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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%: 67/8 | Average Draft Position: 57.65
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Dexter McCluster, Shonn Greene splitting bulk of snaps through two weeks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) The running back situation for the Titans remains a guessing game, as head coach Ken Whisenhunt continues to split the workload among four running backs.

Dexter McCluster dominated the backfield timeshare through two weeks, playing 52 offensive snaps to Shonn Greene's 40. However, Greene currently leads the team in rushing with 111 yards on 20 carries. McCluster has 59 yards through the ground on 13 carries, with two catches on three targets. 

Bishop Sankey has only played 14 snaps this season, 10 of which came in Week 1. He has eight carries for 28 yards, which ranks third among his running mates. Although Leon Washington has played 22 snaps, he's gotten only four touches. Washington has two carries for 23 yards through two weeks.


Bishop Sankey has two carries in Week 2 loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey didn't have to wait until the second half Sunday against the Cowboys to get his first carry like he did in a Week 1 win at Kansas City. However, Sankey had even less of a role on offense during a 26-10 loss Week 2.

Sankey, who had six carries for 25 yards Week 1, finished with two carries for 3 yards Sunday. He had no catches in the loss. The Titans are back in action Week 3 at Cincinnati.


Titans' RB situation remains a guessing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Titans used four different running backs -- Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster, Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington -- during a Week 1 win at Kansas City, with Greene leading the way with 71 rushing yards on 15 carries.

Though, the pecking order at running back appears to be a flexible situation heading into Week 2 against the Cowboys.

"We're going to have different personnel in and out and I think that's what's going to make this group special," McCluster said, per ESPN. "As far as me, we really don't have a set amount of carries, plays or touches. It's just kind of all how the game unfolds. It's how the game comes. With us really not knowing who's going to get in next, it keeps the defense in a frenzy, too."

Sankey didn't get his first carry until the third quarter Sunday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that wasn't the plan regarding the rookie running back.

"It just evolves," Whisenhunt said. "He could be in the first snap this week. It really depends on the plan and what we are doing. The thing that is important to me, it’s what he did when he went in it was how he played. I thought he did a nice job."


Titans to use four backs every week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Titans' official website expects coach Ken Whisenhunt to continue splitting the workload among four running backs. In the Week 1 win at Kansas City, Shonn Greene got 15 carries, Dexter McCluster nine, Bishop Sankey six and Leon Washington two.

"The number of carries will vary per week depending on the situation of the game, but it is clear that all four guys will be a part of the Titans' game plan on a weekly basis," the website said.


Bishop Sankey has quiet NFL debut


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey wasn't much of a factor in his regular-season debut during a 26-10 win Week 1 at Kansas City.

Sankey did not get his first NFL carry until a 4-yard gain at the 8:03 mark of the third quarter. The Titans were already leading 17-3 at that point. Sankey finished with six carries for 25 yards, with his longest carry going 12 yards. He had no targets in the passing game.

The Titans are back in action Week 2 vs. Dallas.


Bishop Sankey's regular season NFL debut on deck Week 1


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey will make his much-anticipated NFL regular season debut Week 1 at Kansas City. Sankey is coming off a strong preseason, which saw him climb all the way up the unofficial running back depth chart to second-string behind veteran Shonn Greene.

Sankey finished the preseason with a team-high 155 rushing yards on 42 carries. He also had four catches for 41 yards, while totaling one rushing and one receiving touchdown.

Running backs did all right against the Chiefs in 2013. They averaged 18.1 Fantasy points per week, which included a playoff game against the Colts. For the season, running backs averaged 95.2 rushing yards and 42.4 receiving yards against Kansas City, but had much better success against them down the stretch. Over the final nine games, including the playoffs, running backs averaged 117 rushing yards and totaled eight eight rushing touchdowns.

