After practicing fully this week the designation was expected. Ryan Tannehill will welcome the return of Jones who missed the previous three weeks before heading into a bye last week. The hamstring injury could project a snap count for Jones making him more of a WR3 heading into a matchup with Jacksonville.
The return of Jones will boost Tannehill’s fantasy outlook as he’s been without A.J. Brown and/or Julio Jones for six games so far this year. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine projects as the target leader out of Tennessee’s depleted group of pass catchers.
TEN QB Ryan Tannehill - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Miami Dolphins
It's safe to say Ryan Tannehill was happy to get downfield dominator A.J. Brown back in Week 16. Tannehill peppered Brown with 16 targets, leading to 209 yards through the air with a score and no picks for the QB. Unfortunately, that type of line appears to be Tannehill's ceiling in this year's Titan offense. Tannehill's 221 passing yards per game this season is only slightly off his normal pace, but his fantasy issues have come in the touchdown department, where he is closing in on the last two games of the season having only thrown 15 touchdowns against 14 interceptions. The loss of Arthur Smith and the plethora of injuries in the Tennessee offense have sapped the extreme efficiency the unit enjoyed the past few years. The Dolphins are a tough matchup for opposing offenses, meaning Tannehill is merely a QB2 again this week, although having Brown back in the lineup certainly gives him a slight boost.