Ryan Tannehill Fantasy Football Value Low Following Rocky Preseason

Aug 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Tannehill had a quiet outing against the Cowboys on Wednesday, going 5-for-7 passing for 35 yards. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ryan Tannehill capped his rookie preseason by going 5-for-7 passing for 35 yards during Wednesday's game between the Miami Dolphins and the Dallas Cowboys. He led the Dolphins to two scores in his three series during the first quarter, both field goals. Over four appearances in preseason, Tannehill finished 41-for-78 passing for 414 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Analysis: Tannehill very much looked like a rookie in his first taste of NFL action. He performed well against second and third-string defenses early, but when he finally had the opportunity to play against first-stringers he completed less than 50 percent of his passes. It doesn't help that the Dolphins don't have much in the way of talented pass catchers. Expect a lot of bumps for Tannehill this season. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Brandon Weeden are all better options if you're looking for fantasy production out of a rookie quarterback.

For more on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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