Matt Hasselbeck has agreed to terms with the Titans and will serve as the veteran stopgap and mentor to Jake Locker. While no one is going to confuse him with the No. 1 fantasy quarterback he was during his best days in Seattle, that doesn’t mean his presence in Tennessee’s offense isn’t any less important in fantasy land.
The veteran can still sling the football and will keep defenses honest. That means Chris Johnson, one of the top players in fantasy, won’t have to worry about seeing the stacked fronts that would have been the norm with Locker at the helm. (Now we just need to hope CJ2K’s imminent holdout from training camp doesn’t last too long.)
Hasselbeck also makes Kenny Britt a better breakout candidate. If the troubled wideout doesn’t receive a significant suspension from the league for his off-field issues, he’ll be worth an early- to middle-round selection as a No. 2 option with the skills to produce at a high level. Hasselbeck also improves the deep-sleeper appeal of Jared Cook, making the young tight end worth a late-round look in leagues with 12-plus teams.