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After tossing four TDs in his debut last week, Titans QB Will Levis finished without a score in Thursday night's loss to the Steelers. He went 22 of 39 (56.4%) for 262 yards (6.7 YPA) and a game-ending INT in the end zone with just a few seconds left. Levis' A+ arm talent was on display throughout the night. But it's tough for the rookie in a run-leaning offense behind a bad offensive line with a thin pass-catching corps. Dynasty owners should be encouraged by how Levis has played these last two games. But we don't expect him to ascend beyond QB2 status the rest of this season.

Titans WR Treylon Burks was carted off the field in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game vs. the Steelers. The back of his head slammed against the ground after he tried to make a catch on a deep ball. Burks was able to give a thumbs-up as he left the field. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Burks has full movement in all of his extremities, according to Amazon Prime's Kaylee Hartung.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is active for tonight's game vs. the Steelers. He was listed as questionable after missing practice on Wednesday, but we've heard nothing to suggest that the toe will be a significant issue tonight. We're expecting Hopkins to play his usual role. See where he sits in the Week 9 WR Rankings.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is expected to play vs. the Steelers tonight, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. We're guessing his absence on Wednesday was more of a rest day on the short week, but we'll look for further updates on Hopkins' status ahead of kickoff tonight.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins (toe) is questionable for Thursday night's game vs. the Steelers. He was listed as a limited participant on Monday and Tuesday but did not practice on Wednesday. It's unclear if he hurt that toe this week or if he's just getting some rest on the short week. We'll look for further updates on Hopkins and will get Tennessee's inactives around 7 pm ET tomorrow.

The Titans are expected to start QB Will Levis on Thursday night against the Steelers, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. QB Ryan Tannehill reportedly needs more time to work past his high-ankle sprain. And Levis, of course, just finished throwing 4 TD passes in his NFL debut. So this report comes as no surprise. Check back Tuesday afternoon to see where Levis lands in our Week 9 QB rankings.

If you started Bengals WR Tyler Boyd in Week 8, then he rewarded you with a TD. But he also drew just 3 targets despite playing more snaps and running more routes than WR Tee Higgins. Boyd caught all three for 40 yards -- including the TD. Higgins trailed Boyd but closed the playing-time gap vs. their Week 6 roles, before the bye. We'd bet on Higgins moving past Boyd in Week 9, which should be his second straight game off the injury report. Boyd goes back to being a handcuff-level WR ,with a chance to score in any given week.

Titans WR DeAndre Hopkins hauled 4 of 6 targets for 128 receiving yards and 3 TDs in Week 8’s win vs. the Falcons. The veteran connected well with rookie QB Will Levis and recorded his second 120+-yard performance over the past three games. As long as Hopkins isn’t dealt ahead of Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline, he’ll be a quality WR2 option against a porous Steelers defense in Week 9.

In his first career NFL start, Titans QB Will Levis completed 19 of 29 passes for 238 yards with 4 TDs vs. the Falcons. The rookie split some reps with teammate Malik Willis, though his contributions came largely on the ground. Week 8 was essentially The Levis Show, and he shined through his rapport with WR DeAndre Hopkins, the recipient of 3 of the 4 scores thrown in the contest. Though it may be tough to trust Levis on a short week against the Steelers this coming Thursday, managers in 2QB or superflex leagues should make the first-year signal-caller a priority add off the waiver wire if he’s still available.

Jaguars WR Calvin Ridley made 6 receptions for 83 yards among 10 targets in Sunday's win over the Steelers. He tied TE Evan Engram for the team lead in targets while tallying his third-most catches and yards of the season. Ridley gets a Week 9 bye and then a pair of matchups (San Francisco and Tennessee) that favor passing. WR Christian Kirk was limited to a 4-46 receiving line on 5 targets in Sunday's win.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard stayed quiet in Week 8, posting 53 rushing yards on 12 attempts. He added 1 catch for 2 yards. Dallas won in a blowout, but it’s concerning to see Pollard’s target count drop to one (2.9%). Prior to Sunday, Pollard caught 3+ balls in five straight. Dallas simply leaned on CeeDee Lamb in this one, leading to a massive 12-158-2 line. Pollard will look to rebound next week against a strong Eagles run D.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler confirms that Titans QB Will Levis is expected to start and get the majority of the snaps vs. the Falcons on Sunday. "But [QB Malik] Willis will have packages and heavy involvement in the game plan," Fowler adds. "Could end up being roughly 75-25 as far as play time." We don't envision this going well for Tennessee. You should obviously avoid Titans QBs in all fantasy formats.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (knee) put in a full week of practice and is not listed on the final injury report for Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons. Burks is not a recommended Week 8 fantasy play with QB Will Levis expected to make his first career start.

Titans WR Treylon Burks (knee) was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. That puts him on track to return for Sunday's game vs. the Falcons. Burks has been out since Week 3. He totaled just six catches for 99 yards over the first three games of the season. With QB Will Levis likely under center, Burks is not a viable Week 8 fantasy play.

Titans QB Will Levis is expected to start Sunday's game vs. the Falcons and be the "primary QB," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. HC Mike Vrabel said Tuesday that Levis and QB Malik Willis would play in that one, but it sounds like Willis might just have a small package of plays (likely runs). You should still avoid this situation in all fantasy leagues.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel said Tuesday that he anticipates both QBs Malik Willis and Will Levis playing vs. the Falcons this weekend if QB Ryan Tannehill is out. Vrabel wasn't ready to rule Tannehill out yet, but he seems unlikely to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain two weeks ago. Playing both Willis and Levis would be good for absolutely no one. You should try to avoid the Titans passing game in Week 8 fantasy lineups.

Cowboys RB Tony Pollard handled 15 carries for a measly 30 rushing yards in Week 6 vs. the Chargers. Fortunately, he was able to haul 6 of 7 targets for 80 yards as a pass-catcher in the contest, but Monday night was the third game in a row that the veteran failed to eclipse 50 rushing yards. Still, we like Pollard as a solid weekly starter with plenty of volume. He is just in a bit of a lull right now. Fantasy managers will have to wait until Week 8 vs. the Rams to trot the speedy back out in their lineups.

Bengals CB Chidobe Awuzie (back) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. Use him as planned in your IDP lineups.

Titans DT Jeffery Simmons is dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him out of Wednesday's practice and limited him Thursday and Friday. But he carries no designation on the team's final injury report and thus looks ready to go for Sunday's game against the Ravens in London.

On Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that Titans WR Treylon Burks will not travel with the team to London and has been ruled out for Week 6 vs. the Ravens. He's been dealing with a left knee injury for several weeks and will miss his third consecutive game. This news doesn't change our projections, as we'd anticipated Burks would eventually be ruled out, but it gives WR Nick Westbrook-Ikhine some appeal in extremely deep leagues. Managers in 10 or 12-team leagues, however, can operate as usual. This isn't a huge needle-mover.

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