Ryan Tannehill Fantasy News

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. Tannehill is fully expected to play against the Bears.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Tannehill is fully expected to play against the Bears.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Tannehill is fully expected to play against the Bears.

Dolphins Beat: Joe Philbin 'isn't trying to motivate' QB Ryan Tannehill

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:09pm

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Dolphins HC Joe Philbin isn’t trying to motivate Ryan Tannehill, or put Tannehill on notice, or give the Raiders reason to prepare for backup quarterback Matt Moore.

This is a policy issue.

Philbin doesn’t answer questions on injuries. He doesn’t answer questions about players who don’t participate in practice, whatever the reason. The standard answer on those questions is always something along the lines of, “I’ll be glad to discuss any player who participated in today’s practice.”

Philbin doesn’t answer questions who will start. He doesn’t answer questions about who will be on the 46-man gameday active roster. The standard answer to those two questions is always something along the lines of, “We’ll meet Friday night and determine who are the 46 players who give us the best chance to win on Sunday.”

That’s the way it’s been with Philbin for his two-plus seasons as coach. That’s the way it is now with Tannehill.

Fantasy Impact:

We believe Tannehill will be under center against the Raiders. As the article illustrates, Philbin's policy is to be evasive when asked questions about injuries, or who will start.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:39pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

For the second consecutive day, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin chose not to address his quarterback plans ahead of Miami's Week 4 matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

"At the end of the week, we're going to pick the 46 guys that give us the best chance to win the game in London," Philbin said Tuesday.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday there is legitimate talk the Dolphins might bench Ryan Tannehill for Matt Moore. Tannehill has struggled through three weeks and was unable to move the offense in Sunday's home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Philbin said Monday he wanted to have a QB in place by the time the team leaves for London.

Philbin was asked if he felt it necessary to sit down with Tannehill after the coach was publicly noncommittal about his plans.

"I talk to him all the time. So we have multiple conversations," he said. "So again, I communicate with him frequently. And yeah, any kind of -- I don't usually get into personal conversations that we have."

Monday, September 22, 2014, 1:36pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

It would be a stunner if Matt Moore, not Ryan Tannehill, is the Dolphins starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders.

But today — a day after the Dolphins lost 34-15 to Kansas City — Philbin publicly wouldn’t say for certain if Tannehill will be his starting quarterback against the Raiders.

Philbin said repeatedly at today’s press conference he will bring the best 46 players to London to play the Raiders. Philbin is rarely specific about who’s going to play but this is different. This is the confidence of his starting quarterback.

Phiblin was specifically asked if it hurts Tannehill but not saying for sure that he will start against the Raiders.

“That’s my answer I’m sticking to it,” Philbin said.

The last question to Philbin couldn’t have been more clear:

Will Tannehill start Sunday against the Raiders?

“We’ll decide our game plan before we leave to play Oakland,” Philbin said.

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds as if many of the beat writers would be shocked if there is a switch heading into this week's game, but the team is coming off a very bad loss to the Jamaal Charles-less Chiefs at home. It very well could be a final wake-up call in what should be a winable game for Tannehill and the Dolphins this week as they take on the Raiders.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:31am

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN Dolphin beat writer James Walker feels WR Mike Wallace's stock is on the rise:

Miami’s No. 1 receiver caught his second touchdown in two games. Sunday’s back-shoulder, one-handed grab was one of the most impressive catches of Week 2 throughout the entire NFL. Wallace finished with five receptions for 56 yards. But he’s finding the end zone more this season, which is important. Wallace also leads the Dolphins with 12 receptions.

Fantasy Impact:

We had heard in the offseason that the Dolphins wanted to make it a point to get the ball to Wallace. There were also issues with he and QB Ryan Tannehill connecting in the past but it looks like that's no longer a problem. With the loss of RB Knowshon Moreno, things may fall on Tannehill a bit more and it looks like Wallace could be a reliable target going forward.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:54am

Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

The Dolphins’ offense was already without Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey, arguably its most productive player. Now they’ll try to live life without RB Knowshon Moreno, undoubtedly their most product running back.

Most likely, this won’t be good.

The immediate effect will be two-fold: it’ll shift even more responsibility on the frighteningly inaccurate arm of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and it’ll test the offensive line because the Dolphins will be in more second- and third-and-long situations, making the pass predictable and making the all-out pass rush almost inevitable.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that the running game is now in the hands of Lamar Miller, but the author considers him a number-two back. He feels Miller is improved but doesn't break tackles and he's not a guy who can carry the ball 15-17 times a game. It certainly doesn't paint a great picture for the Dolphins run game, or for Miller fantasy owners. But the good news is Miller has some favorable rushing matchups straight through Week 8, so it's possible Miller at least has value as a RB3 or flex play.

Dolphins' running game 'virtually non-existent' so far

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 6:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dolphins' offense under first-year offensive coordinator Bill Lazor has shown a mixed bag during the first two weeks of the preseason. The passing game and tempo have been upgrades from what we've seen last season. However, the running game is virtually non-existent thus far. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has completed 75 percent (15-for-20) of his passes and is playing faster and more decisive football. The passing game under Lazor has been sharp. But the offensive line is getting little push in the running game. The Dolphins had minus-5 yards in the first half last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and must improve their production on the ground.

