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Basic StatsJaylen Waddle's Basic Stats

Jaylen Waddle
ADP: N/A
Bye: 11
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 24.0
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
40 Time: 4.37
Speed Score: 0.00

Jaylen Waddle's Weekly Outlook

Week 14 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.5 68.1 0.4 9.2
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
5 64.3 0.4 8.6

Jaylen Waddle's 2022 Projections & Outlook

Scoring

#14 Wide Receiver

165.4 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 87.3 1147 7.9 2.9 0.9

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Basic StatsJaylen Waddle's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Waddle took full advantage of increased opportunities as a rookie. Will Fuller barely played (65 season-long snaps). DeVante Parker missed 7 games.
  • The ‘Bama product posted 104-1,015-6 on a 23.3% target share. His 104 catches set a new rookie record, breaking Anquan Boldin’s mark of 101.
  • Waddle ranked as the WR12 in PPR points. He finished as a top-12 WR in 4 separate weeks, highlighted by a huge Week 12 vs. Carolina (9-137-1).
  • He missed only 1 game (COVID list). Recall that Waddle suffered a broken ankle during his final college season.
  • Waddle was mostly used as a short-range target. His aDOT was a TE-like 7.0 yards. That helps explain a high catch rate (75.4%) and low yards per catch (9.8).
  • Among 69 WRs with 10+ deep (20+ yard) targets, Waddle ranked T-67th in deep target percentage (8.7%).
  • Tua Tagovailoa returns for his 3rd season — 2nd as the full-time starter. We like the rapport shown between the former college teammates, but Tua’s ability to take a step forward will be necessary to sustain Waddle’s fantasy value.
  • Miami added WRs Tyreek Hill and Cedrick Wilson and receiving RB Chase Edmonds over the offseason. They retained TE Mike Gesicki.
  • HC Mike McDaniel and OC Frank Smith arrived over the winter. A Kyle Shanahan understudy, McDaniel’s offense figures to promote balance while allowing for ample catch-and-run opportunities for Waddle. Don’t rule out the possibility of him seeing a small rushing role, too.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

To be blunt: A loaded supporting cast will lead to a decline in Waddle’s targets. After all, just about everything broke right for Waddle en route to a record setting, 142-target season.

That doesn’t mean we should burry Waddle, of course. His rookie season showed his special ability with the ball in his hands. And while increased target competition is a reality, Miami should roll out a more efficient offense under HC Mike McDaniel.

Ultimately, Waddle projects for ~125 targets and WR2 value.

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Jaylen Waddle, WR MIA

21 hours ago

Waddle limited Wednesday

Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle (fibula) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He returned to last week's game after hurting his leg but was noticeably hobbled. We'll see what he does in practice the next 2 days, ahead of Sunday night's game vs. the Chargers.

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Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle is questionable to return to Sunday's game vs. the 49ers with a leg injury. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Waddle returned for the start of the 2nd half.

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Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill finished Week 12 with 6 grabs for 85 yards. Jaylen Waddle led the team in targets, but the margin was slim (10 vs. 9 for Hill). Both guys took advantage of a Texans secondary minus top CB Derek Stingley. Hill did miss some time with cramping, but fantasy owners should be pleased with the result nevertheless. He’s now up to 87-1,233-4 in 11 games. Next up is a road matchup at San Francisco.

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Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill led the team with a 26.6% target share in Week 9. As a result, he posted another monster fantasy line: 7 catches, 143 yards and 1 score. Hill continues to create separation with ease. And it’s hard to see a dud creeping up here, as a hyper-accurate Tua Tagovailoa continuously feeds his playmakers. Jaylen Waddle contributed 5-85-1, giving him 85+ yards in 4 straight. Both guys are top-5 PPR WRs entering a Week 10 date with Cleveland.

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Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa returned Sunday night for his 1st game action since the scary concussion at Cincinnati in Week 4. He completed 21 of 35 passes in the win over the Steelers for 261 yards and 1 TD. Tagovailoa took nary a sack, avoided turnovers and even ran for 15 yards on 4 rushes. WR Tyreek Hill led the offense with 13 targets and 7 catches (for 72 yards), while WR Jaylen Waddle paced the group with 88 yards (on 5 targets, 4 receptions). TE Mike Gesicki drew 7 targets for the 2nd straight game but managed just 3 catches for 27 yards. The whole group gets a high-ceiling matchup at Detroit in Week 8, with solid-to-good spots the next 2 weeks as well vs. Chicago and Cleveland.

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Jaylen Waddle, WR MIA
Dynasty MVP 165.2
Position Rank #4 WR
3yr Projection
5yr Projection
10yr Projection
529
904
1,385
Dynasty Write-up
Miami's top pick set an NFL record for rookie-year receptions, beating Anquan Boldin's mark by 3 catches despite seeing 25 fewer targets. Waddle has the speed to go from short-range operator to whole-field threat going forward. After all, he averaged 18.9 yards per catch or his Alabama career. Of course, his biggest challenge will be maintaining target share in an offense that has added Tyreek Hill. There's room for both to deliver value, but Hill's arrival likely caps Waddle's upside in the short term.

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