Tyjae Spears
Running Back
Ht: 5' 10" Wt: 200 Age: 23 Exp: years College: Tulane Drafted: 2023 R3 81
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Position Rank: 34th
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Week 22
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Posted: 5/15/2024 3:41 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RBs Tony Pollard and Tyjae Spears are viewed comparatively as the duo has been working together in the offseason program. "Both guys, you don't have to worry about in terms of counting touches in terms of handoffs, running the ball. Because they can both catch the ball fairly well out of the backfield," running backs coach Randy Jordan said. "So, in that respect, I am not counting touches in terms of rushes. I'm counting, "Hey, you got 10 rushes, but you also got six catches, and that's a total of 16." And I think they're getting a really good feel for each other on and off the field."
Huddle Up: Spears has more home-run ability than Pollard, who tanked in his first opportunity as the bell cow in Dallas. Both are probably low-end RB2/high-end RB3s, but Spears' explosiveness gives him the upside.
Posted: 4/11/2024 3:47 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RBs Tony Pollard and Tyjae Spears are expected to split the backfield workload in a "1A, 1B" situation, said offensive coordinator Nick Holz on Wednesday, April 10. "We see it 1A, 1B, and they're both just gonna play a ton, get a lot of carries and let 'em roll," Holz said.
Huddle Up: Who will be the 1A in this situation is up for debate. Both Pollard and Spears have proven to be explosive backs, but the overall split in the backfield may make it a moot point for fantasy managers. View both as high-end RB3 options until more clarity on the split is given.
Posted: 3/30/2024 7:08 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans head coach Brian Callahan is unsure how the workload distribution will go between RBs Tony Pollard and Tyjae Spears, he said on Monday, March 25.
Posted: 2/25/2024 9:13 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears finished the 2023 campaign with 435 rushing yards and 838 scrimmage yards, ranking fifth and fourth among rookie backs, respectively.
Huddle Up: Spears quietly had an impressive campaign despite the fact that he was working behind Derrick Henry and one of the worst offensive lines the NFL. Spears should have a bigger role in 2024, even if Derrick Henry returns, and with his ability as a rusher and pass-catcher he should return at least flex value with more touches.
Posted: 1/07/2024 10:15 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears rushed for 25 yards and one touchdown on three carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 18. He also caught three passes for 41 yards and one touchdown during the game.
Posted: 12/31/2023 10:47 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears caught four passes for 29 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 17. He also posted zero yards on six carries during the game.
Posted: 12/24/2023 10:00 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears rushed nine times for 40 yards in Week 16 against the Seattle Seahawks, while posting five receptions and 27 yards on six targets.
Posted: 12/17/2023 11:56 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears rushed nine times for 30 yards in Week 15 against the Houston Texans, while adding a 7-yard reception on his only target.
Posted: 12/13/2023 4:12 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears has forced a broken or missed tackle on 24.2 percent of his 66 rush attempts this season, according to Sports Info Solutions. The mark is good for third in the league among all players with at least 50 carries.
Huddle Up: Spears showed off his ability in the receiving game on Monday night, but he has been exactly as advertised as a runner, too. Barring an injury to Derrick Henry, fantasy managers are unlikely to see all of what Spears has to offer in 2023. Given his role in the passing game, he is going to be at his best in fantasy when the Titans are in negative game script. The good news for his fantasy stock moving forward is that Tennessee has made seemingly little effort to extend Henry, which means there is a very good chance Spears will lead the backfield in 2024.
Posted: 12/12/2023 5:18 am GMT
Tennessee Titans RB Tyjae Spears rushed seven times for 29 yards in Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins, while adding career highs with six receptions for 89 yards on eight targets.
Huddle Up: Spears has emerged as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams, averaging 16.5 total touches in the past two games, with an average of 103.0 total scrimmage yards. While Derrick Henry isn't going anywhere, and he did have two rushing touchdowns, he isn't great catching the ball out of the backfield. There is a role for Spears, and lately he has been fulfilling it well. He is especially solid in PPR leagues if you need RB help, and he is still available off the waiver wire.
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