Danny Amendola - WRPosted 6/18/18 11:50pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola is 'speaking loudest by his actions or demeanor' more than any other teammate in the early going, as he brings the 'same off-the-charts level of intensity' to each practice. He's been staying on the field as long as anyone, works solo on 'some unique drills,' and when something happens to not go his way, 'there is a brief outburst that screams of how much he cares.'
Huddle Up: Amendola's passion and intensity has never been in question but they are two traits that have helped enable the 32-year-old to enjoy a very solid NFL career -- when he's on the field, that is. If Amendola can remain healthy, he'll be one of the main fantasy contributors from this Dolphins team. Improved quarterback play with Ryan Tannehill back under center figures to help Amendola potentially maintain WR3 value.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 6/8/18 11:06am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has been 'a non-factor' in the four practices open to reporters the spring and even 'looked lost at times,' according to Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: If this is a topic of discussion in August, then Miami might have a problem. Until then, it is way too early to hit the panic button. Beasley admitted Gesicki flashed some of the talent in closed sessions that convinced the Dolphins to use a second-round pick on him. Given his relatively limited route tree at Penn State, it was always likely he would look lost right off the bat. Owners should still view him as a high-upside TE2 in redraft formats this summer as a tight end who should see plenty of work in the slot.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 6/6/18 11:03am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker said his 2018 goals are to stay healthy, reach 1,000 yards and score a few touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Those would easily be career-highs for Parker, although 'a few' leaves room for interpretation. Parker's career-highs in yardage and touchdowns are 744 and four, respectively. His goals may not seem lofty, but they would mean a breakout for the four-year receiver. He's an ideal WR3 candidate.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 6/6/18 6:40pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola likely will be used as a situational punt returner for the Dolphins this season, according to special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi.
Huddle Up: Amendola should have a solid role in the passing game as a slot receiver. He could be a late-round in deeper leagues but would be a little more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 6/4/18 1:43pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been putting in the time and work this offseason in an effort to finally break out. Coaches said few if any players have spent more time at the team facility than Parker. Specifically, more focus has been placed on studying film and managing his health.
Huddle Up: There have been questions regarding Parker's work ethic and maturity. Has he finally grasped what it takes to be successful in the NFL? Disappointment has been attached to his name for far too long, and with Jarvis Landry gone this could really be the year he breaks out. Nevertheless, he cannot be seen as more than a WR3.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 6/4/18 1:36pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill's (knee) mobility is already up to par and he has been converting numerous unscheduled plays, according to Miami coaches.
Huddle Up: Tannehill's mobility is important to his overall success. After all, he has averaged 213 rushing yards and scored six times on the ground in five seasons. If he wants to be a reliable backup fantasy quarterback or quality bye-week replacement, he'll need to be good on his feet.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 6/1/18 10:55am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake will not be guaranteed a starting job in 2018 as he battles Frank Gore in camp, according to comments made by running backs coach Eric Studesville to The Miami Herald this week.
Huddle Up: The Herald's Armando Salguero went so far as to say the Dolphins will determine the roles in training camp during what will be 'more a competition than coronation.' While Drake still remains the favorite, Gore didn't sign with Miami to be a little-used backup. Miami is also reportedly smitten with Kalen Ballage and his potential, although Salguero emphasizes he will not push for the top spot right away. Drake should lead the backfield in touches, but Gore figures to be a drain on his fantasy value.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 5/31/18 7:18pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been performing well in OTAs, according to wide receivers coach Ben Johnson, but Johnson said he and the other coaches won't be making 'giant claims about him' like last offseason.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners would be wise to follow a similar approach and proceed with caution when drafting Parker. He has all the physical tools, but he is a boom-or-bust WR3.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 5/31/18 7:27pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has 'been on it with assignments' during OTAs, according to tight ends coach Shane Day, and Day said Gesicki is 'on the right track' as a blocker.'
Huddle Up: Even if Gesicki needs a little time to develop as a blocker, his skills as a receiver should put him in TE2 territory immediately.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 5/26/18 7:05pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has not responded to retired WR Chris Chambers' attempts to help him 'speed up his growth curve,' according to Chambers. 'I don?t know if he fully gets what it means to be a pro,' Chambers said. 'Athleticism and talent only last so long.'
