Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills. HC Brian Flores labeled him a game-time decision. Between the hammy and a matchup with CB Tre’Davious White, Parker belongs on fantasy benches this week.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker put in a limited practice Wednesday after injuring a hamstring in the loss at New England. That he was participating at all is an encouraging sign for his chances of playing against the Bills on Sunday. We'll track his status throughout the week.

The Lions have placed CB Justin Coleman on IR for the hamstring injury that knocked him out of Sunday's loss to the Bears. That means Coleman won't play again until at least Week 6, because Detroit has its bye in Week 5. Detroit was already without 1st-round rookie CB Jeff Okudah for the Chicago game. We'll see about his status for Week 2. The banged-up secondary means a nice Week 2 matchup for Aaron Rodgers, coming off his huge passing day at Minnesota.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday's game at New England with a hamstring injury. The team has dubbed him questionable to return.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Preston Williams (knee) are not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. Both guys were full participants in Friday’s practice. Still, HC Brian Flores hinted earlier this week that guys dealing with even minor injuries might be limited in the opener. That — plus a tough matchup vs. the Patriots — makes Parker a WR3 and Williams a guy we’d rather not use in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Preston Williams (knee) were limited in Wednesday's practice. Both guys are expected to play in this weekend's opener vs. the Patriots, but HC Brian Flores hinted this morning that they could have their snaps limited. Williams isn't a recommended Week 1 starter, while Parker should be considered a WR3 against Stephon Gilmore and a tough New England pass defense.

The Raiders have traded Lynn Bowden and a 6th-round pick to the Dolphins for a 4th-rounder. The move points to a disappointing camp from Bowden, who joined the Raiders in the 3rd round of this year's draft. Barry Jackson says Miami sees upside to Bowden as a WR, rather than the RB role Vegas drafted him to play. This development chips away at even the long-term fantasy outlook for Bowden. It helps the 2020 outlook for Jalen Richard, however, and could point to more receiving work for Raiders RB Josh Jacobs.

Texans QB Deshaun Watson expects WR Will Fuller to "ball out" this season. "Will's going to be one of the best receivers in the league," Watson said. "He came back a lot stronger, a lot faster. Will's really good, very confident in himself and what he did over the offseason. I'm very confident in what he can do. We all are as an organization and as a team." Fuller says he's 100% recovered from January sports hernia surgery and spent the offseason working on "mechanical things" to help prevent injuries going forward. Any durability risk is more than baked into his WR34 ADP. Fuller should smash that price tag when he's on the field this year.

Dolphins WR Albert Wilson has opted out of the 2020 season. He joins WR Allen Hurns on the sidelines, leaving Miami thin behind WRs DeVante Parker and Preston Williams. Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford, Mack Hollins and Gary Jennings are next up on the depth chart. We'll see if Miami adds someone else to the mix.

Dolphins WR Allen Hurns has opted out of the 2020 season. He was set to play a depth role for the Fins. Miami is now down to Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford and Mack Hollins behind DeVante Parker and Preston Williams on the depth chart. Those names are worth remembering in OC Chan Gailey's WR-friendly offense.

Dolphins WR Preston Williams (knee) has been "cleared for football activity," HC Brian Flores said Monday. That's a pleasant surprise after Williams tore his ACL on November 3. He's been running and rehabbing, per Flores, and is now focusing on learning new OC Chan Gailey's offense. Williams tallied a 32-428-3 line on 60 targets in 8 games last year, ranking 36th among WRs in PPR points over that span. Miami made no significant WR additions this offseason, so Williams should open the campaign in 2-WR sets alongside DeVante Parker.

