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Justin McCareins

35-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Justin McCareins in 2013. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

HT: 6'02    WT: 218   DOB: 12/1/1978  College: Northern Illinois   Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin McCareins Contract Information:

Unrestricted free agent following the 2008 season.

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McCareins' agent shot down an ESPN report that the Titans had re-signed the wideout, the Tennessean reports.

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Justin McCareins NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 28 16 19 232 0 46 12.2 5.0 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 29 14 31 416 0 73 13.4 5.7 - - - - - 1 4 4.0 0 - - - - - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Justin McCareins Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 28 16 1.5 2.6 2.0 1 15 7 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 29 14 3.0 5.2 4.1 2 30 2 - - 0 0 0 - -

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Justin McCareins 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Justin McCareins: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

McCareins is secure as a starter despite recent improvement by Brandon Jones according to coach Jeff Fisher, the Tennessean reports.

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McCareins had four catches for 43 yards in the Titans' loss to the Jets on Sunday.

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McCareins (concussion) does not appear on the Titans' Wednesday practice participation/injury report.

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McCareins (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

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McCareins (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Nashville City Paper reports.

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McCareins (concussion) sat out practice on Thursday, the Nashville City Paper reports.

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McCareins (concussion) sat out practice Wednesday, the Tennessean reports.

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McCareins suffered a concussion on Sunday, the Tennessean reports.

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McCareins caught three passes for 42 yards in the Titans' win over the Packers on Sunday.

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McCareins (hamstring) is active for Monday's game against the Colts.

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McCareins (hamstring) practiced Saturday and pronounced himself ready to go for Monday's game against the Colts, the Nashville City Paper reports. "[I did] more than I thought. I went hard on a bunch of routes, and it felt good, no problems," McCareins said. "[It felt] more than decent. Barring any unforeseen disasters, I definitely will play."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

There was no outlook written for Justin McCareins.

2008

McCareins is back with the Titans after spending four lackluster seasons with the Jets. McCareins had a decrease in production in each of his four seasons but hopes that being reunited with offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger will get him back near his 2003 career-highs in both yards (813) and touchdowns (7) with the Titans. McCareins has been working with the first team offense, and while he may be a starter, he is nothing more than a free agent pickup for fantasy owners.

2007

He's come into camp with the right attitude, and might be able to be a serviceable No. 3 or No. 4 wideout for the Jets in 2007. He had to take a pay cut to stick with the team, but at least McCareins did in fact make the club.

2006

The Jets foolishly threw him a big contract back in March 2004, thinking he was a playmaker. No one says that about McCareins now, and as of August 2006, he's no sure thing to make the club. The injuries to Chad Pennington the last two years haven't help McCareins any, but in all fairness he's really a support player, not an every-down guy. The Jets would love to see someone step up and challenge (if not unseat) McCareins, but it remains to be seen if such a player is currently on roster.

2005

The 6-2, 215-pound McCareins has all the measurables – size, speed, leaping ability and good hands – but as the No. 2 option on the Paul Hackett-run Jets a year ago, his talents weren’t fully exploited. McCareins was targeted just 90 times, and though he caught 62 percent of those passes, most of them were in the short or intermediate areas of the field. In fact, McCareins caught just one pass of 40 yards or more and 10 of 20 or more. Contrast this with the way Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger used him as a No. 3 receiver in 2003 – (four passes of 40-yards or more, 14 of 20 or more in just 84 targets). The good news for McCareins is that Hackett is out, and the Jets replaced him with none other than Heimerdinger. Expect McCareins to see more looks down the field, especially with the speedy Laveranues Coles occupying most of the defensive attention. McCareins was also a threat around the goal line under Heimerdinger, catching four touchdowns in 12 pass attempts, so don’t be surprised to see an uptick in touchdowns as well. If you’re looking for a post-hype sleeper, McCareins is a good place to start.

2004

Targeted just 82 times last year (57 percent completions), McCareins will be featured much more prominently by Chad Pennington and the Jets in ’04. McCareins was fourth in the NFL last year in percentage of first downs relative to times targeted and first in percentage of first downs on actual receptions. But he’s more than a possession receiver, finishing 12th in catches over 25 yards despite his limited opportunities. McCareins scored a respectable seven TDs despite registering just eight red-zone catches last year. Expect those chances to double this year and for McCareins to finish with 10-plus TDs, outperforming Santana Moss. There is, of course, some risk here due to McCareins’ relative inexperience as a starter, but for that reason, he’ll probably be on the board a lot longer than many of the wideouts listed below him.

2003

McCareins big-play ability is evidenced in the fact that he caught two of the Titan's three longest receptions last season - catches of 49 and 55 yards. McCareins, however, lacks the consistency that the Titan's are looking for in a starting wideout, and he appears to have lost the battle for the number two receiver slot to Drew Bennett. Unless McCareins earns the spot opposite Derrick Mason in the starting lineup, he will have minimal fantasy appeal in 2003.