A.J. Brown & Julio Jones Fantasy Replacements? Titans WRs Chester Rogers, Nicholas Westbrook-Ikhine Get Boosts

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  • Wondering how to replace Titans wide receivers A.J. Brown or Julio Jones in your Week 4 fantasy football lineups?
  • While they're far from one-for-one replacements, Chester Rogers and Nicholas Westbrook-Ikhine should see a boost this Sunday.
  • Find out how our expert has adjusted his Week 4 fantasy rankings for Rogers and Westbrook-Ikhine with Jones and Brown ruled out.

The Tennessee Titans won’t have their top two wide receivers when the club takes on the New York Jets in Week 4. A.J. Brown and Julio Jones were both ruled out for Sunday with respective hamstring injuries.

The former was injured early in last weekend’s game versus the Colts, failing to record a catch. The latter, meanwhile, exited in the fourth.

Without the two weapons, here’s Tennessee’s fantasy outlook, per our own Sean Koerner.

Fantasy Impact of Julio Jones & A.J. Brown Injuries

Written by Sean Koerner

Here is how I’m ranking the Titans pass-catchers with Brown and Jones out:

  • Chester Rogers: WR56
  • Nick Westbrook-Ikhine: WR57
  • Josh Reynolds: WR89
  • Cameron Batson: WR98
  • Anthony Firkser: TE20

Rogers and Westbrook-Ikhine would likely step up as the two starting WRs. However, Reynolds appears to be recovered from an early-season foot injury that has kept him out of the lineup, so he could end up being in the mix as well.

We could also see the Titans use more 2-TE sets, and Firkser could make some noise in his return from injury.

My takeaways:

  1. Stash Rogers and Westbrook-Ikhine in deeper formats if you need a desperation WR5 play
  2. Reynolds could be sneaky daily fantasy play in large GPP tournaments
  3. Firkser could be playable in deeper TE-premium formats

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More On Julio Jones & A.J. Brown

Brown dealt with knee issues in his 2020 sophomore season, causing him to miss two games. Still, the Ole Miss product crossed the 1,000-yard receiving mark, adding 11 touchdowns during the regular season.

He’s off to a slow start this year, producing just seven catches for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Jones is in his first year with the Titans following an illustrious career with the Falcons. The veteran and two-time receiving yards leader has yet to find the end zone in three games with Tennessee, but has notched 12 catches for 204 yards.

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