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Fantasy Football Draft Outlook: Calvin Ridley, DeAndre Hopkins, Tony Pollard (2024)

With startups in full swing and fantasy football drafts around the corner, we must target the correct players that elevate our teams to champions. We elevate our fantasy football team by conducting the proper research during the offseason. Today, we will be working through some fantasy football target analysis from the AFC. We break down some situations that have changed since 2023 and explain how they affect the remaining players, as well as who we should target for our fantasy football championship-bound teams. Below we dive into one specific situation and the fantasy football draft outlook for those players involved.

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Fantasy Football Target Analysis: AFC

Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans are another team building around a second-year quarterback with Will Levis. In this past offseason, the Titans signed Calvin Ridley, their new alpha wide receiver. Ridley received a 36% air yard share last season and could see more of the same this year with the cannon attached to Will Levis’ body. With the money they spent on Ridley, we should see another season of 125+ targets, as he should be the offense’s focal point.

The Titans won’t forget DeAndre Hopkins, but he will become the secondary focus of this passing attack. He thrived with the young fresh arm of Will Levis by producing 27 receptions of 20+ yards. However, he now has to compete with Calvin Ridley and, of course, Father Time. Hopkins is now 32 years old and will regress with his target share. Do not look at his 137 targets and expect him to repeat those numbers this year. Instead, all of the new talent in Tennessee should put him finishing much closer to the century mark, like his last year in Arizona.

Tyler Boyd and Chig Okonkwo will become safety valves within this offense. Boyd should drop from the 60+ targets he was getting in Cincinnati to fighting to break 50 total. Chig will be lucky to see his 77 targets from 2023 again. Both players bring zero upside to your fantasy team, and you should look elsewhere.

Finally, we finish with the running backs. Who will outshine the other for targets within the offense? The answer is Tyjae Spears, who produced on third downs last season, and ended the year ranked seventh in target share, 10th in TPRR, and 17th in YPRR.

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