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20 Bishop Sankey RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/209 | Birthdate: 9/15/1992 | Birthplace: Wadsworth, OH, USA | Team: Tennessee | College: Washington | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 67/19 | Average Draft Position: 57.65
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Titans RB Bishop Sankey fails to do much Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey failed to do much Week 16 against the Jaguars.

Sankey led all Titans runners, carrying the ball 14 times for 44 yards. He was held to just 3.1 yards per carry. Sankey had a hard time breaking anything loose, with his longest carry going for just 8 yards. He wasn't all that involved in the passing game either, coming up with one reception for 9 yards.

Sankey will hope for more Week 17 against the Colts. 


Ken Whisenhunt says Shonn Greene (3.1 ypc) had 'hot hand'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said he gave running back Shonn Greene a season-high 16 carries in Sunday's loss to the Jets because he was "going with the hot hand," reports The Tennessean. It was a strange statement considering Greene averaged 3.1 yards per carry and had a long gainer of 8 yards.

Rookie Bishop Sankey, who had received double-digit touches in the previous eight games, got four touches against the Jets. He carried three times for 8 yards and caught an 18-yard pass.

The Titans visit Jacksonville on Thursday.


Shonn Greene just bad news for Bishop Sankey


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) One week after he was inactive, much to his dismay, running back Shonn Greene became the Titans' leading rusher Week 15 against the Jets, gaining 50 yards on a season-high 16 carries. He hadn't even gotten 10 carries in a game since Week 5, averaging 3.2 in five games since.

Of course, it doesn't really change anything in Fantasy. Greene is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry on the season and is in no way a receiving threat. Plus, he's not going to replace rookie Bishop Sankey outright. All his resurgence means is that you can quit holding out hope for Sankey to blow up one of these weeks, which is probably for the best. I mean, how many games have you lost because of him?

Enough that you're probably not in your league's championship game, so who am I even talking to?


Titans RB Sankey finishes with 25 rushing yards in Week 14 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey had a disappointing performance during a 36-7 loss Week 14 against the Giants. He totaled nine carries for 25 yards and two catches for 2 yards.

Sankey has not surpassed 50 rushing yards in four straight games. The Titans are back in action Week 15 vs. N.Y. Jets.


Bishop Sankey continues to hover around 40-yard mark


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey carried 10 times for 42 yards in the Week 13 loss at Houston. He had gained 37 yards and 38 yards in his two previous games.

Sankey, who was not targeted in the passing game, will play the Giants in Week 14.


Titans RBs Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster dealing with injuries


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday running back Bishop Sankey did not suffer a concussion on Sunday. However, he's dealing with a stinger. Whisenhunt also revealed running back Dexter McCluster is going through the league-mandated concussion protocol, the Tennessean reports.

Tennessee will face Houston in Week 13.


Titans RB Bishop Sankey not much of a factor in Week 12


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey was held under 60 total yards of offense in his team's 43-24 defeat to Philadelphia in Week 12.

Sankey carried the ball 10 times and rushed for 37 yards. He took a backseat to Shonn Greene, who capitalized in one of Tennessee's few red zone opportunities by scoring a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Sankey caught two of three targets for 14 yards.

Tennessee will play Houston in Week 13.


Bishop Sankey totals 45 yards, TD in home loss


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey got off to a strong start Monday night against the Steelers, bouncing off tacklers for a 9-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Sankey finished with just 11 carries for 38 yards (3.5 ypc) and added a 7-yard reception.

Sankey hasn't cleared 60 rushing yards since Week 6. He has two touchdowns entering Week 12 at Philadelphia.


Titans' Ken Whisenhunt: Bishop Sankey could return kicks if needed


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) The Titans have listed both of their kick returners, Dexter McCluster (knee) and Leon Washington (hamstring) as questionable for Week 11. Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated that running back Bishop Sankey could return kicks if both returners sat out Monday's game against the Steelers, according to the Tennessean.

Bishop Sankey won't get to be third-down back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said running back Leon Washington will continue handling most third downs, while rookie Bishop Sankey will keep playing on first and second down, reports ESPN.com.

"I think Bishop will still get a chance to catch passes and protect on first and second down, as well as he did in the red zone, which got us down to the 2-yard line," Whisenhunt said."But one of the things you try to be consistent with is the protection and working together on things on third down. Leon's gotten most of those reps and has done a very good job of understanding it. Because a lot of times when you play a team that is giving you a bunch of different blitzes, like that team would, having a guy that understands that and can do it is important.

"Now Bishop's got to be prepared, because obviously with an injury he goes in there. He does work at it. But you also don't want to give Bishop every snap."

According to the website, Washington has played 75 of the team's 107 third downs. Dexter McCluster has played 22, Sankey six, Shonn Greene three and Jackie Battle three.


Bishop Sankey not making most of his chances


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) At this point, there's no question Bishop Sankey is getting the opportunity to be a star for the Titans; he just may not have the ability yet.

