Marcus Mariota ruled out with hamstring injury

Marcus Mariota is out and Matt Cassel is in at quarterback for the Titans.

Mariota was ruled out in the third quarter of Sunday’s game at NRG Stadium with a hamstring injury. Mariota was 6 of 10 for 96 yards and two interceptions in the first half as the Texans held a commanding 37-14 halftime lead.

There is, however, another player expected to make his regular-season debut tonight who is worth keeping an eye on for fantasy owners. Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, suspended for the first three games of the season (Tampa Bay had its bye in Week 1 as a result of Hurricane Irma, hence the delayed suspension and subsequent debut), is expected to play tonight.

What is not known is just how much action Martin will see, assuming he does take the field, given that he has not been able to even practice with the team during his suspension. He has flashed star running back quality at times, faded at others and overall has struggled with consistency.

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Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue had asked Newton a question about Panthers receiver Devin Funchess Wednesday.

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Rodrigue was not amused, tweeting afterward: “I don’t think it’s ‘funny’ to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.”