QB Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
|6-4, 222||Born: 10-30-1993||College: Oregon||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2015|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Give some credit to the Ravens defense but Mariota and the Titans had one of the worst performances by an offense this year, and the offensive line did him no favors. The Titans are on the road at the Chargers and Dallas in Weeks 7 and 9 bookending their bye, so Mariota won't even be a viable streamer until Week 10 when the Patriots come to town. He's not an essential hold.
Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Marcus Mariota's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs BAL (10 / 15 / 117 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 25 / 0 rush)
Marcus Mariota took more sacks (11) than passes completed (10) in a dreadful day for the Titans offense. He was playing through a known elbow injury, trying to find his grip both with and without a glove. Neither would have mattered though as the offensive line had an extremely tough time against the Ravens front seven. There were few highlights to speak of here for Mariota with his longest pass of the game going to Corey Davis near the end of the third quarter--a 24-yard strike over the middle of the field. Mariota found Tajae Sharpe on a couple lengthy passes as well, but other than those plays, he struggled on every single drive to find an open receiver against a combination of solid coverage in the secondary and nonstop pressure that overwhelmed his offensive line. Mariota did log a 21-yard scramble down the right sideline near the end of the third quarter, but the many other times he even tried to run, he was bottled up by the Ravens defense.
2018 Week 5 vs BUF (14 / 26 / 129 / 0 / 1 pass, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
Mariota was under heavy pressure on a play near the end of the first quarter and tried to throw the ball away as he was being tackled. He ended up lobbing the ball dangerously close to the sideline as it was only a few inches from being intercepted. had to throw it away near the red zone at the end of the first quarter and was nearly intercepted. On a long second down midway through the second quarter, Mariota threw his first interception of the day as his he found the arms of a defender after the intended receiver made some incidental contact and couldn't finish his route. Mariota threaded the needle on a 13-yard dart to Tajae Sharpe on third-and-eight to start the fourth quarter. On that same drive, Mariota scrambled up the middle and showed some hops to leap over a defender to convert another third down. A few plays later, Mariota nearly got sacked as the defender fully wrapped him up before letting off (likely for fear of penalty). This allowed Mariota to scramble out and take a deep shot to the end zone that fell incomplete. To cap off this drive, Mariota was flushed out of the pocket again and bought enough time to find a wide open Nick Williams on his way to the end zone, but Williams allowed the pass to go right through his hands, dropping a sure-thing touchdown that could have been the game-winner. Mariota would try to lead the Titans downfield on their last drive of the game, but a fumble as he was scrambling under pressure on third down would seal the field goal.
2018 Week 4 vs PHI (30 / 43 / 344 / 2 / 1 pass, 10 / 46 / 1 rush)
Marcus Mariota had his best game of the short season this week despite battling through an elbow injury, passing for 344 yards and his first pair of passing touchdowns of the season. Mariota did not appear limited at all by his injury here as he was making all kinds of throws, consistently pushing the ball downfield with deep shots from start to finish here. Mariota missed an open Corey Davis early on their first drive on what would have been a touchdown play, but he followed it up with a few nice throws including another deep ball to Davis, who was his favorite target on the day. Mariota did have a momentary lapse in judgment as he airmailed an ugly interception near the end of the first half. He used his legs to score the Titans' first touchdown of the game late in the third quarter though as Mariota he ran it in himself from two yards out--his first rushing touchdown of the season. He rushed a season-high 10 times here, showing great mobility to extend plays and get meaningful gains with his legs. Midway through the fourth quarter, Mariota took a deep shot on the first play of the drive and connected with Corey Davis for 51 yards to spark the offense when they really needed it. This was a very well thrown ball that dropped right between two defenders, hitting Davis perfectly in stride for Mariota's biggest play of the day. Just a few plays later in this drive, Mariota would find Tajae Sharpe on the right side of the end zone for the 11-yard touchdown pass--his first touchdown pass of the day. As the game went into overtime, Mariota would have his best drive of the game, leading the Titans 75 yards downfield for the overtime victory. Mariota came up big in numerous clutch situations here, including a huge throw on 4th-and-15 to Taywan Taylor to keep the drive alive. Later on another long down, 3rd-and-19, Mariota scrambled for 17 yards to set up a manageable fourth down that he would convert on a short pass to Dion Lewis. To cap the game off with only five seconds left, Mariota found Corey Davis in the middle of the end zone on a high throw that he knew only Davis could elevate to haul in.
2018 Week 3 vs JAX (12 / 18 / 100 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 51 / 0 rush)
Marcus Mariota started this game on the bench still dealing with his elbow injury, but he was forced into action when Blaine Gabbert was knocked out with a concussion in the first quarter. Mariota was very noticeably having trouble throwing and gripping the ball, as many of his passes were both wobbly and errant. Mariota rarely attempted many passes beyond 10 yards of the line of scrimmage, as his longest pass play came on a short comeback route on which Corey Davis willed his way to a 22-yard gain. These troubles in the passing game actually led to an uptick in rushing by Mariota, finishing with over 50 rushing yards. It started with a 13-yard scramble near the Titans' goal line at the end of first quarter. With only a couple minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Mariota's other rushing highlight came in a big situation on 3rd-and-1. It was a read option play where Mariota kept it, jetting through a hole in the middle to pick up the first down and 15 yards as he helped to grind down the clock on the way to a Titans win.
2018 Week 1 vs MIA (9 / 16 / 103 / 0 / 2 pass, 3 / 15 / 0 rush)
Marcus Mariota started out hot in his season debut, completing seven of his first eight pass attempts while moving the Titans down the field on two solid drives. He was making great decisions while hitting his targets routinely on these first couple of drives. On his second possession, Mariota did a great job picking up on an incoming blitz to get the ball out quickly to an uncovered Tajae Sharpe for a 17-yard gain. On that same drive, Mariota would hit Luke Stocker with a 33-yard bomb over the middle as he perfectly lofted the pass after a well-executed play action. Mariota and team would fail to convert that drive into any points though as they fizzled out on downs near the goal line. Near the start of the second half, Mariota would take a hard hit to his throwing arm elbow that sidelined him until the next offensive series. Things would then go downhill fast for Mariota. On his very next throw, Mariota would overthrow his intended target for his first interception of the game. After returning from a second lightning delay of nearly two hours, Mariota would throw yet another interception before being pulled for the remainder of the game. With his only two pass attempts after the hit to his elbow resulting in interceptions, it was clear something was not right with Mariota. His status will require monitoring throughout the week.
Latest NewsTitans | Marcus Mariota sacked 11 times (Sun Oct 14, 11:59 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed 10 of his 15 passes for 117 yards, rushed twice for 25 yards and was sacked 11 times in a 21-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. link to story Titans | Marcus Mariota doesn't do much (Sun Oct 7, 04:02 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota completed just 14-of-26 passes for 129 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Week 5 against the Buffalo Bills and he added two runs for 10 yards. Our View: The Bills defense was competitive at home, the Titans might have been tired after an overtime marathon, and the offense lost Taylor Lewan. No matter what it was, Mariota and the Titans offense lost some of the trust they gained heading into a matchup with Baltimore next week.
link to story Titans | Marcus Mariota not on injury report (Fri Oct 5, 04:00 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is not on the injury report for Week 5. link to story Titans | Marcus Mariota fully practices (Thu Oct 4, 04:10 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) put in a full practice Thursday, Oct. 4. link to story Titans | Marcus Mariota takes part in practice (Wed Oct 3, 07:41 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3. link to story More News
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