Titans Fantasy News

Whiz: Expect more snaps for Titans RB Bishop Sankey this week

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:40am

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

Titans fans should expect to see rookie running Bishop Sankey earlier and more often this week against Cleveland, according to coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Whisenhunt said on his radio show on 104.5-FM on Tuesday that Sankey – the top overall running back selected in the draft last May – will likely get more reps against the Browns than he has so far this season.

"You will see (more reps for Sankey). That's coming," Whisenhunt said on the show. "And I think you'll see more of that earlier in the game this week.

Fantasy Impact:

He was a 4for4 favorite this summer so we're sure many of our subscribers are also Sankey owners. After a couple of games leading the Tennessee running backs in snaps, touches and yards (as a reserve), it sounds like Sankey will get more touches earlier in the game against the Browns, who are #30 in RB aFPA.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:06am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

It doesn’t look like Titan QB Jake Locker's absence will be an extended one. On Monday, coach Ken Whisenhunt said that he expects Locker will practice on Wednesday and that the quarterback was “very close” to playing against Indianapolis.

“My only concern was if he got hit … during the game that it would bother him and then he’d lose his effectiveness,” Whisenhunt said, via the Tennessean. “We just wanted to make sure he’s past that hurdle. He didn’t throw today. I think he’ll continue with treatment. He was very close Sunday … I would anticipate he’ll practice Wednesday.”

Fantasy Impact:

Whisenhunt added that he hoped the time off might get Locker back to his form from the season opener, the story said. Locker played well in the Titans’ only win of the season, but followed it up with a pair of poor performances before he was injured. The Titans have home games with the Browns and Jaguars coming up.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right wrist, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4. Locker has a very sore wrist which doesn’t bode well for his Week 4 availability. HC Ken Whisenhunt said he was encouraged by Locker’s progress this week, but The Tennessean believes that he is closer to out or doubtful than he is to questionable. Charlie Whitehurst would likely trade his clipboard for a football if Locker can’t go.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 4. Hilton will play against the Titans. The game is in Indianapolis, and Hilton tends to play better at home.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Titans TE Taylor Thompson (knee, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 4.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 4. Walker said that he has a “great chance” to play, though we’re always wary of starting players who are limited this late in the week.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right wrist) missed practice again Thursday. Locker has a very sore wrist which doesn’t bode well for his Week 4 availability. Charlie Whitehurst would likely trade his clipboard for a football if Locker can’t go.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Hilton should be able to play against the Titans. The game is in Indianapolis, and Hilton tends to play better at home.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Titans TE Taylor Thompson (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:48pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. It’s an upgrade, so he is trending the right way.

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:50am

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

On his radio show on show on Tuesday, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt pointed out a couple of areas where QB Jake Locker has fallen off since an impressive opening-week performance against Kansas City.

"The two things that are important with Jake is his footwork, and then working on his reads and staying in his progression," Whisenhunt said on the radio show on 104.5-FM. "One of the things we've struggled with the last two weeks is because we've had some pressure, and we've gotten off our read progression. So we're working on getting back and making that a more comfortable operation."

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Titans QB Jake Locker (right wrist) did not practice Wednesday. Locker has a very sore wrist which doesn’t bode well for his Week 4 availability. Charlie Whitehurst would likely trade his clipboard for a football if Locker can’t go.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hilton should be able to play against the Titans. The game is in Indianapolis, and Hilton tends to play better at home.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. This is a new injury for Walker. We’ll monitor his practice activity this week.