The Dolphins spent the 13th pick of the NFL Draft on DT Christian Wilkins. The Clemson product tallied 13, 9 and 14 tackles for loss over 3 full starting seasons. Wilkins played multiple spots across the line and added 15 pass deflections. He should compete for a starting job right away in Miami. We'll see about the stat production for IDP owners. Wilkins looks like a later-round option in dynasty-league rookie drafts with DT slots.
Dolphins S Reshad Jones left Sunday's loss to the Bills early with a leg injury and didn't appear to return. Jones did, at least, supply a pick-6 for IDP owners before leaving.
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso and DE Robert Quinn were ejected in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bills for fighting (along with Buffalo RT Jordan Mills).
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (ankle, hamstring) is active for today's game against the Bills. He's expected to play after sitting out a week ago despite being active then. Alonso will be risky but also in play for IDP usage. CB Xavien Howard (knee) and S T.J. McDonald (ankle) are inactive.
Dolphins S T.J. McDonald (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills. It'll be the 2nd straight game he has missed. LB Kiko Alonso (knee, hamstring) is questionable for the 2nd straight week. Alonso was active last week but didn't play a snap. It sounds like Alonso will actually play this time around. HC Adam Gase told the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Friday: “He looks a lot better this week. It’s probably good that we didn’t play him [last week] because it could have gotten worse. He could have pulled it. He looks night and day from what I saw Sunday.” The hamstring appears to be the bigger issue. If active, Alonso will be usable this week. But he'll also carry elevated risk. Lead Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (knee) is also questionable after missing the past 3 weeks. He's not an IDP factor, and his status shouldn't matter for any particular Bills WR option.
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso (knee, ankle) is active for today's game against the Jaguars after arriving "questionable." He's fine for normal IDP usage in a strong scoring matchup. S T.J. McDonald is inactive, as expected. His ankle injury had him doubtful.
Dolphins LB Kiko Alonso is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars because of knee and ankle issues that limited his practice participation all week. Alonso did, at least, take part every day and played 100% of the snaps in last week's loss to the Vikings. We're betting he'll be active for his high-ceiling fantasy matchup with Jacksonville.
Dolphins S T.J. McDonald is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars because of an ankle injury. He played through it last week after limited practices and a "questionable" tag, missing just 3 snaps of the lopsided loss to the Vikings. But the issue evidently got worse. McDonald missed practice every day this week. CB Xavien Howard (knee) is questionable for the game after managing limited practices all week. He sat out the past 2 games. Howard would be a low-floor IDP against the Jags if active.
Dolphins S T.J. McDonald (ankle) is active for today's game against the Vikings. He's fine for normal IDP usage and sits near the top of our DB rankings for the upside matchup at Minnesota.
Dolphins S T.J. McDonald (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game at the Vikings after being limited in practice all week. McDonald didn't miss a single snap of last week's win over the Patriots, though. We'd bet on him being active this week as well but will check on his status Sunday morning.
Dolphins lead CB Xavien Howard will likely miss Sunday's game against the Patriots because of a knee injury, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe. HC Adam Gase deemed Howard "week to week" in a Wednesday press conference, which generally indicates a player isn't expected to be ready for the coming game. That's bad news for the Miami pass D but good news for owners of Patriots WR Josh Gordon. We'll keep an eye on Howard's status heading into the weekend -- and then beyond.
Dolphins S Reshad Jones pulled himself from Sunday's win over the Jets in the 1st quarter, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe. The team said Jones' departure was not injury related, and HC Adam Gase said afterward that he'd have to look into the situation more. Personal differences in Miami have already led to RB Jay Ajayi's midseason trade to Philadelphia last year and DT Jordan Phillips' release earlier this season. This situation will be worth watching, with a guy capable of scoring among fantasy's top DBs.
Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (knee surgery), CB Bobby McCain (knee) and S T.J. McDonald (knee) are active for today's game against the Lions. Wake returns after having a knee scoped and could see his playing time limited. McCain returns after missing the past 2 games. He defensed passes in each of his 1st 4 appearances this season. McDonald has played through previous "questionable" designations with this ailment. We wouldn't chase after any of the 3 in IDP lineups, but their presences help a team defense with some upside this week -- especially at cheap DFS salaries.
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