Kenny Britt is like the Lindsay Lohan of the NFL: He’s always in trouble with the law, and you’re never quite sure when he is going to show up to work. When he does, though, he usually puts in a stellar performance (OK, so maybe he is not so much like Lohan after all).
After receiving a mere one-game suspension from the NFL for his recent DUI arrest, Britt is primed for an uptick in fantasy stock. With a Yahoo! average draft position of 67.7, I have actually seen him going far lower in most drafts – closer to round 9 or 10. With the emergence of Jake Locker as Tennessee’s starter and Britt’s field-stretching ability, a 1,100 yard, 10-plus touchdown season is reasonably in the offing. The only real hang-up is how healthy Britt will be after tearing both his ACL and MCL in the middle of 2011.
At a tenth round price, though, does that really matter? Take a gamble with a late pick on Britt and wait out the one-game lockdown. If he emerges as the guy in Tennessee – and playing opposite Nate Washington and rookie Kendall Wright, he will – he easily becomes a quality WR2 option in standard leagues.