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Marcus Mariota | Quarterback | #8

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/30/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 222
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2015 / Rd. 1 (2) / TEN
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Marcus Mariota (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday.
The Titans only had a light workout, but it sounds like Mariota should practice fully all week. He continues to trend up after escaping Monday night's win without a setback. Mariota should have more mobility against the Browns, giving him a higher ceiling for Week 7. Oct 18 - 4:22 PM

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Marcus Mariota (hamstring) escaped Monday night's win over the Colts without setbacks.

Mariota's mobility was noticeably limited, but he played better and better as the game wore on. It was an extremely impressive effort by a player who isn't known for staying confined to the pocket. Mariota offers monster upside for Week 7 against the Browns.
Oct 17 - 5:05 PM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) said he felt good after Monday night's win over the Colts.

Mariota was clearly limited by his hamstring injury, but it did not stop him from throwing for 306 yards and a touchdown in an important divisional win. Barring a mid-week setback, he should be ready to torch the Browns on Sunday.
Oct 17 - 10:06 AM

Marcus Mariota completed 23-of-32 passes for 306 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Titans' Week 6 win over the Colts on Monday night.

Mariota missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury but returned after the one-week absence. He looked very rusty early in the game and couldn't use his mobility at any point, but the Titans' top-notch offensive line protected him all night, allowing just one sack, which was technically a run for a loss of a yard by Mariota. Mariota got more of a feel as a passer as the game went on and hooked up deep with rookie WR Taywan Taylor for a 53-yard score on a busted coverage in the fourth quarter to break a 22-22 tie. As long as he avoided setbacks and can use the practice week to get closer to 100 percent, Mariota will be an elite QB1 option next week at Cleveland.
Oct 16 - 11:49 PM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is active and starting Week 6 against the Colts on Monday night.

As expected. It was reported Sunday that Mariota would get the start, and it's now official. Matt Cassel was a total disaster last week in Miami, so even a less than full health Mariota is a significant improvement. Mariota may not be able to escape as much on a balky hammy, but he's still a legitimate QB1 in a home spot against a bad pass defense. Fire him up in redraft formats.
Oct 16 - 7:01 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms "all signs" point to Marcus Mariota (hamstring) returning for Monday's game against the Colts.

Longtime Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky first broke the news on Sunday. Mariota is expected to remain confined to the pocket more than usual, limiting his upside. Provided he avoids setbacks against the Colts, Mariota will be an appealing QB1 for Week 7 against the Browns.
Oct 16 - 2:12 PM

Titans insider Paul Kuharsky reports Marcus Mariota will start Monday night against the Colts.

It's great news for the fantasy outlooks of all Titans skill-position players. Mariota will be worth firing up in all fantasy leagues as an upside QB1 against a poor Colts pass defense.
Oct 15 - 2:34 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey admitted Marcus Mariota (questionable, hamstring) could be a game-time decision for Week 6 against the Colts.

Mularkey said Mariota could play at less than 100 percent but remains weary of putting him in a position where he could re-injure himself. "Can he play and not risk himself to further injury?" Mularkey asked on Saturday. "That's the biggest thing." ESPN Titans reporter Cameron Wolfe said Mariota progressed to dropping back in the pocket but has yet to run at a full sprint since tweaking his hamstring in Week 4. His return would be a big upgrade to the Titans' receiving corps, who struggled with Matt Cassel under center in last week's loss to the Dolphins.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 15 - 8:43 AM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) is questionable for Monday night's game with the Colts.

Mariota has been limited in practice the last two weeks. He's still not fully over his hamstring issue and could be a game-time decision. The Titans are more likely to push Mariota after Matt Cassel's Week 5 struggles. Mariota should be limited to the pocket if he plays, but his return would upgrade the outlooks of Delanie Walker and Rishard Matthews.
Oct 14 - 3:14 PM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) practiced again on Friday.

Mariota has been doing more and more each day, though he's still looking like a game-time decision Monday against the Colts. Obviously the Titans will do all they can to have Mariota available, especially after Matt Cassel's debacle against Miami in Week 5, but Mariota owners still need to have a backup plan in place.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: If he's able to start, he'll have a great matchup with the Colts, whose defense is 3rd-worst in both passing yards per game (294) and YPA (8.3). He'll carry some risk given his injury and his rushing upside could be limited. Delanie Walker would also be in a great spot with Indy ranking 29th in TE DVOA (per FO) and permitting the 7th-most PPR points to TEs. Rookie George Kittle went off for a 7/83/1 line against them. As a bonus, Walker and Mariota should come with depressed ownership. Of course, DFS players need to be willing to late swap to Jacoby Brissett and Jack Doyle.
Oct 13 - 2:48 PM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) was "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Per coach Mike Mularkey, Mariota "did more (Thursday)," and called his progress "positive." He still stopped well short of proclaiming his quarterback ready for Monday's game against the Colts, and said he will need to see "more than he has seen" for Mariota to return. Mariota appears to be truly 50-50 for Week 6.
Oct 12 - 4:42 PM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) said he is "feeling good" and likes his chances of suiting up on Monday night against the Colts.

"We’re going to take it day by day," Mariota said. "Hopefully towards the end of the week I’ll get more on my plate and hopefully I’ll feel comfortable to try and play on Monday." Coach Mike Mularkey said Mariota did more in Wednesday's practice than he did last week, but added he needs "to prove" he can move around and is not at risk of reinjury by the end of the week. Mariota is shaping up as a game-time decision, but hopefully we will have a good idea of his status by Sunday morning.
Oct 12 - 9:45 AM

Marcus Mariota (hamstring) practiced on Wednesday.

The Titans weren't required to file an injury report on Wednesday because they play the Colts on Monday night, though it's likely Mariota would have been listed as a limited participant. Per ESPN Titans reporter Cameron Wolfe, Mariota did more at Wednesday's practice than he did at any of his sessions last week, taking snaps, throwing to wide receivers and using three-step drops. Matt Cassel still took all the reps during team drills. Mariota, who said he "absolutely" hopes to play Monday night, is shaping up to be a true game-time decision.
Oct 11 - 6:25 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Monday that Marcus Mariota (hamstring) could be a game-time decision for Week 6 against the Colts.

Mularkey said the decision on whether to play Mariota "could go all the way up to the game," which is concerning for fantasy leaguers since the Titans play on Monday Night Football. Owners of Mariota will need to have backup plans in place. Mariota practiced on a limited basis all last week, but Mularkey conceded after Sunday's loss that he wasn't particularly close to playing.
Oct 9 - 3:50 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Marcus Mariota (hamstring) could return this week.

This disputes a report for NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, who said Mariota will need 2-4 weeks to recover on Sunday morning. "You can listen to NFL Network or you can listen to me," Mularkey said. "When I say day to day, I tell you like it is." Mariota did practice last week, but he was extremely limited. It seems unlikely he will be fully healthy in time for Monday night's showdown with the Colts, but the Titans could push him after Matt Cassel predictably struggled against the Dolphins.
Oct 9 - 11:38 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Matt Cassel
3Brandon Weeden
RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3David Fluellen
GLB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
3RB1DeMarco Murray
2Derrick Henry
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Rishard Matthews
2Corey Davis
3Taywan Taylor
WR21Eric Decker
2Eric Weems
3Darius Jennings
WR31Corey Davis
TE1Delanie Walker
2Phillip Supernaw
3Jonnu Smith
LT1Taylor Lewan
2Dennis Kelly
LG1Quinton Spain
2Corey Levin
C1Ben Jones
2Brian Schwenke
RG1Josh Kline
2Corey Levin
RT1Jack Conklin
K1Ryan Succop