"It's easy to envision [Sankey] as the primary ball-carrier" for the Titans this year, according the the Nashville Tennessean. The paper praised the rookie RBs "all-around skills," saying it will be tough for the team to keep the young tailback off the field. Sankey had his NFL debut last weekend in the Titans' preseason opener. His highlights included a 23-yard catch-and-run and a five-yard touchdown catch.
Sankey looks more and more like a very valuable fantasy commodity. The only other RB of consequence on the Titans' roster is Shonn Greene, and most fantasy owners know what he offers. Sankey's well positioned to be "the guy" in Tennessee. He has a mix of skills, including pass-protection and receiving ability, that will make it possible for him to develop into a three-down back as the season continues. He could be another in the recent chain of rookie running backs who make a serious impact in fantasy. He's being taken 22nd among RBs in the average fantasy draft, as a sixth-round pick.