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2023 Titans Preview

2022 Titans Season Review

Record 7-10-0 Points for 298 ( 28th ) Points Allowed 359 ( 14th )

Off season roster recap

Added: C Corey Levin, C Aaron Brewer, RG Daniel Brunskill, TE Trevon Wesco, TE Alize Mack, WR Gavin Holmes, WR Kearis Jackson, WR Chris Moore, DT Jaleel Johnson, DT Naquan Jones ,LT Andre Dillard, LB Ben Niemann, LB Luke Gifford, S Mike Brown, CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, LB Arden Key,

Lost: QB Joshua Dobbs, WR Robert Woods, DE DeMarcus Walker, TE Austin Hooper, DL Mario Edwards Jr, K Randy Bullock C Ben Jones, T Taylor Lewan OLB Bud Dupree, LB Joe Schobert, LB Zach Cunningham LB David Long , K Josh Lambo

Draft Recap Offense: ( 11 ) OL Peter Skoronski , ( 33 ) QB Will Levis, ( 81 ) Tyaje Spears , ( 147 ) TE Josh Whyle, ( 186 ) OT Jaelyn Duncan, ( 228 ) Colton Dowell

Draft Recap Defense

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The Tennessee Titans are in a precarious position. Some still see them as contenders for the AFC South title, having started 7-3 ( one of the losses being an OT defeat to Kansas City )in 2022. On the other hand, they have serious question marks at pretty much every offensive position besides running back. Joshua Dobbs rose from third string afterthought, to completely surpassing Malik Willis and nearly carrying the Titans past the Jaguars in a pivotal Week 18 showdown, which still had playoff ramifications for Tennessee. The range out outcomes for the 2023 Tennessee Titans is one of the widest in the National Football League.

The odds on favorite to be the starting signal caller Week 1 is Ryan Tannehill, with potential franchise quarterback of the future Will Levis waiting in the wings. What does Tannehill have left in the tank? Can his body still hold up to the rigors of life as a starting NFL Quarterback, and to lead a team to the postseason? How quickly would the Titans turn to Will Levis if things go south? Whoever is under center for Tennessee will be under a lot of pressure, as the Titans allowed 49 sacks last year, sixth most in the league, and go into 2023 with the league’s worst graded offensive line, per PFF. The Titans did draft Peter Skorosnki , offensive lineman 11th overall to not only protect the quarterback, but to also help open up running room for Derrick Henry .

King Henry showed little signs of slowing down and showed no ill effects of the 2021 foot injury that limited him to 8 games. Henry faced a stacked box of eight or more defenders at a staggering 38% ( per NFL Next Gen stats) and still churned out a strong 1538 yards on the ground. Some may point to Henry turning 29 in January as the beginning of the decline for the menacing back. However, Henry has only had over 300 touches in three of his seven seasons. On the plus side for fantasy managers, Henry saw a career high in targets ( 41 ), catches ( 33 ) which only further solidified himself to be in the conversation for a first round pick in fantasy drafts this summer. Should Henry falter, last year’s 4th round draft pick Hassan Haskins and this year’s 3rd round pick out of Tulane, Tyjae Spears look to be the heir apparent to the Henry throne. Spears’ speed is clear to see in film from last year at Tulane, although a history of knee problems could derail his pro career.

2022 First round draft pick Treylon Burks showed flashes of brilliance late last season but without much in the way of a WR2 to take coverage off of him it could be tough sledding to justify his price in your fantasy draft ( His ADP is 78 on Fantasy Pros as of 6/26 ). Kyle Phillips, Nick Westbrook-Ikhne and Chris Moore will have ample opportunity to carve out a role in this offense, as unattractive as it may be from a fantasy football standpoint. Tennessee threw the third fewest pass attempts in the NFL ( 457 ) , shockingly throwing for under 100 yards in a game THREE times, and only passed for over 250 yards four times in 17 games. Tight End Chigoziem Okonwko is a star in the making; he was second in the ENTIRE NFL in yards per route run ( 2.61 ) behind only Tyreek Hill. On a team lacking pass catching options, Chiggy could stand to absorb at least some of the 60 targets vacated by Austin Hooper who is no longer with the team. New offensive coordinator Tim Kelly faces an uphill battle in getting quality production from these offensive skill players.

Defensively, Mike Vrabel’s squad has a few game changers led by Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry. The duo combined for 15.5 sacks last season, but the Titans have a lot of newly acquired players looking to learn a new system, and unproven players with limited NFL experience. Safety Kevin Byard will get some help on the back end in CB Sean Murphy Bunting coming over from Tampa Bay. Can Caleb Farley, the 22nd overall pick in 2021, get meaningful playing time and contribute? He has only two starts and 13 tackles in his two seasons.

New GM Ray Carthon has his work cutout for him in an AFC south that is suddenly full of young electric quarterbacks and playmakers. Can their run game and defense hold off the two rookie quarterbacks that are slated to start for their division rivals? The Titans own the 9th easiest schedule in the league; could that lead to overachieving and a sneaky playoff berth? Or could it lead to a Top-10 first round draft selection in 2024? I just don’t see a very good outcome for the Titans, who very well could have the league’s most vanilla and fantasy unfriendly offense.

2023 Schedule

Week 1 @ New Orleans Week 2 Los Angeles Chargers Week 3 @ Cleveland Week 4 Cincinnati Week 5 @ Indianapolis Week 6 Baltimore Week 7 BYE Week 8 Atlanta Week 9 @ Pittsburgh Week 10 @ Tampa Bay Week 11 @ Jacksonville Week 12 Carolina Week 13 Indianapolis Week 14 @ Miami Week 15 Houston Week 16 Seattle Week 17 @ Houston Week 18 Jacksonville

2023 Strength of schedule . 431 ( 9th easiest )

DraftKings O/U Prediction 7.5 wins

#mroviedo prediction 4 Wins 13 Losses

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