Titans Fantasy News

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.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray is out for Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:38pm

Titans Inactives
Josh Carraway LB
Harry Douglas WR
Corey Levin OG
DeMarco Murray RB
Nate Palmer LB
Curtis Riley CB
Brandon Weeden QB

Related players: Derrick Henry

Fantasy Impact:

With Murray out, Henry should see a big workload. The Jaguars are better against the pass than they are the run, and have nothing to play for, though Jacksonville has indicated that it doesn’t plan to rest any starters against the Titans. Henry is a RB1 this week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Jaguars WR Keelan Cole (quadricep) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. Cole is a candidate to sit out this week, but he was removed from the injury report so it looks like he’ll play against the Titans.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Derrick Henry should see a big workload with Murray sidelined. The Jaguars are better against the pass than they are the run, and have nothing to play for, though Jacksonville has indicated that it doesn’t plan to rest any starters against the Titans. Henry is a RB1 this week.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Titans WR Eric Decker (hamstring) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray (knee) ruled OUT for Week 17

Friday, December 29, 2017, 1:11pm

Jim Wyatt - [Full Article]

The Titans ruled Murray out for their season finale versus the Jaguars this week, making Derrick Henry the team's No. 1 RB.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a great spot for Henry this week, as the Jaguars are ranked 21st in aFPA vs. RBs. With no Murray to split touches with, Henry could be in store for a big day. We have him ranked as our No. 6 RB in standard leagues (No. 14 RB in PPR).

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