Jackie Battle Fantasy News

Monday, November 10, 2014, 8:54am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Dexter McCluster suffered a first-quarter knee injury Tennessee Titans offensive depth was called on.

Running back Leon Washington and fullback Jackie Battle played more. Battled played 12 snaps, his second-most of the season. Washington played 17 snaps, his most since 18 on opening day.

Fantasy Impact:

Bishop Sankey led the way with 32 snaps among RBs but still isn't producing as owners hoped he would by this point. He had 17 carries for 58 yards and added three receptions. Shonn Greene played just four snaps, but it was Washington who ended up with the team's lone TD on a three-yard reception.

Monday, October 13, 2014, 9:43am

ESPN - [Full Article]

With Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) out, RB Bishop Sankey played 50 percent of the offensive snaps, his highest percentage so far in his rookie season.

Fantasy Impact:

The Titans had 58 snaps in Week 6, and Sankey was in on 29 of them. He led all Tennessee backs. Dexter McCluster had 17 snaps and Leon Washington had 12. Sankey got 18 of the 22 carries by RBs in the game. The bad news is the team went to Jackie Battle on the goal line for a short TD. Sankey finished with 61 yards. We considered him a desperation play in Week 6 even in a good matchup.

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 5, 2014, 5:45pm

Titans RB Jackie Battle (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 1.

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm

Titans RB Jackie Battle (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm

Titans RB Jackie Battle (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Sunday, July 6, 2014, 3:32pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Everybody knows one of the keys to being a good running back is vision.

The Titans Antonio Andrews can relate. He’s coming into the NFL with eyes wide open.

“When you don’t get drafted, people don’t expect you to make it in the NFL,” he said. “I understand that. But I feel like I’m going to make it. I really do.”

In less than three weeks, Andrews will enter the Titans’ training camp as an endangered species — an undrafted rookie free agent. The odds are stacked against him. And he knows it.

Andrews raised a few eyebrows during mini-camp sessions. Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has made it clear he likes players with versatility. Andrews fits the mold. He did a little bit of everything at Western Kentucky — and he did everything well.

Fantasy Impact:

Even if Andrews makes the team, he'll have some hurdles to clear before being fantasy relevant. Of course there is rookie Bishop Sankey who looks to be the starter and vet Shonn Greene could be the backup, although the story said he's not guaranteed a roster spot. Jackie Battle has been working as a fullback which should help his chances of staying on the roster and Dexter McCluster will see time all over the field.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 10:52am

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Another Titan back also had a productive offseason – Jackie Battle.

Signed by the Titans last July, Battle played in all 16 games last season, though his biggest impact came on special teams. He carried the ball 36 times for 142 yards and a touchdown.

After releasing fullback Quinn Johnson earlier this offseason, the Titans began auditioning Battle at the fullback spot as well. He's welcomed the extra work, and coaches have noticed.

Fantasy Impact:

This could be Battle's best way to stick with the team, to play a little fullback. He'll be behind rookie Bishop Sankey and Shonn Greene and is looking at very limited fantasy value.

Beat: Shonn Greene needs to 'prove his worth' in camp

Monday, May 26, 2014, 1:06pm

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt on RB Shonn Greene:

The Titans already did away with one running back from a year ago in Chris Johnson, so would they really consider sending another one packing? I haven't heard any buzz suggesting it could happen, but let's just say stranger things have happened. This much is known: Greene was underwhelming in 2013, and he recently had a second knee surgery. He's scheduled to earn $2.3 million in 2014, and that's not chump change. The Titans drafted Bishop Sankey, and the team plans to use Dexter McCluster in the backfield. A big back is on board in Jackie Battle, and undrafted rookie Antonio Andrews of Western Kentucky is no slouch. Greene won't take part in the OTAs, so he'll need to prove his worth in camp.

Fantasy Impact:

We're projecting Sankey to be the clear RB1 after the Titans took him as the first back in the draft. The last 13 rookies who were the top drafted RB in their class while joining a backfield with a lackluster incumbent averaged 18.2 touches for 83.1 yards and 0.55 TD, or 11.6 fantasy points per game. That’s about what Ryan Mathews averaged as the #12 RB in 2013. For more on Sankey's potential production, see The Rookie Rundown.

Titans plan to use a committee at running back

Monday, April 7, 2014, 11:34am

The Tennesseean - [Full Article]

It will be running back by committee for the Titans. Shonn Greene returns, along with Jackie Battle and Leon Washington. Dexter McCluster was signed the first day of free agency, and though he was primarily a receiver/returner for much of his time with the Chiefs, the Titans plan to line him up at running back. More help is needed, however. Although there aren't any great free-agent options left, the Titans are likely to pick a running back in the May 8-10 draft. Fresh legs are desired.

Fantasy Impact:

McCluster will play the Danny Woodhead role in Ken Whisenhunt's offense, but we're not expecting Woodhead-type numbers. The Titans are not likely to be as good on that side of the ball as the Chargers were in 2013. McCluster may be usable as a spot starter in PPR formats.

Friday, March 28, 2014, 8:32pm

Jason LaCanfora on Twitter - [Full Article]

Titans very likely to release RB Chris Johnson next week after failed trade attempts. Would draw strong interest as FA as DeSean Jackson did.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson was linked to the Falcons by some Titans beat writers. Shonn Greene and Jackie Battle are next up on the Titans depth chart.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 11:41am

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Titans have agreed to terms with RB Jackie Battle, per sources. He'll be back in 2014.

Fantasy Impact:

With Chris Johnson likely on his way out, the Titans are securing some depth by re-signing Battle. He's a capable back that can carry the load in a pinch.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. Greene may make his return this week. He could eat into Chris Johnson's upside if he sees more work than Jackie Battle has in recent weeks (5.5 touches per game over the last four weeks).

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Titans RB Jackie Battle (neck, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7.

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 6:27pm

Titans RB Shonn Greene (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Greene may make his return this week. He could eat into Chris Johnson's upside if he sees more work than Jackie Battle has in recent weeks (5.5 touches per game over the last four weeks).

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