Michael Preston - #14 - Wide Receiver - 6'5" - 213lbs
Sat. Dec 7, 2013 | STATS
News: The Tennessee Titans promoted Michael Preston from the practice squad Saturday and waived center Kevin Matthews.
Impact: Preston has played four games for the Titans this season and has caught one pass for 4 yards. He appeared in four games with the Titans last year and had five receptions for 59 yards.
News: Wright (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing fully both Thursday and Friday.
Impact: Wright, who has been targeted a total of 30 times over his last three games, has amassed 71 catches (en route to averaging 70 receiving yards per game) in 12 games to date, good for seventh place overall among NFL wideouts.
News: Williams (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing fully both Thursday and Friday.
Impact: Given that Williams last caught a pass back in Week 9, and has just 14 catches for 146 yards in eight games overall, a wait-and-see approach is in order for fantasy owners, even if the wideout does suit up Sunday.
News: Stevens (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after practicing in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday.
Impact: Fellow TE Delanie Walker is questionable as well, though with just two catches this season, Stevens is off fantasy radar these days.
News: Coach Mike Munchak will make a decision on Walker's (concussion) Week 14 status after working the tight end out Saturday morning, the Nashville Tennessean's John Glennon reports.
Impact: After not practicing this week, Walker is listed as questionable, as is fellow tight end, Craig Stevens. Taylor Thompson waits in the wings if Walker and/or or Stevens are limited at all or out Sunday against the Broncos.
News: Walker (concussion) did not practice Friday, the Nashville Tennessean's John Glennon reports.
Impact: We'll have to see how the Titans list Walker later Friday, but with him and Craig Stevens both banged up, Taylor Thompson could see more opportunities in the passing game Sunday against the Broncos.
News: Stevens (concussion) returned to a limited practice Thursday, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Meanwhile, Delanie Walker (concussion) was unable to practice but still hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. Stevens is seemingly on track to return, while Walker looks questionable. In the unlikely event that neither tight end suits up, starting duties would presumably fall to Taylor Thompson, who has just nine career receptions to his name.
News: Though Walker (concussion) did not practice Thursday, coach Mike Munchak was encouraged by the amount of off-field work his tight end participated in, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Walker still needs to pass concussion tests, leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Broncos in doubt. If he doesn't return to practice Friday, Walker probably won't be able to suit up. Fellow tight end Craig Stevens (concussion) was able to get in a limited practice Thursday, making him the top candidate to replace Walker in the starting lineup. If neither concussed tight end is able to play, Taylor Thompson is next up on the depth chart.
News: Wright (ankle) practiced fully Thursday.
Impact: Look for Wright -- who was limited Wednesday -- to be listed as probable by the Titans once they release their final injury report in advance of Sunday's game against the Broncos.
News: Wright (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday.
Impact: Wright was limited last Wednesday as well and graduated to full practice participation Thursday and Friday, an outcome that figures to be duplicated this week.
News: Stevens (concussion) could practice Thursday, The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: Stevens did some running on a side field Wednesday, with his Week 14 status of added import, given that Delanie Walker (concussion) missed practice on Wednesday.
News: Williams (hip) practiced Wednesday for the first time since November 10, The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: Williams, who was officially limited Wednesday, is on track to play this week, according to coach Mike Munchak, though the wideout is off the fantasy radar until he gets a full and productive game in.
News: Walker (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: The report adds that Walker will be out until at least Friday, a situation that clouds the tight end's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Zac Diles - #54 - Linebacker - 6'2" - 245lbs
News: Diles will be released by the Titans, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Diles saw time in just two games this season and now will be free to seek employment elsewhere.
Visanthe Shiancoe - #80 - Tight End - 6'4" - 250lbs
News: Shiancoe will sign with the Titans, Mike Garafolo of FOXSports.com reports.
Impact: With Delanie Walker (head) and Craig Stevens (concussion) both banged up, the Titans will bring Shiancoe aboard for some security depth at tight end. Shiancoe has not actually played in the NFL since 2011.
