The Tennessee Titans traded for wide receiver Robert Woods as they overhauled their receiving corps. Will Woods produce enough to be on your fantasy football roster, and what is his current ADP in fantasy drafts?
Robert Woods ADP | Is he worth his current price in fantasy drafts?
Woods’ current ADP is 101st overall as the 42nd wide receiver selected in fantasy drafts. This means he’s being taken in the eighth round of standard leagues. Other players drafted in his range include Christian Kirk and Allen Lazard.
Coming off a torn ACL is rarely easy. Despite Woods turning 30 this offseason, the Titans didn’t hesitate to replace Julio Jones with Woods despite his bloated salary and injured status. Tennessee also traded A.J. Brown away.
Woods is one of the most precise route runners in the NFL. He wins with great quickness and sharp movements. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has never played with such a playmaker.
But Woods hasn’t been fantasy relevant in five of his nine seasons. He’s been a fine streaming option for the majority of his career. Tennessee is betting they can rekindle his three-year peak from 2018-2020.
Fantasy managers are drafting him closer to the player he was prior to the Rams despite the fact he’s the undisputed WR1 in town. His injury is concerning, but Treylon Burks’ slow start has opened the window for Woods to really own the market share in Tennessee.
Woods’ projected fantasy value in 2022
If Tannehill plays as well as he did in 2019 and 2020, Woods could be of considerable value. If Tannehill repeats the low-caliber play he produced without Derrick Henry in the back half of 2021, then Woods will be more of a waiver wire addition than a Flex option on a weekly basis.
I’d bet on more of the former than the latter. While Woods’ days of reaching 1,000 yards might be gone, Tannehill is someone who works well in rhythm and peppers his possession receivers consistently. Woods can be Jarvis Landry-plus without the sheer volume.
Woods is a fine value for where he’s being taken. He’s a better option than some, like Tyler Lockett and Burks, and a similar value as Allen Lazard. It’s unlikely you’d regret taking Woods as a WR3 or WR4.