Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/27/14 10:10am ET
Miami Dolphins RBs Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno split first-team snaps in practice the past two days, and head coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday, Aug. 26, that the job is open. However, he was more effusive and expansive discussing Miller than Moreno this week. 'I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here,' Philbin said. 'He's had an excellent offseason and camp. I like everything he's done since April 21.'
Huddle Up: Best bet is that Miami's backfield takes on a committee approach, with Miller running as the lead dog right now. Given that the team will open the season with an entirely new offensive line, it may take a while for either Miller or Moreno to gain much fantasy traction.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/27/14 2:19pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno is expected to have more carries than Lamar Miller, in the opinion of beat reporter Omar Kelly.
Huddle Up: In drafts held since Aug. 15, Miller (31st-highest ADP among RBs) is going two spots higher than Moreno, and that mirrors most fantasy expectations for the two backs as it's looking to be as close to a 50-50 timeshare as any RB situation in the league. Draft accordingly.
Daniel Thomas - RBPosted 8/26/14 2:34pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will make his preseason debut in the final game Thursday, Aug. 28.
Huddle Up: It might be a case of too little, too late for the underwhelming 2011 second-round pick with newcomers Knowshon Moreno and Damien Williams showing well this preseason in back of 2013 starter Lamar Miller.
Damien Williams - RBPosted 8/22/14 2:03pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams has leapfrogged RBs Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee on the depth chart.
Huddle Up: Williams, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma, is reportedly making an impression although you'd never know it by his ugly preseason rushing numbers (17 rushes-22 yards) so far. It likely speaks volumes about Thomas, a 2011 2nd-round pick, Gillislee, a 2013 fifth-rounder, more than anything.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/21/14 10:25am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said Wednesday, Aug. 20, that he feels good. The team wants to see him practice Thursday, Aug. 21, before deciding if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: After struggling with conditioning and injuries through the offseason, Moreno has yet to truly challenge Lamar Miller for touches in the Miami backfield; if he gets on the field in the third preseason game, it could be an opportunity for him to finally do so.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 8/21/14 3:56pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game after missing the first two preseason games because of a knee injury. Clay has participated in practice this week and appeared to be fine.
Huddle Up: Good news for a player who's a sleeper TE1 on more than a few draft boards this month.
Brady Quinn - QBPosted 8/20/14 5:51pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn has thrown four interceptions in the last two and a half practices. Quinn is currently competing for the No. 3 quarterback job.
Huddle Up: New team, same ol' problem for the 2007 first-round pick who's tossed 17 picks (to only 12 TDs) in 24 career NFL games.
Dallas Thomas - OTPosted 8/18/14 9:42am ET
A poor performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has Miami Dolphins OG Dallas Thomas on the hot seat. Thomas let Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy through for a sack and fumble, as well as a hit and tackle for loss on Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill.
Huddle Up: Pushing Thomas for playing time is third-round pick Billy Turner. The Dolphins will be starting an all-new offensive line across the board, at least until Mike Pouncey returns from his hip injury, so finding the right five building blocks will be a process. Once Miami finds a unit that can keep Ryan Tannehill upright and open holes for Lamar Miller, they have the offensive weapons to make noise in Bill Lazor's new scheme.
Matt Moore - QBPosted 8/17/14 2:35pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore was 13-of-19 passing for 158 yards and a touchdown during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, and has 'virtually' locked up the backup quarterback job, according to ESPN.com's James Walker.
Huddle Up: No surprise here as the Dolphins' 2011 starter will be back for his third season as Ryan Tannehill's backup.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 8/17/14 11:35pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) did not play in the second preseason game because of a knee injury, but said he expects to be ready for the start of the regular season. He does not know if he will be able to participate in practice this upcoming week.
Huddle Up: Clay finished as fantasy's seventh-best TE a year ago, but currently owns an ADP of 14th at the position, mainly due to the health uncertainty. If you draft two TEs, he's certainly worth a flier.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 8/14/14 9:23am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry saw first-team snaps in practice Tuesday, Aug. 12, instead of WR Brandon Gibson.
