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Pros:

His healthiest and most trouble free offseason of his career. He chose to stay with the team rather than go home this summer and get himself arrested. He's playing for a contract and is doing everything to indicate he is after the big payday.

He has as much natural talent as almost any WR in the league.

Cons:

His arrest record and tendency to be a complete moron and derail his own career.

His knee had a flare up last week. How long will it hold up?

Jake Locker pretty much sucks.

Last year was disappointing as he couldn't get healthy enough to really bust out.

Is this his breakout year finally? Is he an undercover WR1 that can be had in the 8th round? Or is all hope lost?

 
He's in the McFadden-category to me. Too much risk of being a wasted pick, despite the potential for him to finally stay healthy and have a big year.

If he happens to fall where it's too good to pass up, I'll grab him. But at his ADP, I'd rather someone else take the risk.

 
Who knows? I think you can discount the knucklehead factor, he clearly seems interested and focused. Will he stay healthy? Can his QB get him the ball? Much bigger questions. His OL is good, which certianly helps.

I wish he weren't getting so much play. I fear he's being pushed up too far in ADP or $$$ and no longer represents a true "low risk / high reward" that I expected in the offseason. Now he has real upside but his price / ADP can hurt you if he bombs out. Tough call IMHO, but I would like to have him on my teams.

 
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yea Britt is a tough one... i agree with the points everyone has made

Pros:
His healthiest and most trouble free offseason of his career. He chose to stay with the team rather than go home this summer and get himself arrested. He's playing for a contract and is doing everything to indicate he is after the big payday.
He has as much natural talent as almost any WR in the league.

Cons:
His arrest record and tendency to be a complete moron and derail his own career.
His knee had a flare up last week. How long will it hold up?
Jake Locker pretty much sucks.
Last year was disappointing as he couldn't get healthy enough to really bust out.

Is this his breakout year finally? Is he an undercover WR1 that can be had in the 8th round? Or is all hope lost?
yea Britt is a tough one.. i think what it comes down to is if you go for a guy like Britt as your #3 WR hoping for that upside and that Jake Locker somehow learns to play QB than you definitely have to grab other guys with upside to back him up

Josh Gordon

Justin Blackmon

Golden Tate

Vincent Brown

I think if you pair him with a couple of guys like that.. than one of these guys will play out and you will be set at #3 WR.. i am all about taking risks, but calculated risks with a back up plan

but you should definitely not count on him as your starter in any way shape or form

 
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He's in the McFadden-category to me. Too much risk of being a wasted pick, despite the potential for him to finally stay healthy and have a big year.

If he happens to fall where it's too good to pass up, I'll grab him. But at his ADP, I'd rather someone else take the risk.
Except that DMC costs a 3rd round pick. Britt maybe a 7th. Huge difference.

 
if you plan on using him as your wide reciever one.. you better have a stud qb, 3 stud backs, stud tes.

realistically, if your taking him in round 8 as your wide out 2. you gotta have high floor guys also to make sure it doesnt completely blow up in your face.

Its a 7th round pick that could turn into a first round pick value.. or its a 7th round pick that turns into, does this owner know what he is doing?

BUT you could also look at it as Im playing to win a championship and draft britt expecting him to put up number 1 numbers and not worry about it, if hes a dud

HIGH BOOM HIGH BUST.

 
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Call me crazy, but a WR im aiming for in the 6+rnds are guys I want who are BOOM...

Im here to win championships, not squeak into the playoffs.

 
It seems to me like he's got the biggest potential of all of the wr3's out there. If your a gambler, he's the one to gamble on.

I also think the "bust" aspect of Britt is over rated. The only real concern this year is health. His floor is about what he did after the bye last year. If those numbers from week 12-17 (18-277-3) is his floor then sign me up. That's not elite but will more than carry you through if paired up with other wr's from that tier.

 
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It seems to me like he's got the biggest potential of all of the wr3's out there. If your a gambler, he's the one to gamble on.

