Dolphins coach Adam Gase expects TE Julius Thomas to cause similar matchup problems with Miami like he did in Denver in 2013 and 2014.
According to Gase, the Dolphins were seeing a lot of base defenses when they went with three wide receivers and one tight end. Essentially, opponents didn't fear Miami's tight ends enough and were willing to cover them with linebackers, and the statistics bear that out.
The Dolphins did not get nearly enough production out of the tight end position last season due to injuries and inconsistency. Last year’s starters -- Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims -- combined for just 34 receptions for 316 yards and five touchdowns.
Thomas knows the system well and shouldn’t have a big learning curve, the story said. Gase also knows how to get the best out of Thomas and will put together a productive route tree and efficient ways to use the tight end.
MIA TE Jordan Cameron - Week 3, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 vs. Cleveland
Jordan Cameron posted a 5-49-1 day against the Patriots, but much of that was garbage time. His seven targets were encouraging, His match-up is also nice against a Browns team that just gave up 100 yards to Ravens TE Dennis Pitta, but we need to see more from Cameron before starting him.