Sankey might have the most upside among the Titans' running backs, but it seems the team is going to make him earn his way to the top of the depth chart. Sankey is worth owning in all Fantasy formats, but there is some risk to starting him Week 1 because it's still uncertain how the Titans are going to divvy up playing time between Greene, Sankey and Dexter McCluster. Sankey should only be started in deeper formats Week 1.


Bishop Sankey rises to No. 2 on depth chart


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Titans released their first depth chart and it has rookie running back Bishop Sankey leapfrogging Dexter McCluster for the No. 2 spot, reports ESPN.com. Shonn Greene remains the starter.

"All three will be part of the rotation and game plans and matchups will do a lot to dictate their usage," the report said.


Bishop Sankey doesn't enter until second half


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey played only with the backups in Saturday's win over the Falcons. Entering in the second half, Sankey ran 16 times for 44 yards (2.8 ypc) and a touchdown. He was targeted once without a catch.

Sankey worked behind Shonn Greene, Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington.


Ken Whisenhunt says Bishop Sankey not a fumbler


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey, who's had ball security issues in the first two preseason games, is not a fumbler, coach Ken Whisenhunt told TitanInsider.com. Whisenhunt attributed Sankey's problems thus far to his footwork and technique.

Bishop Sankey must improve ball security


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey is having "continued fumbling issues" that could cost him some offensive opportunities, reports the Tennessean. The rookie lost a fumble Friday against the Saints after botching a handoff a week before.

The paper noted Sankey "has had exchange issues with quarterbacks in practice."


Bishop Sankey plays well despite losing a fumble


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey had a good game going Friday night against New Orleans, but lost a fumble a week after botching a quarterback-to-running back exchange. He was pulled after the fumble on the opening drive of the fourth quarter.

Sankey came in for an injured Shonn Greene (knee), but didn't get his first handoff until the start of the second half. He finished the game with six carries for 31 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game.

All-around skills give Bishop Sankey the edge


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) The Titans drafted running back Bishop Sankey because of his versatility, and those all-around skills "will make it tough to keep him off the field," reports the Tennessean. The paper adds, "It's easy to envision him as the primary ball-carrier" ahead of Shonn Green and Dexter McCluster.

Running backs coach Sylvester Croom said Sankey's versatility separated him from the other backs in the draft. "We wanted a guy we felt was a solid player in all areas, and that goes for running the ball, pass protecting, receiving, route running, intelligence, all of that," Croom said. "Bishop fit the profile of what we wanted to get done."


Ken Whisenhunt calls Bishop Sankey a standout


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt named Bishop Sankey one of the standout performers in Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers. Sankey entered in the second quarter and caught three passes for 38 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown, and ran 13 times for 37 yards.

Sankey played behind starter Shonn Greene, who carried four times for 20 yards and a touchdown.


Bishop Sankey finds the end zone vs. backups in preseason debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Titans running back Bishop Sankey took a backseat to Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster during Saturday's preseason opener against the Packers.

Greene got the start over Sankey, as the rookie running back didn't make his debut until the second quarter. He caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from backup Charlie Whitehurst in thethird quarter. He finished with 13 carries for 37 yards, averaging 2.8 yards per attempt. He also caught all three targeted passes for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Coach on Shonn Greene as starter: 'We had to list somebody'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated that his initial depth chart at running back -- Shonn Greene as starter, followed by Dexter McCluster and rookie Bishop Sankey -- isn't exactly written in stone.

"We had to list somebody at one," Whisenhunt told The Tennessean. "We're rotating those guys, and he was the senior member. He came back and has worked hard. That's where we are right now."


Shonn Greene got the nod because of experience


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is the No. 1 running back because he's the most experienced, reports TitanInsider.com. On the team's initial depth chart, Greene was listed ahead of Dexter McCluster and rookie Bishop Sankey.

Titans pencil in Shonn Greene as starter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Shonn Greene is the Titans' starting running back, according to the team's first depth chart. He's followed by Dexter McCluster, rookie Bishop Sankey and Leon Washington.

