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Ryan Tannehill | Quarterback

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Texas A&M
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Ryan Tannehill completed 13-of-24 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Miami's 24-14, Week 11 loss to the Cowboys.
Tannehill rushed three times for 13 yards. He had two other runs wiped out by penalties. This had the looks of a game that was really going to get away from Tannehill in the first half, but he bounced back by picking on S Byron Jones at cornerback. Tannehill was hurt by a pair of drops from Jarvis Landry, but made an unconscionably bad decision on his interception, throwing the ball directly to Ro McClain for a pick six. Tannehill is a perfectly fine starter, but has made extremely little tangible progress in his fourth NFL campaign. The weight of an offense can't rest on his back. He'll be a low-end QB2 for next week's road trip against the Jets. Nov 22 - 4:46 PM

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The Dolphins haven't been allowing Ryan Tannehill to change plays at the line of scrimmage.

OC Bill Lazor typically gives Tannehill one pass option and one run option on a given play, though sometimes he's not allowed to change the play at all. It's a little concerning that the Dolphins don't trust Tannehill enough to let him adjust the play at the line of scrimmage, particularly now that he's in his fourth season. Interim coach Dan Campbell believes opening up the playbook might slow down Tannehill's rhythm. "We felt like he could be a better passer by taking a little bit of a load off of him," said Campbell. Tannehill has had "conversations" with Lazor about the team's restrictive audible policies but said "he's the coordinator." Tannehill might not get the freedom he wants until the Dolphins hire a new coach.
Nov 20 - 11:00 AM

Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell would like to begin using Ryan Tannehill more as a runner.

Tannehill has only 17 total rushing attempts averaging 3.5 per game last season. Tannehill averaged 5.6 yards per carry, but has seen that number dip to 2.6. More runs would help keep defenses honest, as well as slightly boost Tannehill's fantasy floor.
Nov 19 - 2:57 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 21-of-36 passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns in Miami's 20-19, Week 10 win over the Eagles.

Tannehill also fumbled out the back of the end zone for the Dolphins' third safety in as many weeks (seriously). It was not a crisp game from either side, but the Dolphins committed fewer mistakes and penalties. Tannehill's first touchdown was a dump-and-run to Lamar Miller, while the second should have been a pick. The ball hit off Connor Barwin's helmet, careening into the air for a lucky Jarvis Landry catch. Tannehill showed frustratingly little awareness all afternoon long, but now has 15 touchdowns in nine games. He'll be a high-end QB2 against the Cowboys in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 4:34 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 27-of-36 passes for 309 yards in the Dolphins' Week 9 loss to the Bills.

He added three yards on two scrambles with a fumble lost. Tannehill opened the game on a botched snap that resulted in a safety. The Dolphins had a passing-touchdown opportunity on the final play of the first half when they went for it at Buffalo's one-yard line with two seconds on the clock, but Tannehill's throw was broken up by Stephon Gilmore. Lamar Miller hogged Miami's only touchdowns of the game. Generally a low-ceiling fantasy QB1 option, Tannehill gets a tough matchup against an underrated Eagles pass defense next.
Nov 8 - 4:48 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 28-of-44 passes for zero touchdowns and two interceptions in Miami's 36-7, Week 8 loss to the Patriots.

Four days after posting a perfect quarterback rating, Tannehill came crashing back down to earth. The fourth-year starter wasn't necessarily bad, and was hurt by shaky protection and zero running game. Tannehill's first pick was a beautiful read by Logan Ryan, while the second was a miscommunication with Rishard Matthews. Tannehill's biggest mistake came in the first quarter, where he wasn't ready for a snap, leading to a safety. Tannehill will be more QB2 than QB1 for next week's trip to Buffalo.
Oct 29 - 11:37 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 18-of-19 passes for 282 yards and four touchdowns in the Dolphins' Week 7 stomping of the Texans.

He had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 and completed his first 18 passes. The Texans couldn't cover or tackle anyone Sunday. None of Tannehill's touchdowns were deep shots, as Jarvis Landry housed a 50-yard score on a simple out route when he broke a handful of tackles. Rishard Matthews' 54-yard score was on a quick slant, and Lamar Miller's 54-yarder was on a screen. Tannehill's other score went to Landry a second time from 10 yards out. Tannehill will be on the back end of the QB1 map Thursday night against the Patriots.
Oct 25 - 4:32 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 22-of-29 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Titans.

He added 14 rushing yards on a pair of scrambles. Tannehill was a bit erratic in this one, but the Dolphins were able to do enough with their run game and defense to get interim coach Dan Campbell a win in his first game as an NFL head coach. The Dolphins will host the Texans next. Tannehill will remain a fringe QB1 play in that game.
Oct 18 - 4:11 PM

Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell is promising only "tweaks" of the offense.

