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Bishop Sankey | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 209
College: Washington
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Bishop Sankey rushed 14 times for 44 yards in the Titans' Week 16 loss to the Jaguars.
He added a nine-yard reception. One week after coach Ken Whisenhunt decided to let Shonn Greene get his "revenge" against the Jets, Sankey was reinstalled as the chairman of Tennessee's committee, but was again unimpressive. Sankey showed speed, but no wiggle, running right into defenders and then getting taken down. He averaged a mere 3.1 yards per carry, and has surpassed 4.0 just once in his past 11 games. Sankey has elite measurables, but they've yet to translate to on-field success. Dec 18 - 11:34 PM

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Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey is not in the doghouse despite getting out-touched 17-4 by Shonn Greene in Week 15.

Whisenhunt made the infamous "Revenge Narrative" a real thing against the Jets. "I felt he had some extra motivation going against one of his former teams. ... Sometimes you have to get that feeling and go with it," Whiz said. Sankey has been thoroughly unimpressive as a rookie, but giving a borderline NFL talent like Greene the work on a 2-12 team is inexcusable. The nation will be forced to watch the Titans when they play on Thursday night at Jacksonville.
Dec 16 - 10:30 AM

Bishop Sankey rushed three times for eight yards and caught one pass for 18 yards Week 15 against the Jets.

Sankey had one touch after the first quarter as Shonn Greene dominated the work against his former team. There is a chance Greene's Week 15 workload was simply an anomaly, but Sankey has not been playing well enough to warrant fantasy consideration even when his touches were secure. He is not worth owning in redraft leagues.
Dec 14 - 8:00 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed for 25 yards on nine carries in the Titans' Week 14 loss to the Giants.

The Titans got demolished, and it started early, leaving Tennessee in pass-happy mode. Sankey caught one pass for two yards. He handled 9 of the 11 carries in the Titans' backfield, but it's gotten to the point where none of the team's backs are even worth considering in the deepest of leagues. The Titans host the Jets in Week 15. Leave Sankey alone on the waiver wire.
Dec 7 - 4:41 PM

Bishop Sankey managed 42 yards on ten carries in the Titans' Week 13 loss to the Texans.

He wasn't involved in the passing game, where Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington combined for three receptions. Sankey has settled in as a low-end flex option week to week. He does get a weak Giants run defense in Week 14.
Nov 30 - 4:14 PM

Bishop Sankey suffered a stinger in the Titans' Week 12 loss to Philadelphia.

Sankey suffered the injury on a lost fumble. He returned to the game and should be all systems go for Sunday's Week 13 clash with the Texans.
Nov 24 - 4:39 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed 10 times for 37 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss at Philadelphia.

There are a lot of problems with Sankey right now. First of all, he's not showing any quickness through the hole or an ability to make defenders miss in tight spaces -- as evidenced by zero games over 4.0 YPC since Week 4. He also lost a weak fumble Sunday as Benny Logan stripped him. And finally, Sankey is losing all goal-line work to Shonn Greene and pass-down work to Dexter McCluster. Sankey would be a weak play at Houston in Week 13.
Nov 23 - 5:17 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt was impressed with Bishop Sankey's running in Monday's loss even though he managed only 38 yards on 11 carries (3.45 YPC).

"I thought he was physical, I thought he was decisive, he was better with his reads," Whisenhunt said. "Those are things where you’ve seen improvement." Whiz was slow to come around on his rookie back, but has now made a habit of defending him even in the face of mediocre performances. Sankey is averaging just 3.87 yards per carry, and has yet to surpass 61 yards on the ground. He'll be a mid-range FLEX option for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 7:35 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed for 38 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries in the Titans' Week 11 loss to the Steelers on Monday night.

