2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Tennessee Titans

- Updated: Saturday, July 29th

In addition to viewing our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2017 fantasy football projections for the Tennessee Titans.


Marcus Mariota335.3532.240373011.4603302.6307.28
Finishing as fantasy's QB12 in 2016, Mariota threw for 3,426 yards, 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions. An elite athlete, the dual-threat quarterback also ran a little more often (60/349/2). Given the team's offseason investments to put an improved supporting cast around Mariota, 2017 should be even better perhaps much better for this ascending quarterback.

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Running Backs

DeMarco Murray278.11227.58.345.9333.81.7216.13
Exceeding expectations last season, Murray touched the ball 346 times for a total of 1,664 yards and 12 touchdowns as the clear lead back in the team's "exotic smashmouth" offense. Murray showed remarkable consistency as he finished as a top-20 back in his first 14 games of the season. In fact, he finished as a top-10 weekly back in 10 of those 14 games as he averaged 22.7 touches per game over that span. Even if Derrick Henry's role expands in 2017, Murray remains "the guy" and should be in store for another top-10 fantasy season in Tennessee's run-based offense.
Derrick Henry124.7550.54.816.5120095.85
The (nearly) 250-pound back averaged 4.5 yards per carry with five rushing scores as a rookie. Even though Murray remains the team's lead back heading into 2017, Henry should see an expanded share of the workload in his second season. Last year's split was 74-26 in Murray's favor, but I'd expect Henry to get at least 30-35 percent of the duo's touches in 2017.
Khalfani Muhammad11.95003.726.807.68
Jalston Fowler0001.61401.4

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Wide Receivers

Eric Decker61809.98000128.99
Released by the Jets this offseason, Decker had 1,000-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in three of his previous four seasons before missing 13 games in 2016. Signing a one-year deal with the Titans, he further boosts Marcus Mariota's fantasy outlook for 2017. And while Decker may be the most productive amongst the team's wide receivers, there are a lot of mouths to feed in the passing game that the group will likely limit each other's opportunities.
Rishard Matthews61832.56.5000122.25
In his first season with the Titans, Matthews set career highs of 65 catches, 945 yards and nine touchdowns and all three of his 100-yard games occurred over the final six games of the year. Top-15 numbers (like last year) should be out of reach in Tennessee's run-first offense with the additions of Corey Davis and Eric Decker this offseason.
Corey Davis54.4742.54.9000103.65
What's not to like about Davis as a prospect? Of course, ankle surgery sidelined him for offseason workouts and he played against a lower level of collegiate competition at Western Michigan, but Davis has all of the physical tools to develop into an elite receiver at this level. Highly prolific in college, the 6-foot-3 wideout had 1,400-plus yards and 12-plus touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Unfortunately, targets may be less plentiful than one would expect for a top-five selection, especially with the Titans adding Eric Decker on a one-year contract.
Taywan Taylor17.3216.91.64.826033.89
Tajae Sharpe5.56900006.9

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Tight Ends

Delanie Walker62.5731.84.499.58
With more than 100 targets in each of the past three seasons, Walker has a minimum of 800 receiving yards each season with a total of 222/2,778/17 over that span. Going into his age-33 season, Walker may not post similar numbers to what he's put up over the past few seasons, but he remains a viable TE1 for fantasy owners in 2017.
Jonnu Smith14158.71.122.47
Phillip Supernaw893.809.38

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