Veteran running back Shonn Greene was released by the Tennessee Titans Tuesday. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: 2015 was supposed to be the last year of a three-year deal and was going to earn $3.25 million this year. After two straight 1,000 yards with the Jets, Greene only mustered up 687 rushing yards and six touchdowns in his last two years combined. It was an easy decision for the Titans after drafting the bruising back David Cobb this year.
RB Shonn Greene had six carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Eagles.
Fantasy Impact: It was a little surprising to see Greene get the goal line carries after having a costly goal line fumble against the Ravens, but he was able to take his second goal line carry into the end zone from two yards out. He wasn't involved much outside of goal line and short yardage situations. Even while reclaiming his goal line duties Greene shouldn't be considered a fantasy option. The only way Greene could work his way back into RB3/4 consideration would be if RB Bishop Sankey lost his starting job or suffered an injury.
Tennessean.com writer Jim Wyatt reports Shonn Greene places the blame for his goal line fumble against the Ravens on himself. "I was just trying to push into the end zone, and I wasn't paying too much attention to protecting the football," Greene said. "It's a turnover in the red zone, and you can't have that. That's on me." Greene only played one more play in the game after his fumble. (Source: Tennessean.com)
Fantasy Impact: Greene's costly fumble on the opening drive of the game killed the positive momentum for the offense. His only fantasy value going into the game was the fact he received most of the goal line carries. Greene won't be easily depended on for goal line situations, but he can easily be dropped from any fantasy teams that have him on their roster. Greene is no longer a viable fantasy option in any situation.
RB Shonn Greene had one carry for one yard against the Texans. Greene missed the previous two games with a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Impact: Greene returned but wasn't used much in the game. Sankey has taken over the starting running back position for the Titans, so Greene's fantasy value has dwindled to basically nothing. The Titans didn't run the ball much anyways since they were playing from behind most of the game, but Greene just wasn't involved in the game plan much at all. Greene is someone who should be dropped from fantasy teams.
RB Shonn Greene will be inactive today for the Titans. He is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Fantasy Impact: This opens the door for rookie RB Bishop Sankey to win the starting job and carry the load for the remainder of the season. Sankey is a strong play today vs Jacksonville. As for Greene, he has lost some value over the past few weeks and this news is problematic for his fantasy value should Sankey perform well in his place today. He may be worth goal line carries in the future, but that could be the extent of his value.
Shonn Greene, who was listed as doubtful on the injury report, has officially been ruled out of Week 6. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: The eyes of fantasy-land are upon you, Bishop Sankey. Derided for poor footwork, Sankey gets a zesty match-up against the reeling Jacksonville defense. Greene remains a tentative hold, but a big day by Sankey could move him from low-end RB3 to waiver fodder.
RB Shonn Greene had five carries for 40 yards against the Cowboys in LP Field. He still led the team in carries and rushing yards.
Fantasy Impact: The Titans were behind early in Sunday's contest and forced to pass often to attempt a comeback. He still looked impressive in his limited action averaging eight yards a carry. He ran well between the tackles, and he still looks like the best RB in the Titans backfield. He is currently a RB3/4 with starting potential should the Titans offense improve during the season.
Shonn Greene got the most work at RB for the Titans. He carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards.
Fantasy Impact: Greene started the game at RB, and he gave the Titans the tough yards they expect him to provide. He displayed good vision and quickness for a back his size. He never got a true opportunity at a goal line carry, but he is expected to be the back getting the goal line carries. Greene looks to be the lead RB for the Titans right now, but its hard to see him as a starting fantasy RB due to Whisenhunt's running back by committee approach. It's a wait and see situation for Greene until he seperates himself from the pack.
Shonn Greene practiced on Monday after hyperextending his knee in Saturday's preseason game in New Orleans. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: This is definitely good news, considering Greene injured the same knee on which he had surgery back in May. As ESPN's Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky points out, Greene has carried it 13 times for 66 yards and a team best 5.1 yards per carry through two preseason games.
Shonn Greene exited Friday's preseason game against the Saints with a hyperextended knee. The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports that Greene believes he'll be OK. Greene had 9 carries for 46 yards before being forced out of the game. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is certainly not what Greene needs while trying to hold off Bishop Sankey for the starting RB spot. Although Greene looked good before leaving the game, his injury will allow Sankey to get more reps with the first string offense in his absence.
Shonn Greene started the Titans' first preseason game vs. the Packers on Saturday night at LP Field. Greene was pulled after the first quarter along with the rest of the Titans' offensive starters. He finished with 4 carries for 20 yards and one TD.
Fantasy Impact: Greene's style of running seemed to fit the sloppy conditions at LP Field on Saturday. His touchdown came on a nice 13 yard run after a muffed punt by the Packers. Greene is currently listed as the top RB on the Titans' tentative depth chart released earlier this week.
Paul Kuharsky reported RB Shonn Greene was held out of practice yesterday to rest his knee. He did workout on the sideline during practice. (Source: Paul Kuharsky on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This was most likely a precautionary move to help Greene stay healthy. He will share carries with Bishop Sankey among others, but could find his niche as the goalline back. Keep an eye on who receives goalline carries during the preseason. At this point he is a RB4 at best.
During the offseason, Shonn Greene underwent his second knee surgery on his right knee this year. Greene has missed all of the OTA's and June's minicamp while he was recovering. He does appear to be ready for training camp, which starts this Saturday July 26th. (Source: The Tennessean)
Fantasy Impact: Greene will need to stay healthy to earn a role in the offense. More importantly, he needs to prove that he even deserves a roster spot on the team. His 2013 season was underwhelming at best, and 2014 hasn't gotten off to better start.