Marcus Mariota Fantasy Football News 2018

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is active for today’s game against the Texans. He’s dealing with a pinched nerve in his elbow and reportedly didn’t throw much in pregame warmups. It sounds like QB Blaine Gabbert will get the start here. Avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota didn't throw much in pregame warmups and is still struggling to grip the football, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. "It's looking like" QB Blaine Gabbert will start against the Texans, Schefter adds. We'll find out Mariota's official status by noon ET, but you should be avoiding this situation. Corey Davis is a low-end WR3 for Week 2 if Gabbert is under center.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) will "try to play" against the Texans today. Mariota is reportedly dealing with a pinched nerve in that elbow and still hasn't regained complete feeling in his fingers. "There is no telling how he’ll respond," Rapoport adds. "That’s why Blaine Gabbert is expected to rotate in." This remains a situation to stay far away from in Week 2 fantasy lineups. And it has Corey Davis looking like a risky WR3 play.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Texans. HC Mike Vrabel said Friday that he anticipates both Mariota and QB Blaine Gabbert playing on Sunday. We're not exactly sure what that means, but this is obviously a situation to avoid in Week 2 fantasy lineups. Tennessee will also be missing LT Taylor Lewan (concussion) and RT Jack Conklin (knee) in this one. The Texans defense is a strong fantasy play.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's expected to play against the Texans this weekend, but it looks like he'll be at less than 100%. Mariota is an extremely risky Week 2 fantasy start.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel said Wednesday that QB Marcus Mariota is "feeling good" and is "good to go" for this weekend's game against the Texans. Mariota was spotted throwing in the portion of practice open to the media. He said afterward that his elbow is feeling ok but that there's "still a little tingle," per insider Terry McCormick. We'll be on the lookout for more updates on Mariota's status over the next few days. For now, he looks like a risky Week 2 fantasy play.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Miami with an elbow injury. Blaine Gabbert is under center for Tennessee. We'll update Mariota's status when we know more.

"Explosive" isn't a word we tend to hear associated with QBs. But it's how Titans insider Jim Wyatt described QB Marcus Mariota in this week's OTAs. "It’s already clear he has his wheels back," Wyatt wrote. "He opened it up one day this week, and he was really moving." Mariota has averaged 304 yards and 3 TDs on the ground through his first 3 NFL seasons. But there's upside for more. He topped 700 rushing yards in all 3 years at Oregon and totaled 29 TDs. Mariota clocked a 4.52-second 40 time at the Combine and registered a 96th percentile SPARQ score. We're hoping new OC Matt LaFleur fully unleashes Mariota's rushing ability in 2018.

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The Titans selected Washington State QB Luke Falk in the 6th round. Falk’s stock took a hit after a relatively disappointing 2017 season, completing 66.9% of his passes for 3,539 yards and 30 TDs. Those marks were all down from his averages of 69.7% completions, 4,515 yards and 38 TDs across the previous 2 years. Falk is coming from HC Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” offense and will need to adjust to a more pro-style scheme. But he does have the size and arm talent to have a shot to develop into an NFL starter. He’ll open his career competing for backup duties with Blaine Gabbert behind Marcus Mariota.

The Titans have named Matt LaFleur their new OC. LaFleur was the Rams OC this past season, although HC Sean McVay called the plays. Prior to that, LaFleur spent 7 seasons working under then-OC Kyle Shanahan in Houston, Washington and Atlanta. If LaFleur brings Shanahan's and McVay's creativity to Tennessee, it'll be excellent news for QB Marcus Mariota and the Titans' skill-position guys.

The Titans and HC Mike Mularkey have "mutually agreed to part ways," a source tells ESPN's Field Yates. It's a shocker after reports as recent as yesterday that Mularkey would receive a contract extension. He took his squad to the 2nd round of the playoffs this year -- but Tennessee's season still felt disappointing in a lot of ways. Most notable was the gigantic step back QB Marcus Mariota took, tossing 13 TDs and 15 INTs. The Titans also stuck with DeMarco Murray as their lead back for far too long. Let's hope Tennessee brings in a coaching staff with more offensive creativity.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 15 injury report. He hurt his knee early in last week’s game and has also been playing through hamstring and ankle injuries, HC Mike Mularkey said earlier this week. The injuries have probably at least played a part in his disappointing season. Even in Sunday’s plus matchup against the 49ers, Mariota is just a mid-range QB2.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota was a full-go in Wednesday's practice. He injured his knee early in last week's loss to the Cardinals and is dealing with lingering hamstring and ankle injuries, according to HC Mike Mularkey. None of the ailments will keep Mariota from playing against the 49ers this weekend, but they do make him a shaky fantasy option.

Titans writer Paul Kuharsky reports that QB Marcus Mariota is still dealing with the hamstring injury that he suffered earlier this season, which is complicated by lingering effects from last year's leg fracture. Mariota reportedly might need a "clean-up" procedure on that right ankle after the season. All of this followed word from HC Mike Mularkey that Mariota played through a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. All the leg issues certainly make it easier to understand Mariota's statistical struggles. He'll carry upside into this weekend's matchup with the Niners, but the health questions keep him out of fantasy-starter territory.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota played through a knee injury that he suffered early in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals, HC Mike Mularkey said afterward. It'll be a situation to monitor this coming week, but Mariota should be available for next Sunday's game against the 49ers. He'll be tough to like in fantasy lineups, though, after bombing again today. Mariota has totaled just 493 passing yards and 2 TDs over his last 3 games.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is active for tonight's game against the Colts. There's risk of an in-game setback, and Mariota's rushing ability figures to be limited. But there's also plenty of passing upside here vs. an Indy defense that's allowing 308 yards per game.

Titans writer Paul Kuharsky reports that QB Marcus Mariota will play Monday night against the Colts. That makes him worth waiting for if you're deciding between the Titans QB and 1 of the passers from today's late games. Jacoby Brissett remains ultimate insurance where he's available.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Colts after a limited week of practice. We're hoping to get an update on his status on Sunday morning, but he might be a game-time decision. Stay tuned.

Update: ESPN's Cameron Wolfe says the decision "will likely linger until game day for the second consecutive week." That would be no good for fantasy owners, obviously, unless you have Jacoby Brissett as insurance. We'll see if anything else comes out before today's games.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey said Friday that he's "hopeful" QB Marcus Mariota (hamstring) will be able to play against the Colts on Monday night. Mariota was limited again in Friday's practice. “It is going to come down to a lot of things," Mularkey added. "We have a full speed practice tomorrow, a walk-through and all that rest. It might be a game-time decision. Can he play and not risk himself further injury? That’s the biggest thing.” Check back tomorrow for another update.

 
 
 

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