We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
Tuesday morning, Adam Schefter reported of a quarterback switch in Miami. The Dolphins will start first-round rookie Tua Tagovailoa over veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick versus the Rams when the team returns from their bye in Week 8. This decision must have been the plan all along as Fitzpatrick has played extremely well, leading the team to a 3-3 record while completing 70% of his passes. In deeper leagues, we advise fantasy managers to scoop up Fitzpatrick once discarded as Tagovailoa will need to prove his durability in the NFL. The move should not impact the other fantasy options on the team as the rookie is a good passer. Expect more blitzes and attempts to confuse the youngster.
After he was benched, many rumored that Dwayne Haskins could be traded. Last week, ace beat reporter John Keim reported Washington had yet to receive trade calls for Haskins. The current regime seems to have moved on from the young passer and there does not seem to be a demand for his services. As a long-term project, Haskins will need the right team to believe in him. The timing of any trade will likely be in the offseason as he offers little in-season upside and will need to learn a new system. For the near future, Kyle Allen and Alex Smith will be active on game days.