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Mike Wallace caught 5-of-12 targets for 74 yards and added a 12-yard rushing attempt in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

The usage and targeting were nice to see, but Ryan Tannehill frequently misfired on throws to Wallace, particularly at the intermediate level. Still, with at least 80 total yards and/or a touchdown in each of Miami's first three games, Wallace continues to pay serious fantasy dividends for drafters who bought him at a lowered ADP. He'll be a rock-solid WR2 against the Raiders in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 8:53 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

Charles Clay managed three catches for 21 yards on four targets in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

Reportedly playing at less than 100 percent due to a knee injury, Clay has managed stat lines of 2-27, 7-31, and 3-21 to open the season. He's a TE2 until he shows better production. Clay won't even be a TE1 against the Raiders in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 8:48 PM

Brandon Gibson caught 1-of-4 targets for three yards in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to the Chiefs.

He's running behind Jarvis Landry and behind outplayed by Rishard Matthews, leaving Gibson well off the radar in even deep fantasy football leagues.
Sep 21 - 8:45 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed twice for 15 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 21 yards in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

Lamar Miller handled 19 touches against the Chiefs and is the Dolphins' clear-lead back with Knowshon Moreno out 4-8 weeks. Thomas did get more playing time than Damien Williams on Sunday, but offers little or no fantasy appeal.
Sep 21 - 8:39 PM

Dolphins rookie RB Damien Williams lost three yards on his lone carry in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

Williams is a favorite of deep-league "stashers," but had fewer carries than Daniel Thomas on Sunday, and was not involved in the passing game against Kansas City. He's roughly an RB5/6 in fantasy football leagues.
Sep 21 - 8:37 PM

Jarvis Landry caught 3-of-7 targets for 24 yards in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

His highlight play was a 74-yard kickoff return. Landry continued to run ahead of Brandon Gibson (4 targets) and Rishard Matthews (1 target), but was among the many Dolphins players who dropped passes against the Chiefs. Landry is a WR4/5 in PPR leagues. He is returning both punts and kickoffs for the Dolphins, however, and has more appeal in return-yardage formats.
Sep 21 - 8:35 PM

Ryan Tannehill completed 21-of-43 passes for 205 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

He took four sacks, averaged 4.8 yards per attempt, and managed nine yards on his lone rushing attempt. Although Tannehill was frequently the victim of dropped passes, this was an incredibly discouraging day. He is showing a tendency to hold onto the ball too long while simply missing receivers coming out of their routes. Particularly with Lamar Miller averaging nearly 6.0 YPC on the season, the Dolphins desperately need to scale back the volume of their passing game. Even against the talent-poor Raiders, Tannehill will be no better than a mid-range QB2 in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 8:27 PM

Lamar Miller rushed 15 times for 108 yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 24 yards in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to Kansas City.

Sunday's playcalling performance by Fins OC Bill Lazor was very disappointing. While Miller ripped off over seven yards per carry, Ryan Tannehill was head-scratchingly allowed to attempt 43 passes despite almost complete ineffectiveness. Tannehill averaged 4.8 yards per pass attempt. Lazor has a run-devoted background, so look for him to get this ratio corrected when the Dolphins take on the Raiders in London next week. As long as Knowshon Moreno is out -- and he's expected to miss at least three more games -- Miller will offer upside as a weekly RB2. Miller is now averaging 5.76 yards per carry on the season.
Sep 21 - 8:21 PM

Dolphins declared RB Knowshon Moreno, C Mike Pouncey, LB Jordan Tripp, OL Shelley Smith, OL Billy Turner, DE Terrence Fede, and LB Koa Misi inactive for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

Lamar Miller gets the start at tailback, with Damien Williams expected to back him up. Misi was expected to play in this game, so his inactivity was a surprise. Misi's absence is good news for Knile Davis' matchup.
Sep 21 - 2:58 PM

The Miami Herald suggests Mike Pouncey (hip) could be moved to guard.

Pouncey practiced on a limited basis this week, but is not going to play in Sunday's game. He's a candidate to move to right guard when healthy, which would give Miami its best offensive line combination. Pouncey is on track to return in Week 4.
Sep 20 - 7:16 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker says Charles Clay (knee) looks "far from being 100 percent."

Clay has just nine catches for 58 yards through two games, struggling to separate or do anything after the catch. He's still fighting a knee injury he sustained way back in a team scrimmage over the summer. Walker suggests that Clay has been playing hurt in an effort to help his team, but that's not going to help his box score.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Sep 19 - 11:20 PM

Charles Clay (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

It's a downgrade from last week, when Clay was listed as probable. Clay practiced on a limited basis throughout the week and should continue to play through his knee injury. He'll be a low-end TE1 against the Chiefs.
Sep 19 - 6:08 PM

NFL suspended DE Dion Jordan four games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Jordan was on track for reinstatement this week after his previously imposed four-game PED suspension was lifted on Wednesday. He'll now serve an additional four games for testing positive for a substance of abuse. Jordan will be eligible to return in Week 7.
Sep 19 - 5:08 PM

Knowshon Moreno (elbow) has told teammates that he plans to be back in the lineup Week 6.

Moreno was originally given a 4-8 week timetable for recovery after dislocating his elbow last week against the Bills. A Week 6 return would be right at four weeks, and comes directly after the Dolphins' Week 5 bye. Players are always more optimistic about their own injuries, so we're not going to hold Moreno to this. Owners need to continue to stash Moreno. Lamar Miller will handle lead-back duties in his absence. Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa are Nos. 2 and 3.
Sep 19 - 11:07 AM


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