Delanie Walker Fantasy News

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert says his back 'feels great'

Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 3:00pm

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

“I’m feeling good. I continue to get better. My back feels great,’ Bengals TE Tyler Eifert assured on Monday.

Eifert doesn’t know when he’ll be cleared to resume regular workouts or work in the May and June camps, but he says he’ll ready for training camp. He isn’t running full steam yet, but he’s been running enough that he feels he’s close to being in tip-top shape.

“I’ll be ready and healthy and strong and be ready to go by the time it’s go time,” Eifert said. “I’m close.”

“It will be nice to have somewhat of an offseason to get ready for the year,” Eifert said. “Instead of coming into camp straight off of injury.”

When Eifert is healthy, well, the numbers say it.

There is that .650 winning percentage and those .54 TDs per game. That’s what eight-time Pro Bowler Antonio Gates has in 204 games. No one is near Rob Gronkowksi’s .77 TDs per game, but consider that Jimmy Graham is at .56, Jordan Reed at .43, one-time Pro Bowl MVP Kyle Rudolph at .36, Greg Olsen at .34, Travis Kelce at .29, 10-time Pro Bowler Jason Witten at .28, and Delanie Walker at .19, and you’re looking at a guy that scores with the best of them.

Fantasy Impact:

In 21 games over the last two seasons, Eifert has averaged 3.9 catches for 48 yards and 0.86 TD per game (on 5.8 T/G). That equates to 13.8 PPG (PPR), which is what Travis Kelce averaged last season as fantasy’s #1 tight end. It will be tough for Eifert to maintain that touchdown rate, though he did manage 0.82 TD per game in the 17 games over the last two seasons that A.J. Green also played, which underlines Eifert’s red zone role in the passing game. If his touchdowns regress, he’ll be hard-pressed to make up the difference in receptions or yards, since his targets are low, relatively speaking.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews was unhappy splitting time with Andre Johnson

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2:38pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Rishard Matthews emerged as one of Marcus Mariota’s top targets in the receiver's first season with the Titans, setting career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns with one game still to play.

But he wasn’t happy through the first several weeks of the season, when he was splitting starts and sharing playing time with Andre Johnson, a future Hall of Fame receiver who signed with the Titans on the eve of training camp.

“I was pissed. At the end of the day, I didn’t come here to sit on the bench or sit on the sideline,” Matthews told The Tennessean on Friday. “I didn’t come here to rotate with anybody. I signed here for a reason. So it definitely pissed me off.”

Matthews, who spent the previous four years with the Dolphins before signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Titans as a free agent in March, leads the team with 831 receiving yards and eight touchdowns this season, and his 56 catches trail only Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker, who has 60. Matthews will have a chance to boost those numbers in the regular-season finale against the Texans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews did get off to a bit of a slow start this year and this was likely a reason. Matthews caught his first touchdown of the season in a blowout victory against the Dolphins. It began a stretch of seven scores in eight games. Johnson, meanwhile, didn’t have a catch in the three games after that victory against Miami and abruptly retired on Oct. 31, just eight games into his tenure with the Titans.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (groin) took full practice reps all week. Walker will be fine to face the Packers, who are #16 in TE aFPA.

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:38pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (groin) took full practice reps again Thursday. Walker will be fine to face the Packers, who are #16 in TE aFPA.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (groin) practiced fully Wednesday. Walker will be fine to face the Packers, who are #16 in TE aFPA.

Titans TE Delanie Walker ACTIVE

Sunday, November 6, 2016, 3:06pm

Titans Inactives
Jace Amaro TE
Austin Johnson NT
Rashad Johnson FS
Tre McBride WR
Cody Riggs CB
Quinton Spain OG
Aaron Wallace OLB

Related players: DeMarco Murray, Delanie Walker

Fantasy Impact:

Walker was a question mark coming into this game with a groin issue. He'll suit up but obviously there's worry for owners he can tweak it, however he's a TE1 play. Murray, with the toe injury, was expected to play and will suit up.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (groin, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 9. He’ll be a game-time decision. The Titans play late on Sunday, which complicates matters. Owners should get a Plan B ready. Last time Walker missed a game, Jace Amaro was the big winner with three catches for 59 yards on four targets. He hasn’t caught a pass since that game. Lance Kendricks also plays late and is a pretty good fallback option for Walker owners.

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (groin) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. It’s a new injury for Walker, so keep an eye on his participation in Friday’s practice.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7:04pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (chest) practiced fully Wednesday. Walker should be fine to play in Week 8.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 4. Walker is a game-time decision. The Titans play early on Sunday.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Walker is expected to make his return in Week 4.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Walker is expected to make his return in Week 4.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 3. Walker hasn’t practiced his week, which doesn’t bode well. But he finished the game last week, so he may be able to play through the injury. The Titans play early on Sunday, but owners should have a Plan B ready to go.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Walker played most of the game on Sunday, so we’re expecting him to play in Week 3.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Titans TE Delanie Walker (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Walker played most of the game on Sunday, so we’re expecting him to play in Week 3.

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