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Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Colts. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and should play for the first time since Week 9. Burks’ return is a boost for QB Will Levis, but Burks himself is not a viable fantasy play in his first game back.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard was bottled up for most of Thursday night's game vs. the Seahawks, totaling just 68 yards on 20 carries (3.4 YPC). But he turned in a solid fantasy outing thanks to a 6-yard score in the third quarter. It was Pollard's third straight game with a TD -- after going eight straight games without one. It's just the latest reminder of the fickle nature of TDs. While Pollard's efficiency remains a concern, his volume and the strength of Dallas' offense should keep him locked into fantasy lineups the rest of the way. Pollard racked up 24 opportunities (20 carries, 4 targets) in Week 13 and has 17+ in four of his last five outings. The Cowboys, meanwhile, look unstoppable at this point, scoring 33+ points in four straight games and five of the last six.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) got in a limited practice on Wednesday -- his first since being carted off the field in Week 9. We'll see if Burks makes it back for Sunday's game vs. the Colts, but he won't be a bankable fantasy play.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Panthers. WR DeAndre Hopkins is the only piece of this Tennessee passing game that should be in Week 12 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard found the end zone in Thursday's beatdown of the Commanders, his second straight week with a TD after an eight-game drought. that score from 7 yards out marked his fourth straight game with at least 1 carry from inside the 10-yard line. That's obviously key to his fantasy potential, but TDs will always be relatively unpredictable. Here are three other positive takeaways from the game: 1) Pollard drew 6 targets and led the team with 6 receptions. That marked his second straight game with at least 5 targets and third 5+ target game among the past four. Stabilizing his usage in that area -- which fluctuated across the first four post-bye contests -- would make Pollard a much comfier fantasy start the rest of the way. 2) He delivered a 27-yard run that was his longest since Week 3 and second-longest of the season. Pollard has been missing some of the burst that drove his game in previous seasons but looked good on that run. 3) Rico Dowdle scored but still isn't taking meaningful work away. The backup played 12 snaps (to Pollard's 41), got 3 carries (vs. 13), and ran 5 routes (vs. 22) in a game Dallas won 45-10. Pollard continues to dominate the work. The matchup certainly helped Pollard's Thanksgiving production. According to Pro Football Reference, he's averaging 2.7 yards before contact per carry for the season but got 6.1 per carry against Washington. Pollard's unlikely to get that much help from the rest of his opponents. But positive RB-scoring matchups remain against Seattle next week and at Buffalo in Week 15. A Week 17 home date with the Lions also looks more favorable after the way their defense played the past two weeks than the adjusted fantasy points allowed suggest.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins roped in 4 of 5 targets for 59 receiving yards in Week 11 vs. the Jaguars. Nearly all of his fantasy contributions came on in the form of a 46-yard TD late in the third quarter of Sunday’s contest. Though the veteran has recorded at least 40 receiving yards in eight of 10 games played in 2023, he ranks as the WR28 in PPR points per game (13.2). The inconsistent nature of the Titans’ offense has led to Hopkins exceeding his scoring average only three times this season, with a combined 4 receiving scores in those games. He’s a flex-worthy player week-to-week reliant upon finding the end zone to really pop in fantasy lineups.

The Titans’ offense was kept in check by the Jaguars in Week 11. QB Will Levis completed 13 of 17 passes for 158 yards with 2 TDs in the contest. The rookie played efficiently, but the Titans only posted a 23:34 time of possession, their second-lowest in 2023. RBs Derrick Henry and Tyjae Spears also suffered as a result, tallying a combined 52 rushing yards on 14 carries between them. Fortunately, there should be brighter days ahead of all. The Titans’ remaining schedule ranks seventh-best for QB matchups and fourth-best for RBs per our adjusted fantasy points allowed. It’ll be worth keeping an eye on Levis’ development and continuing to trust Henry as a high-end RB2 in the coming weeks.

Those looking for a bounceback from Cowboys RB Tony Pollard on Sunday are certainly made happy by the results of Week 11 vs. the Panthers. Pollard ended the game with 12 carries for 61 rushing yards and a TD, his first rushing score since Week 1. He also added 4 catches on 5 targets for 19 receiving yards in the contest. Notably, Pollard’s 18 PPR points notch his highest mark since Week 2 vs. the Jets (19.9) and snap his three-game streak of 10 or fewer points scored. Fellow RB Rico Dowdle didn’t get in the way much either, receiving 12 total touches on a 29.1% snap share in the contest, All of this is assuredly a welcomed change of pace compared to last week’s big letdown. Pollard will have an opportunity to capitalize on the success in Week 12 against a Commanders defense that was gashed by the lowly Giants’ offense for 91 rushing yards on Sunday, their second-highest total allowed over their past seven games.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Jaguars. Chris Moore stepped in as Tennessee’s No. 2 WR last week but caught just two balls for 21 yards. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only viable fantasy play in this WR corps.

Titans WR Treylon Burks remains in the concussion protocol and won't practice on Wednesday, HC Mike Vrabel said. That makes Burks unlikely to play vs. the Jaguars this weekend. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only fantasy-relevant Titans WR.

