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TE Delanie Walker - Tennessee Titans

6-2, 240Born: 8-12-1984College: Central Missouri StateDrafted: Round 6

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): The Eagles have been a good passing matchup all year, but Walker went above and beyond with his rare big play TE profile. He's arguably the #1 receiver in this offense and that makes him a top 6-8 TE play from here on out.

Week 13: at Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Zach Mettenberger had a big game vs. the Texans during Week 8, throwing 27/41 for 299 yards passing, two TDs and one interception. Nate Washington led the team in receiving with four targets for 4/68/0 receiving, but the TDs went Delanie Walker (nine for 4/37/1), and Justin Hunter (10 for 4/31/1). Since that game, Walker and Hunter have been favorite targets of Mettenberger. Last week, at Philadelphia, Walker led the team in receiving with 10 targets for 5/155/0 receiving, while Hunter also saw 10 for 4/64/1. Nate Washington (six for 4/63/0) was in the mix, while Dexter McCluster (three for 3/15/1) hauled in the other available TD pass from Mettenberger (20/39 for 345 yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown, with five sacks taken for -46 yards). The Titans' passing attack has been enlivened with Mettenberger calling the shots. We'll see if he can put up 300 or more yards passing on the Texans in this game at NRG Stadium. The Texans' pass D is 31st in the NFL averaging 274.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with 20 TDs surrendered vs. 12 interceptions (tied for eighth in the NFL) and 21 sacks (24th in the league) generated so far. Last week, Andy Dalton wasn't sacked at all on the way to 24/35 for 233 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown; Brian Hoyer threw 20/50 for 317 yards, one TD and one interception with two sacks taken for -13 yards two games back. This is a good matchup for Mettenberger and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRECYDTDFumL
10 at BAL 3 37 0 0
12 at PHI 5 155 0 0
13 at HOU PROJ-Dodds 5 * * *
13 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay 5 * * *
13 at HOU PROJ-Bloom 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs BAL (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

On Third-and-10 early in the first quarter, Walker found himself open over the middle of the field for a first down. A few plays later, Walker caught a screen pass for a short gain. The pass on this play took away any potential for a big gain because Walker had to bend down to catch the ball. Mettenberger went straight back to Walker down the seam for a first down. Towards the end of the second quarter, Walker absorbed a huge hit and left the game with an injury.

2014 Week 12 vs PHI (9 / 5 / 155 / 0 rec)

Walker announced his return to the field with the first of Mettenberger's targets on the day. He came free down the right sideline, but the pass floated and forced him to try and catch the ball over the defender beneath him. Walker did a good job to cleanly get his hands to the ball, but couldn't hold it as he fell to the ground. In the second quarter, Walker adjusted well to a pass down the seam for a huge reception that set the offense up at the goal line. After that huge play, Walker was again set free running down the field on a Third-and-Short when he caught a pass on a pick play for a big gain. Late in the fourth quarter, Walker found his way into space again for another big gain that was largely YAC. He beat Malcolm Jenkins in coverage and the safety even held him without success. In his return to the field, Walker was uncoverable for the Eagles. The only restbite the Eagles linebackers and safeties got came when he was resting on the sideline for snaps.

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Latest News

Titans | Delanie Walker makes big play (Sun Nov 23, 02:06 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker caught a 68-yard pass in the second quarter of the team's Week 12 game.

Our View: The Eagles are prone to giving up big plays in the passing game, even when they are facing a rookie quarterback.
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Titans | Delanie Walker listed as probable (Fri Nov 21, 03:19 PM) - Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 12.

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Titans | Delanie Walker good to go (Fri Nov 21, 02:04 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) has passed his concussion test and is good to go in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Our View: Walker has a great matchup this week and he should be in your lineup as a TE1 unless you have a top 5-6 option to play over him.
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Titans | Delanie Walker practices fully (Thu Nov 20, 06:18 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Walker hasn't been that productive for some time, but he's been hurt. Now that he's healthy, he should do well against the Eagles. We see him as a low-end TE1.

Titans | Delanie Walker in concussion protocol (Wed Nov 19, 05:19 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (concussion) remains in the concussion protocol, and he must pass a doctor's test in order to play in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Our View: We could see Walker back this week for the Titans. Walker took part in a light practice Wednesday, Nov. 19. He leads the team with 512 yards on 38 catches this year, and he's tied for the team lead with four touchdowns.
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Schedule

13@ Houston Texans
14vs New York Giants
15vs New York Jets
16@ Jacksonville Jaguars
17vs Indianapolis Colts