Jake Locker Could Start Next Week: Fantasy Implications

Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws the ball during the 1st half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Locker could start next week. How should you interpret the second-year player making a charge? We break down the fantasy implications.

Titans coach Mike Munchak said Jake Locker could start next week for the Titans after completing seven of his 13 passes for an 80-yard performance in Saturday night's game at Seattle.

Analysis: Locker went against the second-team defense of the Seahawks and didn't exactly impress in the process. Meanwhile, Matt Hasselbeck threw two picks on his nine attempts while completing just five balls for 45 yards. That's certainly not good for the incumbent. If you're scoring at home, Hasselbeck had a passer rating of 29.6 and Locker had 72.6. Fantasy owners in deeper leagues will want to be cognizant of Locker's preseason for his rushing presence and upside as a fantasy QB. The Titans have plenty of weapons with rookie Kendall Wright and with the troublesome Kenny Britt set to return after his likely suspension. The Titans will take on the Cardinals on ESPN on Thursday. Matt Hasselbeck really isn't worth drafting due to the lurking Locker.

For more on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider.

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