Derrick Henry - RBPosted 9/20/18 1:22pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Henry has been sharing carries with Dion Lewis and has rushed for 82 yards on 28 carries in the first two games. He likely would receive a similar workload this week if he plays but may only be a flex option in deeper standard leagues.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/20/18 1:18pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Mariota may be active for the Week 3 game but probably will continue to share time with Blaine Gabbert. He should be avoided in all leagues this week and is only a No. 2 fantasy quarterback when he is healthy.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 9/19/18 1:20pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: The severity of Henry's ailment is not known, and he could just be resting as a precaution to get ready for Week 3. If he is limited or unavailable in the game on Sunday against the Jaguars, it would be Dion Lewis assuming a majority of the reps.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/19/18 11:44pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is still experiencing tingling in two of his fingers, which is the result of an injured nerve in his elbow. Mariota is currently experimenting with wearing a glove to improve his grip on the football.
Huddle Up: The fact that Mariota is still having tingling in his fingers a week-plus after the injury is concerning, and with a hard-nosed Jaguars defense on the docket for Sunday it makes sense for Mariota to stay on the bench, at least for fantasy purposes.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/17/18 4:06pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) continues to receive treatment on his ailing elbow. He was unable to play in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, as he could not grip the ball properly in pregame warmups. 'We will see where he is on Wednesday,' head coach Mike Vrabel said Monday, Sept. 17. 'I think there are a lot of possibilities. The treatment that he's doing could help, but it could be something that gets better overnight. That's where we are at.'
Huddle Up: Mariota did not play Sunday, but Blaine Gabbert did enough to help his team to victory. Gabbert would get the nod in Week 3 at Jacksonville if Mariota cannot go, but he neither is a particularly attractive fantasy option against the strong Jags defense.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 9/16/18 9:13am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is active for the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 16, but, wearing a glove on his throwing hand, did only limited throwing in pregame warmups, and backup QB Blaine Gabbert may start under center.
Huddle Up: It's obviously a situation to stay away from in fantasy as both QBs could end up playing against the Texans.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 9/16/18 10:42am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert started the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans on Sunday, Sept. 16.
Huddle Up: Starter Marcus Mariota was active, but his elbow injury suffered in Week 1 still obviously isn't close to 100 percent. And with the Titans jumping out to a 14-0 lead, including a first-quarter Gabbert-to-Taywan Taylor scoring pass, don't be surprised if the backup closes out the contest under center.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 9/16/18 7:04pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert made the start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, completing 13-of-20 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown.
Huddle Up: Gabbert was making the start with Marcus Mariota (elbow) unavailable after suffering an elbow injury in Week 1. While the Titans scratched out a win, Gabbert's presence under center splashed cold water over everyone's fantasy value in the passing offense.
Jonnu Smith - TEPosted 9/16/18 7:22pm ET
Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith did not have a reception or a target in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: It was expected Smith might see a larger role with Delanie Walker done for the season after a Week 1 injury, but it was Luke Stocker who saw more work instead. Smith has some long-term fantasy appeal, as he is a good athletic receiver, but he probably needs Marcus Mariota back to make him effective.
Taywan Taylor - WRPosted 9/16/18 7:20pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Taywan Taylor racked up three receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Taylor did a good job jelling with backup Blaine Gabbert, and the duo probably knew each other well working with the second team during training camp and the preseason. Their familiarity showed. Despite the score, Taylor is still not worth scooping up in most fantasy leagues, especially with a tough trip to Jacksonville looming in Week 3.
Corey Davis - WRPosted 9/16/18 7:17pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis registered five receptions for 55 yards on seven targets in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Davis turned in a decent bit of production despite the fact he was working with backup Blaine Gabbert, in for the injured Marcus Mariota (hamstring). The receiver has some upside this season, but he needs Mariota back to realize his potential. Davis could emerge as a WR4 for all fantasy owners this season, but Week 3 might be a tough one on the road against the Jaguars.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 9/16/18 7:11pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis rushed 14 times for 42 yards in Week 2 against the Houston Texans and he added one reception for just one yard.