In other words, Ryan Tannehill will still be doing plenty of throwing. We still expect one of those "tweaks" to be a concerted effort to get Lamar Miller more involved. Tannehill remains on the QB1 borderline going forward, and should typically be in the 10-14 range.
Oct 12 - 3:03 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 19-of-44 passes for 198 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while running once for four yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 loss to the Jets.

Tannehill looked rattled from the start, often overthrowing his receivers and forcing balls into tight windows. He was especially uncomfortable when the Jets started peppering him with corner blitzes. His fourth quarter interception, a lazy pass to Jarvis Landry that was easily picked by Darrelle Revis, was the nail in Miami’s coffin. To this point, Tannehill has looked like a glorified version of Alex Smith, struggling on deep throws and relying heavily on screens and short slants. As pathetic as Tannehill looked on Sunday, he’s still quick enough to extend plays and should be in for a much better game against Tennessee when the Dolphins come out of the bye. Tannehill might have a new coach by then.
Oct 4 - 1:53 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 26-of-49 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Miami's Week 3, 41-14 loss to the Bills.

The vast majority of Tannehill's stats, including both his touchdowns, came after the Dolphins fell behind 27-0 early in the third quarter. Tannehill was lucky to escape without a fourth turnover, as he had a lost fumble overturned by a penalty. Running for his life behind a Branden Albert-less offensive line, Tannehill was rushing throws all day, including two of his picks. Not every bad throw was the line's fault, however, as Tannehill continued to show a lack of touch on deep balls. If there was a positive, it was Tannehill's continued connection with Rishard Matthews, whom he found for both his scores. The owner of a 5:3 TD:INT ratio through three games, Tannehill has been more effective from a fantasy than real-life perspective. He simply has to become more adept at, if not the deep ball, a deeper ball. It's too hard to sustain drives on short-to-intermediate throws alone. Tannehill will be on the QB1 borderline for next week's London matchup with the Jets.
Sep 27 - 7:46 PM

Ryan Tannehill is listed on the Week 3 injury report with an ankle issue, but is practicing in full.

Tannehill is a borderline QB1 for a tough matchup with the Bills. Buffalo stymied Andrew Luck in Week 1, but got torn apart by Tom Brady in Week 2.
Sep 24 - 3:30 PM

Ryan Tannehill went off for 359 yards and two touchdowns on 30-of-44 passing and ran three times for 17 yards in the Dolphins’ Week 2 loss to the Jaguars.

After letting fantasy owners down with a puzzling effort against Washington in Week 1, Tannehill was back to his effective self against Jacksonville. He shredded the Jags for 175 yards on 14-of-19 passing in the first half and was just as productive after halftime. Tannehill has a ton of offensive weapons at his disposal and finally seemed to realize that on Sunday. He might have a tougher time against Buffalo in Week 3 but we’re still on the Tannehill bandwagon. Tannehill appeared to suffer an ankle injury, but he said after the game he should be fine.
Sep 20 - 7:56 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 22-of-34 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in Miami's 17-10, Week 1 win over the Redskins.

He added three runs for seven yards. It was a solid, if unspectacular, day for Miami's point guard. Tannehill remained precise at the short-to-intermediate levels of the field, but his supposed deep-ball improvement in camp did not carry over. Tannehill missed 2-3 sideline shots, with one leading to a Dion Sims concussion. Either way, Tannehill did what OC Bill Lazor wanted him to do. He'll remain a borderline QB1 for next week's trip to Jacksonville.
Sep 13 - 4:16 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 15-of-19 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's third preseason game.

It was about as perfect as Tannehill and the Dolphins could have hoped for in the regular-season dress rehearsal. He and Jarvis Landry hooked up five times for 84 yards on six targets, including a long 46-yard gain over the middle where Landry chewed up plenty of YAC. Tannehill found Rishard Matthews for his lone score, hooking up on a quick pass from two yards out. After three preseason games, Tannehill is 33-of-41 (80.4 percent) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He's looking like a strong back-end QB1 with upside.
Aug 29 - 8:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3Jay Ajayi
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Damien Williams
WR11Jarvis Landry
2Greg Jennings
3DeVante Parker
WR21Rishard Matthews
2Kenny Stills
3Matt Hazel
WR31Kenny Stills
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Dion Sims
3Jake Stoneburner
4Brandon Williams
LT1Branden Albert
2Jason Fox
LG1Michael Thomas
2Billy Turner
C1Mike Pouncey
RG1Jamil Douglas
RT1Ja'Wuan James
2Jeff Linkenbach
K1Andrew Franks