Week Ten Analysis: Titus Young has now been targeted 22 times in the last three weeks. In comparison, all-world wideout Calvin Johnson has had 27 targets during that same stretch. It's quite obvious that Matthew Stafford is committed to the pass on as many plays as possible. For example, the Lions are completing an average of 18 passing plays for a first down every game, which is insanely high considering the rest of the league averages about 12 per game. In the last three weeks number two wide receivers have scored four touchdowns against the Vikings. In fact, five of the six highest yardage totals against the Vikings this season have been put up by number two wideouts. Provided the Vikings can keep Megatron bottled up, Young figures to have some great numbers this week.
Week Nine Analysis: Titus Young had a fantastic Sunday against the Seahawks, catching all nine of his targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. It seems that Young has stepped right into the place of Nate Burleson, who broke his leg in Week 7, as he's seen a steady increase in targets since Burleson's injury in a thinning receiving corps. Young could easily keep his production at this level as the Jaguars have allowed non-No.1 receivers Randall Cobb, Donald Driver and Alshon Jeffrey to each score in the last three weeks.
Week Nine Add: Inexplicably, Matthew Stafford nearly equaled his full season touchdown total against a really tough Seattle secondary on Sunday. Oddly, it wasn't Calvin Johnson who was the beneficiary of Stafford's success. It was Titus Young logging nine catches, 100 yards and two touchdowns against a pair of the league's most physical cornerbacks. Young should continue to figure heavily into the game plan as Nate Burleson was placed on IR after breaking his leg a week ago and that the Lions have all but given up on having a running game. Young is worth a bid of about $15.
Week Eight Add: Among the dozen or so sexy sleepers that emerge every preseason, Titus Young has been one of the biggest busts. He's scored one touchdown, and it came on a fluke hail mary that got batted into his arms by defenders. Aside from that catch he had done absolutely nothing, failing to top even 2 catches in every game but one….until Monday night. Nate Burleson broke his leg, and suddenly Young saw a season high number of targets, eight. With Burleson out, Young should see more playing time, and necessity will force more balls his way. I'd bid $3 on Young.