Tennessee Titans: Breakout players this team should build around

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Chester Rogers #80, Tennessee Titans
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chester Rogers

No, he probably won’t ever be A.J. Brown or Julio Jones. That’s okay though. Much like Kristian Fulton has been a nice surprise on the defensive side of the ball, the same can be said about Titans wide receiver Chester Rogers.

Tennessee doesn’t need Rogers to be Jones or Brown. They simply need him to be the best version of Chester Rogers that he can be. He’s most certainly done that.

It wasn’t that long ago that we were debating whether or not he’d make the roster. Fast forward, and he and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine have both passed seemingly Josh Reynolds on the depth chart and in order of importance.

Meanwhile, the Titans have gotten nothing out of rookie wideout and fourth-round draftee Dez Fitzpatrick who’s still on the practice squad and figures to stay there unless something tragic happens.

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Rogers, heading into Week 5, has hauled in 12 receptions for 153 yards, and he’s reached the end zone once. That ties him with Julio for the team’s third-highest receiving total. He’s second in yardage behind Jones as well. Don’t forget about his value on special teams either.

Rogers has fielded nine punts for 120 yards. He’s added another 114 yards on seven kickoff returns. If you’re looking for value this is it. Tennessee may want to explore more ways to get him involved.