Fowler scored a three-yard rushing touchdown on his only touch in Sunday's 37-16 win at Jacksonville. Fowler possesses more skill than your typical fullback, but he rarely gets a chance to flash that ability. He'll get the occasional chance to punch it in near the goal line, but thumpers DeMarco Murray (hamstring) and Derrick Henry usually get priority over Fowler.
Fowler (thigh) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report and is expected to play Sunday against Oakland. Fowler is set to be the Titans' starting fullback, but if the last two seasons are any projection of what's ahead, he'll see few chances to be fantasy relevant. The 2015 fourth-round pick has had eight career rushing attempts for 16 yards and one touchdown, combined with six career receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown.
Fowler (thigh) could return to action as soon as this week, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports. The Titans initially thought Fowler's injury was much more significant, but following a medical analysis of his bruised thigh it seems like he'll be back sooner than anticipated. As it currently stands, Fowler projects to be the team's starter for the season opener, but there's still work to be had for the 27-year-old out of Alabama.
Fowler bruised his thigh during Saturday's preseason game, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Fowler exited Saturday's exhibition with an unspecified injury, but thankfully he doesn't seem to have suffered anything serious. That assessment could change if the fullback misses significant practice time this week, though.
Fowler caught a 14-yard pass Sunday against the Raiders. Fowler has been used almost exclusively as a traditional fullback this season. The 2015 fourth-rounder out of Alabama hasn't been the versatile weapon the Titans were hoping for when they drafted him that early.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|15||12/17||@San Francisco 49ers||28||22.00|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Rams||32||27.00|