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It means mostly nothing to most managers in most leagues, but it means something to a few managers in some leagues. Since we are all things to everyone, Jake Locker matters to us. Sometimes.

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Good news Tennessee Titans fans (all three of you), quarterback Jake Locker could be back chucking the pigskin against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. According to Titans’ coach Mike Munchak, Locker’s latest MRI results were encouraging and the sophomore pivot has been medically cleared to take regular reps in practice.

“The good news is medically they are very happy with his progress,’’ Munchak said on his weekly radio show on 104.5-FM. “He has been cleared as far as they are concerned to move forward to the next level which for now is to start taking reps, practicing and getting ready for a game week.”

Locker, who dislocated his non throwing shoulder against Houston in September, has missed the Titans’ last five games (they’ve gone 2-3 in his absence).

In his last full game before the injury, Locker torched the Detroit Lions for 378 yards and two TDs while leading the Titans to a stunning 44-41 overtime win. Lion’s fans will remember that game as “that idiotic debacle where that moron Jim Schwartz decided not to kick a field goal to tie the game in OT”.

Fantasy owners who are desperate for a quarterback should have a wait and see attitude when it comes to Locker. Being medically cleared to take practice reps doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll see any game action this week. And even if he does, he’ll most likely show a bit of rust and may even split time with backup Matt Hasselbeck (who has filled in admirably in Locker’s absence, and by “admirably”, I mean he’s shown the same level of mediocrity).

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The Tennessee Titans pulled off a minor upset Thursday night. Led by backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, the Titans offence moved the ball against the Steelers defence, keeping Pittsburgh winless on the road with a 26-23 victory. The Titans ‘D” actually kept their opponent under 30 points for the first time all year, which had more to do with all the injuries the Steelers suffered throughout the game. Losing running back Rashard Mendenhall to an Achilles’ injury early in the game definitely hurt their game plan.

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Regular folk know that Monday is the worst day of their lives each week, a time when joyous weekend activities are over, and fun is experienced by no one. NFL folk know it as a time for damage control and self-assessment, and we roll on in that vein again here after discovering earlier today that Santonio Holmes won’t be available to an offense that already sucked with Santonio Holmes, and Michael Vick tweaked his knee, but he’s probably alright.

Now we turn our attention to Titans quarterback Jake Locker, who left Tennessee’s loss to Houston yesterday early in the first quarter after just two pass attempts when he suffered a shoulder injury. The news on Locker is the opposite of good, but it’s not catastrophic.

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UPDATE: Locker looks to be out for the remainder of the game.

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Via: sbnation.com

Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker has left the game against the Houston Texans after taking a huge hit from Texans safety Glover Quin. Locker looked to be in considerable pain and was immediately taken to the locker room for further tests.

The team is now saying he is questionable to return with a left shoulder injury, the same one he injured back in Week 1 against the Patriots. Matt Hasselbeck is in the game for the Titans.

On the day, Locker had no completions on only two attempts.

Did your first-round pick tear a muscle you can’t pronounce? Is your top running back doing more sucking than running? Welp, Let’s look for sleepers and waiver wire gold together, and be wrong together, and cry together.

In August when Jake Locker was officially named the Titans’ starter, he was set up to be the perfect sleeper at a position where there are very few of them. Now he’s still widely available, and he’s cashing in on that potential and becoming the ideal spot starter with bye weeks beginning.

Also and most importantly, he’s making me look good.

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Let’s start our journey together into the world of fake teams that can win real money with some of the aforementioned news-ish-y coverage in which we explore the item in question and how it effects your fantasy team, and more importantly your ability to beat your neighbor who once sprayed you with a garden hose unprovoked.

Specifically, let’s consider Jake Locker, and his new-found employment as the Titans’ starting quarterback.

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