The depth chart contradicts the conventional wisdom that Sankey, the first back drafted, will end up leading Tennessee in carries.


Titans unsure of Bishop Sankey's role


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team expects to find out during training camp and the preseason the best way to use rookie running back Bishop Sankey, reports ESPN.

"We've got to find out about (Sankey)," Whisenhunt said.

Sankey is expected to lead a committee backfield with Dexter McCluster and Shonn Greene.


Titans could use committee approach in backfield


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Even though rookie running back Bishop Sankey is expected to "be the busiest back this season in terms of carries and production" for the Titans, the team could still use a running back by committee approach, reports the Tennessean.

The report says Sankey will share playing time with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster. The Titans want Greene to be their power back in goal-line and short-yardage situations, and McCluster has to prove he's more than a specialty back and pass catcher.

The Tennessean recently projected Sankey for more than 1,200 total yards and seven touchdowns. Based on those projections, Sankey would have finished as a Top 20 Fantasy running back in 2013.


Bishop Sankey headed for solid year


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/18/2014) Titans rookie running back Bishop Sankey has the chance for a solid season in 2014, but expectations for his production could differ among experts.

For example, the Titans beat writer for the Tennessean, Jim Wyatt, likes Sankey to do well, just not as good as the expectations from me or Dave Richard. Wyatt shared his projections for Sankey, who he has with 980 rushing yards and five touchdowns and 24 catches for 242 yards and two touchdowns.

For an in-depth look at how Wyatt's projections compared to mine and Dave Richard check out this Fantasy Football Today blog here.


Bishop Sankey to be Titans' 'busiest back'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Rookie Bishop Sankey figures to be Tennessee's "busiest back this season in terms of carries and production, even though the Titans plan on using a running back by committee approach," reports the Tennessean.

The paper envisions Dexter McCluster getting significant carries but being used as a "jack-of-all-trades player." The Titans want Shonn Greene to be their goal-line and short-yardage back, "but with a $2.3 million salary he's no slam dunk to make the 53-man roster unless he proves his value." Jackie Battle projects as the starting fullback.

Sankey has a big hurdle to overcome as he tries to make his mark. He missed most of the offseason work because of the University of Washington's academic calendar.


Bishop Sankey signs four-year deal


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/18/2014) The Titans have signed rookie second-round pick Bishop Sankey to a four-year deal, The Tennessean reported on Tuesday. Sankey is expected to be the team's primary running back this season and beyond. 

Bishop Sankey the best rookie running back you can draft


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/14/2014) What the Titans are getting in Bishop Sankey is a strong, fast, versatile running back who should have no problem clearing 250 touches in 2014. Working behind a solid offensive line, Sankey should be the feature of the offense after being just that at Washington for two seasons and totaling over 3,700 yards and 35 touchdowns.

So long as all the pieces fall into place, you're looking at a rookie rusher worth a third- or fourth-round pick in seasonal standard drafts. Sankey also is worth the same kind of pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and is also worth taking with the top pick in rookie-only drafts.

Titans draft Chris Johnson replacement with Bishop Sankey


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/9/2014) With the No. 54 pick in the NFL Draft, the Titans selected running back Bishop Sankey from Washington. Sankey will help the Titans replace the departed Chris Johnson, who was released this offseason.

As a back who never missed a game for the Huskies, the 5-foot-10, 209-pounder has tremendous field vision, burst and quickness to go with understated strength and toughness.

He often ran in tight spaces and still picked up plenty of ground. He also has very good hands. Some teams might have shied away from Sankey because of his frame, others because of his workload as he had 595 carries and 58 catches over the last two seasons (25 games). But in those games he totaled 3,214 rush yards, 537 receiving yards and 35 total touchdowns.

The Titans will use Sankey in tandem with Shonn Greene, but he could become the starter right away depending on how the Titans use him as a rookie.