Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill
30-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Last we saw Tannehill, he was limping off the practice field in August with a torn ACL. He originally injured his left knee toward the end of 2016, but decided against surgery. He wasn't so lucky the second time around. The good news is the injury happened early in the football year, allowing him to return healthy for the Dolphins' offseason program. After watching Jay Cutler struggle through last season, Tannehill gets a second shot in coach Adam Gase's offense. His first year, 2016, was up and down, but he showed growth in the last eight games before the injury hit, completing 69.1 percent of his attempts and trimming his interceptions after throwing seven in the first five games of the season. Jarvis Landry left this offseason, but the team added Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola, which gives Tannehill a solid group of receivers, including holdovers DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. Here's hoping Tannehill can reach beyond the mediocrity of his career to this point, but it's probably not worth taking a chance on in most fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $77 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2015.
Terrible in blowout loss
QBMiami Dolphins
December 16, 2018
Tannehill (ankle) completed 11 of 24 passes for 108 yards and rushed once for one yard in Sunday's 41-17 loss to Minnesota.
Tannehill didn't turn the ball over, but that's about the only positive takeaway from his performance. Miami could barely move the ball, with the Dolphins' two touchdowns coming on a pick-six and a 75-yard run by Kalen Ballage. Don't expect much offense from either team when the Dolphins host the Jaguars in a battle of Florida-based franchises in Week 16.
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How do Ryan Tannehill's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
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Avg Target Depth
9.4 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
5.8 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ryan Tannehill's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
207 lbs
Hand Length
9.00 in
Arm Length
32.63 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Tannehill continues to tease. Entering 2015, he was coming off his best season and looked poised to make the jump many expected of such a physically gifted player. Instead, he flopped. Then last year, respected offensive mind Adam Gase was named head coach, filling Tannehill boosters with more hope. After that didn't pan out, the new line is that in Tannehill's second year with Gase, he should be more comfortable in the offense and better equipped to take advantage of the weapons around him. Maybe. Or maybe he's just a mediocre quarterback, destined to languish as waiver-wire fodder in fantasy leagues. To be fair, he showed signs of growth last season, posting career highs in completion percentage (6th) and YPA (8th), but those marks didn't lead to more fantasy production. He missed the last three games of the regular season and the playoff loss to Pittsburgh due to ACL and MCL sprains, but declared himself 100 percent healthy at the first week of OTAs this spring. He then re-injured the knee early in training camp and ultimately opted for the season-ending surgery that some suggest he should have undergone last year. Jay Cutler was signed to fill in as the starter, with Matt Moore still handling backup duties.
Heading into his fourth NFLseason big things were expected from Tannehill, but despite his impressive set of physical tools, his play took a large step back. The Dolphins' coaching turmoil certainly didn't help matters, but he struggled getting the ball downfield or into the end zone and relied too much on short routes along with Jarvis Landry's ability to pick up yards after the catch. A weak offensive line and his own lack of pocket awareness also led to 45 sacks (third most) as former offensive coordinator Bill Lazor restricted Tannehill's opportunities to roll out or scramble, taking away one of his strengths and leading to a career-low in rushing yards for the QB. New head coach Adam Gase is expected to bring an up-tempo scheme that gives the signal-caller more freedom to change plays at the line, but Tannehill will also need to play better between the whistles to secure his future with the franchise. With two impressive young targets in Landry and 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker, not to mention an improved offensive line that added Laremy Tunsil at 13th overall in the draft, Tannehill has no more excuses in 2016.
