After pitching a scoreless ninth for his 20th save of the season, Sean Doolittle reported feeling pain in his side after throwing his second to last pitch of the night.
Doolittle looked fine for the most part but noticeably winced and reached for his side after throwing his next-to-last pitch. He closed out the game for his 20th save of the season, but will now be evaluated for either a rib or oblique injury. Fantasy owners may want to grab Luke Gregerson as insurance, but Doolittle reportedly passed initial tests and said he felt fine.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert