Thursday, November 11, 2021

Miami Dolphins Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Miami Dolphins rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 29.6 (30th)
  • Best ranking: 29th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 30th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Dolphins in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

Bold second-half prediction: WR Jaylen Waddle will become the second rookie in NFL history to catch 100-plus passes.

Waddle's production in terms of receptions and targets has proved to be quarterback-proof, logging six or more targets in seven of Miami's nine games this season. The yards haven't been there, but he is the Dolphins' most reliable receiver and will continue to be used as such in an offense that throws the ball at the fifth-highest rate in the NFL. Waddle is on pace for 112 catches for 992 yards on 156 targets. -- Marcel Louis-Jacques -- Rank: 29

The Dolphins committed five turnovers on Sunday, a guaranteed way to ensure a loss in the NFL -- unless you're playing the Houston Texans. A win is a win, but questions continue to swirl around the quarterback position after a broken finger forced Tua Tagovailoa out of action due to injury for the fifth time this season. Tua has been unable to stay healthy at the college or pro levels, a reality that doesn't build the case that he's the long-term answer for the Dolphins. This all still feels like it's headed in a certain -- morally dubious -- direction in Miami. A bad look for everyone involved.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

Jacoby Brissett did some good things playing for Tua Tagovailoa. But the rest of this season is all about Tagovailoa.

USA Today -- Rank: 30

How bad are they at running the ball and/or blocking for their backs? Myles Gaskin carried 20 times Sunday ... for 34 yards. Needless to say, Miami ranks last in the league rushing the ball.

The Athletic -- Rank: 29

Are they good? Of course not. Rookie Jaylen Waddle is on course to challenge the lowest yards per catch for any receiver in a 100-catch season. He's at 8.86 right now, well within range of the NFL record of 8.81, set by Miami's own Jarvis Landry in 2017. Miami beat the Texans on Sunday despite committing five turnovers -- it had lost 18 straight games when turning it over at least five times, going all the way back to a 1990 win over the Patriots. NFL teams had lost 16 straight with at least five turnovers, starting with a 2019 49ers win over the Steelers.

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