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Titans | TEN studying offenses for Marcus Mariota

Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:05 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is receiving some aide this offseason as the Titans are trying to at least somewhat emulate the offensive styles of the Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. The Eagles and Dolphins follow an up-tempo style while the Bengals use more of a spread offense.

Fantasy Tip: The Titans are doing whatever it takes to make sure Mariota is comfortable with the offense in his inaugural NFL season. His dual-threat ability and a receiving corps that includes Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter and Hakeem Nicks should give Mariota plenty of opportunities to find success. He should still be drafted as a backup fantasy quarterback, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Titans | Marcus Mariota impresses with speed

Wed, 27 May 2015 08:45:08 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota has impressed teammates with his speed in their opening day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26. Titans LB Zach Brown, who is known for his speed, was particularly impressed. "One time he took off – I was guarding Delanie (Walker) – and I turned around and I was like, 'Where is he?' He is fast. He impressed me. He is still a rookie and he has to learn, but he is a cool guy. I haven't seen him get frustrated yet," Brown said.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota will have to flop to lose the starting job. His raw athleticism should make him a QB2 with playability against the right teams. He's best left for daily play at FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tennessean - Jim Wyatt

Titans | Marcus Mariota to work on deal

Sun, 17 May 2015 10:58:06 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to begin contract talks with the team Monday, May 18, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota has a good chance of winning the starting quarterback job over Zach Mettenberger during training camp. Even if he starts, Mariota is probably not more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Titans | Dorial Green-Beckham connecting with QB

Fri, 15 May 2015 18:58:28 -0700

Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham said he sent a text to QB Marcus Mariota right after he was drafted and is trying to become close with the quarterback in a hurry. "I told him, every time you're in the weight room, make sure you bring me," Green-Beckham said.

Fantasy Tip: Green-Beckham has elite size and athleticism, but it remains to be seen if he can put a troubled college career behind him and succeed in the NFL. Still, his potential makes him worth a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Paul Kuharsky

Titans | Marcus Mariota comfortable under center

Fri, 15 May 2015 18:14:27 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said it was different being under center for the first time during rookie minicamp Friday, May 15, but added that he already feels comfortable in the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to open the 2015 season as the starter, but there will likely be a lengthy adjustment period as he learns how to play in a pro-style offense. Consider him a low-end QB2, but he could make strides as the year goes on.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Terry McCormick

Titans | Marcus Mariota looking good so far

Fri, 15 May 2015 16:19:58 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota survived his first rookie minicamp and impressed the coaches with his understanding of the playbook, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt also doesn't think Mariota's smaller size will create a problem with him taking snaps under center after he participated in a spread offense in his college career. "I don't see that as a problem," Whisenhunt said of Mariota lining up under center. "He's put a lot of work in. He seems pretty good. I mean, until we get into a game and you get the A-gap blitzers in there or people are pressuring, you don't know how they are going to handle it."

Fantasy Tip: Mariota's strengths are his pure athleticism and smarts in the classroom, but will his undersized frame allow him to succeed in the NFL? It remains to be seen. What we do know is it'll be a work in progress in his rookie season, and plenty of growing pains are likely to come in 2015. Mariota is a low-end QB2 in fantasy leagues in his rookie season, with upside for more.

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Titans | Defense will test Marcus Mariota

Fri, 15 May 2015 09:13:21 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota will be tested by his defense in training camp as assistant head coach Dick LeBeau is under direction to throw everything at the rookie that he can. All indications are that Mariota will have to fail miserably to lose the starting job in the preseason.

Fantasy Tip: The team has said the goal is for Mariota to start as a rookie. He'll have to fend off Zach Mettenberger, but Mariota rates as a midrange QB2.

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Titans | Zach Mettenberger to fight for job

Tue, 05 May 2015 10:56:09 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger, who is now the backup quarterback to QB Marcus Mariota, did not demand a trade and is adamant about going to training camp with a chance to compete against Mariota for the starting job, according to OT Taylor Lewan. Mettenberger took part in the team's voluntary workout program last Friday and Monday, May 4. Mettenberger was 0-6 in his starts last year as a rookie and threw for 1,412 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Lewan also said Mettenberger lost around 15 pounds this offseason and looks leaner and stronger.

