Zach Mettenberger - QBPosted 10/26/14 8:43pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger turned the ball over twice (one interception, one fumble lost) in his first career start in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, but he also threw for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Mettenberger did OK for his first start and he did try to get the ball down the field more. It will be a learning process but Mettenberger will hopefully provide more big plays for the Titans receivers as the year goes on.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/24/14 6:13pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Not good news for Bishop Sankey owners as the veteran will return after a 2-game absence and cut into the rookie's workload.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/23/14 2:48pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) will return to the starting quarterback job when he is healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team has decided to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans with Locker still recovering from his injury.
Huddle Up: Locker still has some life in Tennessee, but it's clear the team won't hesitate to move on from the QB, who on Sunday will miss his 18th start since the beginning of the 2012 season.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/23/14 6:43pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Greene has missed two straight games but could return to share in the carries with rookie Bishop Sankey on Sunday vs. the Titans. His status should be clearer following Friday's practice.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/22/14 6:03pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Another week, same story for Locker, and he'll have to do more in practice over the next couple days to avoid missing a third straight start.
Zach Mettenberger - QBPosted 10/22/14 11:26pm ET
Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans plan to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday, Oct. 22. Indications are Mettenberger was informed of the decision Tuesday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: The Titans are looking to the future and will give the rookie Mettenberger a shot to start. He has a strong arm but not much mobility. Jake Locker has been demoted in his contract year and is likely done in Tennessee. Mettenberger's first start is at home but he'll face potential league MVP J.J. Watt and the Texans. Jadeveon Clowney could also return on Sunday, so the Texans defense is an option this week if you need them.
Zach Mettenberger - QBPosted 10/21/14 2:32pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) will start at quarterback when he's healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. QB Charlie Whitehurst has filled in for Locker three times this year, but buzz continues to mount for QB Zach Mettenberger, the team's sixth-round draft pick this year. "We're trying to get him better as we go, knowing with the way it's gone for us at quarterback this year that's something that could happen at any time," Whisenhunt said. Whisenhunt doesn't sound concerned about playing Mettenberger too soon, either.
Huddle Up: Locker should be ready to return this week after missing the last 2 games, but it is Locker so his status is always in doubt. Whitehurst has either failed to throw for 200 yards or a TD in each of his three starts, so fantasy owners of Titans' pass-catchers really have nothing to lose if the team decides to go with the rookie.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 10/20/14 10:44am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand) is expected to be back in Week 8. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Sunday, Oct. 19, that Locker's hand was still sore this week. QB Charlie Whitehurst started in his absence in Week 7 against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Whitehurst hasn't been particularly impressive in Locker's absence. The next time Locker goes down, don't be surprised if Zach Mettenberger gets the call instead. In fact, with Locker's contract expiring at the end of the season it would behoove the Titans to get a look at Mettenberger to determine if he's their future at the position.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/17/14 3:45pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) isn't expected to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 7 after being limited in practice all week, in the opinion of The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Charlie Whitehurst took first-team reps in practice Friday, Oct. 17.
Huddle Up: Despite early-week hope that Locker would return for a juicy fantasy matchup against Washington, it's looking like Whitehurst will make his third start of the season.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/16/14 6:40pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 16.
Huddle Up: The feeling is that Locker will return and play Sunday in a favorable matchup against Washington, but see what transpires in practice Friday.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/16/14 8:01pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7, according to a source.
Huddle Up: As expected, Greene will miss a second straight game and clearing rookie Bishop Sankey for another full workload as the Tennessee starter.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/15/14 3:54pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 15 and said he hopes he can return to practice next week and be ready to play Week 8.
Huddle Up: That means another start for rookie Bishop Sankey, who had a season-high 19 touches for 68 yards in last week's win over the Jaguars.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/14/14 12:38am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker is still having problems with his bruised thumb and will need to make progress during the week if he wants a chance to play in Week 7, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: It's simply too hard to make any fantasy plans based around Locker, who's missed 16 starts and counting since the start of the 2012 season.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 10/10/14 4:13pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) is not expected to play in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he's officially listed as questionable on the injury report. He made some soft tosses Friday, but was listed as a non-participant in practice. QB Charlie Whitehurst is expected to make his second start of the year.
Huddle Up: Whitehurst, who started the team's Week 4 loss at Indy, is 25-of-44 for 371 yards, 3 TDs and interception and rushed for 39 yards on seven carries in two games this season so he doesn't represent a huge drop-off by any means. Locker, meanwhile, continues to be dogged by major health question marks as he's headed for his 16th missed start since the beginning of the 2012 season.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/10/14 6:30pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) missed practice again Friday, Oct. 10, and is listed as doubtful for Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: It looks like Greene will miss his first game of the season. Dexter McCluster will be involved in picking up the slack, but certainly expect a season-high workload for rookie Bishop Sankey against a team giving up the third most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 10/10/14 10:40pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey is ready for a bigger role in the offense should RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) be unable to suit up in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Sankey is going to get the majority of work at RB for the Titans against Jacksonville. He's a strong flex play option.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/9/14 8:58am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) said Wednesday, Oct. 8, that his thumb is feeling better. He did not officially practice, but he and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Locker was able to make some throws. Locker remains hopeful he will be ready to play in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Charlie Whitehurst waits in the wings for what should be a favorable matchup for either quarterback: a home date with the Jaguars.
