Tennessean.com (The Nashville Tennessean) has quoted Titans’ head coach Jeff Fisher as saying WR Kenny Britt could miss some “extended time” due to a hamstring injury he suffered early in yesterday’s game.
Basically Britt heard a loud “pop” when he went for a ball early in the game, and this is compounded by many reports of Britt being seen holding his hammy in practice nearly all week.
The Titans are lucky in the respect that they have the bye next week, so that will give Britt some additional time to heal, but hamstring injuries tend to linger around like a stray cat.
It isn’t time to drop the high flying receiver who has already caught seven touchdowns in five games, but the type of injury and the upcoming bye week suggests you need to find a quality backup now, if you don’t have one.
Let’s take a look at some quick options for you to consider.
The Obvious Mention: Nate Washington – Tennessee: Washington is the obvious mention since he now becomes the number one target in Tennessee, and has the skills to do so. He had a career game Sunday against a very good Chargers defense catching five balls for 117 yards and a single score. He has four touchdowns on the year now, and if Britt does miss additional time after the bye, he’s the guy you wanna target.
Plugin by Position: LaGarrett Blount – Tampa Bay: If you still haven’t heard, this guy is the new ground attack in Tampa and he is as legit as they come.
He’s fast, hard to bring down, can be a lethal threat in the open field, and is the primary endzone rusher—and oh yeah—he torched the Cardinals running for 120 yards on 22 carries and a single TD.
If you play in a league that allows flex play, you don’t necessarily have to replace a WR with a WR, just the best player available on the Waiver Wire. Blount is sure to go fast, so grab him as soon as possible.
Waiver Wire Wonder Boy: Jordy Nelson - Packers: Jordy Nelson has been a nice addition in the Packers high flying offense this year, and showed how valuable he can be in the Packers’ 9-0 win over New York on Sunday.
The deal here is, Donald Driver was taken off the field as he re-aggravated his quad, and the Packers will err to caution with Driver who is already a bit weakened by injuries. Nelson has three key points about him that make his availability something to consider:
1. He returns kicks, making his value rise for those of you who get points for returns.
2. He is a talented receiver who already was averaging out at around four catches a game, and if Driver misses time (and he’s likely to) his role will undoubtedly increase.
3. The guy has special value against teams who are great at covering, because Nelson is the guy that everyone forgets. He can play the slot, on the outside, and he has great speed and hands. He’s worth a stash at the least, and is a fine play next week against Dallas.
Other names to consider:
Brandon Gibson – WR – Rams: (on bye this week)
Brandon Tate – WR – Patriots:
Delanie Walker – W/R/T – 49ers
Nate Burleson – WR – Lions:
Roscoe Parrish – WR/KR: Bills