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Dion Sims | Tight End

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/18/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 268
College: Michigan State
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Dolphins TE Dion Sims caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 6 win over Tennessee.
Back from his early-season concussion, Sims made an impact in the red zone and as a lead blocker in front of the Dolphins' tailbacks at times. Although Sims currently carries no standalone fantasy value, he would become a viable streamer option should something happen to Jordan Cameron. Oct 18 - 4:29 PM

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Dolphins TE Dion Sims (concussion) is expected to return in Week 6.

Sims is Miami's best blocking tight end, so his return should be a boost for the running game. Sims missed three of the Dolphins' first four games.
Oct 14 - 10:02 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims (concussion) is listed as doubtful for Week 3.

The Fins will turn to Jake Stoneburner as banged-up Jordan Cameron's (groin) backup against the Bills. This will be Sims' second straight missed game.
Sep 25 - 2:23 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims (concussion) has been medically cleared.

He returned to a "limited" practice Wednesday and is on track to play against the Bills. Sims is the Dolphins' No. 2 tight end, but would become their starter if Jordan Cameron (groin) can't go, likely rotating with Jake Stoneburner.
Sep 23 - 11:58 PM

Dolphins declared TE Dion Sims, CB Will Davis, CB Tony Lippett, G/T Jeff Linkenbach, DT A.J. Francis, G Billy Turner and WR Matt Hazel inactive for Week 2 against the Jaguars.

No big surprises here. Sims was ruled out with a concussion earlier this week. We doubt Sims was in your Week 2 plans anyway. He caught just 24 passes last year.
Sep 20 - 2:51 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Sims is primarily an in-line blocking tight end in Miami's offense.
Sep 18 - 1:33 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims suffered a concussion in Miami's Week 1 game against the Redskins, and will not return.

Stretching for an overthrown Ryan Tannehill pass in the end zone, Sims landed on his head in sickening fashion. He appeared to be out cold before being helped to the sideline. He was then carted to the locker room. It's doubtful Sims is ready for Week 2.
Sep 13 - 2:46 PM

Coach Joe Philbin views Dion Sims as a starting-caliber tight end.

"He can do a lot of different jobs; is coming along nicely," Philbin said. Jordan Cameron remains the No. 1 tight end, but could lose work to Sims on run downs. Coming off his disappointing 2014, Cameron has done nothing this preseason, catching two passes for six yards.
Sep 2 - 4:32 PM

Dolphins TE Dion Sims secured 2-of-4 targets for 15 yards in Miami's Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Sims finishes his second NFL season with 24 catches, 284 yards, and a pair of TDs. He flashed quality starting-caliber ability in spot starts when Charles Clay battled a knee injury this year. Also a plus blocker, Sims is one of the NFL's top No. 2 tight ends. With Clay headed for offseason free agency, Sims could be a sneaky low-end TE1 in 2015 if Clay is allowed to walk.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Dion Sims secured 3-of-3 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

Sims is playing behind Charles Clay again, but "vultured" Clay with a 14-yard touchdown in the second quarter. A very useful second tight end, Sims has earned an every-week role in the Dolphins' offense, even if he plays limited snaps. He also is a proficient run blocker, and better there than Clay.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Dion Sims caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in Miami's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Sims drew as many looks as Charles Clay. Sims has become a bigger part of the Dolphins' offense in recent weeks, but is still barely on the TE2 radar as a fantasy option.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Dion Sims caught four passes for 58 yards in the Dolphins' Week 13 win over the Jets.

Sims got a second consecutive start in place of injured Charles Clay. He reeled in all four of his targets, and had a couple big grabs on the game-winning field-goal drive in the fourth quarter. Sims is more blocker than receiver, but he's capable of catching whatever comes his way and moving the sticks. Sims won't be on the radar next week against the Ravens, even if Clay doesn't return.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 12:24:00 AM

Dolphins declared TE Dion Sims, DB Lowell Rose, LB Chris McCain, LG Daryn Colledge, OT Jason Fox, DT Anthony Johnson, and OG Billy Turner inactive for Week 9 vs. the Chargers.

Sims is in a walking boot with a toe injury. Colledge has a back injury to go with an illness, and will be replaced in the starting lineup by Dallas Thomas.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 11:32:00 AM

The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports Dolphins second-year TE Dion Sims has been much-improved since his rookie season, and is the favorite for the No. 2 job.

Sims is getting a ton of reps this week with Charles Clay (knee), Michael Egnew (concussion), and rookie Arthur Lynch (undisclosed) sidelined. He's reportedly catching the ball better in year two and making plays in the red zone. Sims needs to improve as a blocker, as he was gobbled up in the run game in 2013.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Dolphins rookie TE Dion Sims played a season-high 44 snaps in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Jets.

Fins OC Mike Sherman explained Sims played more as a function of intending "to run the ball more," which is a surprising approach even with 20-20 hindsight against the Jets' league-best run defense. A fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, Sims has had more of an impact as a run blocker than pass catcher this season. Sims has been targeted just seven times through 11 appearances.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 01:51:00 PM

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WR21Rishard Matthews
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WR31Kenny Stills
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3Jake Stoneburner
4Brandon Williams
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LG1Michael Thomas
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RG1Jamil Douglas
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