WR Jakeem Grant - Miami Dolphins
|5-6, 165||Born: 10-30-1992||College: Texas Tech||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2016|
He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 18): partially participated in Friday's practice and is questionable to play this week.
General News (Thu Oct 17): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Oct 16): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 7: at Buffalo Bills
FBG says: Bad matchup. The Miami passing offense ranks 31st in the league with just 176 passing yards per game while tied for last with only three passing touchdowns compared to nine interceptions. This is not a reliable group led by one of two equally unreliable quarterbacks. Josh Rosen passed for just 85 yards on 25 attempts with two interceptions in three quarters of play last week before being benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who almost led this team to a comeback win. Rosen is averaging just 5.2 passing yards per attempt this year--this coming after nearly equally-bad statistics from his rookie season with Arizona. He has thrown five interceptions and just one touchdown and simply can't be trusted under center. Ryan Fitzpatrick may show flashes of greatness from time to time, but the veteran journeyman is also tough to trust--especially considering the poor play from this offensive line along with a receiving corps lacking a ton of talent. Devante Parker did score again last week for his second touchdown in as many games, but hs is still the WR2 behind rookie Preston Williams, who continues to lead the team in targets despite posting meager stats with just two games of more than 50 receiving yards and no games with more than four receptions. Buffalo's defense is giving up just the third-fewest passing yards per game at 187.2. They have yet to allow more than one passing touchdown in a game and have gone two straight games without allowing a single passing touchdown--including a Week 4 outing against Tom Brady. Adding context, however, Brady has been the only reliable quarterback they have faced--as the other opponents include Sam Darnold, Eli Manning, Andy Dalton, and Marcus Mariota--all leaders (or former-leaders) of below-average passing offenses. Still, this is a talented secondary with strong young cornerbacks in Tre'Davious White and Levi Wallace. Both should make it tough on outside Dolphins receivers. Safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer have also played very well and are a big reason why this team has limited opposing offenses to just three passing touchdowns as they are locking down big plays from happening. The defensive line should also have no problem with this Miami front in the trenches, capping off what should be another difficult Sunday for the Dolphins.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jakeem Grant's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 4 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
It has been a long season already for Grant in the offense. He continues to handle the kick and punt return duties, but they do not utilize his speed in the offense. He was targeted a single time and caught the ball for 6 yards. Grant was also given the ball on a jet sweep and was tackled in the back field for a loss of 2 yards. That is not enough touches for a player that can break a big play any time he touches the ball. Rosen does not have much time to throw the ball but could easily complete a quick slant or even screen to Grant and just see what he can make happen with his legs. This offense has no identity right now and Grant is no more than a glorified return man at the moment.
2019 Week 3 vs DAL (7 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Grant was second on the team with 7 targets but ended up being 4th in yards this week. His longest catch was 10 yards and he was also given the ball on a jet sweep that went for 4 yards. Grant has the speed to break off a big play, but he has not clicked with Rosen and seems to disappear in the offense behind Williams, Parker, and Drake. He is still handling kick and punt returns but he has yet to make a big play there either. Grant will lose the most value when Albert Wilson comes back from injury and may be pushed even further by Allen Hurns with a similar skill set. Grant had plenty of opportunity this week but was unable to deliver for the Dolphins.
2019 Week 2 vs NE (7 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec, 1 / -4 / 0 rush)
With how much both Rosen and Fitzpatrick struggled, it was not surprising to see Grant struggle as well. He was targeted 7 times and caught 3 of them. The 7 targets tied for the team lead and he was given a carry in the run game. Grant was stopped for -4 yards on the carry, but he did have a long 16-yard catch down the middle that accounted for the majority of his 22 yards. It has been a slow start for Grant since signing his extension and it looks like it will be a long season for everyone in Miami.
2019 Week 1 vs BAL (3 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
The ugliness continues for the Dolphins and Wilson after he managed to catch 2 of his 4 targets for just 13 yards. 12 of those yards came on a single play and the rest of the day it seemed as if he was barely on the field. Wilson injured his calf at one point in the game and his return was questionable. Some may wonder if he truly hurt himself or if he did not want to go back on the field as the team continued to get embarrassed. Wilson will have to battle with Parker, Hurns, and Grant the rest of the season for targets.
Latest NewsDolphins | Miami's Week 7 injury report (Fri Oct 18, 02:33 PM) - Miami Dolphins C Daniel Kilgore (knee) and DE Avery Moss (ankle) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills. WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) and CB Xavien Howard (knee) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable. OL Jesse Davis (elbow), LB Trent Harris (foot), S Reshad Jones (chest), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder), RB Mark Walton (thumb) and WR Albert Wilson (calf, hip) were limited in practice all week but have been removed from the injury report. DE Charles Harris (wrist) and QB Josh Rosen (groin) practiced in full all week and also no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Dolphins | Thursday's practice report for Miami (Thu Oct 17, 03:10 PM) - Miami Dolphins S Reshad Jones (chest), C Daniel Kilgore (knee) and DE Avery Moss (ankle) did not participate in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 17. OL Jesse Davis (elbow), WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring), LB Trent Harris (foot), CB Xavien Howard (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder), RB Mark Walton (thumb) and WR Albert Wilson (calf, hip) were limited. DE Charles Harris (wrist) and QB Josh Rosen (groin) practiced in full. link to story Dolphins | Wednesday practice report for Miami (Wed Oct 16, 03:57 PM) - Miami Dolphins SS Reshad Jones (chest), C Daniel Kilgore (knee) and DE Avery Moss (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. OT Jesse Davis (elbow), WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring), LB Trent Harris (foot), CB Xavien Howard (knee), CB Chris Lammons (ankle, toe), S Bobby McCain (hamstring, shoulder) and RB Mark Walton (thumb) were limited during practice. DE Charles Harris (wrist) and QB Josh Rosen (groin) fully participated in practice. link to story Dolphins | Week 6 Miami Dolphins inactives (Sun Oct 13, 11:38 AM) - The Miami Dolphins have declared WR Jakeem Grant, CB Johnson Bademosi, FB Chandler Cox, RB Myles Gaskin, OG Chris Reed and CB Xavien Howard inactive for Week 6. Our View: Howard's absence means a better outlook for Terry McLaurin
link to story Dolphins | Jakeem Grant won't play in Week 6 (Sun Oct 13, 08:17 AM) - Miami Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 6's game against the Washington Redskins. However, there is a chance that he will be able to return in Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills. link to story More News
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