Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Colts WR Chester Rogers will likely miss the rest of the season after fracturing his knee in Sunday's loss to the Titans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. That leaves Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin as Indianapolis' healthy WRs. We'll see if T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) can make it back for Week 14. The WR corps has an excellent matchup against the Bucs on Sunday.

Colts WR Chester Rogers was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Titans with a knee injury. Already without WRs T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell and Devin Funchess, the Colts are are down to WRs Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson and rookie Ashton Dulin.

The Titans have ruled LB Jayon Brown (groin) and DL Jurrell Casey (shoulder) out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. That means a start for Wesley Woodyard, who has generally delivered numbers when in the lineup.

Texans CBs Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and Bradley Roby (hamstring) are both inactive for today’s game against the Raiders. It’s a great spot for QB Derek Carr and the passing game.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown put in full practices Thursday and Friday and didn't appear on the week's final injury report. It looks like he's ready to return for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers after missing Week 7.

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Titans LB Jayon Brown returned to a limited practice Wednesday. Brown missed Week 7 with a groin injury that knocked him out early in Week 6. We'll see if he's ready to return for Sunday's game against the Buccaners.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans expect CB Johnathan Joseph to play today against the Colts. That puts 1 of the season's top-scoring DBs back into play for IDP lineups. Joseph had been the league's most targeted CB in coverage before going down with his hamstring injury, according to Pro Football Focus. You'll find him in DB2 territory in our Week 7 IDP rankings.

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.

Jaguars TE Geoff Swaim (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. Rookie TE Josh Oliver (hamstring) looks ready to make his debut but isn’t a realistic Week 7 fantasy play.

The Titans announced Tuesday that QB Ryan Tannehill will start Sunday's game against the Chargers. The move doesn't come as a surprise after Marcus Mariota was benched in the Week 6 loss at Denver. But it's a significant shift away from the "franchise" QB. Mariota's in the final year (the option year) of his rookie contract and seems almost certainly done with Tennessee after this season. Tannehill is on just a 1-year deal and already 31. If the Titans can get competent QB play, they have enough pass-catching talent to deliver at least usable fantasy value around the offense -- including under center. We wouldn't consider Tannehill outside of DFS and 2-QB leagues in his first start.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph missed Sunday's win over the Chiefs with a hamstring strain he suffered in practice. But the Houston Chronicle reports that he's optimistic about being ready for the Week 7 visit to Indianapolis. "That's the plan; that's the goal," Joseph said. We'll see about his practice participation this week.

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.

Jaguars TE Geoff Swaim exited in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints to get checked for a concussion and didn't return. We'll see whether he was diagnosed with a concussion, but it seems that way. Jacksonville lost TE James O'Shaughnessy to a torn ACL last week and is still waiting for rookie TE Josh Oliver to return from a hamstring injury. Seth DeValve finished out Sunday's game as the lead TE.

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Chiefs. His absence shouldn't alter the offensive outlook for Kansas City. Joseph has been the league's most targeted corner this season and has been allowing lots of yardage. Joseph didn't appear on the injury report until Friday, so it looks like a late-week hamstring injury.

Titans RB Derrick Henry practiced on Monday for the 1st time since suffering a calf injury on the 1st day of training camp back in late July. He ended up missing about 3 weeks of work but still has almost 3 weeks to get ready for the season opener. Barring a setback, the calf shouldn't be an issue. Henry's ADP is sitting in the mid-4th round of 12-team PPR drafts.

Titans RB Derrick Henry is expected to be sidelined "about 2 weeks" with a strained calf, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. "The injury is not considered serious and the team is being cautious," Schefter adds. So Henry isn't in any danger of missing the start of the season, barring a setback. We're not adjusting Henry's projections right now but will continue to monitor his status.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Titans RB Derrick Henry's lower-leg injury is "not a big deal." We don't have any more details on the ailment at this point, and HC Mike Vrabel declined to give a timetable for Henry's return on Sunday. But Rapoport adds that "the team is not worried about it." We'll see when Henry is able to get back on the field, but we're not moving him in the RB rankings right now.

Titans RB Derrick Henry was seen with his left foot in a walking boot after getting injured in Friday’s practice. That news comes from team insider Terry McCormick. No word on the exact injury Henry suffered, but it doesn’t appear serious as HC Mike Vrabel called the 25-year-old “day to day.” We’ll see when Henry returns to practice.

Titans OC Arthur Smith plans to "ride" RB Derrick Henry this season, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website writes. That's what we're expecting. We currently project Henry for 263 carries -- 4th most among all RBs. The question is whether his role in the passing game will expand. Henry totaled just 18 catches and 15 targets last year. And even during that huge 4-game stretch to close last season, he saw just 3 targets. It'll be tough for Henry to break into RB1 territory without more receiving production. The good news is that his ADP is still sitting in RB2 territory in the 4th round.

The Titans added Ole Miss WR A.J. Brown with the 51st pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Brown consistently out-produced D.K. Metcalf throughout their time in Oxford, finishing with more catches and yards per game both in 2018 and for their careers. Brown broke out with a 75-1,252-11 line as a true sophomore in 2017. He set new personal bests with 85 grabs and 1,320 yards this past season. Brown brings positional versatility, spending most of his college career in the slot before successfully moving to the outside for the 2nd half of 2018. And while he's not quite as big and athletic as Metcalf, Brown checked into the Combine at 6’1, 226 pounds and registered a 76th percentile SPARQ score. He joins a Titans WR corps alongside Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. This pick doesn’t bode well for Taywan Taylor’s future in Tennessee.

Check out A.J. Brown's scouting report.

 
 
 

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