Matt Cassel Fantasy News

Report: Titans QB Marcus Mariota will play on MNF

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:53pm

Paul Kuharsky on Twitter - [Full Article]

Source: Titans QB Marcus Mariota will play Monday night vs. Colts.

Related players: Matt Cassel

Fantasy Impact:

Potential very good news for those planning to play Mariota. He likely won't be 100-percent. Of course, we may not officially know until inactives are posted an hour and a half before game time on Monday.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota leaves with hamstring injury

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 3:13pm

Yahoo! - [Full Article]

The Titans announced quarterback Marcus Mariota has left after injuring his hamstring. Matt Cassel has replaced him.

Fantasy Impact:

Mariota ran for two scores, including a 34-yarder, in the first half. He was questionable to return but was later ruled out. His Week 5 status is certainly up in the air.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota, RB Derrick Henry impressive vs. Panthers

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 5:22pm

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

Marcus Mariota led the Titans to points on each of the first two drives against the Panthers in the second preseason game Saturday at Nissan Stadium, leaving with a 10-0 lead. He was replaced by Matt Cassel. Mariota completed 6 of 8 passes for 61 yards, a touchdown and a 135.9 passer rating. He threw one touchdown pass to tight end Delanie Walker and added a nine yard rush.

With DeMarco Murray not playing, Derrick Henry gave a glimpse of how impressive he could be if Murray were to ever miss time. He was not efficient on the ground with 16 carries for only 36 yards (2.3 avg) but punched in two touchdowns (including a 17-yard score). Henry also caught three passes for 17 yards.

Related players: DeMarco Murray, Delanie Walker, Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker, Corey Davis

Fantasy Impact:

Henry had a solid rookie year, turning 123 touches into 627 total yards and five scores and finishing as the #45 RB in PPR formats (#39 in standard). Unfortunately, not much has changed in the Tennessee backfield as the still-productive DeMarco Murray is expected to continue to serve as the team’s lead back. Barring a Murray injury, it’s difficult to see a path to a top-25 finish for the second-year back.

In his first 27 NFL games, Mariota has averaged 17.7 fantasy points per game, which would have extrapolated to about what Dak Prescott scored last year as the league’s #6 fantasy quarterback. When his six-attempt game against the Patriots (from his rookie year) is removed, his average jumps to 18.3 fantasy points. With the addition of Corey Davis, the #5 overall pick, and TD-machine Eric Decker, Mariota now has Davis, Decker, Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker to throw to. The Titans have invested heavily in the passing game, which is an indicator that the team is willing to open up the offense. If he plays a full season, a top 5 season is well within reach. This makes Mariota an excellent value in the middle rounds.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota to have surgery Wednesday

Monday, December 26, 2016, 4:19pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Marcus Mariota will have surgery on his broken leg Wednesday in Charlotte, head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday.

Mariota's operation will include the insertion of a plate in his leg to fix a fractured fibula suffered in a 38-17 loss to the Jaguars. Mariota's recovery process will be four to five months long, and the Titans hope to have Mariota back in time for organized team activities, Mularkey added.

Related players: Matt Cassel

Fantasy Impact:

Mariota's season comes to a disappointing early finish. The second-year passer had the Titans in playoff contention through Week 16, but his injury sunk their comeback hopes and, with the loss, their postseason aspirations. Matt Cassel will play in Week 17, according to the story.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota breaks leg in Week 16

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:13pm

Yahoo Sports - [Full Article]

Quarterback Marcus Mariota is out and so are the Tennessee Titans.

Mariota broke his right leg in a 38-17 loss at Jacksonville on Saturday, a crushing setback for a team that had so many things go right while winning three in a row and seven of 10 previously.

''That breaks my heart, man,'' Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan said. ''Love him. That guy's an awesome dude. For that to happen to him, it's unfair.''

Related players: Matt Cassel

Fantasy Impact:

A few hours later, the Titans (8-7) were eliminated from playoff contention when Houston beat Cincinnati to win the AFC South for the second straight season. Matt Cassel takes over for Week 17.

