Tennessee Titans Rumors: Antonio Andrews Fantasy Start Option Over Bishop Sankey? Kendall Wright Best For Marcus Mariota, Dorial Green-Beckham Struggles

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Oct 01, 2015 12:13 PM EDT
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Running back Antonio Andrews #26 of the Tennessee Titans carries the ball during a NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Nissan Stadium on September 27, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. "

The Tennessee Titans have Antonio Andrews making a case to start over Bishop Sankey and fantasy owners should look at him as a sleeper pick for Week 5 after the team has a bye. Marcus Mariota has started the season well for the Titans and he has had some solid play from Kendall Wright, while fellow rookie Dorial Green-Beckham has struggled.

Andrews made an impact last week and rushed for 49 yards on 12 carries and he could be in line to start for Week 5. According to the Tennessean, head coach Ken Whisenhunt praised Andrews for his play against the Colts and while Bishop Sankey has been solid to start the season, the team could start splitting carries between those two. Sankey was out touched by Andrews in the game and moving forward fantasy owners should keep an eye on Andrews as a sleeper.

Sankey comes in after rushing for 569 yards as a rookie last season and he has 126 yards this season in three games. Sankey has been up and down this season and he had just 10 yards in the game against the Colts. Kendall Wright has been solid to start for the Titans as well and he has 13 catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns this season. Wright had a career year in 2013 and he is looking to get back to that level after dropping off a bit last season.

Mariota has been impressive to start the season and the team is very excited about what he can do moving forward. Mariota has put up eight touchdowns and just two picks this season and he is completing over 60 percent of his passes. Mariota was taken second behind Jameis Winston in the draft and while many scouts liked Winston more, he has struggled to start the season. Whisenhunt said that he sees Mariota as a potential top 10 quarterback and he likely will start over Zach Mettenberger unless an injury happens.

Mariota was looked at by many scouts as the better long term prospect over Winston, but right now he is looking better in the short term as well. Many felt that Winston would be the player to find success first, but Mariota beat the Bucs in Week 1 and has started off with some impressive play. Mariota has some solid offensive personnel with the Titans and that could lead to him finding a good comfort level in the second stretch of the season.

Green-Beckham has struggled to start the season, but the team is hoping that he can bounce back, while players like Kendall Wright, Justin Hunter, Bishop Sankey and Andrews give the team some depth in areas. Green-Beckham has great size and the team hopes he can develop into a consistent red zone target for Mariota in the future. Green-Beckham was praised by Whisenhunt after the draft for his route running and ball skills and he needs to translate that into some more production, as he has just three catches this season in three games.

Check here for more on the Titans, Andrews and Mariota.

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