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Marcus Mariota, QB | TEN

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

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Marcus Mariota Remains A QB2 In Week 15

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has been very inconsistent from a fantasy perspective this season, which is a scary thought for fantasy owners in the playoffs. Despite his occasional struggles, he has been a productive passer against teams from the NFC over the course of his career. He has passed for 26 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 career contests against NFC opponents. This statistic paired with the loss of the New York Giants best pass defender Landon Collins (shoulder) may allow Mariota to have a surprise performance this week, but it won't be enough to consider him a safe start by any means.

Derrick Henry, RB | TEN

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

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Titans Need An Encore Performance From Derrick Henry

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry exploded last week for a team record 238 yards and four touchdowns against the Jacksonville Jaguars. While it is nearly impossible to imagine a similar performance this week when they take on the New York Giants, the Titans will need Henry to be effective in the running game. Expect Henry to see s bump in carries than what we have been accustomed to this season as they try to establish a strong ground game against a suspect rush defense. Henry should be squarely in the RB2 conversation this week with enormous upside, but we have to remember his floor should he not find the end zone.

Justin Jackson, RB | LAC

Fri, Dec 14, 2018

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Justin Jackson Strong In Starting Gig

Los Angeles Chargers rookie running back Justin Jackson carried the load on Thursday night against the Chiefs. Jackson was called on to be the starter after first- and second-string backs Melvin Gordon (knee) and Austin Ekeler (concussion) were sidelined with injuries. Jackson was comfortable in the backfield and carried the ball 16 times on the evening for 58 yards and a touchdown. He also chipped in 27 receiving yards. Jackson shared the backfield work with Detrez Newsome, but Jackson was clearly the primary back. Its unlikely Jackson will get another start since Gordon was so nearly able to go in this game, but even if he works as the secondary back, Jackson has proven hes ready to contribute in the NFL.