It's time to start thinking about fantasy football, and we have started going team by team to let you know what each NFL franchise can do for your fantasy squad. You can click here to see if your team has been previewed yet. If it isn't there, chances are it's coming soon. We have finished the NFC and AFC West, the NFC South, and move on to the AFC South.
*Rankings are based on a 12-team, standard scoring format.
2011 RECORD: 6-10
2012 BYE WEEK: 8
TOP DRAFT PICKS: (1) Chance Warmack- G- Alabama
(2) Justin Hunter- WR- Tennessee
(3) Blidi Wreh-Wilson- CB- UConn
QUARTERBACK: With Matt Hasselbeck gone, the job is solely in the hands of 2011 1st round pick Jake Locker. Locker wasn't good at all last year when he was on the field. He had more interceptions than touchdowns (11-10), and ranked 28th in the league in completion percentage. He is a decent runner at the position, managing 26.5 yards per game on the ground, but he only scored one rushing touchdown. Locker remains an upside guy, but at this point you can't spend a draft pick on him.
RUNNING BACK: Chris Johnson ran for a respectable 1,243 yards last season, scoring 6 touchdowns. While it is unlikely that he will return to the form that netted him 2,000 yards, he can probably be had at more of a value than he should. If Johnson can add in a few more touchdowns, he goes from disappointment to surprise in a hurry. The Titans will still be a run-first offense, and Johnson is obviously in line to be the workhorse. Shonn Greene is in from New York to be the backup. He tallied over 1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns last year for the Jets, but has been nursing an ankle most of the preseason. Draft Johnson as a RB2 and hope he picks up the scoring. Greene is a late flier if you think Johnson will get hurt or be ineffective.
WIDE RECEIVER: The Titans have a ton of depth at the receiver position. The problem is they don't have a guy who has established himself as a true #1. Nate Washington led the team in receiving yards last season with 746, Kendall Wright was second with 626, and Kenny Britt was third with 589. All three of them tied for the team lead with 4 touchdowns a piece. Damian Williams had 324 yards with no touchdowns. Rookie Justin Hunter is a big time playmaker, but has been in the coaching doghouse so far this preseason. Washington has a nagging foot injury and Wright has a sprained knee. Britt is the top dog out of the bunch going into the season, but even he is a WR4. Williams may see time early, but isn't worth a draft spot. Wright and Washington can be drafted as depth, with the hope that one of them takes over as the full time #2 across from Britt. My guess is that Wright is the more valuable of the 2 by the time it's said and done.
TIGHT END: The departure of Jared Cook leaves Delanie Walker as the top tight end option on the Titans. Walker had 344 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns last year for San Francisco. Both of those were career highs. In short, there is no reason you should be drafting him to your fantasy team.
KICKER: Rob Bironas was 25-31 on field goals last year. He hit only 1 from over 50 yards, and he plays for a sub-par offense. Bironas doesn't need to be drafted.
DEFENSE-SPECIAL TEAMS: Tennessee gave up the most points in the league last season. I won't waste time telling you why they shouldn't be owned.