Titans Fantasy News

RB Dion Lewis to sign with the Tennessee Titans

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 10:12pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Dion Lewis will form a new 1-2 RB duo with Derrick Henry after the Titans released DeMarco Murray earlier this offseason. Adam Schefter reports it's a four-year deal between Lewis and the Titans.

Fantasy Impact:

From Week 10 to Week 17 of last season, Lewis was the No. 5 scoring fantasy RB. He finished the season on a high-note, averaging 31 touches, 143 total yards, and two touchdowns the last two weeks. Lewis will be a valuable commodity in PPR leagues, and could turn into a high-end RB1 if Henry were to miss any time due to injury.

CB Malcolm Butler to sign with the Tennessee Titans

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:00pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

It appears the Titans will be shoring up their secondary with the addition of Malcolm Butler on a five-year deal worth $61 million, with over $30 million guaranteed. The Titans have added a No. 1 corner in Butler and he should pair up with another former Patriot in Logan Ryan.

Titans to release RB DeMarco Murray

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 6:13pm

SI.com - [Full Article]

The Titans plan to release running back DeMarco Murray, the team announced Thursday. It's a move that appeared likely once Derrick Henry established himself as the lead back down the stretch last season.

Fantasy Impact:

This move was expected. Henry should be locked into a two-down role, at least. He could play on third downs as well, but the Titans may bring in a passing game specialist to complement Henry.

Titans hire Matt LaFleur to run the offense

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Titans have hired Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator, selecting him to run their offense and lead quarterback Marcus Mariota to the next level.

LaFleur, who spent the 2017 season as the Rams' offensive coordinator with quarterback Jared Goff, left for Tennessee to take a playcalling position, which amounted to a promotion.

Fantasy Impact:

LaFleur was also the quarterbacks coach for Kyle Shanahan in 2015 and 2016.

Giants tab James Bettcher to run the defense

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:40am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Giants agreed to hire former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher late Tuesday night, a source told ESPN. Bettcher met with the Giants in Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday afternoon, while he was in town for the Senior Bowl.

Bettcher also interviewed with and received an offer from the Tennessee Titans to be their defensive coordinator, the source said.

The 39-year-old Bettcher wasn't retained by new Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, who was hired Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Bettcher was the DC for the Cardinals for the last three seasons and his defenses finished 5th, 2nd and 6th in yards allowed in that span. This looks like a good hire for the G-Men.

Titans hire Mike Vrabel as head coach

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 10:41am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as the 19th head coach in franchise history, the team announced Saturday.

Vrabel, 42, will replace Mike Mularkey, who was fired Monday. The Titans will give Vrabel a five-year contract, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

A 14-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion, Vrabel spent the past four seasons coaching the Houston Texans, including 2017 as their defensive coordinator.

Fantasy Impact:

We're waiting to see who Vrabel hires as his offensive coordinator. It's a crucial hire, and the fantasy value of the Tennessee skill position players will depend on it.

Titans 'part ways' with HC Mike Mularkey

Monday, January 15, 2018, 11:33am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Mike Mularkey has agreed to part ways with the Tennessee Titans, who announced Monday that the sides "couldn't come to an agreement over the future."

Fantasy Impact:

Given all the talent in the Tennessee offense, the team should have finished better in total yards (23rd), points scored (19th) and yards per play (18th).

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 6:48pm

Titans Inactives
QB Brandon Weeden
RB Khalfani Muhammad
RB DeMarco Murray
DB Curtis Riley
LB Josh Carraway
OL Corey Levin
DE David King

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) was removed from the injury report Friday. Hogan will make his return this week. The Titans are No. 18 in WR aFPA.

Friday, January 12, 2018, 6:34pm

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee, out) is out for Week 19. Derrick Henry should see another big workload this week against the Patriots. New England is No. 10 in RB aFPA but has struggled against the run this year.

Patriots WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) participating in Thursday practice

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:27pm

Jim McBride - [Full Article]

After a week of limited practice sessions, Hogan participated in today's practice and should be good to play in this weekend's Divisional Round matchup versus the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a decent matchup for Patriots WRs, as the Titans rank 18th in aFPA vs. WRs. We have Hogan ranked as our No. 11 WR this week.

Bears tab Chiefs OC Matt Nagy as their new head coach

Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:40pm

Chicago Sun-Times - [Full Article]

The Bears named Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy their new head coach on Monday.

General manager Ryan Pace interviewed Nagy, 39, on Sunday, a day after Kansas City's loss in the Wild Card round to the Titans. He replaces John Fox, who was fired a week ago after a 14-34 record in three seasons. Nagy is the 16th head coach in Bears history.

Nagy’s entire NFL coaching career has been spent under Chiefs coach Andy Reid. A record-setting quarterback in college at Delaware, Nagy started as an intern in 2008 for Reid’s Eagles. He followed Reid to the Chiefs, starting off as their quarterbacks coach in 2013 before being promoted to offensive coordinator last season.

Fantasy Impact:

Andy Reid handed over play-calling duties to Nagy before the Dec. 3 game versus the Jets. The Chiefs averaged 27.3 points in their final six games (under Nagy) after averaging 24.7 points in their first 11 games with Reid calling the plays. The Chiefs averaged just 12.0 points in the three games prior to the Jets game, which prompted the change by Reid. This hire looks like a clear offensive upgrade for the Bears.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (ankle, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 18. McCoy is trending the right way and should be able to play against the Jaguars, even though he won’t be near 100 percent. If he’s unable to play, then Mike Tolbert and Marcus Murphy would try to pick up the slack.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee, out) missed practice again Thursday and is out for Week 18. With Murray out look for Derrick Henry to carry the load against the Chiefs, who have given up 119 rushing yards and 1.0 rushing touchdown per game this year. Last week, Henry carried the ball 28 times for 51 yards against the Jaguars, but scored on a 66-yard touchdown reception to post a nice fantasy line.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right wrist) took full practice reps all week. Bortles will be fine to face the Bills. After scoring 11 touchdowns (9 passing, 2 rushing) in his previous five games, Bortles wasn’t good—158 passing yards, 2 interceptions—against the Titans in a Week 17 game that the Jaguars were trying to win.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) OUT for Wild Card Weekend

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 1:18pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Titans will be without Murray for their Wild Card weekend showdown versus the Kansas City Chiefs this week.

Fantasy Impact:

With Murray out, Derrick Henry will be the team's No. 1 RB this weekend. The Chiefs are ranked 19th vs. RBs, according to our aFPA metric, and we have Henry ranked as a top-10 RB across the board.

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