Brian Hartline Fantasy News

Dolphins release WR Brian Hartline

Friday, February 27, 2015, 10:43am

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

With all the talk of whether the Dolphins will bring back receiver Mike Wallace, Miami has cut its other starting outside receiver.

Brian Hartline has been released, the Palm Beach Post has confirmed.

Fantasy Impact:

It's clear that the Dolphins are intent on upgrading or at least changing the look of its WR corps. Jarvis Landry was the #30 WR in PPR formats (#42 in standard) and should be able to improve on those rankings with additional playing time likely to be available.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 10:28am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Change is coming for the Dolphins at the receiver position. Miami was ranked 17th in passing with 233.1 yards per game last season, and the immediate futures of several veterans are in question. Starting receiver Brian Hartline and slot Brandon Gibson could be salary-cap casualties due to their $5.95 million and $3.26 million salaries, respectively. The Dolphins must also decide what to do with No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace, who is due $9.9 million. Wallace was benched in the second half of Miami’s Week 17 loss to the New York Jets due to venting his frustration. It remains to be seen if both sides stay together or part ways. Either way, the Dolphins need to have a strong group of receivers around quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is entering his fourth season.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (finger, probable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. It’s a downgrade for Hartline, but it looks like will play against the Bears. Jarvis Landry appears to be the better start at this point.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (back) was removed from the injury report Friday. Hartline was a top 30 option last year, but has yet to make much of an impact in 2014.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Hartline has gotten off to a slow start after a top 30 season last year. He should be fine to face the Chiefs.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Hartline has gotten off to a slow start after a top 30 season last year.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 9:48am

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Against the Dolphins in the second meeting last year, Pats HC Bill Belichick decided the one thing he needed to shut down was tight end Charles Clay.

The Patriots bracketed and sometimes double-covered Clay in that second meeting. Clay had caught seven passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers the week before the New England game. He caught one pass for six yards against the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact:

If that's the direction the Pats go, Dolphins OC Bill Lazor expects WRs Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson to step up if the Patriots decided to erase Clay. The Pats were actually the 6th best team allowing fantasy points to TEs last year, so it wasn't just Clay they shut down last season. Clay ranks 13th on our TE list for Week 1, and owners should be aware it could be a long day for Clay.

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:10pm

MiamiDolphins.com - [Full Article]

Dolphin wide receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline, who sat out the preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons, both are expected to play and start against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Monday, August 11, 2014, 1:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Miami starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill had one of his strongest practices of training camp on Monday.

Tannehill made strong, decisive throws and had big gains to receivers Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews and Damian Williams in team drills. Perhaps Tannehill gained momentum from his strong start to the preseason last week against the Atlanta Falcons.

He will try to build on that Saturday in his second preseason game, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 5:08pm

Sun Sentinel - [Full Article]

"He wants to play fast," Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said of new OC Bill Lazor, who is widely credited for the emergence of Nick Foles, who led the league in passer rating and set an NFL record for touchdown-to-interception ratio (27:2). "I think that's his biggest point at this time is just getting to the line, playing fast, putting pressure on the defense. We're going to huddle. We're going to take our time in that standpoint, but once we break we want to put pressure on the defense."

Fantasy Impact:

If Lazor is half as successful as Chip Kelly was in his first year calling plays in the NFL, then the Dolphins will have several fantasy relevant players on the roster. Tannehill, Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Charles Clay and Knowshon Moreno are players to monitor this summer.

Dolphins receivers like the new offense

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 2:51pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

We are only in Phase 3 of the Dolphins’ offseason program, but OC Bill Lazor is getting rave reviews from his players.

“It’s really interesting. I’ve never been in an offense like this, how it’s called, how it’s run, the combination routes,” Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline said. “There’s a lot of things going on that I haven’t done. It’s really exciting and actually, I’m really enjoying it. You can tell it puts a smile on my face. I can’t wait to learn more, do more and then put it into action.”

One of the major criticisms last year of Sherman was the fact he didn’t move No. 1 receiver Mike Wallace around to get favorable matchups. That’s one of the first changes we’ve seen from Lazor, using Wallace on both sides and the slot depending on the formation. Wallace has looked good in organized team activities. He had three touchdown receptions in Tuesday’s practice in Lazor’s new scheme.

“Nobody can ever key on me,” Wallace explained after Tuesday’s practice. “Last year, you kind of knew where I was every single play, what you had to do because I was there every game, same spot. Moving around, it’s harder for the defense to know where you’re at, harder for them to adjust.”

Fantasy Impact:

It's a good sign that Wallace and Hartline like the new offense, though we try not to get too excited about puff pieces in early June.

Mike Wallace enjoying the flexibility of new offense

Monday, June 2, 2014, 7:31pm

Miami Herald - [Full Article]

Impressive day for Ryan Tannehill, who threw two touchdowns to Mike Wallace, a dart in the middle of the end zone to Brian Hartline for a touchdown and another great throw that should have been a touchdown to Charles Clay (who dropped it). He threw one interception (to Jimmy Wilson) but also wisely threw the ball away when nothing was there.

Wallace, as we wrote a couple times last week, is in clearly better spirits. One reason is that he loves Bill Lazor’s offense and the flexibility it gives him to change where he lines up.

Mike Sherman wouldn’t permit him to do that last year, and Wallace said today that as a result, opposing defenses knew exactly where he was going to be.

Fantasy Impact:

Wallace finished the season as the #25 WR, but was an unreliable option for most of the year. Thanks to four touchdowns in his final six games, he averaged 10.8 FP in that span, which equates to low-end WR1-type numbers. We're not expecting that kind of production, though he should be a top-end WR3 if his late season surge continues into this season. The arrival of OC Bill Lazor should help.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 10:57am

Adam Beasley, Twitter - [Full Article]

Dolphins WRs Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson, both coming off knee injuries, are dressed for practice.