Engel: Be wary of Titans QBs

Updated: September 6, 2006, 3:19 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN Fantasy Games
Each Wednesday, we take a quick-hitting, fantasy-style look at some of the most important stories and trends at the three critical positions in fantasy football.

Quarterbacks
Many fantasy owners think that Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is their enemy, because he always keeps them guessing about his RBs. Well, Jeff Fisher is also frustrating fantasy players as well with his refusal to openly name a starter for the season opener against the Jets. Fisher wants to keep New York off balance in its game planning. But for fantasy owners who might need to replace Ben Roethlisberger, participate in two-QB leagues or drafted Billy Volek as a reserve and are wondering whether to cut him, the Tennessee head coach has certainly become a dark, evil figure.

Fisher has said he might not reveal his starter until kickoff, which automatically forces fantasy leagues to avoid starting any Titans QB in the first week. Rookie Vince Young will be the No. 2 QB and could see some action as well in packages designed specifically to take advantage of his tremendous athletic skills. Young can be an occasional dual threat as both a runner and passer, and any reps he gets will certainly cut into the playing time of Kerry Collins or Volek, and could hurt the numbers of other top RBs and WRs if Young is used as a runner near the goal line.


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