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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 caught three passes for 35 yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over Chicago.
Hartline saw just the three targets. He's deep down the pecking order for Ryan Tannehill, working mainly as an outside safety valve who isn't going to go off for a big play or score touchdowns. Hartline is barely a WR5/6. Oct 19 - 5:35 PM

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Brian Hartline (finger) is probable for Week 7 against the Bears.

Hartline didn't miss any practice time despite being listed on the injury report. He was held without a catch last week, and is going to continue to lose targets to Jarvis Landry going forward.
Oct 18 - 2:51 PM

Brian Hartline had zero catches on two targets in Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Packers.

Hartline did have one intermediate catch called back by a holding penalty, but Ryan Tannehill rarely looked his way -- even after Tramon Williams and Sam Shields left with injury. It was all Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. Hartline has now been held under 40 yards in four of five games this season.
Oct 12 - 5:27 PM

Brian Hartline caught 6-of-7 targets for 74 yards in the Dolphins' Week 4 win over the Raiders.

Both the catches and yards were new season highs for Hartline, who had yet to have a 40-yard effort. With 25 percent of the season now in the books, the Dolphins' highly-compensated No. 2 receiver is on pace for 64/644/4. He isn't rosterable as more than a WR5 for fantasy owners slammed by byes and injury.
Sep 28 - 6:19 PM

Brian Hartline caught 3-of-7 targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

Hartline rarely scores touchdowns -- so the score was nice to see -- but he dropped a pass and now hasn't hit the 40-yard mark in any game this year. He only had 25 on Sunday despite 43 pass attempts from Ryan Tannehill. Hartline is a low-upside WR5 in fantasy. We wouldn't even roster him in 14-team leagues.
Sep 21 - 8:51 PM

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to Buffalo.

Hartline should have had a bigger game with Ryan Tannehill checking down due to the Bills pass rush. He's losing targets to Jarvis Landry on underneath routes, and the Dolphins prefer Mike Wallace and Charles Clay over him in the red-zone. Hartline is nothing more than a low-upside WR4/5.
Sep 14 - 6:10 PM

Brian Hartline caught 2-of-4 targets for 26 yards in the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Patriots.

The yardage output would have been Hartline's lowest of 2013, but the two-catch game is his third straight going back to last December. A No. 2 receiver who doesn't score touchdowns, Hartline offers minimal upside as a WR4/5.
Sep 7 - 7:11 PM

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards against the Cowboys Saturday.

Hartline had an uncharacteristic drop on a sure-fire first down early in the game, and was the target on Ryan Tannehill's interception in the third quarter. Hartline has four catches for 30 yards this preseason. He is not flashy, but he is a solid WR4 in PPR formats.
Aug 23 - 10:32 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3Damien Williams
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
WR11Mike Wallace
2Brandon Gibson
3Damian Williams
WR21Brian Hartline
2Jarvis Landry
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Jarvis Landry
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis