Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl tight end misses practice again.
If you are looking for fantasy football players to start and you are looking at the Tennessee Titans, you must be pretty desperate.
However, the most reliable option on the team has undoubtedly been Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker.
This year he has had at least 4 receptions in all three games and when the Titans make it to the redzone he looks like someone that they want to get involved.
With tight end coach turned tight end loving Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith running the show, it looks like Walker is going to be on the field a lot as will several other tight ends and very few receivers.
So, it stands to reason that when Marcus Mariota is passing the ball he is probably going to go to Delanie Walker when possible.
That is, if he is active on game day.
Today is the second day in a row that he has missed practice and people are slightly concerned about his status heading into the game. Let me tell you now that how much or how little Delanie Walker practices during the week has nothing to do with his availability or his expected production on Sundays.
Back on his episode with Will Compton and Taylor Lewan on the Bussin with the Boys podcast, they talk about how in 2017 he only practiced on Fridays because he is such a pro that he has a firm handle on what he is supposed to do without going through any additional wear and tear.
Fridays are more of a “shake the rust off” day than any actual install or learning. So, after a short week of rest last week Walker is allowed to rest and get the most out of his body knowing how important he is to the Titans on Sundays.
If you were going to start Walker before this news then I would start him this week without any hesitation. He still screams target monster and someone who should get his chances in the red zone.
While he is probably a better fit for PPR fantasy leagues than standard fantasy leagues due to the lack of deep shots he is likely to get, he is still a solid start if you are alright rolling the dice on a slightly TD dependent option at tight end.