Collin Mooney - #42 - Running back - 5'10" - 238lbs
News: Mooney (knee) is likely headed for injured reserve, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Mooney suffered a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the Colts, and it sounds like it will end his season. Quinn Johnson was re-signed Tuesday to take over as starting fullback.
Quinn Johnson - #45 - Running back - 6'1" - 255lbs
News: Johnson agreed to a contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Terry McCormick of 102.5 The Game reports.
Impact: Released by the Titans as part of an injury settlement earlier this season, Johnson has agreed to return to Tennessee. He'll presumably inherit the role of starting fullback, with Collin Mooney (knee) likely headed for IR.
Mon. Dec 2, 2013 | STATS
News: Johnson had 69 rushing yards on 18 carries in Sunday's loss to Indianapolis.
Impact: It was his third touchdown reception of the season that made fantasy owners happy. He now has six touchdowns in his last six games after reaching the end zone just once in his first six.
News: Walker (head) will not return to Sunday's game against the Colts, The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports.
Impact: Walker owners are left with just one catch for five yards. With Craig Stevens inactive, Taylor Thompson is the Titans' only healthy tight end.
News: Pollard (illness) recorded five tackles and an interception in a loss Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: The eight year safety recorded his third interception of the season Sunday against Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck. While his fantasy production has been a bit inconsistent, he is certainly a guy to consider in deeper IDP leagues. Pollard has recorded solid tackle numbers on the season (74) and could be a nice flier, if your IDP team is looking for a weekly filler. The Titans travel to Denver in Week 14.
Jurrell Casey - #99 - Defensive Tackle - 6'1" - 305lbs
News: Casey had five tackles (four solo) and one sack in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
Impact: Casey recorded his eighth sack of the season Sunday, good for 18th in the NFL. While his tackle numbers remain low, he has consistently supplied his fantasy owners with solid sack production through 13 weeks of the season. The Titans travel to Denver on Sunday to play a Broncos' offensive line that ranks 15th in the NFL in sacks allowed.
News: Hunter had one catch on five targets for nine yards Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: After a six-catch, 109-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 12, Hunter came back to earth with a thud Sunday. He's been an incredibly inconsistent receiver lately, recording 51, zero, 109, and nine yards in each of the past four weeks. He'll look for one of his bigger performances in Week 14 against the Broncos.
Nate Washington - #85 - Wide Receiver - 6'1" - 183lbs
News: Washington had five catches on six targets for 81 yards Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: Washington extended his scoreless streak to eight games, scoring his last touchdown in Week 4 against the Jets (when he had two). His 81 yards Sunday was his highest total, since that Jet game and he remains a relatively limited fantasy option in most leagues.
News: Wright (ankle) had six catches on 11 targets for 77 yards Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: Wright continues to be a popular option for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, getting targeted 30 times in the last three games. Over that span, he's averaging seven catches for 86.7 yards per game and will look to increase that next week at Denver.
Shonn Greene - #23 - Running back - 5'11" - 233lbs
News: Greene had 10 carries for 39 rushing yards and one catch on one target for one receiving yard Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: Greene continues to work as Chris Johnson's primary backup, which limits his ability to score on goal-line opportunities when they happen.
News: Johnson had 18 carries for 69 rushing yards and six catches on seven targets for 32 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: Johnson's touchdown was his third in the past three games, including two against the Colts in Week 11. He still only has one 100-yard game this season and doesn't have a great matchup in Week 14 to break that, with a trip to Denver on tap.
News: Fitzpatrick completed 21-of-37 passes for 201 yards, with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday against the Colts. He also had eight carries for 54 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Impact: Fitzpatrick scored his rushing touchdown on a one-yard run in the second quarter, before throwing a one-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson in the third. He connected with seven different receivers on the day, although he struggled a bit, after tight end Delanie Walker, who has been a very popular target for Fitzpatrick recently, was forced from the game with a concussion in the first quarter. His three-game streak without an interception ended in spectacular fashion, nearly doubling his season total in one game. He'll look to be more careful with the ball in Week 14, against a Broncos team that picked off 13 passes prior to Sunday.
News: Walker is being evaluated for a concussion, The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Walker made one catch for five yards, prior to exiting Sunday's game. It's unclear whether he'll return to the action, but if he indeed suffered a concussion, Walker's day will be done.
