WR Tajae Sharpe - Tennessee Titans
|6-2, 194||Born: 12-23-1994||College: Massachusetts||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
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General News (Thu Dec 5): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 14: at Oakland Raiders
FBG says: Good matchup. Ryan Tannehill continues to lead the red hot Titans to success despite what has been a pretty inconsistent passing offense from a fantasy perspective. While Tannehill has passed for two touchdowns in three straight games and has multiple passing touchdowns in five of his six starts, he has also failed to cross the 200-yard mark in half of his starts while virtually ignoring the wide receiver position at times. Since Tannehill took over in Week 7, no Titans wide receiver has exceeded 30 receiving yards or three receptions in back-to-back weeks. The closest any Titans pass-catcher has come to consistency was when Jonnu Smith put up 64 and 78 yards in Weeks 7 and 8. A.J. Brown has been a favorite target for Tannehill and certainly offers the most upside for this group. Beyond Brown (and even including Brown, to be honest), it should be easy to avoid this Titans passing offense for fantasy purposes. The Raiders defense may have held Patrick Mahomes to just 175 passing yards and one passing touchdown last week, but that was not necessarily due to particularly strong play from this defense as the Chiefs offense was cruising due to the big lead built up by halftime. Looking at the season as a whole, the Raiders have been one of the worst teams in football against the pass with multiple touchdowns given up in eight of 12 games, including Week 12 against what has been a very poor Jets offense. Big plays have been a problem for this secondary, as they have allowed the second-most pass plays of 20 or more yards (56) and the third-most of 40 or more yards (13). They lack a true playmaking defensive back with mediocre safeties and just one decent coverage cornerback in Daryl Worley. All Titans receivers should have an advantage in their matchups this week, with Adam Humphries, in particular, seeing a bump due to the very poor play from slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. Jonnu Smith should also have a decent shot at finding the end zone against this defense that has allowed the second-most touchdowns (8) to opposing tight ends and gave up 90 yards to Travis Kelce last week.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Tajae Sharpe's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 8 vs TB (3 / 3 / 18 / 1 rec)
Sharpe hauled in all three of his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown this week. His first catch was the biggest as Sharpe was the recipient of a very well-thrown fade to the corner of the end zone from six yards out, hauling it in for his second touchdown of the season. Sharpe now has scored in back-to-back games despite receiving a very low volume of targets this season. Sharpe did also make a big catch in the fourth quarter as he hauled in a contested ball on a short third down to keep what would end up being the game-winning drive alive for the Titans.
2019 Week 7 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
Sharpe caught just two passes for 19 yards as he was minimally involved in the offense, but he did find the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. His touchdown catch came on a wide-open look in the back of the end zone. The throw was a little high, but Sharpe easily hauled it in and tapped his toes for the score.
2019 Week 3 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 70 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe had a couple of big plays leading to his finish with 70 receiving yards in Week 3. Sharpe's first catch came on the second drive as he nabbed a 23-yard reception with Mariota hitting him perfectly in stride. His next reception was even more impressive though, as Sharpe bested Jalen Ramsey for a 47-yard gain from a nice deep ball put exactly where Sharpe needed it. Sharpe would see a couple more targets but would not bring in another reception in this game.
2019 Week 2 vs IND (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Sharpe made a spectacular catch for his first reception of the season. Coming on the third drive of the game, Sharpe was targeted on the left sideline and made the catch while falling out of bounds, but just managed to drag both toes while maintaining control. It would be a 15 yard gain and a first down. Sharpe would not be targeted again until late in the fourth quarter as he did a great job coming back to a wobbly pass from Mariota, but instead cut backward instead of forwards to the first down marker and was subsequently ruled short.
Latest NewsTitans | Tennessee's Week 14 injury report (Fri Dec 6, 03:51 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Daren Bates (shoulder), WR Adam Humphries (ankle), CB Adoree' Jackson (foot) and CB LeShaun Sims (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders. WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) was downgraded to a limited practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable. DT Jurrell Casey (non-injury) did not practice for a second straight day Friday but has been removed from the injury report. WR Corey Davis (non-injury), RB Derrick Henry (hamstring), C Ben Jones (thumb) and WR A.J. Brown (calf) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report. Our View: Humphries being out could help shake loose a few more targets for Davis and Brown this week in the low volume Titans pass offense.
link to story Titans | Thursday injuries for Tennessee (Thu Dec 5, 05:43 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Daren Bates (shoulder), CB Adoree' Jackson (foot), CB LeShaun Sims (ankle) and DT Jurrell Casey (non-injury) didn't practice Thursday, Dec. 5. C Ben Jones (thumb) was limited. WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) practiced in full. link to story Titans | Wednesday injuries for Tennessee (Wed Dec 4, 05:00 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Daren Bates (shoulder), WR Adam Humphries (ankle), CB Adoree' Jackson (foot) and CB LeShaun Sims (ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. C Ben Jones (thumb) was limited. WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) practiced in full. link to story Titans | Week 13 Tennessee Titans inactives (Sun Dec 1, 11:32 AM) - The Tennessee Titans have declared OG Kevin Pamphile, LB Reggie Gilbert, CB LeShaun Sims, WR Tajae Sharpe, LB Derick Roberson, DE Matt Dickerson and C Hroniss Grasu inactive for Week 13. link to story Titans | Tajae Sharpe downgraded (Sat Nov 30, 04:04 PM) - Tennessee Titans WR Tajae Sharpe (hamstring) was downgraded to questionable for Week 13 on Saturday, Nov. 30. Our View: Sharpe doesn't do a whole bunch in the Titans passing game, snaring 13 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games this season. Getting downgraded late in the week is not a good sign for his availability on Sunday. The Titans have A.J. Brown and Corey Davis as their top two receivers to battle against the Colts.
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