According to The Athletic, Miami Dolphins running back/wide receiver Malcolm Perry has been taking snaps at slot receiver, adding that: “We listed Perry as a running back, although he’s expected to play some at slot receiver. Depending on how he adapts, Perry could fill a huge void left by Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns — who both opted out of the 2020 season.”
Malcolm Perry has been generating quiet buzz for his work in the slot throughout camp, and as The Athletic indicated if he can emerge in that role, he could potentially fill a huge hole left by Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opting out of the season. Perry was a wildcat quarterback of sorts at Navy, but always projected to have a longer career at wide receiver than at running back. He was always expected to get some looks in the slot, but Wilson opting out opens up the possibility that he emerges as the clear cut top slot option for the Dolphins. He has an exciting skill set, and is explosive once he has the ball in his hands. He should make for an interesting fit between Miami's two towering receivers in Preston Williams and Davante Parker.
MIA WR Albert Wilson - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 16 vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Dolphins have had some success from receivers not named DeVante Parker throughout the season, but none of them have been overly reliable. Albert Wilson was OK last week, finishing 5-59, but didn't have more than 40 yards in any other game this season. There should be better options available in Week 16.