5'11'' / 189 lbs
Philips (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Titans on Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
As a result, Philips, who is bouncing back from an MCL injury, will miss at least the first four games of the coming season. Once the 2022 fifth-rounder is back in action, he should have an opportunity to claim a key role of of the slot with the Titans. In Philips' looming absence, Chris Moore and/or Nick Westbrook-Ikhine are candidates to see added reps alongside top WRs DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 NYG||Outdoor 77°||10.6||44th||1.77||-5.5||43.5||9||6||66||0||11.0||9||2||14%||2||2||0||29%||71%||0%||29%|
|2 @BUF||Outdoor 68°||-0.5||160th||-0.50||9.5||47.5||1||1||5||0||5.0||-3||8||0%||0||0||0||4%||69%||0%||31%|
|4 @IND||Dome 62°||0.0||152nd||0.00||4.5||42.5||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||5%||50%||0%||50%|
|5 @WAS||Outdoor 59°||1.7||104th||1.70||-1.0||42.5||2||1||7||0||7.0||4||3||0%||0||0||0||9%||50%||0%||39%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022
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Phillips (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Phillips is now ineligible for the first four games of the season, with Oct. 8 at Indianapolis marking his earliest possible date for a 2023 debut. The 2022 fifth-round pick played only four games as a rookie while battling shoulder and hamstring injuries, but earlier this summer he seemed to have a shot at roles as the No. 3 receiver and punt returner. Phillips' absence could mean return work for undrafted rookie Kearis Jackson, while veterans Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chris Moore are more likely to pick up snaps on offense.
Philips, who injured his MCL during the Titans' second preseason game on Aug. 19, continues to miss practice, Nick Suss of the Tennessean reports.
The report notes that Philips, who sported a knee brace in the locker room Monday, doesn't have a timeline for his return at this point and "taking things "day-by-day" until he's ready to return to the field. At this stage, Philips' Week 1 status is cloudy, but it's possible there will be added context on that front after the Titans announce their moves in conjunction with Tuesday's deadline to set their initial 53-man roster. While Philips remains sidelined for now, fellow WR Treylon Burks (knee) was able to return to practice on Monday. If one or both are out or limited come Week 1, Chris Moore and/or Nick Westbrook-Ikhine would be candidates to see added reps alongside top pass-catching option DeAndre Hopkins.
Philips (knee) remained sidelined during Wednesday's practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Philips suffered a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, and while the Titans haven't outlined a timetable for his return to action, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com suggests that the WR could miss up to six weeks with an MCL issue. With Treylon Burks dealing with a sprained LCL, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and/or Chris Moore are candidates to see added opportunities alongside DeAndre Hopkins as long as Burks and Philips continue to miss time.
Philips suffered an MCL injury during Saturday's game against the Vikings, Paul Kuharsky of PaulKuharsky.com reports.
We'll await further details from the team, but Kuharsky suggests that Philips could miss some time as a result of the issue. With Treylon Burks dealing with a sprained LCL, the Titans wide receiver depth behind DeAndre Hopkins is currently taxed. In the event that one or both of the injured pass-catchers are out or limited at the start of the regular season, added work would be available for Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and/or Chris Moore.
Philips suffered a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game at Minnesota, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Prior to his departure midway through the first quarter, Philips had one punt return for two yards. Neither DeAndre Hopkins nor Treylon Burks (knee) suited up Saturday, so the Titans' remaining available wide receivers are Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Chris Moore and Racey McMath, among others.
Philips is listed as the top punt returner on the Titans' initial unofficial depth chart, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Meanwhile, Philips is listed behind top wideouts DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks, who are listed as being backed up by Chris Moore and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. That said, we'd expect Philips, a 2022 fifth-rounder to see his share of snaps out of the slot this coming season after being limited to eight catches (on 13 targets) for 78 yards in four games as a rookie. In that context, if the UCLA product can avoid injuries, he could emerge as a fantasy option in deeper PPR formats in 2023.
Philips projects as the Titans' primary slot receiver entering OTAs, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.
Philips was a standout in training camp and the preseason of his rookie season, though his 2022 campaign was ultimately derailed by shoulder and hamstring issues. Back to full health, Philips should have a relatively clear path to the slot role in Tennessee, as the team failed to make substantial additions to its wide receiver corps during the offseason while also losing Robert Woods. In addition to being unproven, Philips could be held back as the team often turns to two tight-end sets, and the offense still runs through Derrick Henry.