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2019 rushing leader Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans have agreed on a four-year, $50M extension, with $25.5M guaranteed. (Source: Jay Glazer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There it is. Henry lands a long-term contract with the team who drafted him in the 2nd round back in 2016. This is the right move to make if your the Titans to show the locker room your appreciation for a guy that helped get you to the AFC Championship game a season ago. As for Derrick Henry, one would have to imagine he’s ecstatic to lock up a long-term deal given the new landscape in the league surrounding the running back position. Typically, teams are now quicker to part ways with their 25+ year old running backs as their rookie contracts expire, but not with this running back. Henry has proven he’s a special player, and this extension proves his worth to the Titans organization.

Category: Transactions

Seventh-round pick QB Cole McDonald has signed a four-year, $3.4M rookie contract with a $101K signing bonus with the Tennessee Titans. (Source: Mike Giardi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDonald was a two-year starter at Hawaii, racking up 7,454 yards and 65 TDs. The 6-foot-3, 215 pound quarterback also displayed some wheels in college, rushing for 901 yards and an additional 11 TDs. He’ll likely compete with Logan Woodside for the backup job to Ryan Tannehill in Tennessee.

Category: Transactions

Tennessee Titans RB Darrynton Evans is expected to replace and be an upgrade over former Titans RB Dion Lewis, according to senior writer Jim Wyatt. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: After letting Lewis go to the New York Giants via free agency, the Titans selected Evans with the 93rd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Wyatt reported that offensive coordinator Arthur Smith spoke very highly of the Appalachian State product recently and that he’s looking forward to utilizing Evans’ playmaking ability to complement Derrick Henry’s role as the bell-cow in the offense. Evans will be used to spell King Henry at times, but don’t expect anything close to a timeshare between the two backs. However, we should expect Evans to produce and be more involved in the offense than Lewis was last season. He is a must-handcuff for all Henry fantasy owners in re-draft leagues and is a very intriguing and longer-term option in dynasty leagues, especially given Henry is playing on a one-year franchise tag in 2020.

Titans writer Jim Wyatt reports that team coaches still "really like" wide receiver Corey Davis. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is notable after the team did not pick up Davis' fifth-year option this off-season. Davis, the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft, is supposedly a favorite of coaches due to his blocking skills. A.J. Brown has become the top receiver on this run-first organization, which doesn't leave a lot of passing game volume for Davis entering 2020.

In-spite of the NFL’s restrictions regarding players working out together due to the coronavirus, Jonnu Smith has been able to work out one-on-one with Ryan Tannehill on a weekly basis. (Source: ProFootball Talk)

Fantasy Impact: Since both Smith and Tannehill live close to each other in South Florida, they’ve been able to get in some extra work done. Last season, Smith had a career year tallying up 35 receptions for 439 yards and three receptions. The majority of that total came when Tannehill became the starting quarterback for the Titans. They combined for 29 receptions for 342 yards and all three touchdowns came during their 10 games playing together. Smith is looking like a top 10 tight end for the 2020 fantasy season. He’s a must own in tight end in all formats.

Category: Rumors

Former NC State DT Larrell Murchison, the No. 174 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has agreed to terms on his four-year rookie deal with the Tennessee Titans. (Source: EnterSports Management on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murchison transferred from junior college to NC State where he went on to play two seasons with the Wolfpack. He accumulated 82 tackles (20 for loss) and 11 sacks in 25 games. He’ll look to add some depth up front to a stout Tennessee defense.

Category: Transactions

Former Titans WR and kick return specialist Darius Jennings has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Chargers. (Source: Ed Wasielewski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings got his first NFL opportunity back in 2015 with the Cleveland Browns. He didn’t play in 2016, but has played the last three seasons with the Titans. He was primarily used as a return man in Tennessee, and in 2018, he led the NFL with a 31.7-yard kickoff return average. With all the weapons on offense already in place in Los Angeles, he’ll likely be utilized in a similar special teams role with the Chargers.

Category: Transactions

Free-agent wide receiver Tajae Sharpe has agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Stefon Diggs off to the Buffalo Bills via a trade, the Vikings have an opening at wide receiver alongside Adam Thielen. Sharpe only caught 25 passes for the Titans last season but is still just 25 years old and seemingly has room for development. He will have to earn the starting job in Minnesota, but the opportunity is there for him.

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Tennessee TE MyCole Pruitt and the Titans have agreed to contract terms, per Pruitt’s representatives. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pruitt will be returning to Tennessee in 2020 for a third season. He’s only caught a total of 15 passes in those two seasons, as he’s used more in the run game to block for Derrick Henry. He’s not on the radar for fantasy leagues as long as Jonnu Smith remains healthy.

