Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
AFC East | 5-10-0
Rank: 23rd
Avg Yds
Rank: 27th
Avg PYds
Rank: 12th
Avg RYds
Rank: 31st
Posted 8/11/2020 4:02 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida is expected to receive 35 percent of the touches in the backfield, according to beat writer Cameron Wolfe.
Huddle Up: That seems a bit low. Wolfe expects Howard to receive 50 percent, Breida 35 percent and the remaining 15 percent goes to the field. That may be true for rushes, but Howard doesn't catch the ball often, and Breida specializes there. Breida is still a low-end RB3 in PPR.
Posted 8/11/2020 4:01 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is expected to carry the rushing load in 2020, in the opinion of beat writer Cameron Wolfe. Wolfe expects Howard to receive 50 percent of the backfield touches.
Huddle Up: That would make Howard a low-end RB2 option, but he has very minimal PPR luster. Due to this, that projection seems high. He'll slip to an RB3 in PPR.
Posted 8/08/2020 3:41 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard's role is undefined, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville.
Huddle Up: Howard and Kalen Ballage figure to battle it out for similar, short-yardage roles in training camp. Matt Breida is the one to own in fantasy as an RB3. Howard is a low-end RB3 with little PPR luster, but he's a better RB4 if you can swing it.
Posted 8/08/2020 3:01 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage hasn't lost the team's faith as running backs coach Eric Studesville said he hasn't given up on him.
Huddle Up: Ballage had all-time bad numbers last year, and the team brought in Jordan Howard for a similar role. It won't be easy for Ballage to crack the rotation, but keep an eye on him as a potential final-round flyer.
Posted 8/08/2020 1:21 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant has an opportunity for playing time with WRs Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opting out.
Huddle Up: The absences vault Preston Williams and Grant into the starting lineup, potentially, and Grant could be in the slot. Williams has more upside of the two, but he's coming off an ACL tear. Grant is a WR5 candidate that will need a good camp to hold a final roster spot in fantasy.
Posted 8/05/2020 8:50 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams (knee) is being eased back this offseason and a team source said there's no assurance he will be available for Week 1, but the Dolphins are cautiously optimistic.
Huddle Up: Dolphins WRs Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson have already opted out of the 2020 season amid COVID-19 concerns, so the absence of Williams would leave them severely shorthanded for however long he is out. If able to start the season, he stands to play a big role opposite DeVante Parker and should be targeted as a high-end WR3 in what's likely to be a pass-heavy offense.
Posted 8/05/2020 3:50 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson informed the team he's opting out for the 2020 season.
Huddle Up: This news opens up a potential starting spot for Preston Williams (knee), who the team has praised in his recovery from a torn ACL. Williams should be monitored, and he's a sneaky WR5 grab right now.
Posted 8/04/2020 8:01 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Allen Hurns opted out of the 2020 season amid COVID-19 concerns Tuesday, Aug. 4, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: Hurns had been penciled in as the starter opposite DeVante Parker. Look for Preston Williams to play a larger following his surprising rookie season as an undrafted free agent.
Posted 8/01/2020 6:42 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick says he fully realizes his time as the team's starter is limited with first-round draft pick Tua Tagovailoa getting a green light for workouts. 'I don't know how much time it will be before Tua will be in the lineup. I know that I am the placeholder,' Fitzpatrick said in a recent interview with ESPN. 'We've already had that conversation. I've told him, 'I'm going to do the best I can to lead this team and win football games when I'm out there.' Whenever it is that Tua gets his chance whether it's early or late or whenever, I'm going to be his biggest cheerleader.'
Huddle Up: While Fitzpatrick was magical at times last season for a woeful team, Tua is the Dolphins' future, and the rookie's biggest threat to early playing time was his lingering injury issues that appear to be clearing up. Right now, we have to bank on the rookie starting more games for Miami this fall.
Posted 7/29/2020 2:56 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) has been cleared to practice without limitations, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa appears to be on track, or even slightly ahead of schedule, and he'll have the opportunity to impress. He'll need to blow the team away to unseat Ryan Fitzpatrick before the season opener, and he's a risky QB2 in fantasy.
Posted 7/25/2020 4:52 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is utilizing self motivation as he prepares for training camp and the season with his new team. 'I really don't have anything to prove to anybody, just to myself that I can still be that type of player,' Howard recently told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. '(I) just feel like I'm one of the top backs in the game, even (if) people don't give me respect or credit or anything like that. I'm still out here trying to show what I can do.'
Huddle Up: Howard followed three top-20 fantasy RB seasons with 594 total yards and seven TDs in 10 games last season in Philly, but he has RB2 upside as the lead ball-carrier on the running back-needy Dolphins.
Posted 7/23/2020 10:21 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) declared himself ready for the start of training camp in a phone interview Wednesday, July 22. 'I'd say I'm ready to go,' Tagovailoa said. 'It's kind of those things where you start getting the itch to get back out on the field, to be able to compete. It's going to be a new setting, so that's what's even more exciting.'