Huddle Up: Lewis had 15 total touches to 18 for Derrick Henry, so the workload was basically split down the middle again. Neither back did much, as Henry averaged 3.1 yards per run and Lewis 3.0 per rush. It didn't help that the Texans could stack the box with the ineffective Blaine Gabbert under center for the injured Marcus Mariota, either. The Titans travel to meet the Jaguars in a difficult matchup in Week 3.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 9/16/18 7:06pm ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry rushed 18 times for 56 yards in the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans .
Huddle Up: Henry expressed his displeasure with his workload in Week 1, and he edged Dion Lewis 18-15 in total touches this week. At this rate he is barely a low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues. Treat him more as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in Week 3 against the tough Jacksonville defense on the road.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 9/16/18 7:25pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Rishard Matthews posted just two grabs for eight yards on four targets in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Matthews didn't jell well with backup Blaine Gabbert at all, as the veteran was under center for the injured Marcus Mariota (hamstring). Avoid Matthews and most Titans in the pass game until Mariota is back. The Titans face a tough road trip to face the stiff defense of the Jaguars in Week 3.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/15/18 9:29pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) still cannot grip the ball normally, a source said late Saturday, Sept. 15. The team is still trying to decide whether Mariota or QB Blaine Gabbert will start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: Mariota will be a game-time decision, likely having his fate sealed during pre-game warmups. He is an extremely risky fantasy play, so leave him on the bench and find a streaming option with a favorable matchup if you do not have a reserve. Cleveland's Tyrod Taylor or Philadelphia's Nick Foles might be suitable replacements.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 9/15/18 10:07pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Blaine Gabbert might get the starting nod in Week 2 against the Houston Texans if QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) cannot go.
Huddle Up: It sounds like it will be a game-time decision for Mariota, who reportedly could still not grip the football properly on Saturday. If Gabbert starts he is a terrible fantasy option, but the Texans DST would have some added fantasy appeal in seasonal play and DFS.
Derrick Henry - RBPosted 9/14/18 9:17am ET
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry saw 14 snaps in the first quarter in Week 1 versus the Miami Dolphins and only six more the rest of the way, good for only 30 percent of the team's 67 snaps. However, he was less disappointed over his playing time and more upset with performance. 'I felt like it was average, below average, and that's not how I want to play. I have to be better as a player. I definitely need to get it going personally. I need to play better this week, be effective in the running game, make plays, and help open everything else up,' Henry said.
Huddle Up: Henry finished the day with 10 carries for 26 yards, although it should be noted he had a 62-yard touchdown run wiped out by a penalty. There will be better days ahead, if only because every game won't have two weather delays and feature a negative game script. With that said, he's quickly shaping up as a volatile touchdown-dependent - if not game script dependent - RB2 for fantasy purposes.
Blaine Gabbert - QBPosted 9/14/18 11:33am ET
Tennessee Titans QBs Marcus Mariota (elbow) and Blaine Gabbert are both expected to see playing time in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.
Huddle Up: This feels like a very Bill Belichick kind of move from the former New England Patriot player, but the likelihood is that if Mariota is healthy enough to play and starts out well, he will probably play most of the game. A bigger problem for whichever quarterback is playing this week will be the absence of both of his starting tackles against the Texans' lethal pass-rushing group led by J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus. Needless to say, Mariota and Gabbert can be avoided in fantasy this week.
Corey Davis - WRPosted 9/14/18 2:18pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Davis should receive his normal workload this week and is coming off a solid Week 1 performance. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver this week even if he has to work with two quarterbacks during the game.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/14/18 2:17pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Mariota may be able to play in Week 2, but head coach Mike Vrabel said Blaine Gabbert likely will also play against the Houston Texans. Owners in all leagues should keep Mariota on the bench this week.
