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|Delanie Walker is coming of his best fantasy season to date, and the addition of Offensive Coordinator Jason Michaels and Mariota should keep Walker within fantasy’s top 10 tight ends again in 2015. Michaels comes to Nashville following a three-year stint as the Tight Ends Coach with the Chargers, working with an aging Antonio Gates. Considering Walker is set to turn 31 years old in August, having an offensive coordinator who understands how to keep veteran players involved in the game plan each week is a coo for fantasy owners. Then there is the old adage of rookie quarterbacks leaning on the tight end position. If all goes according to plan, Walker should set new career bests in targets and catches. Adding to his appeal as a fantasy starter is the fact he was able to finish in the top 10 at the position with only four touchdown catches. A modest increase in this category with Mariota at the helm would see Walker make another small step forward in 2015. Anthony Fasano and Chase Coffman add depth to the position and could be used as a bye-week replacement should Walker miss any time during the year.
| Delanie Walker receives 12 stitches in his thumb|
Titans hoping star TE has a quick recovery
By: John Canario | Fri Aug 7, 4:45 pm
|Titans tight end Delanie Walker prides himself on being a tough guy, the kind of player who calls a cut that requires 12 inches to close just a scratch. So Walker, who suffered a thumb injury in Thursday’s practice, doesn’t expect to be sidelined too long. “It is not too bad; I should be OK,’’ Walker said. “I don’t think it’s anything serious. Doctors just wanted to make sure it was nothing serious.’ Walker, who led the team in catches (63) and receiving yards (890) in 2014, is one player the Titans can’t afford to lose. The injury occurred when safety Da’Norris Searcy collided with Walker while breaking up a Marcus Mariota pass over the middle. “I’m not concerned about it,” Walker said. “The trainers just wanted me to be smart about it, so I just went inside and made sure everything was OK with it.” (Columbia Daily Herald)|
FFToday's Take: Fortunately, the Titans' tight end did not suffer any fractures and the injury does not appear to be especially serious. Walker, 30, solidified his spot as a legitimate fantasy TE1 last season and should be a favorite target of rookie QB Marcus Mariota in 2015.