Titans Fantasy News

Titans plan to stick with QB Zach Mettenberger

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:30pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Barring an injury to or a faceplant from rookie Zach Mettenberger, Jake Locker has likely started his last game for the Tennessee Titans.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt confirmed Thursday that Mettenberger will be under center Sunday versus the Houston Texans.

"We're going with Zach," Whisenhunt emphasized, "and we're going to stay with Zach."

Fantasy Impact:

Here's the scouting report on Mettenberger from NFL.com's Nolan Nawrocki: "Pure dropback, strong-armed thrower who will require patient, confidence-building play-calling and a clean pocket to function at a high level in the NFL. Has starter talent in a vertical, downfield passing attack if he can learn to take command of a huddle and continue progressing as a decision-maker." Mettenberger under center could be a good thing for Justin Hunter, who is the Titans' best deep threat. Conversely, Kendall Wright may not see as many short passes if Mettenberger insists on pushing the ball down the field.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Zach Mettenberger will get the start for the Titans. He has a strong arm, which may be good for deep threat Justin Hunter.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Greene is on his way back. His return might put a dent in Bishop Sankey’s weekly upside. The Titans have stubbornly given him carries when he’s active.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Texans WR Andre Johnson (ankle) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Johnson should be fine for a nice matchup against the Titans.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Titans TE Taylor Thompson (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Report: Titans plan to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 11:32pm

Tennessean - [Full Article]

The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the situation.

The move could also signal the beginning of the end for quarterback Jake Locker in Tennessee. The fourth-year pro has missed the last two games with a thumb injury and has struggled with injuries throughout his career.

Indications are Mettenberger was informed of the decision Tuesday night. He was not in the locker room after practice Wednesday, when Locker was off-limits to the media. Charlie Whitehurst, who has three starts this season, said he was not allowed to talk to reporters.

Fantasy Impact:

Here's the scouting report on Mettenberger from NFL.com's Nolan Nawrocki: "Pure dropback, strong-armed thrower who will require patient, confidence-building play-calling and a clean pocket to function at a high level in the NFL. Has starter talent in a vertical, downfield passing attack if he can learn to take command of a huddle and continue progressing as a decision-maker." Mettenberger under center could be a good thing for Justin Hunter, who is the Titans' best deep threat.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Locker is expected to make his return this week, though we’ll continue to monitor his progress. His return would probably be good news for Justin Hunter and Delanie Walker, who have both suffered in his absence.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. It looks like Greene is on his way back. His return might put a dent in Bishop Sankey’s weekly upside. The Titans have stubbornly given him carries when he’s active.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Titans TE Taylor Thompson (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 8:30pm

TitansOnline.com - [Full Article]

The Titans signed RB Antonio Andrews from their practice squad to their active 53-man roster.

Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky in 2014, Andrews carried 21 times for 137 yards (6.5 avg.), including a long of 47 during the Titans' 2014 preseason.

Andrews was released on final cuts and subsequently signed to the team's practice squad after he cleared waivers.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:56am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Titans are hoping to get starting QB Jake Locker back from his thumb sprain in time to play next week against the Texans.

Locker practiced early last week, but was then limited, and he didn’t play yesterday.

“I would expect him being able to go next week,” HC Ken Whisenhunt said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. “But until we get out there and practice, I don’t know that for sure.”

Locker practiced Wednesday, but was then limited the rest of the week with soreness in his throwing hand.

“Obviously you worry about him turning the ball over and putting one on the ground if you miss a snap or do something with ball handling,” Whisenhunt said of the decision to park him. “That’s ultimately what made the decision.”

Skins Beat: If RGIII cleared, he'll start Week 8

Monday, October 20, 2014, 9:37am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

It’s possible Washington HC Jay Gruden be choosing next week's staring QB from three -- Kirk Cousins, Colt McCoy … and maybe Robert Griffin III.

“You would like to have your decision made as soon as possible,” Gruden said. “Now, you throw Robert into the mix. Robert has a chance to practice on Wednesday and we have to see where he is. See where he is health-wise, and from there I will make a decision from watching the tape of what I’m going to do.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story goes on to say that if Griffin can prove to the medical staff and Gruden that he’s ready to return from the dislocated left ankle he sustained in Week 2, Gruden’s decision would be a rather straightforward one. He’s already said Griffin will reclaim his No. 1 status when he’s medically cleared. Griffin worked out on the field prior to Sunday's game, dropping back, eluding an imaginary pass rush, sprinting on bootlegs and firing on-target passes. If Griffin is not cleared to play, the story added, that’s when Gruden will have a tougher choice between Cousins or McCoy. McCoy replaced Cousins at the start of the second half against the Titans after Cousins committed his second turnover of the game and 11th this season. Washington takes on a red-hot Dallas team whose defense has been playing better than expected this season. Since the game is Monday night, things could get tricky if you're planning on playing any of the three.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. The Tennessee beat writers seem to think that Charlie Whitehurst will get the start. Even if Locker starts, he isn’t a trustworthy play despite the nice matchup.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7. If Greene remains out, which seems very likely, then Bishop Sankey should continue to see extra work as the team’s feature back. His matchup against the Redskins isn’t favorable, but he’s usable as a flex/RB3 this week.

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right hand) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Even if Locker gets the start, he isn’t a trustworthy play despite the nice matchup.