Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/24/16 10:11am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said the no-huddle offense is comfortable for him because of his experience operating it last season and during college. Mariota complete all six of his passing attempts, including a 21-yard touchdown pass to WR Harry Douglas during an 81-yard drive utilizing the no-huddle offense against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Mariota boasts plenty of upside and could emerge as a weekly starting quarterback this season. His ability to pad his fantasy points on the ground is a nice bonus, too. However, he likely won't be the most reliable week-to-week option, so he might be best utilized as a streaming option in favorable matchups. He's best viewed as a late-round target for those who wait at the position.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 8/24/16 9:54pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry will get onto the field, as head coach Mike Mularkey said Wednesday, Aug. 24, that he will find ways to use Henry even though RB DeMarco Murray is the starter.
Huddle Up: The Heisman Trophy candidate out of Alabama has been impressive and he'll see his share of the carries in Nashville, although Murray is the top dog. Consider Henry a RB3 with plenty of upside.
Tajae Sharpe - WRPosted 8/20/16 5:18pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe has already gained the trust of QB Marcus Mariota and the coaching staff, according to TitansOnline.com senior writer Jim Wyatt.
Huddle Up: In case we needed evidence of said trust, Sharpe needed only three drives with Mariota against the Carolina Panthers on Saturday to roll up six catches and 68 yards. He is unlikely to be a big-play threat, but his advanced route-running chops help explain why he led FBS last season with 111 receptions at Massachusetts and are a key reason why he has impressed so quickly in Tennessee. He's well worth a late pick in fantasy as a WR5 with some upside.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 8/17/16 9:54pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter is not projected to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Paul Kuharsky.
Huddle Up: Hunter has a ton of size, and he seems a natural for effectiveness in the red zone, but the light just hasn't gone on for him. Perhaps a change of scenery might do him some good. Avoid for fantasy purposes for now.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 8/17/16 9:50pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker is expected to remain the primary pass target, according to beat writer Paul Kuharsky, although the team will try to spread the ball around to a lot of different people.
Huddle Up: Walker is a low-end TE1 who will see plenty of targets in Tennessee. The wide receiver corps is a big mess and Walker could easily lead this team in receiving yards and scores through the air.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 8/16/16 9:04am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham was listed with the fourth-team/other offense in the depth chart released Sunday, Aug. 14, after the team's first preseason game.
Huddle Up: DGB has struggled with consistency, according to his head coach, and therefore he is behind rookie Tajae Sharpe, Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter. He has a ton of potential, but right now he should only be considered as a depth fantasy player at this point.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 8/16/16 10:35am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, Aug. 16, in exchange for Eagles OG Dennis Kelly.
Huddle Up: DGB had a logjam to overcome in Tennessee, and his uphill climb to playing time with Philly might not be as steep if he can quickly grasp the offense. His WR5 flier has some added luster. It's tough to say what this does to the rest of Philadelphia's receiving corps. It's not like this is a pass-happy offensive system, so the closest pick to a sure thing is Jordan Matthews. The rest are fliers. It probably hurts Rueben Randle the most.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 8/15/16 9:08am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham is still struggling with consistency, head coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Expectations were high for Green-Beckham coming into the season, but his reviews have been less than glowing during training camp. Consider him a high-upside WR5 at this point.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 8/14/16 1:51pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray rushed six times for 93 yards in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13, against the San Diego Chargers. The highlight of his night was a 71-yard touchdown scamper.
Huddle Up: Murray was at the forefront of a huge night for the Tennessee ground game as the Titans' top four backs all rushed for at least 41 yards with three of them (Murray, Derrick Henry and Bishop Sankey) gashing the Bolts for TDs. Murray remains a solid RB2.
Dexter McCluster - RBPosted 8/11/16 2:33pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Dexter McCluster did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 11, because of an excused absence but is expected to return to the team later in the day.
Huddle Up: The versatile McCluster is now primarily listed at RB, but his roster spot is very much on the bubbe with all the additions the Titans have made in the backfield and at wide receiver. Mccluster's saving grace may be his return skills on special teams.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/9/16 1:42pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota struggled in the Monday, Aug. 8, scrimmage by throwing an interception and being flagged for a false start. 'It's unacceptable, my play today,' Mariota said. 'I can't be turning the ball over like that. I've got to be putting these guys in better situations. But all in all I'm glad we were able to come out and finish the drives that we did, and we had a pretty good red zone (drill) as well.'
