Stud: Logan Ryan
The Titans’ defense has been stellar this season, and a big reason for that is the Titans’ star cornerback, Logan Ryan. Ryan has been electric this season with three interceptions and three forced fumbles. He even has 3.5 sacks, the second-most on the team.
Ryan has been all over the field, taking on some of the toughest assignments.
According to Pro Football Reference, Ryan has allowed an impressive 65.7 passer rating when targeted. If Ryan can continue his magnificent play, he might even earn himself a spot in the Pro Bowl and/or recognition as an All-Pro.
Dud: Dion Lewis
The Titans have seen the opposite of Ryan’s progression with running back Dion Lewis’ regression. Lewis was a vital piece of the Titans’ offense in 2018, particularly on third downs. Lewis’ offensive snap count has dropped from 61 percent last season to 39 percent this season.
Worse for Lewis, his dynamism has been entirely missing. Lewis has yet to break five carries or five catches in a game this season. The Titans are missing the pass-catching threat from the backfield with running back Derrick Henry not being a strong receiver. Lewis needs to find his step in the offense again and do better than his 4.2 yards per reception, which could help the Titans’ 33 percent third-down conversion rate.