Titans: 2009 NFL Regular Season Schedule | Fantasy Football Rankings
The Tennessee Titans 2009 Regular Season Schedule
Last season the Titans had everything go their way with a nice schedule and a electric running back in Chris Johnson that caught teams off guard.
If the Titans hope to win the AFC South this season they will have to make up for the loss of Albert Haynesworth on defense.
Below are three sections of interest that are worth paying attention to for fantasy owners coming into the season for this team. First we have listed our fantasy players which we believe are worth paying attention to this season.
Next is strength of schedule against the run, pass and points against. Lastly we have a few games selected that will be key in telling how this team will preform for the 2009 season.
Strength of Schedule
vs Run 16th Hardest Schedule
vs Pass 5th Easiest Schedule
vs Points Given Up 9th Easiest Schedule
While it’s hard to put much stock into preseason performance, the Titans running game has struggled so far in their first three games. Sure their yards per carry was fine in their last contest against the Browns but last year they would put a defense like that down early with a couple big touchdown runs.
Johnson and White should have a good season together but I’m not sure they will come close to the success they had in 2008. It seems defenses around the NFL are content with loading up to stuff the run and making Kerry Collins beat them with the passing game.
Games of Interest
Week 1 vs Steelers: Right off the bat the Titans will face one of their harder teams on their schedule as the play the NFL opener against the Steelers on Thursday night. One would think this is a tough matchup for the Titans offense but it’s actually a good thing to play a really good team in the first week.
The reason for that is solid defenses tend to take a few weeks before they play at the dominant level they are capable of. Hopefully Collins and Johnson can take advantage and have a decent game for fantasy owners.
Weeks 8 – 14: The Titans schedule has some hard defensive matchups in the first six weeks but from week 8 on they play a very nice stretch run. In that time they face games vs the 49ers, Texans, Cardinals, Colts, Jaguars and Rams.
One would have to believe that Chris Johnson would be primed to help your team get to the post season with a stretch run like this.
2009 Football Projection
Look for the Titans to be in the mix for the playoffs all season long as they have a solid team up and down the roster. In the end for this team to make it to the post season they will need to stop the run without Haynesworth in the lineup.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com