Fantasy Football News & Views
Dolphins | Two more cuts Mon May 2, 04:09 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jahwan Edwards and WR Christion Jones were released Monday, May 2.Link to story
Dolphins | Waive Damontre Moore Mon May 2, 04:03 PM
Miami Dolphins DE Damontre Moore was waived Monday, May 2.Link to story
Damontre Moore player page
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil won't enter drug program Mon May 2, 11:49 AM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil won't be placed in the league's substance abuse program, according to a source. The league will closely monitor and support Tunsil in the event intervention is needed.
|Footballguys view: Tunsil (like every player at the Combine) passed his drug tests. The video that surfaced before the draft was reportedly captured years ago. Tunsil is seen as a good kid in the scouting community, and this video may not indicate future problems for the talented tackle.|
Dolphins | Trio of UDFAs land in South Florida Mon May 2, 02:25 AM
Undrafted free-agents TE Gabe Hughes (Dolphins), PK Marshall Koehn (Iowa) and CB Lafayette Pitts (Pittsburgh) agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins Sunday, May 1.Link to story
Dolphins | Rashawn Scott stays in South Florida Sat Apr 30, 10:26 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Rashawn Scott (Miami-Fla.) signed an undisclosed deal with the Miami Dolphins Saturday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami wanted Myles Jack Sat Apr 30, 01:14 PM
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Myles Jack was a target of the Miami Dolphins in the second round. Miami traded up with the Baltimore Ravens to take Jack, but the Jacksonville Jaguars took Jack two picks before the Ravens selected.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami selects Leonte Carroo Fri Apr 29, 10:48 PM
The Miami Dolphins selected Rutgers WR Leonte Carroo with the No. 86 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: Carroo is very competitive but had some off-field concerns. He could be an aggressive addition to this offense though he needs to improve his route running.|
Dolphins | Kenyan Drake to Miami at No. 73 Fri Apr 29, 10:08 PM
The Miami Dolphins selected Alabama RB Kenyan Drake with the No. 73 overall pick in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft on Friday, April 29.
|Footballguys view: Drake is a solid change of pace guy who can help support Jay Ajayi, and fill in if his legs cannot hold up.|
Dolphins | Ryan Tannehill impressing head coach Fri Apr 29, 08:56 PM
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has impressed head coach Adam Gase so far in this young offseason. 'I didn't realize how live his arm is,' Gase said. 'The more I watch him throw, it's effortless. That ball travels down the field pretty good. He's hit some big plays, just underneath having some touch; it's been good to see things live.'
|Footballguys view: It seems like we hear this every single year. When will Tannehill really improve? We're not holding our breath. We figure he's a low-end QB2 or QB3 this year until we see some actual improvement.|
Ryan Tannehill player page
Dolphins | Daniel Thomas familiar with offense Fri Apr 29, 08:20 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas already knows the offensive terminology and what to expect, according to head coach Adam Gase. Gase added that Thomas is a step ahead of everyone in meetings, too, as Thomas played under Gase when they were both with the Chicago Bears.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins say Jay Ajayi is the man there, but we wouldn't be shocked if Thomas had a nice-sized role as well. Whether it will kill Ajayi's fantasy value or not remains to be seen.|
Daniel Thomas player page
Dolphins | Jay Ajayi viewed as starter Fri Apr 29, 07:57 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is viewed as the starter in the eyes of head coach Adam Gase. 'He knows he's the starter,' Gase said. 'He's showing me a lot of great things. I like his skill set. He's impressd me more both days [of practice].'
|Footballguys view: They planned on Ajayi taking over at some point, and we think he could be productive if the rest of the offense and the line can step up this year. Right now our very early prediction is RB2.|
Jay Ajayi player page
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil may be used at OT or OG Fri Apr 29, 06:40 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil could be used at offensive tackle or offensive guard in 2016, but head coach Adam Gase said the team will start the best five offensive linemen.
|Footballguys view: They have flexibility with Tunsil and will find where he fits best. That's a good plan for him, and will allow them to plug the biggest hole they discover.|
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil will talk to media Fri Apr 29, 05:03 PM
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil (illness) will participate in a press conference Friday, April 29. Tunsil's original press conference was cancelled because he had an allergic reaction to something.
|Footballguys view: That will make the press and fans relax. He stood tall in the face of chaos Thursday night, and we expect the same at his press conference.|
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil to miss press conference Fri Apr 29, 03:38 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil (illness) will miss his introductory press conference Friday, April 29, because of an allergic reaction, according executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum. Tunsil is currently meeting with team doctors.