Huddle Up: Landry has been one of the stars of training camp, and while he may not necessarily open the season starting ahead of Gibson he'll definitely be a key member of the Dolphins' receiver rotation. If Miami's line can gel quickly in front of Ryan Tannehill, there's plenty of upside to new OC Bill Lazor's passing game.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 8/14/14 2:22pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) has been unable to practice this week.
Huddle Up: The Fins' top TE reportedly is experiencing issues with a knee he had arthroscopic surgery on during the offseason and has been unable to do much of anything in camp so far. In the meantime, there's no real choice but to start edging him down your draft board until we get some positive news.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/14/14 6:56pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) is starting to look like his old self in the running game, but he is not expected to play in the team's second preseason game. Moreno likely will make his Miami debut the following week.
Huddle Up: Incumbent Lamar Miller has a solid grip on the starting gig for now, but the Dolphins might come to find that Moreno's pass-blocking skills are too valuable to keep on the bench given the team's shaky offensive front.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 8/13/14 4:18pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews appears to be the leading candidate for the No. 5 wide receiver but will have to hold off WRs Armon Binns and Damian Williams for the job.
Huddle Up: Matthews, who was fourth on the team a year ago with 41 receptions for 448 yards and 2 TDs, should win the job, but that doesn't put him on the fantasy radar in most leagues unless there's a sudden rash of injuries among the Miami wideouts.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/11/14 10:54am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) could win the starting running back spot over RB Lamar Miller before the start of the season, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Chris Perkins. Moreno looked much better Monday, Aug. 11, than he did the previous day.
Huddle Up: Moreno is coming off a quality season, but showing up to OTAs out of shape got him off on the wrong foot with the Dolphins. His battle with Miller will be one to watch through the remainder of training camp.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/11/14 10:54am ET
The Miami Dolphins have tweaked QB Ryan Tannehill's footwork during training camp in order to improve his accuracy, according to offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. 'We just taught him how we want it to be. We explained it to him,' Lazor said. 'We gave him some drills on how to get it. And he worked his butt off, he's working his butt off to get it right.'
Huddle Up: Lazor worked wonders with Nick Foles in Philly last year, so if he's having the same impact on Tannehill that bodes well for his fantasy prospects.
Brady Quinn - QBPosted 8/11/14 8:38pm ET
The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent QB Brady Quinn (Rams) to an undisclosed deal Monday, Aug. 11, according to sources.
Huddle Up: With the Dolphins struggling to find healthy, capable camp bodies behind Ryan Tannehill, they've now turned to the well-travelled Quinn who is now with his 6th team in as many seasons.
Reshad Jones - SPosted 8/8/14 6:13pm ET
Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones was suspended four games Friday, Aug. 8, for violating the policy on performance enhancing substances.
Huddle Up: This is a sizable early-season setback for the Fish as Jones is a three-year starter who finished second on the squad last season with 107 total tackles. 2013 7th-round pick Don Jones is next up on the Miami SS depth chart.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 8/6/14 10:22am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is struggling on deep balls thrown to WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) so far in camp. Wallace said his hamstring injury is still limiting him in reaching top speed. The two converted just six of 36 passes of 20 or more yards last season.
Huddle Up: Lots of moving parts for the Miami offense to adjust to, including Wallace and Tannehill getting on the same page with the deep ball. First Wallace needs to heal that hammy so the duo can get some practice time in.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/6/14 10:22am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Moreno is well behind Lamar Miller in the battle for touches in Miami, thanks to showing up for OTAs out of shape and the subsequent knee injury. There's little fantasy upside to be found here.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/6/14 8:45pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) likely will not play in the first preseason game, but he has not been ruled out at this point, according to head coach Joe Philbin.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins will be cautious with Moreno, who has been dealing with the knee injury all offseason. The chances of him playing in Miami's first preseason game are slim. Moreno has lost some ground to Lamar Miller this summer but both will see carries for the Dolphins this season. Miller currently has an ADP of Round 6, while Moreno is going off the board in Round 11.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/5/14 11:18am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has thrown three interceptions in practice each of the last two days.
