• Marcus Mariota

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  • , Las Vegas Raiders
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  • 222 lbs
  • 6' 4"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

LV QB Marcus Mariota - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Miami Dolphins

Marcus Mariota took over for the injured Derek Carr last week against the Chargers, and he played admirably, despite the narrow loss. Mariota was 17 of 28 for 226 yards, a touchdown and a pick. He added 88 yards and a touchdown on the ground though, something he’s been able to do consistently throughout his career.

Mariota is expected to start this week, but it’s a tough matchup against the Dolphins, who rank fifth in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks. Expect some flashy plays, but also some turnovers. He adds enough on the ground to make him worth considering as a flyer if you’re desperate, but we have him ranked as a lower-end QB2 option in most leagues.

Update: Carr sounds like he may start, but he's even less interesting than Mariota because he doesn't add anything rushing. Stay away from both Raiders quarterbacks this week.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 at Denver Broncos
The Denver defense isn't what it once was, but it can still cause plenty of issues, especially when you're playing behind a bad offensive line as Marcus Mariota is. Mariota threw for just 183 yards and no touchdowns while scrambling for 35 yards last week against Buffalo's tough defense. But the weather could be a factor here, as well. Mariota just isn't a strong start this week.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 vs. Buffalo Bills
Marcus Mariota had his second three-touchdown game of the season despite throwing for just 227 yards last week against the Falcons. He also was not sacked after being taken down nine times in his previous game. But the Buffalo defense offers a rough matchup. This game has low-scoring affair written all over it, as the Bills field the league's third-best fantasy defense against opposing quarterbacks. No thanks.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at Atlanta Falcons
Marcus Mariota had his first 300-yard game of the season last week, throwing for 304 yards, but it was an empty 300 yards as he failed to throw a touchdown pass. He did scramble six times for 34 yards to help his week out, but the Titans' pass blocking was shoddy and Mariota held the ball way too much. He just doesn't inspire much confidence right now, even indoors against the Falcons.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs. at Jacksonville Jaguars
We got a Marcus Mariota-like game last week from Mariota as he returned to his norm, completing 19 of 28 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown, while also scrambling five times for an additional 32 yards. This is who he is. Mariota is dealing with a quad injury, as well, but is expected to play in a tough matchup against Jacksonville. He's averaged around 180 passing yards with one touchdown in his career against the Jags and that seems like the upside and floor here. Take a hard pass on Mariota in this Thursday night matchup.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Indianapolis Colts
Marcus Mariota got the job done last week in Cleveland, throwing for 243 yards and three touchdowns, adding 24 yards rushing on three attempts. Considering he had just 11 touchdown passes all of last season, it was a promising start. Mariota hasn't had a multiple touchdown game against Indianapolis since 2016, which has, well, been a while. Don't count on another three-touchdown game, but Mariota obviously enjoyed having Delanie Walker back. He's a QB2 this week.

by Dale Lolley

TEN QB Marcus Mariota - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Cleveland
Given the troubles the Titans had protecting the quarterback in the preseason, that doesn't bode well for Marcus Mariota in this one -- unless the Titans can get their running game going. But that also wouldn't bode well for Mariota having a big day passing. He probably shouldn't be in your lineup this week or anytime soon until he shows he can be a more effective passer. There have just been too many duds in recent years.

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