Dolphins Fantasy News

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:05pm

Mike Garafolo - [Full Article]

Deal for new Bears TE Dion Sims: Three years, $18 M with $10 M in guarantees, source says. More than just blocking TE money.

Dolphins re-sign WR Kenny Stills

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:10pm

PFT - [Full Article]

Not long ago, the Dolphins assumed receiver Kenny Stills would leave. He’s not.

PFT has confirmed that Stills is staying with Miami. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it’s a four-year deal worth $32 million, with $20 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Stills finished the season as the #46 fantasy receiver (PPR), but he caught six of his nine touchdowns in the final eight weeks of the season, and was the #24 receiver in that span. He averaged 5.6 targets per game in the back half of the season after averaging 4.4 targets in the first eight games. Given his big-play ability, he’s always been a high FP/target player. In the 19 career games where he’s seen at least six targets, he has averaged 4.3 catches for 65 yards and 0.37 TD (on 7.4 targets), or 13.1 PPG.

Dolphins trade for TE Julius Thomas

Monday, February 20, 2017, 5:28pm

Armando Salguero - [Full Article]

The Dolphins are acquiring TE Julius Thomas for a late-round 2017 draft pick.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas is reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, in Miami. While in Denver, Thomas averaged 4.2 catches for 49 yards and 0.92 TD (14.6 PPR fantasy points) in 26 games under Gase. Since then, he has averaged 3.6 catches for 35 yards and 0.43 TD (9.7 PPR fantasy points) in 21 games. Injuries have been an issue, but Thomas is entering his age-29 season and is a major threat in the red zone.

Broncos tab Vance Joseph as head coach

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:50pm

CBS - [Full Article]

The Broncos are expected to offer Vance Joseph their head coaching job, according to's Mike Klis. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier in the week that Joseph was the front-runner for the job heading into the interview process. Joesph, who served as the Dolphins' defensive coordinator during the 2016 season, would replace Gary Kubiak, who retired a year after leading Denver to a title in Super Bowl 50.

Fantasy Impact:

The Dolphins' defense gave up the 4th-most yards and were in the middle of the pack in points allowed. It will be interesting to see who the Broncos pick to run the offense now that Gary Kubiak is gone.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will 'be out there next week'

Monday, January 9, 2017, 10:36am - [Full Article]

The Steelers quarterback arrived to his postgame news conference Sunday with a boot on his right foot following Pittsburgh's 30-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Wild Card Weekend. He said that he hurt his ankle on his second-to-last play of the win.

"We don't know anything yet, but well find out soon enough," Roethlisberger said about his prognosis. "You're always worried about being hurt, but I'll be out there next week."

After the game, Roethlisberger underwent tests on his ankle, which confirmed the injury is not serious, sources informed of the injury told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

When it comes to injuries, Roethlisberger the league's preeminent drama queen, regularly overstating or drawing attention to his injuries so that he can develop a "tough guy" reputation for playing through them. He'll be out there against the Chiefs.

Sunday, January 8, 2017, 11:51am

Dolphins Inactives

Leonte Carroo WR
Thomas Duarte TE
A.J. Hendy DB
Byron Maxwell CB
Ryan Tannehill QB
Sam Young T

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee, out) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is out for Week 18. Tannehill’s return to practice is encouraging, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to play this week. Matt Moore will get the start. He has targeted Kenny Stills on 23% of his pass attempts since taking over for Tannehill in Week 14.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking full reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 18. He’s still in the concussion protocol, so it doesn’t look like Green will make his return this week. Eli Rogers has been one of the beneficiaries of Green’s absence; he has averaged 4.1 catches for 49 yards and 0.22 TD (on 5.8 targets) in the nine games in which Green was either sidelined or played less than 20% of the snaps. In the other four games, Rogers has averaged 2.8 catches for 37 yards and 0.25 TD (on 3.5 T/G). Jesse James has averaged a modest 2.9 catches for 25 yards and 0.25 (on 4.3 T/G) with Green out or very limited. The Dolphins have been poor against both receivers (#28 in WR aFPA) and tight ends (#32 in TE aFPA).

Steelers TE Ladarius Green (concussion) could return

Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 3:04pm

Tribune Review - [Full Article]

Ladarius Green remains in concussion protocol, but Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is hopeful the veteran tight end can play Sunday in the AFC wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field.