I also think the "bust" aspect of Britt is over rated. The only real concern this year is health. His floor is about what he did after the bye last year. If those numbers from week 12-17 (18-277-3) is his floor then sign me up. That's not elite but will more than carry you through if paired up with other wr's from that tier.
Not sure where you're going here with his performance week 12-17. Game log was as follows:

Week 12 - 3 receptions, 25 yards, 1 TD

Week 13 - 2 receptions, 40 yards, 1 TD

Week 14 - 8 receptions, 143 yards

Week 15 - 1 reception, 7 yards

Week 16 - 2 receptions, 41 yards, 1 TD

Week 17 - 2 receptions, 21 yards

Now, he scored TDs in 3 of those weeks, and added a 4th week with massive reception and yardage totals. But IMO, TDs are rather fluky year to year, so counting on those is a bit misguided.

If you look past the TDs, Britt averaged 3 receptions for 46 yards. IMO, that's not exactly getting it done.

Full disclosure - he's my WR3 in a 16-team dynasty, but I don't feel great about it.

 
The issue is that the passing offense has been so meh for so long in Tennessee that predicting anything based on "talent" or "motivation for a new contract" or whatever is foolish. Jake locker could improve by leaps and bounds and it could have Zero effect on Britts stat line just as locker could be awful and Britt could catch 85 balls. No way to guess. At all.

 
Call me crazy, but a WR im aiming for in the 6+rnds are guys I want who are BOOM...

Im here to win championships, not squeak into the playoffs.
I've seen to many guys sneak into the playoffs and win it all. Don't discount consistency.

 
I've grown more skeptical from watching the last preseason game. Not due to Britt, but Locker's inability to do anything. On top of that, he seemed more locked in on Wright and Washington on short crossing routes. Without going back and looking, seemed Britt was only targeted 3-4 times despite seeing some soft outside coverage against the Bengals. I wish Locker could be more effective throwing that 10-12 yd comeback/back shoulder throw. With Britts size/speed he should get more of those "my ball" throws, but he's not. Couple that with an improved Oline focused on running the ball and the stars don't line up.

Hate to be pessimistic, but I wouldn't be surprised to see +/-700 yds and 5-7 TDs. Definitely the floor, but I think Locker/run game keeps him well under 1000 yds. I will be closely watching this next preseason game to see how/what his targets look like.

 
He's in the McFadden-category to me. Too much risk of being a wasted pick, despite the potential for him to finally stay healthy and have a big year.

If he happens to fall where it's too good to pass up, I'll grab him. But at his ADP, I'd rather someone else take the risk.
Except that DMC costs a 3rd round pick. Britt maybe a 7th. Huge difference.
One's a RB2 and the other a WR3. I'm not willing to gamble on either. Not much difference at all.

 
It's not like he had Brees when he was lighting it up in 2010 - 2011 (per game he was a WR1 those 2 years) -- it was with Vince Young and the used up version of Kerry Collins. Locker shouldn't prevent WR3 #s (the break even point given his ADP) if Britt's knee is 100% IMO. And if Locker actually plays well? Ohhhhhh man.

 
He's in the McFadden-category to me. Too much risk of being a wasted pick, despite the potential for him to finally stay healthy and have a big year.

If he happens to fall where it's too good to pass up, I'll grab him. But at his ADP, I'd rather someone else take the risk.
Except that DMC costs a 3rd round pick. Britt maybe a 7th. Huge difference.
One's a RB2 and the other a WR3. I'm not willing to gamble on either. Not much difference at all.
Sure there is; there's a huge difference. I don't think I have to define the term "value" but risk is obviously mitigated the farther you drop down the draft board. The comparable picks you would be making in the 3rd dwarf those you'd be making in the 7th-9th.

DMC is someone you would almost certainly have to lean on as your RB2 if you paid full price for him where as Britt is someone you can stash on your bench. They are incomparable.

If Britt stays healthy he's clearly worth the late round grab IMO. Tons of question marks, tons of upside.

