Tannehill hooked up with Rishard Matthews for a 3-yard strike late in the third quarter. He had another chance of scoring but was picked off by J.T. Thomas on a pass intended to Matthews in the end zone.
Tannehill compiled 196 yards through the air while completing 16 of 29 passes. He added a touchdown and an interception, registering a 73.3 passer rating. He also broke for a 30-yard run for the third consecutive game, becoming the first quarterback to reach that mark since Michael Vick in 2004. He was sacked three times and finished with 48 yards on five carries in a 27-13 victory.
Miami will take on the Chargers at home in Week 9.
Tannehill entered Week 8 with three straight games of at least 20 Fantasy points under his belt, but stumbled to just 15 points Sunday. One promising sign, however, was the continued reliance on Tannehill's legs, as he racked up 49 yards on the ground. He had a long run of 30 yards, becoming the first quarterback since Michael Vick in 2004 to have runs of 30-plus yards in three straight games.
Tannehill is a strong athlete who has come into his own as a weapon in the running game in recent weeks, which is enough to continue making him a viable Fantasy option. He probably won't throw the ball well enough to be a must-start option, but Tannehill is worth owning at least in two-QB leagues.
Of course, Tannehill has benefited from a run of 30 or more yards the past two weeks, and that probably shouldn't be the expectation for him every week. But with Lamar Miller the only running game the Dolphins have, their quarterback has become more of a focal point on offense, throwing for two scores in four of six games this season.
For all their shortcomings offensively, the Jaguars have been pretty tough on defense the past three weeks, but they still rank only 30th against the pass, allowing 280.1 yards per game. Understandably, then, Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both love Tannehill as a sleeper this week, ranking him 11th among quarterbacks, ahead of notables Matthew Stafford, Cam Newton and Nick Foles.
With an eye on Week 8 and beyond, Jamey Eisenberg tabbed his top quarterbacks on the waiver wire Tuesday, headlined by the
Additionally, Jamey eyes a few key stashes who might be worth your time if you are having trouble at the position or just have a roster spot to fill. Specifically, recovering
Among quarterbacks with a lower ceiling who nonetheless have jobs locked down,
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