Green has not played since taking a blow to the head late in the Steelers' game at Cincinnati on Dec. 18.

“He is progressing rather well,” Tomlin said.

Fantasy Impact:

Green practiced on a limited basis twice last week but was withheld from the regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns that had no impact on the Steelers' playoff positioning.

Dolphins to know more about QB Ryan Tannehill Tuesday

Monday, January 2, 2017, 12:55pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Miami coach Adam Gase said he’ll have a better idea on quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s availability for a Wild Card playoff game at Pittsburgh by Tuesday.

“I need to know what his movement skills are and the structure of his knee,” Gase said. “Once I get that update I’ll have a better idea. Any time you get a starter back no matter what position that’s what you want. But since Matt (Moore) has been in there he’s done a really good job.”

Fantasy Impact:

Gase is not ready to say if Tannehill can or will practice this week. Tannehill is healing from a sprained ACL and MCL.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews was unhappy splitting time with Andre Johnson

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2:38pm

Nashville Tennessean - [Full Article]

Rishard Matthews emerged as one of Marcus Mariota’s top targets in the receiver's first season with the Titans, setting career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns with one game still to play.

But he wasn’t happy through the first several weeks of the season, when he was splitting starts and sharing playing time with Andre Johnson, a future Hall of Fame receiver who signed with the Titans on the eve of training camp.

“I was pissed. At the end of the day, I didn’t come here to sit on the bench or sit on the sideline,” Matthews told The Tennessean on Friday. “I didn’t come here to rotate with anybody. I signed here for a reason. So it definitely pissed me off.”

Matthews, who spent the previous four years with the Dolphins before signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Titans as a free agent in March, leads the team with 831 receiving yards and eight touchdowns this season, and his 56 catches trail only Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker, who has 60. Matthews will have a chance to boost those numbers in the regular-season finale against the Texans on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews did get off to a bit of a slow start this year and this was likely a reason. Matthews caught his first touchdown of the season in a blowout victory against the Dolphins. It began a stretch of seven scores in eight games. Johnson, meanwhile, didn’t have a catch in the three games after that victory against Miami and abruptly retired on Oct. 31, just eight games into his tenure with the Titans.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Matt Moore gets another start.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Ajayi will be out there, but if the Dolphins fall behind, they may elect to put Ajayi on ice for the playoffs.

Pats don't commit to resting starters in Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 9:45am

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

With a first-round bye locked up — but not home-field advantage throughout the playoffs — the Patriots enter their regular-season finale at Miami Sunday with plenty for which to play.

If the Pats beat the Dolphins then the AFC's road to Super Bowl LI runs through Gillette Stadium no matter what. But a loss to the Dolphins, combined with an Oakland win over the Broncos, would give the Raiders home-field advantage.

When asked about the prospect of resting starters for the Dolphins game on this morning's conference call, Pats coach Bill Belichick dismissed the notion entirely.

"Yeah, I mean, look, I don't really understand that question," he said. "We have, I don't know how many starters we have, but we have a lot more than we ... we can only inactivate seven players. So this isn't like a preseason game where you have 75 guys on your roster. It's a regular-season game. So I don't really understand that whole line of questioning."

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots were in a similar situation last year and played it conservatively in a 20-10 loss to the Dolphins, resting many banged-up regulars while relying heavily on a run-based offense. Tom Brady threw just five passes in the first half.

Door possibly open for Dolphin QB Ryan Tannehill return Week 17

Monday, December 26, 2016, 7:32pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

When Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went down with a knee injury a little over two weeks ago, his situation was obvious enough for coach Adam Gase to publicly rule him out of not only the next game, but the one after that.

With Miami hosting the Patriots in six days, however, Tannehill’s status isn’t clear-cut. While it appears highly unlikely from the outside that he has any shot at playing Sunday, Gase declined to make that definitive.

“I don’t know yet,” he said when asked if Tannehill is out against New England. “I don’t know where the doctors have him right now or how he feels. I haven’t really asked. I just tell them, ‘Once you guys have something different, come talk to me.’”

Related players: Matt Moore

Fantasy Impact:

Tannehill sprained the MCL and ACL in his left knee late in Miami’s Dec. 11 win over Arizona.

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