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Titans QB Malik Willis went 14-of-23 passing in Saturday's loss to the Texans, tallying just 99 yards (4.3 per attempt) with 0 TDs and 2 INTs. WR Robert Woods was the only Titan with more than 2 receptions, catching all 4 of his targets for 30 yards. Willis will start at least 1 more game Thursday night against the Cowboys.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Titans QB Ryan Tannehill had tightrope surgery this week in Alabama to treat his high right ankle sprain. The "best-case scenario" for Tannehill's situation is a 3-week return, which would give him a shot to play in Week 18. We wouldn't bet on him for fantasy football lineups in leagues that play through the final week of the regular season.

Titans insider Paul Kuharsky hears that QB Ryan Tannehill is "very likely" done for the season with an ankle injury that may require surgery. Tannehill has hurt this right ankle twice this season -- but was surprisingly allowed to re-enter last week's loss to the Chargers. His absence leaves QB Malik Willis at the controls the rest of the way. The rookie made 2 starts the first time Tannehill went down, TOTALING 135 passing yards on 26 attempts. Tennessee will go as run-heavy as possible with Willis, tanking the fantasy value of pass catchers like TE Chig Okonkwo and WR Treylon Burks.

Per insider Tom Pelissero, Titans QB Ryan Tannehill’s status is “in doubt” for Week 16. Tannehill played through another right ankle injury for parts of Sunday’s game against the Chargers, but it sounds like there’s a real chance he’ll miss Saturday’s matchup with Houston. If so, that’ll put QB Malik Willis back in the lineup vs. the same team he made his debut against in Week 8. The rookie is an easy avoid in season-long formats.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Broncos. He was limited in Wednesday's practice, a full participant on Thursday and limited again on Friday. We're guessing that was the plan coming into the week, rather than a setback, and that Tannehill will start Sunday's game. We'll look for further updates on the situation and will get Tennessee's inactives around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is inactive for tonight’s game vs. the Chiefs. QB Malik Willis gets another start after completing just 6 of 10 passes for 55 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT in last week’s Derrick Henry-led win over the Texans. Willis figures to be forced to throw more tonight – and we’re not expecting it to go well.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says there's "not a lot of optimism" that Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) will be able to play vs. the Chiefs tonight. That'd mean a 2nd straight start for rookie QB Malik Willis, who reportedly took most of the reps in practice this week. Willis threw just 10 passes in a comfortable win over the Texans last week. Tennessee will certainly hope to go run-heavy again tonight -- but there's a good chance that Willis is forced to throw it a bunch more with the Chiefs 12.5-point favorites. That doesn't figure to go well for Willis based on what we saw last week.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) remains a game-time decision for tonight's contest with the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tannehill is "doing everything he can to play," per Rapoport, "but there is a real chance it's rookie Malik Willis for the second straight week if Tannehill isn't 100%." With the late kickoff, you should avoid Titans QBs and this passing game in general.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) traveled with the team to Kansas City, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That keeps Tannehill in play to start Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs. HC Mike Vrabel labeled Tannehill a game-time decision, but we'll look for an update on his status on Sunday morning.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is a game-time decision for Sunday night’s tilt with the Chiefs, HC Mike Vrabel said. Tannehill got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday. He’d obviously be operating at far less than 100% if he plays and shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups. But even a hobbled Tannehill would be better than rookie Malik Willis for Tennessee’s chances in Kansas City.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) was limited on Wednesday. He got in just a limited Thursday practice last week, so this seems like a step in the right direction. We'll update Tannehill's status again tomorrow, ahead of Sunday night's game vs. the Chiefs.

If Derrick Henry's meetings with the Texans were a movie series, they'd all be rated R for violence. The monster back went over 200 rushing yards for the 4th straight time against Houston. He carried 32 times for 219 and 2 TDs in this one, supplying nearly all of the offense with QB Malik Willis filling in for Ryan Tannehill (ankle). Willis attempted only 10 passes, completing 6 for 55 yards. WR Robert Woods was the only Titan to catch more than 1 pass.

Per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Titans QB Ryan Tannehill will miss Week 8 vs. Houston. He’s battling an illness and an ankle sprain. In his place, rookie Malik Willis will make his first career start. He’s only a fantasy option in 2-QB setups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Titans QB Ryan Tannehill "truly 50/50" for Sunday's game vs. the Texans. Tannehill is dealing with an illness, on top of the ankle injury he suffered last week. If he can't go tomorrow, QB Malik Willis will make his 1st career start. The 3rd-round rookie is a work-in-progress as a passer, completing just 28 of 51 passes (55%) for 318 yards (6.2 YPA) this preseason. But he brings potentially elite rushing ability, carrying 14 times for 159 yards and 1 TD across 125 preseason snaps (about 2 game's worth).

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. Texans. He only got in a limited practice on Thursday and seems legitimately iffy for Sunday. If he can't go, Tennessee would turn to rookie QB Malik Willis. It figures to be a run-heavy game plan from the Titans regardless of who's under center -- but we'd likely see an extreme run lean if it's Willis.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. He returned after hurting that ankle last week, so we're tentatively expecting him to play vs. the Texans on Sunday. But we'll get another update on his status tomorrow. Rookie QB Malik Willis will draw the start if Tannehill is out.

The Titans are releasing QB Logan Woodside. That leaves rookie Malik Willis as the only other QB on the roster besides Ryan Tannehill. We'll see about any other moves, but it looks like the rookie will hit the season as Tannehill's backup. That puts him 1 injury away from being interesting for fantasy.

ESPN’s Turron Davenport believes there’s a 75% chance that QB Malik Willis remains on the bench all season. Ryan Tannehill has started every game since taking over for Marcus Mariota in Week 6 of 2019. And despite some positive words on Willis this offseason, he’s still considered a project. Davenport actually guesses that the rookie’s first start won’t come until late in the 2023 season -- and that's only if Tennessee's been eliminated from the postseason. Of course, a lot can change between now and then. But for 2022, unless you’re playing in a deep superflex format, Willis should go undrafted in fantasy.

Titans QB Malik Willis "passed his first test" in rookie minicamp, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website writes. "I left the two-day camp impressed by Willis, from how he carries himself to his arm," Wyatt added. "For the second day in a row Willis was on the practice field way early. Before and during practices, I like the way he slaps hands with his teammates, encouraging them. He looks like a leader. And, he threw the ball well over the past two days despite throwing an interception on Saturday." Willis won't be a threat to take over as the starter this season unless QB Ryan Tannehill and the Titans really struggle. But Willis could be under center in 2023 and remains a nice dynasty stash.

The Titans stopped Liberty QB Malik Willis’ slide, taking him with the 86th pick of the 2022 NFL Draft. Willis began his college career at Auburn before transferring to Liberty and starting the past 2 years. Willis threw for 47 TDs vs. just 18 INTs over that span, but it’s the rushing that drives his fantasy outlook. Willis racked up 1,822 rushing yards over his 2 starting campaigns and profiles similar to Jalen Hurts. Willis will sit behind QB Ryan Tannehill this year, but Tannehill turns 34 in July and has a $36.6 million cap hit in 2023. Willis has a good chance to be Tennessee’s 2023 starter.

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