Fantasy Sleepers on the Tennessee Titans Roster
By Kyle Zwiazek
Fantasy Football season is here and we are all looking for the best sleepers in every fantasy draft. Here are some under-the-radar Tennessee Titans that may help your fantasy team to a championship.
Ryan Succop – K
The best way to pick a kicker in a fantasy draft is to look at the team and the offense the kicker has to kick for. If a team has a high-scoring offense, then their kicker will likely get plenty of opportunities to score. That is where Succop comes in. He is a consistent kicker that plays for a team that hopefully will score a lot of points this year. The beauty of this pick is that Succop will most likely be available at the end of your draft. He is a solid kicker that projects to average about nine points a week in standard fantasy formats. Take the Tennessee Titans’ kicker in the last round of your draft and you may have one of the more productive kickers in fantasy football.
Rishard Matthews – WR
Rishard Matthews is less of a sleeper than you might think. Last season, the Titans’ number one receiver had the 19th-most fantasy points in standard fantasy formats. Being a top 20 wide receiver is an accomplishment. The interesting thing about it is most people do not give Matthews the credit that he deserves. He scored nine touchdowns and had 945 receiving yards. Those numbers may dip a little bit because the Titans offense is extremely expanded. Matthews’ numbers can possibly go up, though, because Marcus Mariota will take another step as starting quarterback.
Eric Decker – WR
Another wide receiver that could have a potentially great season is Eric Decker. Decker is only one year removed from having a 1027 yard season with 12 touchdowns. Keep in mind that Decker’s quarterback that year was Ryan Fitzpatrick. Now that Decker has a real starting quarterback again, there should be a great opportunity to succeed. The key for Decker is that he is healthy going into the 2017 season. If Decker is healthy, he is one of the better wide receivers in the league. He is worth a shot late in your draft and could help lead your team to a championship.
Tennessee Titans – Defense
One of the more undervalued parts of the Titans’ roster is their defense. Of course, the secondary is one of the weaker ones in the league, but the rest of the defense is strong. Dick LeBeau is the mastermind behind the 3-4 defense that the Titans employ. They will surely be able to rack up a decent amount of sacks and tackles. The defense should also hold teams to a decent amount of points. That is really the name of the game for defenses in fantasy football. If the Titans’ defense can hold teams to less than 14 points a game, they will be a great pickup for any fantasy team.