Huddle Up: Obviously not ideal for Tannehill, but he's adjusting to a new tempo under a new offensive coordinator so there are bound to be growing pains. If the Dolphins can cobble together a line to keep Tannehill upright and he's able to power through the growing pains, there is a ton of upside to Miami's new-look passing game this season.
Charles Clay - TEPosted 8/4/14 9:27am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 4. He's likely to miss multiple days.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins have been battling all kinds of injuries this training camp, making it difficult for the new offensive coordinator to get everyone on the same page--especially when the key is to run plays more quickly. An extended absence for Clay would limit is opportunity to get up to speed with the new offense and limit his fantasy effectiveness--especially early in the season.
Daniel Thomas - RBPosted 8/3/14 3:50pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas could struggle to make the team this fall. He has been solid but unspectacular in camp, while RB Mike Gillislee has been more active. Thomas also is without the regime that drafted him.
Huddle Up: The 2011 second-round pick has averaged only 437 rushing yards per season and 3.6 yards per carry in 3 seasons, and the free-agent signing of Knowshon Moreno and the emergence of Gillislee very well could seal Thomas' fate in South Beach.
Knowshon Moreno - RBPosted 8/1/14 8:47pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said he is feeling better but is not sure if he will be able to play in a preseason game. 'I don't know. I don't know. I really don't even know. I just want to take each day one at a time. They have a schedule for me and they're just going to tell me every day what I have to do, and I just go out there and do it,' Moreno said.
Huddle Up: Moreno's short time in Miami hasn't been going as planned. He's been dealing with a knee issue and Moreno showed up to training camp a little overweight. His slow start has allowed Lamar Miller to shine and it now appears he has the lead over Moreno to be Miami's No. 1 RB when the season starts. Miller has an ADP of Round 7, while Moreno is going roughly three rounds later.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 7/31/14 10:30am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) will not practice or scrimmage the rest of the week due to a sore hamstring.
Huddle Up: Still early in camp, so still plenty of time to recover and bounce back. Hammy injuries tend to linger, so it would behoove Wallace to take it easy now so he can be more of a factor once the games start to count.
Mike Wallace - WRPosted 7/30/14 9:21am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) began practice Wednesday, July 30, on the exercise bike as he's dealing with some hamstring soreness.
Huddle Up: Plenty of hamstring issues early in training camp; the key will be for Wallace to go easy and allow the injury to heal so it doesn't become a lingering problem. If we're still talking about Wallace's hammy problems in two weeks, then you can start to worry.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 7/30/14 11:26am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews is working with the first-team offense in place of WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) Wednesday, July 30.
Huddle Up: Further proof that Matthews is pushing his way into Miami's receiver rotation. And if Ryan Tannehill continues to improve, Bill Lazor's offense picks up the tempo and the line can provide enough time for Tannehill to make the throws... yes, it's a lot of moving parts, but there is enough upside to the Dolphins passing game that a third receiver could make a fantasy impact.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 7/28/14 10:50am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews stood out Sunday, July 27, with a series of catches that anointed him the unofficial star of the workout.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins could use a little good news, especially in the passing game. Matthews will be battling for a complementary role in the Miami passing game, but with Bill Lazor at OC and Ryan Tannehill at quarterback there could be enough improvement for more than just Mike Wallace to be a fantasy factor.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 7/27/14 11:33pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller will be used much like Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy was last season. That means he should see quite a few passes headed his way. He'll have to hold off Knowshon Moreno (knee), but Miller seems to be clearly in the lead in the backfield.
Huddle Up: Miller had 100 fantasy points on 203 offensive touches, including 26 receptions, last season to finish 38th among all NFL RBs, and with Moreno sure to carve out a role once he gets healthy, it's hard to envision Miller getting that many more opportunities this fall.
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