Zach Mettenberger done for season, Jake Locker still not a fantasy option
Zach Mettenberger’s brief rookie experiment came to an end with a shoulder injury. We break down the fantasy implications.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger suffered an AC joint separation and is done for the season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Jake Locker will start the Titans’ remaining three games.
Mettenberger suffered the season-ending injury in Sunday’s Week 14 loss to the New York Giants after getting driven to the turf on his throwing shoulder. He suffered a similar injury in Week 13 but came back to start one more game before going down for good. The sixth-round rookie started six games for the Titans, completing 59.8 of his passes for 1,412 yards, eight touchdowns, seven interceptions and 7.9 yards per attempt.
Fantasy impact: Mettenberger wasn’t much of a starting fantasy option, but his knack for garbage time yardage made him useful in two-quarterback leagues. Locker gets one more audition before he hits free agency, but he’s hardly an inspiring option even with a friendly matchup against the New York Jets. Put it this way — if you’re still alive in the fantasy playoffs, you’re not using Locker this week.