News: Pollard (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impact: Pollard missed practice Thursday, but got a full practice in Friday, ahead of this weekend's game. He's got 69 tackles and two interceptions this season, giving him some fantasy IDP value in deeper leagues.
News: Wright (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impact: Wright was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant Friday, ensuring his ability to go Sunday. The wideout has been especially good as of late, averaging 7.3 catches on 9.3 targets for 87 yards over the last three games, including a touchdown in Week 12 against the Raiders.
Fri. Nov 29, 2013 | STATS
News: The Tennessee Titans will be without Williams on Sunday against the Colts.
Impact: Williams will miss his third consecutive game with a hip injury.
News: Pollard (illness) is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impact: Pollard practiced fully Friday and appears set to start at strong safety for the Titans as usual on Sunday.
News: Wright (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against the Colts.
Impact: Wright -- who is averaging close to six catches and has recorded 69.4 receiving yards per game to date -- is good to go for Sunday's game after full practices both Thursday and Friday.
News: Stevens (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: With just two catches for five yards to date, Stevens' absence is a hit to the Titans' TE depth, but not really to fantasy owners.
News: Williams (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Colts, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: The emergence of fellow wideout Justin Hunter in Week 12 helps cushion the impact of Williams' continued absence.
News: Pollard (illness) did not practice Thursday, the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: More on Pollard's status Friday, but with 69 tackles and two picks in 11 games to date, he remains on the IDP radar these days.
News: Stevens (concussion) did not practice Thursday, the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: With just two catches for five yards to his credit, Stevens' Week 13 status affects the Titans' TE depth more than it does fantasy owners.
News: Wright (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: Coach Mike Munchak indicated that that the wideout is on track to play Sunday against the Colts and Thursday's full practice participation supports that assumption.
News: Wright (ankle) returned to the practice field Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: The report suggests that Wright appeared to be moving around much better on his sore ankle Thursday, which supports the notion put forth by coach Mike Munchak that the wideout is on track to play Sunday against the Colts.
News: Wright (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: Despite being limited Wednesday, Wright is on track to play Sunday against the Colts, according to coach Mike Munchak.
News: Stevens (neck) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, the Titans' official site reports.
Impact: Stevens has more of a role in the running game as a blocker than starter Delanie Walker, so even if he is cleared to play, he wouldn't hold much fantasy value outside of deeper, two tight end leagues.
News: Coach Mike Munchak hopes that Washington can bolster the Titans' return game, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Washington never got rolling with the Patriots this season, but he'll add depth to the Titans at running back, in addition to potentially filling a void in the team's return game.
News: Coach Mike Munchak described the prospect of Williams (hip) playing on Sunday against the Colts as "a reach," Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: The emergence of fellow wideout Justin Hunter in Week 12 lessens the urgency for Williams to rejoin the Titans' wideout mix, however.
News: Though Wright (unspecified issue) practiced on limited basis Wednesday, he will play Sunday against the Colts, according to coach Mike Munchak, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.
Impact: It's unclear as to what's ailing Wright, but at this stage his Week 13 status does not appear in any danger.
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | STATS
News: The NFL has upheld the one-game suspension of Titans safety Michael Griffin as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
Impact: Appeals officer Matt Birk upheld the suspension Tuesday after Griffin appealed the punishment that will keep him out of Sunday's game at Indianapolis. Griffin was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of a 23-19 win Sunday for a hit on Oakland tight end Mychal Rivera. He went low, hitting Rivera as the tight end went to the ground after attempting a catch. It was Griffin's second violation this season and fourth since 2011.
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | RotoWire
News: The Titans are expected to sign Washington, the Tennessean reports.
Impact: Washington will return kicks for the Titans, but likely won't see much work on offense. He played in two games for the Patriots this season, where he only received one carry. In a corresponding move, Devon Wylie was released to make room for Washington on the 53-man roster.
Tue. Nov 26, 2013 | STATS
News: The NFL has suspended Griffin one game without pay as a repeat offender of the league's rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
Impact: The league announced the penalty Monday from Merton Hanks, the NFL's vice president of football operations. Griffin cannot practice or play Sunday against Indianapolis or take part in any football activities with the Titans until Dec. 2.
