Jackie Battle RB TEN 11 Months

Speaking Monday, Titans coach Mike Munchak said Jackie Battle (neck) "should be OK" for Week 7.

Battle was active Sunday, but only on an emergency basis. He played just one snap despite being listed as "probable" on the injury report. The Titans are hopeful of getting Shonn Greene (knee) back for Week 7, so it's possible Battle will sit out ahead of Tennessee's Week 8 bye.

Jackie Battle RB TEN 11 Months

Jackie Battle was held without a touch in Tennessee's Week 6 loss to Seattle.

Battle was active, but if he played a snap, we didn't see it. He was listed as "probable" on the injury report with a neck issue after a full week of practice. With Shonn Greene (knee) nearing a return, Battle's fantasy moment in the sun has come and gone.

Jackie Battle RB TEN 11 Months

Jackie Battle carried four times for 12 yards in the Titans' Week 3 win over San Diego.

Battle is filling in for Shonn Greene (knee scope) in the change-of-pace and "big back" role. He has no real fantasy value aside from random goal-line chances, which Battle hasn't gotten in back-to-back weeks.

Jackie Battle RB TEN 12 Months

Jackie Battle rushed for 13 yards on six attempts in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Texans.

With Shonn Greene out with a knee injury, Battle again acted as the short-yardage back behind Chris Johnson. He's not on the fantasy radar whatsoever.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Jul 24 '13

Titans signed RB Jackie Battle and TE DeMarco Cosby.

They also waived QB Nate Enderle and RB Alvester Alexander. We've seen Battle's act many times before, and he's a straight-line, largely plodding power back with extremely limited running ability. He's Shonn Greene insurance.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Dec 30 '12

Jackie Battle rushed 19 times for just 37 yards in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Pressed into a feature back role once again, the plodding Battle predictably got nothing going. Running with form similar to that of an elephant, he finishes the season averaging 3.27 YPC on 95 rushes. The Chargers desperately need to upgrade the backup position behind Ryan Mathews. Battle is now an unrestricted free agent anyway.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Dec 19 '12

Coach Norv Turner mentioned Jackie Battle before Curtis Brinkley when asked how he'll replace Ryan Mathews (clavicle) over the final two games.

In last week's loss to the Panthers, Battle saw just three touches while Brinkley got nine. But that may have been due to the 21-0 deficit the Chargers faced when Mathews went down. "Jackie will get a chance to play," Turner said. "And Brink played some yesterday, though I don't know that he would play on third down. And we'll probably add Edwin Baker to the 53-man roster." Battle is a straight-line power runner that lacks upside but will handle goal-line work. He'd be an even weaker Week 16 desperation start if Ronnie Brown (hamstring) makes it back into the lineup.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Dec 16 '12

Jackie Battle rushed three times for two yards and caught two passes for 12 yards in San Diego's Week 15 blowout loss to Carolina.

Battle saw a slight uptick in usage because Ryan Mathews left with an early second-quarter shoulder injury. Curtis Brinkley played more of the snaps, however, because he's a superior passing-down option and San Diego was in passing situations all day due to a huge deficit. Should Mathews and Ronnie Brown (hamstring) not play in Week 16, Battle would figure to be the primary early-down back against the Jets.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Nov 25 '12

Jackie Battle rushed just twice for two yards and caught one pass for 10 yards in Week 12 against the Ravens.

Ryan Mathews got the start in Week 12, rightfully so, and Battle was a non-factor. He'll never have fantasy value unless Mathews gets hurt, and even then it wouldn't be very high.

Jackie Battle RB TEN Nov 19 '123 Comments

Jackie Battle started the Chargers' Week 11 loss to the Broncos.

Battle was the feature back on the Chargers' first two possessions. Then Ryan Mathews, who had been nursing a stiff neck, came on and carried the load the rest of the way. Battle finished with four carries for just negative-three yards. There's no real explanation for why Norv Turner started Battle if Mathews was healthy enough to play.