Tennessee Titans wide receiver Chester Rogers
You can say what you want about Chester Rogers and whether or not he deserves a spot on this list, but allow us to break this down for you. If he snuck onto the field disguised as one of those wide receivers that get more acclaim in national circles, we’d be talking about his nomination for at least one FedEx Air Player of the Week Award.
Heading into Week 6, Chester is second on the Titans in receiving yards behind Julio Jones, and he’s third on the team in both receptions and yards per reception despite only playing 53% of the snaps.
Keep in mind the fact that, two months ago, we were arguing about whether or not he’d make the team.
His special teams value is on display weekly as well. So far, through five games he’s racked up 114 yards on seven kick returns and 120 yards on nine punt returns.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill
Throw out the stats for a second. Just knowing that Ryan Tannehill has taken the beating he’s taken and has still crafted a two-to-one touchdown-to-interception ratio while picking up another 130 yards on seven carries should speak to his greatness.
He’s getting next to nothing in pass protection. If Tennessee can solve that riddle, this offense will explode. Oh, and those 130 rushing yards make him the second-leading rusher on the team. What’s that? You were saying that this guy isn’t elite?