over/Under: o/u 9.5
2021 Divison Odds : -130
2021 Super Bowl Odds: +2800
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The Titans made one of the splashiest moves of the offseason when they traded for Julio Jones. It was a wise deal. The Titans needed a legitimate second receiver once Corey Davis left for the Jets and Julio was the best player on the market. Even though he’s been injured often, he’s produced like the future Hall of Famer he is when he’s been on the field. Playing with Brown and Derrick Henry should help take some coverage pressure off him and the Titans offense should flourish because of it.
Meanwhile, the Titans defense is a wreck and could be a huge liability for a team that is trying to compete for a Super Bowl. Perhaps I am wrong in this evaluation. If I am and the Titans defense is even mediocre, this is a team that could run away with the AFC South. Even with a bottom tier defense, the Titans should be considered the favorites in the division.
Champions Round “JUICE” Projections
2021 Expected Record: 9-8
2021 Expected Points Per Game: 28.2
2021 Expected Points Allowed Per Game: 26.6
Ryan Tannehill - Rank: QB11
JUICE Projections: 345-530 Passing, 65% Completion, 3996 Passing Yds., 31 TD, 11 INT; 287 Rushing Yds, 4 Rush TD
Tannehill has been nothing short of spectacular for the Titans. He’s been a top 7 fantasy QB as well over the past two seasons. Adding Julio to the mix should only help out his touchdowns totals. The only downside for Tannehill is that he has perhaps the best RB in the NFL who takes away red zone scoring opportunities from him. Still, at his current ADP Tannehill is a huge value.
Derrick Henry- Rank: RB3
JUICE Projections: 324 carries, 1555 Rushing Yds, 16 Rush TD; 27 receptions, 165 Receiving Yds, 3 Rec. TD
Just an absolute monster. Worthy of a top 4 fantasy pick and I would be fine taking him at No. 2 overall. At some point the wheels are going to fall off given the amount of touches he’s had over his career. But I don’t think it’s happening this season.
A.J. Brown - Rank: WR8
JUICE Projections: 84 receptions, 1165 Receiving Yds, 11 Rec. TD
Brown should be even more explosive in Year 3, especially with Julio by his side. Yes, the addition of Jones limits his upside a bit. He’s not going to get 175 targets now. But he should be much more efficient and is still a beast. He can definitely be your WR1 and should have a top 10 WR fantasy season at worst.
Julio Jones - Rank: WR16
JUICE Projections: 76 receptions, 1090 Receiving Yds, 8 Rec. TD
Jones is still a monster when healthy. Having AJ Brown and a great rushing attack should only benefit his long term health. He’s not a WR1 any more, but he will be a great addition to any fantasy team. He could be the best WR2 on the market.
Anthony Firkser - Rank: TE22
JUICE Projections: 42 receptions, 404 Receiving Yds, 5 Rec. TD
There was a lot of early offseason hype for Firkser with the departure of Jonnu Smith to New England. Then came the Julio trade. The Titans do have a need for a third receiver, so there is some upside potential for the Titans TE. But given the top three offensive options, I doubt Firkser gets enough volume to make him truly fantasy relevant.
TL;DR 2021 Tennessee Titans
- Ryan Tannehill is criminally underrated in fantasy. Great late round QB.
- AJ Brown should be helped by Julio Jones, not hurt.
- At some point Derrick Henry is going to burn out, right? Maybe not this year though.
- Fade any Anthony Firkser hype.
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