Titans Fantasy News

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.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Zach Mettenberger will continue to start.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Dorial Green-Beckham and Harry Douglas are likely to start for the Titans with Wright sidelined.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Zach Mettenberger will start for the Titans.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Titans WR Kendall Wright (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Wright is iffy for Week 17 after a disappointing, injury-riddled season.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 9:37am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham saw his late-season progress hit a roadblock during Sunday's 34-6 loss to the Houston Texans.

Green-Bekham, who had more than 100 yards receiving in two of the three games prior, was held without a catch on three targets.

Tennessee interim head coach Mike Mularkey attributed Green-Beckham's ineffectiveness to a combination of Houston's defensive tactics along with rookie mistakes.

Via Tennessee's official website:

“Some of it was the coverage,” Mularkey said. “They were playing a coverage that you could roll a corner and a safety over the top on him.

“Some of that was Dorial with some of the mistake he made. He had a number of mistakes on splits and depths and things that he’s had, again, that a young receiver is going to have, Tre McBride included. But some of that is self-inflicted that we need to get better at."

Fantasy Impact:

Green-Beckham caught six passes for 113 yards in the Week 15 loss to the New England Patriots. He caught five passes for 119 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. DGB struggled much of the season with his patterns and it sometimes led to turnovers, but as of late it seemed like he was turning the corner. In his defense, there were a lot of no-shows on the Titans in Week 16 and he'll certainly have some fantasy value heading into 2016 with a healthy Marcus Mariota under center.

Charlie Whitehurst placed on IR

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The revolving door at quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts will likely take another turn this week.

Matt Hasselbeck might not play against the Tennessee Titans because of a right shoulder injury suffered in the second quarter of Sunday's game against Miami, and things got even worse Monday, when the team placed quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on season-ending injured reserve.

Against the Titans, the Colts could end up starting their fourth quarterback of the season, Stephen Morris, whom they signed off Philadelphia's practice squad last week.

Fantasy Impact:

Whitehurst injured his hamstring late in Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in four games for the Colts this season and completed 16 of 32 passes for 150 yards and an interception. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he doesn't have an update on quarterback Andrew Luck, who has missed the past six games with a kidney/abdomen injury. It's a long shot that Luck plays against the Titans, even if he is medically cleared this week, the story said.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Marcus Mariota took some dropbacks Monday at less than full speed and the Tennessee Titans will assess the quarterback and his injured right knee as the week moves along.

But it appears unlikely the rookie quarterback will return to action for the season finale at Indianapolis.

“He did some things today that we hoped he would do and we’ll see how he feels from it tomorrow,” interim coach Mike Mularkey said. “... His health is No. 1 for us. He’s got a such a great future ahead of him. He’s got plenty of games, lots of games to go. We won’t expose him, at all, if there is anything there...

“Any bit of doubt, he will not play.”

Mularkey said he expects receiver Kendall Wright, who left the loss to Houston early with a knee injury, to practice Wednesday at least in limited fashion.

Bishop Sankey could see more time Week 17

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:36pm

TitansOnline.com - [Full Article]

Titans running back Bishop Sankey is keeping the faith.

And as the 2015 season comes to a close, Sankey said on Monday he wants coaches to believe in him, too. Sankey acknowledged his second NFL has been tough, but said he’s tried to stay resilient during a year when he failed to get a carry in eight games, several times because he was inactive.

“I feel like at times I lost faith in the coaches here, and I have been trying to do everything I can to gain it back,’’ Sankey said. “Since then I have been doing everything I can to try and gain it back and try and make a statement when I am out there on the field.

“It hasn’t hurt my confidence. I know I am a good player, a good running back, and I just have to keep working and maintain the same approach each day and try and earn the trust back of the coaches.”

Fantasy Impact:

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said on Monday the plan is for Sankey to be more involved in the season finale against the Colts on Sunday. With 30 snaps, Sankey led all running backs in snaps in the team’s 34-6 loss to the Texans. He got the majority of his work in the second half, after running back Antonio Andrews saw his playing time take a hit because of a pair of turnovers, the story said.

Kendall Wright leaves with knee injury

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 8:34pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Titans receiver Kendall Wright was knocked out with a knee injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Wright was just coming back from a rib injury and didn't make it through Wee 16, so his status for Week 17 is uncertain. The story mentioned how the Titans seemed lifeless in their loss to the Texans, so Wright likely wouldn't make for a great play anyway in Week 17.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 3:02pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

It's never easy for a wide receiver to jump in midseason, or late season, and pick up the New England Patriots' offense.

Apparently, the Leonard Hankerson addition didn't go as the team had hoped.

Hankerson, claimed off waivers from Atlanta on Dec. 16, lasted only 10 days in the New England, according to ProFootballTalk.

With Hankerson's impending release, the team will be down to four wide receivers -- Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin.

Both Amendola and LaFell are questionable Sunday due to injuries sustained in Week 15 versus the Titans. Amendola injured his left knee, the one that kept him out of the Week 12 game versus Denver. And LaFell appeared to injure his left foot, the one that kept him on the PUP list until Week 7.

Fantasy Impact:

If one or both can't go Sunday, the Patriots may be seeking to use a wide receiver who grasps the offense better than Hankerson. Undrafted rookie Chris Harper could get promoted from the practice squad.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. He’s out for the year. Zach Mettenberger will start this week.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Titans WR Harry Douglas (ankle, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16.

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