 
He is talented, but I don't think he is mega talented like Julio, AJ, Calvin, Dez or Marshall.

Three other concerns:

1) I have no clear idea how the targets are going to break down. Britt is the most talented probably (although Hunter is comparable physically), but you also have Wright, who has outplayed him so far, Nate Washington, who isn't special but is an experienced veteran who has led the team in the past, Hunter, who is equaly talented but a rookie unknown, and Delanie Walker at TE, who is new and unknown in that offense. I just don't have any clue if this team will feature one WR1 primarily, who will get lion's share, or if targets will be spread out, and if so where Britt fits.

2) Locker is not established as a guy who will elevate his receivers. He was one of the worst fantasy players and if he doesn't improve significantly, none of these receivers will be very fantasy relevent as they will be splitting a small target pie.

3) He has never had a full season of top fantasy production. The league is full of players who flashed talent here and there, but the jury is still out on whether or not Britt can put it altogether for a full season. This is his fifth season and most top WRs break out by their third or four year at the latest. There are examples of guys who had their first 1000 yard season in their fifth year, but it is the rare exception.

 
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If I get him as WR3/4, I'm fine with it. Your WR3 is going to more than likely be a carousal anyways, so why not have some high upside guys like Britt, Gordon, Blackmon, etc.

 
I am concerned about his knee, but other than that I'm not especially worried about his cons.

He broke out in 2010, when he played 12 games and finished as WR11 in points per game (non-PPR). If you don't like points per game, we could look at his last 16 games before his 2011 injury: he put up 63/1123/12. If you're worried about small sample sizes or cherry-picking, we can just look at his entire career (45 games): he has averaged 52/837/6.8 per 16 games, which would have been good for WR28 last year.

Britt is a great value in round 8 - he and Gordon are the two WRs in that range who have a real shot at top 15 WR numbers this season. If you get them both as your WR 3 & 4 then there's a good chance that you'll be starting the best WR3 in your league.

 
He is talented, but I don't think he is mega talented like Julio, AJ, Calvin, Dez or Marshall.
I don't disagree.

Britt though has been unstoppable for a handful of games in his career. Didn't matter who covered him, he was getting the ball. There's a feeling at that moment that he's as good as any WR. The other (15?) games of the season he has an equal amount of impressive catches and drops.

You have gotta see him drop a gimme catch right to him with no defender. I do not think older eras of coaches would have kept him on their team but traded him.

The Titans had two of the most talented players (Britt and Cook) that never seemed to mature. It would seem they said enough's enough with Cook as he went in FA to the Rams. They still long for him to put some of those dominating performances into a whole season. He's had the eye of oh so many coaches and they stuck with him through his arrests and extra junk and...all this is supposed to end up with a very high quality WR.

Hunter is his replacement and their patience is thin.

I think he pans out at what seems like this "last minute" or "last chance" scenario.

It is very easy to draft Hunter and Britt in redraft and when you consider all the reaches and sleepers and this N that, this seems like a real good prediction to have one very good WR. I doubt they both produce well and the Titans are this high powered offense with many 3 WR sets, throwing early N often. I think only one shines.

 
I am concerned about his knee, but other than that I'm not especially worried about his cons.
TC or preseason doesn't have the same injury rules as the regular season. He missed two practices and they said it was fine just some swelling. In season, a reporter would be all-over that harping for more detail, but TC is more take what you can get for info.

 
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Just took him at 7.10 in a best ball ppr redraft over guys like Jennings, Miles Austin, and Boldin. His upside is huge and I have Dez and Andre Johnson before him.

 
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Unless something reallynchanges, He won't draw enough targets to come anywhere near top 15. Locker just doesn't go to him.

 
Unless something reallynchanges, He won't draw enough targets to come anywhere near top 15. Locker just doesn't go to him.
For arguments sake, last season an UNHEALTHY Britt was targeted 6.4x per game.

Julio Jones, was targeted 8x per game.

