Brian Hartline

Brian Hartline

Miami Dolphins

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By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Feb 27th 1:48pm EST

After six seasons, the Miami Dolphins have released wide receiver Brian Hartline. The move was expected as the team is making moves to clear cap space. Hartline's release clears $5.95 million. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Hartline has been a consistent contributor for Miami. He had over 1,000 yards in both 2012 and 2013. But the emergence of Jarvis Landry (with his obvious upside potential) limited Hartline's on field opportunities resulting in a hugely disappointing season. His release is a practical move both financially and personnel wise for the Dolphins. It shouldn't be hard for Hartline to find another team.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 9:47pm EST

After going off the grid for the last two weeks with no catches, Brian Hartline caught 5-of-6 passes for 94 yards in a losing effort against the Jets, leading all receivers. Sunday was his best game of the season. Season stat line: 39-474-2.

Fantasy Impact: This is the lowest yardage output for Hartline since joining the Dolphins five years ago. Coming into 2014, Hartline had gained over 1,000 yards in receiving for two consecutive seasons. It's hard to say what's going to happen to Hartline in the offseason. He may regain some value if he leaves the Dolphins and finds a team that will target him - something Tannehill did not do.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 2:13am EST

Perhaps we can blame the sun for one of the two targets that Hartline didn't catch? Tannehill threw to 10 players, only Hartline and Dion Sims failed to catch a ball.

Fantasy Impact: The disappointing season for Hartline continues. Jarvis Landry has all but made Hartline expendable.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 5:58pm EST

Ryan Tannehill threw one touchdown on Sunday in the loss to the Ravens, and it was a three-yard bullet to Brian Hartline. He was targeted three more times, and only caught one more pass for eight yards.

Fantasy Impact: Hartline's second score of the season probably didn't help anyone. Imagine Wallace and Landry owners looking on helplessly as he caught a beautiful strike from Tannehill. Season stat line: 34-380-2.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 4th 2:05am EST

Brian Hartline has a bruised left knee. He practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, but may not play against the Ravens on Sunday. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: This has been a forgettable season for Hartline. His snap count has plummeted from season's past. He only played 15 percent of the snaps Monday night against the Jets.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 10:11pm EST

He ends the night with one catch for nine yards. (Source: James Walker on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Gibson looks like the on-field replacement. Chances are good he's not the key to anyone's fantasy victory this week.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 12:57am EST

Tannehill threw two passes to Hartline and he caught them both for 39 yards in Miami's Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact: Hartline's stats don't do much from a fantasy perspective, but one of Hartline's catches was a big 18-yard catch and run, that helped set up the third score of the day to put the Dolphins up 21-10 in the second quarter.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 2:21am EST

Hartline's longest reception of the night was 31 yards in a winning effort against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday. He showed great hustle fighting for his after-the-catch mileage.

Fantasy Impact: Hartline is not likely to be on any fantasy rosters at the moment. Of note, Hartline was one of ten recipients of a Tannehill pass against the Bills.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 2:51am EST

Brian Hartline was released from the witness protection program for Sunday's game against the Chargers. He was targeted seven times and caught five balls for 50 yards, which moved him past the 4,000 career receiving yards mark. His performance also places him at eighth for most receptions in franchise history. Season stat line: 25-265-1. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: While it was a good day for Hartline personally, he currently lacks fantasy relevance. However, Hartline becoming more active on gameday is important for the growth of Ryan Tannehill - someone who is present on fantasy rosters. Hartline was one of the ten recipients today of a Tannehill pass.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 7:51pm EDT

Brian Hartline was targeted four times, but caught only one pass for 19 yards in Miami's win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Another quiet weekend for Hartline who now has only four catches over the last three games. The Dolphin offense did not operate effectively for much of the game, which didn't help Hartline's already downward trend.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Oct 16th 5:39pm EDT

Brian Hartline had his streak of making at least one catch in 30 consecutive games going until Sunday's matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Statistically, he failed to make a catch, while in reality his only catch of the day was wiped off the board due to a Dolphins penalty. (Source: Sun Sentinel)

Fantasy Impact: Hartline has led the Dolphins in catches the past two seasons and has led the team in yards per reception in each of his first five, which has made him a popular draft day target in PPR leagues. However, drafting Hartline this year hasn't reaped much benefit. He's currently 4th on the team in receptions (16) totaling 161 yards with one touchdown. At the moment, there are better fantasy options out there.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 11:46pm EDT

Brian Hartline caught 6-of-7 targets for 74 yards, leading all receivers in both categories. Hartline has made a reception in each of his last 30 games extending a two-year streak. He now has 275 career receptions, the 9th most in franchise history. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hartline was PPR friendly today as Tannehill spread his 23 completions amongst nine players with Hartline as the main beneficiary. This was Hartline's best game of the season in receptions and yards. He was targeted eight times vs Buffalo. It's likely Hartline is only on deep league rosters, which is appropriate at this point.

By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Thu, Aug 7th 11:09am EDT

If Hartline amasses 1,000 yards in receiving in 2014, it will be for the third consecutive year - making him the first Dolphin receiver to do so. (Source: Andy Cohen - The Finsiders)

Fantasy Impact: The six-year veteran will be playing with his fourth offensive coordinator in six years. There are lofty expectations for high-volume receptions for all under current coordinator, Bill Lazor. Hartline has traditionally been more attractive in PPR formats than standard leagues. That shouldn't change this year.

Breaking Football | Feb 28th
Brian Hartline’s agent has stated that the Miami Dolphins have released the veteran receiver from their team. Hartline had a dreadful 2014 campaign, with only 39 catches for 474 yards in 16 games. With his salary at $5.9 million, it made almost no sense for Miami to keep him, especially when he simply is not producing the numbers expected of him. Although Hartline has two 1,000-yard seasons,...