2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Tennessee Titans
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Titans finished 7-9 last season, so things weren't all the bad with the team. The defense played better than the last few seasons, which helped matters for the team. The offense still was very inconsistent, though, and needs to be much better this season if the Titans hope to finish .500 or better. Much of the offense depends on Jake Locker. Will Locker finally take that step forward this season? If he is, this is the season with quarterback guru Whisenhunt at the helm. We aren't completely sold on Locker, meaning a season similar to last year seems likely for the Titans.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Justin Hunter had a quiet rookie season in a reserve role but did have a couple big games, showing his potential. He'll get his shot for a much bigger role this season. Hunter is a top big-play threat in this offense with a ton of talent. He probably is the most talented receiver on the roster. New coach Ken Whisenhunt will find ways to get Hunter involved in the offense and reach his potential. He has a real shot to post big numbers this season.
FANTASY DUD
Running back Shonn Greene was supposed to split work with rookie Bishop Sankey this season but Greene had offseason knee surgery, clouding his status going forward. He missed a lot of offseason workouts, giving Sankey a shot to run away with the running back job. We just don't see Greene playing a big role in the offense this season. Sankey is a much more explosive back with more potential for big things. Greene will get sporadic work in a reserve role.

Team Notes

Oct 27, 04:43 PM Tennessee Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) are expected to return to practice this week, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Oct 26, 05:22 PM Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger turned the ball over twice (one interception, one fumble lost) in his first career start in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, but he also threw for 299 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: It was in impressive first start for Mettenberger, who should continue starting for the Titans. He has some potential in a starting role.
Oct 26, 11:42 AM The Tennessee Titans have declared RB Antonio Andrews, QB Charlie Whitehurst, CB Coty Sensabaugh, DT DaQuan Jones, WR Kris Durham, TE Taylor Thompson, OT Will Svitek inactive for Week 8.
Oct 25, 12:02 PM Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested Friday, Oct. 24, and charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.

Fantasy Impact: Not good. His status for the game this week is up in the air this offense. Stay tuned.
Oct 24, 03:52 PM Tennessee Titans CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) are listed as doubtful for Week 8. LB Quentin Groves (ankle) is listed as questionable, while DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) is listed as probable. Sensabaugh did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 24. Thompson and Groves were limited during practice, while Pitoitua fully participated in practice.
Oct 24, 03:42 PM Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

Fantasy Impact: Greene should return to the lineup this week and cut into the work of Bishop Sankey.
Oct 24, 03:42 PM Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (hand) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 8.

Fantasy Impact: Locker is going to play this week but will serve as the No. 2 quarterback for the Titans.
Oct 23, 11:22 PM Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger prides himself in his strong arm, WR Kendall Wright said, and the team is hoping that Mettenberger can bring a new element to a passing attack that ranks 27th in the NFL in completed passes of 20 or more yards.
Oct 23, 05:52 PM Tennessee Titans RB Shonn Greene (hamstring) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 23.
Oct 23, 05:52 PM Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) was limited for the second day in practice Thursday, Oct. 23.
Oct 23, 05:42 PM Tennessee Titans LB Quentin Groves (ankle) and CB Coty Sensabaugh (knee) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 23. DE Ropati Pitoitua (hand) and TE Taylor Thompson (knee) were limited.
Oct 23, 05:34 PM Tennessee Titans QB Zach Mettenberger has been named the starting quarterback for Week 8, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. QB Jake Locker will serve as the backup quarterback.

Fantasy Impact: He isn't worth using for fantasy teams just yet but could help if he shows well in the coming weeks.
Oct 23, 01:32 PM Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (thumb) will return to the starting quarterback job when he is healthy, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The team has decided to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans with Locker still recovering from his injury.

Fantasy Impact: We'll see. We wouldn't count on anything right now with this situation. Mettenberger could keep the job if he plays well.
Oct 23, 09:41 AM The Tennessee Titans have been fielding calls from teams for WR Nate Washington, who recently lost his starting job to WR Justin Hunter. Washington is in the final year of a six-year, $26.8 million contract. He is making $4.8 million this season.
Oct 23, 02:33 AM The St. Louis Rams auditioned free-agent WR Skye Dawson (Buccaneers) and WR Derek Moye on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Moye was eventually claimed by the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Oct 22, 11:03 PM The Tennessee Titans plan to start QB Zach Mettenberger in Week 8 against the Houston Texans, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday, Oct. 22. Indications are Mettenberger was informed of the decision Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Fantasy Impact: He'll likely be the starter the rest of the way unless he plays really poorly.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Wesley Woodyard, LB; Michael Oher, OT; Dexter McCluster, WR; Shaun Phillips, DE. 

Losses:
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB; Chris Johnson, RB; Kenny Britt, WR; Alterraun Verner, CB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  11 Taylor LewanOL
 # 2  22 Bishop SankeyRB
 # 4  12 DaQuan JonesDL
 # 4  22 Marqueston HuffDB
 # 5  11 Avery WilliamsonLB
 # 6  2 Zach MettenbergerQB
 # 6  10 Lache SeastrunkRB
 Undrafted Travis CoonsK
 Undrafted Antonio AndrewsRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Kansas City
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Dallas
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Cincinnati
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     Cleveland
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Jacksonville
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     at Washington
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     Houston
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     at Baltimore
11     Nov 17 8:30PM     Pittsburgh
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Houston
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     New York Giants
15     Dec 14 4:05PM     New York Jets
16     Dec 18 8:25PM     at Jacksonville
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Indianapolis
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