1.6 more targets a game.

A healthy Britt, will get many more targets, as he'll create more separation. Believe that

 
Call me crazy, but a WR im aiming for in the 6+rnds are guys I want who are BOOM...

Im here to win championships, not squeak into the playoffs.
Exactly. My first few rounds I draft players that will be very solid outside of injury. After that, especially for my bench, it's player who will change my fortunes. Let everyone else draft the players who have no shot to put up elite numbers but are "safe" while you draft next year's 2nd round pick in the 9th round.

 
I am concerned about his knee, but other than that I'm not especially worried about his cons.

He broke out in 2010, when he played 12 games and finished as WR11 in points per game (non-PPR). If you don't like points per game, we could look at his last 16 games before his 2011 injury: he put up 63/1123/12. If you're worried about small sample sizes or cherry-picking, we can just look at his entire career (45 games): he has averaged 52/837/6.8 per 16 games, which would have been good for WR28 last year.

Britt is a great value in round 8 - he and Gordon are the two WRs in that range who have a real shot at top 15 WR numbers this season. If you get them both as your WR 3 & 4 then there's a good chance that you'll be starting the best WR3 in your league.
couldn't agree more

 
Unless something reallynchanges, He won't draw enough targets to come anywhere near top 15. Locker just doesn't go to him.
Fisher's frustration with drops has carried over into Munchak's regime and hasn't changed.

In short, when the drops are especially high it affects a young QBs development.

As I mentioned above Britt drops gimmes. That's so difficult to deal with and the Titans coach to just keep firing anyway.

Palmer tried pulling WRs for drops(at Munchak's orders) but it just created a revolving door. (Damian Williams got more time, but otherwise...) their OC the second half of the year tried encouragement; nothing worked.

There was a level of frustration late in the season that was far too high to be productive. You add drops to Locker's own mistakes and ...they needed to start a year with a clean slate so we'll see how 2013 goes.

People are mentioning Britt's contract year-don't miss that Munchak could be on his last legs as HC either. Thus far he has tolerated way more as a HC than he did as an OL coach. He could be the hard-nosed guy we all expected when he was promoted. Britt will have to respond appropriately and discipline is what everyone has thought Britt lacked so there's a whole little microcosm within here.

 
It's sad that this is the quietest offseason of Britt's career because he only dropped a friend off at the hospital after he'd been stabbed and then spent the two months refusing to cooperate with the police investigation...

 
Targeting Britt around the 8th round. Got him ranked around WR30. Have Shorts, V. Brown and Wayne right around the same area. Of those 4, Wayne is the safest play IMO. Britt would be my WR3/4 if I got him in the 8th. Definitely need to CYA if you draft him, if not for the stupidity factor, then for the Locker factor.

 
Count me in. Add me to the list of "I want to win, and I'll take the risk for that big potential payday". I took MJD (RB2), Gronk (backed by Cook), and Britt (WR3) in my main league.

These are the types of guys with the potential to blow #### wide open.

 
It seems to me like he's got the biggest potential of all of the wr3's out there. If your a gambler, he's the one to gamble on.

I also think the "bust" aspect of Britt is over rated. The only real concern this year is health. His floor is about what he did after the bye last year. If those numbers from week 12-17 (18-277-3) is his floor then sign me up. That's not elite but will more than carry you through if paired up with other wr's from that tier.
Not sure where you're going here with his performance week 12-17. Game log was as follows:

Week 12 - 3 receptions, 25 yards, 1 TD

Week 13 - 2 receptions, 40 yards, 1 TD

Week 14 - 8 receptions, 143 yards

Week 15 - 1 reception, 7 yards

Week 16 - 2 receptions, 41 yards, 1 TD

Week 17 - 2 receptions, 21 yards

Now, he scored TDs in 3 of those weeks, and added a 4th week with massive reception and yardage totals. But IMO, TDs are rather fluky year to year, so counting on those is a bit misguided.

