Aug 20, 2012
Jake Locker will start the 2012-2013 season as the Titans starting QB, indicating that Tennessee is clearly focused on building for the future. Locker has not been impressive this preseason and shouldn’t be owned in anything but ultra deep leagues.
Nate Washington figures to be Locker’s top target, and has good value in the later rounds of drafts. With Kenny Britt in and out of the lineup last year, Washington put together a career year (74 catchers for 1023 yards and 7 scores). Britt’s future a cloudy one, making Washington the most reliable pass catcher on the roster.
But if there is one player I am targeting on this roster, it is Jared Cook. The 4th year tight end has made vast improvements each off season, and I like his potential to develop a role as Locker’s safety valve. With a strong running game and an inexperienced QB, the Titans will face plenty of 8 man fronts, meaning mismatches aplenty for the 6’5″ tight end. This is a deep position, and if you’re not targeting a TE whose last name starts with a ‘G’, then I encourage you to wait and take Cook in the later rounds.