The Titans are a team that is built around the ability of their offensive line to allow their power back Derrick Henry to just run through people. As a result, this has allowed Ryan Tannehill the opportunity to play well off the back of play-action, as part of an incredibly efficient passing game.
During the offseason, the team managed to add Julio Jones to its ranks- who will fill the role as a (likely) secondary receiver on the team. That could lead to a more balanced offense, but it’s more likely that the team continues to operate in a similar way. With efficient passes off play-action.
2021 Fantasy Preview Tennessee Titans- Projected Depth Chart
- Derrick Henry: Henry is a human wrecking ball. Just ask the defenders that he has fended off into next week. The offense is built around him, so he will get plenty of touches. The issue comes with the fact that the team don’t use him on passing plays, which can hurt his value in PPR leagues.
- AJ Brown: Brown is one of the top receivers in the league. He has had to be efficient with the opportunities that come his way, given the importance put on the running game. However, Brown has shown the ability to take any pass deep downfield, and break tackles along the way.
- Julio Jones: Jones moved over to the team during free agency via a trade. He could well be improved, as he is likely to receive secondary coverage, but he started to show signs of age which bumps him down a little.
- Ryan Tannehill: Tannehill is still looked at as an average QB after his early career was a little inconsistent. However, with an effective running game, he has managed to flourish with the Titans. With Jones on the roster now, Tannehill has the best receiving group he has had in his career.
Keep an eye on
- Anthony Firkser: Firkser has been an effective stand-in when required previously. This offseason, the team allowed Jonnu Smith to leave. That could give Firkser an opportunity to step up in the offense. Have a look at the targets that come his way early in the season
- Darrynton Evans: Evans didn’t do too much at all in his rookie season, but we could see more touches this season. Ultimately he is the backup to a running back that has taken quite a few hits in his career.
***Note: All projections and discussions are assuming full PPR formats.***