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The Tennessee Titans will travel to Chicago in Week 12 where QB Matt Barkley is preparing to start.
Jay Cutler (shoulder) is doubtful, making Barkley the third different starting quarterback in Chicago this season. Barkley's only other game action in Chicago came in Week 7, when he completed six of 15 passes and threw a pair of interceptions. The Bears depth chart has been hammered by injuries and suspensions, making the Titans D/ST a top-tier streaming option in Week 12. Nov 24 - 11:11 AM

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Tennessee linebacker Derrick Morgan has recorded a sack in four consecutive games.

Morgan has 5.5 sacks during the streak, one short of his career high, and has boosted the Tennessee pass rush that is third in the NFL in sacks. Despite pressuring opposing quarterbacks, the Titans D/ST won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 9 at San Diego after failing to make a fantasy impact in three-straight soft home matchups in Weeks 6-8.
Nov 2 - 6:31 PM

The Tennessee defense has turned in consecutive six sack performances and will face Indianapolis' Andrew Luck in Week 7, who has been sacked an NFL-high 23 times through six weeks.

Ryan Tannehill and Cody Kessler were victims of the Tennessee pass rush over the last two weeks and Luck is on deck for the Titans. Tennessee is currently fifth among NFL defenses in sacks this season, and the Titans D/ST is a top streaming target for fantasy owners in Week 7. As an added bonus, the Titans host Blake Bortles and Jacksonville in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 3:32 PM

The Tennessee Titans doubled their season sack total in Week 5, dropping Miami QB Ryan Tannehill six times.

Tennessee has quietly been solid on the defensive side of the football and will look to build upon a solid Week 5 performance when they host Cleveland in Week 6. The Browns are a mess at the quarterback position and will likely start banged up rookie QB Cody Kessler on Sunday, making the Titans D/ST a prime streaming candidate. The Tennessee D/ST is currently owned in just 10 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Oct 12 - 3:43 AM

The Tennessee Titans are one of six NFL teams that failed to record a sack in Week 1.

Pressuring the opposing quarterback has been a point of emphasis from coach Mike Mularkey this week for the Titans. "If you want to look at teams that get sacks and don't, you'll look at the win-loss column. That ratio is definitely a factor in the outcome of the game," Mularkey said. The Nashville Tennessean notes that the Titans averaged 3.33 sacks per game in wins last season and only 2.23 sacks in losses. The Titans D/ST will be off the fantasy radar in Week 2 at Detroit.
Sep 17 - 7:52 PM

The Titans will face one of Indianapolis' many backup quarterbacks in Week 17 with Andrew Luck, Matt Hasselbeck, and Charlie Whitehurst injured.

A starter has yet to be named for the Colts, but the candidates include Josh Freeman, Ryan Lindley, and Stephen Morris. It's not a pretty situation for Indianapolis, and vaults the Titans D/ST into the streaming conversation for Week 17. The Titans D/ST is owned in just 12 percent of Yahoo leagues and is worth picking up for fantasy teams in need of defensive help this week.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 12:12:00 AM

With QB Brian Hoyer dealing with a concussion, the Houston Texans will likely be led by QB Brandon Weeden in Week 16 against Tennessee.

Weeden turned in a decent performance in Week 15 after taking over for the injured T.J. Yates (knee), but Tennessee will still be in a favorable position with Weeden drawing the start. Of the numerous NFL teams facing backup opposing quarterbacks this week, the Titans are at the back of the pack in terms of preference when streaming fantasy defenses. Tennessee has coughed up 34.0 points per game over the last three weeks but are still worth checking out as a potential streamer for fantasy teams in need.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 02:49:00 AM

The Tennessee defense has forced just five turnovers in the last five weeks while allowing 27.8 points per game.

