The Dolphins selected Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the 6th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle turned in a super impressive true freshman season back in 2018, hauling in 45 balls for 848 yards and 7 scores on a loaded pass-catching corps. His 848 yards ranked 2nd to only sophomore Jerry Jeudy -- ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith. Waddle took a step back as a sophomore, finishing with a 33-560-6 line. But he got off to a monster start this past year, racking up 25 catches for 557 yards and 4 scores over the first 4 games. Waddle actually led DeVonta Smith in yards and matched him in TDs during that span. He went down with a fractured right ankle in game #5, though, and was clearly limited when he returned for the National Championship vs. Ohio State. Waddle is reportedly recovering nicely from that injury and didn’t miss time with any other injuries across his 3 college seasons. The Fins are getting the most explosive WR in this class. Waddle has supersonic speed, routinely blowing by DBs on deep balls and crossers. He also flashes plus contested-catch ability, despite going just 5’9 and 180 pounds. There are shades of Tyreek Hill to his game. No excuses for QB Tua Tagovailoa, who now has former college teammate Waddle plus Will Fuller, DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.
The Dolphins have promoted Eric Studesville and George Godsey to co-OC positions. Studesville has been Miami's RBs coach for the past 3 seasons; Godsey the TEs coach for the past 2. The only NFL OC experience between the 2 comes from Godsey, who was in the role for the Texans in 2015 and 2016. Those teams ranked 19th and 29th in total yards. It's unclear which guy will call plays for the Fins this coming season.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bills. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 14. WR Jakeem Grant (ankle) is inactive, leaving Mack Hollins and Lynn Bowden as Miami’s #2 and #3 WRs.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (ankle) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bills. Parker has seemingly been close to playing the past 2 weeks and got in 3 limited practices this week. Expect him to play on Sunday, although it looks like he's still not at 100%. Grant reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain last week, so he'll be at far less than 100% if he suits up.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Raiders. It's a surprise after he was seemingly trending toward playing. WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is active tonight and joins Lynn Bowden and Mack Hollins as Miami's top 3 WRs.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. Grant shouldn't be in your fantasy plans at less than 100%. Parker will be a risk/reward option if he ends up active. We'll find out around 6:45 pm ET on Saturday.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) were limited in Wednesday's practice. Parker was seemingly close to playing vs. New England last week, so we're expecting him to suit up for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. Grant's status is less clear.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. That leaves Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins, Antonio Callaway, Isaiah Ford and Malcolm Perry as Miami’s WRs. Bowden has some WR4 appeal after a strong showing last week.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is "hopeful" to play against the Patriots today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like a decision on his status might not come until pregame warmups. If Parker does end up active, he'll be playing at less than 100%. That, plus a tough matchup, makes him a shaky fantasy option. WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is not expected to play, according to Rapoport.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots with their hamstring injuries. Both guys got in 3 limited practices this week and seem likely to play. Grant isn't a viable fantasy play at less than 100%. Parker is a risky WR3 between the injury and the matchup vs. CB Stephon Gilmore.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant were limited participants in Wednesday's practice with their hamstring injuries. That seems to give both guys a chance to play vs. New England this weekend. We'll get another update on their statuses tomorrow.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has a "slight" hamstring strain, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. It sounds like Parker avoided a serious injury, but his availability for Sunday's game vs. the Patriots is uncertain. Miami is likely to be without WR Jakeem Grant in that one, so the Fins could be down to WRs Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins, Malcolm Perry and Antonio Callaway.
Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant is considered "week to week" with a hamstring injury suffered in the loss to the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. So don't expect Grant to play vs. the Patriots on Sunday. We're still waiting for an update on the injury that knocked WR DeVante Parker out of yesterday's game. Rookie WR Lynn Bowden took advantage of those injuries, hauling in 7 of 9 targets for 82 yards vs. Kansas City.
Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Mack Hollins were ejected in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Bengals after a scuffle broke out. Parker finishes with 4 catches for 35 scoreless yards on 8 targets.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is expected to start against the Bengals today, "assuming all goes well in warmups," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tagovailoa reportedly took most of the 1st-team reps in practice this week. The rookie has been OK for Miami but underwhelming for fantasy football, averaging just 170 yards and 1.7 TDs on 25 pass attempts through 3 full games. Despite the plus matchup vs. Cincinnati, Tua is just a QB2. He's also bad news for WR DeVante Parker, who's averaged 3.8 catches and 40 yards in Tagovailoa's starts vs. 5.3 catches and 63 yards with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.