Titans Fantasy News

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (foot, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. McCluster should be good for a few touches again this week, much to the chagrin of Bishop Sankey owners.

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Cowboys TE Jason Witten not worried about his numbers

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:28am

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Jason Witten received a game ball for Sunday’s win over the Tennessee Titans, along with the rest of the offensive line that paved the way for the Dallas Cowboys to pound away for 220 rushing yards.

Witten has only six catches for 46 yards in two games, but the franchise’s all-time leading receiver isn’t sweating his individual statistics.

“Our focus is trying to create that identity of a running football team,” Witten said.

Witten, whose 885 career receptions are the second most by a tight end in NFL history, is willing to sacrifice catches as part of the Cowboys’ newfound commitment to the run. He also recognizes defenses will pay less attention to the nine-time Pro Bowl tight end if DeMarco Murray continues to rack up rushing yards, and play-action, in particular, should lead to some big-play opportunities.

“I think for all of us our numbers will come and opportunities will come,” Witten said. “You have less opportunities because of the way you run the football. I think all of us are committed to that and understand it and do whatever we have to do to help out.”

Fantasy Impact:

Witten's owners weren't expecting the Cowboys to be so run-heavy when they drafted him in the 7th/8th round. With just six catches in two games, Witten's streak of seven straight seasons with 70-plus catches is in jeopardy. The Cowboys are unlikely to be able to control game flow the way they did against the Titans in Week 2. The defense isn't good enough, so the catches should come.

Dallas running game hurting Terrance Williams' production

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:22am

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Cowboys beat writer Todd Archer was asked about the lack of production from Terrance Williams: It's not that Terrance Williams has done anything wrong. Some of it is a product of how the Cowboys played last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. They ran it 43 times in 76 snaps. When you have that dominant of a running game, there will be only so many targets to go around in the passing game. And when you're playing opposite Dez Bryant, that will also be a factor in the limited targets. In two games, Williams has been targeted eight times, with four catches. I wouldn't panic about his long-term production. It will be there, but I don't know if you'll see him with huge numbers as long as the Cowboys are running the ball as well as they are. I had him pegged in for about a 60-65 catch season. There's plenty of time to hit that number.

Fantasy Impact:

We still like Williams' skill set, and he was very productive last year in a starter's role. But not only are the Cowboys going run-heavy, Tony Romo isn't pushing the ball down the field as much as in years past. Williams is still the #35 WR in standard formats, so he shouldn't hit the waiver wire.

Bengals Beat: A.J. Green feeling good, intends to play in Week 3

Friday, September 19, 2014, 10:14am

Paul Dehner, Twitter - [Full Article]

Beat writer Paul Dehner: A.J. Green says he will be full go at practice today. Feels much better than Sunday. If stays same, he’ll play vs Titans.

Fantasy Impact:

Green is certainly startable whenever he's active, but owners need to be aware of the risks of starting a player with a toe injury. The Titans are giving up the 6th-fewest YPA through two weeks.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (foot) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Bishop Sankey owners are doing their best voodoo treatment on McCluster, but it looks like he’s on track to suit up against the Bengals.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Bengals WR A.J. Green (toe) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. It appears that Green may be able to play in Week 3 against the Titans. Friday’s practice will be key.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (foot) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Bishop Sankey owners are doing their best voodoo treatment on McCluster, but it looks like he’s on track to suit up against the Bengals

Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:57pm

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Observers insist Cowboys QB Tony Romo doesn’t look right in the first two weeks of the regular season. The consensus is that he doesn’t have the same zip on his passes.

Romo answered repeated questions on his health and arm strength in the wake of the team’s 26-10 victory over Tennessee.

“Listen, I’m telling you guys, the reason I’m excited is because of the way I’m throwing the football,’’ Romo said. “Physically just piercing it when I want to.

“I can throw it better than I ever have. The rest of it is part of the game and footwork and your hips. Did you find the guy at the right time, or are you working here and throwing it over there so it’s like you don’t get anything on it?’’

Romo concedes the subtle aspects of his set-up and delivery are coming along slowly since his back surgery nearly nine months ago. But he said he feels better with each week that goes by and is throwing the ball well down the field.

He said this even though he had only one completion that went for more than 20 yards against the Titans. While he had no interceptions, a sideline out to Jason Witten near the end of the first half would have been intercepted if the tight end hadn’t knocked the ball away from safety Bernard Pollard.

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys are fortunate enough to be riding the hot hand of RB DeMarco Murray who went over 100 yards both weeks of the season so far. With another favorable rushing matchup Week 3 for the Cowboys, expect more of the same. Things will start to get more difficult, however. Despite the talent around him, Romo has only put up very average fantasy numbers.

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

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Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Pro Football Talk is reporting Griffin could only miss 4-5 weeks. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans. If Cousins plays well over this stretch and Washington wins games, it's very like RG3 is not rushed back.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Romo is a go for a not-so-great matchup with the Titans. He didn’t play well in Week 1, so his owners are hoping for a bounce back in Week 2. We’re not terribly optimistic that will happen, though Dez Bryant remains a must-start.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Titans RB Jackie Battle (neck, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Titans WR Justin Hunter (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 2. Hunter is in for a very tasty matchup against the Cowboys. He led the Titans in targets in Week 1.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 2. Williams is good to go for a matchup with the Titans. We have him ranked as a fringe WR3 due concerns about Tony Romo and the Dallas passing attack.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Titans WR Justin Hunter (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Hunter was first reported as limited on Thursday but was upgraded to full. After leading the Titans in targets in Week 1, he’s a tasty start against a very shaky Dallas pass defense.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Williams should be fine to face the Titans.