QB Ryan Tannehill - Tennessee Titans
|6-4, 221||Born: 7-27-1988||College: Texas A&M||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2012|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Tannehill should benefit from defenses loaded up to stop Derrick Henry and he gets Oakland and Houston in Weeks 14 and 15. This week and next week against Jacksonville and Indianapolis are less attractive matchups.
Week 12: vs Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Neutral matchup. While Ryan Tannehill may not have transformed this offense, he certainly has done a fine job in leading a low-volume Titans passing offense--especially in the fourth quarter as he has now led three game-winning drives in the four games he has started. Tannehill has not put up flashy numbers, but he is relatively accurate with his throws as he leans primarily on short-to-medium targets in most cases. Tannehill has not been scared to air it out, but he simply has not been very effective at connecting with his outside receivers. This was on full display in his last week as no Titans receiver finished with more than one reception, combining for just four catches while Tannehill found his tight ends seven times. Corey Davis missed that last game with a hip injury and remains questionable coming into this week. A.J. Brown could be considered the WR2 based on targets and flashes of talent, but he finished with more than three receptions just twice this season. Tight end Delanie Walker was also injured prior to the bye and remains questionable coming into this week, but a return for Walker looks promising. Pretty much any Titans wide receiver or tight end is tough to rely upon based on the volatility and low volume of this passing offense. Jacksonville's middling pass defense has stepped up their game since a rocky start to the season despite the absence of Jalen Ramsey for most of the season. While they haven't faced many high-quality offenses, this group has been an above-average passing defense since Week 5--giving up just 211 passing yards per game (5th-fewest) while limiting wide receivers to the ninth-fewest fantasy points per game (PPR scoring). Play from their secondary has been simply average, with Tre Herndon as the most exploitable cornerback of the bunch while both D.J. Hayden and A.J. Bouye continue to play relatively well. The key for this defense has been strong play from the defensive line. The Titans have given up a league-leading 42 sacks while the Jaguars have sacked opposing quarterbacks at the fifth-highest rate (33 sacks) in the league. The Titans coughed up a whopping nine sacks in their last matchup with Jacksonville, but while the Tennessee offensive line still has some question marks in pass protection, they are in a much better spot now than they were in Week 3 without Taylor Lewan in the mix. Still, Jacksonville has the advantage in the trenches and should manage to put plenty of heat on Tannehill.
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Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs KC (13 / 19 / 181 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 37 / 0 rush)
Ryan Tannehill played well late in this game as he led the Titans offense to a win over the Chiefs. This offense leaned heavily on the ground game as Tannehill attempted just 19 passes, completing 13 of them for 181 yards and two touchdowns. He also took four sacks in this game due both to continued challenges on the offensive line and, at times, some indecisiveness shown by Tannehill. His first sack was a good example, as Tannehill should have thrown the ball away but instead was sacked and fumbled on his own side of the field. Tannehill did make some great plays in this game though, including a nice out route to Tajae Sharpe in late in the first quarter and a deep ball for 52 yards--his longest pass of the game--to Kalif Raymond. Tannehill's first touchdown was an impressive throw to tight end Anthony Firkser from nine yards out, taking advantage of a defensive back that fell down in coverage. Tannehill also used his legs in this one as he tucked it and ran on two separate and impressive occasions (for 12 and 18 yards) in the fourth quarter to make big pickups on critically important drives. Tannehill made some impressive throws in that fourth quarter, including one to A.J. Brown that should have converted a big fourth down. Tannehill would get it done on their last drive though as he found Firkser in the middle of the field for a 20-yard gain, then after hurrying to the line of scrimmage with seconds remaining, Tannehill threw a perfect ball to Adam Humphries in full stride for the game-winning 23-yard touchdown. To put a cherry on top, Tannehill trucked a Chiefs defender at the goal line to convert the two-point conversion.
