Delanie Walker, TE, Titans
|TE - #6||96.26||TEN||Active||10 years||31||6'0||248||@delaniewalker82|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Walker has been on a nice run over his last three games (8/109, 6/91, and 8/92/1), while averaging 10 targets per game. Over the last 10 games he has averaged 8.3 targets per game. He has four TDs with one 100-yard receiving game. Walker has six catches or more in eight of his last 10 games. The Jets have the No.1 TE Fantasy defense in the league, with 11 teams scoring under 14 Fantasy points from the TE position. New York's only failure defending TEs came vs. the Patriots (34.60 Fantasy points). More steady than explosive, but the Titans do throw a ton of balls at the TE position (104/1,213/8).
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Walker continues to get plus catches every game. Over his last nine games he has seven games with six catches or more, leading to four games with over 90 receiving yards. Some of his upside is restricted because he has only scored three times. He has averaged 7.9 targets per game, with a 78.9 percent catch rate. In Week 11 Walker had his only 100-yard receiving game against Jacksonville (8/109). The Jaguars have struggled badly with TEs over the last three games (27 catches, 328 yards and four TDs) leading to them falling to 25th in the league in TE defense. The data points to upside, but his price point continues to rise to a point where he really needs a TD added to his weekly stats line.
UPDATE (11/21): Walker has been Marcus Mariota's favorite target. He is by far the best player on the Titans' offense. Quietly he's become one of the best tight ends in the league and may be one of the most underrated players in the game. Walker has been a top five Fantasy TE and has grabbed 53 receptions for 617 yards and three touchdowns. If you can somehow acquire him for a stretch run, we advise you to do so. His actual worth is more than his usual perceived value.
Walker has really blossomed into a top-12 TE option over the last two years with the Titans after escaping the shadow of TE Vernon Davis. Last year, he set career highs in catches (63), yards (890), and targets (106). He finished as the No. 1 passing option for Tennessee. Delanie had two games with over 100 yards receiving and three games with 10 targets or more. Over his last 11 games, Walker only had one TD. This year Delanie will drop to the No. 2 or possibly No. 3 receiving option if WR Hakeem Nicks reemerges. The key for him to hold value will be the development of the QB position, which ultimately may lead to growth in TDs. His success last year was due to his ability to make big plays in the passing game (12 catches of 20 yards or more and two of 40 yards or more). I expected a solid 60 catch for 600 yard season with a handful of TDs, which makes him a borderline top-12 TE in PPR leagues.
Tennessee Titans TE Delanie Walker
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|13.05||Scout Fantasy - @mattkdelima - Walker is a safe choice and has carved out a nice niche for himself in Tennessee. Nothing flashy but the numbers are appealing for Round 13. (Comments Added Wed Aug 5 12:35:56 a.m. ET 2015)|
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