DeVante Parker - WRPosted 8/14/18 8:30am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) is week to week with a broken middle finger, according to a source. He's expected back for the season opener.
Huddle Up: It's always something. Parker is the quintessential tease at the position and in fantasy, but he has yet to live up to the hype. He could be a value in the middle rounds or a weekly headache.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 8/13/18 10:33am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 13.
Huddle Up: Stills has plenty of time to heal before the start of the season and likely will be back on the field in the near future. He should receive a solid role in the passing game this season and can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 8/12/18 8:56am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (ankle) was held out of practice Sunday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Stills has been a boom-or-bust fantasy option for years but will have to assume a bigger role in the offense now that Jarvis Landry is playing with Cleveland. He should be viewed as nothing more than a WR3 in deeper leagues at this point.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 8/12/18 11:23am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (finger) jammed a finger on his right hand midway through practice Sunday, Aug. 12, although he remained on the field and was able to finish the session. However, Parker was 'not only covered, but blanketed' by CB Xavien Howard while being held without a catch despite seeing at least three targets during team drills prior to the injury Sunday, according to Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald.
Huddle Up: According to Salguero, Parker has yet to deliver an 'eye-opening practice' 12 days into training camp. It needs to be restated Howard was one of the league's top corners near the end of last season, but it still doesn't excuse a talent like Parker being kept in check every day for almost two weeks of practice. Parker is still a potential value pick in the seventh to eighth round area if he drops that far, but he probably shouldn't be counted on as a fantasy starter anytime soon.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/8/18 2:14pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) might play in the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 9, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 'We'll sit down and kind of talk through stuff,' head coach Adam Gase said. 'I know what he's going to say already. He wants to get out there and get going because in his mind, these are important.'
Huddle Up: Tannehill was shelved during the 2017 campaign after a left knee injury during training camp last August. He is eager to get back onto the field, but expect the Dolphins to take it slow with the franchise quarterback. For fantasy purposes, consider him a low-end QB2 with some potential to scoot up the rankings as the season progresses.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 8/7/18 4:48pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson said he could be used in many different ways this season, including being lined up in the backfield.
Huddle Up: Talk has been quiet regarding Wilson so far this offseason. Danny Amendola has received much of the hype so far with Wilson taking a backset to Amendola, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills. The glass half full approach means this makes Wilson a deep sleeper, worthy of a flier in later rounds.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 8/7/18 4:55pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki has the skill set to play outside as a wide receiver if the Dolphins choose to implement him there, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Gesicki's size and athleticism make him a mismatch anywhere on the field.
Huddle Up: Gesicki needs to prove himself before we can give him serious credence. The talent is there, sure, but we can't consider him a starting fantasy tight end right now.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 8/5/18 12:24pm ET
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore both appeared atop the team's first depth chart Sunday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: This comes with the obvious caveat that depth charts released a month before the first game aren't worth very much in the overall scheme of things. However, it does suggest Gore is pushing Drake hard in camp even though the latter has spent the past two weeks working with the first-team offense. Drake should still be considered the favorite to lead this team in all rushing categories, but owners need to set their expectations at a RB2 level and understand he will probably lose at least 100 to 150 touches to Gore.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 8/5/18 12:30pm ET
Miami Dolphins RBs Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore both appeared atop the team's first depth chart Sunday, Aug. 5. Another one of the more notable surprises was TE Mike Gesicki, who was listed as the fifth-string tight end.
Huddle Up: This comes with the obvious caveat that depth charts released a month before the first game can usually be taken with a grain of salt. For example, Gesicki is in no danger of getting cut and has reportedly looked very good in camp. Drake should still be considered the favorite to lead this team in all rushing categories, but owners need to understand he will probably lose at least 100 to 150 touches to Gore, making him a bit of an untrustworthy RB2 in fantasy.
Danny Amendola - WRPosted 8/5/18 6:44pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Danny Amendola is listed as the No. 3 receiver on the first depth chart released Sunday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: The initial depth chart is another sign that Amendola is positioned to be the starting slot receiver this season. He isn't going to replace Jarvis Landry, but he needs to be rostered in PPR formats.
Albert Wilson - WRPosted 7/30/18 9:09am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson is an outside receiver and will not be an option for the slot receiver job, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Wilson received a solid contract from the Dolphins this season, so he should have a decent role in the passing game. Owners should see how he is used during the preseason because he could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 7/30/18 12:40pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has not been able to do much in training camp so far while being shadowed by CB Xavien Howard. Parker's ineffectiveness has been mostly noticeable in team drills, according to The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley.
Huddle Up: Parker has given the Dolphins and fantasy owners their fair share of disappointment so far in his young career. The onus is on him to finally break out this year with Jarvis Landry gone. His upside resides in low-end WR2 territory but it's best to draft him as WR3.
Mike Gesicki - TEPosted 7/29/18 12:39pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki received his most extensive first-team work and caught two touchdown passes in practice Sunday, July 29. According to tight ends coach Shane Day, he has been competent as a blocker as well through four days of camp and two days of practicing in upper pads. 'I'm very pleased where he's at with his blocking. He's right on track. He's really improved this spring. He's right where I would expect him to be as a rookie. ? He's very physical and likes contact. ? He's exactly as advertised (as a receiver). ? We're asking him to do different techniques a little different from what he did in college and he's adjusting to it well,' Day said.
Huddle Up: While it is unreasonable to expect any rookie to be this year's Evan Engram, Gesicki is the most likely to do so. His receiving skills are already exceptional for a rookie, so his emergence this season figures to come down to whether or not he is making the strides as a blocker Day says he is. While rookie tight ends are notoriously bad bets in fantasy, Gesicki has the goods to be a top-20 fantasy tight end in 2018.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 7/27/18 8:46pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is wearing a brace on his left knee during training camp, and he said he plans to wear it in games.
Huddle Up: Between injuries and his average production on the field, Tannehill is no more than a low-end QB2 heading into 2018.
Kenyan Drake - RBPosted 7/26/18 4:23pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake opened up with the starters on the first day of training camp Thursday, July 26, and looked 'very good.'
Huddle Up: Drake exhibited enormous potential last year when he got the keys to Miami's backfield after the club jettisoned Jay Ajayi to Philadelphia. However, his workload may not be as significant entering the new campaign, with the Dolphins bringing in Frank Gore to potentially serve as the '1B' running back. Owners should wait to see how this plays out through August.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 7/14/18 6:26pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been a 'different guy' this offseason and is playing with a sense of urgency, according to wide receivers coach Benjamin Johnson.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners have been waiting on a breakout year from Parker since he entered the league, and if he can just stay healthy, it could finally happen in 2018. He has enough upside to take a chance on as a WR3.
Frank Gore - RBPosted 7/9/18 8:05am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Frank Gore wasn't brought in to strictly be a mentor for RB Kenyan Drake, and Gore will be mixed in the offense. Head coach Adam Gase said Gore turning 35 this season was irrelevant because he's a different player.
Huddle Up: Gore probably won't be used as often unless Drake breaks down. Look for him in a part-time role with some weeks of 50-50 split potential. Gore is an RB4 or RB5 with little upside.
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.
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