|Footballguys view: There has been some grumbling about this being a bad look, that he is dodging the reporters, but he stood up on Thursday night so we're willing to give him a break.|
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil may enter NFL drug program Fri Apr 29, 02:25 PM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil could be placed in the NFL drug program, but he faces no discipline from the leaked video that surfaced on draft day because he's not in the program right now. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Tunsil's entry into the program 'is up to the medical clinicians.' Tunsil has not failed any drug tests in his two years at Ole Miss, but the video of him smoking from a bong would still merit potential reference into the program. As the policy notes, subsequent violations, once a player is in in the program, will result in a two-game fine, a four-game fine, a four-game suspension, a 10-game suspension and one-year banishment.
|Footballguys view: It's an unfortunate set of events, but as he has not failed any tests since entering college, he may not now. He's a steal if he can keep his head on straight and limit the chaos off the field, he will be a great pick for Miami. There's absolutely risk though, and things like this are why.|
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil to start at guard Fri Apr 29, 08:24 AM
Miami Dolphins OT Laremy Tunsil will likely open the season starting at guard unless an injury occurs to a starting tackle.
|Footballguys view: We assume he will eventually shift to tackle, and as Tunsil (videos aside) was considered one of the top - if not THE top - player in the draft, we assume it won't take too long. We don't know if he can keep himself free of distractions, but if so, the Dolphins got a steal.|
Dolphins | Laremy Tunsil falls to Miami Thu Apr 28, 09:42 PM
The Miami Dolphins selected Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil with the 13th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft on Thursday, April 28.Link to story
Dolphins | Terrell Manning released Thu Apr 28, 08:04 PM
Miami Dolphins LB Terrell Manning was released Thursday, April 28.Terrell Manning player page
Dolphins | Waive Damarr Aultman Thu Apr 28, 08:01 PM
Miami Dolphins WR Damarr Aultman was placed on no-recall waivers Thursday, April 28.
Dolphins | Mike Pouncey back at practice Thu Apr 28, 10:51 AM
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (illness) returned to practice Thursday, April 28.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins need stability on the offensive line and Pouncey will be an anchor for it this year.|
Dolphins | Two Dolphins cut Thu Apr 28, 10:49 AM
Miami Dolphins WR Tyler Davis and WR Robert Herron were cut Thursday, April 28.Link to story
Robert Herron player page
Dolphins | Jay Ajayi wants to be shiftier Wed Apr 27, 03:16 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi said he wants to drop eight to ten pounds this season and play around 218 pounds to 220 pounds in order to be shiftier. He played between 228 pounds and 230 pounds last season.
|Footballguys view: Ajayi is the favorite to be submarined by Ezekiel Elliott tomorrow with the Dolphins rumored to be trading up for the Ohio State back. Even if Elliott ends up elsewhere, Ajayi will be joined by a rookie, but he could hold off anyone not named Elliott to remain the starter.|
Jay Ajayi player page
Dolphins | Mike Pouncey idle due to illness Wed Apr 27, 01:12 PM
Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (illness) is out of practice Wednesday, April 27, due to illness.Link to story
Dolphins | Cameron Wake able to practice Wed Apr 27, 12:42 AM
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake (Achilles') was able to practice Tuesday, April 26, just six months after tearing his Achilles' tendon. He worked on a limited basis, and didn't participate in team or 7-on-7 drills, but still impressive fellow DE Andre Branch. 'That's awesome. He's definitely a vet in his league. He's been playing at a high level for a long period of time. He leads by example. He's the type of player you follow,' Branch said. Head coach Adam Gase said the goal is to have Wake 100 percent when training camp arrives.
|Footballguys view: Wake is in the last year of his contract, but the Dolphins only have Mario Williams at defensive end after him when looking for proven players at the position. This terrific recovery timeline for Wake could help his case to get a one or two-year extension from the team before free agency next year.|
Cameron Wake player page
Andre Branch player page
Dolphins | Tony Lippett has chance to start Wed Apr 27, 12:42 AM
Miami Dolphins CB Tony Lippett participated in the first day of voluntary workouts Tuesday, April 26, and he is expected to have a chance to win a starting job at cornerback during training camp and the preseason.Link to story
Dolphins | Jay Ajayi impressing head coach Tue Apr 26, 08:00 PM
Miami Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi has impressed new head coach Adam Gase so far in offseason workouts. 'I guess I never realized how shifty he was, and today was a great example,' Gase said. 'Just seeing him stick his foot in the ground and change direction, you didn't see him do that a lot in college. Just being able to see him move around, it was very impressive for me to see him in person. The way he cut in some of the run game schemes ... I mean, I'm really excited to see what we can do going forward.'
