Titans Fantasy News

Kendall Wright active for Thursday Night Football

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 7:11pm

Titans Inactives
Zaviar Gooden ILB
Terren Jones T
Taylor Lewan T
Mike Martin DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Dontay Moch LB

Fantasy Impact:

Charlie Whitehurst will get the start in what is shaping up to be one of the worst Thursday Night Football games of all time. Kendall Wright is active after missing a couple of games with a hand injury, and apparently won’t be wearing a splint or a cast on his hand. He’s not a great start, but he’s been pretty solid when active and with Justin Hunter out, he should get plenty of targets. We prefer Nate Washington, who had a strong Week 15. The matchup against Jacksonville (#4 in WR aFPA) is not favorable.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder, doubtful) did not practice Wednesday. Charlie Whitehurst is expected to get the start on Thursday.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Titans RB Dexter McCluster (knee, out) did not practice Wednesday. McCluster may miss the rest of the season. His absence should open up passing down snaps for Bishop Sankey and/or Leon Washington.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Wright may be able to make his return this week. He’s a tough player to trust given his hand injury and Tennessee’s quarterback problems.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Walker is expected to play through the questionable tag against Jacksonville on Thursday.

Kendall Wright hopes to play Thursday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 8:58pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Titans receiver Kendall Wright wants to play on Thursday against the Jaguars.

And on Tuesday, after missing the last two games with a cracked bone in his hand, he went through practice without any issues.

"My feeling is I want to play, and if it feels like I felt today, then I'll be a go,'' Wright said. "But if it hurts or gets worse, I wouldn't go out there. … I want to be able to catch, block and be a complete receiver when I am out there. That's the main thing."

Fantasy Impact:

Wright said his status remains unclear. It all depends on how he feels on Wednesday. The hand remains sore, and it hurts when he catches the football, the story said. The Titan offense is not one to trust in this time of the fantasy playoffs.

Blake Bortles out of boot, expected to start

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:41pm

Jaguars.com - [Full Article]

Blake Bortles is out of his boot.

That’s a step in the right direction in terms of the Jaguars’ rookie quarterback playing Thursday, which Jedd Fisch believes Bortles will do.

Fisch, the Jaguars’ offensive coordinator, said while Bortles did not participate in the team’s light work on Monday evening, he is preparing as if Bortles will play and start against the Tennessee Titans Thursday.

“As far as I know, it’s going to be Blake,” Fisch said Tuesday as the Jaguars (2-12) prepared to play the Titans (2-12) at EverBank Field Thursday at 8:25 p.m.

“We’re going to obviously see how he practices. He did not participate (Monday), so we’ll have to see how he does today, then see how it looks today and tomorrow.

“The plan right now is to see how he feels.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans are ranked 19th in allowing fantasy points to QBs. Even in what is an OK matchup on paper, it's tough to trust Bortles even as a QB2 if this is your fantasy final, but it's looking like he's going to be able to play.

Blake Bortles dealing with sprained foot

Monday, December 15, 2014, 2:06pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Tennessee will be in Jacksonville to face the 2-11 Jaguars in the final Thursday night game of the year. The Titans have already beaten the Jaguars once, so another win this week would guarantee they finish ahead of Jacksonville and that they will pick no higher than second once the first round gets underway.

There’s a chance that they’ll be facing Chad Henne instead of Blake Bortles in that contest. Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that Jaguars coach Gus Bradley deemed Bortles questionable for that game because of a sprain in the middle of his right foot.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story says, Bortles played every snap in Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Ravens and absorbed eight sacks on the way to defeat, but it wasn’t immediately apparent during the game that he suffered an injury. He’s been on the injury report in recent weeks, perhaps because of the 46 overall sacks the team’s allowed since he took over for Henne earlier this season, but not because of a foot issue.

Jake Locker injures shoulder

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:23pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Titans quarterback Jake Locker was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Jets late in the first half with a shoulder injury.

Locker was hit by outside linebacker Quinton Coples as he threw a deep incomplete pass for Derek Hagan. The Titans said Locker has a left shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Charlie Whitehurst replaced Locker for the Titans. The status for a QB starter for Week 16 is up in the air, but Locker nor Whitehurst are all that great of fantasy options at this point.

Kendall Wright OUT for Titans

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 3:08pm

Titans Inactives
Taylor Lewan T
Mike Martin DE
Zach Mettenberger QB
Daimion Stafford S
Byron Stingily T
Kamerion Wimbley OLB
Kendall Wright WR

Fantasy Impact:

With Kendall Wright out again, Derek Hagan and Nate Washington should continue to see more looks.

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 4:06pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Percy Harvin (ankle) believes he will play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, but it's beyond 2014 that most in New York are curious about.

For his part, Harvin said he "absolutely" wants to remain with Gang Green beyond his nine-game audition.

"I feel at home here. I'm comfortable with all the players," Harvin said Friday, per the New York Post. "I like the vibe around here."

With a $10.5 million tab in 2015 and no guaranteed money past this year, the Jets must decide whether they want to pay the receiver or cut him loose.

Fantasy Impact:

Harvin has been a bigger part of the Jets' offense than he was in the five games he spent in Seattle before the mid-season trade. He's averaging 12.2 yards per reception with Gang Green and is coming off a six-catch, 124-yard performance last week.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Titans QB Zach Mettenberger (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. Jake Locker is going to get the start and he’s a worthwhile streaming option for desperate owners given a favorable matchup against the Jets.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Jaguars RB Denard Robinson (foot, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 15. Robinson’s season is over with a mid-foot sprain. We would expect the Jaguars to turn back to Toby Gerhart, whom they signed to be their feature back in the offseason. Todman and Johnson will be in the mix. Gerhart's 2.9 YPC is dreadful, but he has been running better (3.5 YPC) since Week 8, once his foot injury finally healed. We wouldn't recommend him in Week 15 against the Ravens, but he should have a chance to produce against the Titans in Week 16.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Jets WR Percy Harvin (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. It appears that Harvin now has a good chance to play against the Titans this week. It’s a late game, so it makes for a dicey situation for those owners who want to (or are forced to) wait. Jeremy Kerley is a decent Plan B, though we would look elsewhere, if possible.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hand, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 15. Wright is still iffy for a nice matchup with the Jets. He’ll likely be wearing a splint, which may impact his ability to catch the ball. Tennessee plays late on Sunday.