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Ryan Tannehill Trails Only Lamar Jackson in Average Fantasy Points Per Week Since Taking Over as Titans' Starter

David Kaestle
Kansas City Chiefs v Tennessee TItans
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The Miami Dolphins moved on from Ryan Tannehill after last season as they prepared to enter a full rebuild. The Tennessee Titans were happy to bring him in, as they themselves were experiencing some doubts with their own starting quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Despite Tannehill beginning the season as Tennessee's backup, he finally got his shot to be the starter in Week 7 and has done nothing but deliver for the Titans and his fantasy owners since.

In fact, he has been so good, that only Lamar Jackson, who is in the midst on an MVP-like season, has averaged more fantasy points per game during that span.

Tannehill has averaged 22.58 fantasy points per game since Week 7, while Jackson has averaged 30.88. The wide margin between them is a testament to how impressive Jackson's season has been, especially over the last five or six weeks.

Many probably expected Tannehill's career outlook to be relegated to a backup role after his departure from Miami, but after this impressive resurgence in Tennessee, the free agent to be could be an interesting option for a starter-needy team this upcoming offseason, maybe even with the Titans.

Tannehill gets a decent matchup in Week 13 against a Colts team that ranks No. 17 in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game.

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