Ryan Tannehill Fantasy News

Monday, February 17, 2014, 10:58am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Two Dolphins people dispute a CBS report that Joe Philbin will have a shorter leash on Ryan Tannehill and might play Matt Moore. But the Dolphins feel strongly that Tannehill must improve his chemistry with Mike Wallace. One Dolphins official said Tannehill can throw a ball anticipating where Brian Hartline will be, but cannot consistently with Wallace.

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Ryan Tannehill's job security in question
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 11:26am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Miami will probably have to live with its uninspiring collection of running backs and tight ends for another year, and things could still get interesting with the quarterback position as well. Joe Philbin's job is riding on QB Ryan Tannehill progressing. I wouldn't doubt a little more pressure from highly paid back–up Matt Moore ($4M salary; $5.5M in cap) in 2014, with Philbin professing his belief in Moore to several of the GM candidates and demanding more from Tannehill.

"He definitely wants to push Tannehill more," said one source who has spoken to Philbin about the quarterbacks, "and if he doesn't see improvement he said he might go to Moore at some point. He definitely has a lot of faith in Moore, and they're paying him a lot of money."

Fantasy Impact:

Tannehill will certainly enter the season as the starter, but if the team doesn't get off to a good start, he could potentially be replaced by Moore. Tannehill is a committee-type, but fantasy owners should keep this in mind as they head into 2014 fantasy drafts.

Mike Wallace wants to work on the deep ball
Sunday, January 26, 2014, 11:33am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Dolphins WR Mike Wallace says he and QB Ryan Tannehill have to get their deep ball chemistry going this offseason.

"We have to,” Wallace said. “Definitely have got to get the deep ball going. That’s the difference between winning and losing a couple games. I should have had 15 or 20 more touchdowns. And that’s being modest. If you press me, you have no shot to cover me. Once I get you to stop your feet, it’s over.”

But if the deep ball isn’t thrown accurately, or caught, it’s moot.

Consider: Of balls in the air at least 20 yards, Tannehill threw 36 such passes to Wallace, and only six were completed --- the worst percentage of 22 deep-threat receivers ranked by PFF. Of those 36, only eight were deemed catchable and Wallace dropped two.

Fantasy Impact:

Wallace says he was just being "modest" saying that he should have had "15 or 20 more touchdowns" but he only scored five TDs in 2013 and four of those came in the final six weeks, so there were signs of improvement. The deep ball was a rarity, however, and it sounds like Wallace is eager to develop chemistry with Tannehill.

Dolphins name Philly's Bill Lazor new OC
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 4:40pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Dolphins have hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor to run their offense, a person with knowledge of the team's search has told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported the hire. The team officially announced the hiring Wednesday.

Lazor is widely credited for the emergence of Nick Foles, who led the league in passer rating and set an NFL record for touchdown-to-interception ratio (27:2).

Although Lazor worked under Chip Kelly's innovative offense, his resume isn't limited to one system. He was offensive coordinator of the Virginia Cavaliers for three seasons after stints with NFL coaching legends Dan Reeves, Joe Gibbs and Mike Holmgren.

Fantasy Impact:

Lazor's work with Nick Foles is credited as the reason why the Dolphins hired him as offensive coordinator. He'll tutor Ryan Tannehill and will call the plays for the Dolphins.

Dolphins fire OC Mike Sherman, Joe Philbin 'safe'
Monday, January 6, 2014, 2:21pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Coach Joe Philbin announced through the team on Monday that OC Mike Sherman has been relieved of his duties.

Sherman, 59, had been with the Dolphins for two seasons after being fired at Texas A&M, where he coached Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Dolphins ranked 27th in offense both years and scored just seven points total in their final two games, both losses to the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets that kept them out of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact:

The Miami Herald says that HC Joe Philbin is "definitely safe."

Monday, December 30, 2013, 1:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco reiterated after Sunday's regular-season finale that his sprained left knee won't need surgery this offseason.

"I’m not going to have to get anything done," Flacco said. "It was just my MCL and it will heal on its own."

It will be much-deserved rest, considering the amount of hits that Flacco has taken this season. Flacco was sacked 48 times in 2013, and only Miami's Ryan Tannehill (58) was sacked more.

This was the most sacks any Ravens quarterback has taken in team history. The previous high was 40 sacks, which Flacco set in 2010.

Fantasy Impact:

In Sunday's regular-season finale at Cincinnati, Flacco was sacked two times and hit seven times. He came off the field limping when he was hit in the end zone with about nine minutes left in the second quarter.

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Aaron Rodgers ruled out vs. Steelers
Friday, December 20, 2013, 1:53pm

Jason Wilde, Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is officially out.

Fantasy Impact:

This is not surprising news given the way this week has gone. Owners waiting on Rodgers will have to continue to put a band aid on the QB position. Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Tannehill, Joe Flacco and Jason Campbell are all decent-to-good streaming options. Even Matt Flynn and Matt Cassel are worth consideration. Check our QB rankings to see how we believe these players will perform this week.

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Rishard Matthews to take over slot role
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:09am

Florida Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Nobody has to remind Rishard Matthews his number is finally being called, and that the Dolphins need him to step up as the team's new slot receiver.

But there is some concern about the process being rushed because Matthews doesn't have much experience playing the slot receiver role, which involves a lot of route adjustments and defensive reads.

Matthews has practiced in the slot going back to last season, but not on a full-time basis. Even quarterback Ryan Tannehill admits his chemistry with Matthews will be a factor in the passing game moving forward.

"It takes time and some reps," Tannehill said. "It is a chemistry thing in the slot, knowing when to get uncovered, hot throws, timing in and out [of breaks]. But I feel good about it. I feel like he has a good handle on it."

Fantasy Impact:

The slot receiver is active in the Dolphins offense so there is some upside here, but we shouldn't expect anything more than what Brandon Gibson was producing prior to the injury. Gibson had three TDs in the last two games, but was averaging 4.3-47-.42 on the season.

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