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Sunday, August 12, 2018, 6:21pm
Kenny Stills is being put on ice.
The Miami Dolphins held Stills out of Sunday’s practice because of a left ankle injury the starting receiver apparently suffered in Thursday’s 26-24 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Coach Adam Gase said the team will be “smart about this,” referring to the injury.
“He tried to go out there today. I want to make sure that he’s healthy before we put [him on the field],” Gase said. “I don’t want this to be a thing that’s going into the season, or we’re four weeks in and he’s still hurt.”
Related players: Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant
HC Adam Gase isn't in a rush to get Stills back and thinks it's important for all the receivers to develop some chemistry with QB Ryan Tannehill. Gase said he plans to use Stills' absence to work on different personnel groups and packages that cater to Wilson, a physical receiver who excels in the run-after-catch department, and Grant, whose sub 4.3-second 40-time speed threatens cornerbacks.
Posted by Steve Andress
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:40am
Albert Wilson ranked 20th among WRs last season with 1.9 PPR points per target. Plus, the Dolphins have a gaping void of targets from last year's roster—290 are missing. Only the Ravens have more vacant targets from a season ago. He wasn't used much in Kansas City but gets his shot in 2018, hoping to take over Jarvis Landry's slot role. If Wilson inherits a good portion of those targets and maintains that type of efficiency, we're looking at a breakout season for Wilson.
The Dolphins also signed Danny Amendola to compete for the slot role in Miami. That could eat into Wilson's target share. He will be far from a reliable fantasy option if he doesn't win the slot job.
2018 Bottom Line
Given his ADP that shows he's either going in the final rounds of drafts or totally undrafted, Wilson is worth taking a flier on in an offense that should see plenty of negative game script in 2018. He also led the league in most forced missed tackles per reception last season, per Pro Football Focus. There's a lot to like here. Given the price, it's a low-risk/high-reward situation.
2018 Strength of Schedule - MIA
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||3.23||42.62||0.23||4.69||13.19||0.23||0.46||0||0||2.00||5.69||8.92||41.38/65.15||63.67% |