There’s the NFL, and there’s Fantasy football. Perhaps life has taught you, especially over the past ten years that those two animals are completely different monsters. There are some grey areas however like this one. If you’re a Tennessee Titans fan, no one would be surprised if you may have indrafted Ryan Tannehill as your quarterback during your league’s Fantasy draft.
No one would blame you. Now the interests of your favorite football team and your Fantasy squad are synonymous. After all, who in the heck wants Carson Wentz?
Tannehill is solid, and he puts up numbers. So do many of his teammates, but after a few conversations with the Nashville media in which quite a few Titans fans have referenced how much more they value winning over their individual statistics, we can see why the two-tone blue was able to steady the ship so quickly.
There’s an unselfish attitude in the Titans locker room, and that’s good to see. Who are we kidding though? In terms of Fantasy points, you want these guys to be successful. We want stats and touchdowns, and we want them now.
Ryan Tannehill fails to earn a top-ten Fantasy QB ranking on three lists.
As Tennessee’s game versus the New York Jets approaches, Fantasy owners are juggling rosters. Is Tannehill on your roster? Are you starting him? If so, you may want to see this.
NFL.com’s Adam Rank put Ryan Tannehill on a rather unflattering list recently, one in which Daniel Jones, Ben Roethlisberger, Jameis Winston, and Teddy Bridgewater were named as the guys you may want to sit if they’re on your Fantasy roster.
CBS Sports appears to be losing some confidence in his Fantasy value as well. Three of their senior Fantasy writers, Jamey Eisenberg, Heath Cummings, and Dave Richard all slot him outside of the top ten. Eisenberg ranks him 15th. Richard puts him at 19. Cummings gave him the highest ranking but still sees him as number 14.
So, all of that’s been said to say this. If we’re talking about this coming Sunday (and the rest of the 2021-2022 NFL season for that matter), then yes. Ryan Tannehill is someone that this Titans team simply can’t do without. On the other hand, if you’re trying to win in your Fantasy league, the better bet is going with someone like Jalen Hurts. Go figure.
Sure, we get the concept as lovers of Fantasy, but it still sounds a little funny to say that out loud. Perhaps life isn’t stranger than fiction. Maybe, in this case, it’s the other way around.
Either way, regardless of where we all are in that argument, let’s keep our fingers crossed. Hopefully, the Titans will get the win in Week 4 versus the New York Jets, and hopefully, Ryan Tannehill puts up a ton of numbers. That way, if you decide to start him in your league, everyone goes home happy.