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Britt not on Titans injury report
Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:40pm

John Glennon on Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Kenny Britt not on injury report for Titans.

Fantasy Impact:

We can only expect this means Britt will be a full-go at practice this week. Tennessee hosts Indy in a Thursday night game, and it could be a big reason why Britt didn't play last week. The hope is Britt opens things up for RB Chris Johnson and gives the Titans a passing game again. When we last left Britt, he was injured on an overthrown deep ball after going off the week before against the Eagles for over 200 yards in what was considered his breakout game.

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Defenses shutting down Titans Chris Johnson
Monday, December 6, 2010, 12:22pm

Nashville Tennesseean - [Full Article]

Chris Johnson has a long way to go to reach his preseason goal of 2,500 rushing yards.

The Titans running back gained only 53 yards on 13 carries against the Jaguars, and 21 of those yards came on one play. He has 1,026 yards for the season.

Johnson had 111 yards against the Jaguars on Oct. 18 when the Titans won 30-3 at Jacksonville.

"We were upset about the way we played the last game against these guys on Monday Night Football,'' Jaguars linebacker Kirk Morrison said. "We kind of held Chris Johnson all the way to the end of the game and he busts one for a long run in the fourth quarter. We didn't want him to get 100 yards (Sunday). That was our whole entire goal.''

While Johnson couldn't shake loose from the Jaguars this time around, he did manage to avoid the media after the game, skipping out on a scheduled interview session.

Fantasy Impact:

This isn't an earth-shattering way to defend the Titans. With just about no threat of a passing game, despite signing Randy Moss and the return of Kerry Collins, Johnson is the obvious focal point. Perhaps things get better with a possible return of Kenny Britt. Johnson owners have a lot of questions as they head into the fantasy playoffs, but hopefully Britt opens things up a bit.

Zach Miller active for Raiders
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 3:11pm

Raiders Inactives
Michael Bennett RB
Bruce Campbell G
Bruce Davis LB
Chris Johnson CB
Daniel Loper G
Walter McFadden DB
Nick Miller WR
J.T. O'Sullivan QB

Fantasy Impact:

Zach Miller is active but shouldn't be counted on for fantasy production. WR Chaz Schilens is active for the first time this season.

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Collins expected to start at QB for Titans
Friday, December 3, 2010, 2:23pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Quarterback Kerry Collins practiced for the second straight day Thursday and barring a setback will start Sunday against the Jaguars. Collins suffered a calf injury on Nov. 14 at Miami and has missed the past two games.

"He was a little better,'' Coach Jeff Fisher said. "He took all the reps, and he's moving around a little better, so we're very encouraged.''

Fantasy Impact:

The presence of Collins should especially help RB Chris Johnson, who was held to just five yards last week against the Texans.

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QB Collins looking to be this week starter for Titans
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:27pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

It's looking more likely that veteran quarterback Kerry Collins will return to the starting lineup on Sunday when the Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Collins hasn't played since straining a calf muscle on Nov. 14, but practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday — his first practice since the injury.

"I've come a long way since (the injury) happened," Collins said. "I'm feeling better. I'm feeling as good now as I have since it happened. I'm just trying to get my strength back and get better with every day that passes."

Titans Coach Jeff Fisher said Collins has improved since Sunday, when he was the back-up behind rookie Rusty Smith. Fisher added that his return gave the Titans some extra energy.

"It's already been a significant boost for them, knowing that he has a good chance to play," Fisher said. "Obviously we can do a little bit more, game-plan wise. Guys are excited."

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans needs Collins to have any chance to win. With Rusty Smith under center and now threat of a passing game, Chris Johnson was held to seven carries and five yards and the Titans had 0 points.

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:14pm

San Francisco Chronicle - [Full Article]

Raider cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle) and Chris Johnson (groin), and safety Tyvon Branch (shoulder) did not practice. Asomugha underwent a second MRI exam and the test proved negative.

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 2:58pm

Raiders Inactives
Michael Bennett RB
Kyle Boller QB
Chris Johnson CB
Daniel Loper G
Nick Miller WR
Jarvis Moss LB
Chaz Schilens WR
Jeremy Ware DB

Sunday, November 28, 2010, 10:05am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

With Kerry Collins hurting and Vince Young on IR, the Texans will face rookie QB Rusty Smith and that is great news for their awful pass defense, one that is allowing 301 yards passing per game. The Texans will be allowed to focus on stopping RB Chris Johnson, who averaged 174 rushing yards on 7.7 yards per carry in two meetings last season. If Johnson gets going, it might help Smith connect with receivers Nate Washington and Randy Moss.

Titans Workout RB Larry Johnson
Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 4:23pm

Jason La Canfora - Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Larry Johnson worked out for the Titans today. Could be signed to fill LenDale White's old role. Looking for a big-back to compliment Chris Johnson.

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Shanahan won't commit to starting RB
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 4:22pm

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Redskins coach Mike Shanahan won't say who would start if Clinton Portis and Ryan Torain were healthy.

Fantasy Impact:

Something to note is the Eagles have been very good against some quality RBs lately, like Gore, Turner and Chris Johnson, so it may not be a matchup to start either back. Keiland Williams is the RB3 on the Skins and could see time this week. The Redskins play on Monday night.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9:39pm

nfl.com - [Full Article]

Had Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt not gone down with a hamstring injury in San Diego last Sunday, Tennessee would not have put a claim in on Randy Moss. With Britt down, the Titans felt compelled to pursue Moss, and it was more to prop up their running game than anything else.

Defenses have been more than willing to go man-to-man in all situations against the Titans, freeing more players to crowd the box and smother reigning NFL rushing champion Chris Johnson.

It showed Sunday in San Diego. After Britt left the game, Johnson was held to 54 yards on 13 carries. And if you eliminate his 29-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, the star's stats fall to 25 yards on 12 carries.

The Titans expected, in the wake of Johnson's superlative 2009, defenses to target the 2,000-yard rusher. They didn't expect it to go as far as it has, and so they needed to properly replace the presence Britt brought - forcing defenses to pay the price for playing up.

Moss can do that, and the Titans couldn't afford to go the 6-to-8 weeks Britt is expected to miss trying to find a way to wriggle Johnson loose.

The expectation in Tennessee is that, by the time the Titans next hit the field next weekend in Miami, Moss will have grasped more than just the basic stuff, and he'll be able to do more than just run go routes the way he did in his Viking debut.