Rookie quarterbacks and running backs, like Kyler Murray and Josh Jacobs, have dominated the headlines for first-year players when it comes to fantasy football this season. However, Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown is quietly putting up a productive first season in the NFL.
The WR out of Mississippi has 26 receptions for 429 yards and three touchdowns through nine weeks and his fantasy outlook in Week 10 is on the rise with fellow Titans' WR Corey Davis listed as doubtful for Tennessee's game against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.
Since the Titans made the switch at quarterback to Ryan Tannehill, the team's passing offense has also improved, something that has helped out Brown tremendously in recent weeks. The rookie has seen seven or more targets in two of Tannehill's three starts, after topping out at five previously.
This has led to at least nine fantasy points in PPR formats in all three games. Brown's production in those contests has him ranked as WR28 during that span, and after playing a season-high 69.4 percent of the team's snaps last week, his value is only improving. With Davis expected to miss the game, Brown could be in line for a season-high in snaps and targets.
While Kansas City gives up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to the WR position, the volume that Brown will likely attain should be enough to make him a WR3 or FLEX play on Sunday. Also, with the Chiefs getting the reigning NFL MVP in Patrick Mahomes back for this matchup, a game where the Titans could be trailing suggests additional targets if Tennessee is playing from behind in this one.
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