Marcus Mariota Fantasy Football News 2017

Titans QB Marcus Mariota was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. He injured his knee early in last week's loss to the Cardinals and is dealing with lingering hamstring and ankle injuries, according to HC Mike Mularkey. None of the ailments will keep Mariota from playing against the 49ers this weekend, but they do make him a shaky fantasy option.

Titans writer Paul Kuharsky reports that QB Marcus Mariota is still dealing with the hamstring injury that he suffered earlier this season, which is complicated by lingering effects from last year's leg fracture. Mariota reportedly might need a "clean-up" procedure on that right ankle after the season. All of this followed word from HC Mike Mularkey that Mariota played through a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. All the leg issues certainly make it easier to understand Mariota's statistical struggles. He'll carry upside into this weekend's matchup with the Niners, but the health questions keep him out of fantasy-starter territory.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota played through a knee injury that he suffered early in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, HC Mike Mularkey said afterward. It'll be a situation to monitor this coming week, but Mariota should be available for next Sunday's game against the 49ers. He'll be tough to like in fantasy lineups, though, after bombing again today. Mariota has totaled just 493 passing yards and 2 TDs over his last 3 games.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Colts. There's risk of an in-game setback, and Mariota's rushing ability figures to be limited. But there's also plenty of passing upside here vs. an Indy defense that's allowing 308 yards per game.

Titans writer Paul Kuharsky reports that QB Marcus Mariota will play Monday night against the Colts. That makes him worth waiting for if you're deciding between the Titans QB and 1 of the passers from today's late games. Jacoby Brissett remains ultimate insurance where he's available.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Colts after a limited week of practice. We're hoping to get an update on his status on Sunday morning, but he might be a game-time decision. Stay tuned.

Update: ESPN's Cameron Wolfe says the decision "will likely linger until game day for the second consecutive week." That would be no good for fantasy owners, obviously, unless you have Jacoby Brissett as insurance. We'll see if anything else comes out before today's games.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey said Friday that he's "hopeful" QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) will be able to play against the Colts on Monday night. Mariota was limited again in Friday's practice. “It is going to come down to a lot of things," Mularkey added. "We have a full speed practice tomorrow, a walk-through and all that rest. It might be a game-time decision. Can he play and not risk himself further injury? That’s the biggest thing.” Check back tomorrow for another update.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota said Wednesday that his injured hamstring feels "a lot better." He did more in practice on Wednesday than he did last week, but he still wasn't a full-go. "As the days go on, hopefully I’ll feel better and better," Mariota said. "It is just taking it one day at a time and hopefully I’ll be able to go. Hopefully towards the end of the week I’ll get more on my plate and hopefully I’ll feel comfortable to try and play on Monday.” We'll continue to track Mariota's progress and hope to have a good idea about his status by Sunday morning.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. QB Matt Cassel gets the start. He’s not a fantasy option and is a significant downgrade for Tennessee’s pass-catchers. Expect a run-heavy attack.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota is not expected to play today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Mariota entered the day as a game-time decision, but expect Matt Cassel to replace him against the Dolphins. The downgrade from Mariota to Cassel obviously hurts the other Tennessee passing game pieces in fantasy, but it's a good enough matchup that you shouldn't ignore them completely. The QB situation should have the offense leaning even more on its backfield, which gives RB Derrick Henry a bit more upside than usual.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey on Friday labeled QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt vs. the Dolphins. He put in 3 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable. We'll find out his official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, Mariota will have both a lower floor and ceiling at less than 100%. But the plus matchup would keep him in the QB1 discussion.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey said QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) did "a little more" in Thursday's practice. He'll be listed as limited again. Mariota is trending toward a "questionable" tag and could end up as a game-time decision. The good news is that Titans-Dolphins kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he did anything so early in the week is encouraging. We'll continue to track Mariota's status leading up to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota is considered "day-to-day" with his hamstring injury, HC Mike Mularkey said Monday. He compared the injury to the one DeMarco Murray was able to play through last week. So it sounds like Mariota escaped with a minor injury. But hamstrings can be tricky, especially for a QB who relies on his legs. We'll keep a close eye on Mariota this week. If healthy, he'll be a strong fantasy play vs. Miami.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota injured his hamstring in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Houston. He's officially questionable to return. QB Matt Cassel is in the game for Tennessee.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) has been cleared for the start of training camp, HC Mike Mularkey said. Mularkey added that the team will "monitor him early on." No surprises here. Mariota has had a smooth recovery from last December's broken leg, but Tennessee will be careful with its franchise passer until we get closer to the regular season. Mariota is clearly on track to be a full-go come Week 1, though.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota will report to training camp at 215 pounds, his trainer told insider Paul Kuharsky. That's 7 pounds lighter than Mariota has been listed the past 2 years. “I have always told Marcus that I thought he should play at 215 pounds because I felt like he was the fastest at that weight,” trainer Ryan Flaherty said. “I told him that they can't hit what they can't catch so he should think about playing at a weight where he is his fastest ... He will be much quicker and faster this year and the goal with that will be to take less hits which will in turn keep him healthy." We'll see if the slimmer Mariota is able to make it through 16 games this season -- something he's yet to do -- but it should certainly raise his rushing ceiling.

The Titans have agreed to a 1-year deal with WR Eric Decker. The former Jet gives QB Marcus Mariota a talented, steady veteran presence. Decker shouldn't keep Corey Davis from reaching the top of the WR depth chart if the rookie proves ready to do so, but he'll cut into the available targets and certainly make it tough for Rishard Matthews to deliver another fantasy-starter line. Decker could also block 3rd-round WR Taywan Taylor from turning into a fantasy surprise this season. We'll see this summer just how healthy Decker is coming off groin and shoulder surgeries at the end of last year. But he reportedly looked good in Jets OTAs before his release. Another receiving weapon makes Mariota even more attractive around the fringe of QB1 territory in fantasy football drafts.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota responded well to his first appearance in OTAs. “It felt great,” said Mariota, who’s coming off a fractured fibula on December 24. “Four months ago I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to participate in OTAs, and being able to do some of the drills... I was very happy and very grateful. It was fun to be out there with the guys, and I enjoyed it.” HC Mike Mularkey confirmed that the Titans will take it slow with their franchise passer. “We’ll take it day by day with Marcus,” Mularkey said. “He’d like to do more. He looks like he can do more, but it’s May, so we have time.” A notoriously hard worker, Mariota is on track to be 100% well ahead of Week 1.

The Titans used the #5 overall pick on WR Corey Davis. He was a stat-compiling machine at Western Michigan, leaving as the NCAA’s record holder for career receiving yards (5,278). After posting a 67-941-6 line as a true freshman, he topped 1,400 yards and 12 TDs in each of his final 3 seasons. He certainly squared off against some weaker competition in the MAC but also averaged 5.8 catches, 77.9 yards and .6 TDs in 9 games against “Power 5” conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12). An ankle injury prevented Davis from working out in the pre-draft process, but he looks plenty athletic on film. He’s also 1 of the most advanced route runners in the class. Davis has a shot to quickly become Tennessee’s #1 WR, bumping Rishard Matthews to the #2 spot. QB Marcus Mariota’s stock is on the rise.

 
 
 

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