College: Central Missouri | 13 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 248 lbs
Birth Date: 8/12/1984
2019 Bye Week: 11
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 TE
Walker played just a game, suffering a broken ankle the first week of the season. He did not return, finishing with four receptions for 52 yards. He had at least 800 yards four straight seasons before last year. He will be 35 years old before the start of the season but should remain the starter for the Titans. Walker is a well built tight end with decent speed. Once he gets the ball, he is tough to bring down at around 250 pounds. Walker will struggle at times with dropped passes but improved on that area a lot since his move to Tennessee. He can be the most reliable target in the Titans passing attack.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Walker isn't flashy but gets it done for fantasy teams. He might have a hard time being a top-10 fantasy tight end once again, though, at this stage of his career. He could slow down some this year, especially since he is returning from a major injury. Consider him a low-end No. 1 or top No. 2 fantasy tight end. He can get around 65 receptions for 750 yards and six or so touchdowns.
Walker is being drafted as the 11th TE, behind guys like Vance McDonald and David Njoku. Walker is certainly getting up there in age, but he's the still the focal point of this Titans offense and we've seen bright signs out of camp early. His broken ankle held him out of 2018 entirely, but he finished sixth best at TE in 2017 with 74 catches and 807 yards. Walker went onto ESPN just a week ago and advised us fantasy owners to not give up on him. This Titans offense has it's strongest outlook since the CJ2K days and Walker is going to be the leading veteran if he can stay healthy. He has the upside to be a top five tight end you can grab him in the last few rounds of your draft.
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Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker only played two drives in his first action since Week 1 of the 2018 season, but that was enough for him to catch two passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. It seems Walker and quarterback Marcus Mariota are picking up right where they left off prior to Walker's season-ending injury. Walker remains a solid late-round value pick at tight end, but expect his ADP to start to creep up as we get closer to fantasy draft season.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker caught both of his targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in a 22-17 preseason loss to the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 17.
Fantasy Spin: Walker missed all but one game last year, and while his best days are behind him, he has always been one of Marcus Mariota's favorite targets. Walker is still worth a look as a low-end TE1.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker participated in team drills against the New England Patriots on Thursday as he continues to work his way back from the injury he sustained in Week 1 of the 2018 regular season. Walker received praise from both coaches and reporters following his play on Thursday, with Titans senior writer Jim Wyatt stating that "He's looking like his old self." Walker continues to be an excellent late-round value pick at TE for any owner who misses out on the elite tier of tight ends early in the draft. He delivered 807 yards and three touchdowns in his last full season.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) said Thursday, Aug. 13, he expects to play against the New England Patriots in his team's second preseason game.
Fantasy Spin: Walker has slipped down the fantasy ranks this year and is a low-end TE1. WRs Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Adam Humphries figure to lead the pass-catching corps, with second-round pick WR A.J. Brown a high-upside option. The Titans will also continue to be extremely run-focused with RBs Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker spent the majority of the first week of training camp working off to the side individually during the team portion of practices. Despite participating in team drills on Friday, Walker admitted that he was still "a few weeks away" from being back to his old self. This news is expected for the veteran tight end who missed all of last season with an ankle injury. Expect Walker to sit out all of the preseason for the Titans in order to prepare for a Week 1 return to action. Despite his age and the added arsenal of weapons in the passing game, Walker still has the talent and opportunity to return low-end TE1 production in 2019 and is a bargain selection in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, in the opinion of Titans Online's Jim Wyatt. Tight end Jonnu Smith (knee), whose season ended in Week 14, isn't a lock to be ready after having missed all of the offseason workouts. Walker could be on the Physically Unable to Perform list during training camp, but the veteran should be ready for Week 1. The 34-year-old is more of a risk now than ever as a TE1, but he could come at a nice value later in drafts if he can stay healthy. After all, he has had at least 800 receiving yards since 2014 if you take out last year's injury.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's website.
Fantasy Spin: Walker recently stated he wasn't sure if he would begin camp of the Physically Unable to Perform list, but he was optimistic he would be ready for the season opener. The Titans have little reason to rush the 35-year-old, who has been Marcus Mariota's favorite target since the latter entered the league. If he can return to form, it should come as no surprise if Walker has at least one more low-end TE1 season left in him.
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) isn't sure whether he will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list or not, telling The MMQB that he'll 'leave it up to the coaches.' Walker did return to the field during organized team activities and felt good about his progress, according to The MMQB.
Fantasy Spin: While Walker's recovery - or at least his return to full-scale workouts - has taken longer than expected, it doesn't sound like he's in any real danger of missing games, although the Titans may choose to ease him into camp and preseason action. Assuming he is 100 percent by some point next month, he's a fine TE1 choice who should come at a discounted price.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) should be a full participant at the start of training camp, in the opinion PaulKuharsky.com's Paul Kuharsky.
Fantasy Spin: Walker missed a majority of the 2018 season because of the injury but has had a lot of time to rehab his ankle. He should have a solid role in the passing game if he is healthy and can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Tennessee Titans TEs Delanie Walker (ankle) and Jonnu Smith (knee) were not at mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 11.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) took part in 7-on-7 drills at organized team activities while he works his way back from a season-ending ankle injury last season. He was injured in the season opener in 2018 and managed four catches for 52 yards before his season ended. Walker, going into his age-35 campaign, had 100-plus targets each of the previous four seasons and has been a strong TE1 option for fantasy owners in the past. He still could be good in 2019, but make sure not to overvalue him coming off a serious injury in a run-first offense.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) was able to participate in 7-on-7 drills during practice Thursday, May 30.
Fantasy Spin: Coming off an injury, the veteran tight end isn't likely to provide a lot of explosive plays at this stage in his career. However, he has always been one of Marcus Mariota's favorite targets, and he could still provide low-end TE1 production as Mariota's safety valve.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is making progress in his recovery from his ankle injury. I feel like Im in the 85 percent range, the Titans tight end said Tuesday. Today I felt fast getting out of my breaks, and I was catching the ball well. Always a good sign. It was the first time he practiced on the field since Week 1 of last year when he suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The veteran tight end was a full participant in individual drills but watched most of the team drills. Walker doesn't have a timetable for a return and said he's shed "a few pounds" but is officially listed at 248 pounds. Entering his age-35 season, he will be just two years removed from a five-season stretch in which he had at least 60 catches each season. A bounce-back season could be in the cards with better health, but Walker will be drafted as a risk/reward low-end TE1 this year.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) estimates he is 'in the 85 percent range' in terms of his recovery from the season-ending ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 of last season. Walker practiced for the first time since before the injury Tuesday, May 21, and appeared to be moving well and cutting smoothly, according to Erik Bacharach of the Tennessean.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) doesn't have a timetable for his return to full health. Walker had been a very reliable TE1 with the Titans before suffering a season-ending injury in Week 1 of last season. He had just four catches for 52 yards before his season came to an end. The 34-year-old should be ready for the 2019 season, but we'll need to keep an eye on his progress this summer. He still has the skills to put up fantasy-relevant numbers, but you're probably better off selecting him as a high-end TE2 entering the season if he's healthy. The Titans also have Jonnu Smith coming off an injury.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) told The Athletic's John Glennon on Monday, April 15, that he remains without a timetable to return to full health regarding the ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 last season.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is expected to be ready for the 2019 season, but his status for offseason workouts is uncertain, according to general manager Jon Robinson.
Fantasy Spin: Walker has been one of the most consistent tight ends over the last few seasons and should have a major role in the passing game next season. He likely will be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.