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WR Brandon Gibson - Miami Dolphins

6-1, 210Born: 8-13-1987College: Washington StateDrafted: Round 6

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Week 16: vs Minnesota Vikings

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Ryan Tannehill finally went over 300 yards passing again last week, in New England (29/47 for 346 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown, with four sacks taken for -38 yards), after flubbing attractive matchups vs. Baltimore's secondary (23/33 for 227 yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown) and the Jets' secondary (25/35 for 235 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown). During that three-week span, Mike Wallace (22 targets for 14/212/1 receiving) and Jarvis Landry (28 for 22/222/0) have stood out has Tannehill's favorite targets, followed by Brandon Gibson (10 for 6/53/0), Charles Clay (10 for 8/100/0), and Lamar Miller (10 for 8/57/0). The Vikings' pass D allowed 17/28 for 153 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions to the Lions last week (zero sacks), after handing over 18/29 for 242 yards passing, one TD and one interception (with three sacks for -12 yards) to Geno Smith and company two games ago. This season, Minnesota is ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 216.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with 22 passing scores given up vs. 12 interceptions and 38 sacks generated (tied for 15th- and sixth-ranked in the NFL, respectively). This is a tough matchup for Tannehill and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at DEN 0 0 0 6 5 42 0 0
13 at NYJ 0 0 0 3 2 17 0 0
14 vs BAL 0 0 0 3 1 7 0 0
15 at NE 0 0 0 4 3 29 0 0
16 vs MIN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 2 * * *
16 vs MIN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *
16 vs MIN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Gibson saw an uptick in snaps on Monday night, after Brian Hartline had to exit the game after just nine snaps. Gibson ended up as the #2 receiver in terms of snaps for Miami, logging 52, compared to the 56 for Mike Wallace and the 48 for Jarvis Landry. That didn't translate to more looks for the veteran though, as he saw just the three targets on the evening. Because the Dolphins use so much 11 personnel, Gibson will probably see more snaps if Hartline's injury proves to be a week-to-week issue. However, he's not likely to do much with them. Monday was his seventh game this season in which he's seen three or fewer targets, and that's without Hartline or Charles Clay being involved at all. It's conceivable Gibson may see a few more targets with a few more snaps, but he's still not even worth a pickup on waivers. The top two pass-catchers, Wallace and Landry, are head and shoulders above any other receiving option on the Dolphins. Those two are the only ownable WRs for fantasy purposes.

2014 Week 15 vs NE (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Has Brandon Gibson overtaken Brian Hartline in the Miami receiving pecking order? It certainly seems like it as Gibson played one fewer snap than Hartline in Sunday's game and out-targeted him 4-2. With Wallace and Landry as the clear top two options in the receiving corps, Hartline and Gibson have been swapping meager performances for the better part of the season. Hartline has seen 5+ targets once in his past 10 games, while Gibson has seen 5+ targets just once the entire season, so both aren't major parts of the game-plan. With Charles Clay looking about as healthy as he has all season against the Patriots, and the running backs also being a significant part of the passing game, Hartline and Gibson are probably tied for the fifth-best target on the Dolphins. With Hartline still receiving guaranteed money (about $5 million next season), Gibson seems like a candidate for release in the offseason. Neither player has been rosterable or startable in fantasy football all season, and that's not changing anytime soon.


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