Fantasy Tip: While Mettenberger isn't giving up and could wind up winning the job, it's all in the hands of Mariota now. It's his job to lose heading into Week 1, so Mettenberger won't be a viable fantasy option in fall drafts unless something drastic happens to Mariota.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tennessean - Jim Wyatt

Titans | TEN offense tailored to Marcus Mariota

Tue, 05 May 2015 10:34:35 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is having the playbook tailored to him after the Titans drafted him with the No. 2 overall pick last week, according to general manager Ruston Webster. "Our coaches have been working on a plan for quite some time now for Marcus," Webster said. "Really to adapting our offense to his skill set -- he has a special skill set. There's really not much he can't do from a physical standpoint and he's very bright. That combination is going to allow him to do his own adapting to the NFL game but our coaches have worked very hard on coming up with a system within our system for Marcus. I think it will work well."

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be groomed in training camp this summer to be the Week 1 starter over Zach Mettenberger. It remains to be seen how effective Mariota can be while transitioning from a spread offense in college, but quarterback guru Ken Whisenhunt could make a big difference in helping Mariota excel early on. In any event, Mariota will have his ups and downs despite being extremely gifted physically and mentally. Consider him a low-end QB2 with potential for more in 2015.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Titans | Zach Mettenberger wants to compete

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:20:18 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger is not looking for a trade but does want the chance to compete with QB Marcus Mariota for the starting quarterback job, according to his agent.

Fantasy Tip: Mettenberger may receive the chance to compete for the job, but Mariota should be seen as the leading candidate at this time. Owners should watch the competition during training camp, but Mettenberger will not have any fantasy value if he is not the starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Titans | Tennessee plans to start Marcus Mariota

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:52:07 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is the planned starter from Day 1, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: The Titans will have to find a balance between Mariota's dual-threat ability and Whisenhunt's more traditional pro-style offense, and there will likely be some growing pains. Assuming Mariota ends up opening the season as the starter, consider him a low-end QB2 with some upside.

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Titans | Marcus Mariota not likely to be traded

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:29:54 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota is not expected to be traded after being selected with the No. 2 overall pick.

Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Mariota to come in and start for the Titans right away, as long as Zach Mettenberger is still in town. He needs time to acclimate to a new system and the change of pace at the NFL level. Mariota is more of a dynasty league/keeper league target at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Titans | Marcus Mariota selected second overall

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:19:25 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was selected second overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: Plenty of questions surround Mariota as to whether he can succeed in the NFL after playing in a spread offense in college. His size is another question. With the Titans, he'll surely sit and learn the ropes behind Zach Mettenberger, to start. Mariota will strictly be a keeper-league target in 2015.

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Eagles | Philadelphia pursuing No. 1 overall pick

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:47:11 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly in talks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers regarding the No. 1 overall selection, likely in hopes of landing Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. Philadelphia has been unable to strike a deal with the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 overall pick.

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Browns | CLE not sold on Marcus Mariota

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:23:56 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota reportedly doesn't have the backing of everyone on the Cleveland Browns, according to a source. Head coach Mike Pettine said opinions are varied on the quarterback. The Browns have already reportedly offered their No. 12 and No. 19 overall picks for the Tennessee Titans' No. 2 overall pick.

Fantasy Tip: The Mariota train seems to be losing steam in Cleveland, but you never know. Wherever Mariota lands, he shouldn't be regarded as a starting fantasy quarterback right away.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Eagles | PHI in talks with TEN for No. 2 pick

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:44:40 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly being most aggressive in the pursuit of the Tennessee Titans' No. 2 overall pick, undoubtedly for the rights to Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: It seems that head coach Chip Kelly really wants his former quarterback in Philadelphia and is doing almost anything to make it happen. Mariota would be an intriguing fantasy quarterback under Kelly and in a system he's familiar with, so keep an eye on this situation as the night progresses.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Browns | CLE could move on from Johnny Manziel?

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:37:18 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine told NFL Media's Andrea Kremer Wednesday, April 29, drafting QB Marcus Mariota would indicate the Browns are willing to move on from QB Johnny Manziel.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Browns | Cleveland looking to add No. 2 pick

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:44:13 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is receiving a lot of interest from the Cleveland Browns, and the Browns have offered the Tennessee Titans both of their 2015 first-round draft picks for the No. 2 overall pick in order to select Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns appear to have serious interest in Mariota and would draft him if the trade is accepted. Mariota would compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp but likely would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

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Jets | NYJ would pass on Marcus Mariota?

