Ryan Tannehill Fantasy News

Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 12:21pm

MiamiDolphins.com - [Full Article]

Dolphins wide receiver A.J. Cruz got a small taste of Adam Gase’s offense last summer during his brief time with the Chicago Bears, but it was enough to give him a head start after he signed with the Dolphins in February.

It also helped Cruz serve as a tutor of sorts when quarterback Ryan Tannehill and some of the Dolphins receivers got together in the offseason to run passing plays they might encounter in Gase’s offense.

Cruz was the only player on the Dolphins offense who had had any exposure to Gase’s offense.

Fantasy Impact:

Finding a way to earn a spot on the 53-man roster won’t be easy, the story said, given the depth the Dolphins have at wide receiver with Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Griff Whalen and rookie draft picks Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant, to name just six.

New HC Adam Gase 'definitely' wants to get WR Kenny Stills more involved

Monday, May 30, 2016, 10:59am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Only six active NFL players have a higher career yards-per-catch average than Kenny Stills (16.5), and Dolphins coach Adam Gase said he “definitely” wants to get him involved more after he was targeted just 63 times last season (compared with 165 for Jarvis Landry).

Stills says that excites him and “the numbers don’t lie” about Gase’s offenses.

But the chemistry must improve with Ryan Tannehill. Though a bunch of Stills’ targets were difficult deep routes (and that must be taken into account with this stat), he caught only 42.8 percent of passes thrown to him, compared to 70.4 for Rishard Matthews (now with Tennessee), 66.7 for Landry, 50.9 for DeVante Parker and 50 for Jordan Cameron.

Stills had only two drops last season, so many of the incomplete passes were errant throws by Tannehill. Gase has been impressed with Stills so far this offseason.

Fantasy Impact:

With Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker very likely to lead the team in targets, Stills is battling with TE Jordan Cameron and rookie WR Leonte Carroo to be the third option in the passing game.

Tannehill: 'Sky is the limit' for Dolphins WR DeVante Parker

Friday, May 27, 2016, 4:47pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

“I think it was really frustrating, especially early on, just dealing with the foot injury and having a repeat of it,” Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said of WR DeVante Parker. “I think you saw – the last six to eight games of the year – his confidence start to build. He made more and more plays it seemed like as the weeks went on.

“He got more comfortable and more confident and was attacking the football. He’s starting at that point now. We can build from where he is at now, and the sky is the limit for him.”

That doesn’t mean he’ll immediately develop in to a star receiver.

Parker has been solid, not dominant, in early offseason practices. Cornerback Bryon Maxwell, acquired in a March trade, has been the star so far — and sometimes at the expense of Parker.

Fantasy Impact:

For the final six games of his rookie season, Parker played at a 59-1187-8 pace, which are solid WR2 numbers. He’ll likely play the “X” receiver in Adam Gase’s offense, a position which has yielded 6.0-90-0.44 from Alshon Jeffery and 6.9-101-0.69 from Demaryius Thomas over the past two seasons. The former 1st round pick has a big green arrow next to his name heading into the 2016 season.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (thigh, knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 17. Tannehill will be able to play against the Patriots.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (thigh, knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Tannehill should be fine to face the Patriots.

Friday, November 20, 2015, 6:29pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 11. Fitzpatrick will start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:53pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is expected to start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:07pm

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (left thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Fitzpatrick is expected to start in Week 11. On paper, it’s a solid matchup against the Texans, though Houston has limited Andy Dalton and Zach Mettenberger to 368 combined passing yards and two interceptions in the last two games. Back in Week 7, they yielded 282 yards and four touchdowns to Ryan Tannehill.

Tannehill: HC Dan Campbell's attitude and energy are 'contagious'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11:39pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

“It’s tough when you lose a coach you’ve been with your entire career,” quarterback Ryan Tannehill told USA TODAY Sports. “But you have to play the hand you’re dealt. This locker room has bought in and everyone is on board.

“We love (Dan Campbell). We love the attitude and the energy that he brings. It’s contagious. You can already feel it in practice, just the energy and enthusiasm and competition. I can’t help but think that’s going to translate on Sundays.”

Fantasy Impact:

We'll see if the coaching shake up results in better play on the field. Lamar Miller owners are hoping that the team will emphasize the running game, but the same guy (OC Bill Lazor) is calling the plays.

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Acquired via trade in the offseason from the Saints, the Dolphins have high hopes for receiver Kenny Stills. However, those hopes have yet to translate into significant playing time or stats.

Via David Neal of the Miami Herald, Stills has participated in less than half of the snaps through two games, with only three catches for 20 yards.

“That’s just kind of the coaches’ decision,” Stills told Neal. “He’s got the guys in he wants in to play. It’s above my pay grade to worry about those things. I’ve been preparing myself to play. I’m healthy and I feel great. That’s the way the coach is game planning. So we just go with that.”

Part of the problem could be the time needed to establish chemistry with his new quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.

Fantasy Impact:

As Neal notes, it took time for Stills to emerge last season; he had three catches for 25 yards though two games in 2014. As the year progressed, Stills did more. He did a lot more after then-rookie Brandin Cooks was lost for the rest of the year.

Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 3. Tannehill is good to go for a so-so matchup against the Bills.

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 6:16pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Tannehill is on track to play against the Bills. The Dolphins have gone pass-heavy in the first two weeks and are likely to do so again in Week 3.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 6:12pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Tannehill is on track to play against the Bills. The Dolphins have gone pass-heavy in the first two weeks and are likely to do so again in Week 3.

Monday, September 14, 2015, 10:03am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Starting tight end Jordan Cameron was the forgotten man in the Miami Dolphins' offense during the preseason. He had just one catch for six yards in three preseason games.

There were concerns if Cameron, who signed a two-year contract in free agency, was the right fit for Miami’s offense and quarterback Ryan Tannehill. In addition to the preseason, Tannehill and Cameron were not making a lot of connections during training camp, either.

However, those concerns were erased in the Dolphins’ 17-10 win over the Washington Redskins in the regular-season opener. When the game mattered, Cameron performed with four catches for a team-high 73 yards.

“It felt good. Everyone was talking about that in the preseason, about not getting the touches or whatever,” Cameron said. “But that’s how it goes sometimes. Some days you get the targets. Some days you don’t. I’ve just got to capitalize when they come my way.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cameron was one of the few consistent bright spots for Miami’s offense against Washington. His role will be even more important moving forward considering backup tight end Dion Sims suffered a concussion and could miss time. Cameron showed some of the form Sunday that made him a Pro Bowler as a member of the Cleveland Browns two seasons ago. He averaged 18.3 yards per reception and was able to stretch the field and get behind Washington’s linebackers. The story added that Cameron and Tannehill spent extra time after practice to make sure they were on the same page and it looks like it's paying off.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 8:47pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims suffered a concussion in the second-quarter of Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.

Sims, a part-time starter for the Dolphins, suffered the injury stretching out his body attempting to bring in a Ryan Tannehill pass inside the end zone.

Sims laid on the field motionless for a couple of minutes before eventually getting to his feet and walking to a nearby cart. Sims was carted off the field.

Fantasy Impact:

Losing Sims could complicate things for offensive coordinator Bill Lazor because Sims is Miami's best blocking tight end, and the Dolphins' base package is the two tight end set.

We are your friend's secret weapon.

  • Get 4 FREE downloads
  • Receive breaking news alerts & analysis.
  • BONUS: Learn how to play DFS.
  • Battle-Tested by 40,000+ fantasy football diehards since 1999.