Fantasy Impact:

The offensive line is going to struggle opening holes for Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno

Titans QB Jake Locker impressive in second preseason game

Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:40pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

After throwing just two passes against the Packers last week, Titans QB Jake Locker came out of the gate firing against the New Orleans Saints.

Locker confidently marched the first team on a seven-play, 62-yard scoring drive that saw him complete 4 of 5 passes for 30 yards with a pretty touchdown strike to "Making the Leap" candidate Justin Hunter.

After what Ken Whisenhunt did for Philip Rivers in San Diego last season, we're already seeing the coach's fingerprints on Tennessee's young passer.

Fantasy Impact:

Locker has averaged 15.1 FP in 16 career starts. That extrapolates to 241 points over a 16-game season, or about what Ryan Tannehill scored as the #16 QB in 2013. Health has been his biggest problem, but if he can stay upright, he could grow in Ken Whisenhunt’s offense.

Teddy Bridgewater: 'I have to stop overthinking.'

Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:33am

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

Coach Mike Zimmer clearly is content with the way Matt Cassel is playing, saying, “I hope Matt continues to do what he’s been doing.”

As for Teddy Bridgewater, Zimmer is practicing patience.

“He’s got so much going on in his mind right now that I just want him to play,” Zimmer said. “That’s what I told him [Wednesday], and that’s what I’m going to tell him before the ballgame. Just go play. You’ve been doing this since you were 5 years old. Go play and have some fun. Throw the ball in there. If you make a mistake, we’ll fix it and go on.”

Apparently, Bridgewater has bought in.

“Basically, I have to stop overthinking,” he said. “I haven’t been pressing, but I have been overthinking.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cassel averaged around 240 yards, 1.5 TD and 1.2 INT in six starts last season, which equates to 244 fantasy points, which is about what Ryan Tannehill scored as fantasy football's #16 QB. If he's under center, he'll be usable in a streaming/QBBC strategy with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph to throw to and a strong running game to lean on.

Matt Cassel 'seizing control' of Vikings QB competition

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 10:37pm

Pioneer Press - [Full Article]

Vikings QB Matt Cassel entered camp No. 1 on the depth chart, holding a narrow lead over rookie Teddy Bridgewater. But the gap has widened, and a strong showing in Saturday's preseason game against the Cardinals at TCF Bank Stadium could end the debate weeks ahead of the Sept. 7 opener at St. Louis.

Cassel looked good while playing just the first series in last week's preseason opener against Oakland. He completed 5 of 6 passes for 62 yards on the Vikings' only touchdown drive of a 10-6 win.

Fantasy Impact:

Cassel averaged around 240 yards, 1.5 TD and 1.2 INT in six starts last season, which equates to 244 fantasy points, which is about what Ryan Tannehill scored as fantasy football's #16 QB. If he's under center, he'll be usable in a streaming/QBBC strategy with Greg Jennings, Cordarrelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph to throw to and a strong running game to lean on.

Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Miami starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill had one of his strongest practices of training camp on Monday.

Tannehill made strong, decisive throws and had big gains to receivers Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews and Damian Williams in team drills. Perhaps Tannehill gained momentum from his strong start to the preseason last week against the Atlanta Falcons.

He will try to build on that Saturday in his second preseason game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Mike Wallace, Ryan Tannehill hope to connect on more long passes

Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:40pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

When it comes to taking advantage of WR Mike Wallace's speed, the Miami Dolphins need to make strides.

Little progress has been evident in training camp, but quarterback Ryan Tannehill is confident he'll hit Wallace on long passes more often this year.

Wallace ranks among the fastest players in the NFL, but he was often only a decoy last season, his first with the Dolphins. They targeted him on 34 passes thrown more than 20 yards, and only six were completed — 18 percent.

Fantasy Impact:

When Wallace was open deep, Tannehill frequently underthrew him, and the result was an incompletion or interception, the story said. The article went on to say after the season, Wallace estimated he should have scored at least 15 more touchdowns. Instead he scored five times and averaged 12.7 yards per catch, both career lows.

Ryan Tannehill looks sharp in preseason opener

Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:01pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill started a make-or-break third season in perfect fashion.

Granted, it was only one 10-snap preseason-opening cameo against a retooled Atlanta Falcons defense Friday night. But the quarterback, who was pummeled for a league-high 58 sacks last season, looked comfortable and in sharp command of new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor’s up-tempo offense.

Tannehill hit all six of his passes for 62 yards to march the Dolphins 73 yards on a game-opening drive that culminated in his 6-yard scoring pass to wide-open slot receiver Brandon Gibson.

Fantasy Impact:

Tannehill looked good in his new offense led by Lazor, who came over from Philly where he helped Nick Foles to an impressive year. He's a low-end QB2 ranked 20th on our list but could have some use in certain matchups. According to ADPs he's not getting drafted in a lot of 10-team leagues.