Week 10 brought Cowboys RB Tony Pollard weakest fantasy score of the season. He recorded 15 carries for 55 rushing yards and went without a target for the first time since Week 5 of 2021. Backup RB Rico Dowdle (12 carries, 79 rushing yards), QB Dak Prescott, and WR CeeDee Lamb all scored rushing TDs in the game. Some of that was just bad luck, though. Pollard got two carries from the Giants' 4-yard line and one from the 2. All three of those runs gained yardage but found him stopped short of the goal line. Pollard also sat out the entire fourth quarter, which was when Dowdle scored his 1-yard TD. Pollard has now failed to hit 10+ PPR points in five of his last six games played. But there almost has to be some positive TD regression coming. He's tied for fifth in the league in carries inside the 5-yard line and has logged the second-most carries inside the 10. But 15 and 24 players have scored more TDs in those ranges, respectively. We mentioned Pollard as a "sell" in the past. If you're still holding him now, though, you basically need to ride it out. Sunday's final stats make it look like Dowdle challenged his role, but Pollard led his backup 15-6 in carries before leaving the game. He gets about as good a rebound spot as possible at Carolina this week, followed by positive matchups with Washington and Seattle.

Titans QB Will Levis threw for just 199 yards on 19-of-39 passing in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. That included 0 TDs, 1 INT and 4 sacks. WR Kyle Philips was the only Titan to exceed 42 receiving yards, catching three passes for 61 yards among 5 targets. WR DeAndre Hopkins led the team with 8 targets but tallied just 3 receptions for 27 yards. This was the same Tampa Bay defense -- actually, without top CB Carlton Davis (toe injury) -- that allowed Texans QB C.J. Stroud 470 yards and 5 TDs the week before. It was the kind of performance that should tell you how risky Levis will be going forward. No remaining matchup on Tennessee's schedule has been as positive for QB scoring as the Bucs have.

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd racked up 117 receiving yards in the Week 10 loss to the Texans. His eight catches and 12 targets (30% share) both led the team in a game WR Tee Higgins missed. Higgins seems unlikely to be ready for Thursday night's showdown with the Ravens after hurting his hamstring this past Wednesday, which should mean another big role for Boyd. He's been excellent the past three weeks, averaging a big 10.7 yards per target.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Bucs. He might be looking at an extended absence after being stretchered off the field last week. DeAndre Hopkins remains the only viable fantasy play in this Tennessee WR corps.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday. He's a long shot to play vs. the Bucs this weekend and might miss time beyond that considering how serious his injury looked. Burks is droppable in most redraft fantasy leagues.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel has announced that QB Will Levis will start the rest of the season. "Going forward, Will is going to be our quarterback," he said Tuesday. "We think that's the best opportunity for our football team right now, and see where he's at." The move makes sense, of course, Tennessee sits just 3-5 and needs to know what it has in Levis before the 2024 draft. Fantasy wise, it's also too early to know what we have. Levis opened with a QB6 finish in Week 8 against a soft Atlanta D. then he went QB20 in a tougher spot against Pittsburgh. Over the past two weeks, Levis ranks 24th in Pro Football Focus passing grade among 37 QBs with at least 20 dropbacks. He also carries the 10th-highest percentage of turnover-worthy throws. Combine that with a thin crew of Tennesssee pass catchers and it's tough to like Levis in 1-QB leagues at the 10- or 12-team level. He carries some upside in deeper formats, however, and can be intriguing for multi-QB formats. A Week 10 matchup with the Bucs -- who just allowed C.J. Stroud to break the rookie record for passing yards is intriguing. Levis will also get the league's third-best QB schedule from Week 13 on, according to our adjusted fantasy points allowed.

Chargers LBs Kenneth Murray and Eric Kendricks are both questionable for tonight's game against the Jets. Murray looks like the iffier of the two after sustaining a shoulder injury in Friday's practice that limited him Saturday. Kendricks is dealing with a rib injury that limited him Thursday and Friday. But he finished the week with a full Saturday workout. Nick Niemann would likely be the next LB up if either starter misses the game, with rookie Daiyan Henley at No. 4.

The Cowboys racked up 406 total yards in Sunday's narrow loss to the Eagles. But RB Tony Pollard failed to benefit once again. He did take his 12 carries for a decent 51 yards (4.3 per rush) against the league's No. 1 run defense in DVOA. But he added just 3 receptions for 12 yards among 5 targets and failed to find the end zone for the seventh straight game. Pollard did actually cross the goal line from the Philadelphia 2-yard line in the fourth quarter, but an illegal-formation penalty negated that TD. He got one other carry inside the 10 but gained just 3 yards from the 7-yard line. Red-zone opportunities and overall carry share haven't been problems for Pollard. Efficiency has. Just 3 non-QB carries went to Dallas teammates on Sunday, and only 1 other target went to a RB (FB Hunter Luepke). Pollard's workload and the strength of the Dallas offense should keep him OK for fantasy, at least. And the next two weeks hold positive matchups with the Giants and Panthers.

Titans WR Treylon Burks is in concussion protocol, HC Mike Vrabel said Friday. Vrabel added that Burks will be at the team's facility on Friday. It sounds like he avoided any significant injury beyond the concussion -- excellent news after he was taken off the field on a stretcher on Thursday night. We'll keep an eye on Burks' recovery, but he remains off the redraft radar for now.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins had a nice first half in Pittsburgh on Thursday night, catching four balls for 60 yards. But he went catch-less over the final 30 minutes as the Steelers defense put the clamps on QB Will Levis. The good news for Hopkins is that he drew a team-high 11 targets for a 28.2% share. He's now totaled 17 targets on a 25% share from Levis over the past two games. And the rookie again flashed impressive arm talent in this one. That should be enough to at least support Hopkins as a WR3 going forward -- and there will be ceiling games like we saw in Week 8 as long as Levis is under center. Hopkins gets slightly positive matchups vs. the Bucs and Jaguars the next two weeks. Tennessee has the 10th easiest WR schedule from Week 10 through 17.

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