Julius Thomas - TEPosted 4/22/17 10:55am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas told the Florida Times-Union recently this spring 'is probably the best I?ve ever felt' and that head coach Adam Gase's offense 'feels a lot like home'.
Huddle Up: Gase was the offensive coordinator in Denver when Thomas posted back-to-back seasons of 12 receiving touchdowns, so the 28-year-old tight end certainly has reason to be optimistic if he is as healthy as he says he is. With Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills taking defensive attention away from him at receiver, Thomas could be poised for a nice rebound in 2017.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 4/17/17 8:05am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry reported to voluntary workouts Monday, April 17.
Huddle Up: Landry is hoping to get a new contract and doesn't appear to be playing hardball. His numbers have been good, but he has yet to take that next step to WR1 status. He's a very good WR2, but he averages just over four touchdowns per season.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 4/3/17 7:54pm ET
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said TE Julius Thomas is 'going to make a little bit of a difference for us.' Gase also said he has a 'good idea' of what the club wants to do on offense with him.
Huddle Up: When Gase and Thomas were together in Denver, the latter was arguably the most productive tight end in all of football, accumulating a whopping 24 touchdowns in 27 games as a starter. By comparison, Thomas didn't even score ten times combined over his two years with the Jaguars, but injuries played a role in that as well. The 28-year-old will have great potential as a sleeper in Miami.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 3/25/17 8:00pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas restructured his deal, turning his contract into a two-year deal worth $12.2 million with $7.5 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: There are a lot of mouths to feed in Miami's passing attack, and even if he can stay healthy, Thomas will have a tough time being more than a TE2 in 2017.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 3/14/17 9:47am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas is finally healthy after battling back, finger and ankle injuries. 'I don't really have any handicaps, anything that will hold me back,' Thomas said. '... I feel really good. I know that I'll be able to play at the highest level I've played in my career.'
Huddle Up: Reunited with Adam Gase, Thomas hopes to regain some of his glory from the 2013 and '14 seasons in which he scored a total of 24 times. He is too risky for TE1 status, but there is weekly flex consideration and daily gaming worth here. Thomas has to compete with three viable receivers for touches in an offense that figures to run the ball as much as possible to shield Ryan Tannehill.
Dion Sims - TEPosted 3/9/17 6:09pm ET
Free-agent TE Dion Sims (Dolphins) has agreed to a three-year, $18-million deal with the Chicago Bears, according to sources. The deal includes $10 million in guarantees.
Huddle Up: The size of the contract suggests Sims will have some type of role in the passing game, but he is still figures to be a low-end TE2.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 3/8/17 6:01am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is not on the trade block, but the team has received calls about him.
Huddle Up: Landry is dirt cheap ($1.1 million) in the final year of his contract. He has averaged 96 catches for 1,017 yards in his three years. That makes you think WR1, right? The problem is he only has 13 touchdowns in those three years. He's knocking on the door, but there could be eight or 10 better options than him at the position.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 3/8/17 12:50pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills has received an offer from the Dolphins worth around $8 million per season.
Huddle Up: Stills probably will test the free-agent market to see if he can receive a better offer from a team. He recorded 726 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016 and should have a solid role in a team's offense next season. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues depending on the team.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 3/8/17 5:07pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills has agreed to terms with the Dolphins Wednesday, March 8, according to sources. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Stills was a solid part of the Dolphins' passing game this past season and should have a similar role in 2017. He is coming off a nine-touchdown season in 2016 and will continue to be a deep threat for Miami. Owners in most fantasy leagues should consider Stills a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 3/4/17 10:38am ET
Impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills (Dolphins) may command $10 to $12 million per season in free agency, making it unlikely he will re-sign with the Miami Dolphins.
