The scorching Tennessee Titans will take on the struggling Houston Texans in Week 11. Some may call this a “trap” game for the Titans, but they have reeled off six straight wins. Those are almost impossible to predict when a team is playing that well. There are a handful of impactful players for the Titans that will miss Sunday’s division battle due to injury.
OUT for #Titans
– Nate Davis
– Geoff Swaim
– Bud Dupree
– David Long
– Jeremy McNichols
– Rashaan Evans
– Greg Mabin
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Nate Davis, Offensive Guard: The absence of Davis will slot in rookie Dillon Radunz into the starting lineup once again. Radunz and co. have performed well over the last few weeks even while dealing with some injuries both to the line and the skill position players.
Geoff Swaim, Tight End: Swaim has actually been pretty involved in the offense over the past few weeks. He has two touchdowns in that span. MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser will have an increased role with him out this week against the Texans.
Bud Dupree, EDGE Rusher: Dupree has struggled with some injuries so far this season and will miss another week of action in Week 11. The defensive line has been elite for the Titans regardless. Expect plenty of playing time Ola Adeniyi in his place again where he has been productive.
David Long Jr., Linebacker: The top linebacker for the Titans will miss his second straight game this Sunday. Long Jr. provides so much for Tennessee both in the running and passing game, but the unit played well last week against the Saints.
Rashaan Evans, Linebacker: Evans, another starting LB, will be out as well. Accordingly, watch for plenty of Monty Rice and Jayon Brown. Dylan Cole may deserve some reps after a couple of great plays on special teams last week, too.
Jeremy McNichols, Running Back: The lack of McNichols in the Titans’ offense this Sunday will open the door for more D’Onta Foreman and Adrian Peterson. Foreman will most likely get the most work as he has looked like the most productive back since Derrick Henry went down. Tannehill loses another target in the passing game as McNichols is the team’s best receiver out of the backfield currently.
Nonetheless, the Titans still have the upper hand in this matchup when it comes to talent. They’ll just need to continue to play their game and control the clock to lock up another AFC South victory.
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