College: Oregon | 5 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 222 lbs
Birth Date: 10/30/1993
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 11
Probable - Quadricep
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Mariota had arm issues last year, which seemed to plague him much of the season. This led to Mariota not living up to expectations. He did complete a career-high 69 percent of his passes but threw for just over 2,500 yards and had 13 total touchdowns in 14 games. He has not taken a step forward since his big '16 season. Mariota still has time to get it going, but this could be a make or break season for him. He is in his fifth NFL season and has a ton of talent. Mariota has good size, a great arm and can make plays on the move. He can make all the throws and also runs well at the position. Turnovers are an issue, though, and he still looks indecisive in the pocket.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Mariota has the talent to be a fantasy star but hasn't reached that potential. For now, consider him a No. 2 fantasy quarterback, capable of being a top-15 fantasy quarterback. Expect his yardage numbers and touchdown totals to increase from last year as long as he can stay healthy and gets the necessary pieces around him to give him help in the passing game. He'll get around 3,500-passing yards, 400-rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns.
After a breakout 2016 season in which he threw for 26 touchdowns to only nine interceptions, quarterbackMarcus Mariota has done nothing to prove he can repeat these numbers. Since then, he has combined for 24 TD and 23 INT. Last season, while dealing with injuries to his leg and arm, he only amassed 2,528 pass yards with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions.We are still waiting for a breakout from wide receiver Corey Davis and at this point, it looks less and less likely it will happen. Even in his best season in 2016, Mariota only attempted 451 passes and this type of low volume offense does not produce a solid fantasy quarterback, or even one who is worth drafting. With Derrick Henry looking to have a bigger role, the run game is going to take precedence over the passing game even further. Henry is not a pass-catcher. He is a bruising inside-the-tackles running back. He will require 20 to 25 rush attempts a game and with a slow offense and a defense-first head coach, the offense does not look to be in store for a bright future.Mariota is entering a make-or-break season with the Titans. If he has another bad year, he may be moving to another team in 2020. While it is unusual for a team to let go of a quarterback so young, it could happen if Tennessee feels like one of the quarterbacks in next years draft will get them to the next level in a strengthening division. If you are not playing in a two-quarterback or Superflex league, Marcus Mariota is a solid no-go as a draft pick as his ceiling is severely limited by the offense and he does not have a reasonable pathway to be a starting fantasy QB.
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Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.
Fantasy Spin: Mariota has thrown for four touchdowns over the first two games of the season but also has been held to under 250 yards in both games. He will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week and probably can be kept on the bench in most leagues.
Tennessee Titans RB David Fluellen (hamstring), CB Christopher Milton (shoulder), OL Kevin Pamphile (knee) and LB Wesley Woodyard (quad) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 17. LB Daren Bates (groin), CB Malcolm Butler (hip), QB Marcus Mariota (quad), WR A.J. Brown (knee), DB Dane Cruikshank (ankle), OL Jamil Douglas (knee) and LB Reggie Gilbert (knee) fully participated in practice.
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that quarterback Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) will practice in full on Tuesday. On a short week going up a very respectable defense, Mariota is a last-gasp QB2 in two-QB leagues on Thursday night. Tennessee's offense remains a slow-paced, run-first unit and Mariota just is way too inconsistent with the passing work that he does get. He's attempted less than 30 passes in each of the first two games of the season.
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) is dealing with a quadriceps injury, but it is not considered very serious.
Fantasy Spin: Mariota has a quick turnaround with a Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night. He completed 30-of-42 passes for just 262 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in two games against the Jags in 2018, so even if he is able to play he is not a recommended fantasy option.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's (quadriceps) injury is not very serious. In an estimation of the practice statuses on Monday, Mariota was listed as a did not practice. However, it appears he'll be fine to suit up on a short week this Thursday against the Jaguars in a tough matchup. On top of it, Mariota predictably hasn't been asked to throw the ball that much in the first two games. He had 154 yards with one touchdown in Week 2 against the Colts and will be a low-end QB2 going up against Jacksonville's shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 16. The Titans did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy players will know more about Mariota's status over the next few days. He has thrown for 402 yards and four touchdowns in the first two games but will be facing a solid Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week and could be benched if players have better options.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 19 of 28 attempts for just 154 yards and one touchdown in the team's 19-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota did add five rushes for 32 yards on the ground, but he appeared to be more timid in the passing game than we saw a week ago in Cleveland. The Titans are content to just grind the clock and play defense when the score permits, rendering Mariota nothing more than a low-end QB2 in fantasy. The Titans and Mariota will have to rebound from this poor performance quickly during the short week before they travel to Jacksonville for Thursday Night Football.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has a solid opportunity to build upon his impressive Week 1 performance with a favorable home matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Mariota, who threw for 248 yards and three touchdowns a week ago, now faces the Colts Defense who gave up 333 yards passing against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. Despite the favorable matchup, Mariota is still not a recommended option in 1QB leagues until he proves to be a consistent fantasy quarterback.
