Dolphins Fantasy News

Dolphins Beat: Heavy dose of RB Jay Ajayi works best

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 8:30am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Dolphins provided a heavy dose of Jay Ajayi on Sunday and it paid major dividends in a 20-17 upset victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Pro Bowl tailback rushed for a season-high 130 yards on 26 carries. Ajayi also averaged a season-high 5.0 yards per carry and took the pressure off Miami's often-criticized passing game.

Miami’s coaching staff provided a clear blueprint of running the ball to keep the Falcons’ explosive offense off the field. Even when the Dolphins trailed 17-0 at halftime, Miami stuck with its running game. That wore down Atlanta (3-2) and spurred a surprising comeback -- 20 unanswered points by the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact:

The story backed this up with impressive numbers as well: Miami is 6-0 overall -- including 2-0 this season -- when Ajayi rushes for more than 100 yards. Ajayi had just 48 rushes for 139 yards the first three games. The story added the ankle injury to DeVante Parker simplified the game plan as the team ran more power sets.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 6. With Parker sidelined, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Julius Thomas are the most likely candidates to pick up the slack. Landry in particular is a high floor play, especially in PPR formats.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. This is the same schedule as last week. Ajayi should be out there on Sunday.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:23pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle), who hasn't practiced all week, is expected to miss this week's contest against the Falcons. In his absence, Leontee Carroo and Jakeem Grant are expected to get more work.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Parker is starting to look doubtful for Week 6, though he could still practice on Friday and be able to face the Falcons on Sunday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Falcons WR Julio Jones (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones says that he feels “great” and indicated that he’ll be “ready to go” against the Dolphins.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) missed practice Thursday after full reps Wednesday. This is the same schedule as last week. Ajayi should be out there on Sunday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:07pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) still sidelined at practice on Thursday. His Week 6 outlook is looking good, making this a situation to monitor tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Ajayi should be good to go for a date with Atlanta.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Parker’s injury is reportedly minor, but it would be good if he could get a full practice in this week.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker's ankle injury believed to be minor

Monday, October 9, 2017, 1:00pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered an ankle sprain yesterday and it’s believed to be minor, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Rapoport said he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday. The Dolphins are at Atlanta in an early game so owners will know in plenty of time what to do with Parker.

Titans HC Mike Mularkey says QB Marcus Mariota could return Week 6

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:57pm

Tennessean - [Full Article]

Could Marcus Mariota miss multiple games?

The Titans' franchise quarterback could return from a strained hamstring to face the Colts (2-3) on "Monday Night Football" next week at Nissan Stadium, coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday.

"You can listen to NFL Network or you can listen to me," Mularkey said after the Titans' 16-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. "When I say day to day, I tell you like it is."

Fantasy Impact:

Mularkey disputed a report from NFL Network that Mariota originally was expected to need two to four weeks to recover from an injury he suffered Oct. 1 at Houston. The bad news is, as the story said, the Titans play Week 6 on Monday night, which means owners will need a backup plan, or will have to risk starting him based on information that comes out this week.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker ruled out with ankle injury

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 3:20pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker exited the team's matchup with the Tennessee Titans after suffering an ankle injury.

Parker will not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

If Parker misses time it should mean more targets for Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. He was removed from the injury report, so he’s a full go for Sunday.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:29pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (knee) missed practice Thursday after full reps Wednesday. This is probably a maintenance day for Ajayi. He has had at least one day off in each of the last two weeks before playing on Sunday. He should be a full go in Week 5, but we’ll know more tomorrow. Tennessee is No. 19 in RB aFPA.

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