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Bishop Sankey | Running Back

Team: Tennessee Titans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/15/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 209
College: Washington
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Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said Bishop Sankey will be active for Week 12 against the Raiders.
The Titans will need an extra body at running back while Dexter McCluster is out with a sprained MCL. Antonio Andrews and David Cobb will still get most of Tennessee's carries. Sankey isn't a fantasy option. Nov 20 - 4:59 PM

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Bishop Sankey is a healthy scratch for Week 11.

It's the second time in three weeks. This time, Sankey was left in street clothes in favor of David Cobb, who will be making his NFL debut. Sankey is only 18 months removed from being the No. 54 overall pick, but his Tennessee future is looking grim.
Nov 19 - 8:00 PM

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said RB Bishop Sankey could be inactive for Week 10 against the Panthers.

Sankey didn't play a snap in Week 9 and with David Cobb (calf) coming off injured reserve, he'll likely be a healthy scratch on Sunday. The first running back taken in last year's draft, Sankey simply hasn't panned out. Nearly half of Sankey's rushing yards this year came in Week 1 when he posted 74 yards on 12 carries. That feels like a lifetime ago.
Nov 11 - 10:53 PM

Titans sophomore RB Bishop Sankey played zero snaps Week 9 against the Saints.

The coaching staff may have changed, but Sankey remains glued to the bench. With his role on special teams also gone, it would not be surprising if Sankey becomes a weekly inactive once David Cobb is activated. A second-round pick last year, his Titans' career could be short and not so sweet.
Nov 9 - 11:51 AM

The Titans have pulled Bishop Sankey off kick returns.

Dexter McCluster will take over going forward. Sankey has been all but eliminated from the Titans' offense, and is no longer even a special teams factor.
Nov 2 - 4:49 PM

Bishop Sankey played just two snaps Week 7 against the Falcons.

He did not have a carry and failed to secure his only target of the day. Dexter McCluster paced the Titans' backfield with 39 snaps while Antonio Andrews saw 17. With David Cobb (calf) expected back in two weeks, Sankey could find himself next to Terrance West on the weekly inactive list. He can be dropped everywhere.
Oct 26 - 11:17 AM

Bishop Sankey was held without a carry in Week 7.

He failed to secure his only target. Even with Zach Mettenberger starting, the Titans continued to abandon their run game. Sankey looks to have fallen behind Dexter McCluster, who started and had five carries. Sankey is droppable in 12-team leagues.
Oct 25 - 4:57 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed three times for 13 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for seven yards in the Titans' Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

The Titans seem to have given up on the idea of Sankey as a feature back; he saw ten touches in Week 5 -- following Tennessee's Week 4 bye -- and only saw four today while Antonio Andrews logged ten. Sankey is now droppable in 12-team fantasy leagues. The Titans will face the Falcons next.
Oct 18 - 4:39 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed seven times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards Week 5 against the Bills.

Sankey earned the start, but he saw fewer carries and appeared to play fewer snaps than Dexter McCluster. Sankey created yards after contact on a couple impressive runs, but he was bottled up most of the day. With the Titans committed to a running back by committee, Sankey has almost no value in redraft. After four games, Sankey is on pace for 144 carries for 584 yards and four touchdowns.
Oct 11 - 4:16 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed five times for 10 yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 31 yards Week 3 against the Colts.

Sankey had just two touches in the first half as he played behind both Antonio Andrews and Dexter McCluster. The sophomore was more involved in the second half, but he was still clearly behind Andrews in the pecking order. After failing to separate himself from Shonn Greene last season, Sankey has now been jumped on the depth chart by an ineffective scatback and an undrafted player out of Western Kentucky. Sankey may still climb back to the top of the heap at some point this season, but right now he is not a usable fantasy asset.
Sep 27 - 4:43 PM

Bishop Sankey rushed 12 times for 42 yards in the Titans' Week 2 loss to the Browns.

He was targeted twice in the passing game, but caught neither. After a two-TD opener, Sankey was out-rushed by Dexter McCluster (10-98) against the Browns as the Titans played in catch-up mode, ultimately losing 28-14. Sankey will only be a flex option when the Titans take on the Colts in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 4:49 PM

Bishop Sankey ate up 74 rushing yards on 12 carries and a touchdown while adding another 12 receiving yards and a touchdown on two catches in the Titans’ Week 1 win over the Buccaneers.

Sankey enjoyed a productive Week 1, though it wasn’t without a few hiccups. He had an ugly drop on the Titans’ opening drive and fumbled in the third quarter, though Tennessee was able to recover it. The Titans gave Terrance West first dibs at goal-line work but he lost that privilege pretty quickly after getting stuffed on the one three times in a row. Sankey carved out a few nice runs by following his blocks and showing a good burst on the outside. He may have a slightly tougher time against the Browns in Week 2, though he probably earned enough goodwill Sunday to warrant RB3/flex consideration.
Sep 13 - 7:55 PM

ESPN Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky does not expect Bishop Sankey to open the season as Tennessee's "established lead guy" at tailback.

Kuharsky acknowledges Sankey "still ranks at the front of the line" and "has been better" than he was as a rookie, but all signs point toward the Titans employing a committee backfield to open the year. The Week 1 No. 2 back figures to be short-yardage specialist Antonio Andrews, with Dexter McCluster handling passing downs. Terrance West will eventually work into the mix.
Sep 7 - 3:22 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says his running back usage will be game-plan specific.

Whiz doesn't like his running back corps, so he's trying to become an amateur Bill Belichick. Bishop Sankey will presumably be the lead back when the Titans try to go uptempo, and David Cobb when Whiz decides he needs to ground-and-pound. Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews will mix in at miscellaneous intervals. We (slightly) prefer Cobb to Sankey in fantasy, but neither is more than an RB3.
Sep 4 - 4:12 PM

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team is open to signing another running back.

"I'm sure we’ll look and see what else is out there," said Whisenhunt. "If there’s somebody that can help us—if we need that." None of the Titans' running backs have stood out this preseason and the team is likely to employ a committee in the early going. Sankey is the favorite for early-down work with Dexter McCluster mixing in on passing downs. David Cobb will have a role when he returns from his calf injury with Antonio Andrews and David Fluellen serving as backfield depth.
Aug 30 - 10:25 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Marcus Mariota
2Zach Mettenberger
RB1Antonio Andrews
2Dexter McCluster
3Bishop Sankey
4David Cobb
GLB1Antonio Andrews
2Bishop Sankey
3RB1Dexter McCluster
2Antonio Andrews
FB1Jalston Fowler
WR11Kendall Wright
2Harry Douglas
3Tre McBride
WR21Dorial Green-Beckham
2Andrew Turzilli
WR31Harry Douglas
TE1Delanie Walker
2Anthony Fasano
3Craig Stevens
4Phillip Supernaw
LT1Taylor Lewan
LG1Byron Bell
2Quinton Spain
C1Andy Gallik
RG1Chance Warmack
RT1Jeremiah Poutasi
2Jamon Meredith
K1Ryan Succop