Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 5/27/16 2:40pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill said the Dolphins will mix things up in new head coach Adam Gase's offense. Tannehill said there's more variability and versatility under Gase than there was with former offensive coordinator Bill Lazor. Tannehill will also be adjusting more on the fly, whether that's with routes, protection or even just the play in general.
Huddle Up: Tannehill threw for a career-most 4,204 yards last season to finish 15th among fantasy QBs, but don't be surprised if he makes a run at QB1 status under quarterback whisperer Adam Gase.
Cameron Wake - DEPosted 5/22/16 2:02pm ET
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') has exceeded expectations in terms of where doctors thought he would be at in his recovery, executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said recently.
Huddle Up: The Fins are counting on the 34-year-old Wake more than ever, letting Olivier Vernon walk and signing Wake to a two-year extension. IDP league owners should follow suit and don't let Wake slip too far in drafts despite the red flags.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 5/20/16 6:14pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has been performing well during workouts this offseason and has separated himself from the other running backs on the roster, according head coach Adam Gase. 'He's been one of those guys he's been here every day. He's done everything right. You can tell he's looking to improve. He doesn't say much, just keeps working,' Gase said. 'The rest of that group has done a good job to try and keep up with him, but obviously he's kind of separated himself from that group as far as the consistency of what he does day in and day out.'
Huddle Up: After getting only 49 carries as a rookie last season, the 2015 fifth-round pick is looking like the Dolphins' projected lead back at the moment, but that doesn't mean he should be slotted as a starter outside of the flex position in standard-size leagues.
Kenyan Drake - RBPosted 5/13/16 9:50am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake will be used in as many ways as possible as a rookie. 'You look at his career, he's done a little bit of everything,' special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi said. 'He's caught passes. He's run the ball well. He's had high yards per carry. He's caught the ball out of the backfield. He's covered kicks.'
Huddle Up: The Dolphins made Drake a third-round pick because of his speed, but as he's never had more than 107 touches from scrimmage in a season it remains to be seen if he can be more than a gadget in the Miami offense.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 5/9/16 11:20am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has received instruction from retired QB Peyton Manning this spring. 'It was really cool just to be able to sit and pick his brain about things he's done in this offense and football things in general: snap counts, things you like, the way you want guys to run routes, little details about the game,' Tannehill said. 'We really just got to talk the game, which is something we both love.'
Huddle Up: Given that Tannehill was a wide receiver for much of his college career, the opportunity to pick the brain of a quarterback like Manning is a great one. Even better, Tannehill will be playing for Adam Gase, who worked with Manning in Denver. Maybe this year--and this coaching staff--will finally be the charm for Tannehill.
Cameron Wake - DEPosted 5/8/16 1:32pm ET
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has signed a two-year, $15 million extension with $10 million guaranteed, according to a reports.
Huddle Up: Wake just turned 34 in January but has notched the league's third-most sacks (64.5) since the 2010 season. The big question, though, is how Wake will bounce back from the torn Achilles that sidelined him for more than half of the 2015 season, but indications are that he'll be ready to go come the season opener.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 5/5/16 3:37pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is expected to see 15 touches per game with the backup receiving 10 touches, in the opinion of Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins drafted Kenyan Drake in the third round, but Ajayi is the back atop the depth chart for now. There's still the possibility, though, that Miami could still pick up a veteran RB later this offseason.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 4/22/16 10:58pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron struggled in 2015 because the previous coaching staff did not use him to his strengths, according to a team official. The official believes things will change under the new coaching staff.
Huddle Up: Cameron was targeted only 70 times in 16 games and caught only 35 for 386 yards and a trio of TDs to finish a deeply disappointing 29th among fantasy TEs. If he can reamin healthy, the numbers will improve but a TE2 season might be the ceiling.
DeVante Parker - WRPosted 4/14/16 9:45am ET
Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker (foot) tore scar tissue in his foot in October, missing practice time and two games. The injury set him back in his rookie season.
Huddle Up: This explains why Parker was slow coming back last season, so in a way it's positive because he should be fully healthy heading into his sophomore campaign and he flashed plenty of ability later in his rookie season once he was back up to speed.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 3/29/16 1:56pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi had a fan in former interim head coach Dan Campbell, as he wanted to use the rookie more down the stretch last season, according to multiple sources. Campbell felt Ajayi was the better back between he and former RB Lamar Miller (Texans).