Mon. Nov 25, 2013 | STATS
News: Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 71.4 percent of his passes (30 of 42), threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Titans to a 23-19 win at Oakland.
Impact: The win was Fitzpatrick's first as a starting quarterback this season. At 5-6, the Titans are currently the leaders among AFC teams for the second wild card.
Mon. Nov 25, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Griffin was suspended for one game for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera (concussion) on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: As a result, Griffin will miss Week 13's game against the Colts, unless the NFL's decision presented Monday is overturned on an appeal.
News: Walker had five catches on nine targets for 46 yards in Sunday's win at Oakland.
Impact: Walker failed to score for the first time in three weeks, but he was still heavily involved with nine passes thrown his way. Next week, he'll face an Indianapolis squad that he lit up for 10 catches and 91 yards in Week 11.
Rob Bironas - #2 - Kicker - 6'0" - 208lbs
News: Bironas made all three of his field goals, along with two extra points Sunday against Oakland.
Impact: Bironas now has not missed a field goal since week 5, and proves to be as reliable as it gets.
News: Griffin racked up eight tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win against Oakland.
Impact: Griffin led the Titans in tackles Sunday, and was seemingly all over the field. He'll try to keep it up next week, when Tennessee takes on Indianapolis on the road.
News: Wright caught six passes for 103 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Oakland.
Impact: Wright's now caught 22 passes in his last three games, but found the endzone for the first time since week 2.
News: Hunter caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-19 win over Oakland.
Impact: Hunter caught all six of the targeted passes thrown his way and was the Titans' leading receiver. He showed no signs of the concussion he suffered a couple of weeks ago. With Kendall Wright stepping up this year, Hunter should be able to produce consistently for the Titans down the stretch.
News: Johnson rushed for 73 yards on 20 carries in Sunday's 23-19 win over Oakland on Sunday.
Impact: Johnson also caught three passes for eight yards, but failed to find the endzone. He had to earn every yard Sunday, as his long run was just twelve yards. He'll try to hit paydirt in Tennessee's next game against Indianapolis.
News: Fitzpatrick completed 30-of-42 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Impact: Fitzpatrick earned himself a game ball on his birthday, as he had himself quite a day. Since taking over for the injured Jake Locker November 10th, Fitzpatrick has thrown for five touchdowns and no interceptions. He'll try to keep his momentum going in the right direction, when Tennessee travels to Indianapolis next week.
Moise Fokou - #53 - Linebacker - 6'1" - 243lbs
News: Fokou (knee) is listed as active Sunday in Oakland, The Tennessean reports.
Impact: After spending the past four games on the sideline, Fokou and his 40 tackles will be available. However, because he's coming off a knee sprain, his snap count may be held in check in his initial outing.
News: Hunter (concussion) is active for Sunday's game in Oakland, The Tennessean reports.
Impact: A concussion, sustained in the Titans' last outing, put Hunter's ability to take the practice field in question, but after full practices both Thursday and Friday, he is available for deep-league consideration. The Raiders' defense has been quite yielding this season, allowing 11 touchdowns to wide receivers, which could prove to be fruitful for the rookie wideout.
Sat. Nov 23, 2013 | RotoWire
News: Washington (ankle) was released by the Patriots on Saturday, ESPN Boston's Field Yates reports.
Impact: Washington has just one carry and one kick return this season, so his release shouldn't have much of an impact. Given his solid reputation around the league, it won't be surprising if Washington catches on elsewhere, even though he's lost quite a bit of his explosiveness.
News: Hunter (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Impact: Hunter practiced fully both Thursday and Friday and should be a go Sunday, though he remains a fantasy dart these days, last having scored in Week 4.
Moise Fokou - #53 - Linebacker - 6'1" - 243lbs
News: Though Fokou practiced fully this again Friday, he is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Impact: If he does play Sunday, Fokou could see limited snaps, so a wait-and-see approach is in order here from IDP owners.
News: Washington (ankle) is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Shane Vereen back in action, Washington's availability is only of real import to the Patriots' return game/RB depth.