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Rapid React: Goodell goes soft, Britt nets one-game suspension

Brad Evans
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Britt finally got the call, and the news was overwhelmingly positive (USP)

For weeks the fantasy community has completely blown off Kenny Britt, even at his discounted fringe top-100 ADP (88.4 ADP, WR35). Late-night drunken escapades, run-ins with Tasers and eight different jail sessions were expected to land him at least a multi-game suspension.

But Roger Goodell, instead of making an example out of the police magnet, showed his kinder, gentler side, levying just a one-game suspension according to The Tennessean.

Britt must have gifted "The Warden" a Whitman's Sampler.

This is obviously fantastic news for inexperienced starter Jake Locker. The second-year passer out of Washington should have his premier playmaker back on the field and potentially operating at full speed in short order. Britt, coming off a third knee procedure in late June, is still not operating at 100 percent, but has made major strides in recent days. He was activated off the PUP list on Tuesday.

Prior to the suspension news, offensive coordinator Chris Palmer indicated Wednesday, Britt would've played roughly 10-15 snaps in the opener versus New England if available. Of course, that won't happen, but expectations within the Titans organization are the wideout will be ready to play a normal complement of snaps by Week 5. In the meantime, Kendall Wright will fill the void. The versatile, explosive rookie possesses Shocker Special potential in what should be a shootout with the Pats Week 1.

For those drafting this weekend, Britt needs to be moved up a tier or three on cheat sheets. When healthy, he's one of the league's finest downfield playmakers. Recall prior to shredding his ACL in Week 3 last year, he was on pace for a monster breakout. Considering Locker's cannon arm, it would be no surprise if he finished inside the WR top-15 once healed. He deserves consideration alongside Torrey Smith, Jeremy Maclin and Dwayne Bowe in the 50-60 overall pick range. Then again, it is a holiday weekend. That ninth arrest could be just around the corner.

Hey, Britt happens.

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