Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups, Week 14: Top adds with six teams on bye, playoff spots on line
The last of the byes is upon us, so, after we get through the week ahead, everyone is back in the fantasy pool. However, six teams will be sidelined in Week 14, which means there's a very good chance you're gonna need to work the wire for reinforcements with playoff spots and seeding on the line. Akers also gets a date with a generous Chargers run D in Week 17, when fantasy championships are decided. The Ravens have a string of friendly matchups through the end of the fantasy season: at Pittsburgh, at Cleveland, Atlanta, then Pittsburgh. Vegas has produced 11 sacks and three takeaways over the team's last three games, so this group has been productive for fantasy purposes.wftv.com
NFL injury tracker Week 8: Ezekiel Elliott 'doubtful' vs. Bears with knee injury
Zeke likely out for Cowboys vs. BearsThe Dallas Cowboys almost certainly won’t be playing Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday. Terrell hasn’t practiced all week since he injured his hamstring early in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday. Davis injured his knee in last weeks’ game against the Denver Broncos, and hasn’t practiced all week. Cardinals’ James Conner out vs. VikingsThe Arizona Cardinals ruled out running back James Conner this week for their matchup with the Minnesota Vikings. Landry hasn’t practiced much at all since his last game in Week 4 due to a lingering ankle injury.wftv.com
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Week 5: Scouring for pickups after latest rash of injuries
So in all likelihood, you're gonna need to hit the fantasy waiver wire this week. Gallup has an 1,100-yard season to his credit with Dak Prescott as his quarterback, so his fantasy potential is well established. It's hard to believe there's not at least one manager in every 12-team league who should be adding Gallup this week. Edmonds saved his fantasy week with a 7-yard TD reception, but he was decisively out-touched by the guy who now appears to sit atop the team's backfield hierarchy. Over the next three weeks, they face the Texans, Colts and Giants, which seems like a layup line for fantasy purposes.wftv.com
WR Corey Davis came to Jets with belief Darnold 'is the guy'
(AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)NEW YORK – Intrigue and uncertainty have surrounded the New York Jets' quarterback situation all offseason. “I’m coming in with my understanding that Sam is the guy,” Davis said during a video conference call. 3 overall pick in 2018, has struggled with inconsistency and injuries during his three seasons with the Jets. “He's the right guy to come in here and turn things around,” Davis said. ... New York signed LB Del'Shawn Phillips, who played in two games last season for Buffalo.
Lamar winless no more, leads Ravens to 20-13 win over Titans
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson celebrates after the Ravens beat the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Lamar Jackson finally has his first postseason victory — and on the road, no less. Combine that with Baltimore smothering 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry, and the Ravens look playoff tough. After the turnover, the Ravens came onto the field and started waving good-bye to the Titans — drawing a taunting penalty they didn't mind at all. “We won the division, hosted a home playoff game,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. The Ravens held Tennessee to minus-7 yards in the second quarter, the third fewest in any quarter of a playoff game since the 2000 season.
Titans vs. Jaguars: How to watch, stream, listen
TENNESSEE (8-4) at JACKSONVILLE (1-11)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBS (Not in Orlando market)OPENING LINE – Titans by 7 ½RECORD VS. SPREAD – Titans 5-7; Jaguars 6-6SERIES RECORD – Titans lead 31-21LAST MEETING – Titans beat Jaguars 33-30 on Sept. 20 at TennesseeLAST WEEK – Titans lost to Browns 41-35; Jaguars lost at Vikings 27-24, OTHow can you listen to the game? TITANS DEFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (16), PASS (28). JAGUARS OFFENSE – OVERALL (24), RUSH (22), PASS (20). He needs 32 against the Titans to become the league’s first undrafted rookie to reach 1,000 yards rushing through the first 14 weeks of a season.
Mayfield throws 4 TDs in 1st half, Browns beat Titans 41-35
The Browns had their best-scoring half ever, leading 38-7 at halftime, topping the 35 points scored in the second half at Cincinnati in 2004. The Titans made it interesting late, outscoring the Browns 28-3 in the second half. Mayfield became the first Browns quarterback to throw four TDs in the first half since Hall of Famer Otto Graham in 1951. That’s the guy that the Cleveland Browns know who he is. Tennessee opened the second half scoring back-to-back touchdowns within the first six minutes.