Sankey played a featured role yet again in Week 10 against the Ravens, rushing the ball a team-high 17 times. Unfortunately, he managed just 58 yards on the game, his fifth in a row with fewer than 4.0 yards per carry.

Sankey has put the competition with Shonn Greene for playing time in the rearview mirror, so the only question is whether he can take advantage of his opportunity. So far, he hasn't done so, and is now averaging just 5.5 Fantasy points per game over the last four.

Running backs who get consistent playing time are hard to come by, but Sankey has yet to prove he is worth viewing as anything more than a low-end starting option in most weeks. 


Bishop Sankey leads Titans rushing attack in Week 10 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/9/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey got most of the team's carries during a 21-7 loss Week 10 at Baltimore. Sankey led the rushing attack with 58 yards on 17 carries.

Sankey did most of his damage before halftime, totaling 43 rushing yards on 11 carries in the first half. He finished with three catches for 19 yards.

Veteran running back Shonn Greene was second on the team with 5 rushing yards on three carries. Greene had a good chance to tally a rushing touchdown Sunday, however, he lost a fumble at the goal line on the team's opening drive in the first quarter.

Running back Leon Washington was the only Titans' player to score a touchdown Sunday. It came on a 3-yard shovel pass with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. It was his first offensive touchdown since 2012 and first receiving touchdown since 2008. Washington had one carry for 3 yards and two catches for 12 yards.

The Titans are back in action Week 11 vs. Pittsburgh.


Bishop Sankey still has a lot to prove


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The return of Shonn Greene from injury certainly didn't cut into Bishop Sankey's workload much in Week 8, as Greene had just one touch Sunday.

Sankey finished the game with just 13 touches himself, but that was probably more the result of the way the game went. He had a decent game as the Titans fell 30-16, totaling 60 yards of offense on nine carries and four receptions.

The bar has certainly been lowered for Sankey since the preseason, as he has struggled to breakout when given the chance. He has either 5 or 6 Fantasy points in each of the last three games, and has not found the end zone since Week 4. Still, he appears to have his role in the offense locked up, so the chance for a breakout is still here.

For now, Fantasy owners should approach Sankey with caution, at least until he proves he is worth your trust. 


Titans RB Bishop Sankey totals 60 yards in Week 8 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey had a team-high 35 rushing yards on nine carries during a 30-16 loss Week 8 against the Texans. His longest rush went for 9 yards.

Sankey added four catches for 25 yards in the loss. He has gone four straight games without a touchdown.

The Titans are on a bye Week 9 before returning to action Week 10 at Baltimore.


Titans backs tough to rely on for Week 8


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) With Shonn Greene expected back in the fold for Week 8 against the Texans, Fantasy owners should probably try to avoid relying on anyone in the Titans backfield for this Sunday's game.

Greene and Bishop Sankey will likely split carries this week, a setup that didn't really work out for either of them in the team's first five games before Greene's injury. Greene averaged just 4.8 Fantasy points per game in that span, while Sankey was putting up 3.8 before the injury.

The Titans' backs do have a good matchup for Week 8, with the Texans allowing 18.9 Fantasy points per game so far. Still, even with a solid matchup, we have too little track record of success to think either player is worth relying on here. 


Sankey leads Titans' rushing attack with 56 yards in Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey rushed for a team-high 56 yards on 16 carries during a 19-17 loss Week 7 at Washington. His longest carry went 11 yards and he had no catches. He was targeted once.

Sankey has rushed for at least 50 yards in two straight games and three of five, but he hasn't had a touchdown in three straight games.

The Titans are back in action Week 8 vs. Houston.


Bishop Sankey a better stash than start


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/16/2014) After faltering over the last quarter and a half Week 6 against Jacksonville, Titans running back Bishop Sankey looked like he may have squandered his opportunity to claim a full-time workload with Shonn Greene sidelined by a hamstring injury. But with Greene expected to miss Week 7 at Washington as well, Sankey gets a reprieve.

Unfortunately, he won't have a better matchup than he had against the Jaguars, so you may have a hard time talking yourself into starting him again after he delivered just six points in standard CBSSports.com leagues last week. And maybe you should trust that instinct. Though the Redskins rank a modest 12th against the run, they've allowed 3.9 yards per carry and are tied with the Ravens in giving up the third-fewest Fantasy points per game to running backs.

Sankey obviously has a good opportunity here and is a talented enough player to seize it, so you should want to keep him in Fantasy at least until the opportunity passes. But getting him in your lineup this week shouldn't be a priority. Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard rank him outside their top 24 at running back.


Late fade could cost Bishop Sankey


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/12/2014) Sometime early in the third quarter of the Titans' Week 6 matchup against the Jaguars, I tweeted that I think we've seen the last of Shonn Greene in a meaningful role. At the time, rookie running back Bishop Sankey had 12 carries for 55 yards. Little did I know he'd have six for 6 the rest of the way.