Huddle Up: The NFL QB learning curve remains steep for second-year players, and we have Mariota ranked as a low-end QB2 entering Year 2 in Nashville.
Kendall Wright - WRPosted 8/9/16 9:18pm ET
Updating a previous item, Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright will miss a couple more weeks after an MRI revealed fluid in his hamstring.
Huddle Up: He could still be back a couple weeks before the real games begin, but this is just another layer of concern for Wright given the Titans' deep WR corps.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 8/7/16 12:48pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has been much better in the tempo portion of practices of late, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkery criticized Henry for his slow starts to practice late last week.
Huddle Up: The NFL rookie learning curve is steep -- even for Heisman winners from NFL factories such as Alabama. Henry currently owns an ADP of 35 among RBs -- 13 spots behind projected starter DeMarco Murray.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 8/6/16 11:06pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter is unlikely to make the 53-man roster, according to beat writer Paul Kuharsky, and Kuharsky believes WR Tre McBride could be the beneficiary and secure a spot.
Huddle Up: Hunter has been a big bust with the Titans. Still, if he's cut loose, another team will take a shot on Hunter's raw athletic ability.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 8/5/16 8:49am ET
Tennessee Titans WRs Dorial Green-Beckham and Justin Hunter have been inconsistent so far in training camp, according to head coach Mike Mularkey. He wants to see them make more plays.
Huddle Up: Hunter is still a non-factor in the fantasy realm. DGB needs to step up if he wants to perform better than a WR4. The second-year receiver's fantasy value has fluctuated since last season ended, but he should be selected in low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 range for now.
Tre McBride - WRPosted 8/5/16 3:22pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Tre McBride has impressed head coach Mike Mularkey during training camp. 'Tre is having a god camp -- he's standing out, he's making plays, doing some things in one-on-one, making plays on the deep ball, Mularkey said. 'He'll block, and you have to block if you're going to play wide receiver here. Again, his special teams role will be a significant advantage over some of those other guys that don't play (special teams). But he's having a good camp overall as a wide receiver.'
Huddle Up: Don't look now, but there's another wideout angling for playing time in Nashville as the second-year WR is in a contingent which also includes Kendall Wright, Dorial Green-Beckham, Rishard Matthews, Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and rookie Tajae Sharpe. DGB is the The Huddle's highest-ranked (52 in standard scoring) but you're steering clear unless it's for an end-of-the-bench flyer.
Kendall Wright - WRPosted 8/4/16 8:26am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright has been working as the slot receiver with the first-team offense during the early part of training camp and has made several solid catches during practice.
Huddle Up: Wright appears to have a good chance to have a solid role in the passing game in 2016 if he continues to perform well during practice. He could be a late-round option in fantasy drafts but may be used only against favorable matchups.
Antonio Andrews - RBPosted 8/4/16 3:06pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Antonio Andrews (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 4.
Huddle Up: Andrews paced the Titans last season with 520 rushing yards but was wiped off the fantasy map this offseason with the team's acquisitions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, and even if fully healthy, the path to touches looks to be hopelessly roadblocked.
Kendall Wright - WRPosted 8/2/16 3:26pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright tweaked his hamstring in practice Tuesday, Aug. 2. Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the injury isn't serious.
Huddle Up: Sure it's another early-camp hammy issue, but this is a big season for Wright, who is coming off a career-worst 36-408-3 campaign while playing in only 10 games.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 8/1/16 8:07am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota won't have a set number of run plays per game, according to head coach Mike Mularkey, but Mularkey said he wants Mariota's running ability to be a threat to opposing defenses.
Huddle Up: Running the ball more would be a nice bonus, but the second-year passer must command the aerial game on a consistent basis to become anything better than a fringe No. 2 with the occasional lineup worthiness as a matchup or DFS play.
Kendall Wright - WRPosted 7/15/16 1:55pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright has been told he needs to improve his route running and is expected to be used as a slot receiver.
Huddle Up: Wright's receptions, yards and games played have decreased every season over the last three -- with 2015 producing a 36-408-3 stat line -- but if everything pans out, a bounce-back season could have him challenging for lWR2 status.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 7/8/16 6:26pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB DeMarco Murray has impressed running backs coach Sylvester Croom with his work ethic and his abilities on the field.
