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Week 5: Tennessee Titans DraftKings Report

Senior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs looks at each position player on the Tennessee Titans to determine whether they are worthy of a spot on your Week 5 DraftKings lineup!


Tennessee Titans


Marcus Mariota (DK - $5,400) – At this point of the season, Mariota will go down as a bust. He only has four TDs with none in his last two games. On the year, he has fewer than 275 yards passing in each game with minimal value as a runner. Maybe the lack of health by his top TE has been part of his failure. His WRs can't make plays (41 catches for 479 yards and one TD on 81 targets). His one weapon is a running back that hurts his upside. Miami allowed 7.8 yards per pass with five passing TDs. I wish I saw a spark. His best help with come with a change in rotation at the WR position. Real tough to trust.


DeMarco Murray (DK - $7,200) – After four games in the 2016 season, Murray has been an undervalued asset in the Fantasy market. He has over 20 Fantasy point in each game while paying high dividends in the daily games. He now leads the NFL in Fantasy scoring in PPR leagues (24.40 points per game). His success has pushed Derrick Henry to a minimal role. Last week DeMarco was on the field for 63 of 66 possible plays compared to nine by Henry. Overall, Murray averaged just over 21 touches per game with high value in catches (19) and TDs (5). His downside is his rising salary (Week 1 - $5,300, Week 2 - $5,700, Week 3 - $6,300, and Week 4 - $6,900). This week DeMarco has the 3rd highest salary ($7,200) at RB behind David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell. This week he'll need close to 30 Fantasy points to be an edge for his price point. The Dolphins allow 3.7 yards per rush with RBs scoring three TDs. In 2015, Miami struggled vs. passing catching backs (84/737/8) with multiple bad games (13/114, 14/110/1, 9/70/3, 7/80/1, and 7/95/1). This season backs have 18 catches for 95 yards. Murray will get over five catches this week with a very good chance of a receiving TD. His floor will be relatively high, but he needs over 100 yards with possibly a second TD to pay off.


Derrick Henry (DK - $3,400) – Henry was only on the field for nine plays last week as DeMarco has pushed him to the bench with his high level of success. After four games, Derrick has 97 yards rushing on 27 rushes with three catches for 50 yards. Losing flier at this point of the year in all formats.


Tajae Sharpe (DK - $4,400) – Sharpe continues to be on a negative path. Over his last three games, Tajae has nine catches for 96 yards on 21 targets. He did finish with WR1 snaps (58) for Tennessee. With no resume of an impact game in his career, he is a tough buy. WRs have 62 catches for 802 yards and four TDs on 95 targets against the Dolphins. Miami has plenty of risk in the secondary, but Sharpe doesn't look ready to make them pay.


Andre Johnson (DK - $3,200) – Johnson is slated to start this week in place of Rishard Mathews in Week 2. Last week Andre was in the field for WR2 snaps (37 of 66 plays) leading to three catches for 33 yards on five targets. He’s only caught seven of his 17 targets in 2016 with a TD. Andre has almost scored four TDs this year with three lost due to a drop, one-yard line, and a penalty. This old man may surprise and he really only needs 16 Fantasy points to pay off.


Delanie Walker (DK - $4,700) – Walker doesn’t appear to be healthy. Last week Delanie was on the field for 35 of 65 plays compared to 30 by Anthony Fasano and 31 by Phillip Supernaw. In 2015, the Titans threw to the TE position 40 percent of the time leading to 200 targets and 134 catches. This year TEs have only 16 catches for 226 yards and a TD on 29 targets, which accounts for 20 percent of the QBs completions. This week he isn't on the injury report, which is positive for his success. TEs have 17 catches for 262 yards and a TD on 22 targets against Miami. Last year he had eight catches for 97 yards on ten targets vs. the Dolphins. Not playing at a high level, but he has the game to do so. I don't trust him yet.

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