Dolphins HC Brian Flores said Wednesday that QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) won't be limited for the start of training camp. Tagovailoa declared himself "ready to go" last week -- but it's still encouraging that the team agrees. Flores also refused to name a starting QB on Wednesday, declaring it an open competition between the rookie and veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Dolphins acquired TE Adam Shaheen from the Bears in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick. The 45th overall pick of the 2017 draft was a colossal bust in Chicago, mustering just 26 catches over the past 3 seasons. We'll see if he can revive his career in Miami. Shaheen is still just 26 and goes 6'7, 278 pounds with 68th percentile athleticism.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa declared himself "ready to go" for the start of training camp next week. He spent the offseason rehabbing a serious right hip injury suffered in mid-November. We'll see exactly how much he's able to do when the Fins get on the field. We'd still consider veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick the favorite to be under center come Week 1 -- but Tua figures to take over at some point this season.

Texans WR Will Fuller is making "steady progress" from his January sports hernia surgery, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson. Fuller has resumed running and should be a full-go when training camp opens. He's missed 22 games through 4 NFL seasons but has been a difference-maker when healthy. 2020 is a contract year for Fuller.

Dolphins WR Preston Williams (knee) is "on schedule" for Week 1, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. Williams is rehabbing his November torn ACL. He was enjoying an excellent rookie campaign before going down, compiling a 32-428-3 line in 8 games. Williams sat 36th among WRs in PPR points at that time. Miami didn't make any significant additions to its WR corps this offseason, which would appear to be a vote of confidence in Williams. If healthy, he should open the 2020 campaign as a starter alongside DeVante Parker.

The Raiders selected Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden in the 3rd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Bowden was asked to move to QB for the final 8 games of this past season, ultimately earning the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most outstanding all-purpose player. He finished the year with 403 passing yards, 1,468 rushing yards and 348 receiving yards. Bowden spent his first 2 years on campus at WR, tallying 17 catches for 210 yards as a freshman and then leading the team with 67 catches, 745 yards and 5 TDs as a sophomore. He also averaged 22.9 yards per kick return and 22.1 yards per punt return with 2 TDs over the past 3 years. A hamstring injury prevented Bowden from working out at the Combine. The Raiders interestingly announced him as a RB when they picked him. We’ll keep a close eye on how they plan to deploy Bowden.

The Dolphins selected Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa with the 5th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. We can’t talk Tua without running through the injury history: a sprained right knee in 2018, a left high-ankle sprain in 2018 that required surgery, a left high-ankle sprain in 2019 that required surgery and the dislocated right hip that ended his college career in November. Insider Michael Lombardi also reported earlier this month that Tagovailoa has broken his left (throwing) wrist twice. Slightly undersized at 6’0 and 217 pounds, his short- and long-term durability is a real concern. When healthy, though, Tagovailoa is 1 of the best pure passers we’ve seen come into the league in recent memory. He took over as the Tide’s starter as a sophomore in 2018 and set school records with 3,966 yards and 43 TDs. He tossed just 6 INTs and registered a 69% completion rate and 11.2 yards per attempt. Tagovailoa was even more efficient this past year, posting a 71% completion rate and 11.3 yards per attempt. We’ll see if he’s healthy enough to get under center for the season opener — or if Miami decides to redshirt him and let QB Ryan Fitzpatrick play out the year. The Dolphins have 4 more 1st-round picks and 4 2nd-round picks between this year and next to build around Tua.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Dolphins have agreed to a "massive deal" with free-agent CB Byron Jones. The former Cowboy is regarded as 1 of the league's top cover men, but that hasn't translated to much fantasy production the past couple of years. We'll see if that changes in a new defense.

The Dolphins are comfortable with their current WR corps heading into the 2020 campaign, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. DeVante Parker and Preston Williams were both big surprises this past year. Parker broke out for a 72-1,202-9 line and signed a big 4-year extension in December. Williams was pacing toward an 856-yard, 6-TD rookie season before tearing his ACL in November. He's tentatively expected to be ready for Week 1. Parker and Williams figure to open 2020 as Miami's top 2 WRs, with Allen Hurns, Albert Wilson, Jakeem Grant and Isaiah Ford providing depth.

 
 
 

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