2019 Week 9 vs CAR (27 / 39 / 331 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 38 / 1 rush)
Tannehill's day got off to a rough start as his first drive fizzled quickly, driven mainly by his indecisiveness in a collapsing pocket which ultimately led to a sack. His second drive wasn't much better as Tannehill overthrew an open receiver in the middle of the field while his offensive line let him down with back-to-back penalties. Tannehill's third drive would end in an interception that was in no way his fault, as the pass was on target to A.J. Brown but bounced off Brown's hands into the air before the Panthers defender brought it down for the interception. Tannehill showed some flare with his legs on the opening drive of the second half, picking up 25 yards on a scramble left that would help set the Titans up for their first touchdown of the day. He made a nice throw to start the fourth quarter as he put the ball just over the shoulder of A.J. Brown for a 35-yard gain--his longest pass play of the afternoon. He would follow that up with a touchdown pass to Derrick Henry, albeit Henry did all the work as it was a short screen pass that Henry took to the house. As Tannehill was trying to move down the field for a quick score later in the fourth quarter, he made an ugly throw that led to a Panthers interception--his second turnover of the day. Tannehill would make a few nice throws on a garbage-time drive late in the game, capping it off with his first rushing touchdown of the season as he found the end zone from 10 yards out.
2019 Week 8 vs TB (21 / 33 / 193 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / -3 / 0 rush)
Ryan Tannehill dinked and dunked his way to 193 yards and three touchdowns in his second win starting under center for the Titans. Tannehill rarely had to push the ball downfield as he reaped the benefit of short fields on two occasions due to costly turnovers by the Jameis Winston. He did take a few deep shots in this game, but he couldn't connect on a pass of longer than 13 yards to any of his wide receivers. He would make a number of excellent passes to his tight end Jonnu Smith though, including his longest play of the game for 26 yards coming just before halftime. Tannehill simply lofted the ball right over a defender as Smith hauled it in, in stride, over his shoulder to make the catch. Tannehill's first touchdown of the day also went to Smith on his first pass of the game, an easy throw to the wide-open Smith from five yards out as Smith was set up for a great mismatch in coverage. His next touchdown was a beauty as he hit Tajae Sharpe from six yards out on a perfectly thrown fade to the corner of the end zone. Tannehill made a couple of terrible throws on back-to-back plays late in the third quarter, but he was bailed out of both by defensive penalties that negated would-be interceptions. He would find the end zone a third time though, throwing a rocket to A.J. Brown from eight yards out for what would be the game-winner.
2019 Week 7 vs LAC (23 / 29 / 312 / 2 / 1 pass, 5 / 7 / 0 rush)
Ryan Tannehill looked accurate and poised as he led the Titans to a victory in his first start of the season. He was routinely making very quick decisions from the pocket as he got the ball out quick with limited scrambling throughout the game. During the second drive of the game, however, Tannehill did have quite a scramble to his left and made a spectacular throw on the run, across his body, to hit Corey Davis in stride for a 16-yard gain. He would make another solid throw, a bullet, to hit Corey Davis between the numbers for a touchdown from eight yards out on his third drive of the game. Tannehill caught a break near the end of the third quarter as he overthrew Jonnu Smith but had Anthony Firkser right behind Smith as Firkser made the catch to complete what would end up being a 27-yard gain. On that same drive, Tannehill found Tajae Sharpe wide open with a dart in the back of the end zone for his second passing touchdown of the game. On the next drive, Tannehill connected with Corey Davis for his biggest play of the game as Davis went for 38 yards. The throw from Tannehill was a risky one, but he had some velocity on this ball that split two defenders to find Davis about 14 yards downfield. To cap off that drive, Tannehill found Tajae Sharpe wide open in the back of the end zone for his second passing touchdown of the day. The throw was a little high, but it was good enough for Sharpe to snag the score.
2019 Week 6 vs DEN (13 / 16 / 144 / 0 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Ryan Tannehill saw his first real game action of the season as he entered the game in relief of the struggling Marcus Mariota midway through the third quarter. Tannehill looked pretty sharp as he completed 13-of-16 pass attempts for 144 yards as he played about a third of the game. He made a nice throw to a wide-open A.J. Brown on a play that would have netted 42 yards if not for a pass interference penalty called on Brown. He found Corey Davis on a few well-thrown out routes, including one sideline catch that was just barely ruled incomplete as Davis couldn't tap both toes. With the good also came some bad, however, as Tannehill was sacked on three of four drives, going down four times on the day. He would also throw an interception on his last pass attempt of the day as Tannehill had to force something on 4th-and-11 and was picked off by the Broncos safety to ice out a disappointing day for the Titans.
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