The Titans will get starting right tackle Jack Conklin back in the lineup this weekend as he returns from a concussion suffered against the Cowboys in Week 9. Dennis Kelly filled in admirably last week against the Patriots, but having the usual starting five up front healthy and ready to go is always a plus.
They’ll also get starting outside linebacker Derrick Morgan back after he missed 3 games with a shoulder injury. Like Conklin, the Titans were able to get by without too much of a drop off while Morgan was out as Harold Landry and Kamalei Correa held their own in larger roles. Adding the team’s leading sack artist from 2017 will be a welcome addition to the league’s hottest defense though.
The Titans will also get Dane Cruikshank back from a knee injury to help on special teams.
Things are less clear for receivers Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor who are both listed as questionable with foot and ankle injuries, respectively. Sharpe played last week and I would expect him to go again, but Taylor may miss a second straight game. If he doesn’t play again, rookie receiver Cameron Batson would likely be in line for a big role for a third straight game.
The Colts will be without reserve tight ends Eric Swoope and Ryan Hewitt, but they’ve still got starters Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle as well as the athletic Mo Alie-Cox to handle their expansive multi-tight end sets.
The big name to watch with the Colts will be starting safety Malik Hooker. He’s been held out of practice all week with hip injury and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday. The 2017 first round pick is the best part of a bad Colts pass defense so missing him would qualify as very bad news for Indianapolis.