He added one catch for seven yards. Sankey rumbled in for an eight-yard touchdown on the Titans' second possession following a first-play pick-six from Zach Mettenberger. Sankey broke at least two tackles on the play, looking like he could potentially be in for a solid night. However, coach Ken Whisenhunt mind-bogglingly refused to give his rookie touches, instead leaning on Mettenberger, who had a fine night. But Sankey needs to be used more. At this point, he's a low-end RB2 with the Eagles up next on the schedule in Week 12.
Nov 17 - 11:41 PM

Coach Ken Whisenhunt blamed the offensive line for Bishop Sankey's meager production in Sunday's loss at Baltimore.

Sankey rushed 17 times for just 58 yards, dropping his season YPC to 3.91. "He started off running the ball really well, but we didn't do as great a job blocking for him as it progressed," Whisenhunt said while adding that Sankey will not be adding third-down duties to his workload. The entire Titans offense projects to fare much better this week, as they host the Steelers on Monday night. Sankey will be a reasonable flex play as the clear-cut early-down workhorse against a bad defense that again will be without Troy Polamalu and Ryan Shazier. Shonn Greene was benched for fumbling last week.
Nov 11 - 12:18 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed 17 times for 58 yards and caught three balls for 19 yards in the Titans' Week 10 loss to the Ravens.

Shonn Greene was benched after an early goal-line fumble, and Dexter McCluster suffered a knee injury, never to return. So Sankey was largely an every-down back against Baltimore, and showed some chain-moving ability while handling 20 touches as coach Ken Whisenhunt called a brutally conservative game. Sankey is a solid prospect, but isn't quite as quick as he was billed to be coming out of the University of Washington, and doesn't run with much power. He runs like a less-aggressive Knowshon Moreno. Sankey will continue to be an underwhelming flex option when the Titans take on the Steelers in Week 11.
Nov 9 - 4:20 PM

ESPN's Paul Kuharsky expects the Titans to "lean more" on Bishop Sankey in Sunday's game against the Ravens.

With Baltimore losing Jimmy Smith to I.R. this week, the Titans plan to attack the Ravens' secondary. Sankey plays in all three-wide sets over Shonn Greene, and will get the majority of snaps. The Titans' clear lead back, Sankey is averaging 13 carries over the last four games. Sankey is still just an RB3/FLEX against the Ravens' top-ten run defense.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 8 - 3:37 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed for 35 yards on nine carries in the Titans' Week 8 loss to the Texans, adding four catches for 25 yards.

Shonn Greene got the "start" for the Titans, but rushed one time for one yard. Sankey is clearly the guy in the Titans' backfield, but with the Titans getting blown out all afternoon, there wasn't much opportunity to pile up any yards on the ground. It's been a long first half of the season in Tennessee, and won't get any better. Sankey is barely an RB3. The Titans go on their bye before traveling to Baltimore in Week 10.
Oct 26 - 4:46 PM

Bishop Sankey will start Sunday's Week 8 game against the Texans even though Shonn Greene (hamstring) is active.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn't happy with Sankey running out of bounds late in a loss to the Redskins last week and we know about the "footwork" concerns, so it's good to see Sankey still has the starter's title. Expect Greene to mix in for 6-8 carries Sunday and possibly steal any goal-line looks. Sankey is a RB3/flex kind of play.
Oct 26 - 11:52 AM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt expressed displeasure with Bishop Sankey after the rookie ran out of bounds late in Sunday's loss to Washington.

The Titans were trying to salt clock and wound up losing the game. Sankey also had a critical drop on a screen pass that would've gone for a first down and then some. Sankey has been far from perfect during his rookie year, but he's still Tennessee's best option when everyone is healthy. Sankey will continue to be an RB3/flex when the Titans take on the Texans in Week 8.
Oct 20 - 5:02 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Charlie Whitehurst
2Jordan Palmer
3Zach Mettenberger
RB1Bishop Sankey
2Shonn Greene
3Leon Washington
4Antonio Andrews
GLB1Shonn Greene
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Leon Washington
2Bishop Sankey
FB1Jackie Battle
WR11Kendall Wright
2Derek Hagan
3Rico Richardson
WR21Nate Washington
2Kris Durham
WR31Derek Hagan
TE1Delanie Walker
2Chase Coffman
3Matthew Mulligan
K1Ryan Succop