Sunday, July 15, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Miami Dolphins

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Miami Dolphins.



Ryan Tannehill528.2343.3385622.715.338.4165.11.22.9232.35
Missing 19 games over the past two seasons including all of 2017, Tannehill (ACL) has been fully cleared. Now that Jarvis Landry is in Cleveland and given that DeVante Parker has generally underperformed compared to expectations, Miami is far from being loaded with weapons. That said, the volume could be there for Tannehill to be a productive QB2, if healthy, as the Dolphins were one of four teams to throw it 600-plus times last season.
David Fales25.616.61640.60.600007.76
Brock Osweiler14.28.7980.50.400005.12

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Running Backs


Kenyan Drake188.2865.76.437.5286.92.31.6164.26
Over the final five games of the 2017 season, Drake ran for a league-high 444 yards on 91 carries (4.88 YPC) with two touchdowns and added 17 receptions for 150 yards. Adding future HOFer Frank Gore to the running back room with rookie Kalen Ballage likely means that Drake won't see his December workload (21.6 touches per game) carry over into the 2018 season even though he's likely to be the team's most productive back.
Frank Gore103.7399.23.319148.21.30.581.34
Returning home to Miami, the 35-year-old Gore has been incredibly durable -- seven consecutive 16-game seasons -- and remarkably consistent. Gore has finished as a top-20 fantasy running back every season except for his rookie campaign although he has averaged less than 4.0 YPC in each of the past three seasons. Forming a committee -- and perhaps not getting the largest share -- with Kenyan Drake and rookie Kalen Ballage, Gore may fail to average 15-plus carries per game for the first time since his rookie season.
Kalen Ballage49.9209.61.221.8185.31.51.552.69
The 229-pound rookie out of Arizona State has impressed the coaching staff during the offseason workouts, but he figures to be third in line for touches behind both Drake and Gore.
Senorise Perry5.822.60.100002.86

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Wide Receivers


DeVante Parker68904.45.40000.3122.24
I've been (too) high on Parker in his young career only to be disappointed. So, perhaps I'm a bit gun-shy and am too cautious in my outlook for Parker this year. He appears to be doing the right things as Joe Schad notes: "Dolphins coaches say few if any players have spent more time in the building than Parker since last season ended." Given that Jarvis Landry and his 570 targets over the past four years are no longer on the roster, the 25-year-old Parker has loads of upside if he's able to put it all together this season.
Kenny Stills50.8802.65.60000.5112.86
Over the past two seasons, Stills has 100 catches for 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns and he's finished as a top-30 receiver in standard-scoring formats both seasons. There may be some game-to-game volatility, but there is a strong chance that he outperforms his current ADP.
Albert Wilson42.2544.42.50000.269.04
Wilson set career highs (42/554/3) across the board last season. With Jarvis Landry gone, there could be a significant opportunity to post even better numbers and Wilson has impressed the coaching staff in offseason workouts.
Danny Amendola48.2515.71.90000.362.37
With 60-plus catches in two of the past three seasons with the Patriots, Amendola could post a similar total (or even more) with Jarvis Landry no longer in Miami although he'll compete with Albert Wilson for snaps in the slot.
Jakeem Grant6.8103.40.7000114.94
Leonte Carroo3.938.60.40000.16.06

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Tight Ends


Mike Gesicki30.6382.53.40000.557.65
Freakishly athletic, Gesicki has rare physical tools: 6-foot-5, 247 pounds, 4.54 forty, 41.5-inch vertical and 6.76 3-cone. Moreover, there is little competition atop the depth chart at tight end so Gesicki has a chance to make an immediate impact as a rookie. That said, rookie tight ends historically struggle to produce fantasy-relevant numbers.
A.J. Derby19.8215.810000.227.18
MarQueis Gray15.9184.40.80000.123.04
Durham Smythe6.568.90.40000.19.09

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