We’re going to take a look at some start or sit advice for two Tennessee Titans wide receivers, A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries.
The respective tales of Tennessee Titans wide receivers Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown were quite different in Week 1. Brown had a standout performance against the Cleveland Browns, while Humphries’ showing was forgettable.
So, where do we stand on starting or sitting either of these players against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2? We’re going to break it all down.
A.J. Brown: Start
Titans rookie receiver A.J. Brown certainly got his career off on the right foot in Week 1, as he totaled 100 yards on three catches (four targets) in the regular season opener against the Browns.
Not only did he show great route-running, but the Titans’ 2019 second-round pick also displayed his ability to create yards after the catch on his 51-yard reception, thanks to solid speed and great physicality. In total, Brown had two catches of 47 yards or more.
Week 2 brings a favorable matchup against a Colts secondary that allowed 13.3 yards per reception against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1, and doesn’t sport an elite corner in either the slot or on the outside.
Brown can line up in either of those two spots and will have plenty of space to work and opportunities for big plays now that the Colts have to focus on stopping Derrick Henry.
Adam Humphries: Sit
While I’m optimistic on Brown and fellow wideout, Corey Davis, I just don’t feel the same about Adam Humphries. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver totaled just one catch on two targets in Week 1, and turned that catch into a measly five yards.
It’s expected that Humphries will catch mostly short passes being the slot receiver, but the problem is if Marcus Mariota is looking over the middle of the field between Humphries and Delanie Walker, he’s likely to go to Walker, who is his favorite target.
This creates the kind of competition that should worry fantasy owners of Humphries moving forward. Until Humphries can show he’s capable of putting up viable fantasy numbers, he needs to be left on the bench, or even dropped entirely for a receiver in a better situation.