Colts grab AFC South tiebreaker by beating Titans 34-17
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Coaches and quarterbacks change for the Indianapolis Colts. Philip Rivers threw for 308 yards and a touchdown, and Nyheim Hines scored twice as the Colts trounced the Titans 34-17 Thursday night to grab the head-to-head edge atop the AFC South. The Colts (6-3) will host the rematch in Indianapolis on Nov. 29 after helping coach Frank Reich improve to 4-1 against Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Indianapolis took advantage of the Titans' special teams woes to score twice in the third quarter for a 27-17 lead. He passed Marino on the Colts’ first play from scrimmage with an 11-yard pass to rookie Jonathan Taylor.
Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) is mobbed by teammates after Henry scored the winning touchdown against the Houston Texans in overtime of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Watson's final TD pass put Houston (1-5) up 36-29 with 1:50 left, but a 2-point conversion attempt failed. Ryan Tannehill, who had three of his 19 career game-winning drives to start this season, drove the Titans 76 yards before finding A.J. He capped the six-play, 82-yard drive with a wildcat snap for his second TD of the game, finishing with 212 yards rushing and 52 yards receiving. Watson answered two plays later with a 53-yard TD pass to Will Fuller for a 30-29 lead with 8:37 left.
Tannehill scores 4 TDs as depleted Titans beat Bills 42-16
Malcolm Butler intercepted two passes, the second he returned 68 yards, and both set up short touchdowns for Tennessee. Kareem Orr’s recovery of a fumbled kickoff set up Tannehill’s fourth TD for 21 points off Buffalo's three turnovers. “Kudos to them, and we have a lot to learn from.”Josh Allen came in second in the NFL in yards passing. Allen's pass went off Andre Roberts' hands right to Butler, and he returned the interception 29 yards to the Bills 16. Tennessee led 21-10 at halftime after Tannehill ran in from 10 yards seconds before the half.
Undefeated Bills, Titans set to face off if testing allows
The NFL's ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night, Oct. 13, 2020, when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. (AP Photo/David Berding, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The NFL's ranks of undefeated teams should thin by one Tuesday night when the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans finally meet in a rescheduled game. The NFL first postponed, then rescheduled their Oct. 4 game with Pittsburgh to Oct. 25, and their game with the Bills pushed back two days. “As a team that’s off to a good start, we feel like we’ve got a good thing rolling here and we want to play,” Bills quarterback Josh Allen said. The Bills will be the first team to play the Titans since the NFL closed Tennessee's facility Sept. 29.
Gostkowski kicks 49-yarder as Titans beat Jaguars 33-30
This is the Titans' first 2-0 start since 2008, the most recent season this franchise won the AFC South. His final TD pass, a 14-yarder to Chris Thompson, tied it up at 30 with 7:25 left as the Jaguars (1-1) tried to snap their Music City skid. So the Titans turned to Tannehill, the quarterback who led the NFL in 2019 with a 117.5 passer rating. Tannehill opened the game finding a wide-open Jonnu Smith for 63 yards before hitting Smith for a 13-yard TD two plays later. Tannehill added a 9-yard TD pass to Corey Davis on the next drive and threw a 4-yarder to Smith late in the first half.
ODDS, HISTORY, STATS: Jaguars, Titans meet in early AFC South showdown
SPREAD - Jaguars 1-0; Titans 0-1SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 30-21LAST MEETING - Titans beat Jaguars 42-20 in Nashville, Nov. 24, 2019LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Colts 27-20; Titans beat Broncos 16-14AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. ... Titans looking for their first 2-0 start since 2008, also the last time they won the AFC South. ... QB Ryan Tannehill led 17th winning drive of his career and fourth with Titans last week. ... Tannehill threw for 14 TDs with three rushing TDs in six home games last season. ... RB Derrick Henry ran for 116 yards in opener, his seventh game with 100 or more yards rushing since the start of 2019.