Huddle Up: This isn't the first time Parker has been accused of a lack of effort, but all reports coming from the team have been positive. It remains to be seen if Parker will ever put it all together, but his upside makes him worth a look as a WR3.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 5/23/18 11:34am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is fully cleared for all football activities as of last week. Tannehill no longer wears a knee brace and said he's feeling 'really good right now' after recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered two years ago.
Huddle Up: Tannehill hasn't played football since 2016 and only played 13 games then. Even when he's healthy he's not a reliable fantasy starter, not to mention the sizable injury risk. At best he's a bye-week fill-in.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 5/23/18 6:03pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore likely will not participate in many team drills during offseason workouts, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: The team probably wants to keep Gore fresh for the regular season, so Kenyan Drake should receive plenty of work during workouts. Gore will share playing time with Drake but could see a majority of the carries. Gore has a chance to be a No. 3 or No. 4 back for fantasy owners.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 5/23/18 6:10pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson said he has lined up as an outside receiver as well as a slot receiver during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Wilson probably will serve as the No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for the Dolphins this season and should see a decent amount of targets. He could be a late-round option in deeper leagues but may go undrafted in most leagues.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 5/22/18 5:34am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will participate in full in organized team activities Tuesday, May 22.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has given plenty of evidence of the kind of quarterback he is, and that's just not a fantasy starter. He's a midrange QB2.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 5/17/18 7:15pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola's work ethic has been impressing the coaching staff and rubbing off on the locker room, according to head coach Adam Gase. 'Any time you can get a guy who can not only produce for you but can be a great example for other guys in your locker room, he's making other guys better,' Gase said. 'He makes 24 other offensive guys better if they watch him work.'
Huddle Up: Amendola should have a steady role as Miami's slot receiver this year, but injuries are always a concern. He's a potential WR3 in PPR formats.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 5/15/18 3:08pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will not be limited much if he is limited at all during organized team activities next week, according to sources. The coaching staff may choose to limit him more no matter what team doctors say, though.
Huddle Up: Tannehill seems geared for a productive offseason if his knee can handle it. Brock Osweiler and David Fales should see plenty of repetitions, too, in order to keep Tannehill fresh and to avoid aggravation. Tannehill's production isn't at a QB1 level when healthy, so draft him as a backup, per usual.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 5/14/18 10:08am ET
Miami Dolphins WRs Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson will be candidates to return punts this upcoming season, according to special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi.
Huddle Up: Amendola and Wilson will have roles in the passing game, so their work as returners probably would be limited. Amendola has a chance to be a late-round option in deeper leagues, while Wilson probably can be avoided in most leagues.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 5/12/18 6:56pm ET
Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said they could use more sets with three tight ends this year in order to utilize TE Mike Gesicki.
Huddle Up: All signs continue to point to Gesicki having a sizeable role in the offense. The rookie isn't a complete package at the position, but he is ready to contribute as a receiver immediately. He is a TE2 with a bunch of upside.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 5/11/18 6:25pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki said his best attributes right now are 'scoring touchdowns in the red zone' and making contested catches. 'That's one of reasons I was picked where I was,' Gesicki said.
Huddle Up: Gesicki isn't ready to contribute as a blocker, but he should make an immediate impact as a receiver. His potential in the red zone makes him worth grabbing as a TE2.
Kenyan Drake - RBPosted 5/10/18 10:13am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is ready to 'bust out' this season, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: We can only assume that 'bust out' and 'break out' are the same thing. Gase is right, though, Drake is a prime breakout candidate heading into 2018. His main competition will be soon-to-be 35-year-old Frank Gore, but Gore should primarily be used in short-yardage and goal-line scenarios. Drake sits comfortably in RB2 territory with added PPR appeal.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 5/10/18 11:36am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has done a great job so far this offseason and seems to be playing with more of a purposed, according to head coach Adam Gase. Gase posited that injuries have been the main hindrance to Parker's growth and development, including a high-ankle sprain last season. Furthermore, he believes the presence of fellow WRs Kenny Stills and Danny Amendola will aid Parker's growth.