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa will likely open the season behind veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick due to the unprecedented offseason, knocking him down the rankings to a low-tier QB2 in redraft leagues. He's still a top target in dynasty and keeper leagues, as he'll benefit from learning from the veteran journeyman.
Posted 7/15/2020 2:51 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) was examined by team doctors during the brief availability period this offseason, but head coach Brian Flores didn't say much about what it means for 2020. 'Yes, he was examined, but again, 'examined' and then doing a two-hour practice and playing in a game - there's a process to all those things,' Flores said. 'So, as far as whether or not he can or can't do something, it would be hard to say.'
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa might not be redshirted, but it's pretty unlikely he sees the field in the first half of the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick has minimal fantasy value, though, and it's probably in leagues that start two QBs.
Posted 7/15/2020 1:40 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to open the season as the starter, but the team is reportedly 'open-minded' about playing Tua Tagovailoa and has no intention to 'redshirt' him, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson via a source.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins open the season against three stout defenses over the first five weeks of the season (New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers), so a change could be made sooner than later if Fitzpatrick cannot carry last year's finish over into 2020. Even if and when he takes over the job this year, Tagovailoa needs to be viewed as a low-end QB2 at best.
Posted 7/09/2020 6:39 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida has not had any contract extension talks with the Dolphins this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Breida will be sharing playing time with Jordan Howard this season, but it is not known which back will win the starting job. Breida has posted solid numbers over the last few seasons and could be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back depending on his role.
Posted 7/04/2020 3:34 am UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard could 'come close to doubling' the number of carries RB Matt Breida will receive, according to Cameron Wolfe of
Huddle Up: Howard probably won't see much work in the passing game, but if he does a bulk of the heavy lifting on early downs and near the goal line, he should at least be a solid flex option.
Posted 6/29/2020 3:25 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is likely the top choice for carries anywhere near the goal line, according to beat writer Joe Schad.
Huddle Up: Howard rushed 119 times for 525 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and six scores in 10 games last season for the Philadelphia Eagles. His workload figures to be comparable in a committee with Matt Breida. Howard won't offer much in PPR leagues, but he's a low-end RB3 in non-PPR formats.
Posted 6/16/2020 10:11 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) relocated to South Florida over the weekend and began training at the team's Davie facility Monday, June 15. 'He's a little bit ahead as far as where we would like him,' said Kevin Wilk, a renowned physical therapist who had been working with Tagovailoa. 'We're constantly trying to slow him down just a little bit because an athlete like that is just chomping at the bit just begging to get back out there. He wants to do more and more so we have to hold him back. And really, that was from the beginning. He always wanted to do more.'
Huddle Up: This bodes well for Tagovailoa's potential Week 1 status, as he gets set to enter a battle with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in training camp and preseason for the No. 1 role. While he's not yet able to work with the Dolphins' coaching staff, working with trainers can at least help him get up to NFL shape.
Posted 6/14/2020 10:06 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is doing 'miraculously well' as he continues his recovery from the fractured hip he suffered late last season, according to his Alabama-based physical therapist Kevin Wilk. 'He's doing miraculously well. The miraculous part is that he healed so well. The second part is, he's been (doing so good at) getting his strength back, which usually takes a long time after something like this. He's laser-focused. One of the most focused I've ever seen, to be honest,' Wilk said.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa reportedly spends about 3 1/2 hours rehabbing and strengthening his hip, ankles and left shoulders - all areas that he injured at Alabama - during a typical workout. Reports of his recovery have been extremely optimistic for several months, so he should be ready for camp. Once there, he'll get his shot to overtake Ryan Fitzpatrick. Regardless of whether he grabs the starting gig right away or late in the season, Tagovailoa should be treated as a middling QB2 in fantasy in 2020.
Posted 5/30/2020 5:04 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa has been taking part in virtual team quarterback meetings on Zoom, and veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick says things are going well as he tries to live up to his promise of being an open book for the rookie. 'We've been going over some of that stuff, and my mind and the process and how I think through it, right or wrong, just to provide some perspective,' Fitzpatrick said. 'I'm excited for him to be here. I loved watching him play in college. I think he's going to be an awesome addition to the team for a long time.'
Huddle Up: How much Tua plays as a rookie has been a question even before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered most of the offseason and set back the rookie's on-field development. He's a late-round flier in two-quarterback leagues only right now.
Posted 5/29/2020 10:57 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson appears to be the leading candidate for the slot receiver job this upcoming season.
Huddle Up: Wilson has dealt with injuries over the last several season and finished 2019 with 351 yards and one touchdown. He could be a reliable target in the passing game if he can stay healthy but probably is not more than a late round pick in fantasy drafts.
Posted 5/29/2020 10:41 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins RBs Jordan Howard and Matt Breida are both expected to receive solid playing time this upcoming season, but it is not known which one will start.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins added Howard and Breida this offseason and probably will use the preseason to determine their roles. Both have had success in the past but have also dealt with injuries. Fantasy players can consider Howard and Breida No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running backs.