Huddle Up: While the the selection of Derrick Henry has stolen some of Murray's fantasy thunder, he's still a solid RB2 as the lead dog in Nashville.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 7/5/16 1:02pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry's heavy workload in college was never a concern, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
Huddle Up: Still, barring an injury to trade acquisition DeMarco Murray, the Titans don't/won't need to put the rookie to the bellcow test as it looks to be a full-blown timeshare brewing in the Tennessee backfield.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 6/29/16 10:19am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter is entering the fourth and final season of his rookie contract. He has yet to record 30 catches or more than 500 yards receiving in a season, and each of his past two years have been cut short by injury. It's likely he'll be fighting for the No. 5 receiver job.
Huddle Up: The Titans signed Rishard Matthews and drafted Tajae Sharpe, plus they still have Kendall Wright, Dorial Green-Beckham, and Harry Douglas in the mix. Hunter has the talent and the potential, but he hasn't been able to put it all together and live up to his second-round draft status--and he's running out of time to do so in Tennessee.
Harry Douglas - WRPosted 6/29/16 10:19am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Harry Douglas has a long history with head coach Mike Mularkey and offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie from their days together with the Atlanta Falcons. Despite that, a spot on the 53-man final roster is not guaranteed. Despite his leadership during the spring practices, it is believed Douglas will be battling WR Justin Hunter for the fifth receiver spot.
Huddle Up: While there is no established pecking order in Tennessee there is also no shortage of capable wideouts fighting for playing time. It may take more than leadership for Douglas to secure a roster spot, and even then he may be at the lower end of the Titans' receiver rotation.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 6/28/16 4:26pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota said he will hand the ball off 40 times if that's what it takes to win. 'That's what's important to me, to (give) us an opportunity to win,' Mariota said. 'Having those two workhorses back there should help us out.'
Huddle Up: Despite finishing in a tie for the league's worst record (3-13), the Titans attempted the 21st fewest passes in the NFL last season, and it could sensibly dip from there Tennessee has a better team this season and has beefed up the RB position considerably with the offseason additions of DeMarco Murray and rookie Derrick Henry. In other words, you're not drafting Mariota as No. 2 QB because of his aerial-volume potential.
Antonio Andrews - RBPosted 6/24/16 12:24pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Antonio Andrews has responded well to the added competition of RB DeMarco Murray and RB Derrick Henry, head coach Mike Mularkey said.
Huddle Up: Andrews led the Titans with 520 yards on 143 carries last season, but no matter how good he looks in the offseason, it's expected to be the Murray and Henry Show come the games that count.
Dorial Green-Beckham - WRPosted 6/24/16 5:42pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham said he is happy with how he performed during offseason workouts and expects to be more productive in 2016 because he is more comfortable.
Huddle Up: There's plenty of opportunity for DGB to continue to emerge as a big-play producer in the Titans' young offense after he averaged 17.2 yards per catch and hauled in four TD receptions among his 32 grabs last season as rookie.
DeMarco Murray - RBPosted 6/11/16 11:46am ET
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie said the amount of carries RB DeMarco Murray and RB Derrick Henry receive each game may be determined by how they are playing that game. 'I believe in just doing whatever we have to do, whatever is necessary to win the game,' Robiskie said. 'Obviously we'll have it situated going into the game, and figuring, 'Hey, we want to go this way or go that way.' If we get to going in the game and some guy gets the hot hand and that's what it takes to win the game then that is what we are going to do.'
Huddle Up: Ugh, the dreaded hot hand. As if Murray and Henry weren't already splitting fantasy value. The alternative of drafting and using both isn't particularly palatable either, at least not until we know more about what the Tennessee offense--and the running game in particular--will look like this season.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 6/10/16 3:56pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry has impressed the team with his hands as a receiver, which head coach Mike Mularkey said makes Henry even more dangerous.
Huddle Up: Henry only caught 17 passes in three seasons at Alabama, but perhaps his receiving skills were underutilized in the Tide's run-first attack. In short, the more skills the rookie shows, the more touches he'll get in the timeshare with projected started DeMarco Murray.
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