Titans Fantasy News

Titans Beat: Plan is for DeMarco Murray to get the 'bulk of the carries'

Saturday, May 28, 2016, 11:58am

Titans Online - [Full Article]

TitansOnline.com writer Jim Wyatt on DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry:

The plan is for Murray to be the starter, and to get the bulk of the carries. And he’s been impressive so far. I expect him to have success. But henry is going to get his share of carries as well, and you know how this works – if one guy is tearing it up, he’ll get more opportunities. We’ll just see how things play out.

Fantasy Impact:

Murray's stock took a hit when the Titans curiously spent a second round pick on Henry. He should still be a good bet for 300 carries, provided he stays healthy, but he'll have to outplay Henry to keep his job.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 4:08pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Chargers claimed former Titans QB Zach Mettenberger on waivers today, per source. Mettenberger reunited with San Diego OC Ken Whisenhunt.

Monday, May 16, 2016, 9:55am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Titans have waived QB Zach Mettenberger, who was the primary backup last year. Should find out his destination tomorrow.

Fantasy Impact:

Mettenberger is winless in 10 starts, but should find a new team quickly given the shaky QB situation of some of the teams around the league.

Titans TE Delanie Walker may have to block more in 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11:42am

Titans Online - [Full Article]

On Monday, coach Mike Mularkey mentioned the addition of RB DeMarco Murray could mean more blocking assignments for TE Delanie Walker.

The idea had already crossed Walker's mind.

“I am pretty sure,’’ Walker said. “When you have a threat like that, and you have a tight end threat, if I am on the field at all times blocking and running routes, I think that gives us a mismatch on the field. Defenses won’t know what is going on, and that just gives you another opportunity to put points on the board.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans were 13th in pass % (percentage of pass attempts of total called plays), and that number is likely to fall with the addition of DeMarco Murray. Tennessee was 27th in total plays, so there is plenty of room for improvement. The team will have to run more plays if Walker hopes to see the same workload.

Rams trade up to the No. 1 pick, targeting QB Carson Wentz

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 10:33am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have traded the No. 1 pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Rams in a blockbuster trade.

Tennessee will send the top selection along with its fourth- (No. 113) and sixth-round (No. 177) picks this year to the Rams in exchange for Los Angeles' first-round pick (No. 15), two second-round selections (Nos. 43 and 45) and a third-round pick (No. 76) in 2016. The Titans also will get the Rams' first- and third-round picks in 2017.

With the trade, the Rams now have the ability to draft the quarterback of their choice and make a splash as they settle into Los Angeles after leaving St. Louis this year.

The Titans now own nine selections in the 2016 draft, including six of the top 76 picks in the draft.

Sam Farmar reports that the Rams plan to draft QB Carson Wentz with the #1 overall pick.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a steep price to pay, but will be worth it if Wentz turns out to be the franchise quarterback that the Rams obviously believe he is. With the quarterback position already set, the Titans will have plenty of firepower to fill roster holes in the draft.

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:26pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Brandon Weeden has earned another shot in Houston after leading the Texans to a pair of key victories in the AFC South race last December.

The Texans re-signed Weeden, the team announced on Friday. The new deal is for $4 million over two years, NFL Media's Rand Getlin reported, via a source with direct knowledge of the contract.

Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15, tossing a touchdown to rookie Jaelen Strong to push the Texans past the Colts in a crucial battle for control of the division. A week later, he accounted for three touchdowns in a 34-6 rout over the Titans.

Patriots to sign WR Nate Washington

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:00pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Patriots are signing former Texans and Titans WR Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

Washington is turning 33 in August. He averaged 3.4 catches for 47 yards in 14 games last season with the Texans. It's not inconceivable that he wins the starting job on the outside, but he'll have to beat out Chris Hogan, whom the team prioritized in free agency.

Titans sign WR RIshard Matthews to a three-year deal

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 9:44pm

Paul Kuharsky - [Full Article]

The Titans have agreed to terms with receiver Rishard Matthews on a three-year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

Through 11 weeks (and prior to his injury), Matthews was the #22 receiver in fantasy and was on pace for a 67-1059-6.4 season. Tennessee is not the ideal landing spot, though he'll enjoy solid QB play from Marcus Mariota and compete with Kendall Wright and Dorial Green-Beckham for targets in the team's passing game. He'll have to win a starting job to be fantasy relevant and even then it will be iffy given the lackluster performance of this offense.

