Tennessee Titans
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Kevin Rader
Kevin Rader Bumped to active roster
Sat, Sep 30, 2023, 3:18 PM
The Titans elevated Rader to their active roster Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: This is the first time Rader has been called up this season after joining the team's practice squad on Aug. 30. If he's active for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, he'll fill into a depth tight end role behind Chigoziem Okonkwo, Trevon Wesco and Josh Whyle.
DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins Gets green light for Week 4
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 3:29 PM
Hopkins (ankle) was a full practice participant Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: The lingering ankle issue had resulted in Hopkins carrying a questionable tag into the Titans' last two games, but he suited up on both occasions and combined for seven receptions for 88 yards and no touchdowns on 12 targets. That level of production was lower than what fantasy managers had been accustomed to seeing from Hopkins, but his outlook could be brighter for Week 4 now that he's seemingly in a better spot on the health front than he has been for either of the past two games. Additionally, the Titans will be without No. 2 wideout Treylon Burks (knee) on Sunday, removing one potential challenger for targets from the equation.
Kyle Philips
Kyle Philips Expected to practice next week
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 1:16 PM
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that he expects Philips (knee) to begin practicing next week, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Philips opened the season on injured reserve with an MCL injury but will be eligible to make his season debut in Week 5 against the Colts. The slot receiver isn't on fantasy radars outside of the deepest of formats, but once healthy, Philips could unseat Nick Westbrook-Ikhine for the No. 3 wideout role behind DeAndre Hopkins and Treylon Burks (knee).
Chris Moore
Chris Moore Could see more targets sans Burks
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 1:13 PM
Moore is in line for a larger role Sunday against the Bengals with Treylon Burks (knee) ruled out, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Burks has filled the starting role opposite DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) through the Titans' first three games, but even though Hopkins is set to play through his own lingering injury, there should be more opportunities available for both Moore and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine with Burks out. Moore has drawn only five targets so far this season, but he's made the most of his limited opportunities, turning two of those five looks into gains of over 30 yards.
Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks Ruled out this week
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 1:04 PM
Burks (knee) won't play Sunday against the Bengals, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: With Burks unavailable, look for the Titans' Week 4 WR corps to be led by DeAndre Hopkins, Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chris Moore. Burks will now target a potential return to action Oct. 8 against the Colts.
Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks Not practicing Friday
Fri, Sep 29, 2023, 12:52 PM
Burks (knee) wasn't present for Friday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Burks was limited Wednesday and didn't practice Thursday, so the wideout's continued absence from Friday's session clouds his status for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Further context on that front will arrive once the Titans' final injury report of the week is posted, but if Burks is out or limited this weekend, added Week 4 opportunities alongside DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) would be available for Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chris Moore.
DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins Logs limited practice Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 3:53 PM
Hopkins (ankle) was limited at practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Hopkins practiced fully Wednesday, but given that he's been managing an ankle issue of late there's a decent chance that his listed limitations Thursday are more a matter of maintenance than indicative of a setback. Friday's final injury report will clarify whether Hopkins approaches Sunday's game against the Bengals with an injury designation or cleared to play in Week 4.
Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks Misses practice Thursday
Thu, Sep 28, 2023, 2:02 PM
Burks (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Burks was limited during Wednesday's session, so his absence Thursday represents a step back in terms of activity. The Titans haven't revealed whether Burks' downgrade in participation was the result of a setback, or more a matter of the Titans managing the wideout's practice reps. Friday's injury report will reveal whether Burks approaches Sunday's game against the Bengals with an injury designation or is fully cleared to play.
Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks Limited with knee wrapped
Wed, Sep 27, 2023, 3:44 PM
Burks (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Per John Glennon of the Nashville Post, Burks had a significant wrap on his left leg during practice. The second-year wide receiver injured the knee during training camp but has played through the injury in Tennessee's first three games. A full showing Thursday or Friday would put Burks on track to suit up Sunday against the Bengals.
Julius Chestnut
Julius Chestnut Going to IR
Tue, Sep 26, 2023, 3:26 PM
Tennessee placed Chestnut (hamstring) on its injured reserve list Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: After sustaining a hamstring injury during Sunday's 27-3 loss at Cleveland, Chestnut will now have to sit out at least Tennessee's next four games as he recovers. He's the second Titans running back to go to injured reserve in as many weeks, so it would make sense for the team to sign another back in the coming days.
Chigoziem Okonkwo
Chigoziem Okonkwo No production on three catches
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:46 PM
Okonkwo recorded three catches on four targets for seven yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Okonkwo finished tied for the third on the team in targets, though he ultimately failed to reach double-digit receiving yards for the second time in three games to begin the season. His place in priority for targets combined with the state of the Titans' passing attack suggest that Okonkwo will struggle to produce consistently.
