The Tennessee Titans were sorely lacking at the wide receiver position last year, which meant Mariota utilized tight end Delanie Walker as his main receiving target. The Titans drafted Dorial Green-Beckham in 2015, expecting him to immediately step in as a productive number one wide receiver. Unfortunately, Green-Beckham flopped in his first year with the team, recording just 549 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in the 2016 season. The Titans have now chosen to sign Rishard Matthews, a player who will definitely be productive as a top target within the Titans offense.

Season with Miami

Last year, Rishard Matthews was on pace for more than 1000 receiving yards. In the 10 games he played before he got injured, Matthews caught 43 balls for 662 yards and four touchdowns. Those are impressive numbers for a receiver who wasn't even close to the top target in the Dolphins offense. That distinction belonged to Jarvis Landry, who caught a whopping 110 passes for more than 1,150 yards last season. That bodes well for a Titans team that is counting on Matthews to produce at a high level with Marcus Mariota.

Tennessee Titans expectations

The Titans fully expect Rishard Matthews to take on a role as the top wide receiver in the offense. His blocking ability, route running skills, and previous production with the Dolphins all suggest a bright future for the young receiver. Marcus Mariota struggled to consistently find targets not named Delanie Walker last season, but Matthews should quickly become Mariota's second favorite target.

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Fantasy implications

In fantasy Football, players who are the top wide receivers on their respective teams have a chance to be highly productive fantasy football players. Because Matthews will likely be the top wide receiver in the Titans offense, it's definitely worth spending a draft pick on him. And that draft pick will likely be spent at the very end, making Matthews a low risk, high upside fantasy football receiver.

Remember, Matthews was on pace for more than 1000 yards as a #2 receiver in Miami last season. Now it's time for Matthews to realize his potential as a#1 wide receiver in Tennessee.

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