Huddle Up: After recovering from a cracked rib in the preseason, the 2015 fifth-round pick finished with 187 yards and a TD on 49 rushes and will have to be ready to show he's ready for an expanded workload regardless of whoever the Dolphins sign or draft to help share in the RB touches.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 3/24/16 10:21am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills is expected to be more involved in head coach Adam Gase's offense after he was fifth on the team with 27 receptions in 2015.
Huddle Up: The passing game should improve under Gase, and Stills should play a bigger role with the departure of Rishard Matthews. That combo alone should move Stills up to fourth or third; however, leapfrogging Jarvis Landry and/or DaVante Parker seems overly optimistic.
Griff Whalen - WRPosted 3/18/16 11:45pm ET
Free-agent WR Griff Whalen (Colts) signed with the Miami Dolphins Friday, March 18. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Whalen only had 45 receptions in four seasons in Indy, so he'll likely be fighting for a spot deep down the WR depth chart at best, but he does have ample punt- and kick-return experience and could help out in that department as well.
Matt Moore - QBPosted 3/15/16 11:51pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore re-signed with the team on Tuesday, March 15, reportedly landing a two-year deal worth $3.5 million, according to NFL.com.
Huddle Up: Moore will be back for at least a sixth season in Miami as he continues to back up Ryan Tannehill. Moore started 12 games for the Dolphins in 2011 but only has attempted 30 passes in a reserve role over the last four seasons.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 3/11/16 12:27am ET
Houston Texans RB Lamar Miller said he chose to sign with the Texans in part because he knows how much running backs are involved in the offense.
Huddle Up: That's welcome news to Miller's fantasy owners as the running back averaged only 10.5 carries per game during his four years in Miami.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 3/10/16 8:52am ET
Free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Dolphins) agreed to terms with the Tennessee Titans on a three-year deal Wednesday, March 9.
Huddle Up: Matthews showed well when given opportunities in Miami, but he was stuck behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills in the receiver rotation. He has an open path to WR2 in Tennessee, though the Titans will likely be a run-first offense and he'll have to contend with Dorial Green-Beckham and Delanie Walker for targets.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 3/9/16 8:56am ET
Free-agent RB Lamar Miller (Dolphins) is a player the Houston Texans have a strong interest in as a potential replacement for RB Arian Foster, who was cut last week, according to a league source. He might cost roughly $6.5 million per year as an unrestricted free agent.
Huddle Up: There's a large void to fill in Houston with Foster gone, even more so if the Texans have to develop a young quarterback as well. Miller has the skill set to be a capable replacement for Foster, and in that offense with Foster's old workload would be a fantasy stud as well.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 3/9/16 8:56am ET
The Tennessee Titans might be interested in free-agent WR Rishard Matthews (Dolphins).
Huddle Up: The Titans could use some receiver help behind Dorial Green-Beckham, and Matthews wants to go to a team where he's at least a WR2. Seems like a perfect fit.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 3/8/16 5:02pm ET
The Houston Texans are making a strong push to sign Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller before the league year starts Wednesday, March 9, according to a source. The two sides are working toward a deal.
Huddle Up: After the Dolphins and Miller were unable to strike a deal to keep the RB in Miami, it looks as if the Arian Foster-less Texans have jumped to the forefront to land the 24-year-old back.
Greg Jennings - WRPosted 3/6/16 7:08pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Greg Jennings was released Saturday, March 5.
Huddle Up: In what only seems like a few seasons ago, Jennings was once a fantasy stud, averaging 72.8 catches for 1,154.8 yards and 8.5 TDs per season from 2008-11, but he's had only 78 grabs for 950 yards and seven scores over the last two seasons in Minnesota and Miami. With his 33rd birthday approaching, he looks to be at the end of the line.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 3/4/16 12:33pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller continues to negotiate with the Dolphins on a contract around $5 million per season.
