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Jaylen Waddle
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#49 Wide Receiver

116 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 22
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
40 Time: 4.38

Weekly Outlook

3d Projection

High Floor

5

DS Projection

6.6

Consensus

38 other sites
8

High Ceiling

10.2

Rest of
Season

7.5

Week 6 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.4 48 0.3 6.6
Weekly Writeup

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
4.2 55 0.3 7.5
Week 5
Waddle needs a healthy Tua … and fast. Despite a strong matchup vs. Tampa Bay, the Fins’ top pick tallied just 2-31 on 6 targets. And that was despite getting crushed in the 2nd half, ultimately losing 45-17. Waddle did draw a downfield PI call, and he dropped an end zone target that was ultimately called back on a penalty. Waddle also had one easy catch lost to a drop that went for a pick. Still, Jacoby Brissett clearly isn’t taking playing the type of ball necessary to unlock Waddle’s upside. Myles Gaskin led the Fins in targets on Sunday (10), with Mike Gesicki (7) ranking 2nd. The rookie will look to rebound for a Week 6 London game vs. Jacksonville. The matchup is excellent — now we’ll see if Tua’s ribs allow him to return to action.
Week 4
Miami fired off only 39 plays in an ugly loss to Indy. Jacoby Brissett struggled to consistently move the chains and was limited to just 30 attempts despite a pass-favoring game script. So forgive Waddle for a ho hum 3-33 line. His 4 targets ranked behind DeVante Parker (9) and Mike Gesicki (6). When he did catch the ball, Waddle showed off his elite burst. There’s just not much reason for optimism with this offense because of Jacoby Brissett, who’s slated to make 1 more start. Waddle should benefit from another Will Fuller injury, as the former Texan is expected to miss at least Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Week 2
With Will Fuller out again, Waddle saw 8 targets against Buffalo — an 18% team share. The issue was that Tua Tagovailoa suffered a 1st quarter rib injury. Jacoby Brissett, meanwhile, proved to be a clear downgrade. Waddle also dropped a pass, so his 6-48 line could have been even better. We’ll see if Tua returns for Week 3 at Vegas, but that matchup at least looks better on paper. Fuller’s status remains another variable, as there’s no guarantee he’ll return (personal matter) as of mid-week.
Week 1
Waddle was as dynamic as advertised in his pro debut. Per Next Gen Status, he created an elite average of 3.6 yards of separation per route run. He wound up with 4-61-1 on 6 targets, 2nd most on the team behind DeVante Parker (7). Miami schemed up a throw to Waddle in the flat off motion, and his speed helped him cross the goal line near the sideline. Earlier, Waddle went up for a 36-yard deep ball that showed his underrated contested catch ability. Pass volume remains a macro issue for a Dolphins offense that wants to lean run. Will Fuller will also return from suspension in Week 2. Still, Waddle has the talent and rapport with Tua Tagovailoa to supply matchup-based WR3 totals going forward. Next up is a home matchup with a tough Buffalo secondary.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • Waddle, now 22, was a 4-star recruit and a top-10 WR in the 2018 class according to most scouting services.
  • As a freshman, he ranked 2nd on Alabama in receiving yards -- behind only sophomore Jerry Jeudy and ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith.
  • As a sophomore, Waddle ranked 4th behind Jeudy, Smith and Ruggs in catches and receiving yards; 5th in receiving TDs behind those 3 WRs and RB Najee Harris.
  • Waddle posted 25-557-4 in 4 games last year. Compare that to 38-483-4 for DeVonta Smith.
  • In the 5th game of Alabama’s season, Waddle suffered a fractured right ankle. He had surgery and returned to play in the National Championship at far less than full health.
  • Waddle stands almost 5’10 and 180 pounds. He brings Tyreek Hill-like speed and dangerous post-catch ability to Miami as a top-10 pick.
  • Now a Dolphin, Waddle is reunited with his college QB, Tua Tagovailoa. After an iffy rookie year, Tua’s development will be key to maximizing Waddle’s year 1 production.
  • Waddle also joins a deep Miami offense that also includes DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki.
  • Current projections currently have Waddle at 96 targets — a number that might be tough to exceed if his teammates stay healthy. Miami ranked mid-pack in pass rate last year and have a defense that should lead to more balanced game plans.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Waddle brings rare speed to an offense that severely lacked it in 2020. He exits college with nearly 19.0 YPC against strong SEC competition.

He’ll face stiff target competition in Miami, so the immediate returns — specifically early in the season — might be uneven. Still, he’s the type of explosive threat that’ll at least demand attention in best ball formats.

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The Dolphins selected Alabama WR Jaylen Waddle with the 6th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle turned in a super impressive true freshman season back in 2018, hauling in 45 balls for 848 yards and 7 scores on a loaded pass-catching corps. His 848 yards ranked 2nd to only sophomore Jerry Jeudy -- ahead of sophomore Henry Ruggs, sophomore DeVonta Smith and junior Irv Smith. Waddle took a step back as a sophomore, finishing with a 33-560-6 line. But he got off to a monster start this past year, racking up 25 catches for 557 yards and 4 scores over the first 4 games. Waddle actually led DeVonta Smith in yards and matched him in TDs during that span. He went down with a fractured right ankle in game #5, though, and was clearly limited when he returned for the National Championship vs. Ohio State. Waddle is reportedly recovering nicely from that injury and didn’t miss time with any other injuries across his 3 college seasons. The Fins are getting the most explosive WR in this class. Waddle has supersonic speed, routinely blowing by DBs on deep balls and crossers. He also flashes plus contested-catch ability, despite going just 5’9 and 180 pounds. There are shades of Tyreek Hill to his game. No excuses for QB Tua Tagovailoa, who now has former college teammate Waddle plus Will Fuller, DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki.

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