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Brian Hartline | Wide Receiver

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/22/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 200
College: Ohio State
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Brian Hartline (knee) is participating in Dolphins OTAs.
Hartline tore his PCL last Week 17, but avoided surgery and appears to already be full-go. He will remain a low-ceiling WR4/5 option in re-draft leagues. May 27 - 12:21 PM

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The Palm Beach Post's Andrew Abramson speculates WR Jarvis Landry may have been drafted as WR Brian Hartline's eventual replacement.

The Dolphins are projected to be in cap trouble after the 2014 season and could save $3.15 million in 2015 by parting with steady-but-unspectacular Hartline. Mike Wallace could also be a candidate for release, but he would only save Miami $2.5 million and no one else on the roster offers Wallace's deep-threat skill set. Hartline could put all of this talk to bed with a solid 2014 campaign.
May 10 - 11:08 AM

Brian Hartline (knee) is expected to ready for minicamp.

Hartline suffered a torn PCL in Week 17, but managed to avoid surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks and is currently ahead of schedule in his rehab. The Dolphins can save $4 million by releasing Hartline next offseason, so he's entering a make-or-break year in 2014.
Apr 19 - 7:26 PM

The Miami Herald reports Brian Hartline (torn left PCL) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Provided Hartline avoids setbacks, he should be ready for training camp. Going on his sixth year in the league, the Dolphins don't need to rush Hartline's recovery. As usual, Hartline will be a safe, but low-upside, WR3 for the 2014 season.
Mar 24 - 3:23 PM

Brian Hartline has been diagnosed with a torn PCL in his left knee.

It's not as bad as it sounds. Hartline won't need surgery and is fully expected to be ready for 2014 training camp after a rehab period. In fact, we'd be surprised if he wasn't ready even sooner as a PCL tear isn't nearly as severe as ACL. Hartline, who signed a $30.7 million contract a year ago, wrapped the season with a 76/1016/4 line. He now has a total of six touchdowns in his last 48 games.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Brian Hartline left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Jets with a left knee injury.

Hartline was injured after a 25-yard reception in the first quarter and is done for the day. It's a huge loss for Ryan Tannehill and Miami's offense in a must-win game. Hartline managed to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the second straight season before exiting. He's very likely dealing with a serious injury. Marlon Moore has replaced him in the starting lineup.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 01:39:00 PM

Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

The Dolphins are likely just managing Hartline's reps ahead of Sunday's must-win game. He'll almost certainly suit up against the Jets. Hartline needs only 22 yards to surpass 1,000 on the year.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught two passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss at Buffalo.

Hartline turned in a brutal performance as he had three clear-cut drops and posted two grabs on 10 targets. His only real play was a 50-yard bomb from Matt Moore during garbage time. Hartline will take 978 receiving yards into a Week 17 game with the Jets, but he'll break the 1,000 barrier due to volume -- not strong play. He's now averaging 8.0 targets per game.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 70 yards in Miami's Week 15 win over the Patriots.

5-70 is as Hartline-y as it gets. The Dolphins' No. 2 receiver will be a low-end WR3 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs, where Miami will travel to Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:48:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 51 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win at Pittsburgh.

Hartline made one of the plays of the game, going to the sideline and stretching his body while also toe-tapping for a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was his second straight game with a score after going nine games without one. Hartline will be a borderline WR3 against the Patriots in Week 14 with Aqib Talib likely to shadow Mike Wallace.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 06:29:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught nine passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Jets.

Hartline led the Dolphins in receiving and finished with a team-high 15 targets. He was able to take advantage when matched up with Dee Milliner in coverage, and beat Antonio Cromartie on a 31-yard slant route for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was just his second 100-yard game of the season. Hartline has 62 receptions for 804 yards and three touchdowns through 12 games. His lack of big-play ability will continue to limit him as a WR4 going forward.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:22:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 78 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Hartline was very effective, catching all five of his targets and getting open on big third-down conversions. Of course, his inability to make big plays after the catch or be a factor in the red-zone makes him a WR4 in fantasy formats. Hartline has one 100-yard game and two touchdowns all season. Last year, he had three 100-yard games and one touchdown in 16 outings.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:13:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 65 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Hartline had an awful day. He dropped a wide open pass over the middle early on, slipped on a route that nearly cost Ryan Tannehill an interception and had another drop late. Still, Tannehill kept the faith and targeted Hartline a team-high 13 times. Don't expect a better performance out of Hartline against the Panthers in Week 12 -- he's a WR4 that hasn't reached 70 yards or scored a touchdown since Week 3.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 07:26:00 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 57 yards in Week 10 versus Tampa Bay.

Hartline was targeted eight times on the night and worked against rookie CB Johnthan Banks for much of the evening. Hartline figured to become Ryan Tannehill's go-to receiver after Brandon Gibson (torn patellar tendon) went down, but new slot receiver Rishard Matthews was that guy Monday, seeing 14 targets. Hartline has topped 69 yards receiving just once this season and hasn't scored since Week 3. He is who we thought he was. Hartline's a WR4.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:41:00 AM

Brian Hartline had three catches for 39 yards in Thursday night's Week 9 win over the Bengals.

Hartline was a non-factor in the first half, but came up with a sideline catch at the end of the fourth quarter that set up the game-tying field goal. He finished behind only Mike Wallace with five targets and should continue to be the featured possession receiver in the passing game with Brandon Gibson out for the season. Hartline has 38 catches for 477 yards and two touchdowns through nine weeks.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 01:07:00 AM

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QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
3Brady Quinn
4Seth Lobato
RB1Lamar Miller
2Knowshon Moreno
3Daniel Thomas
4Mike Gillislee
5Damien Williams
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Knowshon Moreno
3RB1Knowshon Moreno
2Lamar Miller
WR11Mike Wallace
2Rishard Matthews
3Damian Williams
4Matt Hazel
5Marcus Thigpen
WR21Brian Hartline
2Brandon Gibson
3Jarvis Landry
4Armon Binns
5Ryan Spadola
WR31Brandon Gibson
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Michael Egnew
4Arthur Lynch
5Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis
2John Potter