Posted: 9/13/2021 4:30 am GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa completed 16 of 27 passes for 202 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception in a Week 1 win over the New England Patriots. Tagovailoa also ran four times for one yard and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa was once again more efficient than explosive. The second-year pro made some key plays, but he was fortunate that brutal interception didn't cost the Dolphins a victory. There was certainly no quantum leap forward in terms of production and no real hint that Tagovailoa is closing in on being more than a fringe fantasy reserve. We'll see how he does in Week 2 against a Bills team coming off a tough loss. For now, Tagovailoa should remain benched.
Posted: 8/11/2021 9:49 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa will play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa had an uneven 2020 season and will look to improve his play this season. He has a solid group of pass catchers to work with but should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/05/2021 12:24 am GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa's 67.9 completion percentage on throws between the numbers ranked 30th among 32 qualified quarterbacks in 2020.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins added plenty of speed to the receiving corps this offseason in the form of Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle, which should help Tagovailoa boost his numbers across the board in his second season. However, it remains to be seen if he will make a big enough leap to become a weekly fantasy asset. For now, Tagovailoa projects as a QB2 with upside.
Posted: 6/15/2021 9:33 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa threw five interceptions during practice Tuesday, June 15. He said the team wanted to be more aggressive in the passing game during drills.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa is looking to build on his rookie season and has a lot of good pass catchers to work with this season. He probably should be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point but has a chance to be a weekly fantasy starter during the season.
Posted: 5/26/2021 5:11 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is 'definitely more comfortable' and possesses a 'better understanding of how we practice' so far this offseason, according to head coach Brian Flores.
Huddle Up: It's easy to forget that Tagovailoa not only did not have an offseason as a rookie, but he also had a group of receivers that ranked at the bottom in terms of generating separation. The additions of Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle should rectify the latter problem. Considering he will have a full offseason as the unquestioned starter this time around, Tagovailoa should be a serviceable fantasy QB2 at the very least.
Posted: 5/24/2021 5:25 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa should play better this upcoming season because he has playing experience in the NFL now and will have a better supporting cast, according to co-offensive coordinator George Godsey.
Huddle Up: Tagovailoa posted 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions in 10 games as a rookie. He is learning a new offensive but should be able to improve on those stats with a full season as the starter. Fantasy players probably should consider him a No. 2 fantasy quarterback at this point.
Posted: 5/05/2021 1:38 am GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa completed 74 percent of his passes, averaged 16.6 yards per completion and compiled a 137.9 passer rating when he targeted Jaylen Waddle at the University of Alabama, per Pro Football Focus.
Posted: 3/11/2021 6:26 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa had an up-and-down rookie season in 2020, but head coach Brian Flores said recently he's excited for Year 2 and downplayed speculation that the Dolphins could be eyeing another young QB in the draft. 'My reaction is I'm excited to work with Tua,' Flores said. '... That's where my interests are, that's where my excitement is. Again like I said, he's a talented player. We, here, believe in developing players at all positions and I think with an offseason, with OTAs, with more reps, more repetitions, like any player, I think they develop and get better.'
Huddle Up: Tua certainly had his peaks and valleys, was replaced by veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick in a couple key situations and averaged only 18.2 fantasy points per outing. He will certainly need to step things up in Year 2 just to get into the fantasy QB2 conversation.
Posted: 2/12/2021 2:54 am GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa ranked 35th out of 35 qualified quarterbacks in yards per attempt (6.2) when targeting wide receivers this season.
Huddle Up: Injuries to the Miami receiving corps likely didn't help matters, but Tagovailoa has to become more comfortable pushing the ball down the field if he is going to succeed at the NFL level. Despite a lackluster rookie campaign, he should be considered a QB2 with upside heading into 2021.
Posted: 2/10/2021 4:11 am GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered from a receiving corps that ranked among the worst in the league in both yards after catch and separation gained from opposing defensive backs when they ran routes. Additionally, Miami recorded the sixth-most drops in the league, including 18 on Tagovailoa's 290 pass attempts.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins averaged just 4.4 yards after the catch as a team in 2021 - good for 30th in the league. Tagovailoa also wasn't given much room for error either, as his top two targets (DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki) posted two of the worst marks in the league in average yards of separation (1.7 and 2.0, respectively). That forced Tagovailoa to throw into tight windows on 20.3 percent of his throws - the third-highest mark of any quarterback who made eight starts. Don't be surprised if last spring's No. 5 overall pick is a lot better in Year 2 if he gets a full offseason and some receiving help in the draft.