Ryan Tannehill, QB, Dolphins
|QB - #11||45.00||MIA||Active||4 years||26||6'4||222||@ryantannehill1|
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jun-23-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
SNEAKY UPSIDE: This may very well be Ryan Tannehill's make-or-break year. Despite having a disastrous offensive line that allowed him to be sacked 58 times, Tannehill was much-improved in 2013. He doubled his touchdowns from 12 to 24 and threw for over 600 more yards. It wasn't all good news though, because unfortunately the Dolphins once again missed the playoffs and Tannehill really struggled with his deep ball. That problem may have been due to lack of time, but much of free agent signing Mike Wallace's struggles were blamed on Tannehill. With new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, Tannehill will get every opportunity to throw the ball and throw it often. Expect Tannehill's attempts, completions, yards, and touchdowns to increase. His job will be to keep the turnovers down and completion percentage up. It is also expected for him to carry the ball more than 50 times this season.
Miami has taken great strides to improve their offensive line by signing offensive tackle Branden Albert from the Chiefs. They also drafted Tennessee OT Ja'Waun James in the first round and North Dakota State linemen Billy Turner in the third. Tannehill doesn't necessarily have the greatest weapons, but has more than enough to be successful. If the line is in fact improved, the running game should take some pressure off the passing game. Wallace reportedly has a better grasp on the offense this season, so he should be able to take the top off the defense. He has plenty of short to mid-range targets in Hartline, Brandon Gibson, Rishard Matthews, Charles Clay, and rookie Jarvis Landry. Knowshon Moreno has also come over from Denver and is a proven pass catcher out of the back field. After playing only one full season at QB at Texas A&M, there was expected to be a learning curve, but patience is rare in the today's NFL. Everything is set for Tannehill to have a breakout season, now he just has to make it happen. Tannehill is a very good fantasy backup with upside.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/11 - Dolphins QB and RBs get dynasty boost with five-year extension of C Mike Pouncey
4/8 - Report: Dolphins considering trading up in draft to acquire West Virginia WR Kevin White
4/3 - QB Josh Freeman signs with Dolphins, hopes to compete for job behind Ryan Tannehill
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|14.01||SiriusXM Fantasy - Better chemistry with Mike Wallace on the deep ball and improved O-Line play could make Tannehill this seasons Nick Foles|
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