If you look past the TDs, Britt averaged 3 receptions for 46 yards. IMO, that's not exactly getting it done.

Full disclosure - he's my WR3 in a 16-team dynasty, but I don't feel great about it.
Not sure why we'd discount TD's in about half his starts as flukey, when that's totally in line with his career averages, yet fail to discount a 1 rec for 7 yards performance, which is far flukier in terms of Britt's career.

 
He is talented, but I don't think he is mega talented like Julio, AJ, Calvin, Dez or Marshall.

Three other concerns:

1) I have no clear idea how the targets are going to break down. Britt is the most talented probably (although Hunter is comparable physically), but you also have Wright, who has outplayed him so far, Nate Washington, who isn't special but is an experienced veteran who has led the team in the past, Hunter, who is equaly talented but a rookie unknown, and Delanie Walker at TE, who is new and unknown in that offense. I just don't have any clue if this team will feature one WR1 primarily, who will get lion's share, or if targets will be spread out, and if so where Britt fits.

2) Locker is not established as a guy who will elevate his receivers. He was one of the worst fantasy players and if he doesn't improve significantly, none of these receivers will be very fantasy relevent as they will be splitting a small target pie.

3) He has never had a full season of top fantasy production. The league is full of players who flashed talent here and there, but the jury is still out on whether or not Britt can put it altogether for a full season. This is his fifth season and most top WRs break out by their third or four year at the latest. There are examples of guys who had their first 1000 yard season in their fifth year, but it is the rare exception.
When Britt "flashed talent," he did so by being the #1 receiver in all of fantasy football over like an 8 or 10 game stretch. That's a few years ago, and pre-injury to be sure, but we're not talking about a guy who's shown he has maybe the potential to one day achieve something. We're talking about a guy who single-handedly carried fantasy rosters Calvin style over about a half-seasons's worth of production already in his career, who will be all of 25 this season.

This isn't upside worth mentioning, this is upside through the roof. Likely? I don't see it as so, but the reward to risk ratio may be the highest in all of football at his current price.

 
Took him last night in an auction at 5% of budget. He'll be my #3 WR behind Cruz and Welker.

For comparison's sake, Stevie Johnson went for 1.5% more, Cecil Shorts went for the same price, and Chris Givens went for 1.5% less.

 
Can't get fooled again.
When exactly has anyone been "fooled" by Kenny Britt? Due to the injury and his off field antics, he was a late round flyer last year. The two years prior he put up WR1 PPG numbers but got hurt -- I guess Peterson and Charles "fooled" people in 2011 too.

 
Does anyone really think Locker will stay as QB1? I have never seen anything impressive from the guy, besides a few times that he came in for Hasselbeck. I know that "The Rifle" Fitzpatrick is no elite QB, but I have to say that I have been far more impressed with his play than Locker. At least with Fitz, you know what you will get, and you will have production with the WR and TE

 
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Thus far he has been disappointing in camp/preseason.

Between that and his past...I just don't see paying much for this guy.

 
Can't get fooled again.
When exactly has anyone been "fooled" by Kenny Britt? Due to the injury and his off field antics, he was a late round flyer last year. The two years prior he put up WR1 PPG numbers but got hurt -- I guess Peterson and Charles "fooled" people in 2011 too.
Nah, you don't get PPG credit when you only play 2 games. And the year before that his stats relied on 9 TDs on just 42 receptions which is not sustainable on this offense. I'm not sure he was even actually top 12 ppg for those 12 games (don't have an easy way of looking that up). Either way, TDs are too volatile to count on for FF production, especially at the WR position.

Does anyone really think Locker will stay as QB1? I have never seen anything impressive from the guy, besides a few times that he came in for Hasselbeck. I know that "The Rifle" Fitzpatrick is no elite QB, but I have to say that I have been far more impressed with his play than Locker. At least with Fitz, you know what you will get, and you will have production with the WR and TE
I'd actually feel better about Britt if Fitzpatrick was the QB. We know he locked onto his best WR in Buffalo. If I thought Britt was going to get 120+ targets I'd be snapping him up in every draft. Right now I don't have a clue how to project him with Locker under center.

