Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to own -
Matt Hasselbeck may be the number one signal caller to start the season, but Jake Locker will be the one ending it. While Hasselbeck is as steady as fantasy football quarterbacks come, the Titans offense was much more electric with Locker in the game. I would avoid investing much in Hasselbeck and focusing on drafting Locker in the later rounds of your draft and watch for him to take over the starting role before week eight.
Fantasy Football Running Backs to Own -
Chris Johnson was by far the biggest fantasy football disappointment of last season. Coming into the year with high expectations and holding out through the entirety of camp seemed to greatly affect his play on the field. With all of that behind him I see a huge year in order for Johnson. His fantasy football draft day value has slid this year so the prospect of getting him midway through the first round is completely feasible. He could very well end up as the fantasy football MVP this season and be the top fantasy scorer at his position. Get him when you can no question.
Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Own - Kenny Britt came out with guns blazing last season but was soon taken out by injury bug. Temper expectations for him this year as he still cannot seem to get healthy. Another off season surgery and a DUI arrest have slowed his progression with the team. Nate Washington and Damien Williams are both intriguing options behind Britt. Washington was electric when Locker took over in games last year and has a great chemistry with Locker. Washington should be looked at as a number 2 fantasy football wide receiver with upside. Williams was about the same with either quarterback at the helm and should probably be left on the waiver wire unless Britt starts the season on the PUP list. In that case I would target him in the later round of your draft as he has good potential to put up solid numbers and should fly under the radar in all fantasy football drafts.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Own - Jared Cook made some great strides in 2011 and I look for him to be even better in 2012. He was targeted often by both quarterbacks and I expect more of the same this year. I think his yards take a small up-tick and his touchdown numbers should see a spike in the positive direction. Look for Cook to be a solid contributor on the Tennesse Titans and your fantasy team in 2012 and don’t be afraid to draft him when the tight ends start to come off the board.
Fantasy Football Kickers to Own - Rob Bironas has been one of the better fantasy kickers over the last few seasons. He has a big leg and is very accurate. You will not be upset with his week to week contributions as he should have plenty of chances to score with the Tennessee offense.
Defense/ Special Teams -
The Titans defense was not all that good in 2011, but the defense wasn’t all that bad either. 2012 brings the loss of their top defensive player in Cortland Finnegan and them being one of the youngest collective defensive units in football. I would stay away from them as a defensive unit, but I look for Colin McCarthy to have a breakout year for them and push the 100 tackle mark. Keep him on your radar in all IDP fantasy football draft formats.
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