Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming Week 5: Ryan Tannehill Commands a Spot Start

Oct 04, 2022
Fantasy Football Quarterback Streaming Week 5: Ryan Tannehill Commands a Spot Start

The weather (literally) dampened our excitement for a few games, but most of the matchups lived up to their billing. Even the London game got a little weird. Regardless, we’re on to Week 5.

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It’s the last week before the byes start, so managers should plan accordingly. As always, I’ll have a quick look-ahead section for folks to make Week 6 stashes ahead of time. But first, let’s look at last week’s results and what’s in store for this week.

Week 4 Results

Not a bad week overall. Zach Wilson and Kenny Pickett emerged as potential options in the future. More importantly, projected game environments played out as expected, netting positive results for the streamers. Well, all except one.

Week 4 Streaming Results
Type Player FPTS Rank
Top Play Marcus Mariota 3.9 32
Top Play Geno Smith 31.7 2
Deep Matt Ryan 17.8 12
Deep Jacoby Brissett 15.0 16
Deep Cooper Rush 17.6 13
Thorough Jared Goff 33.2 1

Atlanta implemented a different offensive game plan on Sunday. Their PROE dropped to -19.0%, and Mariota hit a season-low in designed runs. And this was the same week Cordarrelle Patterson came into the game with a knee injury and is now on injured reserve. But there were a couple of positives.

Mariota still had a 55.0% play-action rate with an average depth of 13.3 air yards per attempt. The scheme was still there, but the efficiency took a hit. Atlanta has a tough upcoming schedule, but I’ll keep Mariota as an option moving forward. Now, let’s take a look at Week 5’s streamers.

Top Streaming Pick

Ryan Tannehill (Titans) @ Commanders

The Titans don’t have any star power in their passing offense, and Treylon Burks' turf-toe injury only worsens matters. But Tannehill has made lemonade out of lemons without much help from the rookie through four weeks. It’s been against weaker opponents (19.3 and 18.8-point outings against the Giants and Raiders), but Washington isn’t much of a threat.

The Commanders (19.5 aFPA, 23rd) have allowed 273.5 passing yards per game and have given up multi-touchdown games through the air in all but one contest. Their secondary is 28th in dropback EPA allowed without any specific weakness. They’re just bad all over.

Amon-Ra St. Brown bullied them from the slot for 116 yards and two scores in Week 1. The Eagles’ duo combined for 149 yards plus a touchdown from the perimeter two weeks later. At the same time, Washington’s run defense is yet to allow a 100-yard game and has given up just one score on the ground.

Now, I’m not expecting any front to stop Derrick Henry. But, surprisingly enough, Tannehill has a 55.5% red-zone passing rate. Plus, he’s converted one of his designed rushing attempts into a touchdown. The Titans are road favorites with a 23.75-point implied total making Tannehill a top streaming option in Week 5.

Tannehill is available in 83% of Yahoo! leagues.

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