Fantasy Fact: Bench Marcus Mariota in Week 2
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said on Friday that he expects both of the team’s quarterbacks to play against the Texans on Sunday.
This isn’t college football Mike.
Vrabel is obviously trying to keep the health of his starting quarterback hush-hush, but word has gotten out as to why “both quarterbacks” will play on Sunday.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that, as of Saturday night, Mariota “still isn’t able to grip the ball normally.”
Given the nature of the quarterback position, that would seem to make him an unlikely participant in Sunday’s game. Per the report, however, the team has yet to decide which player will start the game and that it is shaping up to be a game-time decision.
Either way, if you are a Mariota fantasy owner, don’t take any chances and bench him for Week 2. There are plenty of other quarterback options out there for you to choose from–not that Mariota should be your only QB option anyway.
Add in the offensive line woes: Left tackle Taylor Lewan and right tackle Jack Conklin have both been ruled out, and Schefter reports top backup Dennis Kelly, who has been hospitalized with a virus, will also miss the game. Tyler Marz, who was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, and Kevin Pamphile are expected to start at tackle for Tennessee.