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Ryan Tannehill ruled OUT for Week 8 vs. Texans

We break down the news that Tannehill has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

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Saturday PM Update: Tannehill has been downgraded and ruled OUT for Sunday’s game. Malik Willis will start.


Saturday update: Tannehill missed the walkthrough Saturday with his illness and it’s looking more like Willis will start at QB for the Titans in Week 8 vs. the Texans, per NFL Network.

Friday PM update: Despite not practicing on Friday, Tannehill is considered questionable. After getting only some light work in on Thursday, it’s fair to say he is truly questionable.

Friday update: Tannehill was not spotted at practice on Friday, per Jim Wyatt. He was only able to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday, but we’ll need more news on this situation. If he can’t go, Malik Willis would get the start.

Thursday update: Tannehill returned to practice on Thursday and got a limited designation.

Wednesday update: Tannehill was listed as not practicing on the injury report after Vrabel said he would be limited. This isn’t that uncommon, so he is still probably on track to play through the injury, but this situation is worth keeping an eye on.


Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill is dealing with an ankle injury ahead of this Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Head coach Mike Vrabel said that he expects Tannehill to be listed as limited following Wednesday’s practice, but that the QB is showing signs of improvement.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Tannehill led his team to a victory over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, going 13-for-20 for 132 yards. His backup is the rookie from Liberty, Malik Willis, who has appeared in just one game this season, in which he made a single completion for six yards over four attempts.

The Titans rely heavily on their run game no matter who the QB is, but Derrick Henry fantasy managers can count their lucky stars this weekend. He’ll be getting handed the ball a lot if Tannehill is limited or if Willis ends up filling in against Houston.