Shark Bites

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.

Dolphins HC Brian Flores announced Monday that WR Preston Williams will miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Jets. No word yet on Williams' exact injury or whether it'll impact his availability for the start of the 2020 campaign. It's the end of a promising rookie season that saw Williams dominate in preseason action and then post a 32-428-3 line in 8 regular season games. He leaves behind 7.5 targets per game. Allen Hurns is the best bet to step into Williams' spot but isn't worth rostering in fantasy right now. WR DeVante Parker and TE Mike Gesicki should get volume boosts with Williams out.

Update: ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports that it's an ACL tear for Williams. We'll see if he can get back to full strength for the start of next season.

Dolphins WR Preston Williams suffered a knee injury late in Sunday's win over the Jets and was carted back to the locker room. It was a tough end to a big day that saw Williams haul in 5 balls for 72 yards and 2 scores. We'll look for an update on Williams' injury.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones (chest) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jets. Jones missed the past 2 games with the injury. He did return to limited practices on Thursday and Friday and seems to be trending toward a Week 10 return.

Dolphins lead CB Xavien Howard is active for tonight's game against the Steelers. Howard missed the past 2 games with a knee injury but returns to likely see a lot of JuJu Smith-Schuster in coverage. Howard remained limited in practice all week.

The Dolphins have ruled S Reshad Jones (chest) out for the 2nd straight game. He has yet to return to practice since leaving the Week 6 contest early.

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The Dolphins have ruled S Reshad Jones out for Sunday's game at Buffalo with a chest injury.

Dolphins S Reshad Jones missed practice Wednesday because of what the team called a chest injury. That might explain why Jones' playing time fell to 75% in Sunday's loss to Washington. We'll see about his participation and status the rest of the week, leading up to Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will start this weekend's game against the Bills, HC Brian Flores announced Wednesday. Why? Couldn't tell ya. Fitzpatrick isn't an option in any fantasy league in an impossible spot in Buffalo vs. the league's 4th-ranked QB defense.

 
 
 

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