Mariota had a front-row seat for Derrick Henry's record-setting 238-yard, four-touchdown night, a caliber of effort that also left him playing a complementary role. The 25-year-old did see his modest two-game streak of two touchdowns apiece come to an end, but he was highly efficient while completing 75.0 percent of his passes. Mariota has now connected on greater than 70.0 percent of his throws in five of his last seven contests, and he'll look to continue his solid play when Tennessee takes on the Giants in a Week 15 interconference battle.
Mariota's assertions that his Week 14 status is not in jeopardy were validated by Tuesday's official injury report in advance of Thursday night's game against the Jaguars. He's put up solid fantasy numbers over his last two games, but Mariota faces a challenge this week while going up against a Jacksonville defense that dominated the Colts in a 6-0 victory in Week 13.
Though he was limited in practice Tuesday, Mariota (hand) indicated that there are no doubts about his status for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
We'll have to see if the QB ends up with an injury designation for the contest, or is removed from the Titans' Week 14 injury report altogether come Wednesday, but based on Mariota's comments, it looks safe to roll with him as usual in fantasy lineups this week.
Mariota (hand) is listed as a limited participant on the Monday practice report, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
The Titans didn't actually practice, but they're estimating Mariota would've been limited by an injury to his throwing hand if they had. He didn't seem to have any trouble in Sunday's 26-22 comeback win over the Jets, completing 20 of 35 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and an interceptions. Mariota did have issues with his throwing elbow and hand earlier this season, so it's worth keeping an eye one as the Titans continue to prepare for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.
Mariota completed 20 of 35 passes for 282 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 26-22 win over the Jets. He also rushed four times for 43 yards.
Mariota got off to a slow start -- highlighted by a pick-six -- failing to lead a scoring drive on the Titan's first five offensive possessions. However, he rebounded to lead a 68-yard touchdown drive to close the first half, capped off by a 12-yard pass to find the end zone. Mariota also led the game-winning drive, ultimately finding Corey Davis for a score with only 36 seconds remaining in the game. He's now managed multiple passing touchdowns in four of his last five games, and his effectiveness running the ball also gives him an appealing floor.
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