Corey Davis - WRPosted 9/13/18 9:43am ET
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) said his ailing hamstring is fine and that he'll be good to go for Week 2.
Huddle Up: We'll take Davis' word for it. The Houston Texans boast a solid defense, but their secondary is the weak link, especially without starting cornerback Kevin Johnson. A WR2 performance is reasonable as long as he doesn't aggravate the hamstring.
Corey Davis - WRPosted 9/13/18 1:39pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Davis said he is fine and appears to have a solid chance to play in Week 2 despite the injury. He is coming off a solid Week 1 performance and can be a No. 3 receiver option in most leagues if he plays.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/13/18 1:39pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Huddle Up: Mariota was downgraded from full participation to limited Thursday, so owners should monitor the situation to see if he is in any danger of missing Week 2. Owners probably should avoid him this week even if he is able to play.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/12/18 12:46pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is feeling good and should be able to play this week barring a setback, according to head coach Mike Vrabel.
Huddle Up: We now have confirmation from Vrabel that Mariota is expected to play. It won't be an easy matchup against the Houston Texans, though, and he has to be viewed as a Week 2 backup.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/12/18 3:06pm ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Despite having to leave the opener early in Miami, it looks like the No. 2 overall pick of the 2015 draft will be good to go for Week 2. At the very least, Mariota should improve on his lackluster season debut and could be a decent streaming option.
Corey Davis - WRPosted 9/12/18 3:14pm ET
Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Davis has a history of hamstring ailments but this shouldn't affect his status for Sunday. After hauling in six catches for 62 yards on a whopping 13 targets in the season opener, the No. 5 overall pick from last year's draft is worth deploying every week as he potentially registers a breakout campaign.
Dion Lewis - RBPosted 9/10/18 9:41am ET
Tennessee Titans RB Dion Lewis out-snapped Derrick Henry 49-20, including a 14-0 advantage on third down in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. Lewis also saw six snaps in the red zone, compared to Henry's two.
Huddle Up: Given the long rain delays, negative game script and overall small sample size that Week 1 offers, it's impossible to tell whether or not this is a sign of things to come. Without question, however, it should be a concern for Henry's owners. There's a decent chance Tennessee will struggle without Delanie Walker and Marcus Mariota moving forward, making it possible Week 1 will not be an anomaly. Lewis is an RB2 in fantasy with his arrow pointing up, while Henry may end being no more than a flex option.
Delanie Walker - TEPosted 9/10/18 11:22am ET
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) suffered a broken right ankle as well as ligament damage in the ankle. He is not expected to play again in 2018.
Huddle Up: Prior to this gruesome injury, Walker had played no fewer than 14 games in any season since his rookie year in 2006. The 35-year-old's absence takes away Marcus Mariota's favorite target, but it should allow Corey Davis to take over as the clear focal point of the passing game. Promising Jonnu Smith will get his opportunity to prove his worth and is worth grabbing as a TE2 with potential TE1 upside for owners looking to replace Walker.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/10/18 11:56am ET
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) has yet to receive an official diagnosis on his Week 1 elbow injury, although head coach Mike Vrabel told reporters it was 'looking OK.'
Huddle Up: Mariota has struggled to stay healthy for the bulk of his three-plus years in the league. The upcoming schedule isn't going to do him any favors even if he is deemed healthy enough to play, as the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles are his next three opponents. If Mariota has to sit, Blaine Gabbert will get the start and be an immediate downgrade for all of the Titans' pass-catchers.
Marcus Mariota - QBPosted 9/10/18 5:19pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) is expected to play in the Week 2 game against the Houston Texans, according to beat writer Turron Davenport.
Huddle Up: While Mariota and his fantasy owners appear to have dodged a bullet, when he does return to the field he will be without Delanie Walker for the remainder of the season. That's a huge target gone from Mariota's arsenal, so the wide receivers and Jonnu Smith will need to step up.
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