The Tennessee Titans have Marcus Mariota ready to start again in Week 10 after dealing with a knee injury and he is coming in as the AFC offensive player of the week after a strong performance in Week 9. The Titans have activated Davis Cobb and he is worth a look for fantasy owners along with Antonio Andrews, Kendall Wright, Bishop Sankey, Dorial Green-Beckham and Delanie Walker for the Titans.
Tennessee fired their head coach in Ken Whisenhunt before last week and the team rebounded with a win against the Saints in Week 9. Mariota was able to return from a knee injury and was excellent, completing 28 of 39 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns to get the victory. The Titans play in the terrible AFC South and they actually are in the mix for the division if they can get things together for the back stretch of the season.
Mariota has been having a very solid rookie year and his play on Sunday earned him the AFC player of the week award on offense. Mariota improved his numbers to 13 touchdowns and five interceptions and he is completing 65 percent of his passes as a rookie. Mariota likely will not win rookie of the year with the way Todd Gurley is playing, but he has proved to the Titans this season that he can handle being an NFL quarterback.
The Titans have struggled overall this season, but when the team is clicking on offense they have a pretty solid unit, with players like Antonio Andrews, Kendall Wright, Bishop Sankey, Dorial Green-Beckham and Delanie Walker all contributing. The team now has another name to add to the mix with David Cobb, who was activated for Week 10 after coming off of the IR. Cobb was drafted this year and was expected to help back up Bishop Sankey, but he dealt with a calf injury in the preseason and was sidelined.
Cobb was eligible to come back last week, but the Titans did not activate him and now he has the chance to play against the Panthers in Week 10. The Titans released Terrance West and now Cobb can slot in with Andrews, Dexter McCluster and Sankey on the depth chart. Fantasy owners have had a tough time with the Titans RB rotation, as Sankey is considered the starter but Andrews has been getting more work in recent weeks. Cobb may complicate things a bit, but he is worth a look in deeper leagues and keeper leagues heading into the second half of the season.
Sankey has been disappointing overall this season and with Andrews coming in after a strong game in Week 9, expect him to get the bulk of the carries moving forward. Andrews had 88 yards last week to lead the team and had over 100 total yards against the Saints. Kendall Wright reportedly will not practice Wednesday and he could be out for Week 10. If Wright is out, expect more targets for Walker, Green-Beckham and Harry Douglas on offense.