|Footballguys view: Ajayi is impressing Gase, but the team has constantly been on the lookout for RB help this offseason. They signed C.J. Anderson to an offer sheet (that was matched by the Broncos) and they even kicked the tires on Chris Johnson. We like Ajayi, but we won't be surprised if the Dolphins move up in the draft to select Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott.|
Jay Ajayi player page
Dolphins | Byron Maxwell at full health Tue Apr 26, 03:44 PM
Miami Dolphins CB Byron Maxwell (shoulder) said his shoulder is 100% healthy.
|Footballguys view: Maxwell missed two games last season with the Philadelphia Eagles because of a sprained sternoclavicular joint in his shoulder. We'll see if he can stay healthy and play better than he did with the Eagles in 2015. We believe in new Dolphins DC Vance Joseph, but he's got his work cut out for him in Miami.|
Byron Maxwell player page
Dolphins | Two players Miami would trade up for Tue Apr 26, 01:24 AM
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott and UCLA LB Myles Jack are two players the Miami Dolphins would consider trading up from No. 13 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft to select, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Elliott would make a lot of sense for the Dolphins. He's easily the best RB in this draft class and would immediately start for the team. Jack has a knee condition that could cause him to slide in the 2016 NFL draft. How far will depend on each team's medical research.|
Dolphins | Myles Jack could be an option for Miami Mon Apr 25, 08:42 AM
UCLA LB Myles Jack (knee) could be an option for the Miami Dolphins with the No. 13 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Jack is returning from a knee injury which could have long-term effects, but each team is going to have a differing report on the condition. The Dolphins could use a player like Jack. He can fly all over the field, has a nose for the ball and arrives at the ball-carrier with nasty intentions.|
Dolphins | Miami spending time with Robert Nkemdiche Mon Apr 25, 07:54 AM
Ole Miss DL Robert Nkemdiche has spent time with the Miami Dolphins in the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Nkemdiche weighs in at nearly 300 pounds and has little bad weight. He's quick off the line of scrimmage and can create interior pressure on the quarterback. Off-field issues could cause him to slide to the end of the first round, but he's well worth taking this early based on his natural talent and potential. The Dolphins have the 13th-overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft.|
Dolphins | Jordan Cameron to be used smarter Fri Apr 22, 05:20 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: Do not sleep on Cameron this year. We believe in new head coach Adam Gase, and he's going to bring a much more exciting offense to the Dolphins in 2016. A big part of what he'll do will be with Cameron. It was Gase who got the best out of Julius Thomas (a similar player to Cameron) back when the two were with the Denver Broncos.|
Jordan Cameron player page
Dolphins | Miami may avoid Vernon Hargreaves Fri Apr 22, 05:18 PM
Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III may be available when the Miami Dolphins pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, but some Dolphins evaluators believe he is undersized and is more of a nickel cornerback.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins need help in the secondary, and sitting at the 13th-overall pick we could see them go corner in the first round. Hargreaves is going to interest plenty of teams, but he's not a guy who fits the Dolphins scheme. The Dolphins prefer bigger cornerbacks that can play on the outside.|
Dolphins | Still talking with Jason Jones Fri Apr 22, 04:04 PM
Free-agent DE Jason Jones (Lions) is still talking with the Miami Dolphins about a possible contract.Link to story
Jason Jones player page
Dolphins | Myles Jack works out for Miami Fri Apr 22, 03:56 PM
UCLA LB Myles Jack recently participated in a private workout for the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins would be interested in Jack if he fell out of the first 10 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami very interested in Ezekiel Elliott Fri Apr 22, 03:55 PM
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott is receiving strong interest from the Miami Dolphins, and his visit with the team earlier this week went well.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins would fall all over themselves if Elliott makes it to their pick at 13th overall. Elliott is clearly the best RB in this draft class, and he could make a big fantasy impact as a rookie. Teams like the Cowboys also have interest a bit earlier in the first round.|
Dolphins | Miami open to moving from No. 13 Fri Apr 22, 12:29 PM
Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said 'all options are on the table' for the team at No. 13 overall in the NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: All teams should be considering moving around in the draft. After what we've seen this year (1st and 2nd overall picks traded), nothing will surprise us.|
Dolphins | Miami not ruling out QB Wed Apr 20, 12:57 PM
The Miami Dolphins said they could still draft a quarterback this year despite head coach Adam Gase being committed to QB Ryan Tannehill as the starting quarterback. 'We added (Zach) Dysert, Logan Thomas, Ryan. But if the right opportunity in the draft presented for a quarterback we're not going to rule that out. We want to have as much strength and flexibility in the draft (as possible) and that's something Adam, Chris (Grier) and I talk about 25 times a day. In fact I think Adam, starts rolling his eyes when I start saying it. There's a lot more work to be done at every position,' executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum said.