Shonn Greene - RBPosted 10/9/14 4:42pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) said the hamstring he injured during practice Wednesday, Oct. 8, is pretty sore. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not sure if Greene will be able to play in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Greene has logged the most carries in 4 of the Titans' 5 games so far, but this could actually be the week that second-round pick Bishop Sankey gets the chance to shine in what's also a plumb matchup against the Jags.
Justin Hunter - WRPosted 10/8/14 1:55pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter has locked down a starting spot on the outside with the team. He has big upside due to his size and speed, but he's not a consistent performer on tape, according to personnel executives.
Huddle Up: Hunter had 3 catches for 99 yards and his first TD catch of the season on Sunday, but he still was only targeted 5 times. Hunter remains an intriguing fantasy option because of his athleticism and upside but he's not a high-volume wideout and is likely going to need a TD catch in just about every start to be useful in the majority of fantasy leagues.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/8/14 5:34pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) is able to throw ball a bit at this point, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Locker will be monitored during the week so the team can determine his status for Week 6.
Huddle Up: If you're hoping to use Locker this week, you're likely going to have to stay on top of the situation right up until kickoff on Sunday morning.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/6/14 7:58pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) has a bruised thumb with a lot of swelling, but he does not appear to have any structural damage, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Huddle Up: Good news for Locker, who got off to a hot start Sunday before departing in the second quarter, but that doesn't mean the QB is going to be any easier to trust going forward given his injury track record.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/5/14 9:55pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand, thumb) had his right hand or thumb area taped after the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns. He said Sunday, Oct. 5, that his thumb is sore and he will know more after his MRI Monday, Oct. 6. X-rays after the game looked clean.
Huddle Up: Charlie Whitehurst will be the starter if Locker is out for any amount of time.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/3/14 4:21pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) suffered no setbacks during practice this week and will start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5. 'He's has a good week of practice,' head coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Locker. 'The first day working back into it with the hand, we weren't sure how it was going to be, but he's progressed as the week has gone along.'
Huddle Up: Locker, who sat out the Week 4 loss in Indy, hasn't done much of anything since his 266-yard, 2-TD game in Week 1, but he's the unquestioned starter for the Titans and an upgrade over Charlie Whitehurst who struggled through a 177-yard, 1-TD, 1-interception performance last week.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 10/2/14 8:28pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 2, for the second straight day.
Huddle Up: After sitting out Week 4, it's most definitely looking up for Locker this week. Charlie Whitehurst started in Week 4 in Indy but completed 12-of-23 passes for 177 yards, a TD and an interception in the 41-17 loss, obviously not doing much for the Titans' pass-catchers.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 10/2/14 8:28pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Walker also was dealing with the shoulder issue a week ago leading up to the Week 4 game Indy, but things turned out fine fantasy-wise (5-84-1) on Sunday. Expect Walker to start this Sunday, but keep an eye on his progress the next few days just the same.
Bishop Sankey - RBPosted 10/1/14 3:57pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Bishop Sankey is likely to see more work in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns than he has in his first four games, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said on his radio show Tuesday on 104.5 FM The Zone. In the last two weeks, Sankey has been on the field for 22 and 29 snaps, the highest totals of any Titans running back. Whisenhunt again noted that Sankey's footwork has improved.
Huddle Up: Sankey's fantasy-point production has increased each of the last 3 games, while Shoon Greene has seen his rushing yards decease steadily since his 15-71 outing in the season opener. Based on the matchup, the rookie may not consistently put up strong fantasy numbers on a week-to-week basis, but he at least figures to be given the touches and opportunity to do so going forward.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 9/26/14 3:45pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is questionable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: The Titans' leading pass-catcher has been limited the past 2 days after sitting out entirely Wednesday, and his owners are going to need to check on his status and have a Plan B at the ready before kickoff Sunday.
Charlie Whitehurst - QBPosted 9/25/14 2:47pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Charlie Whitehurst could start in Week 4 if QB Jake Locker (wrist) is not able to play, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he believes Whitehurst can play well. 'I've been through eight preseason games with him, so I feel like I've seen him play in a game. I've seen him go in and perform well, so I don't really have a question as far as what it would be like Sunday with Charlie.'
Huddle Up: First off, this doesn't sound good for Locker's chances of playing Sunday, but see what he can do Friday. In any case, it's a plus matchup with the opposing Colts giving up the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing QBs, but Whitehurst still hasn't started or thrown a pass in an actual regular-season game since 2011 so there would be more than a little fantasy uncertainty with the Tennessee passing game if the backup is called into action.
Jake Locker - QBPosted 9/25/14 3:41pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: It shouldn't take much to worry Locker's fantasy owners given the QB's health track record, and right now, most signs are certainly pointing toward a Charlie Whitehurst start in Indy on Sunday.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 9/25/14 5:44pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Walker at least got in some limited work Thursday after sitting out Wednesday, and his owners now must hope for the progress to continue Friday to feel fully confident about starting him in Week 4.
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