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:12:48 -0700

If the New York Jets had a shot at Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with the No. 6 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft the latest buzz in league circles is that they would pass on the quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: Surely the Jets couldn't believe Geno Smith is better than Mariota. It is likely all academic anyway, as Mariota is expected to go No. 2 overall. However, it would be interesting to see if the Jets really would go another way if the situation arose.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Browns | Cleveland covets Marcus Mariota

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:32:06 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is receiving a lot of interest from the Cleveland Browns, and the Browns are looking to move up in the first round. The Browns have been in contact with most of the teams in the top 10 and have talked with the Washington Redskins over the past week. The Redskins have the fifth overall pick in the draft.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be selected in one of the first few picks in the draft, so the Browns would have to make a significant jump up if they want a chance to add Mariota. Mariota likely would compete with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel for the starting job during training camp but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Eagles | Philly pursuing Marcus Mariota?

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:54:06 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could be selected by the Philadelphia Eagles if the team could make trades with the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans, according to one draft rumor. The rumor states the Eagles would trade QB Sam Bradford to the Browns for the 19th overall pick, then the Eagles would trade DT Fletcher Cox, LB Mychal Kendricks, the 19th overall pick and the 20th overall pick to the Titans for the second overall pick where they would select Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: There have been rumors that the Eagles will try to trade up in the first round for Mariota, but the team will need to move up significantly to have a chance at him. Mariota likely would have a good chance to win the starting job if he joins the Eagles, but would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ Advance Media - Mark Eckel

Jets | Looking to trade up in draft

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:27:16 -0700

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is prepared to explore the possibility of trading up in the 2015 NFL Draft next week, which will obviously fuel speculation that the Jets want to select Oregon QB Marcus Mariota. "We're going to reach out to every team ahead of us to gauge, to get a value for what they're looking for in compensation to move up in the draft," Maccagnan said. "That doesn't mean we're actually trying to go up and get a player, but you (see) what the market value is, basically." The Jets own the No. 6 overall pick in the draft, and it would cost them a lot to move up to No. 2, where the Tennessee Titans currently sit. The Jets have conducted private workouts with Mariota and have had a separate visit with him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Browns | Cleveland GM talks Marcus Mariota

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:27:05 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could be pursued by the Cleveland Browns, according to general manager Ray Farmer. Farmer said it is possible that the Browns could package their No. 12 and No. 19 overall picks to trade up for Mariota. "We think we know who he is, we think we know what he's capable of, we think we know where he would fit for us assuming that he was with us," Farmer said.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns and Mariota rumors will likely gain steam as the NFL Draft approaches in just one week. Mariota wouldn't have the best supporting cast around him, but he does have dual threat ability. Still, he shouldn’t be considered more than a backup fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Jets | New York hosts Marcus Mariota

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:25:46 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota visited the New York Jets April 4. Mariota worked out for the Jets five days prior to that meeting as well.

Fantasy Tip: It would seem that the Jets are seriously interested in Mariota. He would be an intriguing fantasy quarterback in an offense with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker at wide receiver.

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Browns | Cleveland aggressive on Marcus Mariota

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:36:25 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is receiving the most attention from the Cleveland Browns, who are the front runners to land him, sources have led DraftInsider.net's Tony Pauline to believe. Last week, the Tennessee Titans' asking price for the No. 2 pick in the first round was the Browns' two first-round picks and a second-rounder. The Browns rejected the offer. The Browns may be willing to part with the first-rounders but want to keep the second-round pick to draft a receiver.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota would be a low-end QB2 in fantasy regardless of where he lands.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DraftInsider.net - Tony Pauline

Rams | St. Louis hosts Marcus Mariota

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:17:58 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the St. Louis Rams Thursday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Many experts expect Mariota to be taken by the Tennessee Titans with the No. 2 overall pick. A lot can happen within the next two weeks for that to change, however. Mariota should be given at least a year before being considered a fantasy starter, especially if he's with the Rams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Jim Thomas

NFL | Marcus Mariota scores 33 on Wonderlic

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 06:08:57 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota reportedly scored a 33 on the Wonderlic aptitude test at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be a high pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. He'll be worth a late flyer as a QB2 late in deep fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 95.7 The Game - John Middlekauff

Chargers | SD to trade up for Marcus Mariota?

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:04:12 -0700

University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the San Diego Chargers Tuesday, April 14, with head coach Mike McCoy, offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach Nick Sirianni and several front office members in attendance, sources said. The Chargers pick No. 17 overall, and it would be highly unlikely a camp would allow its client to work out for a team that far back without a strong sense a trade up is a real possibility.

