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Delanie Walker | Tight End | #82

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 248
College: Central Missouri
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (175) / SF
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Delanie Walker (hamstring, questionable) sounded unsure about his Week 3 status.
"We’ll see how I feel and go from there," Walker said. "We’re just trying to do the best plan to see if I can play on Sunday." The comments don't shed much on Walker's status. Even if he does suit up, he could be limited. Owners need to set up a backup plan. Sep 24 - 1:21 PM

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Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders after missing Friday's practice.

Walker missed Wednesday's session, was limited on Thursday, and was held out on Friday, which constitutes a downgrade. Even if Walker is indeed active versus Oakland, he will be tough to trust as a surefire fantasy TE1. The Titans are very thin in the pass-catcher corps, which is concerning for Marcus Mariota. Tajae Sharpe will likely have to do the heaviest lifting.
Sep 23 - 2:12 PM

Delanie Walker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Raiders.

Walker blames the hamstring "tweak" on Lions defenders holding him last week. He apparently stretched with the team at the start of Friday's practice, but didn't do much else. We're looking at a possible game-time call. While we still anticipate Walker playing, his absence would likely translate to a few more targets for Tajae Sharpe on the off chance Walker can't go.
Sep 23 - 12:59 PM

Delanie Walker says he "tweaked" his hamstring because Lions defenders were holding him in last Sunday's win over Detroit.

"I did it in the game. They were holding a lot," he said. "Their defense was holding a lot, and it made me tweak my hamstring a little bit." This sounds humorous, but in Walker's defense the Lions did commit an incredible 17 penalties in Week 2. Walker returned to a limited practice on Thursday and remains on track to play in Week 3 against the Raiders, where he'll be an elite TE1.
Sep 23 - 9:42 AM

Delanie Walker (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

He was "limited." Walker is fully on track for Sunday's game. Walker is off to another terrific start with nine catches and 125 yards through two games. He's a no-brainer TE1 in a plus matchup against Oakland.
Sep 22 - 2:34 PM

Delanie Walker (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Walker appeared to be fine in Sunday's win over Detroit but must have strained his hamstring somewhere along the way. He'll need to put in at least a limited practice by the end of the week to have any chance of playing Sunday against Oakland. Walker's absence would open up more targets for Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews.
Sep 21 - 4:38 PM

Delanie Walker caught 6-of-6 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 2 upset of the Lions.

The Titans promised Walker would be more involved and he was, dusting the Detroit defense in the middle of the field and turning in a standout fantasy performance capped by a 30-yard touchdown throw from Marcus Mariota. The Titans proactively fed Walker on tight end screens. It remains slightly concerning that Walker has only 11 targets through two games, but he will continue to be a strong TE1 option in Week 3 against the Raiders.
Sep 18 - 4:17 PM

Coach Mike Mularkey admitted the offense should have done a better job getting Delanie Walker more involved early in the Week 1 loss to the Vikings.

His five targets were fewer than Andre Johnson and the same amount as Harry Douglas. That should never happen in 2016 with Johnson at his advanced age and Douglas as ineffective as they come. Look for the Titans to make better use of Walker this week against the Lions, who gave up three combined touchdowns to Colts TEs Dwayne Allen (1) and Jack Doyle (2) in the opener.
Sep 14 - 9:57 AM

Delanie Walker caught 3-of-5 targets for 42 yards Week 1 against the Vikings.

The line would have been even worse, but Walker caught two passes for 36 yards on a meaningless final touchdown drive. He finished the game with the same number of targets as Harry Douglas and two fewer than Andre Johnson. If the Titans want to move the ball through the air, they need to get Walker more involved. He will be a borderline TE1 next week against the Lions.
Sep 11 - 5:16 PM

After Delanie Walker left the Titans' third preseason game due to "not feeling right," coach Mike Mularkey assured that Walker is "fine."

Walker exited in the first quarter due to a "loss of breath," but apparently it was an innocuous scare. While Tajae Sharpe has been ripping up August, Walker has managed one preseason catch for nine yards. He remains a top-ten TE1.
Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

Delanie Walker left the Titans' third preseason game after the first quarter with an apparent illness.

CBS Sports' Tracy Wolfson reports Walker "didn't feel right" and "couldn't catch his breath." He walked back into the locker room and is officially questionable to return. Walker played a few snaps but was not targeted before exiting. The issue does not appear serious right now, but it is a situation to monitor.
Aug 27 - 9:19 PM

ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky expects Delanie Walker to lead the Titans in targets.

Walker led Tennessee with 133 targets last year. The Titans project to be more run heavy with the additions of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, making him likely to decline from his 94/1,088/6 line. Walker is currently getting drafted as the TE6.
Source: ESPN
Aug 20 - 9:30 AM

Delanie Walker has the 10th-highest target share in the league last season.

Walker was the target on 26.9 percent of the Titans' passes when healthy, the largest percentage among tight ends. With Rishard Matthews now in town and Dorial Green-Beckham perhaps poised for a step forward, that number will likely come down. Add in what could be a run-heavy approach (#ExoticSmashmouth), and Walker could see a sharp decline from the 133 targets he banked last year. Despite a top-five finish last season, he is more of a back-end TE1 this time around.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 10:56 AM

Titans signed TE Delanie Walker to a two-year, $14.7 million extension through 2018.

The deal includes $8.2 million guaranteed. Walker was owed $4.28 million in the final year of his contract. The new deal locks him up through 2019 (his age-35 season). Walker is coming off career highs in catches (94) and yards (1,088) in his first season with Marcus Mariota. He'll return as the top possession target in Tennessee's offense, but could take a step back with the additions of Rishard Matthews, DeMarco Murray, and Derrick Henry. The Titans anticipate a second-year leap from Dorial Green-Beckham, while Kendall Wright returns healthy.
May 6 - 6:32 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Delanie Walker could be asked to block more this season.

The offense figures to be more balanced following the addition of DeMarco Murray, which will likely lead to more blocking snaps for Walker. With Kendall Wright healthy, Dorial Green-Beckham developing, and Rishard Matthews now in town, Walker will also likely see his target share decrease. One of the most consistent fantasy tight ends last season, Walker could take a step back this year.
Apr 21 - 9:38 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3Antonio Andrews
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Tajae Sharpe
2Andre Johnson
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Kendall Wright
3Harry Douglas
WR31Andre Johnson
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Phillip Supernaw
4Jace Amaro
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Josh Kline
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Chance Warmack
2Sebastian Tretola
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop