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Shonn Greene | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/21/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 233
College: Iowa
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Titans GM Ruston Webster said the team was looking to add a back with "all-around ability."
The Titans are a lock to pick a running back during the draft, perhaps even as early as the second round. Arizona RB Kadeem Carey, Auburn RB Tre Mason, and West Virginia RB Charles Sims all fit the "all-around" mold and should be available in the middle rounds. Whoever the Titans choose will be given a strong opportunity to earn the better half of a split with veteran plodder Shonn Greene. Apr 5 - 10:58 AM
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New coach Ken Whisenhunt plans to install a running back by committee approach this season.

We already know the identity of two members of the committee. Incumbent Shonn Greene will be the early down pounder and newly signed Dexter McCluster is going to play the passing back, Danny Woodhead role. We'd also expect the Titans to use one of their mid-round draft picks on a running back. Whisenhunt already knows Greene is not a true NFL feature back.
Apr 3 - 10:35 AM

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said he likes what he's seen out of Shonn Greene on tape.

With Chris Johnson almost certainly getting his walking papers, Greene is penciled in as the Titans' starter. And Whiz seems fine with that even though the bowling ball shaped ex-Jet has averaged a pedestrian 4.01 YPC over the last four seasons and battled knee issues last year. Ideally, the Titans will add talent to compete with Greene via the draft and/or free agency. But for now, we can't rule out a two-down plus short-yardage role.
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Feb 24 - 11:42 AM

Shonn Greene rushed for ten yards on six carries in Week 17 versus Houston.

Greene wasn't involved in the passing game. He missed Weeks 2 through 6 after undergoing a knee scope but came back and did a decent job as Chris Johnson's backup and Tennessee's goal-line and short-yardage back. Greene finishes the season with 295 yards and four touchdowns on 77 carries. Greene, 29 next August, signed a three-year deal with the Titans last March and will likely be back to fill the same role in 2014. Who he'll back up remains a question.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed 19 times for 91 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Jaguars.

Greene took on a bigger role after being limited to three carries last week. He got an entire drive to himself in the second quarter and was used in all short-yardage situations over Chris Johnson. Greene's biggest play was a 29-yard power run in the second half and he converted on a goal-line carry for his only touchdown from one-yard out. The Titans will finish off the regular season against Houston in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:39:00 PM

Shonn Greene managed four yards on three carries in Tennessee's Week 15 loss to Arizona.

The entire Titans run game was bottled up against Arizona's stout run defense, leaving scraps for Greene behind starter Chris Johnson. Greene can safely be dropped from fantasy rosters for Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed nine times for 46 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

The Titans manufactured two goal-line chances early. Greene immediately came on the field for both of them, converting the first but getting stuffed on the second. Chris Johnson ended up punching that one in. Later in the second quarter, Greene busted through a hole on the left side for a 28-yard touchdown run, his longest scamper of the season. It's clear the power back is going to get some series to himself and most goal-line looks, but he won't be a flex option against the Cardinals' elite run defense in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Shonn Greene managed 39 yards on ten carries and caught a one-yard pass in the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The Titans worked in Greene for specific possessions on a sporadic basis, "changing the pace" behind Chris Johnson. Greene only has fantasy value as a handcuff or low-ceiling stash. He is not a standalone flex option.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed four times for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Oakland.

Greene got two series to himself, but otherwise watched from the sideline as Chris Johnson failed to break tackles. Since returning from his knee injury four games ago, Greene is averaging just 6.2 carries for 21.2 yards with one touchdown.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 07:44:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed three times for 10 yards in Tennessee's Week 11 loss to the Colts.

Greene wasn't targeted in the passing game. Greene was also held without a goal-line carry, as Chris Johnson cashed in scores of 30 and seven yards. With just 21 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown in three games since returning from his knee injury, Greene is hard to bill as even a desperation FLEX option, especially with CJ2K finally playing some competent football.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Shonn Greene rushed nine times for 22 yards and caught three passes for ten yards in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.

Game flow killed the Titans' running game, as the Jaguars jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it. This forced Tennessee to throw more often than it wanted. Greene will continue to be a decent weekly bet for goal-line scores, though he's nothing more than a flex option and carries little value in PPR. The Titans will face the Colts in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 05:20:00 PM

The Jaguars are ranked dead last against the run, giving up 161.8 yards per game.

The Jags have yielded more than 200 yards on the ground to opponents twice in eight games so far. It's going to be a simple gameplan for the Titans this week as they'll pound the rock with Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene. Owners in touchdown-heavy leagues can put Greene on their flex radar.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Shonn Greene rushed nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown and caught a 28-yard pass in the Titans' Week 9 win over St. Louis.

The Titans publicly pledged this week to get Greene 15 carries against the Rams. With Chris Johnson shredding and looking like the CJwhateverK of old, however, Tennessee couldn't take the football out of its best back's hands. Greene did execute on a five-yard touchdown run to open the game, and is going to remain a big part of the Titans' rushing offense as the lesser half of a one-two punch. Look for Greene to be a flex option in Week 10 against Jacksonville's generous defense.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Coach Mike Munchak said Shonn Greene should be in the "15 carries per game range moving forward if all goes well."

That's quite the increase for Greene, who has rushed just five times for 20 yards in two games played this season. Greene returned to the lineup in Week 7 after undergoing a knee scope. Following the Week 8 bye, he's apparently back to 100 percent. Greene and Chris Johnson have a juicy matchup on deck against the Rams in Week 9, and it sounds as if Greene could lead the backfield in carries. Johnson has failed to eclipse 40 yards rushing in each of his past four outings and is averaging just 2.39 YPC on his last 46 carries. He's seen increased work in the passing game, so it's possible Greene will handle early-down duties while CJ?K takes the passing-down and two-minute reps. It'll be hard to trust either player as more than a flex option until we see how it shakes out Sunday.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 04:41:00 PM

Shonn Greene rushed for two yards on one carry in Week 7 against the 49ers.

It was Greene's (knee scope) first action since Week 2. The Titans were behind on the scoreboard all afternoon, leading to a ton of passes. Tennessee also didn't get to the goal line, scoring from 66 yards out and 26 yards out on its two touchdowns. Therefore, Greene barely saw the field. He's barely on the fantasy radar. The Titans have their bye in Week 8 before taking on the Rams.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jake Locker
2Charlie Whitehurst
3Tyler Wilson
RB1Shonn Greene
2Dexter McCluster
3Jackie Battle
4Leon Washington
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Jackie Battle
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Shonn Greene
FB1Collin Mooney
2Quinn Johnson
3Jason Schepler
WR11Kendall Wright
2Michael Preston
3Lamont Bryant
WR21Nate Washington
2Justin Hunter
3Marc Mariani
4Isaiah Williams
WR31Justin Hunter
TE1Delanie Walker
2Craig Stevens
3Taylor Thompson
4Adam Schiltz
K1Maikon Bonani