Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
AFC East | 7-9-0
Rank: 26th
Avg Yds
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
Rank: 27th
Avg RYds
Rank: 18th
Posted 8/19/2019 10:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Isaiah Ford (leg) was carted off the practice field Monday, Aug. 19, due to an apparent foot or leg injury.
Huddle Up: Ford is penciled in behind Albert Wilson as the Dolphins' secondary slot receiver. The receiving corps is relatively wide open with plenty of room for leaders to emerge, but there isn't really anyone worth drafting in standard leagues outside of veteran Kenny Stills.
Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: Drake figures to see the lion's share of work in the backfield, but Kalen Ballage is coming on strong. Drake is an RB3, and Ballage is an RB4, but they could switch places at any point.
Posted 8/19/2019 9:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is not cemented as the team's starter, despite him starting the third preseason game, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: There is a lot of depth in the low-end QB1/high-end QB2 stages this season, and Fitzpatrick probably doesn't have a spot on many rosters. That said, Josh Rosen is only a dynasty-league option.
Posted 8/17/2019 10:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick likely will be the starting quarterback for the third preseason game, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins probably will decide after the third preseason game if Fitzpatrick or Josh Rosen will be the starting quarterback for Week 1. Fitzpatrick has had some success in the past, but fantasy players probably should avoid the Miami quarterback situation during drafts.
Posted 8/16/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen completed 10 of his 18 passes for 102 yards in a 16-14 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 16. He was also sacked three times.
Huddle Up: Rosen didn't make any major mistakes, but he was unable to push the ball down the field in any fashion. He will likely have a chance to start at some point, but he is a low-end QB2, at best.
Posted 8/15/2019 11:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Nick O'Leary is the team's best pass-catching option at the position, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald. Sophomore Mike Gesicki continues to struggle both with blocking and pass-catching.
Huddle Up: O'Leary becomes worthy of a late-round flier for those punting the tight end position in redraft leagues. Head coach Biran Flores' system is expected to closely resemble that of the New England Patriots (his former team), meaning the lead TE will have plenty of work, if capable.
Posted 8/15/2019 8:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) is hopeful to begin team drills next week, and he is on track to play in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Wilson is a deeper-league option and maybe a late-round flyer in traditional formats.
Posted 8/14/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage will serve as the team's starting running back until RB Kenyan Drake (foot) is ready to return.
Huddle Up: Drake suffered a foot injury in practice on Tuesday and he is now a question mark for Week 1. Ballage should be scooped up in the late rounds on draft day as a handcuff to Drake, and he isn't a bad PPR option for those looking for a little depth and upside.
Posted 8/14/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen is working with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 14, and is receiving 'true starter burn' this week in practice, according to beat writer Cameron Wolfe.
Huddle Up: Rosen has some burn in dynasty leagues, but there are far better upside QB2 selections in traditional formats for now.
Posted 8/14/2019 2:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (leg) was wearing a walking boot Wednesday, Aug. 14, after leaving practice the previous day.
Huddle Up: There are no specifics, but Kalen Ballage has already been rising up draft boards. It might be tough to land him as an RB4 now. Drake could still wind up ahead of Ballage to start the season, but keep tabs on the severity of his ailment.
Posted 8/14/2019 11:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (foot) will miss some time because of a foot injury, but head coach Brian Flores said the team hopes Drake will be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Drake has been competing for the starting running back job but should receive a solid amount of targets even if he is not the starter. He can be considered a No. 3 running back in some leagues depending on his role.
Posted 8/13/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could start a second straight preseason game Friday, Aug. 16, when the Dolphins visit the Buccaneers, head coach Brian Flores said Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: The 36-year-old Fitz remains ahead in the Fins' QB derby, but that's really only notable for fantasy in extra large or two-QB leagues.
Posted 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake rushed four times for 12 yards in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Kalen Ballage rushed six times and found the end zone in the same game, and a committee seems inevitable at this point. Drake's ability to catch the ball should keep him locked into a third-down role, but he is looking more like a PPR flex option than a RB2 candidate.
Posted 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage rushed six times for 23 yards and a touchdown and failed to catch either of his targets in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins had five backs log at least four touches in this one, but after many expected Kenyan Drake to lead the backfield this season, it seems clear that Ballage is going to have a large role. He could be a flex option as Miami's early-down back.
Posted 8/09/2019 5:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Josh Rosen completed 13 of his 20 passes for 191 yards and an interception and rushed once for six yards in a 34-27 preseason win over the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: Ryan Fitzpatrick is currently the frontrunner to open the year as the starter, and Rosen's performance in the preseason opener probably did little to change that. Rosen should still have his chance to show his stuff at some point this season, but it is hard to imagine him helping out fantasy owners.
Posted 8/08/2019 4:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker said his goal is to reach 1,000 yards receiving this season.