|Footballguys view: It's not feeling like this team is in love with Ryan Tannehill, and Gase has no reason to be loyal to a guy who he didn't choose and who hasn't looked fantastic the last few years. Tannehill is no more than a QB2 in fantasy and there has to be some question as to whether he is the future in Miami when his interception totals haven't gone down and his overall play level didn't live up to his contract in 2015.|
Ryan Tannehill player page
Dolphins | Ezekiel Elliott to wear teal and orange? Wed Apr 20, 01:49 AM
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott could be a player the Miami Dolphins move up in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft to select, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper. 'There's been talk they can move up to get Ezekiel Elliott, moving up from 13 and getting in to that maybe top six, top seven,' Kiper said to reporters on a conference call.Link to story
Dolphins | Chris Jones claimed Mon Apr 18, 05:41 PM
The Miami Dolphins claimed DT Chris Z. Jones off waivers from the New England Patriots Monday, April 18.Chris Jones player page
Dolphins | Jason Jones visits Sat Apr 16, 11:41 AM
Free-agent DE Jason Jones (Lions) met with the Miami Dolphins Friday, April 15, according to a source.Link to story
Jason Jones player page
Dolphins | Ezekiel Elliott to visit Miami Fri Apr 15, 12:32 PM
Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott said he will have his pre-draft visit with the Miami Dolphins Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19.
|Footballguys view: The Dolphins are looking for a starting RB with Lamar Miller (Texans) moving on in free agency. Elliott is clearly the best RB in this draft class, and he's a fine three-down player with power between the tackles and speed to the edge. The Eagles are very interested in Elliot with the 8th-overall pick, so he may not be on the board by the time the Dolphins pick at 13.|
Dolphins | DeVante Parker tore scar tissue Wed Apr 13, 11:41 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: Parker's had foot problems dating back to his days in college at Louisville. If healthy, he's got fantastic upside as a target who can track deep targets and make big plays. We're expecting the entire Dolphins offense to flourish under new head coach Adam Gase, and Parker could be a WR3 with WR2 upside in this scheme.|
DeVante Parker player page
Dolphins | Miami hosting Kevin Dodd Wed Apr 13, 04:30 PM
Clemson DE Kevin Dodd is visiting the Miami Dolphins Wednesday, April 13, according to a source. Dodd also recently visited the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
|Footballguys view: Dodd is an option for the Dolphins with the 13th-overall pick. A quick and powerful player, Dodd has the ability to rush the passer from the outside or split linemen down the middle. His upside as potential is at the All-Pro level.|
Dolphins | Griff Whalen to be No. 4 WR? Mon Apr 11, 11:12 PM
The Miami Dolphins are looking at WR Griff Whalen as an under-the-radar guy with a legitimate chance at winning the No. 4 receiver job. The staff really likes him, although other competition is likely to be added.Link to story
Griff Whalen player page
Dolphins | Devontae Booker to visit Miami Mon Apr 11, 11:12 PM
Utah RB Devontae Booker is expected to visit with the Miami Dolphins after he has his Pro Day Tuesday, April 12.
|Footballguys view: Booker should be available when the Dolphins pick in the second round. He's got a good all-purpose skill set, but he's not overly fast or overly powerful. Booker could carry the load as a lead back, but he'd likely split time with Jay Ajayi in Miami.|
Dolphins | Two players retained Mon Apr 11, 05:53 PM
Miami Dolphins exclusive-rights free-agent WR Matt Hazel and CB Tyler Patmon both signed their tender offers to remain with the Dolphins Monday, April 11. Financial terms of the deals weren't disclosed.
Dolphins | Shamiel Gary returning Fri Apr 8, 06:31 PM
Miami Dolphins exclusive-rights free-agent FS Shamiel Gary signed his tender off Friday, April 8. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Dolphins | Ifo Ekpre-Olomu claimed Tue Apr 5, 04:37 PM
The Miami Dolphins claimed CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu off waivers from the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, April 5, according to a source.Link to story
Dolphins | Miami could add veteran CB Sat Apr 2, 10:07 AM
Free-agent CB Leon Hall (Bengals) and Antonio Cromartie (Jets) are still options for the Miami Dolphins if they want to sign a veteran cornerback.Link to story
Antonio Cromartie player page
Leon Hall player page
Dolphins | No deal for Greg Toler Fri Apr 1, 07:59 PM
Free-agent CB Greg Toler (Colts) left his visit with the Miami Dolphins without a contract offer. The Dolphins remain interested in Toler, and the two sides will continue talking.Link to story
Gregory Toler player page