Shark Bites

The Dolphins have named Brian Flores their HC. Like Zac Taylor in Cincinnati, this deal has been done for a while. Flores has been with New England since 2004, working his way up from scout to special teams assistant to safeties and LBs coach. Although never officially named defensive coordinator, Flores called plays on that side of the ball this past season. We'll see who Flores tabs to run the offense.

Dolphins WR Albert Wilson doesn't need surgery on the hip injury that ended his 2018 season, according the Miami Herald, and is expected to be ready for the start of the offseason program in April. It's good news for a guy who flashed big-play ability in his 7 games last year, averaging 15.0 yards and scoring 4 times on 26 catches. He's a nice late-round target in early best-ball drafts.

The Dolphins have fired HC Adam Gase, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Gase led Miami to a 10-6 record and a playoff appearance in his 1st season. But the Fins went 6-10 and 7-9 the past 2 years. Gase still has a strong reputation around the league and could land another HC gig. We've heard that the Packers have interest.

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 RB Frank Gore is expected to miss the final 2 games of the season with his sprained foot, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. They'll be Gore's 1st missed games since 2010. With Gore sidelined for most of yesterday's loss to the Vikings, Kenyan Drake out-snapped Kalen Ballage 28 to 26. But Ballage carried 12 times and saw 1 target, while Drake finished with 1 carry and 3 targets. This will be a backfield to try to avoid in Week 16 against the Jaguars.

Dolphins RB Frank Gore suffered a sprained foot in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He’ll undergo an MRI tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage. Check back then for an update.

Dolphins RB Frank Gore suffered a left leg injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game in Minnesota. He didn't put any weight on the leg as he was helped off the field and was then carted back to the locker room. We'll update Gore's status when we learn more.

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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 WR Danny Amendola (knee) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He’s a low-end PPR option.

Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. New England has struggled against slot receivers this season, but Amendola would be a risky Week 14 fantasy play at less than 100%.

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 WR Danny Amendola (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo will serve as Miami’s top 3 WRs.

Dolphins WR Danny Amendola (knee) didn’t practice all week and is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Bills. His absence leaves Miami with WRs DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo.

 
 
 

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