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
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.
ProFootballTalk | Sep 29th
Ryan Tannehill put all the questions about his job security aside Sunday. At least until the next time they crop up. The Dolphins quarterback admitted a degree of relief with the performance he put up against a mess of a Raiders team, though that might not be a long-term indicator. Even as he voiced confidence, he also…
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...