Shark Bites

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 Dolphins have ruled out LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) for today's game against the Jets. DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder) is active but not a strong IDP option.

Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Van Noy missed Wednesday's practice but returned for limited workouts Thursday and Friday. We'll check his status Sunday morning. DE Shaq Lawson (shoulder) is also questionable. He put in limited practices all week.

Dolphins RB Jordan Howard is a healthy scratch for today's game against the 49ers. The free-agent addition averaged .8 yards on 14 attempts over the first 4 weeks. Miami will roll with RBs Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Dolphins have officially named QB Ryan Fitzpatrick the Week 1 starter. Rookie Tua Tagovailoa reportedly showed flashes of what's to come during training camp, but it makes sense to ease him in after the hip injury that ended his college career prematurely. Fitzpatrick posted a big outing at New England late last season, but we'd rather not use him at the Patriots in Week 1 of this year.

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.

The Athletic's Josh Tolentino and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly both said Tuesday that Ryan Fitzpatrick is the clear favorite to open the season as Miami's starting QB. The team is seemingly taking it slow with rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa, who's returning from a serious hip injury. "The former Alabama standout is also typically playing with the second and third team talent," Kelly writes. "Give him some time to get adjusted before you expect him to push for a starting spot." We always expected to see Fitzpatrick under center Week 1 -- but Tua still figures to take over at some point this season.

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.

 
 
 

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