Coming into the season, if you were looking at options in the Titans backfield to play on your fantasy team, chances are it was Bishop Sankey, or even the rookie David Cobb. Nowadays, it’s all Antonio Andrews.
Despite playing in only 5 games this season after missing the first 2 weeks with an injury, Andrews is the Titans leading rusher and has carried the ball much more than anyone else on the team – he has emerged as their top running option. Interim coach Mike Mularkey wants to run a tough, ground and pound style offense which definitely bodes well for Andrews – he should see an expanded workload from here on out.
Due to the ineffectiveness of last year’s 2nd round pick Bishop Sankey, that has opened the door for Andrews. He’s not the fastest or the most explosive back, but he fits what Mularkey wants to with his powerful running style – Andrews will likely be the #1 option in the redzone giving him plenty of TD opportunities.
Even though he hasn’t been consistently productive in his short stint this season, Andrews is an appealing fantasy prospect, as any starting RB is. He is coming off his best game of the season and with the promotion of Mularkey, his fantasy value increases.
While I’d still be hesitant to put Andrews into the starting lineup until he proves something, he does bring tremendous upside. He does have a great matchup this week as well against a depleted New Orleans defense. He should turn in a solid week and prove to warrant a start in the FLEX.