Woods’ puzzling 2021 ended abruptly with a mid-season ACL tear. Now, he’ll adjust to catching passes from a 3rd different QB in as many years.
Consider the 30-year-old a cheap source of targets; Tennessee simply doesn’t have proven pass-catching depth. Woods is a long-shot for anything more than WR3 value, though.
Woods was traded to the Titans following five productive seasons with the Rams. Woods reeled off three-straight top-15 fantasy campaigns during 2018-20 and was lower than 13th among wide receivers in snaps, routes, targets and receptions during each campaign. He was on his way to another solid year in 2021 (16th in fantasy PPG despite a slow start), but a torn ACL ended his season after nine games. Woods is past his prime at age-30, not much of a TD scorer (career-high is six TDs) and is now moving to one of the league's run-heaviest offenses. Once healthy, he'll see enough work to flirt with the WR3/flex radar, but his ceiling is limited.
Robert Woods was traded to the Tennessee Titans this past offseason shortly after the Los Angeles Rams acquired wide receiver, Allen Robinson, through free agency. At the start of the 2022 season, Woods will be 30 years old and 10 months removed from the time he tore his ACL in November of 2021.
The last time we saw a Titans wide receiver two of note was Corey Davis in 2020. Through weeks 1-16 of 2020, Davis received a median of 6 targets per game, caught 60 of 81 targets for 945 yards, and scored a median of 11.1 fantasy points per game in half-point PPR formats.
Davis also averaged 4.1 yards after the catch during that time. Last year, Woods was averaging 4.4 yards after the catch before being injured.
The fantasy implications should be tempered for Woods when considering his age, recovery timeline, and the lack of pass volume the Titans offer (26th or lower in pass attempts per game over the past three years).
However, if Woods is fully recovered by the start of the season then there is evidence that he could produce as a solid WR3 and bye-week replacement in PPR formats.