Huddle Up: Despite leaving Miami in touchdown catches last season with nine, Stills isn't going to overtake Jarvis Landry as the top receiver. The Dolphins also probably want to give former first-rounder DeVante Parker every chance to succeed, so breaking the bank for Stills doesn't make a ton of sense. At the moment, the Philadelphia Eagles and Tennessee Titans would seem to be his most likely landing spots.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 3/4/17 8:26pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill can still move outside the pocket, but he will be more of a pocket passer going forward.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has rushed for just six touchdowns in five years, so staying in the pocket more doesn't really change his fantasy value. He remains a QB2 heading into 2017.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 3/2/17 4:38pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi could be looking at an even bigger workload in 2017, according to head coach Adam Gase, who said 'we do need more snaps on offense, which would entail him getting more carries.' Gase also added that 'hopefully we can go even further in the passing game. (Ajayi) did a good job improving in that area. Hopefully we can take an even bigger step.'
Huddle Up: After posting a true breakout season in which he rushed for 1,272 yards on 260 carries (4.9 yards per attempt) and eight touchdowns, Ajayi is already in position to be drafted in the first round of most fantasy leagues. As for his work in the passing game, he did record 27 receptions for 151 yards, so if he's able to add more production there, that would just be gravy. Ajayi will surely continue to be a popular name in 2017 no matter what.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 3/2/17 9:35pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker needs to show more consistency and maturity, according to head coach Adam Gase. 'He's just got to understand everything he does is important,' Gase said. 'It's a trust level with everyone in the building.'
Huddle Up: Parker has all the talent in the world, but injuries and bad habits have stunted his development. If Kenny Stills doesn't return, Parker could be in line for a big year, but he will be a high-risk, high-reward option on draft day.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 2/23/17 10:25am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will be able to participate in all of the Dolphins' offseason activities. He will not undergo reconstructive surgery on his severely sprained knee. Weeks ago, Tannehill passed a battery of tests that determined the functionality and stability of his knees. Furthermore, Tannehill will not be more susceptible to future anterior cruciate ligament injuries in his left knee. Tannehill's rigorous rehabilitation program, including adult stem cell treatment, brought just as good results as surgery would have, according to team doctors and athletic trainers. Tannehill will play the 2017 season with a brace on the knee.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has plenty of time to get used to his knee and playing with the brace. Don't be surprised if he's held back somewhat in the offseason program, but he'll be good to go for the regular season as of now. Tannehill has yet to reach that 'next level' in his career and remains a backup fantasy quarterback.
Branden Albert - OTPosted 2/19/17 4:20pm ET
Miami Dolphins OT Branden Albert could be traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for TE Julius Thomas, according to league sources, and Albert said he wouldn't 'ruffle feathers' if he was traded.
Huddle Up: Thomas was underutilized in Jacksonville, and he has battled injuries throughout his career. However, he also has a couple of strong years under his belt. He is worth grabbing as a TE2 in 2017 in case he returns to form.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 2/15/17 8:13pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills is a possible replacement for Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson, according to The Washington Post's Mark Bullock.
Huddle Up: Stills is a deep threat in the same vein as D-Jax. At just 24, though, he is entering the prime of his career and has a chance to become a more reliable contributor after his big-play 2016 showing. We have seen flashes from Stills in New Orleans and Miami, but he was a supporting cast member rather than the focal point. While much remains unsettled, his base value is in the low-end WR3 to No. 4 conversation, with an upside of a midrange WR2.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 2/4/17 3:52pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) has reportedly considered stem cell and platelet rich plasma injections on his injured ACL, but a source close to Tannehill though the Miami Herald this week the quarterback's knee is stable.
Huddle Up: Although it is only February, Tannehill's ACL better be stable, as a surgery to repair a torn ACL usually take at least nine months to rehab, which would mean his best-case scenario would be a November return if he needs the surgery. At the moment, however, there's no reason to believe that is the case. Tannehill should return to being a serviceable fantasy QB2 if he returns without incident in 2017.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 2/4/17 7:38pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said the 2016 season can be a 'baseline' for his career, and his goal is to have multiple consistent years while increasing his production.
