Titan Fantasy Outlook
Fantasy football never sleeps. Like the rest of the fantasy fanatics, I am always looking for the inside scoop. Who are some sleepers? Which players will breakout? Who will be the main Titan fantasy contributors this season?
Last season, the Tennessee Titans offense failed to live up to the lofty expectations set for them. This season, after house cleaning some coaches, the offense is primed for significant fantasy contribution. Who are the Titan fantasy players to look at? Below are some players I expect to not only be solid fantasy contributors but exceed the expectations set for them.
QB Marcus Mariota
Last season, in ESPN standard scoring, Marcus Mariota finished as the 18th ranked quarterback. New offensive coordinator, Matt LaFleur, looks to utilize Mariota’s aggressive dual-threat quarterbacking talents. LaFleur’s past offenses have thrived by maximizing the quarterback’s individual talents. Look for Mariota to have more designed runs, more quick screens, and more play action passes. This provides him with a steady floor and a higher ceiling than in his three prior seasons. With a healthy offseason and a staple of young weapons at his disposal, expect a big season for Mariota. I expect Mariota to be a top 10 fantasy quarterback this season.
RB Derrick Henry
This wasn’t a question after DeMarco Murray was released by the Titans earlier this season. However, all of that buzz around Henry blew away with the signing of former Patriot Dion Lewis. The dust has still yet to settle, but Henry is a bulldozer with excellent speed and tons of explosive burst. While he lacks the proven pass catching ability of Dion Lewis, Henry is clearly the superior runner.
The new zone blocking offensive scheme is tailor-made for fast, powerful backs to consistently rip off large chunks of yardage. Henry has had some issues with vision, but the new blocking scheme should open up more well-defined running lanes. Going into this year Henry is projected between RB 23-25. Expect Henry to be a top 15 fantasy back if he develops consistency finding running lanes.
WR Corey Davis
Davis struggled with a myriad of leg injuries all last season. He and Mariota never really had much time to develop a connection in the offseason. Davis is a talented route runner and contested ball catcher who showed flashes of dominance last season. With the recent departure of Eric Decker, 83 targets are up for grabs. Davis is healthy this season after commanding 19.3% of targets while injured last season. Expect Davis to be the beneficiary of a lot of Decker’s vacant targets. It’s safe to say Davis could see a 26-27% target share next season. I see Davis as WR 13-15 next season.
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