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Tennessee Titans

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November 8, 2020 06:12 PM
Titans' Desmond King: Moves to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King had his roster exemption lifted Saturday, indicating that he'll be on the active roster for Sunday's game versus the Bears, John Glennon of reports.

The Titans traded a sixth-round pick for King on Tuesday, and it appears the fourth-year cornerback is on track to make his debut with the team. It's unsettled how much work King will handle right away, but he could be deployed immediately as the team's slot corner and possibly as the punt returner, too.

November 3, 2020 02:04 PM
Titans' Desmond King: Shipped to contender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Titans acquired King via trade from the Chargers for a sixth-round draft pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

King received All-Pro honors in 2018 for his work as a punt returner and defensive back. However, his role with the Chargers diminished of late. Since he was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, the team opted to move on early. The 2017 fifth-round pick is a good fit with the Titans, who have struggled with injuries in their secondary this year and allowed 268.7 passing yards per game (sixth most in the league). King likely will cover the slot, and he may be available for this Sunday's game versus the Bears if he clears the COVID-19 protocols in time.

October 31, 2020 06:32 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Surprisingly out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (not injury related) will not play Sunday against the Broncos.

It's tough to really speculate why King was ruled out considering the team didn't list an injury or illness as the culprit for the designation. Michael Davis will once again step in as the No. 1 cornerback opposite Casey Hayward with some combination of Tevaughn Campbell, Brandon Facyson and Alohi Gilman set to provide depth and versatility to the rest of the secondary.

October 1, 2020 05:20 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Set to take over slot role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Anthony Lynn said Thursday that King is expected to start at slot cornerback in place of Chris Harris (foot), Joe Reedy of AP News reports.

King played a rotational role during the Chargers' first three games of the season, but he now looks in line to handle an every-down role in the slot during Sunday's game in Tampa Bay. The 2017 fifth-round pick stands to start for at least the next three weeks, with Harris having been placed on IR.

June 29, 2020 08:24 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Ready for 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (ankle) is healthy and ready to go for the upcoming season, Lindsey Thiry of reports.

King injured his ankle in the Chargers' 2019 season finale and had to exit early. It was never announced how serious the issue was, but it appears he's good to go as the coming campaign approaches. The dynamic slot cornerback and return man will be a part of a stacked secondary in Los Angeles.

April 25, 2020 07:20 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Could be trade candidate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (ankle) could be a candidate to be traded after the Chargers added returner Joe Reed in the 2020 NFL Draft, Mike Clay of reports.

At first glance, the report seems odd considering King was still a playmaker in the slot with the Chargers last season. But the offseason signing of Chris Harris likely takes away King's starting role on defense, and the decision to draft explosive returner Reed in the fifth could remove the third-year corner's chances to make an impact in the return game. Slot corners were devalued to a near absurd level in free agency this offseason, so while the Chargers may try to sniff out some sort of trade market for King, they might be surprised with how little interest they get in return.

December 29, 2019 02:56 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (ankle) has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

King was a healthy scratch in Week 15's loss to the Vikings, and he logged a season-low 21 defensive snaps in Week 16's loss to the Raiders. The third-year corner's playing time was already dwindling, and now his season is over. King will finish the year with 51 tackles (40 solo), 2.5 sacks and two pass breakups. In his stead, Brandon Facyson figures to see an uptick in usage.

December 30, 2019 04:20 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Kansas City.

It's unclear how King suffered the injury, but he was forced to leave the game late in the first quarter. As long as the 2017 fifth-round pick is sidelined, look for Troymaine Pope to handle return duties, and Brandon Facyson to see an increase in cornerback snaps.

December 19, 2019 10:56 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Not listed on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

King was a surprise inactive during this past Sunday's loss to the Vikings, listed out for non-injury reasons. Denzel Perryman and Roderic Teamer didn't play Week 14 after missing a team meeting, but there weren't any reports that King's absence was related. Whatever the issue, it seems to be behind King, and he should be ready for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

December 14, 2019 09:28 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Late scratch Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings for non-injury reasons, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Denzel Perryman and Roderic Teamer were similarly ruled out for Week 14 after missing a team meeting, but the reasoning behind King's absence remains unclear. Brandon Facyson figures to see increased work in the secondary, while Austin Ekeler and Troymaine Pope figure to step up in the return game this week.

September 29, 2019 05:04 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Notches 2.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King posted four tackles (three solo) and 2.5 sacks in Sunday's 30-10 win over the Dolphins.

The Chargers sent King on multiple blitzes in this contest, and he capitalized with a career-high 2.5 sacks. King didn't record a sack over 16 games last year, so it's definitely bonus points for him. The 24-year-old's IDP value is still low considering he only has 11 tackles through four games.

January 15, 2019 07:48 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Earns All-Pro nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King finished the 2018 campaign with 62 tackles (47 solo), 10 passes defended, three interceptions -- one of which was returned for a touchdown -- and one punt return touchdown.