 
Can't get fooled again.
When exactly has anyone been "fooled" by Kenny Britt? Due to the injury and his off field antics, he was a late round flyer last year. The two years prior he put up WR1 PPG numbers

but got hurt -- I guess Peterson and Charles "fooled" people in 2011 too.
Nah, you don't get PPG credit when you only

play 2 games. And the year before that his stats relied on 9 TDs on just 42 receptions which is not sustainable on this offense. I'm not sure he was even actually top 12 ppg for those 12 games (don't have an easy way of looking that up). Either way, TDs are too volatile to count on for FF production, especially at the WR position.
Britt played 15 games combined in 2010-2011 and put up 1064 / 12, as a 22 / 23 year old in a run heavy offense with garbage at QB. I find it impressive. He also passed my personal eyeball test -- obviously relevant to my personal perception of his ability but YMMV.

I agree that TDs are a hugely volatile stat -- I'm pretty sure no one is drafting the guy expecting double digit scores. I'm certainly not. I'll be good with him as a WR3 in standard redraft leagues this year (value him slightly less in PPR), and I'm thrilled to have bought him at a huge discount in multiple dynasty leagues after various injuries and arrests -- he's generally my WR4 or even WR5 in those cases.

As far as projections go -- in the ballpark 800 / 6 seems like a reasonable median to me -- assuming Locker still pretty much sucks and remains the starter all year. If Locker improves or Fitzpatrick gets to play, I think Britt can have a 1000 - 1100 yard year and have 8 / 9 TDs. I'm not a huge believer in the contract year stuff usually, but in Britt's case it probably matters more than is the norm -- he's a moron who probably hasn't really worked all that hard up until now, and having 10s of millions of dollars at stake on his next deal might make a big difference.

 
To quote a paragraph from the Kenny Britt spotlight:

For evidence of this home run potential, we need look no further than Kenny Britt's 2010 and 2011 seasons. Both years were marred by serious injuries, but he played three healthy stretches in those two years. From week 1 to week 7 of 2010, Kenny Britt played in six games, putting up 23 receptions, 434 yards, 7 TDs, and a 2 point conversion. He reached the end zone in each of the six games, and ranked as the #5 fantasy receiver over that seven week span. Then, he tore his hamstring and missed six weeks while recovering. He returned at the end of the year to play from week 14 to week 17. Over that span, he put up 19 receptions, 341 yards, and 2 touchdowns, once again ranking as the #5 fantasy receiver. Then Britt opened 2011 on fire, catching 17 passes for 289 yards and 3 touchdowns in two and a half games, once again ranking as the #5 receiver, before tearing his ACL and missing the rest of the year. In 13 games, Britt caught 59 passes for 1064 yards and 12 touchdowns, with a two-point conversion thrown in for good measure. Over the two years, only Calvin Johnson scored more fantasy points per game. Perhaps most impressively, Kenny Britt did all of this despite playing with three different quarterbacks. Six of his games were with Kerry Collins, four were with Vince Young, and three were with Matt Hasselbeck. None of those quarterbacks is still starting in the NFL.
 
If I get him as WR3/4, I'm fine with it. Your WR3 is going to more than likely be a carousal anyways, so why not have some high upside guys like Britt, Gordon, Blackmon, etc.
I'm buying on Britt this year. Do I have blinders on to who's chucking the rock and how many total targets there are likely to be? You bet.

As listed here by Donkshow, he is falling to me as a wr3 and I have been able to back him up with Blackmon and other high up wrs. I like the odds of one of them clicking when it counts. In a couple leagues (gulp), I have wr2: Gordon, wr3: Britt, wr4: Blackmon. I'll either be singing halleluah or the season will end sooner rather than later! But with all 3 having serious questions and serious talent, the stars have aligned to send them my way. Who am I to say, no?

 

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