WR Albert Wilson - Miami Dolphins
|5-9, 202||Born: 7-12-1992||College: Georgia State||Drafted: ---|
Week 15: at Minnesota Vikings
FBG says: Bad matchup. Ryan Tannehill led the Dolphins to an improbable last-second victory over the Patriots, completing 14 of 19 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns. Tannehill was given credit for a touchdown on Kenyan Drake's 55-yard lateral touchdown, which boosted his stats tremendously. Tannehill has still yet to throw for 300+ yards, but he has thrown for multiple touchdowns in six of his eight starts and is completing 67% of his passes with a yards per attempt of 8.0. The Dolphins continue to run the ball a heavy amount, which limits Tannehill's opportunities in the passing game, so there is only so much that can be expected of him from week to week. Kenny Stills is coming off a monster game that saw him catch eight passes for 135 yards and a touchdown, but it was also the first time this year where he has caught at least five passes and he had a total of ten catches in his previous six games. If you are going to look for one Dolphins receiver to have a big game, Stills is your man, but they came so few and far between there is just no consistency there. DeVante Parker and Danny Amendola each had one catch apiece, and that sums up the Dolphins passing game perfectly. There is no rhyme or reason to who sees the targets from week to week. The Dolphins offensive line graded out as a bottom 20 unit prior to the season, but have really played well this season, allowing Tannehill to set a career mark for completion percentage and yards per attempt. The Dolphins face off against a Vikings secondary that is currently 6th in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game at 226. They've been especially stingy over the last three games, holding opponents to 155.7 yards per game. Xavier Rhodes will most likely be matched up with DeVante Parker, but he could also see time covering Kenny Stills. Either way, this is not a week to play any Dolphins receiver. The Minnesota Vikings secondary has played at a high level this year, ranking fifth in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game at 215.6. They are also tied for the league lead in passing touchdowns allowed, matching the Jaguars with only 15 touchdowns allowed this season. They also own one of the best touchdown to interception ratios, with 15 touchdowns to 12 interceptions. The Vikings secondary has benefitted from their defensive line causing so much pressure up front, as the Vikings are tied for eighth in the league with 38 sacks this season. The Vikings have the defensive advantage against a Miami offense that slows the game down and tries to wear out the opposing team through a combination of early down rushes and play action. The Vikings are not the type of defense that can be beaten like this though, as they have a stout defensive front and their linebackers, led by Anthony Barr, are very good in coverage and at rushing the quarterback. Unless the Dolphins offense can find a way to make a couple big plays, they are going to have a long day trying to hold off an aggressive Vikings pass rush and a talented secondary that can match up with the Miami receivers with no problem.
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Albert Wilson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 7 vs DET (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec, 2 / 4 / 0 rush)
After emerging as a reliable weapon in recent weeks, Wilson suffered a leg/hip injury in the first half this week. He had caught all 3 of his targets, including a 25-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Wilson went back to the locker room and did not emerge for the rest of the game. His targets seemed to go to Amendola who led the team with 7. Wilson's injury will need to be monitored as the week progresses. The Dolphins have a short week before traveling to Houston for Thursday Night football. Wilson is at risk for not playing in week 8.
2018 Week 6 vs CHI (9 / 6 / 155 / 2 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins could not find any answers for the Bears until the 4th quarter, and that also happens to be when they finally decided to get Wilson involved. He scored both touchdowns in the 4th to help tie the game when it looked like the Bears were going to run away with it. The first touchdown was a 43-yard sprint after he caught the ball around the line of scrimmage. All Osweiler did was throw it in his direction and Wilson followed a convoy of blockers down the sideline and into the end zone. The second was a 75-yard quick hit again across the middle of the field. Wilson took the quick slant to the house and out ran every defender that came anywhere near him. There was not a lot of finesse or great route running on either of his touchdowns, just pure speed and an ability to follow the initial blocks. Wilson caught 6 of his 9 targets and broke free on 2 of them for long touchdowns. This should easily be his best game of the season and it came at a time where it looked like the Dolphins were going to get blown out by the Bears.
2018 Week 5 vs CIN (6 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
It was a tough day all around the offense this week, and Wilson ended up with a similar line to Amendola. He caught 5 of his 6 targets and helped to move the chains a few times, but he could not break free and find the end zone. His longest play of the day was a 16-yard catch and run, but aside from that he was tackled almost immediately. No Dolphin receiver was able to create separation from their man or find any soft spots in coverage this week. Wilson is getting an extended look with Davante Parker inactive again this week.
2018 Week 4 vs NE (6 / 4 / 19 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
There is not a lot that went right for the Dolphins on offense and that includes Wilson. The biggest thing to note was he saw 6 targets this week and that tied Kenny Stills for the team lead. With Jakeem Grant also waiting in the wings it is tough to feel confident in either receiver. Wilson was at least given the chance to have a better game today. The Dolphins will need a receiver to step up behind Stills if they want to put forth a better showing against the Bengals next week.
2018 Week 3 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 74 / 1 rec)
The entire game really comes down to 2 plays for Wilson. He had a 74-yard touchdown catch and threw a 52-yard touchdown on a trick play. His touchdown catch was the reverse play that Grant scored his 18-yard jet sweep on. Tannehill pitched the ball forward to Wilson as he came in motion and then a sea of blockers opened things up for him to go untouched into the end zone. The touchdown throw was a thing of beauty. Tannehill handed the ball off to Drake, who then pitched the ball to Wilson who had come in motion towards the line of scrimmage, Wilson continued to roll right, and found a wide-open Grant on a wheel route. There were a lot of moving parts with this play and it was almost amazing that there was no illegal motion or formation. This is not the kind of play that Miami is going to go to every week, but it is good to know they have it in their back pocket and that they can trust Wilson to throw a strike when needed.
2018 Week 2 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
The Dolphins do not have a great core of receivers and it seems like it could be anyone who steps up each week and makes a play. Wilson had about as much luck as any other receiver in regard to targets and receptions, but he did manage to find the end zone. Wilson ran an inside crossing route and found himself all alone when the tight end cleared out the linebackers up the seam. Wilson then simply out ran his man in coverage and down the opposite sideline for a touchdown. The safeties were occupied on the other side of the field covering the deep routes and could not get over in time to make a tackle. Wilson was not touched on the play until he crossed the goal line right at the pylon. Wilson was also given 2 carries in the running game but did not do very much with them.
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