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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General News (Mon Dec 2): is expected to be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason since the team would like to keep him beyond this season.
Week 14: at Oakland Raiders
FBG says: Good matchup. Ryan Tannehill continues to lead the red hot Titans to success despite what has been a pretty inconsistent passing offense from a fantasy perspective. While Tannehill has passed for two touchdowns in three straight games and has multiple passing touchdowns in five of his six starts, he has also failed to cross the 200-yard mark in half of his starts while virtually ignoring the wide receiver position at times. Since Tannehill took over in Week 7, no Titans wide receiver has exceeded 30 receiving yards or three receptions in back-to-back weeks. The closest any Titans pass-catcher has come to consistency was when Jonnu Smith put up 64 and 78 yards in Weeks 7 and 8. A.J. Brown has been a favorite target for Tannehill and certainly offers the most upside for this group. Beyond Brown (and even including Brown, to be honest), it should be easy to avoid this Titans passing offense for fantasy purposes. The Raiders defense may have held Patrick Mahomes to just 175 passing yards and one passing touchdown last week, but that was not necessarily due to particularly strong play from this defense as the Chiefs offense was cruising due to the big lead built up by halftime. Looking at the season as a whole, the Raiders have been one of the worst teams in football against the pass with multiple touchdowns given up in eight of 12 games, including Week 12 against what has been a very poor Jets offense. Big plays have been a problem for this secondary, as they have allowed the second-most pass plays of 20 or more yards (56) and the third-most of 40 or more yards (13). They lack a true playmaking defensive back with mediocre safeties and just one decent coverage cornerback in Daryl Worley. All Titans receivers should have an advantage in their matchups this week, with Adam Humphries, in particular, seeing a bump due to the very poor play from slot cornerback Lamarcus Joyner. Jonnu Smith should also have a decent shot at finding the end zone against this defense that has allowed the second-most touchdowns (8) to opposing tight ends and gave up 90 yards to Travis Kelce last week.
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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Ryan Tannehill's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 13 vs IND (17 / 22 / 182 / 2 / 0 pass, 4 / 5 / 0 rush)
Tannehill had the benefit of a strong ground game again this week as he had a mistake-laden day with a few nice plays mixed in. Offensive line play was questionable as Tannehill ended up taking six sacks in this game, five of which came before halftime. While Tannehill was indeed holding on to the ball too long, the interior of his offensive line let him down on more than one occasion. Taking two sacks to close out halftime was rough though, as the Titans could have put up points before the half. He also coughed up a fumble on the third drive of the game, which was particularly costly coming off a Derrick Henry fumble earlier in the quarter. With those mistakes, however, also came some nice plays. On his second possession of the day, Tannehill led the team downfield 75 yards and capped it off with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Adam Humphries. He made a couple of nice throws to A.J. Brown in the second half, but his highlight of the game was a tremendous pass to Kalif Raymond for a 40-yard touchdown. Tannehill had plenty of time and space to step into the throw, and he put it right on the money throwing across the field to hit Raymond in full stride just over the goal line for the score.
2019 Week 12 vs JAX (14 / 18 / 259 / 2 / 0 pass, 7 / 40 / 2 rush)
e second quarter. The touchdown run came Jaguars linebackers flocked to cover A.J. Brown but forgot all about Tannehill, leaving him a wide-open running lane for Tannehill to pretty easily stride to the goal line before elevating over a defender for the score. Tannehill would score a second rushing touchdown later in the game, rolling right off play-action and showing impressive acceleration to just catch the edge of the pylon from three yards out.
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.
Latest NewsTitans | Ryan Tannehill tosses two touchdowns (Sun Dec 1, 08:24 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts. link to story Titans | Ryan Tannehill tosses two touchdowns (Sun Dec 1, 08:24 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 17-of-22 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts. link to story Titans | Franchise tag for Ryan Tannehill? (Sun Dec 1, 11:16 AM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill is expected to be a candidate for the franchise tag this offseason since the team would like to keep him beyond this season, according to sources. link to story Titans | Ryan Tannehill shreds Jacksonville (Sun Nov 24, 10:46 PM) - Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 14 of his 18 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns and rushed seven times for 40 yards and two scores in a 42-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12. link to story
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