The Tennessee Titans added some talent during the 2022 NFL Draft who should have a fantasy impact for this upcoming season. Before we dive into what impact these rookies could have on the Titans in 2022, let’s look back at last season.
Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown were the best options in fantasy football last season for the Titans. Ryan Tannehill was being pegged as a top-10 QB in fantasy, but it wasn’t meant to be as he struggled mightily with turnovers. Henry missed the second half of the season with a foot injury, but still had 937 yards on the ground and 10 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Brown had 63 receptions for 869 yards and five touchdowns after missing four games with injury.
The Titans acquired veteran wide receiver Robert Woods in a trade from the Los Angeles Rams, who will replace Julio Jones. The team released Jones after an injury-plagued 2021 season in the Music City.
Titans 2022 Draft selections
No. 18 (via PHI): Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
No. 35 (via NYJ): Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
No. 69 (via NYJ): Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
No. 86: Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
No. 131: Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan
No. 143: Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
No. 163 (via NYJ): Kyle Phillips, WR, UCLA
No. 204: Theo Jackson, S, Tennessee
No. 219: Chance Campbell, TE, Ole Miss
Fantasy football impact
Right after the Titans dealt A.J. Brown to the Eagles, they immediately drafted his replacement in Treylon Burks. The big, physical receiver will be an immediate top option for Ryan Tannehill and will be worth a later-round pick in fantasy drafts.
In the third round, Tennessee were the ones who ended up taking a flyer on Liberty quarterback Malik Willis. The dual-threat QB was thought to potentially go as high as the Top 10 but fell all the way to the middle of the third round. Ryan Tannehill is firmly entrenched as the starter but the Titans are going to kick the tires on him as their potential QB of the future.
Hassan Haskins will squarely enter into a backup role behind Derrick Henry and will receive a minimal amount of carries to begin. Also selected in the fourth round was Chigoziem Okonkwo and he’s in an interesting spot. The Titans have been hurting for tight end depth and he could potentially fill it right out the gate.