CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck #8 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)
Matt Hasselbeck worked with the Titans first team offense on Wednesday, but it is still unclear whether he or Jake Locker will start the team's preseason opener on Saturday against Seattle. We break down the fantasy implications.
Matt Hasselbeck worked with the first team at Tennessee Titans practice on Wednesday, but it is still unclear whether he or Jake Locker will start the team's preseason opener against Seattle on Saturday, according to tweets from Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. Locker had the better practice today, as Hasselbeck threw a pair of interceptions. Titans head coach Mike Munchak urged reporters not to read into which quarterback starts Saturday's game. Munchak also said that Locker and Hasselbeck will play an equal amount of time. Wyatt expects Hasselbeck to start.
Analysis: The Titans quarterback competition is one of the most compelling to follow for fantasy purposes. Tennessee is building an explosive offense, and Locker is expected to be the trigger man long term. Still, the team is not ready to hand over the keys to the offense just yet. Locker needs to prove himself before being thrown into action. If he wins the job, Locker makes for an intriguing late-round sleeper at quarterback. He has the skills, both running and passing, and talent around him to make a fantasy impact this season. He's a savvy pick as a backup quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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