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Fantasy football draft strategy: Kendall Wright emerging as Marcus Mariota's favorite target

The Baylor product could see an uptick in production if Marcus Mariota provides an upgrade to the offense from under center. We break down the fantasy implications.

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The Tennessee Titans continue to establish a new identity on offense with rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota under center, and perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the change is fourth-year wideout Kendall Wright.

Wright has been described as Mariota's "favorite target," according to the Titans' Web site, an important distinction after Wright's down season in 2014. It's also worth adding that Wright has distinguished himself as the clear No. 1 over a cluttered corps comprising Hakeem Nicks, Justin Hunter, Harry Douglas and Dorial Green-Beckham.

Fantasy Spin: Should Mariota continue his promising play from this summer into the regular season, Wright remains not only a bounce-back candidate, but a late-round steal that would help fantasy teams across the board. Wright is just two years removed from a 94-catch season and over 1,000 yards, but it seems like a distant memory with such mediocre quarterback play that plagued the team throughout the 2014 season.

With a quarterback that can help trend the team closer to the league average, Wright's numbers should see a spike from the dismal 57/715/6 line from his most recent season. If that's the case, he will certainly benefit fantasy owners who can draft the shifty slot man in the 11th round.