Shark Bites

The Dolphins have named Chan Gailey their OC. Gailey has been out of the league since 2016 but has 14 years of experience as a HC or OC with 7 different teams. His track record is largely uninspiring, though, with only 4 of those 14 teams finishing top 10 in yards and 4 finishing top 10 in points. Gailey has tended to skew toward the run, landing 11 offenses inside the top half of the league in rushing attempts. We'll keep an eye on his plans for a Dolphins offense that will have a bunch of new pieces in 2020.

The Dolphins have fired OC Chad O'Shea. The move is mildly surprising because it feels like Miami overachieved on offense this season -- although they still ranked just 25th in points, 27th in yards and 29th in yards per play. We'll see who HC Brian Flores and the Fins tab as O'Shea's replacement. This offense figures to have a bunch of new pieces in 2020, alongside building blocks DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.

Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin suffered an ankle injury in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals and had to be carted off the field. That obviously makes him unlikely to play in next week's finale against the Patriots. RB Patrick Laird should be back in the lead role for that one.

The forecast for today's Bengals-Dolphins game calls for sustained winds of 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30. That's enough to impact the passing and kicking games. Check the updated projections for all the guys in this game.

Dolphins LB Raekwon McMillan left Sunday's loss to the Giants early with a hamstring and did not return. He's not enough of a factor to be worth the risk for Week 16, unless you play in an especially deep league.

The forecast for today's Dolphins-Giants game calls for sustained winds of 20 mph with gusts of 25+. That's enough to impact the deep-passing and kicking games. Give slight downgrades to the QBs and Ks in this game. And the downfield prowess of WRs like DeVante Parker and Darius Slayton figures to be compromised.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Giants. He’s a WR2 with upside in this matchup with the league’s 27th-ranked WR defense. WR Albert Wilson (concussion) is also active but would be a desperation fantasy play.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker has been cleared to play in Sunday’s game against the Giants, ESPN reports. Parker left last week’s game early with a concussion but should get back into your fantasy football lineups. WR Albert Wilson has also been cleared to return from his concussion. The returns make WR Isaiah Ford a poor fantasy option this week

The Dolphins and WR DeVante Parker are close to finalizing a 4-year, $40 million extension with "lots of guaranteed money," according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. It's a well-deserved payday for Parker, who's enjoyed the rare 5th-year breakout. He's sitting 22nd among WRs in PPR points through 14 weeks and ranks 23rd among 83 qualifying WRs in Pro Football Focus' receiving grades. Parker turns just 27 in January.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Giants. He put in a full practice on Friday, though, which suggests he's close to getting cleared. We'll get Parker's official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he'll be a high-upside WR2 play. WR Albert Wilson (concussion) is also listed as questionable after a full practice on Friday.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (concussion) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. So he's made some progress through the protocol and at least has a shot to play against the Giants this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another Parker update.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday’s game against the Jets with a possible concussion. His return is questionable. Before departing, Parker caught 2 passes for 28 yards.

UPDATE: Parker was ruled out at halftime.

The Dolphins have placed RB Kalen Ballage (leg) on IR and signed RB Zach Zenner. It ends a laughably bad season for Ballage, who finishes with 1.8 yards per carry and 4.5 yards per catch. Zenner is a plus athlete but has averaged just 3.9 yards per carry over 5 NFL seasons. He joins Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin in Miami's backfield. Avoid the situation in Week 14's matchup vs. the Jets' 10th-ranked RB defense.

Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage suffered a leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Eagles and is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves Miami with RBs Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskins.

Update: Ballage has been ruled out.

Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. He figures to miss multiple weeks. Grant has averaged just 3.3 targets per game this season, but his loss is noteworthy after WR Albert Wilson also went down with an injury last week. No word yet on how much time Wilson will miss. WR DeVante Parker, WR Allen Hurns and TE Mike Gesicki are Miami's top 3 healthy pass-catchers right now.

Dolphins WRs Albert Wilson (ribs) and Jakeem Grant (ankle) both exited Sunday's game against the Browns. Neither has been a fantasy factor this year, but their absences open up a few extra targets for WR DeVante Parker, WR Allen Hurns and TE Mike Gesicki.

The Dolphins have placed S Reshad Jones on IR. Jones returned from a 4-game absence for a cracked rib to play 67% of the snaps in Sunday's loss to the Bills. We haven't seen anything yet about a new injury for Jones, so perhaps the rib remained an issue and the team decided it would rather clear room for younger players the rest of the way. Miami also placed DB Bobby McCain (shoulder) on IR.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones (chest) is active for today's game against the Bills. He missed the past 4 games with a cracked rib but should be back in IDP lineups this week. Miami will not have DE Taco Charlton (elbow) or LB Raekwon McMillan (knee), who are inactive. Sam Eguavoen figures to see more playing time in McMillan's absence but is just a marginal IDP option.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He seems likely to play, though, after putting in full practices the past 2 days. Jones also finally revealed that it was a cracked rib keeping him out of the past 4 games. LB Raekwon McMillan (knee) and DE Taco Charlton (elbow) are also questionable. They put in limited practices all week. We'll check the status on all 3 Sunday morning.

The Dolphins have ruled S Reshad Jones (chest) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. It'll be the 4th straight missed game for Jones.

 
 
 

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