Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football Roundup


The Tennessee Titans were not expected to be a fantasy football relevant team. Last year was a disaster on both offense and defense, resulting in the Tennessee Titans being dubbed a “fantasy wasteland”. Through 2015’s first three games, though, the Titans are showing that they have firepower at nearly every position, as well as from a team defense standpoint. Let’s take a look at how our players have fared in fantasy football so far in 2015.

(Note: all rankings/stats taken from Yahoo! standard scoring settings leagues)


Marcus Mariota has been deemed a “project” ever since he declared for the NFL draft. If these first three weeks are any indication of how this season will play out, then he is no longer a developmental “project”. He has been calm, cool and collected in the pocket, slicing and dicing every defense he has faced so far. This initial success has resulted in him being a legit QB1, the 7th-best quarterback in fantasy football so far. The most incredible part is that he’s doing this without the rushing stats that many believed would elevate him to a potential fantasy stud in his rookie season. If he begins to produce on the ground, his ceiling will be face-to-face with the heavens.

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Running Backs

Bishop Sankey

After a blowup Week 1 in which he torched the Buccaneers for 86 total yards and two touchdowns, Sankey has since been extremely quiet. Ken Whisenhunt‘s running back shenanigans seem to still be in play, and Sankey doesn’t have transcendent talent to stick out in the rotation. Regardless of that, Sankey is still somehow the 18th-best fantasy running back. It’s hard to determine how he will fare for the remainder of the season. His fantasy production is a week-to-week tossup at this point.

Antonio Andrews

Andrews looked really good in his season debut against the Colts last week. He went for 61 total yards and a touchdown, and also had a touchdown called back due to holding. He outshined Sankey, and looks more comfortable as a pass catcher as well, but it will still be a week-to-week proposition in terms of who will get the most carries for the Titans. That said, another strong week from Andrews and he may start to truly separate himself as the back to own in fantasy football.

Dexter McCluster

Really only a deep league PPR option, McCluster came out of nowhere to put up 12.4 fantasy points in Week 2 against a porous Browns run defense. That good game was sandwiched in between two non-eventful performances. He isn’t much of a fantasy option as a strict passing-down back.

Wide Receivers

Kendall Wright

Easily the Titans’ most reliable pass-catching option, Wright has been solid in fantasy football as well. He’s the 19th-best receiver in fantasy, and that success should continue as he has built a nice rapport with Mariota. He had a stinker in Week 2 as the whole offense struggled against a tough Browns pass defense, but totaled 196 yards and two touchdowns in his other two games. Keep him rolling in your lineups as a WR2/3.

Dorial Green-Beckham

It is time for DGB to get more playing time. He has made two huge touchdown catches in consecutive weeks, using his big body and length to outreach and outmuscle Joe Haden and Vontae Davis, respectively. If the Titans use the bye week to get DGB more involved, the offense will benefit greatly, as will DGB as a fantasy receiver. Dorial Green-Beckham as a starter in real life could very well translate to a potential WR2/3, as he is a dangerous touchdown scorer.

Harry Douglas

Big free agent signing Harry Douglas has turned 16 targets into 53 yards (52-year old Jerry Rice could do better) and a lone touchdown. There is zero reason for him to be playing ahead of DGB, but it is still happening. Hopefully the Harry Douglas Starter Experience ends its bad trip soon.

Justin Hunter

The guy just can’t put it together. At this point in his career, it’s fair to wonder if he ever will. He shouldn’t be owned in any fantasy league.

Tight End

Delanie Walker is only the 17th-ranked tight end, but his rank would be much higher if he hadn’t missed Week 2 with injury. Delanie went for 43 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and his return in Week 3 resulted in a solid line of seven catches for 68 yards. Mariota seemed comfortable throwing to him often last week, as he racked up 10 targets. Walker is a key cog in this Titans passing offense, and will continue to be a TE1 for the rest of the season.


Tennessee’s defense last year was among the worst units in all of football. That obviously translated poorly into fantasy football as they were the 26th-ranked fantasy defense. Through three games in 2015, their defense is currently ranked 13th in fantasy football. Much of that can be attributed to their dismantling of Jameis Winston in Week 1, but they’ve indeed looked much improved this year. New additions Brian Orakpo and Da’Norris Searcy have been impressive, and top cornerback Jason McCourty is due back soon. This defense has a chance to stick as a top-12 unit for the rest of the year with a rather soft schedule on tap.

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