Huddle Up: Here we are again - another offseason in which Parker is being talked up. Last year was supposed to be Parker's breakout party, but the ankle injury was legitimate. If he can stay healthy in 2018, we might finally see that long-awaited season. View him as a WR3.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 4/28/18 2:13pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has a good chance to start as a rookie since the team released TE Julius Thomas earlier this offseason.
Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if Gesicki can win the job during training camp. He should have a solid role in the passing game this season and could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in most leagues.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 4/27/18 9:54pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki needs to improve as an in-line blocker, according to general manager Chris Grier, but Grier said it is normal for tight ends with big frames to need time to develop that part of their game.
Huddle Up: Gesicki may have his snaps limited while he develops as a blocker, but that shouldn't stop him from using his size and athleticism to cause havoc in the red zone. He'll be worth a look as a TE2.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 4/24/18 12:46pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's fifth-year option was exercised, as expected, Tuesday, April 24.
Huddle Up: Many thought Parker would break out last season, which he didn't, but his 2018 campaign is tailor made for a breakout with Jarvis Landry now out of the picture. As Miami's No. 1 wide receiver, he'll have WR2 upside but is a safer draftee as a WR3.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 4/19/18 7:10am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's fifth-year option is expected to be exercised. It would be worth around $9.5 million.
Huddle Up: Three years in the league, and he has a 139-1,908-8 line. However, the team let Jarvis Landry walk this offseason, which leaves Parker as the lead wide out. It's a make-it-or-break-it year for him as a WR3 in fantasy.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 4/18/18 11:45am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill will be the starter this season. That proclamation was recently reiterated by Miami executives, who added that a rookie quarterback would spend their season watching and learning fromTannehill.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins can't be totally confident in Tannehill given his serious knee injury last year and overall underwhelming performance throughout his career. He is capable of being a quality starter but is not consistently good enough to warrant weekly QB1 merit.
Kenyan Drake - RBPosted 4/14/18 6:56pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake said Friday, April 13, that he has added more than five pounds this offseason to handle a full season as the starting back.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins added Frank Gore during free agency, but Drake should still be the lead back. After impressing as the starter down the stretch last season, he's a RB2 candidate heading into 2018.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 4/14/18 8:18pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola said New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's unwillingness to give him a competitive offer caused him to sign with the Dolphins in free agency. 'When free agency broke, I came to the realization that he wasn't going to really come close to any of the other offers I had,' Amendola said.
Huddle Up: If Amendola can actually stay on the field, he should slide into the slot to replace Jarvis Landry in Miami. He will have WR3 potential, especially in PPR formats.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 3/27/18 5:28pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker still has the support of head coach Adam Gase, who believes health is about the only thing keeping Parker from reaching his potential. "I don't think there is any question what anybody feels he can do. I don't even think it's a potential thing. I think it's a health thing. I think it's just about however we can keep him healthy. I think that's when we get our best DeVante Parker. So I think we're trying to do as much as we can to figure out a way that when we hit spring we start from there and keep building on it. ... We need a little bit of luck. We need him to do the right things. And he has been. He's been trying to do everything the right way. And it's just kind of have to see where the chips fall," Gase said.
Huddle Up: Parker was a puff-piece all-star last offseason and lived up to his hype for the most part in September, but an ankle injury in early October pretty much was the beginning of the end to what was supposed to be a breakout season. With Jarvis Landry no longer around and Parker entering a contract year, the stage is set for Parker yet again. The good news for fantasy owners is that since so many have been burned by him, he has a shot to deliver WR2 production at a WR4 draft cost.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 3/14/18 1:44pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill restructured his contract to give the Dolphins more salary cap space. Instead of a $17.48 million base salary he will earn $16.7 million.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has battled injuries and mediocrity throughout his career, so why not help out the team that has kept him around? The starting job will be Tannehill's to lose this offseason, but Miami is in the market for a quarterback, too. Tannehill is no more than a QB2 even if/when he does start.
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