The Tennessee Titans is struggling to get going and so the coaching staff finally made a change in Week 6. Head coach Mike Vrabel benched Marcus Mariota in the third quarter and replaced him with Ryan Tannehill. Mariota was 7 of 18 for 63 yards and two interceptions at the time of the benching.
Fantasy football analysis, Titans QBs Marcus Mariota, Ryan Tannehill
It’s been an up and down season for Mariota. It’s unlikely he was getting many starts in traditional fantasy football or DFS contests. He has two games with three touchdowns — at Cleveland in Week 1 and at Atlanta in Week 4 — but his accuracy has been all over the place. He’s alternate high 50s and high 60s in completion percentage, and clearly the coaching staff has had it for the time being.
It’s hard to assess what this means for fantasy football purposes. Tannehill isn’t a particularly good quarterback, so this isn’t an upgrade — and yet who knows if it’s actually a downgrade given what we’ve seen of Mariota this year. It’s just a messy situation for now and Derrick Henry is really the only viable offensive fantasy option for the time being.