RB - FA
Week 8 Outlook
Veteran running back Shonn Greene was released by the Tennessee Titans Tuesday.
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.
Shonn Greene will be inactive today for Tennessee's game against the New York Giants.
This pretty much ends all chances of Greene having any fantasy relevance this season. Antonio Andrews will get a shot to fill Greene's role on the offence.
RB Shonn Greene had six carries for 15 yards and a touchdown in a loss to the Eagles.
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.
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.
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.