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Julio Jones Injury Update Boosts Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook Fantasy Outlook in Week 4

Larry Rupp
Julio Jones' injury update boosts the fantasy outlooks of Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook in Week 4.
Julio Jones' injury update boosts the fantasy outlooks of Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook in Week 4. / Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans could be without their top two wide receivers when they take on the New York Jets in Week 4 NFL action. AJ Brown's status is downgrading by the day due to a hamstring injury, while reports claim Julio Jones is now getting treatment due to a leg injury.

Brown and Jones have dominated the target share on this Tennessee offense and losing them would open the door for some backups to step up. The fantasy outlooks of Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook are suddenly given a boost heading into Sunday.

Chester Rogers Fantasy Outlook

Rogers owns four seasons of experience under his belt and has been a solid No. 3 WR for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In fact, his Week 3 performance included his first touchdown as a Titan. Overall, Rogers 48% offensive snap rate should see an increase moving forward.

Jones and Brown have combined for 19 receptions on 37 targets so far this season. Without them on the field, that production has to be made up elsewhere. Look for Rogers to pick up the slack as he is averaging a reliable 12.9 yards per reception in 2021. He has some sneaky FLEX value this week.

Nick Westbrook Fantasy Outlook

Brown missed the majority of the Titans' Week 3 win and Westbrook seemed to be the player that benefited the most. The second-year pro played in a career-high 78% of the offensive snaps and hauled in all four of his targets for 53 yards and 1 touchdown. It's safe to say Westbrook took advantage of the situation.

There is going to be an opportunity for Westbrook to see a lot of reps in Week 4 and expand on his role. Keep in mind that the 24-year-old actually leads all Titans' receivers with 3 red zone targets this year. Westbrook's touchdown upside makes him an underrated player to add on the waiver wire.

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