Ryan Tannehill
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By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 21st 6:49pm EDT

Tannehill completed passes to eight different players against Chicago, with Wallace leading the way with five receptions and Charles Clay and Jarvis Landry getting four apiece. Philbin said the success of the passing game also was partly a result of the Dolphins’ ability to run the ball this season. (Source: Miamidolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: This is the type of offense everyone expected from the "Lasor" system. The play-calling meshed wonderfully with the signal-caller's execution of the offense. Nicely timed read-option calls, where Tannehill found a lot of real estate, and some creative formations kept the Chicago defense on their heels. If Lasor and Tannehill continue to progress, it could mean big fantasy numbers down the stretch against a weak schedule.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 4:11pm EDT

Tannehill: 25-32, 277 Yds, 2 TD, 50 Rush yds (Source: Twitter.com)

Fantasy Impact: Really nice execution of Lasor's screen game and quick passing offense by Tannehill today. The RB's were able to find a lot of running room as Tannehill set up a couple of perfect screens behind Mike Pouncey and company. When Tannehill is using his legs to gain yardage and making decisive choices he is fantasy relevant. I have seen growth in the quarterback's game, he has gotten more and more comfortable in Lasor's offense as the seasons progressed.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 4:59am EDT

Tannehill completed 20-of-31 for 244 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Packers. He also rushed for 49 yards, 40 of those yards coming on one run, a kept ball off a read option, which was the longest offensive play of the year for the Dolphins. Tannehill has now rushed for 102 yards, tying with Geno Smith for 7th among quarterbacks. (Source: Dolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: Tannehill threw to seven different receivers on Sunday. If he can continue to not show a bias to any one receiver, then defenses can't either. In addition, the read option not only helps the Miami backs, but also makes Tannehill a legitimate rushing threat. It's likely in most leagues that Tannehill is not a starter (with the exception of dual QB leagues). He is either on the wire, or rostered for a bye week start. That's about right at the moment for the QB2, but he's worth watching for any hints of breaking out.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 5:57pm EDT

The Dolphins took their first lead of the game with 9:13 left in regulation when Ryan Tannehill hit Mike Wallace with a 5-yard touchdown pass. It was the third consecutive touchdown drive for the Dolphins at the start of the second half, as Tannehill got hot after a difficult first half and the running game got going after being held to only 10 yards in the first two quarters. (Source: Miamidolphins.com)

Fantasy Impact: Tannehill's first half was very bad, but he did show some resiliency in the second half with two TD throws. Not to mention a 40 yard scamper on the first drive of the second half. I wish Lasor would use Tannehill's legs more often to move the ball, Green Bay seemed to key on stopping the Miami running backs. Keep an eye on the QB's usage as a runner, this could add value to an otherwise inconsistent player in FF and real football.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 4:00pm EDT

Ryan Tannehill completed 23-of-31 passes, throwing for 278 yards and 2 touchdowns (one interception). 109.3 passer rating today. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Tannehill was more decisive this week, versus one of the worst defenses in the league. This offense is all based on quick hitting passes and screens, when Ryan is decisive, it’s much more effective. With Lamar Miller getting massive holes to run through, the playaction passes were on full display. The only interception came on a tip pass intended for Dion Sims, not to mention, a screen pass that went for a TD was negated by a Sims offensive PI penalty. It could have been a huge FF day for Tannehill if that screen had stood up, either way the run game looks strong and provides opportunity for the quarterback to be successful. I am starting to see FF value in the Dolphins offense if they can continue to improve.

By Brian Ruiz, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 2:59pm EDT

After two straight weeks of mediocre play from the Dolphins offense it appears that Joe Philbin will consider benching his starting QB. He declined to say that Tannehill would be his starter when asked multiple times. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Although, OC Bill Lazor said Tannehill would start it appears Tannehill is no longer going to be able to get away with subpar play. Despite throwing more than forty times the fantasy value hasn't been there and without a major change there should be better options to play at QB. If he struggles in the game against the raiders it would be wise to make a switch with the bye week.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 9:05pm EDT

