Dolphins HC Brian Flores said after Sunday's loss in Denver that QB Tua Tagovailoa remains his starter. Flores also confirmed that the rookie was benched for performance, rather than injury. We'll see if he changes his mind after watching the film. To our eyes, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick clearly gives Miami a better chance to win right now.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was benched in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Denver. He went 11 of 20 for 83 yards, 1 TD and took 6 sacks. We'll see how QB Ryan Fitzpatrick fares in Tua's place and then who the Fins go with in Week 12.
The Dolphins on Thursday placed LB Kyle Van Noy and DL Christian Wilkins on the COVID list. The team didn't announce whether the players tested positive or just had contact with someone who did. The timing challenges their availability for Sunday's game against the Chargers. We'll see whether Van Noy or Wilkins can make it back for game day, but you should plan as though they won't.
The Dolphins have placed WR Preston Williams on IR with his foot injury. That means he'll miss at least the next 3 games -- and it sounds like it might be longer than that. HC Brian Flores admitted that the injury is "more significant than we thought." Williams is droppable in most fantasy leagues. His absence leaves DeVante Parker as Miami's clear #1 WR, with Jakeem Grant and Mack Hollins behind him on the depth chart. TE Mike Gesicki could also see a volume boost with Williams sidelined.
Dolphins WR Preston Williams suffered a foot injury on his TD catch in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. Arizona. He was carted back to the locker room and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.
Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin is expected to miss the next 3 weeks with a sprained MCL, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. The Dolphins' trade for RB DeAndre Washington today now makes more sense. Washington will join Matt Breida and Jordan Howard in the backfield while Gaskin is out. We're likely looking at a committee here, with Howard and Breida splitting early-down work and Breida and Washington vying for passing-down duties. It's a situation to avoid in Week 9 fantasy lineups.
The Dolphins will turn to QB Tua Tagovailoa coming out of their Week 7 bye, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. It's a somewhat surprising move for a 3-3 team that's gotten reasonably solid QB play from Ryan Fitzpatrick so far. Tua got onto the field in garbage time of last week's win over the Jets, completing both of his passes for 9 yards. The 1st-round rookie has a higher ceiling than Fitzpatrick -- but a lower floor at this point of his career. He also doesn't bring Fitzpatrick's rushing ability and will be just a low-end QB2 in fantasy for now.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered a groin injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Jets. He was deemed questionable to return but never did in what was an easy Miami win. We'll look for an update on Parker tomorrow. He at least gets a Week 7 bye to heal up.
The Texans are placing LB Benardrick McKinney on IR and expect him to miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Sarah Barshop. McKinney will need surgery on the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 5. Tyrell Adams replaced him in that game, playing 89% of the defensive snaps and racking up 13 tackles against the Jaguars. He's worth a pickup in many IDP leagues ahead of a Week 6 matchup with Tennessee.
Texans LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. We could see either Dylan Cole or Tyrell Adams in his place.
Houston LB Benardrick McKinney (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. He managed limited practices every day, though. We'll check his availability Sunday morning.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker suffered an ankle injury in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.
Update: Parker returned in the 2nd quarter.
Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) isn’t listed on the final Week 4 injury report. He gave us a scare when he was added to the injury report and limited on Thursday. But Fuller put in a full workout on Friday and is good to go for this weekend’s juicy matchup vs. the Vikings. He’s a virtual must-start this week.
Texans HC Bill O'Brien isn't worried about WR Will Fuller, who was added to Thursday's injury report with a hamstring. "Will is going to be fine, wanted to give him a little rest," O'Brien said Friday, adding that Fuller will practice today. Keep him in Week 4 fantasy lineups for now. Ideally, Fuller is a full-go today.
Texans WR Will Fuller was added to Thursday's injury report as limited with a hamstring. We never like mid-week additions to the injury report -- especially when it's Fuller and a hamstring. We'll see what he does in Friday's practice and how he's listed on the final injury report.
Texans WR Will Fuller isn't listed on Wednesday's injury report. It's a surprise after he was limited by a hamstring injury in the Week 2 loss to the Ravens. Fuller is on track to play against the Steelers this weekend -- and today's news suggests that we shouldn't be too concerned with the hammy.
Rams RB Malcolm Brown fractured a pinky in Sunday's win over the Eagles, HC Sean McVay told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. McVay said it won't cost Brown any further time. We'll see how the RBs split work after Henderson's strong Week 2 and Cam Akers' return from Sunday's rib injury.
WR Will Fuller was limited to just 63% of Houston's offensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a right hamstring injury. He finished without a single target. Fuller, of course, has a lengthy history of hamstring trouble. We'll need to keep a close eye on his practice participation this week.
Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports that Rams RB Malcolm Brown suffered a finger injury in Sunday's win over the Eagles that left him "a bit limited near the end of the game." We'll see if it will affect him beyond that.
Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bills. At less than 100% in a matchup with CB Tre’Davious White, Parker belongs on fantasy benches this week.
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