Shark Bites

The Dolphins have fired OC Chan Gailey, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 69-year-old Gailey was always a puzzling hire and ends up lasting just 1 season in Miami. We'll see who the Fins tab as his replacement, but it's less than ideal that QB Tua Tagovailoa will have another new offense to learn.

Update: ESPN has removed their report that Gailey has been fired. He remains with the team for now. We'll see where this goes.

Update: Gailey has decided to resign, so Miami will be looking for a new OC after all.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Bills. It’ll be his 1st action since Week 14. WR Jakeem Grant (ankle) is inactive, leaving Mack Hollins and Lynn Bowden as Miami’s #2 and #3 WRs.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (ankle) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Bills. Parker has seemingly been close to playing the past 2 weeks and got in 3 limited practices this week. Expect him to play on Sunday, although it looks like he's still not at 100%. Grant reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain last week, so he'll be at far less than 100% if he suits up.

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick tested positive for COVID and is out for Sunday's game vs. the Bills. Miami had already named QB Tua Tagovailoa the starter for that one, but this eliminates the possibility of Fitzpatrick entering if the rookie struggles.

Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant suffered a high-ankle sprain in Saturday's win over the Raiders and won't play in this weekend's game vs. the Bills, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Grant also figures to miss the Wild Card Round if Miami makes it. We'll see if DeVante Parker can make it back from his hamstring injury for Week 17.

Dolphins HC Brian Flores said after Saturday night's win that QB Tua Tagovailoa will start next weekend's finale vs. the Bills. The rookie struggled for over 3 quarters vs. the Raiders before giving way to QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who chucked for 182 yards and a score in the comeback. Miami's offense has been better with Fitzpatrick all season, but Flores is staying committed to Tagovailoa. He obviously can't be trusted in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) is active for tonight's game vs. the Raiders. There's a chance he's limited in his 1st game back from that dislocated shoulder, making him a risky fantasy option.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Raiders. It's a surprise after he was seemingly trending toward playing. WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is active tonight and joins Lynn Bowden and Mack Hollins as Miami's top 3 WRs.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker and Jakeem Grant are listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. Grant shouldn't be in your fantasy plans at less than 100%. Parker will be a risk/reward option if he ends up active. We'll find out around 6:45 pm ET on Saturday.

Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. He'll be a risk/reward TE1 if active. We'll get his official status around 6:45 pm ET on Saturday.

Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin has been activated from the COVID list and practiced on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. A healthy Gaskin has been Miami's lead back, averaging 17.5 carries and 4.3 targets over his last 6 games. We're expecting him to return to a similar role, despite RB Salvon Ahmed's solid Week 15 outing.

Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice. There was a report this past Sunday morning that Gesicki was on track to play vs. New England. He ended up inactive but must have been close to playing. We're tentatively expecting him to give it a go against the Raiders on Saturday night.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) were limited in Wednesday's practice. Parker was seemingly close to playing vs. New England last week, so we're expecting him to suit up for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. Grant's status is less clear.

Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy (hip) and LB Jerome Baker (knee) are active for today's game against the Patriots. Each is in play for IDP use.

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Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He joins DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird in the backfield. Ahmed operated as Miami's lead back in Weeks 10 and 11 and might return to that role today. But it’s unclear exactly how touches will be distributed here.

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Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) is inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. Adam Shaheen and Durham Smythe will share TEs duties. Neither is a bankable fantasy play, especially vs. the league’s 2nd-ranked TE defense.

Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are inactive for today’s game against the Patriots. That leaves Lynn Bowden, Mack Hollins, Antonio Callaway, Isaiah Ford and Malcolm Perry as Miami’s WRs. Bowden has some WR4 appeal after a strong showing last week.

Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki (shoulder) has a "real chance" to play vs. the Patriots today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gesicki will workout before the game to determine whether he can give it a go. He'll obviously carry elevated risk in fantasy lineups if active. We'll get his game status around 11:30 am ET.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (hamstring) is "hopeful" to play against the Patriots today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It sounds like a decision on his status might not come until pregame warmups. If Parker does end up active, he'll be playing at less than 100%. That, plus a tough matchup, makes him a shaky fantasy option. WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is not expected to play, according to Rapoport.

Dolphins LB Kyle Van Noy (hip) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He missed last week's game with the same injury. Van Noy progressed to 3 limited practices this week after getting on the field just once last week, so he's clearly at least closer to being ready. We'll check his status Sunday morning. LB Elandon Roberts (chest) is also questionable after missing last week's game. He looks unlikely to play. The absence of either would raise the IDP floor for Miami LB Jerome Baker.

 
 
 

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