TE Delanie Walker - Tennessee Titans

6-2, 240Born: 8-12-1984College: Central Missouri StateDrafted: Round 6, pick 175 (2006)

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Summary

Delanie Walker's untimely ankle fracture in week one of 2018 was a huge blow to a team in need of receiving help. He would miss the entire year with this injury and vacate the 104 targets he received in the year prior. Walker is expected to be fully healthy by the beginning of this season. He will turn 35 this year, causing some to question how much time he has left in the league. The good news is that tight ends often play longer than other positions and getting injured so early in last year's campaign may have saved him from additional wear and tear to his body. While it's unlikely that Walker will be the centerpiece of the passing game as he was in 2017, it's possible that he will be second in targets to only Corey Davis. The offense is one that is very tight end-centric and will count on Walker to work the short areas of the field and the seam to keep the chains moving. If Walker's recovery goes as planned, he's a likely bet to get back into solid fantasy starter status for his fantasy general managers. (April 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 11, 7, 10, 11, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14
TE Redraft PPR - 13, 7, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 15, 18, 21
TE Dynasty - 27, 20, 26, 31, 50

Stats and Projections

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2016 TEN 15 65 800 7
2017 TEN 16 74 807 3
2018 TEN 1 4 52 0
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.7 50.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 14.0 55.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 54.0 * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 50.9 * *

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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.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 111
TE: 11
Overall-PPR: 131
TE-PPR: 12

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Latest News

Titans | Delanie Walker likely a go for opener (Tue Jul 16, 02:13 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is expected to be ready for Week 1, according to Jim Wyatt of the team's website.

Our View: Good news for the seasoned veteran here. The Titans should take it easy on him in training camp and the preseason so that he's as close to full strength as possible when the season opens up. Walker has a current ADP of TE13 (12.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Titans | Delanie Walker unsure about start of camp (Mon Jul 8, 02:43 PM) - Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) isn't sure whether he will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list or not, telling The MMQB that he'll 'leave it up to the coaches.' Walker did return to the field during organized team activities and felt good about his progress, according to The MMQB.

Our View: Walker has been working his way back from the ankle injury that cost him most of the 2018 season. He's a long-time veteran who doesn't need to get a ton of work in training camp. The Titans are likely to ease him back once he's ready for action.
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Titans | Delanie Walker should be ready for camp (Sun Jul 7, 03:59 PM) - Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) should be a full participant at the start of training camp, in the opinion PaulKuharsky.com's Paul Kuharsky.

Our View: That's been the plan all along with Walker, and that still appears to be the case. Back in the spring, Walker declared himself around 85 percent healthy. They could ease him in at the start of training camp but his Week 1 status is not in doubt.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Cleveland Browns
2vs Indianapolis Colts
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