Jake Locker plays through injury, looking good for fantasy owners

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Jake Locker played through injury on Sunday and looked pretty good. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker wasn't 100 percent in his team's 31-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but he came back from an injury at least two weeks earlier than expected and still managed to look pretty good while doing it.

Locker had a bad interception to cornerback Tramaine Brock early, but settled down and finished with 326 yards, two touchdowns and said aforementioned interception. To compare, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick finished with 199 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Of course, Locker had 29 rushing yards to Kaepernick's 68, and had no touchdowns on the ground while Kaepernick had one. Still, the big story here is that Locker played, and while he looked iffy on his injured knee/hip from time to time, he threw the football well and ultimately put up some yardage and points against a very good secondary.

Fantasy Impact: Locker fantasy owners had to be pleased with his performance prior to his injury, and having to deal with potentially using Ryan Fitzpatrick as a handcuff for the third week in a row had to be demoralizing. Locker will have better games this season, but what's most important is that he didn't appear to suffer any setbacks in regards to his injury, and that he threw the football well.

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