The slot cornerback capped off an impressive second season with an All-Pro nod, but thanks to outdated rules was not eligible to be voted to the Pro Bowl. Regardless, the former Iowa product demonstrated his immense skillset, improving upon his playmaking nature from his rookie season by becoming a multi-faceted special teams returner, registering 840 return yards (kick and punt) to go along with his defensive acumen. It's perhaps unrealistic to expect a repeat in production given King was graded among the best cornerbacks in the league according to Pro Football Focus, but with the likes of Casey Hayward, Derwin James and Jahleel Addae -- all capable secondary players in their own right -- King certainly appears to have a bright future in a loaded Chargers defense.

December 3, 2018 03:44 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Return touchdown proves critical in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King registered 10 tackles (nine solo) and two passes defended in the 33-30 win over the Steelers. He also returned one punt return for a touchdown Sunday.

It's fair to say that without King's heroics, the Chargers would never have been able to complete the come-from-behind win as the second-year cornerback tied the game in the fourth quarter thanks to a 73-yard punt return touchdown. King has seen his playmaking opportunities on the defensive end fall to the wayside in 2018, but he's more than made up for it as a returner, and remains an intriguing IDP option in leagues that reward return yardage.

November 13, 2018 09:44 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Three tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King record three tackles (all solo) in Sunday's 20-6 win over the Raiders.

King has posted 30 tackles on the season to go along with three interceptions. However, since he's not a high-tackle guy, he needs to force turnovers in order to be worthy of a play in IDP leagues.

November 4, 2018 10:52 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Pick-six seals win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King secured three tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also tallied 39 return yards in Sunday's 25-17 win.

King's fourth-quarter interception ended up being the difference maker, as the Seahawks nearly drove down for a potential game-tying touchdown before getting thwarted at the one-yard line. The nickel cornerback has already surpassed his interception total from last season, but he remains an inconsistent option in IDP leagues by virtue of a limited workload.

October 22, 2018 03:04 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Registers season high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King tallied seven tackles (one solo) and added one pass defense in Sunday's 20-19 win over the Titans.

King's seven tackles represented a season high, but it's worth pointing out the second-year defensive back added an additional 61 yards in kick and punt returns. While his 125 kick return yards place him 27th among eligible returners, King does have 167 punt return yards, third best in the NFL through seven weeks, and could pose some value for IDP owners in leagues that reward return yardage as well.

October 16, 2018 01:36 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Snags two interceptions in Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King recorded two tackles (both solo) and three passes defensed, including two interceptions, in Sunday's win over Cleveland.

King had a monster game Sunday. After recording just one interception in 16 games as a rookie, he secured his first two of the 2018 campaign. He hasn't been prolific in pass defense this season, but he showed what he's capable of against the Browns. He'll look to stack success as the Chargers take on the Titans in Week 7.

December 12, 2017 08:12 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Sets career high in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Redskins.

Not only did King lead the team in tackles against the Redskins, but Sunday's 10 tackles was also a career high for the 22-year-old rookie. Given he's now recorded at least a sack or an interception in four of the last five games, the Iowa product has quietly solidified himself as a IDP option in deeper leagues. So long as the Chargers continue to operate with three safeties on the field in Gus Bradley's exotic 3-4 defensive scheme, King has the potential to rack up more numbers in the weeks to come.

December 4, 2017 03:12 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Nets another sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King registered six tackles and a sack in the 19-10 win over the Browns on Sunday.

King has quietly turned in a solid rookie campaign, registering 46 tackles and three sacks to go along with an interception returned for a touchdown. The Iowa product has even taken over return duties on kickoffs and remains an intriguing "do-it-all" talent for the Chargers.

November 24, 2017 05:24 PM
Chargers' Desmond King: Returns interception for touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

King tallied five tackles and returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown during Thursday's 28-6 win over the Cowboys.

King put together the best game of his career, recording both his first interception and touchdown in a Thanksgiving Day rout of the Cowboys. King has been utilized as a box safety in Gus Bradley's exotic defensive scheme, providing a good mix of pressure and coverage depending on the down and distance. While he's not a reliable IDP option, he's an intriguing name to monitor in dynasty leagues, given Bradley's penchant for developing star safeties.

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Game Log
Sun 11/08vs CHIW 24-1720200000
Thu 11/12vs INDL 17-3423500000
Sun 11/22@ BALW 30-2431400200
Sun 11/29@ INDW 45-2621300000
Sun 12/06vs CLEL 35-4133600000
Sun 12/13@ JACW 31-1030300000
Sun 12/20vs DETW 46-2511200000
Sun 12/27@ GBL 14-4020200000
Sun 01/03@ HOUW 41-3831410000
Sun 01/10vs BALL 13-2051600000
Career Defensive Stats
Total6228244 193.051 8.5416590519
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