Ryan Tannehill continues hot performance for Dolphins, fantasy owners

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The Dolphins quarterback has gotten better as the season has gone on, and that continued Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill didn't top 20 fantasy points in a game through Week 12. He's done it in each of his last three games, including Sunday, in the Dolphins' 24-20 win over the New England Patriots, in a game the Dolphins needed to stay strong in the race for the AFC's No. 6 playoff seed.

Tannehill had 312 passing yards on 25-of-37 passing. He threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions, his first game without a pick since Week 9. He has eight touchdowns against only two interceptions in his last three, all Dolphins wins. He spread the scores around on Sunday, as well, connecting for touchdowns with wide receiver Mike Wallace and running backs Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen, with the last coming with 1:15 left in the game to give Miami the win.

Fantasy impact: Tannehill has played himself right to the fringe of QB1 territory. After averaging just over 12 fantasy points per game in his first seven, the quarterback has jumped to more than 18 over his last seven, with 21 or more in his last three. He's nothing like a sure-fire start, but anyone who needs an injury replacement or the look should be looking at Tannehill.

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