WR Tajae Sharpe - Tennessee Titans
|6-2, 194||Born: 12-23-1994||College: Massachusetts||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
Week 7: at Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: Great matchup. The Titans passing offense has been one of the most unreliable units in the game, averaging under 180 passing yards per game with only four touchdowns compared to five interceptions. Marcus Mariota has passed for fewer than 130 yards in four of five games with twice as many interceptions (4) as passing touchdowns (2). His offensive line has a near-historic terrible performance last week as they allowed 11 sacks--one shy of tying an NFL record. Corey Davis is the top target here, but he struggled in coverage last week and can't do much when his quarterback can't come close to finding him with the ball. Outside of Davis, the rest of these offensive weapons have been far too unreliable to be considered as viable options. The Chargers passing defense showed some signs of improvement as they had their best game of the season against Baker Mayfield and the Browns last week. When facing suspect quarterbacks such as Baker Mayfield, Derek Carr, and Josh Allen, this unit has naturally looked great--amassing five interceptions to just three passing touchdowns allowed in those matchups. When facing better offenses such as the Rams and Chiefs though, they have of course been put on display as a reeling secondary. One big struggle has been the pass rush, but this defensive line racked up four sacks while the secondary chipped in for a fifth last week. Facing a Titans offensive line coming off a historically terrible performance, the five-sack game against Cleveland gives the Chargers solid momentum. Slot cornerback Desmond King had a great game last week as he blanketed Jarvis Landry while racking up a couple interceptions in the second half. King has had some up and down games, but he is playing well right now and should help put a lid on Taywan Taylor's upside. Corey Davis should be in line to draw a decent matchup against the worst of the three Chargers cornerbacks, Trevor Williams. However, rookie safety Derwin James has been a spectacular addition to this secondary and will definitely be helping keep an eye on the Titans' top receiver Davis.
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
2018 Week 6 vs BAL (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe led the Titans in receiving yards with 33 yards from two receptions. Sharpe hauled in the first long pass of the day, 17 yards, on the first drive for the Titans. Sharpe's next reception came in the second quarter, and he would not be involved thereafter as Marcus Mariota struggled mightily to find any of his receivers.
2018 Week 5 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe caught three balls for 30 yards as he continues to line up as the Titans' third receiver. Sharpe caught a short pass for 13 yards along the sideline on the first drive of the game. He would not see another target until the end of the third quarter with another short pass on a stop route. On that same drive, Sharpe caught his final reception in traffic as Mariota threaded the needle for a 13-yard gain. Sharpe would be the target of a deep ball to the end zone, but he could not haul it in after plenty of contact after which he beckoned for a penalty.
2018 Week 4 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 27 / 1 rec)
Tajae Sharpe played behind Taywan Taylor as the third receiver for the Titans and was targeted only three times, but he made the most of his opportunities with a couple big receptions. His first catch came on a slant route where Sharpe was left wide open in the middle of the field, allowing him to easily pick up 16 yards. Sharpe's next reception was a big one, coming late in the fourth quarter as he ran a clean route that ended in an 11-yard touchdown reception--Sharpe's first touchdown of the season.
2018 Week 3 vs JAX (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 16 / 0 rush)
Tajae Sharpe saw just one target with no receptions, with his only involvement coming on an end around rush for 16 yards to start the second half.
2018 Week 2 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe's only reception came in a pivotal spot on third down in the fourth quarter. Sharpe was very well covered on the route, but he hauled in the catch in full stride while diving to the ground. He could have bobbled it slightly, but it was ruled a completion for 14 yards nonetheless.
2018 Week 1 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Tajae Sharpe saw some significant playing time with Rishard Matthews still learning the new offense after missing the preseason. Sharpe was targeted three times but hauled in just one reception for 17 yards coming off a cornerback blitz where he was left wide open.
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