Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/21/17 8:42am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler made numerous plays in practice Monday, Aug. 21. Beat writer Omar Kelly opined that Cutler provided clear upgrades from QB Ryan Tannehill in arm strength and pocket presence.
Huddle Up: You shouldn't make too much of a single joint practice in August, but what's clear is the possibility that the Dolphins offense has potential. If Cutler can stay healthy, Jarvis Landry could finally see the end zone more than his typical four or five times a year. Cutler is a QB2 in fantasy that probably won't turn a lot of heads on draft day, but in certain matchups, he could be an X-factor.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/17/17 11:02am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is undergoing reconstructive knee surgery Thursday, Aug. 17, according to sources. A full recovery is expected to take between 10 and 12 months. At that rate, Tannehill would at least be ready for training camp next offseason.
Huddle Up: Tannehill can be avoided for the foreseeable future. It remains to be seen if he will even be playing for the Dolphins next year. For now, Jay Cutler and Matt Moore will take the quarterback reins in Miami, but both are low-end fantasy backups.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/17/17 2:59pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) will start against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: It's an important step in his return from a concussion suffered a couple weeks back. Don't expect Ajayi to play long, but what matters is that he's playing. If he suffers no setbacks throughout the preseason then he'll remain an RB1 candidate.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/17/17 5:21pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler made his preseason debut Thursday, August 17, against the Baltimore Ravens, working two drives before being removed from the contest. He completed 3-of-6 passes for 24 yards.
Huddle Up: Nothing too special to report from Cutler's debut, though it would have been more eventful had a 31-yard pass to DeVante Parker not been called back due to holding. Additionally, he also had to work through a 3rd-and-27 situation thanks to a pair of holding penalties. The main takeaway, though, was that Cutler targeted Parker four times overall in his limited time on the field. It's still too early to dub him a fine QB1 option in most formats, but the promise is there.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/15/17 5:52am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) has been cleared from the concussion protocol Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Huddle Up: Ajayi is supposedly on tap for 300-plus touches, though Ryan Tannehill's (knee) injury could change the offensive approach some. Jay Cutler takes more chances downfield than Tannehill, which could alter Ajayi's PPR load. He's still a low-end RB1 in such formats, but it's worth watching the rest of camp.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 8/14/17 6:39am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas (back) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: The oft-injured tight end could still be a useful backup in fantasy, but his ceiling is pretty low compared to where it once was.
Kenyan Drake - RBPosted 8/14/17 9:05am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake (head) suffered an apparent head injury in practice Monday, Aug. 14.
Huddle Up: Drake may have had some RB5 luster because starter Jay Ajayi (concussion) has been concussed. Drake is more of a handcuff than one with true RB5 stature.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/14/17 2:47pm ET
Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase said he has not decided if QB Jay Cutler will play in the preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 17, but is leaning toward playing Cutler.
Huddle Up: Cutler probably will receive a few series during the game and will need to work with the first-team offense to prepare for the season. He has had some success in the past and can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback because he will have weapons to work with on offense.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/13/17 9:17am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is no longer in the concussion protocol, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: Ajayi reportedly left Sunday's practice early, but it appears it was a case of dehydration and not a relapse of concussion symptoms. Ajayi ended up is missing nearly two weeks of practice due to the concussion, so he's a bit behind, but not to the point where he should be able to get ready to handle a full load by Week 1. Assuming good health, Ajayi is a good bet to push 300 carries and should be taken a RB1 inside the top 20 picks of most fantasy drafts.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/13/17 3:49pm ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion, dehydration) participated in practice Sunday, Aug. 13, but left early because of hydration issues. Ajayi is still technically in the concussion protocol even though he participated in practice.
Huddle Up: Ajayi appears to be close to being cleared and should be able to play in at least one preseason game. He was one of the top running backs in the NFL in 2016 and should receiver a similar number of carries this season. Ajayi can be a solid No. 1 running back in all leagues.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/12/17 11:35am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Ajayi is still recovering from a concussion but still has a few weeks to recover before the start of the regular season. He finished in the top five in rushing yards last season and will be a focal point on offense in 2017. He should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/12/17 11:14am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Tannehill will be sidelined for the entire 2017 season and his future with the Dolphins is uncertain. Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback for Miami in 2017 and could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in leagues.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/11/17 5:06pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is scheduled to undergo reconstructive knee surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Jay Cutler will be the starter for the Dolphins this season and has had success under head coach Adam Gase. He will have a very good receiving corps to work with and could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback. Tannehill will not be back until 2018 and has a uncertain future with the Dolphins.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/8/17 5:50am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) is on the field Tuesday, Aug. 8, but he remains in the concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: There's little reason to expect him back sometime in preseason Week 2 with an eye on the third preseason game. Ajayi is an RB1, but the concussion makes it a little worrisome.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/8/17 5:28pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler said he hopes to play in the second preseason game but said his status will depend on how he feels leading up to the game.
Huddle Up: Cutler probably needs a week or two of practice before he is ready to play in a preseason game since he did not participate in any offseason workouts. He has a good understanding of head coach Adam Gase's offense and has a solid group of receivers to work with. Cutler could be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback in some leagues.
