Tua Tagovailoa, as HC Brian Flores said last night, will start in Week 17 at Buffalo.
“Tua is a resilient kid,” Flores said Saturday night. “He’s a tough-minded kid. He’s happy that ‘Fitzy’ went in there and we won the game because he is a selfless, team-first guy. That’s why he is here. We’re always going to do what’s best for the team and try to help the team win.”
Flores called Fitz the team's relief pitcher, indicating he could come in later in games like a closer in baseball. While overall it's not an ideal situation, fantasy football or not, it does seem to be working in the present for Miami. It looks like Tua will start in Week 17, but with a chance he could get pulled in the game, he's obviously not a safe play.
MIA QB Tua Tagovailoa - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Buffalo Bills
Tua Tagovailoa was benched again last week, the second time he's been pulled from a game this season. Tagovailoa wasn't awful, completing 17-of-22 passes with no turnovers, but he wasn't getting the ball downfield as he had just 94 passing yards. It's the third time this season Tagovailoa has finished below 100 passing yards in a start (out of eight starts). Miami is expected to return to Tagovailoa as their starter again, but there's always a risk of him being benched again. It's a critical game for Miami as a win gets them into the playoffs. It's a fairly tough matchup against the Bills, but there's a chance Buffalo rests its starters. With so many question marks surrounding this offense and its quarterbacks, it's probably best to play someone else at QB in Week 17.