Chris Moore
Chris Moore Emerging as deep threat
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:33 PM
Moore recorded two receptions on three targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Moore has been a part-time player in Tennessee's offense through three weeks and seen limited targets as a result. However, he has provided a big-play threat to the team's pass-catching corps, which he displayed on a 33-yard gain shortly before halftime against Cleveland. Moore has 90 receiving yards on only three catches and five targets three games into the season.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine Not targeted in blowout loss
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 9:22 PM
Westbrook-Ikhine was not targeted in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Westbrook-Ikhine was on the field for 80 percent of the team's snaps, so he maintained a significant role in the offense. However, he was most notably out-targeted by Chris Moore, who managed two receptions for 41 yards. Overall, Tennessee's limited passing offense will hold back any potential for Westbrook-Ikhine to produce consistently this season.
Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks Five yards on six targets
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 8:50 PM
Burks recorded one reception (on six targets) for five yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: The Titans couldn't get their offense moving at any point against the Browns, and Burks' stat line is an indication of their ineffectiveness. The only positive to take from the performance is that he finished one target shy of DeAndre Hopkins for the team lead. While Burks should continue to see opportunities moving forward, the Tennessee passing offense has been subpar through three weeks due to the play of both Ryan Tannehill and the offensive line, which could continue to hold back his production.
Tyjae Spears
Tyjae Spears Struggles in tough matchup
Mon, Sep 25, 2023, 8:36 PM
Spears carried the ball four times for six yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns. He added four receptions for three yards.
Analysis: Spears became the latest victim of the Browns' stifling defense early this season, as he narrowly managed more yards from scrimmage than touches in the game. There were some positives to take away from his role, however, as he was the back on the field for the entirety of a Titans' drive just before halftime. The team continues to find ways to work Spears onto the field, though he is still clearly working behind Derrick Henry in the backfield.
Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill Barely cracks 100 yards
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 3:56 PM
Tannehill completed 13 of 25 passes for 104 yards without a touchdown, turnover or rushing attempt in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Tannehill threw for just 91 yards in the first half while getting sacked three times, including one on the final play of the half with the Titans in field-goal range but without a timeout. Things only got worse after halftime, as Tannehill added a meager 13 passing yards and got sacked twice more. Tennessee's beleaguered offensive line was overwhelmed by Cleveland's pass rush, in what has been a common theme through three weeks. Tannehill will hope to get better protection in Week 4 against the Bengals.
DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins Leads team with 48 receiving yards
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 3:49 PM
Hopkins (ankle) caught three of seven targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Hopkins came in questionable with an ankle injury for the second consecutive game, though the veteran wide receiver was held back more by the struggling offense around him than any physical limitations. His two catches for 43 yards accounted for almost half of Ryan Tannehill's 91 passing yards in the first half. Tannehill added just 13 passing yards after halftime, five of which went to Hopkins. While Hopkins has a healthy 25 targets through three weeks, he has turned that volume into a modest 153 yards without a touchdown heading into a Week 4 home game against the Bengals.
Derrick Henry
Derrick Henry Held to 20 yards
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 3:42 PM
Henry rushed 11 times for 20 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Henry was held to minus-7 yards on four first-half rushing attempts, then saw limited work in the second half as the Titans mustered just three points against the stout Browns defense. The star running back will look to bounce back in Week 4, when the Titans return home to host the Bengals. Cleveland has allowed only one offensive touchdown through three games, so this poor performance can largely be chalked up to a difficult matchup, though Tennessee's poor offensive line play so far this season suggests not much will come easy for Henry in 2023.
Julius Chestnut
Julius Chestnut Will not return
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 12:37 PM
Chestnut (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Browns, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Chestnut went to the locker with the help of trainers after suffering the injury and was unable to put any pressure on his left leg. His absence will leave the Titans with just Derrick Henry and Tyjae Spears at running back for the remainder of the game.
DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins Suits up Sunday
Sun, Sep 24, 2023, 10:36 AM
Hopkins (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Hopkins, who didn't practice Friday, also didn't practice last week before playing against the Chargers in Week 2, logging 39 snaps while catching four of his team-high five targets for 40 yards. It remains to be seen if the veteran wideout will be limited at all versus Cleveland, but Hopkins will once again play through his ankle issue nonetheless and should continue to see his share of targets from QB Ryan Tannehill on Sunday in the absence of any in-game setbacks.


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