Jake Locker injury update: Titans QB out, should be benched in fantasy

Wesley Hitt

Jake Locker will miss the Week 5 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is out for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Locker is dealing with a hip injury and was declared officially out on Friday. Locker is out indefinitely and is expected to miss more games than this one.

His backup is Ryan Fitzpatrick, who certainly doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence. If you were rolling with Locker as your primary quarterback, then you were probably pretty worried when the season started. By the time it got around to him getting injured, you were probably pleasantly surprised with what he (and the Titans) were doing this season.

Unfortunately, he sustained the injury, so now the options for your fantasy team are your current backup or Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick is a nine-season NFL veteran and has 93 touchdowns against 81 interceptions. He has a completion percentage of 59.4 yards over those nine seasons.

Fantasy Football: At this point, Locker is taking up space on fantasy rosters and nothing more. He shouldn't be cut or anything, but he's out of the equation for some time. If Fitzpatrick is truly your only option, then go with him and hope he plays out of his mind or something like that. We don't envy you, Locker owners.

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