The Tennessee Titans got trampled by the Cincinnati Bengals in every aspect of their 33-7 loss on Sunday. At some point during the blowout, the Titans starting quarterback, Jake Locker, had his right wrist bent in an awkward way, leaving him unable to grip a football after the game. It’s important to note that the injury he suffered occurred to his throwing wrist.
He finished Sunday’s game completing 17 of his 34 passes for 185 yards with 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, equating to a quarterback rating of 41.9. However, he did add 6 rushes for 50 yards which will always be the upside Locker brings to fantasy owners.
Locker has performed awfully in consecutive weeks now and is shaping up to be a lower QB2 who only performs well against subpar defenses, exemplified against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1. The rushing ability certainly adds upside to his game, but the inconsistency of his arm makes it near impossible to start Locker in 12 team leagues.
Locker’s status has not yet been determined for the Titans Week 4 matchup against the soft Indianapolis pass defense. If he can’t suit up to play we will likely see Charlie Whitehurst under center, but be warned he is not startable in any leagues with 16 or less owners.