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WR Brian Hartline - Miami Dolphins

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

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Week 13: at New York Jets

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 vs SD 0 0 0 7 5 50 0 0
10 at DET 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
11 vs BUF 0 0 0 4 3 55 0 0
12 at DEN 0 0 0 2 2 39 0 0
13 at NYJ PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 3 * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 2 * * *
13 at NYJ PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs DET (1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Still the "starter" across from Mike Wallace in the majority of two wide receiver sets, Brian Hartline threw up another dud statline on Sunday vs. the Lions. That makes it six games this season in which Hartline has received 3 or fewer catches, and the once-dependable receiver for Ryan Tannehill has seemingly been passed by rookie Jarvis Landry and tight end Charles Clay. Of course, Hartline had a decent excuse in this one, as he ran the majority of routes against Darius Slay, a very good looking cornerback emerging in Detroit. Still, it's not shocking to see Bill Lazor essentially just let Hartline run his routes against Slay, while he looked to get matchups in the passing game for Wallace, Landry, and Clay. There's no really telling how the Branden Albert injury will really affect the Dolphins on offense, except for the obvious, "their offensive line gets worse" line. Will that force Lazor to use more timing routes and quick throws to get the ball out of Ryan Tannehill's hands? Hartline does excel in running those quick slants, as well the comeback and out routes on the boundary, so it remains to be seen if anything changes over the coming weeks. However, Hartline was droppable weeks ago and the Albert injury will only serve to speed up Tannehill's mental clock, looking inside and to the middle of the field more often to his other playmakers.

2014 Week 11 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)

Brian Hartline had one of his better games of the season on Thursday night against the Bills. However, his 18.3 yards per catch on just four targets is an outlier as to how his season has been going, and maintaining that level of production is very unlikely. His 43 yards after the catch was more than he had in his previous five games combined. Limited to being a low-target possession receiver, Hartline has to make plays after the catch, which just isn't his forte. The big play he did make was on a shallow crossing route. He caught it about 5 yards from the line of scrimmage. The Bills had been playing off coverage on him, which allowed him to streak down the sideline for a 30-yard gain. Hartline is now just the third or fourth option on the Dolphins, and isn't even playing a full complement of snaps anymore. Nothing to see here.


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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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Footballguys Articles

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