Robinson: DeMarco Murray 'will be a workhorse for us'

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:22pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Eagles didn’t use DeMarco Murray as the workhorse back that he was in Dallas, but Titans General Manager Jon Robinson says that things will play out differently in Tennessee.

“DeMarco is a premium back in this league, and I have admired his running style from afar for a long time,” Robinson said in a statement formally announcing the trade. “We are expecting him to embody all that we want to be about as a team moving forward — tough, dependable and team-first. He will be a workhorse for us and his presence in our offense will help everyone around him.”

Murray seems to have his eyes on that kind of role in the offense. He said in a statement that he’s willing to do anything the Titans ask, “whether it is carrying the ball 20 times, 30 times, whatever.”

Fantasy Impact:

As we stated earlier when the trade news broke, this puts a damper on the fantasy value of David Cobb as well as Antonio Andrews and Bishop Sankey. Murray is considered a volume rusher and seems poised to get a big workload, however the Titans OL has struggled over the past few seasons.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 5:14pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

The Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent quarterback Matt Cassel, according to a source.

A 12-year veteran, the 33 year-old Cassel will provide depth and competition at the quarterback spot behind starter Marcus Mariota. Zach Mettenberger is currently the team’s second-string quarterback, but has been inconsistent in his opportunities and has yet to win a start.

Eagles to trade RB DeMarco Murray to the Titans

Monday, March 7, 2016, 8:25pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

DeMarco Murray's rocky tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles is suddenly over.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Tennessee Titans will acquire the former NFL rushing champion from the Eagles in a trade. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the move, which won't become official until Wednesday.

Murray altered his contract to accommodate the trade, but he did not lose his $21 million in guaranteed money, per Rapoport, according to a source informed of the deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This would seem to solve the Titans' problem at running back and kills any positive offseason buzz for David Cobb. The Titans have struggled to run the ball in recent years, but Murray will be an upgrade at the position. He'll likely be drafted as a middle-of-the-road RB2 in August. In Philadelphia, it's a boon to Ryan Mathews' value, provided he stays put.

Titans re-sign RB Antonio Andrews to a one-year deal

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 2:59pm

Titans Online - [Full Article]

All running back Antonio Andrews has ever wanted was a chance, and he got one last season with the Titans.

Now, he’s getting another – Andrews on Thursday signed a one-year deal with the team.

Fantasy Impact:

Andrews averaged 3.6 YPC last year on 143 carries, so it's doubtful that Andrews will be the team's starting running back this fall.

Chargers hire Ken Whisenhunt as offensive coordinator

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 4:05pm

Union-Tribune - [Full Article]

The Chargers have a new offensive coordinator, and it's the old one, sources said Wednesday. Ken Whisenhunt is back after having spent 2013 in San Diego. The team finished with the NFL's fifth-ranked offense that year. Notably, the Chargers ran the football with relative consistency, something that's proven a struggle in the two seasons since Whisenhunt left to become the Titans' head coach. He was relieved from his duties in Tennessee last November.

Last week, the Chargers moved on from Frank Reich, Whisenhunt's successor.

Fantasy Impact:

Whisenhunt has had an up-and-down record running offenses in the NFL, but his last stint in San Diego went very well. Interestingly, he's had much more success from a statistical perspective as a coordinator than he has as a head coach. In four seasons as an OC, his offenses have average ranking of 11.0 in points scored. In eight years as a head coach, that average falls to 20.0.

Titans fire GM Ruston Webster

Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:53pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans fired their head coach during the season, and now they’ve fired their general manager on the first day of the offseason.

Titans G.M. Ruston Webster has been fired. The team announced the move today, along with the news that Steve Underwood has been permanently promoted to President and CEO.

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans have confirmed that Mike Mularkey, who finished the season as interim head coach after Ken Whisenhunt was fired, will be given an interview and remains a candidate to become head coach on a permanent basis, the story said.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:12pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger made an early exit with an arm injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

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