Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. Jones played through this injury last week but certainly isn't a lock to suit up against the Bears on Sunday. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He was clearly battling the hammy in last week's loss to the Cowboys. Jones' status will need to be monitored closely over the next few days.
Titans WR A.J. Brown (knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. He seems to be on the wrong side of questionable for this weekend's game against the Vikings. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Titans WR A.J. Brown tells The Tennessean that the bone bruise in his knee is improving by day, but that "I got to take it slow." We'll see whether that means Brown will miss Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but isn't listed on the final injury report. HC Dan Quinn said Friday that Jones has been dealing with the hamstring issue for "a couple weeks." It didn't stop him from racking up 157 yards in Week 1, though, and shouldn't stop you from locking him into Week 2 fantasy lineups.
Titans WR A.J. Brown (knee) is out for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars. Dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, Brown might end up missing multiple games. His absence this weekend should mean more targets for WR Corey Davis and TE Jonnu Smith.
Titans WR A.J. Brown missed practice Thursday with a bone bruise in his knee, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The injury reportedly puts Brown in danger of not only missing Sunday's game against the Jaguars but "possibly beyond." Schefter reports he's likely to be week to week. We'll see where this goes, but it sounds like you need to plan to miss Brown from your Week 2 fantasy football lineups.
Titans LB Rashaan Evans was ejected in the 1st quarter of Monday night's game against the Broncos for punching the facemask of Denver TE Jake Butt. We'll see if Evans faces any discipline beyond this game.
Titans RB Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is out for Monday night's opener vs. the Broncos. That leaves only RB Senorise Perry and FB Khari Blasingame to spell RB Derrick Henry. Henry has a shot to play nearly every snap in Week 1.
The Titans and RB Derrick Henry agreed to a 4-year, $50 million contract just before Wednesday's deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals. Henry will get $25.5 million in guaranteed money -- the 6th most on any current RB contract. His $12.5 million average annual salary ranks 5th. It's a strong contract for Henry in today's RB market and ensures that he'll be a focal point of Tennessee's offense for the next few years. The big question for Henry's fantasy stock is whether he'll garner a bigger role in the passing game. He's averaging just 18.5 targets per season.
The Titans added Appalachian State RB Darrynton Evans in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 5’10, 203-pounder has the look of a change-of-pace back in the pros, which makes his fit in Tennessee behind Derrick Henry make perfect sense. “He’s a finesse guy,” an anonymous scout told The Athletic’s Bob McGinn. “He’s not a very strong inside runner, but get him on the perimeter and he’s got a really natural feel.” Evans helped himself by clocking a 4.41-second 40-yard dash and earning an 84th percentile SPARQ score at the Combine. He averaged a nice 6.1 yards per carry as Appalachian State’s lead back over the past 2 seasons but was obviously facing weaker competition in the Sun Belt Conference. Evans didn’t fare well in Pro Football Focus’ 2019 Elusive Rating, ranking 19th among 21 of the top backs in the class. He looks comfortable in the passing game on tape, though, and tallied 32 grabs over the past 2 seasons. Evans will probably need a Henry injury to be a real fantasy factor this year. But Henry is currently set to hit free agency next offseason.
Rams HC Sean McVay said Tuesday that the trade of WR Brandin Cook was “a big vote of confidence” for WR Josh Reynolds. “We just feel he’s a capable starting receiver," McVay added. Reynolds has spent the majority of his first 3 NFL seasons as Los Angeles' #4 WR. But he's been elevated due to injuries to the Rams' other WRs on occasion and fared decently. Reynolds has played 60+% of the offensive snaps in 14 career games and averaged 5.6 targets, 2.9 catches, 38.5 yards and .5 TDs in those outings. Cooks leaves behind an average of 6.3 targets per game over the last 2 seasons, creating a significant opportunity for Reynolds.
The Steelers are using the franchise tag to keep OLB Bud Dupree off the open market. The former 1st-round pick jumped to 11.5 sacks in his 5th season after topping out at 6 sacks among his previous 4 campaigns. Dupree's 17 QB hits in 2019 mark a steadier climb, compared with 6, 7, 7 and 13 over the previous 4 years.
The Titans have applied the franchise tag to RB Derrick Henry. The move was expected, as Tennessee reportedly wants to work out a longer-term deal with its lead back. We have all seen, of course, big-money RB deals quickly look bad in other situations. But Henry should be well set up for workhorse usage and good fantasy value for 2020 (and perhaps beyond).
The Titans and QB Ryan Tannehill have agreed to a 4-year, $118 million deal with $91 million in total guarantees, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That $29.5 million average annual salary makes Tannehill the league's 7th highest paid QB. After a mostly disappointing 6 seasons in Miami, Tannehill was awesome for Tennessee last year. Including the playoffs, he completed 68.5% of his passes, averaged 9.0 yards per attempt and tossed 27 TDs vs. 7 INTs across 14 appearances. He was fantasy's #3 QB after taking over as the Titans' starter in Week 7. Note, though, that Tannehill averaged just 25.4 pass attempts in his 13 starts. He'll need to reproduce last year's otherworldly efficiency in order to score as a top 10 QB on that type of volume. Consider Tannehill more of a high-end QB2 in early best-ball drafts.
Titans ILBs Jayon Brown and Rashaan Evans and CB Adoree’ Jackson are all active for today’s game against the Chiefs after entering the day questionable. That’ll all help the defense, but Tennessee will need some turnover and/or scoring luck to help you in fantasy.
Titans ILBs Jayon Brown (shoulder) and Rashaan Evans (foot) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Both put in limited practices all week. We'll see about their availability Sunday afternoon.
Titans RB Derrick Henry (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn't listed on the final injury report. It seems like he's as healthy as he's been in a while. Henry should be in for a big workload on Sunday against a Texans defense that's allowed 4.3 yards per carry to RBs over the last 5 weeks.