2013 Titans fantasy football projections

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Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus was nice enough to provide some projections on how he thinks the Titans offensive skill players will do in the upcoming 2013 season.

QB Jake Locker - 236-of-410, 2,919 yards, 14 TD, 14 INT, 63 carries, 445 yards, 1 TD

I have Locker appearing in 13 of the team's 16 games, but he could get a quick hook if he doesn't take a big step forward. As you can see from my numbers, I'm not overly optimistic that he's up to the task.

RB Chris Johnson - 254 carries, 1,171 yards, 5 TD, 31 receptions, 245 yards, 1 TD

Like it or not, Johnson is going to lose carries, especially inside-the-five. A 1,000-yard season remains in reach, and he'll play on most passing downs, but his ceiling is lower than in year's past.

RB Shonn Greene - 103 carries, 416 yards, 4 TD, 7 receptions, 52 yards

Greene isn't nearly as bad as his reputation indicates, but that doesn't mean he's a threat to Johnson for the team's feature back role. He'll settle in as an expensive No. 2/short-yardage back.

WR Kendall Wright - 72 receptions, 791 yards, 4 TD

Wright is one of my favorite breakout candidates for 2013, but he'll need somewhat-competent quarterback play in order to get it done. In 2012, he had one of the league's lowest average depth of target marks. I expect Dowell Loggains to use his playmaking slot man downfield more often in 2013.

WR Kenny Britt - 53 receptions, 758 yards, 4 TD

Britt averaged a healthy 20 percent of the team's targets in 2012 and that number figures to be about the same in 2013. It's an important contract year for Britt, but I think Wright will emerge as the team's top wideout.

WR Nate Washington - 28 receptions, 404 yards, 2 TD

It appears Washington is not on the roster bubble, but he'll have a short leash on No. 3 duties if 6'4 rookie Justin Hunter progresses as the team hopes.

WR Justin Hunter - 21 receptions, 335 yards, 2 TD

Hunter is off to a slow start as he deals with a hamstring injury, but once healthy, it won't be long before he moves past Washington. In an ideal world, Britt and Hunter will line up on the outside, with Wright in slot.

TE Delanie Walker - 39 receptions, 545 yards, 2 TD

Walker doesn't have near the pass-catching upside of incumbent Jared Cook, but he's one of the top blockers at the position. He's not a threat for a major role in the passing game.

You can check out more of Mike's work here. He also has a fantasy football Draft Guide. Here are the details:

The 2013 Draft Guide is only $4.99 for the PDF. If you want a print guide, head to your local Walmart, Walgreens, Barnes & Noble, etc. in a few days and pick one up. Also, be sure to sign up for our premium fantasy product,Fantasy Gold, for the 2013 season.
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