Terry McCormick on Twitter reported TE Delanie Walker left practice early with a shoulder injury and didn't return to the field. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he doesn't believe the injury is serious.
Fantasy Impact: Walker will probably take it easy for a day or two. Walker's draft value should remain as a late round TE2 target. If the injury turns out to be worse than anticipated there won't be a Titans TE worth drafting, and Locker's limited fantasy value would take a slight hit.
Delanie Walker has been far and away the best tight end for Tennessee this offseason. Walker has worked hard on his blocking this offseason to make sure he can stay on the field more often. Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean believes "all signs point to a big year" for Walker. (Source: Nashville Tennessean)
Fantasy Impact: Walker did show flashes last year that he could be a very productive tight end. At this point he's still being drafted as nothing more than a backup, but could easily finish inside the top 10.
In a down offensive season in Tennessee a year ago, Walker was a bright spot in their play. He grabbed 60 passes for 571 yards and six scores. Walker is a versatile player that has the speed to break open the defense no matter where he lines up. The offense will most likely improve, thus Walker's stock should be rising.