Huddle Up: Ajayi looks locked into the lead role in Miami's backfield, and his job security makes him a low-end RB1 heading into 2017.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 2/2/17 5:52am ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills will be pursued by the Philadelphia Eagles if he becomes a free agent, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Stills had a 42-726-9 line in what was a really good season. Entering his fifth year, he's just going to be 25 years old, and there could be more in the tank. He's more valuable in non-PPR leagues because he has averaged just 41 catches in four years, and he's on the WR3/WR4 apex in most formats.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 1/30/17 5:47am ET
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will not require surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament, according to sources. Tannehill had an MRI Monday, Jan. 30, to confirm the prognosis.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has been a mediocre quarterback in his five-year career, and he'll be 29 next season. If there were a season for everything to come together, it could be his second season under Adam Gase. He'll be a high-end QB2 in drafts.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 1/28/17 10:44am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi rushed for 420 yards and two touchdowns on 60 carries against the Buffalo Bills this season.
Huddle Up: Ajayi averaged 210 yards and one touchdowns in his two games against the Bills, which helped him be one of the better running backs in the NFL. He will receive most of the work at running back in 2017 and should be considered a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 1/28/17 5:20pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said the offense 'reaped the benefits' of having WR Kenny Stills this season. 'It'd be great for us to have him back,' Ajayi said. 'I know he wants to be back. I know the team wants him back. So whatever we need to do to make that happen, hopefully we do that.'
Huddle Up: Stills was a boom-or-bust play this year, but he showed the ability to make big plays, averaging 17.3 yards per catch and scoring a team-high nine touchdowns. Draft him as a WR4 if he re-signs with Miami.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 1/26/17 7:44am ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Kenny Stills will meet with the team at the Senior Bowl.
Huddle Up: Stills led the team with nine TDs last season to go with 42 catches for 726 yards. Stills had 11 TDs in his previous three years combined, which could mean last season's spike was an aberration. Since his counting stats aren't something to rely on, he'll be safer as a WR4 in fantasy.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 1/25/17 2:08pm ET
Miami Dolphins general manager Mike Tannenbaum said the team still has not decided if QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will need to undergo knee surgery this offseason.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation because Tannehill could miss significant time if he needs major surgery on his knee. The Dolphins probably will make a decision on Tannehill in the near future. He played better as 2016 progressed; think a cheap backup with starting value based on the matchups.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 1/25/17 7:04pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has 'just scratch the surface' of his potential, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: Ajayi went from a player left behind by the team in Week 1 due to the way he reacted to Arian Foster being named the starter to a near-unstoppable force once Foster announced his retirement and the offensive line started getting healthy. Ajayi lasted until the fifth round in the 2015 draft due to concern over his knees and that is an issue Miami coaches and fantasy owners need to keep in mind. For now, he's a solid low-end RB1 in fantasy and one of the few running backs with very good job security.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 1/24/17 7:05am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is entering the final year of his rookie contract in 2017, and he's set to earn $1.1 million.
Huddle Up: Landry posted an image to social media with a caption insinuating he's seeking a new deal. He has had two pretty good seasons in a row in PPR leagues, but four touchdowns in each keep him in the WR2 range in fantasy.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 1/23/17 5:25pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 1,400 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions on the road this season. He threw for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions at home.
Huddle Up: Tannehill showed improvement during the season and was playing well when he suffered his season-ending injury. Tannehill could be asked to throw more in 2017 and should be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback or a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 1/23/17 5:32pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry caught 42 passes for 576 yards and two touchdowns at home this season and caught 52 passes for 560 yards and two touchdowns on the road.
Huddle Up: Landry led the team in targets by a wide margin and was a key part of the passing game this season. He will continue to be one of the main part of the offense in 2017 and can be a low-end No. 2 receiver or a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 1/12/17 5:55pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is an impending free agent, and re-signing him is one of the top priorities for Miami this offseason.
Huddle Up: Stills can be inconsistent, but there is no denying his ability to hit the big play. If he ends up back in Miami, he will be a boom-or-bust WR4 in 2017.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 1/11/17 10:39am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is still 'going through the process' of having his knee evaluated to determine whether surgery is the proper course of action, according to Dolphins head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Tannehill has the weaponry and offensive system in place to a decent fantasy QB2 with a touch of upside in 2017. He has flashed at times in his career, but he is relatively young in terms of his quarterbacking maturation as a former wide receiver. Following a dismal 2016 effort, he will be greatly discounted in drafts.
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