Originally posted on The Fake Football  |  Last updated 7/1/13
The mere possibility of Miami Dolphins second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill rushing for 500 yards was tantalizing enough to explore the fantasy football ramifications of the team’s use of the read-option. That number, of course, was extrapolated from the Dolphins’ deployment of the read-option package over the final month of the 2012 regular season. The conclusion, as told by game tape watcher Jordan Plocher, was that Tannehill was often overwhelmed by the speed of the NFL game, resulting in a series of less-than-optimal decisions in the read-option plays. Tannehill undoubtedly has the physical tools to make defenses pay for making the wrong call on read-option plays, so it’s possible — likely, even — that we’ll see Tannehill rush for many more than the 211 yards he ran for last season. Read more on the read-option… Does the Read-Option Change Ryan Tannehill’s Fantasy Prospects? How would the read-option impact the usage and — most importantly — stat lines of Miami’s other skill p...
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