Walker caught five of eight targets for 35 yards Sunday against the Texans. Walker and wide receiver Rishard Matthews combined for 14 of the 16 completions by backup quarterback Matt Cassel, who started the finale after Marcus Mariota broke his leg in Week 16. The veteran tight end backed up his first career 1,000-yard campaign in 2015 with 65 catches for 800 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns this season. Walker will reprise the starting role next year, but could start to slow down given that he turns 33 in August.
Walker hauled in three of eight targets for 23 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-17 loss to Jacksonville. Walker was shut out in the first half while being targeted only once. He finally got it going after starting quarterback Marcus Mariota was carted off with a broken fibula in the second half, catching a 14-yard touchdown from backup Matt Cassel on the next drive. The veteran tight end almost had a second touchdown in garbage time, but failed to come down with a bobbling catch in the end zone. Walker showed good chemistry with Cassel, so his stock won't drop much despite Mariota's absence against the Texans next week.
Walker caught six of seven targets for 55 yards Sunday against the Chiefs. Walker led the team in targets while finishing second to wide receiver Rishard Matthews in both targets and yards. The veteran tight end is just three receptions short of his fourth straight 60-catch campaign.
Walker turned seven targets into two catches for 30 yards Sunday against the Broncos. Walker was the only Titans receiver to catch more than one ball as quarterback Marcus Mariota managed to complete just six passes for 88 yards. Nobody else saw more than three targets, proving that the veteran tight end is still the second-year quarterback's most trusted option when the going gets tough. Mariota had thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight consecutive games coming in, so it's safe to expect this passing game as a whole to bounce back next week against the Chiefs.
Walker hauled in three of four targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-21 win over the Bears, All of Walker's production came in the first half as the Titans raced out to a 21-7 lead. While the veteran tight end has earned a smaller share of targets compared to last season, he has been as effective as ever in the red zone. Walker has already tied his career high with six touchdowns, and seems likely to score some more following his Week 13 bye after finding pay dirt in three of his last four games.
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