Jakeem Grant - WRPosted 8/8/17 5:28pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant caught two long touchdown passes during practice Tuesday, Aug. 8, and has been performing better since moving from the slot to the outside, according to head coach Adam Gase. 'Putting him out there on the outside is letting him use his strength, quickness off the ball, vertical speed. When he makes a cut, he creates separation. When he gets ball in open space, it?s a dangerous situation for the defense. I see a guy who's very focused,' Gase said. Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen said the team wants to give Grant a bigger role this season.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to see how Grant performs during the preseason before considering him for their fantasy team. He probably can be passed over during drafts but could be a waiver wire option if he plays well early.
Jay Ajayi - RBPosted 8/7/17 6:27am ET
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi (concussion) is observing practice Monday, Aug. 7, and doing light workouts.
Huddle Up: Ajayi is in the RB1 conversation as he was expected to be the workhorse. He still has time to recover and be ready for the season.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/7/17 8:29am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler won't play in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Cutler has a big arm, but he has taken a beating during his career. He also had major shoulder surgery. He'll be your QB2, and in this offense, he might actually have some upside if he catches on quickly.
Jarvis Landry - WRPosted 8/7/17 9:30am ET
Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is being investigated for possible battery, head coach Adam Gase confirmed Monday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Landry is in a contract year and posts very good numbers in PPR leagues - outside of touchdowns. Ryan Tannehill has struggled with the deep ball throughout his career, and Jay Cutler could help Landry there. The cloud of the investigation puts some risk on his high-end WR2 status.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/7/17 11:46am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) was medically cleared for his surgically repaired shoulder in March.
Huddle Up: It's easy to be excited about a new starting quarterback, but Cutler just had shoulder surgery and is on a new team late in the offseason. Plus, he wasn't that good even when he was healthy and used to his circumstances. He can be avoided for now.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 8/7/17 2:25pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) did not participate in team drills Monday, Aug. 7.
Huddle Up: Stills has been dealing with the hamstring injury for the last few days and probably will be eased back into practice. He posted 726 yards and nine touchdowns last season and should have a solid role in the passing game this season. He should be considered a low-end No. 3 or a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/6/17 10:49am ET
Free-agent QB Jay Cutler (Bears) has reportedly agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins on an undisclosed contract Sunday, Aug. 6.
Huddle Up: Expect reports about Ryan Tannehill undergoing knee surgery shortly. Cutler will put his potential second career as a color analyst for FOX aside for now and join head coach Adam Gase, who served as his offensive coordinator during his most efficient season with the Chicago Bears in 2015. Cutler should be considered the favorite to start over Matt Moore, although the former is probably going to need some time to knock the rust off. Once again, Cutler should be considered a highly unpredictable fantasy QB2.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/6/17 1:11pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) has a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but it is not known if he will undergo surgery. Tannehill suffered a similar injury last season and decided not to undergo surgery.
Huddle Up: Tannehill will significant amount of time if he does not undergo surgery and will miss the entire 2017 season if he does undergo surgery. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues. Jay Cutler will be the starting quarterback for the Dolphins and will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with. Cutler can be a No. 2 quarterback for fantasy owners.
Kenny Stills - WRPosted 8/5/17 8:06pm ET
Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills (hamstring) is dealing with a tight hamstring, head coach Adam Gase said Saturday, Aug. 5.
Huddle Up: Stills has become a dangerous deep threat for Miami, but he is a big-play dependent fantasy option who is best to draft as a WR4.
Matt Moore - QBPosted 8/4/17 7:20am ET
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore is the team's starting quarterback if QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) is forced to miss time, according to head coach Adam Gase. The Dolphins have been linked to retired QB Jay Cutler.
Huddle Up: Moore did quite well late last season with 674 passing yards and eight touchdowns to three picks in three full games. However, over the long haul, he's a very meager QB2. Expect him to have places to spot start in fantasy.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/3/17 6:23am ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (undisclosed) fell awkwardly after scrambling to the sidelines on what could have been his left leg Thursday, Aug. 3. He left the field with trainers.
Huddle Up: It could be minor, and it's not clear he is bothered by the knee. However, that's the knee suffered an ACL sprain in last season. Tannehill is a quality fantasy backup if everything checks out.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/3/17 8:06am ET
Updating an earlier report, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) left practice Thursday, Aug. 3, due to a left knee injury, and the team is concerned about his status, according to a league source.
Huddle Up: It's important to note that his already injured left knee is the area of concern. Tannehill severely sprained the ACL and MCL last season but didn't require surgery. It's too early to speculate, but the amount of upside he had as a QB2 in fantasy appears gone for now.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/3/17 1:08pm ET
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) has no structural damage in his injured knee, according to a source. His knee did buckle, but it is in the same condition as it was before he went down in practice. Tannehill may still miss some time, but a timetable has not been disclosed.
Huddle Up: Keep tabs on updates regarding Tannehill's injury, but it's promising so far. Tannehill injured the same leg/knee he injured last year, so the Dolphins will assuredly take it easy with him going forward. When fully healthy, Tannehill is a serviceable backup fantasy quarterback.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/3/17 2:53pm ET
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) will seek a second opinion on his injured left knee, according to a source. It was reported earlier that Tannehill does not have structural damage, but he wants to be sure.
Huddle Up: Panic mode seems to have been avoided, but Tannehill's status will need to be monitored in the coming days and weeks. Again, though, he is merely a QB2 even when he's at full health.
Ryan Tannehill - QBPosted 8/3/17 6:24pm ET
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill (knee) could still have surgery to repair his partially torn knee ligaments and miss the 2017 season, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: If Tannehill ends up missing the season, it could take a bit of the shine off Miami's receivers. Keep an eye on the situation.
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