Ryan Tannehill spurned in recent take on QB Fantasy value

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

No one’s exactly clamoring to get Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill in NFL Fantasy football. He doesn’t have a lot of upside, Tennessee heavily relies on the running game, and by all accounts, Tannehill is seen by many as an average QB.

We still love him, and he fits in the Titans team exactly as he should. Apparently, you should just pick someone else for your fantasy league.

NFL’s Adam Rank recently released his Week 4 fantasy football advice, and Titans fans, look away. Rank says to sit Tannehill against the New York Jets in Week 4, which, well, read his reasoning for yourself:

"This one is a bit risky, because, well, Tannehill has been risky this season. He was a darling of draft season but he’s thrown for just 756 passing yards this season, his fewest in his first three games since 2018. Tannehill did throw three touchdowns on Sunday (to dudes who helped absolutely nobody) but the one thing I really loved was the rushing. He ran for a career-high 56 yards against the Colts."

Rank does add an interesting tidbit that’s sure to surprise all fantasy managers: “The Jets have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks.”

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill may not perform well in Week 4 of Fantasy.

Maybe Rank does have a point in terms of Tannehill’s consistently moderate Fantasy point-scoring. The very weird fact that the Jets, out of all teams, have managed to limit QB fantasy points likely stems from the opponents New York has played so far.

Sam Darnold, Mac Jones, Terry Bridgewater. Those aren’t very lip-smacking fantasy options, either.

But if Rank’s advice is to sit Tannehill, the Titans’ wide receivers probably shouldn’t start, either.

We all knew, going into 2021, that the Titans were going to play a mean run offense spearheaded by the one and only Derrick Henry. We just didn’t know the run offense would be the entire offense.

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Despite picking up Julio Jones this offseason, Tennessee’s passing game has very little to show for it. As Rank said: 756 passing yards. Even Jets’ rookie quarterback Zach Wilson has 628 yards, and consider the WRs that he has to work with.

We’re not the least bit surprised that Tannehill hasn’t boomed yet in Fantasy, and given A.J. Brown’s injury and Julio Jones’ recent struggles, we’re not sure he ever will.