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Basic StatsJaylen Waddle's Basic Stats

Jaylen Waddle
ADP: 4.4
Bye: 11
Experience: 1 Yr(s)
Age: 23.6
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
40 Time: 4.37
Speed Score: 0.00

Jaylen Waddle's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#21 Wide Receiver

150 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
4.4 87.3 1047 7 2.6 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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Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle is set to be activated from the COVID list, HC Brian Flores said. So Waddle should get in a full week of practice and play vs. the Saints next Monday night. The rookie averaged 9.2 targets, 7.6 catches and 87.2 yards over his last 5 games.

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Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle has been placed on the COVID list. He's a long shot to be cleared in time to play vs. the Jets on Sunday. His absence would leave WR DeVante Parker and TE Mike Gesicki as the clear top 2 options in Miami's passing game -- assuming they avoid the COVID list. QB Tua Tagovailoa's Week 15 fantasy stock takes a sizable hit without Waddle.

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Dolphins WR Will Fuller (finger) won't play vs. the Ravens on Thursday night, HC Brian Flores said. There's no timetable for Fuller's return. With WR DeVante Parker on IR, WR Jaylen Waddle and TE Mike Gesicki will continue to dominate Dolphins targets.

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Jaylen Waddle, WR MIA
Dynasty MVP 149.9
Position Rank #9 WR
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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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