Jake Locker Name Titans Starting Quarterback: Fantasy Implications

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 17: Quarterback Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans looks to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL preseason game August 17, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The Titans have decided to go with Jake Locker as their starting quarterback. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tennessee has reached a decision on who will lead the offense in 2012. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports that Mike Munchak and the Titans have chosen Locker over Matt Hasselbeck for the upcoming season.

Analysis: Locker did not play well in his last preseason game against the Buccaneers. That didn't see to have an effect on the Titans decision, though, as they are ready to move forward with the second-year quarterback at the helm. In five games played last year, Locker threw for 542 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 56 yards and another score on the ground.

He's one of the more athletic quarterbacks in the league, and he isn't afraid to show off the cannon of an arm he has. Locker's accuracy was on 51.5 percent last season, so that will be an area he really needs to hone in on. Fantasy owners should still consider him as a backup for now in most situations.

For more on the Titans, check out Music City Miracles.

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