According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, the Miami Dolphins have named rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the starter coming out of their Week 7 bye.
Wow! Following the glowing offseason reports about his recovery, most expected Tua to make starts at some point of his rookie season, however, Ryan Fitzpatrick's strong play of late, and the fact that the Dolphins are at .500 had many thinking the switch could be delayed. Apparently, head coach Brian Flores had other plans and is eager to get his talented rookie signal-caller under center. Tua could eventually work his way into the streaming conversation in single QB leagues, but he is an immediate impact player in superflex formats. If possible, fade him in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams before deciding on whether to plug him in going forward.
After fumbling only three times all of last season, Ezekiel Elliott coughed the ball up twice on Monday, making it five in the last five games. The Cowboys’ defense was putting together their best start of the season, forcing Arizona to punt on the Cardinals’ first three possessions. But once the wheels came off for Elliott, it was over for the rest of the team as well. Elliott fumbled on back-to-back possessions late in the first quarter and early in the second. The Cardinals offense turned those turnovers into a 14-0 lead.
Pollard came out and started the next series and was on for eight-straight plays before Elliott did come back into the game. The story said Elliott will need to take on a bigger leadership role with Dak Prescott out. He also could be counted on for possibly more touches as a result of Prescott being out, but will need to get the fumbling issue back under control.
Maybe we all assumed this would happen at some point, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless. For the first time, Irv Smith Jr. played more snaps than Kyle Rudolph.
The story said it's partly because the Vikings trailed much of the game. But it’s also because Smith Jr. keeps coming through when the Vikings give him chances. Smith Jr. caught four of five balls thrown his way, including a 36-yard reception. The story said the Vikings need to continue to find ways to get him the ball.