The Tennessee Titans have a few fantasy gems on the team this year. Aside from the obvious Marcus Mariota, Delanie Walker, and DeMarco Murray, there are two sleepers who will produce big numbers this season for Tennessee.
DeMarco Murray demanded most of the Titans’ running back workload last year and rightfully so. He gave Derrick Henry a year of learning and experience to allow him to breakout this year. Murray will still receive most of the carries, but Henry should see an expanded role. He will hopefully get north of 10 touches per game and he falls forward for yards every single play. Because he should receive a good amount of red zone carries, he will be a valuable late round draft pick in a 12-plus team league. He would also be decent in a PPR league as Tennessee used him as a check down quite often last year.
Rishard Matthews is entering his second season with the Titans after playing with the Miami Dolphins. He was a sure handed receiver for young Marcus Mariota last year and earned his position as the number one receiver. Despite the drafting of Corey Davis and signing of Eric Decker, Titans’ beat writer Jim Wyatt reported that Matthews is the clear number one as of now. He should start the season at that position and will probably stay there all year.
Decker is a solid number two receiver, but not a number one. Davis can’t be named a number one receiver without ever seeing the field in the NFL. Matthews recorded 65 grabs for 945 yards and nine touchdowns last season. In a 10-plus team league, Matthews is a bargain in the middle to late rounds.
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