Huddle Up: Parker been a popular fantasy sleeper since his rookie year, but he's never been able to put it all together. He enters the year as the likely No. 1 option in Miami's passing attack, but until he actually produces on the field, he just a speculative WR4.
Posted 8/07/2019 6:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has had an 'uneven' training camp so far, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners hoping Gesicki would take a step forward in Year 2 could end up being disappointed. He's trending towards being a bust, and he's no more than a speculative stash candidate in keeper leagues at this point.
Posted 8/05/2019 5:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake had the best day of practice Monday, Aug. 5, according to Sun-Sentinel writer Omar Kelly. Drake was ranked No. 1 in a list of three performers to excel, with Kelly citing Drake being 'elusive all day in space.'
Huddle Up: While it is just one day of practice, it is encouraging to see Miami's top fantasy asset standing out. Drake appears to be destined for a timeshare with Kalen Ballage, which also could result in the more dynamic Drake being utilized more in the passing game. He's a so-so RB3 in PPR formats, despite a suspect offensive line and limited weapons around him to alleviate defensive pressure.
Posted 8/04/2019 2:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Aug. 3, and saw time with the starters.
Huddle Up: Ballage in on track to be part of a committee with Kenyan Drake, and early signs point to Ballage leading that committee. At this point, both backs are flex candidates with Drake having the edge in PPR formats.
Posted 8/02/2019 1:08 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) remained out of practice Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: The reason for Ballage missing time remains unclear, but when he was on the field, he appeared locked into committee with Kenyan Drake. Both backs will have flex potential, but Drake is the preferred option in PPR formats.
Posted 8/01/2019 6:08 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage could possibly end up playing similar roles to James White and Sony Michel, respectively, under new offensive coordinator Chad O'Shea in 2019. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe made an early touch split prediction of 45/40/15 for the Dolphins' backs, with Ballage on the high end of that, followed by Drake and then a combination of the other Miami backs after that.
Huddle Up: It appears quite possible owners will get stuck with Drake in a committee for a third straight year, although assuming the James White role in an offense that figures to be playing quite often with negative game script isn't the worst situation for him. Owners in PPR leagues should still view him as an RB2 with RB1 upside, if only because Ballage has struggled to maintain any level of consistency during his college and pro career.
Posted 7/31/2019 8:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 31.
Huddle Up: Ballage has received worked with the starters since the start of training camp, so he can win the starting job if he returns to practice soon. He has a chance to be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he receives a majority of the carries.
Posted 7/30/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has the early edge over Josh Rosen in the battle to start at quarterback, head coach Brian Flores said Tuesday, July 30. 'It's pretty clear to me that Ryan Fitzpatrick is leading the way,' Flores said. 'He's done that in a lot of areas, from leadership to production on the field to the meeting rooms to the walk-throughs. This is an ongoing competition, but right now he's leading the way.'
Huddle Up: Not a huge surprise, but whoever winds up winning the Week 1 gig will undoubtedly be on a short leash. Regard both as low-end QB3 options for now who aren't really draftable outside of two-QB leagues.
Posted 7/28/2019 3:07 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) is in full pads and practicing Sunday, July 28.
Huddle Up: If healthy, Wilson could be Miami's top receiving option this season. However, he should only be viewed as a WR3 or WR4 due to the team's shaky quarterback situation.
Posted 7/27/2019 2:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage has a 'real chance' to open the year as the starting running back, according to Cameron Wolfe of
Huddle Up: For much of the offseason, it was assumed that Kenyan Drake would be the lead back with Ballage stealing some work on early downs. It sounds like roles could be reversed, and Drake may end up remaining a change-of-pace back while Ballage handles most of the early-down work. This is shaping up to be a committee situation.
Posted 7/27/2019 1:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake said he isn't worrying about splitting reps with RB Kalen Ballage during the first two days of training camp. 'There's only one ball,' Drake said Friday, July 26. 'I try to go out there and put my team in the best position to win games. That's all I can do.'
Huddle Up: It is still early, but it looks like Drake and Ballage could be headed for a committee. Drake's versatility gives him a higher ceiling, but if Ballage ends up taking a lot of work on early downs, it will push Drake back into flex territory.
Posted 7/26/2019 1:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake was the second running back to mix in with the starters during practice Thursday, July 25.
Huddle Up: Let the speculation begin. Kalen Ballage opened camp with the first-team offense, which immediately calls into question the pecking order in the Miami backfield. Still, Drake is the more explosive, versatile back with RB2 upside. For now, Drake should be the first Miami running back off the board, but the situation will be worth monitoring.
Posted 7/26/2019 1:07 am UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (undisclosed) practiced Thursday, July 25, and caught a pair of touchdowns in the red zone.
Huddle Up: Stills has always flashed big-play ability, but consistent production has eluded him. He can be a depth option as a boom-or-bust WR4 in redraft leagues, but he has some upside in best ball formats.
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