Where to draft Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill

In a way, you have to feel a little sorry for Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Over the last 18 months, he has seen his top 2 receivers leave with the approval of the organization — Corey Davis in free agency and AJ Brown via trade. As a result, Tannehill is ranked as the 20th fantasy quarterback at the very bottom of quarterbacks that will be drafted in 10-player leagues.

Below, we look at Ryan Tannehill‘s 2022 fantasy football average draft position (ADP) and where you should draft him.

The loss of his supporting cast on a team that ideally wants to run as much or more than it passes is a blow because Tannehill has quietly been a fantasy keeper. In 2020, he accounted for 40 total touchdowns, which dropped to 28 last year. However, he has scored 18 touchdowns in 3 seasons in Tennessee and, as those with Derrick Henry on their rosters can sadly remember with crystal clarity, Tannehill has 7 rushing touchdowns in each of the last 2 seasons.

Ryan Tannehill’s ADP: 137.31

(ADP data courtesy of MyFantasyLeague.com; last updated at the time of this publishing – ADPs continually change as more drafts occur)

When you get to the end of a draft and your filling in the last spot at a position, there can be a tendency to checker-jump your own draft list to take somebody you think has more upside. As such, anyone at the end of the line (QB20 qualifies under that definition) has no guarantee of being drafted and will linger on the waiver wire.

As it currently stands, Tannehill’s ADP finds him behind Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) at 131.14 and Justin Fields (Chicago Bears) at 137.10 and ahead of Mac Jones (New England Patriots) at 138.10 and Jameis Winston (New Orleans Saints) at 138.56.

Ryan Tannehill’s 2021 stats

Games: 17

Passing yards: 3,734

Completions | attempts: 357 | 531

Passing touchdowns: 21

Interceptions: 14

Carries | rushing yards: 55 | 270

Rushing touchdowns: 7

Where should you draft Tannehill?

Given the losses he has sustained over the last 2 years — rookie Treylon Brooks and injured veteran Robert Woods are kind of a hard sell to replace what Brown and Davis did for the offense 2 years ago — there isn’t a lot to love about Tannehill .

That being said, he has a career record of 30-13 in 43 games as a Titans starter. He wins games, which doesn’t lend itself to the “garbage points” quarterbacks on teams with awful defenses find themselves piling up on a regular 4th quarter basis.

In many leagues, the likelihood is that Tannehill will be available for waiver pickups when injuries start taking out quarterbacks. I would have Winston rated ahead of him because of the dearth of talent he has to throw to by comparison, but he will end up on a roster somewhere, because the guy finds ways to win games and isn’t always because of Henry.

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