Fantasy Tip: If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers elect to pick Mariota No. 1 overall, then all of this is obviously a moot point. But if the Bucs choose Florida State’s Jameis Winston, Mariota would be there at No. 2 and the Tennessee Titans could be the trade partner for the Bolts. Mariota’s fantasy value is murky at this point, as he could be drafted and sit or he could be drafted to start immediately.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune - Michael Gehlken

Chargers | SD to work out Marcus Mariota

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:38:29 -0700

The San Diego Chargers will work out University of Oregon QB Marcus Mariota in Eugene Tuesday, April 14. The workout had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota certainly would not be around when the Chargers pick, so they would obviously need to trade up. But the team has had interest in Mariota for a while. Philip Rivers is getting a little long in the tooth, and Mariota could be their QB of the near future. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Jets | Marcus Mariota an option for Jets?

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:12:53 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could be a target of the New York Jets as the NFL Draft approaches. New York is one team that could trade up with the Tennessee Titans for the No. 2 overall pick.

Fantasy Tip: As it stands, Geno Smith seems to be the top option to start for the Jets, with Ryan Fitzpatrick also in the mix. Obviously, Mariota would give them a run for their money for the starting quarterback position. Whoever starts will be an intriguing target in fantasy leagues with WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to throw to.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Buccaneers | Analyst predicts Marcus Mariota to Bucs

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:20:13 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is slated to be selected first in the 2015 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to ESPN's Ron Jaworski. "The latest I'm hearing now from my sources around the league, who are pretty wired in, is that he's going to go number one now to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," said Jaworski.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to go early in the first round and should be a low-end QB2 in fantasy his rookie season.

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Rams | Looking at other college QBs

Sun, 12 Apr 2015 04:04:12 -0700

Florida State QB Jameis Winston and Oregon QB Marcus Mariota are on the St. Louis Rams radar screen, but the Rams are also looking at Colorado State QB Garrett Grayson, UCLA QB Brett Hundley, and Oregon State QB Sean Mannion.

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Rams | St. Louis to work out Marcus Mariota

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:27:05 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will work out for the St. Louis Rams next week, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota's name is being prominently connected with the Tennessee Titans, but the Rams could still make a trade if they really want Mariota, although they recently traded for Nick Foles. Wherever Mariota goes, he's a risky starting quarterback in fantasy leagues, especially if he's on a team with a subpar supporting cast.

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Bears | Marcus Mariota visits Bears

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:43:55 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota visited the Chicago Bears at the end of March.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be drafted early in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Wherever, he lands, he'll likely be a low-end QB2 target in fantasy.

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Titans | Marcus Mariota to visit Titans

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 16:58:30 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will visit the Tennessee Titans Thursday, April 9. Mariota has already worked out for Tennessee privately.

Fantasy Tip: It seems that the Titans are seriously interested in Mariota. If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick, Mariota could very well be heading to Tennessee. Mariota is talented, but it will likely take some time for him to become acclimated to the NFL. He shouldn't be considered a starting fantasy quarterback option right away.

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NFL | Marcus Mariota could fall in draft

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:48:03 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could fall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft if he is not selected in the first six picks of the draft, according to an unnamed personnel man.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is still expected to be selected at some point in the first round, but it is not known which team will select him. Mariota probably will be given the chance to compete for a starting job during training camp but would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is a starter.

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Redskins | Marcus Mariota's WSH trip canceled

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:43:28 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota was slated to meet with the Washington Redskins, but the two sides couldn't work out a time. The trip has been canceled.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be taken early in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft and would be a low-end QB2 in traditional fantasy leagues this season.

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Browns | Cleveland interested in Marcus Mariota

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:25:53 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is drawing legit interest from the Cleveland Browns, who are interested in trading their two first-round picks in order to move up and draft him, according to multiple league sources. The Browns have picks No. 12 and No. 19 in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota would be joining a team very much in flux, and his fantasy value in 2015 would be pretty slight. He'd still be worth a low-end QB2 flyer in traditional formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Titans | Willing to trade out of No. 2 spot

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:42:57 -0700

The Tennessee Titans are reportedly willing to trade down from the No. 2 spot in the 2015 NFL Draft much like the St. Louis Rams did in the No. 2 spot in the famous blockbuster deal that allowed the Washington Redskins to move up and select QB Robert Griffin III in 2012. "Are the Titans interested? Talking to people familiar with their thinking, it would take a lot -- a real lot -- to move up to No. 2 and convince the Titans that it is worth giving up some potential franchise players," NFL Network analyst Ian Rapoport said. There is an increasing belief that Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will go second overall to the Titans or a team that wants to trade up for him.

