The Week 12 matchup between the Tennessee Titans and the Philadelphia Eagles features two teams looking to rebound after they both got schooled last week. We've got the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.
At halftime of last week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it looked like the Titans had a chance to deliver an upset, but the second half of the game proved to be a completely different story. Regardless, fantasy owners did get a chance to watch quarterback Zach Mettenberger show us what he's capable of when things are clicking. He threw for 263 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the game and had an overall solid night from a fantasy perspective. He might be worth a look in deeper leagues as the stretch run to the playoffs continues.
As Mettenberger continues to learn, he will pass the ball off to running back Bishop Sankey in order to maintain variety in the Titans' offensive plans. Sankey only ran for 38 yards on 11 carries in last week's loss to the Steelers but coach Ken Wisenhunt said he was impressed with the rookie's performance and on top of that, Sankey did find his second rushing touchdown of the season game. He's only a fantasy option in very deep leagues but he's got some upside going forward.
The Eagles looked to be flying mighty high going into last week's game against the Green Bay Packers and then they promptly got blown out. Rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews struggled for most of the game but he benefited from racking up some numbers during garbage time and ended up with a fantastic night from a fantasy perspective going over the century mark and scoring a touchdown for the third week in a row. He should be in fantasy lineups this week against a Titans' defense that is lackluster at best against wide receivers.
Even if Matthews is unable to score for a fourth week in a row, the Eagles likely won't have a problem moving the ball through the air because they have been able to count on veteran Jeremy Maclin all year long. Maclin secured 9 catches for 93 yards and a touchdown last week and has done a bang up job replacing DeSean Jackson as the team's number one pass catcher this year. It wouldn't surprise anyone to see him go off for well over 100 yards and maybe even more than one touchdown this week. Fantasy owners should get both receivers in the lineup with Maclin obviously being the safer bet in this case.