PTajae SharpeWR TEN (13) 4 hours ago
Sharpe caught one pass (on four targets) for 60 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Sharpe started the Titans' first drive by keeping his concentration through a dropped interception and reeling off a huge catch-and-run gain that nearly ended in a touchdown. In doing so, Sharpe continued to prove deserving of a starting spot as a rookie, and his four targets also tied for a team lead Saturday. Although he entered the league relatively unknown, Sharpe has built considerable stream going into his first season and is someone shrewd fantasy owners should certainly be aware of in advance of drafts.
Virgil GreenTE DEN (11) 4 hours ago
Green caught three of three passes for 14 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason win over Los Angeles.
Make it 10 catches on 10 targets this preseason for Green, who both through his play and Jeff Heuerman's injury woes has all but locked up the starting tight end job. The long-time blocking tight end has shown reliable hands and the athleticism to turn up field this preseason. He finds himself in an offense that tends to feature the tight end heavily in the passing game.
Emmanuel SandersWR DEN (11) 4 hours ago
Sanders brought in three of four targets for 45 yards in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.
Denver's offense was struggling with narrow running lanes and missed connections until Sanders took a short underneath pass and turned it up field - diving for a first down. It will be easy to dismiss Sanders as the No. 2 receiver in an offense predicated on running the ball and with so-so quarterback play, but Sanders showed last year that he often provides a more reliable safety net for quarterbacks than No. 1 Demaryius Thomas and has the speed to both stretch defenses deep and turn short catches into long gains.
Marcus MariotaQB TEN (13) 4 hours ago
Mariota completed 9-of-16 passes for 170 yards and rushed three times for 20 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Mariota played the entire first half Saturday, leading the Titans' offense to 20 points by halftime. He entered the game having completed 14 of his 15 previous preseason attempts, so although Saturday's showing inevitably dropped his completion percentage, his 10.6 yards per attempt marked a high through the exhibition slate. So too did Mariota's three rushes for 20 yards, showing how effective he was against Oakland. With what could be a big second season ahead of him, it wouldn't be surprising if Mariota's playing time is restricted for Thursday's preseason finale.
Demaryius ThomasWR DEN (11) 4 hours ago
Thomas snatched four of eight targets for 63 yards in Saturday's win over the Rams.
Among Thomas' grabs was a 43-yard connection that he nabbed with one hand while being interfered with. The play showed off what Thomas is capable of providing presumed starter Trevor Siemian. It wasn't all good news, however, as Thomas continues to achieve the amazing while struggling with the basics. Siemian missed Thomas on a simple crossing pattern early and then Thomas failed to bring in a pass over the middle that hit him in the hands.
DeMarco MurrayRB TEN (13) 4 hours ago
Murray finished with eight carries for 40 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Murray's work came in just over one quarter of play, continuing his efficient and effective preseason thus far. The veteran reeled off a team-long rush of 17 yards on his first touch, before punching in from one-yard out to cap off the Titans' first offensive drive. On the whole, Murray now boasts 153 yards and two touchdowns on 19 preseason carries, giving him an eye-opening 8.1 yards per rush. With rookie Derrick Henry impressing behind him as well, the Titans have to feel good about their running game going into this season.
PCody LatimerWR DEN (11) 4 hours ago
Latimer (knee) walked off gingerly after hurting his knee blocking for the punt return unit. The injury is not believed to be serious, Denver Post reports.
Both Latimer and head coach Gary Kubiak downplayed the severity of the injury, with Latimer saying that he believes that he'll be ready for the season opener against Carolina. Fellow backup receiver Bennie Fowler remains out with a fractured elbow, leaving the No. 3 receiver job open for Latimer. Latimer has showed flashes of the player Denver thought it was getting in the second round of the 2014 draft, accumulating nine catches for 121 yards in just over two games of work.
Olivier VernonDL NYG (8) 4 hours ago
Vernon had five tackles, including one for a loss, and pressured Ryan Fitzpatrick into bad throws several times Saturday against the Jets.
Vernon's been a disruptive force this preseason, looking very much like the player who dominated in the second half last year and for whom the Giants paid $85 million this offseason.
Derrick HenryRB TEN (13) 5 hours ago
Henry rushed 12 times for 49 yards and a touchdown, and caught one pass for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Henry's 49 yards led the Titans, but he didn't touch the ball until after DeMarco Murray exited the game with eight carries for 40 yards and a touchdown. While Murray is the team's starting running back and has been quite impressive this preseason, Henry also continued his success when called upon Saturday. His score from three yards out capped a 14-play, 85-yard drive with Tennessee's first-team offense, and through three preseason appearances, Henry has now rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, giving him an average of 5.7 yards per tote. With numbers like those, Henry is clearly ready to contribute as a rookie, which along with Murray, could give the Titans a strong one-two running punch once the regular season kicks off.
PCody LatimerWR DEN (11) 5 hours ago
Latimer suffered a knee injury in Saturday's win over the Rams, but he doesn't think it'll keep him from playing Week 1, Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post reports.
The specifics of Latimer's injury won't be known until after his MRI on Sunday, but his optimism is an encouraging sign for the third-year receiver. Look for Jordan Norwood to see some extra snaps if Latimer misses any time.