Tennessee's QB Marcus Mariota scored 26.80 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 1 win in Cleveland. Mariota threw for 248 yards on 14-of-24 with three touchdowns.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota went 12-for-24 for 248 yards and three touchdowns in the upset win over the Browns on Sunday. The 25-year-old had a subpar first-half but turned things around in the second by connecting on a 75-yard pass to running back Derrick Henry for a score before capping off the day with two more touchdown throws to tight end Delanie Walker. Mariota, who is still not a lock to start for the remainder of the season, likely did enough to secure the spot as the teams No. 1, at least for now. Look for him to be the signal-caller in Week 2 against the Colts, with Ryan Tannehill waiting for his chance to play if Mariota fails to produce.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota faces a stiff task to kick off the 2019 season. Mariota and the Titans will travel to take on the Cleveland Browns, who enter the season with exponentially more hype than they've had in recent memory. While the majority of the focus has been on Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr., and the offense, the Browns also possess one of the most talented defensive lines in the game. This may spell trouble for Mariota, who will have to play without his star left tackle Taylor Lewan (suspended) for the first four games. Expect new offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to call this game very conservatively, giving Mariota little upside in what should be a slow paced game.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota failed to connect on any of his three pass attempts and was sacked once in an 18-6 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Aug. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Injuries have played a role, but Mariota has shown no improvement in recent years despite upgrades to his supporting cast. Even in the best-case scenario, he is likely no more than a midrange QB2.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota completed 0 of 3 passes and was sacked for a safety in just two drives in the team's Week 3 preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The entire Titans offense looked out of sync in this one, only scoring six points on the night. While this was not the showing fantasy owners had hoped for, it is important to remember that it's still just preseason. Despite this, the inability of the offensive line to protect Mariota continues to be a concern for the injury-riddled quarterback, especially with the Cleveland Browns awaiting them in Week 1 of the regular season.
Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan will officially be suspended the first four games of the season after losing the appeal of his four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Veteran swing tackle Dennis Kelly will take over the blind side to start the year, but it'll be a downgrade for the offensive line as a whole and for whoever is the team's starter in Week 1 between Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has all along been expected to start in Week 1, but a report from ESPN football insider Dianna Russini states that Mariota is "not a lock" to start in Week 1 against the Browns. Theres a tone in Tennessee right now that this coaching staff just wants a quarterback to go out there and be the best quarterback there, Russini said Monday. Meaning it is not a lock that this is Marcus Mariotas job. Ryan Tannehill would be the starter if the Titans make this shocking move. Mariota is in the final year of his rookie contract and is coming off back-to-back mediocre seasons. He's also dealt with injuries off and on. Tennessee is a run-first unit, and neither Tannehill nor Mariota should excite fantasy owners very much.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota isn't a lock to open the season as the team's starter, according to camp observers and even if Mariota does beat out offseason addition Ryan Tannehill, he will have a short leash.
Fantasy Spin: Coming off last season's injury-hampered season, Mariota remains the favorite but should be valued as a QB3 for now given his track record and risk of losing his gig.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota looked sharp in limited action against the New England Patriots on Saturday, completing 6-of-9 passes for 63 yards and a touchdown strike to tight end Delanie Walker. Mariota capped off a solid week of camp with a convincing performance, leaving no room for speculation about a quarterback competition in Tennessee. Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky went as far as to say "There is no circumstance under which a healthy Marcus Mariota is not the Week One starter in Cleveland. Period." While Mariota's job is not in question, his ability to be a consistent fantasy option at a position filled with options is. Mariota is nothing more than a low-end QB2 option going into his fifth season.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been surrounded with doubt going into his make-or-break fifth season in the league. Despite recent claims that he may not be a lock to start at quarterback in Week 1, Mariota continues to outplay Ryan Tannehill in team drills. Although Mariota is expected by all credible accounts to be the team's Week 1 starter, he may not have as long of a leash anymore with a solid backup waiting at the helm. It may be wise to target Mariota at a discount in superflex dynasty formats with the current perception of his job security in the national media.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota played only one series in the team's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, going 4-for-8 for just 24 yards. While Mariota's performance was not necessarily inspiring for fantasy owners, he did look sharp on his lone drive and was hurt by a couple drops from receivers Taywan Taylor and Darius Jennings. The main concern for Mariota this preseason is to just escape without any injuries, something that has been a tall task for the young quarterback in the past.
Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota had a 'solid day' throwing the ball, especially in the red zone, during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, according to Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline.com.
Fantasy Spin: Mariota has flashed his potential as a passer and a runner for short stretches, but injuries and inconsistent play have kept him from being more than a streaming option for fantasy owners. The Titans have done their best to surround him with weapons, but he remains a QB2 with upside.