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QB Jake Locker - Tennessee Titans

6-2, 231Born: 6-15-1988College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 1, pick 8

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News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Sun Sep 28): Locker didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday last week and was limited on Friday due to his injured right wrist, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Locker missed the Week 4 game at Indianapolis with a wrist injury, and while there was no one playing well enough to threaten his job when he is healthy enough to play again, the Titans offense is instilling no more confidence in fantasy owners than Locker was during his last two rocky games.

General News (Wed Oct 1): practiced fully on Wednesday. Locker is expected to start in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. He missed Week 4 with a right wrist injury, but he said he had no issues in practice Wednesday.

General News (Tue Sep 30): is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Week 5: vs Cleveland Browns

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
1 at KC 22 33 266 2 0 6 14 0 0
2 vs DAL 18 34 234 1 2 2 9 0 0
3 at CIN 17 34 185 0 2 6 50 0 0
5 vs CLE PROJ-Dodds 20 34 * * * 4 * * *
5 vs CLE PROJ-Tremblay 18 30 * * * 6 * * *
5 vs CLE PROJ-Bloom 18 33 * * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 2 vs DAL (18 / 34 / 234 / 1 / 2 pass, 2 / 9 / 0 rush)

It was a game to suck the life out of those who believed in Locker's ability to become a quality NFL starter. Locker struggled with his accuracy, his awareness and his pocket presence in the first half to the point that the offense essentially stalled. In the second half, he was better, but not good enough to erase the memory of the first half. His first touchdown pass was largely a result of Delanie Walker's ability to bounce off a tackle and run away from the last line of the defense, but Justin Hunter dropped an accurate pass in the end zone and Nate Washington had another overturned after review.

2014 Week 3 vs CIN (17 / 34 / 185 / 0 / 2 pass, 6 / 50 / 0 rush)

Locker started this game in a much more impressive way than he did the previous week's. He had a very impressive scramble on Third-and-Long that set the offense up at midfield. Locker wasn't playing horrible for the start of this game, but he also wasn't effective. Midway through the second quarter, he should have had a pick-six when he waited too long to throw the ball outside and Terence Newman broke on it with ease. Locker's threw an interception in the second quarter when the offense was backed up against its own goalline. He forced a pass to Delanie Walker over the middle of the field and put the ball behind him. The ball was knocked into the air and caught by another defender. After throwing an interception from his own endzone, Locker threw a second interception into the Bengals endzone. This time he made the bad decision to throw the ball back across his body after scrambling to the left. It was a relatively simple read for the Bengals free safety who broke on the ball well before Locker's intended target. Locker didn't show the poise or quality required of an NFL quarterback for his team to win this game.

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Latest News

Titans | Jake Locker expected to play (Wed Oct 1, 04:06 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 1, and is expected to start in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns. He missed Week 4 with a right wrist injury, but he said he had no issues in practice Wednesday. Locker's passer ratings in Week 2 and 3 were 60.2 and 41.9, respectively.

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Titans | Jake Locker throwing (Wed Oct 1, 02:37 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) was throwing during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Our View: Locker apparently looked good and should get the start this week. Until he actually plays well, it's hard to see Locker as an upgrade, even over Week 4 starter Charlie Whitehurst.
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Titans | Jake Locker to return to practice this week (Mon Sep 29, 05:40 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Our View: With Locker back, the Charlie Whitehurst era is over (for now) in Tennessee. We'll see if Locker can get his game--and this offense--back on track.
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Titans | Week 4 Inactives (Sun Sep 28, 11:07 AM) - The Tennessee Titans have declared LB Akeem Ayers, CB Brandon Harris, OL Byron Stingily, QB Jake Locker, WR Kris Durham, DL Ropati Pitoitua, TE Taylor Thompson inactive for Week 4.

Titans | Jake Locker out (Sun Sep 28, 10:18 AM) - Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker (wrist) will not start Sunday, Sept. 28. QB Charlie Whitehurst will start in his place.

Our View: Zach Mettenberger's time is coming soon if Locker can't healthy and pick up his game. None of the Titans are good plays while Whitehurst is in, but Mettenberger's vertical passing proclivities could revive Justin Hunter in time.
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Footballguys Articles

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  FBG Staff - June 18
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  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
The Gut Check No.293-A Trip to the Thrift Store
  Matt Waldman - May 20
Rearview QB
  Chase Stuart - June 5
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review May 21, 2014
  Mark Wimer - May 21
Offensive Skill Position Injury Review June 8, 2014
  Mark Wimer - June 8
Kings for a Day: Week 2 DraftKings Plays
  Phil Alexander - September 12
Jake Locker's Hidden Value: The Ken Whisenhunt Factor
  Scott Bischoff - August 23

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  Russell Manalastas - June 18
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  Adam Levitan - June 22
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  David Gonos - August 22
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  Tim Heaney - July 2
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  Jamey Eisenberg - August 21
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  Jack Delaney - August 21
Love, Hate and Johnny Football
  Matthew Berry - August 19
The Shy-Away Top 40
  Evan Silva - August 19

Schedule

5vs Cleveland Browns
6vs Jacksonville Jaguars
7@ Washington Redskins
8vs Houston Texans
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Baltimore Ravens
11vs Pittsburgh Steelers
12@ Philadelphia Eagles
13@ Houston Texans
14vs New York Giants
15vs New York Jets
16@ Jacksonville Jaguars
17vs Indianapolis Colts