His final line wasn't particularly good. He had 68 total yards (thanks in part to a 7-yard catch) and averaged 3.4 yards per carry. He was clearly the workhorse of the Titans backfield -- three other running backs combined for four carries -- but will that still be true when Greene returns from a hamstring injury?

Suffice it to say I'm not nearly as confident now as when I sent out that tweet, which means you probably shouldn't follow me if you don't want flimsy opinions that won't hold up for another six carries. But it also means the only way I'm starting Sankey Week 7 at Washington is if Greene is inactive again.


Bishop Sankey so-so in first start


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Getting his first NFL start, Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey ran 18 times for 61 yards (3.4 ypc) in the Week 6 win over the Jaguars. Sankey added a 7-yard reception on his only target.

Sankey got vultured at the goal line by Jackie Battle, who banged in a 1-yard touchdown run shortly before halftime. Sankey is stuck on one touchdown entering Week 7 at Washington. He could get another start if Shonn Greene (hamstring) remains sidelined.


Titans' Shonn Greene officially inactive for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) As expected, Titans running back Shonn Greene was ruled inactive for Week 6 against Jacksonville because of a hamstring injury. Greene was unable to practice since Wednesday leading up to the game because of the injury. Tennessee will likely turn to rookie Bishop Sankey for the start, while Dexter McCluster could also see a bit of work in Greene's absence.

Titans RB Shonn Greene deemed doubtful for Week 6


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Titans running back Shonn Greene was unable to practice Friday and was officially deemed doubtful for Sunday's clash against the Jaguars, the Tennessean reports.

Green has not been able to get back on the practice field since he was a limited participant Wednesday. It doesn't appear his hamstring injury will heal fast enough for Week 6, so the Titans will likely turn to rookie Bishop Sankey for the start. Dexter McCluster could also see a healthy dose of work in Greene's absence. 


Titans RBs at least have good matchup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/9/2014) Ready to get burned by Bishop Sankey again? Good, because he's going to lure you in with his fancy matchup against the Jaguars, who rank 21st against the run, allowing 126.6 yards per game, and have given up the second-most Fantasy points per game to running backs.

But in case you need the reminder, Sankey looked like he was building up to a feature role only to play 32 percent of the Titans' snaps Week 5 against Cleveland. Shonn Greene's 11 carries actually led the team. While playing the matchups is great and all, it's no substitute for good old fashioned consistency, and the Titans have been the furthest thing from consistent with Sankey's role.

Greene has been dealing with a leg issue in practice this week, and if that ends up being a bigger deal that expected, Sankey would have some sleeper appeal in Week 6. But as things stand now, he's a low-end flex option at best.


Shonn Greene still interfering with Bishop Sankey


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/5/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said earlier in the week that running back Bishop Sankey would get more reps Week 5 against Cleveland, which would have simply continued a trend, but instead, Shonn Greene once again prevented the rookie from making a Fantasy impact, rushing for 36 yards on a team-high 11 carries.

The carries were the most he's gotten in a game since his 15 for 71 yards Week 1 at Kansas City. Sankey, in contrast, had eight for 27 yards.

Apart from being angry at Whisenhunt for his misleading comments (or perhaps just his prerogative to change his mind), I don't really know the takeaway in Fantasy. Sankey has shown flashes of potential and is a better bet than Greene to have the job all to himself, but he doesn't have it yet. Stash him until he does.


Several Titans make small contributions in Sunday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Wide receiver Nate Washington led a group of minor contributors for the Titans against Cleveland on Sunday with four catches for 57 yards. He was targeted seven times.

Also pitching in were tight end Chase Coffman with two receptions for 18 yards and running back Leon Washington with a snag for seven yards. Running back Bishop Sankey added 27 yards on eight carries while wideout Dexter McCluster had 10 yards on three carries and caught a pass.


Bishop Sankey's time to shine?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the words Fantasy owners were hoping to hear Wednesday: Rookie running back Bishop Sankey will get more playing time Week 5 against Cleveland.

He's been trending that way anyway. As Whisenhunt pointed out, Sankey played a season-high 46 percent of the team's snaps in Week 4, well more than 13 and 8 percent he played in Weeks 1 and 2, respectively. By comparison, Shonn Greene played only 23 percent of the team's snaps at Indianapolis.

The question is will Sankey be able to do anything with those snaps? His touchdown saved him last week; he had only six carries for 34 yards. This week's game shouldn't be nearly as one-sided, though. The Browns, unlike the Colts, aren't in the running for best team in the league. They also rank just 18th against the run, allowing 111.3 yards per game.

With the promise of more playing time, an average of 5.9 yards per carry over the last two weeks and what's at least an OK matchup, I'm not so opposed to starting Sankey this week. I'd rather take a wait-and-see approach with him, but if you're in desperate times, he's your desperate measure.