Mularkey: Dorial Green-Beckham needs to put in more work

Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 10:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Dorial Green-Beckham flashes and fades, flashes and fades.

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey continued to lament DGB's inconsistency after the Titans scrimmage Monday night. Green-Beckham turned a good pass from Matt Cassel into an interception.

How does a still-raw receiver such as Green-Beckham learn to not allow it to happen?

"That's spending extra time when nobody is watching," Mularkey said. "That's doing things when nobody is watching. That's in the classroom. I think it's just putting the work in without being directed by anybody. Doing it yourself."

I asked if Mularkey was suggesting DGB is not doing those things.

"I would do it more," he said. "I mean he does do it. I would do it more."

Fantasy Impact:

The author went on to say he can't imagine a WR with the size and athleticism of DGB doesn't make the team, but he's going to have to start putting in the work and earning the trust of the coaches and quarterback. It appears rookie Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews are running ahead of Green-Beckham, according to the story.

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.

Monday, January 4, 2016, 12:12pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jerry Jones has made no secret that the Dallas Cowboys need to address their quarterback position behind Tony Romo.

They will have a few months to determine how they want to go about it after Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore combined to go 1-11 in Romo’s absence.

But the owner and general manager liked what he saw from Moore, so much so that he believes Moore could be a viable No. 2 quarterback.

“His background and (offensive coordinator Scott Linehan’s) background with him and these games, I think he’s got the potential to be a winning (backup),” Jones said. “I think he can ultimately win games in the NFL.”

Moore completed 33-of-48 passes for 435 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday’s 34-23 loss to the Washington Redskins. In three games of action, Moore had four touchdowns and six interceptions.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 2:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys have many needs for 2016, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones reiterated finding a quarterback is at the top of the list.

Backups Brandon Weeden, Matt Cassel and Kellen Moore have combined to go 1-10 this season after starter Tony Romo suffered a broken left collarbone twice this season. Jones has acknowledged the front office handled the backup spot entering the season poorly.

“We’re going to try to all the ways – all ways – to come up with a way to get Tony a backup, while at the same time looking toward the future,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday. “Some people would say that’s dreaming. Everybody wants that, but we have a high draft pick, obviously. We're earned it, and we've got it. If we evaluate and get an opportunity to get a couple of players there, we got to look at it hard.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones said he had a conversation with Romo about the future of the position on Saturday night in Buffalo. He has said he believes Romo, who turns 36 in April, has a 3-5 year window left at playing at a high level. The Cowboys have not drafted a quarterback since 2009 (Stephen McGee, fourth round) and have not selected a quarterback in the first round since Troy Aikman in 1989. They took Steve Walsh with a first-round pick in the 1989 compensatory draft as well.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14. He’s not the same threat with Matt Cassel throwing the ball.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Bryant should be fine for a nice matchup with the Redskins, though he has to deal with Matt Cassel at quarterback.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 13. Matt Cassel is back under center for the Cowboys.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) took full practice reps Thursday. Bryant should be fine for a nice matchup against Washington. Too bad it’s Matt Cassel and not Tony Romo under center.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (left shoulder) was ruled out for Week 13. Matt Cassel is back under center for the Cowboys.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 1:48pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Dallas Cowboys waived quarterback Brandon Weeden on Tuesday with the possibility of Tony Romo's return this weekend after missing seven games with a broken collarbone.

Weeden went 0-3 filling in for Romo and Matt Cassel was 0-4. It's the longest slide by Dallas since the team lost seven straight while going 1-15 under Jimmy Johnson in 1989.

Fantasy Impact:

Romo is eligible to play again for Dallas (2-7), but it is not yet known if he will play Sunday at Miami (4-5). Coach Jason Garrett said Monday that the 35-year-old quarterback who's had broken ribs, two broken collarbones and three back injuries will practice this week.

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