Tannehill finally realized some of the potential last season that spurred the Dolphins to draft him with the eighth overall pick in 2012. He improved his accuracy and decision-making, completing 66.4 percent of his passes with a 27:12 TD:INT ratio after a 59.4 completion percentage and 36:30 ratio his first two seasons. His rushing yards, fifth among quarterbacks, vaulted him into the top 10 of QB fantasy scoring. But Tannehill still has yet to reach 7.0 YPA, ranking 28th last season, because he struggles with the deep ball. He had just 10 completions and one touchdown on 41 attempts of 21-plus yards, and 29 quarterbacks had more completions of 40-plus yards than Tannehill's four. Part of his problem stems from a low release point, but he also doesn't get enough time in the pocket for deep routes to develop — he was third in sacks last year with 46, and his three-year total of 136 is 20 more than the next closest QB. Perhaps the biggest factor, a lack of playmakers, was addressed as the Dolphins overhauled the receiving corps. Sure-handed Jarvis Landry returns after catching 75 percent of his targets as a rookie last season, but gone are Brian Hartline, Charles Clay and the disgruntled Mike Wallace. In their place are speedster Kenny Stills (career 11.7 YPT), veteran Greg Jennings, 6-5 tight end Jordan Cameron and first-round pick DeVante Parker (6-3, 209, 4.45 40). That should be enough for Tannehill's upward trend to continue, and with better protection, he could take an even bigger step.
The 2013 season couldn't have been much more embarrassing for the Dolphins, but Tannehill managed to show slight improvement despite the massive distraction brought on by the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin debacle. He doubled his touchdown passes from 12 to 24 but didn't show much big-play ability, failing to hit the 250-yard, two-touchdown mark in 14 games. While he's unlikely to turn into a world beater in 2014, Tannehill should show at least slight improvement as he heads into his third year. He should have better chemistry with receiver Mike Wallace after a second offseason of working together, and the free agency addition of running back Knowshon Moreno should stabilize the running game and give Tannehill a reliable receiving option out of the backfield. After being sacked an unacceptable 58 times in 2013, Tannehill will likely benefit from a significantly improved offensive line since Miami added left tackle Branden Albert in free agency and right tackle Ja'Wuan James in the first round of the draft. However, with no standout red-zone targets among his pass catchers, Tannehill's fantasy value appears to have limited upside.
Tannehill isn't discussed much as an up-and-coming quarterback, but perhaps he should be. Most overlook Tannehill's 2012 rookie season because he tossed only 12 touchdowns, but Tannehill (6.8 YPA) was nearly as efficient in Miami as Andrew Luck (7.0) in Indianapolis, with arguably less talent around him. And a quarterback's YPA is actually the most predictive stat of future performance. More importantly, the Dolphins did everything in their power to surround Tannehill with more talent. They signed wide receivers Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson and tight end Dustin Keller in the offseason. They'll complement Brian Hartline to provide Tannehill with a supporting cast that far exceeds what he had last season. Wallace's speed alone should give Tannehill more opportunities to connect on big plays, while also opening up things underneath for Miami's other options. Moreover, while Tannehill's not going to run read-option or take off on the ground 100 times a year, he is still mobile enough to give you a few fantasy points per game as a runner. His 211 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in 2012 added 33 points, the equivalent of more than eight passing touchdowns in most leagues.
Taken in the 1st round of the 2012 NFL draft Tannehill is the Dolphins QB of the future. When that future occurs is up to debate but it will more than likely be at some point during the middle of the season. Tannehill not only will need to get a firm grip of new coach Joe Philbin's offense but will also have to deal with not having any elite receivers on the team. Still he could be an interesting play in keeper or dynasty leagues as things should only improve for him in the upcoming seasons.
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Starting Sunday
QBMiami Dolphins
December 14, 2018
Tannehill (ankle) will start Sunday's game at Minnesota, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Expected to play
QBMiami Dolphins
December 12, 2018
Coach Adam Gase said Tannehill (ankle) looked good during practice Wednesday and will play in Sunday's game at Minnesota "unless something crazy happens," Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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On the practice field
QBMiami Dolphins
December 12, 2018
Tannehill (ankle) was spotted on the field at practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Seems likely to play Week 15
QBMiami Dolphins
December 10, 2018
Tannehill (ankle) is walking around without any help Monday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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Nursing ankle after comeback win
QBMiami Dolphins
December 9, 2018
Tannehill had a limp and his right ankle taped following Sunday's 34-33 walk-off win over the Patriots, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
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