Category: Transactions

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Broncos are trading a seventh-round pick for Titans DT Jurrell Casey. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Casey, carrying a big salary, will certainly help improve Denver's defensive front. The 30-year-old played in 14 games for the Titans last season, totaling 26 tackles and five sacks. This could help clear up money for Tennessee to lock up running back Derrick Henry.

Category: Transactions

The Raiders have come to terms with free agent Marcus Mariota. (Source: Vincent Bonsignore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariota had a pretty rough 2019 as he was benched for Ryan Tannehill after some erratic play and a 2-4 record. Tannehill securely grabbed the starting job from there and was gifted with a four-year contract. Raiders' general manager Mike Mayock was very outspoken in his praise for Mariota as he was coming out of Oregon in 2015 so it's no shock that the Raiders are willing to take a shot with him now. Derek Carr has been rumored to be on the trade block, and if he is to move Mariota would assume the starting role and be a QB2. Assuming Carr stays, he will likely be the starter to begin the regular season, but with Mariota looking over his shoulder.

Category: Transactions

OT Dennis Kelly re-signs with the Tennessee Titans for three years, $21M with $8.75M guaranteed. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Solid money and a very solid opportunity for Kelly to fill the void that will be left by OT Jack Conklin, who signed a three-year, $42M deal earlier today with the Browns. Kelly and the Titans offensive line will be blocking for one of the best RBs in the NFL, Derrick Henry in 2020, who received the franchise tag today from Tennessee.

Category: Transactions

Jack Conklin and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to a three-year contract for $42 million. The deal includes $30 million fully guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Conklin was considered the top free agent right tackle off the board and his signing boosts Cleveland’s offensive line. This is great news for all Browns skilled position players. Conklin will start at right tackle and is a big upgrade to a Cleveland offensive line, which was questionable at best last season.

Category: Transactions

Ryan Tannehill and the Titans have reportedly agreed to a four-year contract worth $118 million. The deal includes $62 million fully guaranteed. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There were rumors earlier in the day that things were trending in this direction, and the parties were able to cross the finish line. In addition to locking in the highly efficient Tannehill, the move allows the Titans to franchise tag Derrick Henry, and further takes a suitor off the table for Tom Brady. Whether Tannehill can repeat his incredible 2019 season (22:6 TD:INT rate) is an open question, but at the very least, he should remain an upgrade over Marcus Mariota.

Category: Transactions

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Titans have released Delanie Walker. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 35-year-old has struggled to stay on the field the past couple of years and his release clears up $6.4 million in cap space. This certainly creates a big opportunity for Jonnu Smith, who will likely be a popular breakout candidate entering 2020.

Category: Transactions

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Titans informed Dion Lewis that they are releasing him. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move was expected as the Titans have to try and re-sign both Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry this off-season. Lewis signed a four-year deal with the Titans back in 2018 but hasn’t been as productive as the team originally hoped. Cutting him saves $4 million in cap space.

Category: Transactions

Harold Landry registered one solo tackle, one assisted tackle, and two QB hits in a 35-24 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.

Fantasy Impact: Landry was able to pressure Patrick Mahomes four times on Sunday but ultimately came up just short of finishing the job. Though the Titans will not be playing for the Lombardi trophy, Landry's second season was still impressive, highlighted by his nine sacks. He should be a player to look out for in the 2020 season.

Category: Game Recaps

Rashaan Evans was nowhere to be found in the Titan's 35-24 AFC Championship loss to the Chiefs, logging just a half tackle.

Fantasy Impact: Evans' worst statistical game of the year could not have come at a worse time, as the Titans' surprising playoff run came to an end at the hands of Kansas City. He did exit briefly with a foot injury but was able to return for the rest of the game. Evans had a solid sophomore year as the second-leading tackler for Tennesee, and should only see his role expand next season.

Category: Game Recaps

Logan Ryan finished Sunday night's 35-24 loss to Kansas City in the AFC Championship game with six solo tackles and one TFL.

Fantasy Impact: Ryan struggled mightily against the Chiefs, though most defenders have trouble containing the blistering speed of Kansas City's weapons. On top of his lack of tackles, he was credited with giving up five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown. Regardless, Ryan had a fantastic year for the Titans and should be amongst the highest DBs selected next year for IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Jayon Brown recorded five solo tackles and one pass break up in a 35-24 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship game.

Fantasy Impact: Much like the rest of the Titans' defense, Brown had no response to the potent Chiefs' offense. Despite falling short of a championship, Brown still had a successful campaign and will look to lead Tennessee back to the playoffs next year.

Category: Game Recaps