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By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:06am EDT

Ryan Tannehill went 13-of-21 for 119 yards and an interception (a throw into double coverage). Tannehill's numbers through three preseason games are: 28-of-41 (68.3%) for 291 yards, one touchdown, and an interception, with a QB rating of 86.5. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Despite Saturday's stare down throw to Brian Hartline that got picked, Tannehill has been steady with his preseason play. He remains a solid QB2 with sneaky upside potential depending on how well the offense gels with the new Bill Lazor scheme. There is room to grow for all involved.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:12pm EDT

In the second quarter, Gerald McCoy sacked Tannehill, forcing a fumble. That's the only mark against yet another efficient night. After two preseason games: 15-of-20 passing for 172 yards and a touchdown. (Source: Omar Kelly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tannehill netted a 75% completion rate. Though the sample size is barely two full quarters, he's logged 88.4 and 149.3 passer ratings respectively the last two weeks. Because the Lazor offense is a work in progress, Tannehill is a QB2 with potentially big upside in redraft leagues, but a no-brainer for superflex drafters.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 3:39pm EDT

“It was a great first series, just the way we wanted to start the game,” Head Coach Joe Philbin said after halftime. “We had good balance on the drive.” While the report lists Tannehill as going 6 for 6 I do recall Miller bobbling a quick hitter in the flats that was ruled a catch which was not. Besides the drop, Lamar Miller hit holes quickly, kept the chains moving, and was efficient in his brief work. Brandon Gibson finished the drive with a short TD catch off of a play-action pass out of the shotgun. (Source: Miami Dolphins website)

Fantasy Impact: Even though it was an extremely small sample size, the new look Miami offense looked more rhythmic and aggressive than last season. Tannehill was decisive in his throws and distributed the ball quickly. As advertised, the offense featured screens and short passes to the running backs and receivers in space. Mike Wallace didn’t even play and already it’s easy to see he will be the man to target in an offense like this. It’s a good thing Miller was included in the pass game because Miami’s run-blocking will continue to be the weakness of this offense until Mike Pouncey returns.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 7:50pm EDT

Tannehill played only one series in the opening preseason game. He went 6-6 for 62 yards and an TD.

Fantasy Impact: The offense looked very balanced and used quick hitting passes out of play action. It seemed to also have a fast tempo, very similar to the Eagles offense. It is an encouraging start for Tannehill, especially considering Clay, Hartline and Wallace sat out. Tannehill seems like a good sleeper pick in his new offense.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 2nd 4:14pm EDT

James Walker reports that although Tannehill threw mostly against the second-team defense, he looked sharp throwing for two touchdowns, with no interceptions. The first-team offensive line protected Ryan well by not allowing any sacks. Stat line: 15/27, 139 yds , 2 TDs, two-point conversion, 0 INTs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The 2013 offensive line allowed a team-record 58 sacks. The front office took steps in the off season to improve the situation by bringing in the likes of Branden Albert, and rookie Ja’Wuan James. Tannehill threw 67 percent of the time last year behind a crappy line. The outlook should be more favorable if he's throwing behind a line that can actually protect him. He's a QB2 with upside and worth watching as the offense continues to adapt to Bill Lazor's uptempo offense.

RotoBaller | Jul 19th
BALLER MOVE: Target In All 2 QB Leagues and as Late Sleeper in Standard Leagues ANALYSIS: Last year the Dolphins had one of the worst offensive lines in the entire NFL and no running game. This year, Miami put together a completely new offensive line, picked up a back for pass protection and catching passses in Knowshon […]
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