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WR Brian Hartline - Miami Dolphins

6-2, 195Born: 11-22-1986College: Ohio StateDrafted: Round 4

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Week 8: at Jacksonville Jaguars

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Recent Stats and Projections

4 at OAK 0 0 0 7 6 74 0 0
6 vs GB 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
7 at CHI 0 0 0 3 3 35 0 0
8 at JAX PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 3 * * *
8 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 6 vs GB (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Brian Hartline had one of his worst games as a pro on Sunday, failing to reel in either of his two targets. It was more a case of Hartline not being involved, as Jarvis Landry took full advantage of his fairly heavy snap load. Wallace and Landry saw 17 of Tannehill's 31 targeted passes, and with Charles Clay and Miller seeing another 8, there wasn't much in the way of scraps for Hartline. Arguably, with the Dolphins starting slowly on offense in nearly every game this season, hitting a few slants, comebacks, or quick outs to the consistent Hartline could be a way to pickup a few first downs and get into an early rhythm and tempo. The up-tempo attack, which Bill Lazor was supposed to bring with him from Philadelphia, has been mostly non-existent. One of Hartline's targets was Tannehill's second interception. It wasn't a great decision, as Tannehill was simply taking a shot down the field on first down with a few minutes left in the half. Hartline didn't really have a chance, as Sam Shields and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix were both in his back pocket. Hartline's struggles are really just a sign of his value eroding further. Landry can't be expected to take Hartline's job, but the Dolphins run plenty of 11 personnel, so it's certainly possible that the rookie out-targets the vet over the rest of the season. Over the last four games, Landry is besting him on looks, 25 to 24, on far fewer snaps. Hartline has never had a high ceiling, and now that he's not even the clear #2 option anymore, his consistency takes a hit.

2014 Week 7 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

There was an emphasis put on getting the ball to Brian Hartline and Charles Clay this week, but Hartline still looked like the #4 option in the passing game. After getting shut out in Week 6, Hartline did see an uptick in targets, hauling in all three he saw. Mostly matched up with Kyle Fuller, before the promising rookie had to leave with a foot ailment, the savvy vet did run some good routes against the rookie, crossing him up on a few comeback routes. It's a reminder that Hartline is a very good route runner, and is a reliable chain-moving wide receiver. In closer games, where the Dolphins may not have been leading by two scores for most of the game, his line could've been closer to 5/60 or 6/70. However, three targets will not sustain value for any receiver. Lazor and Tannehill won't make a concerted effort to get Hartline the ball either, so he's left as a very shaky option, even during the bye weeks.


Latest News

Dolphins | Brian Hartline a forgotten man (Fri Oct 17, 05:33 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline has become a forgotten man in the team's offense after back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. He is currently fourth on the team in catches (16) and third in receiving yards (161), and he's on pace for his worst statistical season since 2011. The Dolphins have basically stopped throwing his way; he was targeted just twice in Week 6 and was without a catch for the first time in almost two years. Tannehill has had the most snaps of any receiver on the team in every game this year, but only once was he targeted more often than WR Mike Wallace.

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Dolphins | Brian Hartline on injury report (Fri Oct 17, 05:21 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (finger) practiced in full Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Chicago Bears.

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Dolphins | Brian Hartline blanked in loss (Sun Oct 12, 06:05 PM) - Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline had zero catches in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers, and he was targeted just two times.

Our View: Jarvis Landry appears to be ahead of Hartline in the target pecking order at this point. There's no reason to hold onto Hartline with a low weekly ceiling if it also comes with a low weekly floor.
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