The Lowdown: Saints to use TE by Committee? Titans Expect More From Bishop Sankey
“He was the first running back chosen in the 2014 draft and the 54th overall selection, but Sankey did not explode onto the scene for the Titans last year. He averaged 3.7 yards on his 152 carries and his longest run was for just 22 yards. Sankey contributed a bit in the passing game with 18 catches for 133 yards, but again, not as much as the Titans envisioned. Sankey missed OTAs because of school commitments and never quite seemed to catch up.
Sankey is the odds-on favorite to be the starter when the season gets underway, simply because he has a year’s experience and a full offseason under his belt.”
Most people will be writing off Bishop Sankey come draft season after his disappointing rookie season. But this isn’t the same Titans team from last season, although, they are going to fairly inexperienced. They have made some strides in trying to improve their offense. They drafted Marcus Mariota and Dorial Green-Beckham and they finally cut Shonn Green. It’s also possible that the recent Justin Hunter news could improve their offense as Hunter’s main contributions tended to come on boom/bust plays that busted a lot more than they boomed.
The Titans ranked 30th in points forced and 29th in total yards in 2014 ….. so nowhere to go but up, right? Their off-season additions certainly aren’t going to make them any worse and Sankey’s struggles could’ve just been a product of the horrible Titans offense. Fantasy Douche has three reasons he’s not giving up on Bishop Sankey and Anthony Amico warns you about writing off players who had bad rookie seasons.
Saints Tight Ends
“Both tight ends Josh Hill and Benjamin Watson will be involved. And Nick Toon, Brandon Coleman, Seantavius Jones, Josh Morgan and Joe Morgan will battle it out this summer for the No. 3 and No. 4 receiver jobs (see below).”
Josh Hill’s ADP has been on a minor roller coaster the last few months and now with talk about the Saints approaching their tight ends in committee fashion, it may be difficult to project him for the breakout season we once thought he’d have. The ESPN article also notes that maybe Marques Colston could play more of a red zone role with the departure of Jimmy Graham, a role Colston was once very familiar with. Hill could be fine flier if you’re looking for TEs in the late rounds of your draft, but we may have to temper our expectations for now. Some have projected the Saints to have a more balanced offense this season, but I think it’s being overstated. Anthony Amico wonders if Nick Toon is your late round lottery ticket in 2015 and find out why Fantasy Douche is a nervous CJ Spiller dynasty owner.