It’s peak offseason in the NFL, with a side of coronavirus, so Pro Football Focus has served us all with Fantasy Football stat projections for the NFL’s 2020 season.

The Tennessee Titans offense is “running it back” with Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry returning to the AFC runner-ups from this past year. Wide receiver A.J. Brown is looking to add to his breakout rookie season, and tight end Jonnu Smith is ready for a breakout of his own.

Pro Football Focus ran the entire Titans offense through the fantasy football projections machine, and here’s what they came out with.

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Yes, PFF projects the Tennessee Titans to have Top 10 Fantasy Football performers at quarterback, running back, AND wide receiver… This is real life.

My biggest takeaway is that PFF has Derrick Henry leading the NFL a second season in a row in rushing yards, but projects him to have 300 yards less than he did in 2019. 12 rushing TDs seems to be a given when it comes to Henry over the last couple years.

Ryan Tannehill earned nearly $30 million average per year from the Tennessee Titans this offseason, so PFF projects him to score a total of 30 TDs (26 passing, 4 rushing). Tannehill is coming off a career year, throwing 22 TDs in just 10 regular season starts. Most expect the 32 year old veteran to revert closer to his previous self in 2020, instead of being a top five passer statistically. This stat line, along with 3,705 yards, is something I find very realistic. It’s closer to 2019 Tannetrill than Miami Tannehill.

The Titans pass catching group is talent and very deep. Brown, Smith, Corey Davis, and Adam Humphries all have serious playmaking ability. Tennessee could/should add to the receiver room and add another pass-catching running back to the group during the upcoming NFL Draft.

The receiving stat projections break down very similarly to the 2019 season: Brown leads the way by a wide margin with Davis, Smith, and Humphries bunched together around the 500 yard mark. I find this also to be very reasonable. Most fans will scoff at A.J. Brown only being projected to have 40 more yards, one less TD, but 18 more catches than his rookie season. However, Brown’s life will be much harder in year two now that defenses know how explosive he really is. Back to back 1,000 yard seasons to start a career would be nothing to scoff at.

If Corey Davis has sub 600 yard, 4 TD season he’ll be looking for a new team in 2021. The Titans are unlikely to pick up the fifth year option for the former fifth overall draft pick. Davis needs to get much closer to the 1,000 yard mark if he wants to ink a second contact to stay in Nashville.

Derrick Henry is still the focal point of this Titans offense. With that, the Titans passing numbers will never look like other teams around the NFL. Jonnu Smith and A.J. Brown will have their fair share of exciting plays next season. Just don’t get too caught up in the final stat sheet.

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