Tennessee Titans news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:12:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Greene does not need to be at the workouts since he has been in the offense for a year. Greene likely will be a backup if he makes the team out of training camp but probably will not be selected in most drafts next season.
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.
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.
Sun, 03 May 2015 08:02:32 -0700
Sat, 02 May 2015 01:29:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It looks like the Titans were interested in Marcus Mariota all along, which leaves Rivers in San Diego. He may work out an extension with the Chargers, but for now Rivers will play out one final season and should be a decent start against some opponents.
Fri, 01 May 2015 16:51:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Titans immediately give Marcus Mariota (or Zach Mettenberger) a tall target on the field. His size and slower speed makes him likely more of a red zone threat for the Titans, and he has major bust/risk qualities because of off-the-field trouble. He'll be a similar risk/reward pick for fantasy owners as a late-round flyer.
Fri, 01 May 2015 16:08:15 -0700
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:57:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Green-Beckham is still available because of some off-field issues. The Titans could use some help at wide receiver, but Green-Beckham probably would only be a late-round option in deep leagues if he joins the Titans.
Fri, 01 May 2015 11:58:57 -0700
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Fri, 01 May 2015 11:20:18 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:52:07 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:32:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mettenberger could be traded if the Titans are able to find a solid offer, but he likely will compete for the starting job if he remains with the Titans. Mettenberger likely would be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he starts for a team in 2015.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:29:54 -0700
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.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:19:25 -0700
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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