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Tennessee Titans
Arrowhead Stadium | Sunday, October 19 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Titans 27, Chiefs 7
Kansas City Chiefs
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKerry Collins
210 pass yards, 1 pass TD
Collins has done a good job of managing the game since taking over for Vince Young but that hasn't translated into big-time fantasy production. He's yet to reach 200 passing yards in a game and he's failed to throw more than one TD in any of his four starts. So even though this is a favorable matchup against the Chiefs, don't expect Collins to step up with a huge game.
RBChris Johnson
3 rec, 35 rec yards, 145 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Johnson owners have been patiently waiting for the rookie to deliver a banner game. The wait is over. The Chiefs rank dead last in the league in rushing defense, giving up 182.2 yards a game. Johnson has taken over as the Titans' primary RB and he'll have no trouble delivering against this woeful defense. Fresh off the bye, Johnson will put up the kind of game that will have his owners smiling for weeks. Count on it.
RBLenDale White
65 rush yards, 1 rush TD
White is laboring with a sore shoulder and the fact he isn't in Chris Johnson's class as a RB. But the one thing he can still do is find the end zone. The Titans will run all day against the Chiefs and that will give White a shot at another touchdown. If you need a flex play, he's a fine one this week.
WRJustin Gage
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Gage is healthy again and when he's been on the field with Collins he's delivered nicely for his fantasy owners. He's caught five passes in each of his two starts with Collins and scored once. He's a fine WR3 option this week now that he's back on the field.
WRJustin McCareins
2 rec, 25 yards
With Gage back, McCariens' fantasy value is extremely low. He could surprise with 2-3 catches, but don't expect much more than that. Keep him benched.
TEBo Scaife
5 rec, 40 yards
Scaife is quietly among the league leaders in receptions at the TE position. The Titans' passing game is built upon intermediate throws and Scaife has developed a strong rapport with Collins. The TE position has been weak this season so if you are looking for an upside play this week, Scaife is a good option to turn to.
KRob Bironas
3 PATs, 1 FG
Bironas is one of the top kickers in the league. Even in the most difficult of matchups, he has quality fantasy upside. When the matchup is sweet, he has the potential to be elite. That is the case this week. Start him with confidence.
Defense
4 sacks, 3 INT
The Titans have the league's fourth-ranked defense and are first in points allowed, surrendering a meager 11.2 per game. The Chiefs offense is scuffling and has major issues at QB so this is a prime matchup for Tennessee. Expect plenty of sacks, plenty of turnovers and a great defensive day for the Titans.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrodie Croyle
155 pass yards, 3 INT
Croyle is expected back in the starting lineup this week but his lackluster talent level is hardly the shot in the arm this team needs. He'll struggle to make plays against an aggressive Tennessee defense and will force throws and finish with 2-3 turnovers. He's a poor starting option as always.
RBLarry Johnson
3 rec, 15 rec yards, 45 rush yards, 1 rush TD
LJ is averaging 100 rushing yards a game in his last two games. The problem is he rushed for 198 yards in one of those games and a meager two yards in the other. Ugh. He won't get much done against a Tennessee rushing defense that gives up 95.8 yards a game so lower your expectations considerably for him this week.
RBJamaal Charles
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 10 rush yards
Charles remains a change-of-pace RB for the Chiefs. He'll get a couple of receptions each week but isn't involved enough to consider from a starting standpoint. Look elsewhere for RB help this week.
WRDwayne Bowe
5 rec, 60 yards
Despite the Chiefs issues offensively, Bowe is having a fine fantasy season. He ranks 26th in standard scoring leagues with 27 receptions and two TDs He's been good for five receptions or more in every game but one so look for him to deliver in that regard again. He's a solid starting option as always.
WRDevard Darling
1 rec, 10 yards
Darling remains one of the worst starting WRs in the league. He isn't worthy of fantasy consideration in any league.
TETony Gonzalez
4 rec, 40 yards
The trade deadline came and went and Gonzalez remains with the Chiefs. Sorry, Tony. This is an ugly offense and even though Gonzalez remains one of the game's premier TEs, his talent isn't being utilized to its fullest capacity. At a weak TE position, though, he remains one of the few starters you can rely on.
KNick Novak
1 PAT, 1 FG
Stuck on a terrible offense, Novak's scoring chances are few and far between. He won't be very active this week so keep him benched.
Defense
2 sacks
The Chiefs don't provide much help for fantasy owners. They'll struggle to stop Johnson and White on the ground and Collins will do just enough through the air to keep them honest. They're a poor starting option again this week.
 
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