News: Hagan caught both of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Washington.
Impact: Hagan's 38-yard touchdown catch with 7:41 remaining in the fourth quarter put the Titans up 17-16, though they ultimately lost the game on a last-second field goal. The score was Hagan's first this season, and it was only his third game of the year with a reception, as he continues to be an extremely limited fantasy option.
News: Hunter had one catch on two targets for six yards Sunday against the Redskins.
Impact: Just two weeks removed from a 99-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 5 against the Browns, Hunter posted his lowest yardage total all year. He's a classic boom-or-bust type player, though his booms are still relatively limited. He has just one touchdown this season and four games with fewer than 40 receiving yards, making him a very tough start in most fantasy leagues.
News: Wright had six catches on nine targets for 68 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Redskins.
Impact: Coming off his worst game of the season, catching one pass for six yards against the Jaguars, Wright led the Titans in targets, receptions and receiving yards, while scoring his third touchdown in as many games. He seems to have developed a decent chemistry with backup quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, though their relationship isn't likely to matter any more, as Jake Locker is expected to return from his wrist injury to face the Texans in Week 8.
News: Whitehurst completed 17-of-26 passes for 160 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Sunday against Washington.
Impact: Whitehurst connected with eight different receivers, including touchdowns to wideouts Kendall Wright and Derek Hagan. He has now thrown for two touchdowns in two of the last three games, though he's also failed to reach 200 passing yards in more than one game this season. Jake Locker is expected to return from his wrist injury next Sunday against the Texans, which would relegate Whitehurst back to the bench.
News: Sankey, starting in place of the injured Shonn Greene (hamstring), had 16 carries for 56 yards Sunday against the Redskins.
Impact: Sankey has started the last two games, but has failed to do much to warrant keeping the job whenever Greene is able to return. He's garnered 34 carries in the last two weeks, but has rushed for just 117 yards, a 3.4 YPC average that is below Greene's 4.3 average this season. Greene is still unable to practice, so it's entirely possible that he will not play in Week 8 against the Texans, which would give Sankey one more opportunity to show what he can do, before the team's Week 9 bye.
News: As expected, Shonn Greene (hamstring) will not play Sunday against Washington, leaving Sankey as the Titans' primary ballcarrier.
Impact: Sankey had 18 carries as the featured back last week against the Jaguars, and a similar workload seems like a good estimate for Sunday. The downside with Sankey is that Jackie Battle received the lone goal-line carry last week leaving Sankey's upside somewhat limited, if he is not getting the short-yardage work.
News: With Jake Locker (thumb) inactive for Sunday's game against Washington, Whitehurst will start at quarterback. Zach Mettenberger will serve as the backup.
Impact: The Washington defense has been especially porous lately, coughing up 11 passing scores in its last four games. If you're desperate for a starter in a standard league or looking for a second guy in a two-QB format, Whitehurst could be a decent sleeper option.
News: Locker (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game against Washington. Charlie Whitehurst will start for the Titans, with Zach Mettenberger serving as the backup.
Impact: Locker was limited in practice all week, and it became clear near the end of the week that Whitehurst was likely to get the start in this game. We'll track Locker's status closely leading up to next week's matchup with Houston.