Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
|QB - #23||MIA||Probable||3 years||25||6'4||222||@ryantannehill1|
2013 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Oct-21-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (10/21): Tannehill has preformed slightly better this season than he did last year. Through 7 games he has completed 133 passes for 1,577 yards with 9 touchdown and 7 interceptions. At this rate Tannehill's numbers will be slightly better than his rookie campaign. Fantasy owners need to remember, Tannehill is only a second year quarterback with limited time under center in his football career. The second year man out of Texas A&M could be used as a bye week fill-in agains the right defense. Aside from this Tannehill has little value to fantasy owners not in a dynasty league.
Profile: The converted wide receiver now NFL starting quarterback had a less than stellar rookie campaign in 2012. In 15 games Ryan threw for just under 3,300 yards with 12 touchdowns, while yielding 13 interceptions. By no stretch would fantasy owners want numbers like these from their starting quarterback. Even with the addition of Mike Wallace, the Dolphins' receiving corp will struggle this year. Tannehill is still a project in the works and while some believe he will become a good NFL quarterback, we wonder just how long that will take. Until we see some consistent play from Ryan, it is best to find a better option come draft day.
Bill Lazor has replaced Mike Sherman as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator this year, and one of the differences between their systems appears to be that Lazor's stresses more down-the-field throws.
When wide receiver Mike Wallace was asked Tuesday to describe the style of Lazor's offense, he said, "My style: big-play offense. I see Ryan [Tannehill] is excited about it. He's called me eight, nine times."
Head coach Joe Philbin has downplayed how different this year's offense will be from last year's, but Tannehill also mentioned that deep throws will be more prevalent. That's nice. Now the young quarterback and rich wideout have to connect on a higher percentage of those throws. That was a major issue last year; we'll see if they have better chemistry in 2014.
The Dolphins giving Wallace more chances this season to make big chunk plays is good news for his fantasy value, but I'd still draft him as just a WR3 because I can't trust Tannehill yet to complete enough of those chances to make it matter.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/23 - Dolphins WR Mike Wallace excited for new, big-play offense
4/10 - Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: 'I have to make a big jump' this season
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|16.08||DLF.com - TheFFGhost - Tannehill could be a very sneaky pick when this season is all said and done. He will be at the controls of a revamped and suddenly potent offensive unit in Miami. He may be a bye weak filler but if Brady does falter I think Tannehill will keep me competitive.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|16.04||FFMagicMan - Since I've touted two of his weapons in Hartline and Keller, I'll grab the trigger-master as my QB2 in case RG3 stumbles in his comeback. Tannehill offers a lot of potential, and only losing one point per interception versus two (or three), makes me fine with him as my backup.|
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