Tannehill had trouble establishing much of a rhythm in Sunday's game, with much of his production coming late in the blowout loss. He finished with 241 passing yards while completing 31 of 49 passes, with one touchdown and one interception. The score came on a third quarter toss to Mike Wallace, which required a one-handed grab for Wallace to bring in.
Tannehill has completed 60.5 percent of his passes through two games, with three touchdowns and two interceptions, but has not looked strong overall. He will look to improve in Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Tannehill tossed a touchdown on his first drive, but ended up finishing the first half with just 73 yards of passing, along with one interception. He was much improved in the second half, finishing the game 18 for 32 with 178 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
Tannehill got more help from the running game than he has been able to depend on in the past, so he wasn't forced to do much as the team worked its way back from an early deficit. He will face another AFC East rival in Week 2, with the Bills looming on the schedule Sunday.
"I feel great," he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "We had two deep balls, I think, to Mike (on Wednesday) in practice, hit on (Tuesday) on a double move deep in practice, so I feel great about our chemistry on the deep ball right now. I'm really trusting him, laying it out there, letting him use his speed to run out there and get it."
Tannehill developed enough of a rapport with Wallace to feed him a career-high 73 passes last season. But they could not connect deep often, as his career-low 12.7 YPC attests. Wallace caught five passes of 40 yards or longer.
Tannehill scored 44 Fantasy points over two games against the Patriots, including a massive 312-yard, three-touchdown performance in Week 15. However, the Patriots made some key additions to the defense this offseason, none bigger than the signing of shutdown corner Darrelle Revis. An improved Patriots defense will only make life tougher for Tannehill this Sunday, and he had just 14 Fantasy points in his first matchup with them a year ago anyways.
Tannehill has faced the Patriots four times in his career, averaging 231 yards per game while adding five touchdowns and three interceptions. Entering his third season, Tannehill may yet become a consistent Fantasy contributor, but our Fantasy experts don't think he is worth the bet for Week 1; neither Jamey Eisenberg nor Dave Richard has him ranked among the top 24 quarterbacks for the week.
Tannehill has completed 28 of 41 passes for 291 yards with one touchdown and one interception in exhibition play. Moore has performed well at 25 of 38 for 330 yards and two scores.
|4||9/28/14||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/19/14||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/14||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/1/14||@ NYJ||8:30 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
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