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Treylon Burks good to go for Week 1 vs. Saints

We break down the news that Treylon Burks was a full practice participant to open the week. What it means for Week 1.

Treylon Burks #16 of the Tennessee Titans warms up before training camp at Ascension Saint Thomas Sports Park on August 10, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images

Update, Sept. 8 — Burks is off the final injury report of the week. He is expected to play on Sunday, barring any sort of setbacks over the weekend.

Update, Sept. 7 — Burks logged a second consecutive full practice on Thursday. If he can make it three days in a row on Friday, he could head into the weekend without an injury designation. Still, with the progress he has made so far, Burks is expected to suit up on Sunday.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Treylon Burks was a full practice participant on Wednesday. He has been dealing with a knee injury sustained during a preseason joint practice against the Minnesota Vikings. His full participation suggests that the Tennessee offense could be at full strength for its opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, September 10.

Fantasy football implications for Week 1

Burks had a productive rookie season in 2022 when he could take the field. He played in 11 games and brought in 33 of his 54 targets for 444 yards and a touchdown. Burks is expected to take the stereotypical second-year step forward for wide receivers and play a bigger role in the offense. He should have better matchups on the field, as the Titans brought in DeAndre Hopkins to be the team’s other starting wide receiver.

Burks is a tough fantasy football play from the Titans’ likely being a run-heavy team once again. He has flex appeal in Week 1, but his future usability could depend on how much usage he gets in the matchup against the Saints.