TE Delanie Walker - Tennessee Titans

6-2, 240Born: 8-12-1984College: Central Missouri StateDrafted: Round 6, pick 2006

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Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars - $4700

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The low volume Titans passing offense had another unremarkable performance in Week 2 as Marcus Mariota passed for just 154 yards and one touchdown, with that one touchdown going to an offensive line. This offense wants to focus on the run, and they appear to be sticking to that offensive philosophy. Mariota has rarely pushed the ball downfield in these first two games beyond a deep shot to A.J. Brown in Week 1. Last week, he didn't complete a pass of more than 26 yards. Mariota did suffer a quadriceps injury in last week's game that kept him from practice Monday, but he will reportedly be good to play coming off the short week on Thursday. The main target to trust with some level of confidence is tight end Delanie Walker, who has led the team in targets and receptions in both games. Corey Davis is receiving hardly any attention from Mariota, while rookie A.J. Brown has actually overshadowed Davis through these first two games. The ceiling for Mariota and all Titans receivers will continue to be set quite low. The Jaguars defense did a great job against the Texans last week as they held Deshaun Watson to just 159 passing yards with no touchdowns. The pass rush played a big part in their success as the Jaguars notched eight hits and four sacks on Watson with pressure coming from all over, including 2.5 sacks from defensive backs. The secondary played better in this one, notably Jalen Ramsey as he held DeAndre Hopkins in check with just five receptions for 40 yards. Ramsey, however, is on terrible terms with the team as he has publicly requested a trade. He may not be on this roster come Thursday, so keep a close eye on that situation. Cornerback A.J. Bouye was sidelined with an injury last week, so his status will be worth monitoring for the early-week game. Tre Herndon was a liability in Bouye's absence, so he would make for a plus matchup for A.J. Brown and Tajae Sharpe. D.J. Hayden has been impressive in slot coverage, making for a tough matchup for Adam Humphries. Delanie Walker could find space in coverage against the likes of safety Ronnie Harrison and the Jaguars linebackers. They allowed Travis Kelce to go for 88 yards in Week 1, so a mismatch against one of these struggling linebackers could pay dividends for Walker.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
1 at CLE 29 5.0 55 2 0 3500 22.50 6.43
2 vs IND 34 4.0 39 0 0 3500 7.90 2.26
3 at JAX PROJ-Dodds * 4.3 * * * * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 4.3 * * * * * *
3 at JAX PROJ-Bloom * 4.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Delanie Walker's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs IND (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec - 7.9 points, $3500)

Delanie Walker was the top target again in this game as he got started early as the recipient of the Titans' first two targets. He couldn't turn his body in time to make the catch on the first one, but he did haul in the second one on a long third down, coming up just two yards short of converting. Walker added another easy eight-yard reception on the third drive. His longest catch of the game came near the end of the first half as Walker worked the coverage on a 15-yard out route, making the catch in traffic to keep the chains moving. Walker saw a deep target that fell incomplete along with a four-yard short reception as his only action in the second half.

2019 Week 1 vs CLE (6 / 5 / 55 / 2 rec - 22.5 points, $3500)

Delanie Walker received the first pass of the season for the Titans, which he did haul in for 11 yards before the play was negated by a penalty. Two possessions later, he dropped his next target. This was likely for the best as he would have been tackled for a loss. Walker had no problem with his next target though, making a 16-yard reception streaking over the middle of the field. Walker's third catch of the game came during a two-minute drill to close out the second half as he hauled in a first-down pass for 11 yards. The second half was much more efficient for Walker, as both of his targets resulted in touchdowns. The first touchdown, near the start of the fourth quarter, came from 11 yards out as Walker did a great job getting off coverage at the line of scrimmage and hauling in a relatively high throw with a defender on his heels. Walker would find the end zone for the second time on the next drive from seven yards out as he simply leaked to the right side of the field from a pick play to be wide open and easily stride into the end zone. This was Walker's first multi-touchdown game since the 2015 season.

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Latest News

Titans | Seven grabs for Delanie Walker (Fri Sep 20, 12:14 AM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker caught a game-high seven passes for 64 yards in Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Our View: Walker is the one reliable asset in the Titans passing game, at least until Ryan Tannehill takes over.
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Titans | Full practice for Delanie Walker (Fri Sep 13, 07:23 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

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Titans | Tennessee's Week 2 injury report (Fri Sep 13, 03:42 PM) - Tennessee Titans LB Reggie Gilbert (knee) and OL Kevin Pamphile (knee) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Indianapolis Colts. RB David Fluellen (hamstring) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Sept. 13, but is listed as questionable. DT Jurrell Casey (hip) was limited Friday, while TE Delanie Walker (non-injury) and DE Cameron Wake (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday; all three no longer appear on the injury report.

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Titans | Delanie Walker back at practice (Thu Sep 12, 04:29 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Titans | Delanie Walker sits out Wednesday (Wed Sep 11, 04:08 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Our View: Just a day of rest for the veteran here. He played 29 snaps in Week 1 against the Browns, catching five passes for 55 yards and two touchdowns. Expect the Titans to limit his practice time all season.
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Schedule

3@ Jacksonville Jaguars
4@ Atlanta Falcons
5vs Buffalo Bills
6@ Denver Broncos
7vs Los Angeles Chargers
8vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9@ Carolina Panthers
10vs Kansas City Chiefs
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12vs Jacksonville Jaguars
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14@ Oakland Raiders
15vs Houston Texans
16vs New Orleans Saints
17@ Houston Texans