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Tua Tagovailoa - Injury History

Basic StatsTua Tagovailoa's Basic Stats

Tua Tagovailoa
ADP: N/A
Bye: 11
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24.7
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 217
40 Time: 4.79

Injury PredictorTua Tagovailoa's Injury Guide

Very High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

73%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

7.4%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

2.20

Durability

2

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 16, 2019 Non-NFL Inguinal Hip Strain Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated right hip in the second quarter vs. Mississippi State and underwent successful surgery. He missed the rest of the season.
Mar 20, 2018 Non-NFL Hand Finger Fracture Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his left throwing hand when he hit his hand on a lineman’s helmet. He underwent surgery
Oct 13, 2018 Non-NFL Knee Patella Sprain Tagovailoa tweaked his knee after sliding on a play in the third quarter during the Missouri game on Oct. 13. He was available for the next game
Nov 10, 2018 Non-NFL Leg Quad Strain Tagovailoa suffered a quad injury late in the third quarter during the game against Mississippi State. He was available for the next game vs. the Citadel
Dec 1, 2018 Non-NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Tagovailoa suffered a left ankle injury against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game vs. Georgia. He underwent surgery to repair his ankle.
Oct 19, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Tagovailoa injured his right ankle during Alabama's win over Tennessee. He underwent a successful tight-rope procedure and missed one game
Nov 25, 2020 NFL Hand Thumb Sprain Tagovailoa missed the Week 12 game against the Jets as he suffered a thumb injury in practice.
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Tagovailoa suffered fractured ribs during the Week 2 game against the Bills. He was placed on IR and missed three games
Nov 3, 2021 NFL Hand Finger Fracture Tagovailoa missed the Week 9 game due to a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand.
Sep 29, 2022 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3 Tua was stretchered off in a Week 4 loss to the Bengals.

Basic StatsTua Tagovailoa's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Tua ranked as the QB25 in fantasy PPG last year.
  • He was fairly efficient (67.8%) but his YPA (6.8), TD rate (4.1%) and QBR (49.7) provide a snapshot of his underwhelming 2nd season.
  • He finished as a QB1 in only 3 of 12 starts. He missed time with a rib injury and a fractured finger.
  • Tua had just 2.5 seconds to throw on average, one of the lowest marks league-wide. A quick-strike offense played a role, but Miami’s O-line was a clear weakness.
  • Miami lacked a reliable running game to keep defenses honest.
  • A busy offseason changes all of that (and more). Miami’s added rushing/receiving talent in Tyreek Hill, Cedrick Wilson and Chase Edmonds -- plus O-line help with LT Terron Armstead and OG Connor Williams.
  • HC Mike McDaniel arrived following the departure of Brian Flores.
  • A Mike Shanahan disciple, McDaniel is expected to roll out a version of the West Coast offense heavy on play-action passing. He’s a first-time play-caller, so we don’t have past data to dissect.
  • Frank Smith joined the staff as OC. Formerly of the Chargers, 2022 marks the first time Smith has held the OC role in the NFL. McDaniel is expected to call plays.
  • The staff projects as a huge upgrade for Tua, who’s lacked coordinator stability (and creativity) as a pro.
  • 2022 shapes up as a make-or-break year for Tua. With Miami holding two 1st round picks next year, they could easily find his replacement in the 2023 draft if he underwhelms again.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Considering what little Tua’s done to this point, you might think he’s an easy avoid in 2022 drafts.

After all, the QB position is rich with fantasy options.

We simply can’t discount the upside to a healthy Tua — only in year 3 — with this stacked Miami supporting cast. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle give him elite run-after-catch ability, so an iffy deep ball is less of a concern. Mike Gesicki and Cedrick Wilson supply some red zone size.

Mix in a breath of fresh air with new HC Mike McDaniel, and it’s easy to see Tua joining the spot-start QB1 mix this fall.

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Tua Tagovailoa, QB MIA

8:19pm EDT 10/19/22

Tua Tagovailoa ready for Week 7

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is not listed on the Week 7 injury report. It's confirmation that he's cleared concussion protocol and will start Sunday night's game vs. the Steelers. Tua hasn't made it through a game healthy since Week 2 but opened the season with QB22 and QB2 finishes.

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Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel said Monday that QB Tua Tagovailoa will work as the starter in practice this week and is expected to be ready for Sunday night's game against the Steelers, according to NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe. Tagovailoa, of course, last played in the Thursday night loss to Cincinnati in Week 4. We'll watch his status this week, but expect the Miami QB to be a viable starting option for fantasy football lineups in Week 7.

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa cleared concussion protocol on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Tagovailoa will be held out of Sunday's game vs. the Vikings but is expected to return for Week 7.

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Dolphins QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion, pectoral) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings. He got in a full practice on Friday, so it looks like he'll be available to back up QB Skylar Thompson, who will draw the start. QB Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out. He was listed as a full participant on Friday, so it looks like he has a chance to return for Week 7.

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa is set to return to the field and throw on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol and is "highly unlikely" to play vs. the Vikings on Sunday, per Rapoport. But Tua has reportedly made good progress over the past few days, so a Week 7 return seems feasible. Teddy Bridgewater or Skylar Thompson will start at QB for Miami this weekend.

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