Tennessee Titans news, rumors and injuries
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.
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:59:38 -0700
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey has been asked by the team to add some weight this offseason, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team would like him to be around 215 to 220 pounds. Whisenhunt said he would also like Sankey to have a full grasp of the offense.
Fantasy Tip: Sankey rushed for 569 yards and only two touchdowns last season but should see most of the carries this upcoming season. Sankey could be an option in the middle rounds of drafts this season but may not be an every-week starting option.
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.
Tue, 26 May 2015 18:19:27 -0700
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham (hamstring) had to leave organized team activities early Tuesday, May 26, after he aggravated a hamstring injury. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he does not think the injury is serious, but Green-Beckham could sit out a week.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if Green-Beckham is dealing with a serious injury. He should be ready for the start of training camp if the injury is minor. Green-Beckham likely will have a solid role in the passing game this season and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Mon, 18 May 2015 18:56:36 -0700
Tennessee Titans FB Jalston Fowler has been asked by the team to lose some weight this offseason. Fowler weighed around 255 pounds at the rookie minicamp, and the team wants him to weigh around 245 to 250 pounds.
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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.
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.
Fri, 15 May 2015 18:14:27 -0700
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.
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.
Fri, 15 May 2015 15:45:55 -0700
Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger, who plans to put up a fight for the starting quarterback job with QB Marcus Mariota this summer, said the offseason has treated him well, and he's down to 225 pounds. "Moving a lot quicker, no longer worried about my knee which is a great feeling. But I loved getting a chance to hang out with guys outside of the facility. It was an eye-opening experience to learn what these guys are about," Mettenberger said.
Fantasy Tip: It might take a lot of convincing or even an injury to Mariota for Mettenberger to unseat him as the expected starter going into Week 1. Because of that, Mettenberger should have zero fantasy appeal in drafts this fall. Mariota will be a weak QB2 that will put up numbers purely on his athleticism alone, but the growing pains figure to outweight the positive in his rookie campaign.
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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