The Titans have struggled defensively and their turnover issues won't be solved this week when they face the New England Patriots, who have given the ball away just 12 times this season. The matchup on the road at New England is a rough one for the Titans D/ST that won't be anywhere near the fantasy radar this week. A home date with Houston in Week 16 is more appetizing but this group has not played well in recent weeks.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 04:33:00 AM

Tennessee CB Perrish Cox was tabbed as a key player for the Titans in Week 14 by the Nashville Tennessean as he is expected to spend time covering Brandon Marshall.

The Tennessee defense allowed a big game to Jacksonville's Blake Bortles in Week 13, and Cox was part of the group that allowed Allen Robinson to explode for 153 yards and three touchdowns. Cox will now see Brandon Marshall in Week 14, who has 83 catches and 1,062 receiving yards already this season. The Titans D/ST will be a middling Week 14 fantasy option on the road against the Jets.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 01:02:00 AM

Tennessee has allowed more than 100 rushing yards just once since Week 7.

The success against the run has not translated into wins, but it is encouraging for the Tennessee defense. "It’s about fitting our gaps, being where we’re supposed to be, which has been a big emphasis. If you get one guy out of a gap, you’re going to get smoked. Our guys have done a good job of fitting the gaps real well," said coach Mike Mularkey. The Titans D/ST has also racked up 20 sacks over the last five weeks and will be a back-end top-10 fantasy option on Sunday against Jacksonville.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 03:37:00 AM

The Tennessee defense has racked up 13 sacks over the last three weeks.

The Titans currently sit fourth among NFL defenses in sacks, with 31 on the season. Week 12 will bring a difficult challenge for the Titans, as the Oakland Raiders have allowed just 13 sacks in 2015, tied for the fewest in the league. "Those guys are number one in the league not giving up sacks and we’re (fourth) in getting sacks, so it’s going to be a great match-up," said Titans LB Brian Orakpo. The Titans D/ST is a middle-of-the-road fantasy option this week against Derek Carr and the Raiders.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 03:30:00 AM

The Nashville Tennessean tabbed LB Brian Orakpo as one of the keys to Thursday's game between Tennessee and Jacksonville.

Orakpo will face off with Jaguars T Luke Joeckel as he attempts to continue his solid pass rushing contributions. The Titans LB has four sacks over his last three games and is a valuable member of the Tennessee D/ST that has 27 sacks in 2015. The Titans D/ST will be a top-10 fantasy option in Week 11 as they travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars, who have allowed 28 sacks in nine games.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:45:00 AM

The Tennessee Titans will face the Carolina Panthers and their league-leading rushing attack in Week 10.

The Carolina offense averages 142.3 rushing yards per game and is led by the bruising duo of Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart. Tennessee has been mediocre against the run in 2015 slotting 17th among NFL defenses in run defense, but has given up just 117 total rushing yards over the last two weeks. The Titans D/ST will face a stiff test on Sunday and will be just outside the top-12 fantasy options in the matchup with Carolina.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 02:58:00 AM

The Tennessee defense could be without cornerback Jason McCourty on Sunday, who is dealing with a groin injury.

Anything less than a fully healthy secondary will be an issue for the Titans as they travel to New Orleans to face Drew Brees, who threw for 505 yards and seven touchdowns in Week 8. The Titans D/ST will not be an advisable fantasy start this week on the road against the Saints.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 03:15:00 AM

The Tennessee Titans will be facing a committee of Houston running backs when they take on the Texans without RB Arian Foster.

Foster is out for the season with an Achilles' injury, leaving Alfred Blue, Chris Polk, and Jonathan Grimes to handle the rushing duties for Houston. "When I saw them earlier, without Foster, they played all three of their backs and they’re all quality NFL backs. I think there’s only one Foster. But I don’t think you can sleep on any of them, to be honest with you. And I expect them to use all three of them," said Titans assistant coach Dick LeBeau. The Titans D/ST will be a startable Week 8 fantasy option on the road against the Texans.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 04:05:00 PM

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PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Marc Mariani
WR21Tajae Sharpe
2Kendall Wright
3Harry Douglas
WR31Kendall Wright
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Phillip Supernaw
4Jace Amaro
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Josh Kline
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Sebastian Tretola
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop