Titans Fantasy News

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

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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

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 11:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rookie running back Bishop Sankey didn’t get his first carry in his first game until there was 8:03 on the clock in the third quarter.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that was not the plan.

“It just evolves,” Whisenhunt said. “He could be in the first snap this week. It really depends on the plan and what we are doing. The thing that is important to me, it’s what he did when he went in it was how he played. I thought he did a nice job.”

Fantasy Impact:

Sankey is buried on the depth chart right now, but we believe he's the most talented running back on the roster and we're betting that the Titans agree after they made him the first running back taken in the 2014 draft. We recommend owners hold as long as possible.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Titans WR Justin Hunter (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hunter should be able to play in Week 2, though we’ll know more later in the week. The Tennessee offense looks to be a good bet to produce against a very shaky Cowboys defense. Hunter led the team in targets in Week 1.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Williams should be fine to face the Titans in Week 2.

Bengals send Tyler Eifert (elbow) to IR, can return Week 10

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals placed tight end Tyler Eifert on injured reserve with a designation to return due to the elbow injury he suffered in Sunday's game, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

NFL teams are allowed to use the IR designation in just one case each season. Under the guidelines of the rule, Eifert won't be eligible to practice for six weeks and can't return to game action for eight weeks after he is officially put on short-term IR.

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert was poised for a breakout season prior to the injury. He can be safely dropped in virtually all formats. Jermaine Gresham finished #14 and #10 in PPR formats in 2011 and 2012 before Eifert's arrival. He doesn't have much upside, but he offers consistent baseline-type production at the position. Delanie Walker, Travis Kelce, Larry Donnell, Tim Wright and Marcedes Lewis are other good-to-decent fallback options.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 12:38pm

DallasCowboys.com - [Full Article]

A question about Cowboys QB Tony Romo's mechanics was asked on the team's Web site:

Q - It seemed that a bunch of Romo's passes on Sunday were lofted and lacked the zip of his past years. He was not setting his feet before these throws, are his mechanics are back yet?

Bryan Broaddus: The best example of that was the third down throw across the middle to Cole Beasley late in the game. It’s a throw that Romo has made a hundred times, but in this case his left foot was wide open, as were his hips. His momentum was all going to the left trying to make a throw that required him to be square to the target. He tried to throw the ball by flipping it and it was way too high. What was strange about his game is that if you look at the early throws to Williams and Bryant on the slants he was right where he needed to be.

David Helman: Jerry Jones talked about this a bit on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday. He pointed out that Romo’s longest gain of the day, a 57-yarder to Dwayne Harris, came on a “duck” of a throw. This raises some pretty obvious questions about whether Romo is rusty after a limited preseason, or if he is still feeling the effects of his back injury. He made accurate throws during training camp. But it’s something to keep an eye on.

Fantasy Impact:

Romo did struggle at times but it was a tough start going against the 49ers defense. Dallas gets another tough test against the Titans defense that looked good against the Chiefs. Romo has a lot of talent to work with but he may be a classic wait-and-see QB candidate at this point until he shakes off what many hope is just rust.

Monday, September 8, 2014, 10:59am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chiefs beat writer Adam Teicher blieves RB Jamaal Charles will get the ball more than the 11 times he did in Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Think about that for a second. The Chiefs played without Dwayne Bowe, their most accomplished wide receiver, and rookie De'Anthony Thomas, their fastest player.

And they got the ball to their best offensive player seven times on handoffs and another four times on passes.

"They took away a lot of what we had designed for him," coach Andy Reid said.

Fantasy Impact:

Charles wasn’t effective when he was getting the ball. He had just 19 yards rushing and 15 receiving. The game also got away from the Chiefs fairly early. The Chiefs had the ball for only 22 minutes and ran just 56 plays, compared to 75 for the Titans. But this is something we've seen from Reid in the past in Philadelphia where Reid gets away from the running game and his RBs. The good news is it's usually corrected the following week. Charles will need to get involved more next week if the Chiefs are going to have a chance against the Broncos.