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Projecting Adam Humphries numbers with the Titans

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

I said heading into free agency that the Titans needed to sign 2 receivers- a deep threat guy and a slot guy. Well yesterday they got their slot guy in Adam Humphries, and they got him for a very reasonable price. There were reports over the last couple of weeks that Humphries was going to get $12-14 million per year. That obviously didn’t happen.

Humphries is going to be a reliable target for Marcus Mariota in 2019. That sounds like a simple statement, but Mariota has been short on reliable targets over the last couple of years- especially last year with Delanie Walker hurt and Rishard Matthews quitting. It cannot be overstated how important it is to have a guy that is dependable both in route running and catching the football.

As for projections, Mike Clay of ESPN is projecting stats for all of the free agents from a fantasy perspective. Here is part of what he had to say about Humphries:

Humphries ranks 24th among wide receivers in receptions (192) over the past three seasons, but 65th in touchdown catches (8, 6.8 OTD) during the span. His role as a short-area target (6.2 average depth of target last season) who is rarely used near the goal line (12 career end zone targets) has left Humphries without a single top-50 fantasy season in his four-year career.

He projects Humphries for a 64/687/3 line with the Titans. What say you?