Posted 5/29/2020 1:39 am UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson is one of several Dolphins players working out with longtime trainer Pete Bommarito this offseason, and Bommarito says it has been Wilson's best. 'Wait until you see him run,' Bommarito said. 'This is the fastest I have seen him. Not only does he have that bad-ass shifty side and quick feet, but you look at his second gear and he looks spectacular. You will see the second gear this year.'
Huddle Up: Wilson caught 43 of 62 targets for 351 yards and one touchdown across 13 games in 2019 after being limited to just seven games in 2018. He'd likely benefit from rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa getting the starting nod, as he would be the safety blanket in a pass-heavy offense.
Posted 5/26/2020 12:36 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa could play if he wins the job at some point this season, according to sources. The team would prefer to start QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the coaches aren't opposed to starting Tagovailoa.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa isn't worth drafting in single-year leagues for now, and he remains a dynasty piece to take early on. Fitz Magic has minimal fantasy luster as well.
Posted 5/19/2020 8:54 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams (knee) is on schedule in his return and is jogging, according to a team source. The Dolphins are optimistic he'll be ready for the regular-season opener after tearing his ACL last November.
Huddle Up: Williams is expected to start on the outside opposite WR DeVante Parker in 2020, though it's unknown whether the Dolphins' receiving group will be working with returning veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick or rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa. Williams showed great promise while catching 32 passes for 428 yards and three touchdowns over just eight games as an undrafted rookie last year. He'll be an excellent late-round target in the hope he can regain his early-season rookie form.
Posted 5/19/2020 7:51 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick recently said on the 'What's Next with Eric Wood' podcast he's looking forward to mentoring rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa in 2020. 'I'm really excited, I'm really excited that they drafted him,' Fitzpatrick said. 'I'm excited because I watched him play at Alabama and he seems like he's a pretty dynamic talent. For me, I'm his biggest cheerleader right now. ... Hopefully, some of the lessons I'm able to teach him are him watching me play, but if it's the other way around, I'm going to do my best to help him to succeed in the best way that he can,' Fitzpatrick said.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick, a 15-year NFL veteran, may have the inside track on the starting job over the No. 5 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft due to abbreviated offseason programs around the league. He threw for 3,529 yards and 20 touchdowns against 13 interceptions last season while adding 243 rushing yards and four touchdowns across 15 games (13 starts). Tagovailoa has immense value in dynasty and keeper leagues, but either QB would be only a mid-tier QB2 in redraft formats.
Posted 5/14/2020 2:35 am UTC
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was discussed during a recent interview between ESPN analyst Mark Sanchez and Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd, and Sanchez did not hold back when asked about Tagovailoa's pro readiness. 'Sometimes you can't even articulate what he did on film and it leaves you scratching your head because it's so good, so fast and so instinctive. It's almost like he's processing what's happening physically in front of him. And in those nanoseconds his body is already reacting. He's already making decisions you didn't even know he could make that quickly. It's uncanny. He's physically and mentally twitchy,' Sanchez said.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa is about as ready to be an NFL quarterback as any prospect can be; the main concern with him is staying healthy consistently enough to fulfill his promise. Each of his recent serious injuries - two to his ankle and one to his hip - were a product of trying to do too much instead of living to play another down. If Miami is successful in getting him to modify his behavior in that regard, Tagovailoa should have a long and prosperous career in the NFL.
Posted 5/10/2020 9:30 pm UTC
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker led all players with 733 receiving yards from Week 11 through the end of the regular season in 2019.
Huddle Up: Taken one step further, Parker's 918 yards over the second half of the season (beginning on Nov. 1) was second only to Michael Thomas' 962. Parker's fifth-year breakout came largely as a result of staying healthy for the first time in his career, a season-ending injury to Preston Williams and Ryan Fitzpatrick's belief in his ball skills. Despite the looming threat of a midseason quarterback change and the return of Williams, Parker has done enough to be considered a strong WR2 option in fantasy.
Posted 4/16/2020 10:34 pm UTC
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida signed his one-year contract tender Thursday, April 16.
Huddle Up: Breida was a hot draft target in 2019, but he has slipped firmly behind RBs Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman following injuries last season. He's at risk of being cut and will need to latch on elsewhere to have a shot at returning fantasy value.
Posted 4/14/2020 4:03 pm UTC
Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins, as an update to previous reports, felt the Miami Dolphins really liked him following his in-person meeting with head coach Brian Flores and general manager Chris Grier in early March. The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson believes the Dolphins are likely to take a running back during the first two days of the NFL Draft, possibly selecting Dobbins or Georgia RB D'Andre Swift at No. 26 overall. Or they may look to select LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor or FSU RB Cam Akers at 39th or 56th overall. Whichever back selected would then be paired with RB Jordan Howard as the team's top-two backs.
Huddle Up: This needs to obviously still play out through the NFL Draft, but it could lead to Howard ending up in yet another committee approach, lowering his overall value. Stay tuned.
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