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Delanie Walker | Tight End

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/12/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 248
College: Central Missouri
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Delanie Walker caught five passes for 84 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 4 loss to the Colts.
Walker was one of the only players to show up for the Titans on Sunday. He was targeted seven times on the day, and skied up for a pass early in the game before catching a seven-yard touchdown in double-coverage late in the second quarter. After four games, Walker is on pace to catch 88 balls for 1,268 yards and 12 touchdowns. They would all easily be career-highs. Walker is setting himself apart as the most reliable option in the Titans' passing game. He's a legit TE1. Sep 28 - 4:55 PM

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Delanie Walker (shoulder) is active for Week 4 against the Colts.

Walker missed some practice reps this week, but he was never in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. Expect Charlie Whitehurst's insertion into the starting lineup for an injured Jake Locker (wrist) to benefit Walker. He's a top-end TE1 option against a Colts defense that hemorrhages points to tight ends.
Sep 28 - 11:25 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Delanie Walker (shoulder) will play against the Colts.

Walker was limited Thursday and Friday and is listed as questionable for the AFC South tilt. Titans beat writers have expressed little concern about his status. Fire Walker up as a light TE1, even with Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback.
Sep 28 - 8:51 AM

Delanie Walker (shoulder, questionable) was limited in Friday's practice.

Walker didn't practice Wednesday, then was limited on Thursday and Friday. He did tell reporters after Friday's session that he believes he has a "great chance" to play against the Colts. It looks like Charlie Whitehurst will be Walker's QB. Perhaps Whitehurst will check down relentlessly to Walker. Or perhaps Whitehurst will go 11-of-27 for 125 yards. All bets are off.
Sep 26 - 1:25 PM

Delanie Walker (shoulder) returned to Titans practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

It puts Walker on pace to suit up against the Colts. Even with Jake Locker (wrist) likely to be sidelined, Walker will be a TE1. Backup Charlie Whitehurst is among the league's preeminent check-down artists. He's going to pepper Walker and Kendall Wright with short passes.
Sep 25 - 2:51 PM

Delanie Walker (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Walker suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. His status will be updated again on Thursday.
Sep 24 - 2:44 PM

Delanie Walker caught four passes for 54 yards in the Titans' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

Walker was really the lone playmaker on offense for the Titans in their blowout loss. He was targeted seven times on the day and continues to be a big part of the game plan. Walker's best grab was a 23-yard gain on a first-quarter third-and-four. He went up and brought in a high Jake Locker pass and broke a couple tackles in the red zone, but Ryan Succop later missed the field goal. Walker will be a mid-range TE1 next week against an awful Colts defense.
Sep 21 - 5:31 PM

Delanie Walker secured 10-of-14 targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in Tennessee's Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Walker was the only player a struggling Jake Locker could find with any regularity. The catches tied a career high, while the yards were a new best. Walker's 61-yard touchdown in the third quarter was the longest grab of his career. He made a catch in traffic, destroyed CB Morris Claiborne and was off to the races with speed uncommon for a tight end. Despite the huge day, Walker remains a low-end TE1. He'll be up and down in what figures to be an inconsistent offense.
Sep 14 - 5:16 PM

Delanie Walker secured 3-of-4 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' Week 1 win over the Chiefs.

He finished fourth on the team in targets, behind Justin Hunter, Kendall Wright, and Nate Washington. Walker is a staple in Tennessee's offense, rarely leaving the field, but his role won't see much week-to-week volume, and he spends a lot of time blocking. He's a low-end TE1 at best, though one worth considering in a particularly attractive Week 1 matchup with the Cowboys.
Sep 7 - 5:31 PM

Delanie Walker caught four passes for 35 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

The catches were Walker's first of the preseason. Ken Whisenhunt's offense is tight-end friendly, but the ceiling here isn't terribly high as Jake Locker executes a game-manager role. Walker will be a blocker/security blanket and would do well to net 60 catches.
Aug 23 - 11:02 PM

The Nashville Tennessean believes "all signs point to a big year" from TE Delanie Walker.

Walker has been working on his blocking this offseason in an attempt to stay on the field on running downs. He's coming off a career year and has potential to see his targets increase in Ken Whisenhunt's tight-end friendly offense. Walker posted a breakout 60/571/6 line in 2013. The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt projects Walker to "be in the 60-catch neighborhood" again this season.
Jul 19 - 5:46 PM

Delanie Walker said he's "looking to catch 80 balls this year."

Walker had a career year last season, posting a 60-571-6 line and finishing as fantasy's No. 11 tight end. Enter tight end-friendly coach Ken Whisenhunt, who compared Walker to Antonio Gates when he got the Titans' job. OC Jason Michael is also a former TEs coach. Catching 80 passes is setting his sights extremely high, but Walker has a chance to be a major part of the offense. Walker is going undrafted in most standard 12-team leagues at the moment.
Jul 1 - 2:45 PM

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt compared Delanie Walker to Antonio Gates.

Walker is going to have a chance to be a major part of the scheme. Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Jason Michael are both former tight ends coaches who have hinted at using a lot of "12" personnel. Walker's career-best 60/571/6 line from last year will be within reach again. "Working with Antonio Gates got me excited about the position, and I think there's a lot of elements to what Delanie does that are similar in that capacity," Whiz said.
Jan 23 - 11:39 AM

Delanie Walker caught three passes for 29 yards in Week 17 against the Texans.

In his first season with the Titans, Walker set new career-highs across the board with 60 catches for 571 yards and six touchdowns. Walker particularly excelled with popgun-armed Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Walker signed a four-year deal with the Titans in March and will be back with the team in 2014. Fantasy-wise, he's really nothing more than a mid-range TE2 option most weeks.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:39:00 PM

Delanie Walker had four catches for 35 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Walker's biggest play was an 11-yard catch on fourth-and-three in the second quarter. He could have had a bigger game, but was overthrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick in the end-zone on his only red-zone target. Walker has been a solid addition to the Titans after signing a four-year deal this offseason. He'll take on the Texans in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3Dexter McCluster
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Kris Durham
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Chase Coffman
K1Ryan Succop