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|Taken with the 8th overall selection in the 2011 draft, Locker spent most of his rookie year learning behind Matt Hasselbeck. He showed some playmaking ability in the three games that he received meaningful playing time, especially on the ground, running for 56 yards and a touchdown on just eight carries. As a passer, Locker’s accuracy is his biggest issue as he completed just 34 of 66 attempts although he did avoid throwing any interceptions. In 2012, Locker will be given an opportunity to unseat Hasselbeck to earn the starting position. While it seems likely that the team will open the season with Hasselbeck under center, Locker figures to get playing time given Hasselbeck’s injury history and declining play as the 2011 progressed. Unless he wins the job in camp, Locker should be avoided in redraft leagues but he is a decent prospect in dynasty leagues.
Comment: Locker has won the starting QB job in Tennessee.
|Mettenberger to start, end of Locker in TEN? -- Thu Oct 23 7:00 am --|
Titans will go with rookie QB in Week 8
|The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the situation. The move could also signal the beginning of the end for quarterback Jake Locker in Tennessee. The fourth-year pro has missed the last two games with a thumb injury and has struggled with injuries throughout his career. (The Tennessean)|
FF Today's Take: With Tennessee sitting at 2-5 the team has decided to give their rookie quarterback some playing time. It will be difficult to trust and Titans' receiver against the Texans defense this week. Delanie Walker will be a low-end TE1 consideration.
| QB Locker misses practice -- Wed Oct 8 7:17 pm --|
Titans' quarterback hopes to play despite sore thumb
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Jake Locker didn't practice Wednesday with a sore and swollen right thumb on his passing hand. He managed to throw some passes hopes to practice as much as possible the rest of the week. (AP)|
FF Today's Take: The Titans Week 6 opponent, Jacksonville, has been pretty generous to opposing quarterbacks this season. As a result, Jake Locker or Charlie Whitehurst may prove to be a useful plug and play option.
| Jake Locker expects to play versus Browns -- Wed Oct 1 6:30 pm --|
Practices with wrist injury
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Jake Locker practiced Wednesday for the Tennessee Titans, and now the quarterback will see how his right wrist responds to a full session of throwing the ball. Locker isn't overly concerned, he expects to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Ken Whisenhunt still wants to see how Locker feels Thursday after a full practice.
FF Today's Take: The Titans could only muster up 261 total yards against the Colts last Sunday with Charlie Whitehurst under center so fantasy owners should be hoping for Locker's return. Nonetheless, the entire passing game outside of TE Delanie Walker is a risky play against the Browns for week five.
| Locker out, Whitehurst to start for Tennessee -- Sun Sep 28 4:34 am --|
|Tennessee will start QB Charlie Whitehurst in place of the injured Jake Locker today at Indianapolis. (Adam Schefter via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Locker's wrist injury will keep him on the sidelines this week. Whitehurst will be a QB2 option against the Colts in Week 4.