Ryan Tannehill completed 21 of 43 for 191 yards. Lamar Miller ran for 108 yards on 15 carries in the losing effort. The loss dropped Miami to 1-2. The Chiefs won for the first time this year. Drops, poor special teams play and conservative decisions kept the Dolphins scoreless for most of the first half. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Tannehill looked very tentative today, even during garbage time with KC up twelve and three minutes to go. His pocket presence seems to be at a mediocre level and never creates extra time for his WR's down field. On the one long ball thrown Wallace's way, it sailed over his head out of bounds. There is a lot of football left, but right now Tannehill does not look like the Dolphins' franchise quarterback of the future. He is definitely not a starting quarterback on your fantasy squad.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 4:32pm EDT

MiamiDolphins: Final. Buffalo - 29 Miami - 10 (Source: @miamidolphins)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Tannehill looked very uneasy the entire game. Pressure from the Bills' front seven was not allowing the offense to go anywhere in the first half, and with special teams faltering, it got ugly quick. Once Knowshon Moreno went down, with an apparent elbow injury, there was no threat of a run game. So far, Tannehill does not look startable versus a strong pass rush like Buffalo's.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 10:58pm EDT

Ryan Tannehill's numbers Sunday included 18/32 passing with one interception. He struggled early tossing up some errant throws, but played much better in the second half running the offense at a faster clip, with snaps coming at an average of 25.7 seconds for each play. The rebuilt offensive line also protected Tannehill well, allowing just one sack vs. a 2013 line that gave up a team-record 58. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Tannehill should be rostered in most formats, either as a bye week backup or a starter in deep and super flex leagues. The upside potential for him and key players in Bill Lazor's offense should not be ignored.

By Jeffrey Lee Colavecchio, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 31st 3:14pm EDT

According to multiple media reports, including that of the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, Dolphins Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey will begin the season on the team’s 53 player roster. Some had speculated that Pouncey’s injury, which caused the team to place him on the PUP list at the beginning of training camp, would lead the team to leave the fourth-year center on the reserve/PUP list to begin the year, which would result in Pouncey missing the first six games of the 2014 season. (Source: Finsiders.com)

Fantasy Impact: That is wonderful news for all parties involved. The player who benefits the most from a quick Pouncey recovery is Ryan Tannehill. When Pouncey is pulling blocking, and cutting defenders to create lanes for the RB’s the pass game will benefit. Samson Satele will be serviceable in the mean time, it is really unfair to even compare him to the athlete that Mike Pouncey is. All skill positions for the Phins will get a boost in FF value upon his return, which Mike Pouncey claims is week 4 against the Oakland Raiders in London.

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 | Oct 21st
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / All 2 QB Leagues Owned in 37% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Ryan Tannehill has now had three straight decent games in a row for fantasy football owners. While the Jaguars are not the guaranteed points they were at the beginning of the season, I would start Tannehill in Week 8 […]
Breaking Football | Oct 20th
First off….I’d like to thank Roddy White for making look bad in last weeks’ article. The one week I tell you to sit him he finally has a game. However, I will point out that I WAS right about Julius Thomas’ output. But again, how do you sit the guy. Anyways, let’s get to your week 8 start/sit calls (Giants and 49ers on a bye) START QB, Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins ...
RotoBaller | Oct 16th
BALLER MOVE: Add in All 2 QB leagues / Stream in 12+ Team Leagues ANALYSIS: I really thought this year would be the year that Tannehill took a huge step forward for the Dolphins. He didn’t seem to agree with me, at least not for the first 3 games. In standard leagues for the first 3 […]
RotoBaller | Oct 15th
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues / Stash for BYE Weeks Owned in 38% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Following his coach’s suggestion that he might be benched, Tannehill has silenced any critics over the last two weeks of the fantasy football season. Over that time, he has racked up ~19 points and ~22 points in back to […]
Breaking Football | Sep 23rd
The Miami Dolphins were beaten rather easily at home by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, and apparently it’s gotten the coaching staff to start thinking about their quarterback situation. Ryan Tannehill has been the club’s starter since they drafted him in the first round back in 2012 out of Texas A&M, but he’s been outperformed by fellow ’12 classmates like Andrew Luc...