2013 Team Outlook: Tennessee Titans
A fantasy football preview of the Tennessee Titans this season. Profiled players include Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jake Locker, Chris Johnson, Shonn Greene, and Kendall Wright.
The 35 year old kicker from Georgia Southern resigned with the Titans on a 2-year contract. He enters his 9th NFL season as one of the best long range kickers in the league (22-of-31 from 50+ yards in his career), but is coming off a disappointing 2012 (25 for 31 -- his worst percentage since 2006). Bironas has yet to miss a game and his big leg makes him well worth targeting as the Titans offense has added some pieces which should allow them improve on their 21 PPG average from 2012.
The Titan defense allowed the most PPG (29) in the league in 2012, but for fantasy purposes they can serve as an adequate bye week filler. Their defense totaled 39 sacks and 19 INTs last season and totaled five DEF/ST touchdowns. Provided your league rewards special teams scoring, the Titans are worth considering for leagues that require two DEF/ST selections as Darius Reynaud amassed three return TDs in 2012.
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2008
Education: graduate from LaSalle University (Accounting major)
Occupation: been working in Commercial Real Estate Analytics since 2000 (Morningstar Credit Ratings)
Fantasy Football Experience:
Been playing fantasy football since 1990 and fantasy baseball since 1995.
Have been writing fantasy football and baseball articles for FFToolbox since 2008.
Content manager for Spinball Inc. - responsible for planning all fantasy football related articles and coordinating/editing submissions from guest writers. Also take the lead on radio appearances (Sirius radio, blogtalk etc.)
Spinball's Mock Draft top 100 for the 2013 draft finished well ahead of ESPN self procalimed draft guru Mel Kiper: http://www.thehuddlereport.com/scoring/top100.shtml
Favorite Teams: all things Minnesota - Vikings, Twins, Twolves, Gophers, Wild. Also support home town Phillies (was in attendance for World Series clinching game 5 in 2008). Favorite athlete of all time was Kirby Puckett.
Interests: running (completed Philly marathon 3 times), playing all sports (specifically baseball, football, tennis), concerts/music (drumming) - attended SXSW three times, cooking, travel (attended Wimbledon and hoping to make it to Aussie and French Opens in near future).