Huddle Up: According to the Sun Sentinel, Miller and his agent are seeking more than $5 million per season, but the Dolphins are refusing to go above that milestone. If things aren't settled in the next few days, Miller could be gone once he hits the open market and his pricetag creeps higher.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 2/25/16 7:25pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron is in the team's plans for 2016, according to new head coach Adam Gase. He is scheduled to cost $9.5 million against the salary cap. 'Obviously, the tight end position is something we've made a living on in this offense over the past three years, so both those guys (Cameron and Dion Sims), I really see a great fit as far as what we do,' Gase said.
Huddle Up: Cameron definitely disappointed with his 35-386-3 first season in South Beach, but there's little doubting his potential and don't be surprised if his numbers don't markedly improve in Gase's tight end-friendly offense.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/21/16 2:04pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller said he wants to be a featured back. When he was told he averaged 15 touches per game last season, Miller responded he wanted to average 20.
Huddle Up: To that point, Miller only has had 10 career games in four seasons with 20 or more touches, let alone averaging 20. The Dolphins, meanwhile, might not be the right fit for Miller with the arrival of new passing-oriented coach Adam Gase.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 2/19/16 1:28pm ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent WR Rishard Matthews has been contacted by the Dolphins about a new deal.
Huddle Up: Matthews posted career highs across the board last season with 11 starts and 43 receptions for 662 yards and four TDs. And with the passing game now expected to be even more of a priority with the arrival of new head coach Adam Gase, it sounds like they envision Matthews as a solid piece of the puzzle.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 2/18/16 9:18am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill is far from an elite NFL quarterback in the eyes of WR Greg Jennings. 'We don't know who Ryan Tannehill is, but we want him to be this great guy, this great quarterback, this franchise quarterback, but no one has given him the freedom, the luxury, to call plays, make checks, to do the things that a great quarterback will have the opportunity to do,' Jennings said. 'This is no knock on Ryan. This is not Ryan's choice. He wants to be free,' Jennings added. 'He wants to have that freedom, that liberty at the line of scrimmage, as most quarterbacks do. When you show your quarterback that you trust him, you give him freedom.' 'It's like he's being handcuffed. I've played with Brett [Favre], I've played with Aaron [Rodgers]. I've played with great quarterbacks. So you can sense, you can quickly tell if one has [greatness] or not.'
Huddle Up: It appears as if Jennings is saying Adam Gase is the kind of coach that can bring out the greatness in Tannehill--and praising the coach is never a bad way to keep your job when it's looking like you'll be a cap casualty.
Lamar Miller - RBPosted 2/16/16 10:51am ET
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller is definitely wanted by the Dolphins' brass, according to a source. It's unknown how much the team is willing to spend, though, as Miller could command roughly $5 million per year.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins may benefit from the league's ongoing devaluation of the running back position in their efforts to entice Miller to return; a strong sales pitch to Miller from Adam Gase wouldn't hurt, either.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 2/7/16 3:15pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is seen as a starting-caliber running back capable of taking over for impending free-agent RB Lamar Miller.
Huddle Up: There's not much to go on as the 2015 fifth-round pick only had 187 yards on 49 carries in nine games as a rookie, and to boot the Dolphins have brought in a new coaching staff.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 2/5/16 7:22pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill was sacked 45 times in 2015 and has absorbed 184 over his four-year career, the most in the NFL over that time.
Huddle Up: This makes Tannehill's accomplishments over the past four seasons even more impressive, and you'd have to think the Dolphins' pass protection only is going to get better under new offensive-minded head coach Adam Gase.
Greg Jennings - WRPosted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Greg Jennings is unlikely to return to the Dolphins in 2016.
Huddle Up: Jennings will turn 33 in September and looks to be nearing the end of the line as his receiving numbers have decreased each of the last three seasons, falling to 19-208-1 last season in South Beach.
Jordan Cameron - TEPosted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET
Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron may be asked to take a pay cut in 2016. Cameron has a $7.5 million salary with a $9.5 million salary cap hit next season.
Huddle Up: Cameron didn't miss a start last season but never seemed to develop a true groove in the Miami offense, catching 35 of his 70 targets for 386 yards and three TDs.
Rishard Matthews - WRPosted 2/2/16 10:15pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews isn't expected to return to Miami, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Huddle Up: Matthews hit career highs with 43 receptions, 662 yards and four TDs this past season, but between No. 1 wideout Jarvis Landry, 2015 first-round pick DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills, Matthews appears to be the odd-man out and a luxury the 'Fins don't need.
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