Why Marcus Mariota’s fantasy football outlook is better than you think
There are four reasons why Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s fantasy football outlook is better than you think.
People are understandably down on Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in fantasy football this season, but there are reasons for optimism.
As it stands now, Mariota is going undrafted in many leagues and can be had for free through waivers. The fears are that he’s injury prone and that the Titans offense normally doesn’t produce many big fantasy assets in the passing game.
Another concern is that Mariota is dealing with yet another new offensive coordinator, but the Titans have done a good job in keeping things in-house and hiring Arthur Smith as the offensive coordinator, which means Mariota will have some continuity from last year.
Would we recommend taking him as your No. 1 option at the position? No, but if you’re looking for a second option at quarterback or plan to stream QBs during the season, Mariota is a solid bet to answer the bell in most weeks.
What’s most fascinating about Mariota is that he’s playing out the fifth year of his rookie deal without an extension in place. While that is a strong indication of the doubts surrounding Mariota’s future, the 25-year-old will have extra motivation to prove he deserves a long-term deal.
Let’s take a look at why Mariota is not only a smart investment, but also why he could end up being your top quarterback by season’s end.