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Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota works out for Bucs

Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:18:19 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota had a private workout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday, April 7. Head coach Lovie Smith and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter were among the team officials that traveled to the workout.

Fantasy Tip: The Bucs are doing their due diligence as the draft approaches. They own the top overall pick and are widely expected to take Florida State QB Jameis Winston instead. Mariota isn't believed to be as pro-ready as Winston, which will make him even less attractive to fantasy owners in his rookie season.

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Jets | NYJ open to moving up in draft for QB

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:53:34 -0700

New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan indicated the team would be willing to trade up in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft for a quarterback, which has fueled speculation that the team may have interest in Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.

Fantasy Tip: The Jets have worked out Mariota privately and may have to move up to the second overall pick if they want a chance at him. Mariota would compete with Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job if the Jets select him, but he would not be more than a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

NFL | Marcus Mariota not attending NFL Draft?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:53:27 -0700

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota does not plan on attending the NFL Draft, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota could be the first or second overall pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Tennessee Titans. Rookie quarterbacks are usually risky players to draft, especially if one is considering them to be their starter. Draft Mariota as a backup if you're going to draft him.

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Browns | Marcus Mariota not visiting Cleveland

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:10:47 -0700

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is not currently scheduled for a pre-draft visit with the Cleveland Browns, and ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler believes the Browns could be saving one of their 30 in-house visits because quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell already has inside knowledge about Mariota from his time as Mariota's private tutor.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns have two first-round draft picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, and they could conceivably put together a package to move up and draft Mariota. Regardless of where he lands, Mariota would be worth a flier in two-quarterback leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeremy Fowler

Buccaneers | Marcus Mariota will work out for Bucs

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:07:49 -0700

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota has a private workout scheduled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers April 7.

Fantasy Tip: The Buccaneers possess the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft. It has been widely speculated that Jameis Winston will be Tampa Bay's selection, but nothing is set in stone, of course. Mariota would certainly have some fantasy appeal in Tampa Bay with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans at his disposal.

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Titans | Marcus Mariota worked out for Titans

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:41:37 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota worked out for the Tennessee Titans shortly after his pro day.

Fantasy Tip: The Titans may consider selecting Mariota if he is not the first pick in the draft. Mariota would be given the chance to compete for the starting job and could be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he does start.

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Redskins | Marcus Mariota may meet with WAS

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:37:54 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota may meet with the Washington Redskins before the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: The Redskins do not have a clear starting quarterback, so Mariota could compete for the starting job if he is selected by the Redskins. Mariota would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins a starting job in the league.

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Chargers | SD will work out Marcus Mariota

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:36:51 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is scheduled to work out for the San Diego Chargers Wednesday, April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota is expected to be selected early in the first round, so the Chargers likely would have to trade up if they wanted Mariota. The Chargers have Philip Rivers, but he is entering the final year of his contract. Mariota would not be a fantasy option if he joins the Chargers.

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Jets | Marcus Mariota in the mix for Jets?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:58:26 -0700

Former Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be hard for the New York Jets to pass on if he were still available at the sixth overall pick, according to ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Of course, Mariota would still have to be available for the Jets to draft him, which is far from a given. Mariota could very well be a backup even in New York in his first year, too. Rookie quarterbacks are always risky to roster in fantasy football leagues, unless you'd be willing to save them in a keeper and/or dynasty league.

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NFL | Marcus Mariota to go second overall?

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:03:34 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota will be selected with the second overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, in the opinion of an unnamed NFL general manager that is paying close attention to Mariota's market.

Fantasy Tip: The Tennessee Titans hold the No. 2 pick but they could trade the pick to a team looking for a starting quarterback. Mariota likely will compete for a starting job wherever he goes and would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins a starting job.

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Chiefs | Marcus Mariota a fit in KC?

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:53:46 -0700

Oregon QB Marcus Mariota would be a perfect fit for the Kansas City Chiefs and head coach Andy Reid, even if the team is committed to QB Alex Smith, in the opinion of NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper cites the success of former QB Donovan McNabb as Reid's quarterback with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, Mariota is expected to be gone when KC picks at 18 overall, and the Chiefs are unlikely to trade up to take him. Reid said he didn't have a chance to meet with Mariota, either.

Fantasy Tip: Mariota will be nothing more than a weak QB2 in traditional fantasy leagues in 2015, and that's if he winds up with a starting gig. Mariota may be better off used at FantasyScore if he starts at any point next year, with the right matchup, of course.

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