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Titans LB Jayon Brown is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He did return for a limited workout Friday but missed the first 2 days. Wesley Woodyard will start in Brown's place and is worth a look as a LB3 in fantasy.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown left Sunday's loss to the Broncos in the 1st quarter with a groin injury. Brown left the field under his own power and was initially deemed questionable to return, but he missed the rest of the game. Wesley Woodyard stepped in to tally 6 tackles and a sack. He would start in Brown's place and likely see full playing time if Brown misses further action.

Titans LB Wesley Woodyard did not show up on the team's final injury report this week. That means he's ready to go for Sunday morning's game against the Chargers. Woodyard's fine to pop back into IDP lineups.

Titans LB Wesley Woodyard (shoulder) is inactive for today's game against the Ravens. That clears the way for Jayon Brown to play full time for the 3rd straight week and makes him a strong IDP starter.

Titans LB Wesley Woodyard is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens with the shoulder injury that cost him Week 5 and knocked him out of the previous game early. Woodyard has called himself day to day. We'll see about his status Sunday. His status could also affect the playing time for Jayon Brown. The 2nd-year LB played at least two-thirds of the snaps in every game this season, though, so he's worth a shot in many cases even if Woodyard's active.

The Titans have ruled LB Wesley Woodyard our for Sunday's game at Buffalo with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of last week's game. Jayon Brown played 76 of 78 snaps against the Eagles, tallying 10 tackles and a sack. He's an upside IDP option against the Bills in Week 5.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel told reporters Monday that the team is "hopeful" LB Wesley Woodyard will be able to play against the Bills on Sunday. Woodyard left Week 4 early with a shoulder injury. We'll keep an eye on his status through the practice week.

Titans LB Wesley Woodyard left Sunday's win over the Eagles after just 2 snaps with a shoulder injury and did not return. In his absence, Jayon Brown played all but 1 defensive snap after playing 67% to 71% over the previous 3 weeks. He'll be in play for IDP owners if Woodyard remains out for Week 5's trip to Buffalo. Rookie Rashaan Evans also jumped up to a 77% snap share after playing just 18 total snaps through 3 weeks. We'll see what we hear about Woodyard's shoulder this week.

Titans ILB Avery Williamson is inactive for today's game against the Dolphins because of a hamstring injury. That should leave Wesley Woodyard and Zach Brown starting in his place. Neither makes for a strong IDP starting option, but both bring some upside in deeper fantasy football leagues.

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ESPN's Paul Kuharsky said he believes Titans LB Zach Brown will start next season. He'll likely need to beat out veteran Wesley Woodyard for a job inside next to 2014 rookie Avery Williamson. Woodyard began last year as the play-caller and full-time player inside after signing as a free agent, but he gradually lost responsibilities to Williamson and playing time in general. Brown opened last year as a starter but suffered a season-ending torn pec in the 1st game. He delivered top-20 fantasy production as a 2012 rookie before taking a step back in 2013. Brown's speed will always give him scoring potential in IDP leagues.

The Titans confirmed Monday that LB Zach Brown tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday's win at Kansas City.  Brown will miss the rest of the season.  Zaviar Gooden stepped in against the Chiefs and figures to start against Dallas on Sunday.  Brown's absence adds tackle upside in IDP formats to the remaining ILB starter, Wesley Woodyard.  Losing Brown doesn't significantly alter the outlook for the Tennessee team D.

The Titans signed LB Wesley Woodyard to a 4-year, $16 million deal Friday.  The contract appears to position him as an inside starter in what's expected to be a 3-4 front under new DC Ray Horton.'s Doug Farrar deems Woodyard an "estimable chip" for the defense.  Indeed, the versatility that helped Woodyard rack up 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 3 INTs for the Broncos in 2012 makes him a nice fit for Horton's scheme.  Woodyard lost his job in Denver over the 2nd half of last year, but that came after he suffered a neck stinger in October.  We expect Woodyard to emerge as an ILB starter alongside Zach Brown this summer and carry sleeper value in the 2014 IDP rankings.

Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard has officially lost his starting job.  Veteran LB Paris Lenon started at his middle spot Sunday against Tennessee and then again Thursday night vs. the Chargers.  Woodyard began the season looking like a top 20 fantasy LB after finishing 14th at the position in a breakout 2012.  But he has failed to impress this year while also losing 2 games to injury.  We're not interested in Lenon as an IDP option over these final few weeks.

Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard (neck) and DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) returned to a limited practice on Wednesday.  Both players missed the Week 6 victory over Jacksonville but appear on track to play against the Colts on Sunday night.  Of course, the biggest return for Denver will be that of LB Von Miller.  He has completed his 6-game suspension and will return to play Indy.

The Broncos will likely go without MLB Wesley Woodyard (neck) and right DE Robert Ayers (shoulder) against Jacksonville on Sunday.  Obviously, that means they'll probably lose the game now.  In reality, it boosts the IDP profile of Denver weak-side LB Danny Trevathan, who should spend more time on the field in sub packages.  Veteran journeyman Paris Lenon is expected to start in the middle but won't play 3 downs as Woodyard does.  Derek Wolfe and Shaun Phillips will man the starting DE spots and likely see a few more snaps in Ayers' absence.

Broncos LB Danny Trevathan left Wednesday practice on a cart after suffering a knee injury.  The Denver Post reports that the team is still evaluating the extent of the injury.  Steve Johnson would likely replace Trevathan in the lineup.  The absence of the weak-side starter could mean more tackle chances for MLB Wesley Woodyard, who already looked like an attractive IDP option this week and the rest of the way.

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