The biggest question Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has to answer is can he connect with Mike Wallace consistently with the deep ball. Last season the duo constantly struggled when they dialed up big-yardage plays.
"They have, a number of times," coach Joe Philbin insisted at the end of last month's three-day minicamp. "We hit Mike on a deep-corner route [the second day of minicamp] in practice for a touchdown, one of the better inside-post routes that we've hit in my time here where they connected deep, and some other verticals. It's been better."
Through the first 15 weeks, Tannehill was the #12 QB in fantasy. Unfortunately, he stunk it up in the final two weeks of the season, posting just 286 yards to go along with one TD and three picks in the final two games combined as the Dolphins skidded out of a playoff spot. The arrival of OC Bill Lazor (from Philadelphia) should help. The players are raving about the new offense, especially Wallace, who loves the fact that he's moving around pre-snap.