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Draft Coverage

The Miami Dolphins are looking to shore up their porous defense during the upcoming draft. The team sorely needs a pass rusher, as well as help at strong side and weak side linebacker. That's just for starters. The Dolphins ranked 18th in points allowed, and allowed over 30 points in each of their final three games. During the season, 13 teams rushed for at least 100 yards against the Dolphins defense. (Source: Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins were a popular choice each week for DFS: not as a play, but for selecting players who were playing against them. Opposing offensive players fared well each week, especially tight ends near the close of the season.


According to WGR 550's Sal Capaccio, the Buffalo Bills have yet to come to a decision on whether to keep quarterback Tyrod Taylor for 2017 and beyond. (Source: WGR 550)

Fantasy Impact: The Bills are rumored to be looking to replace Taylor, especially given that he will be guaranteed just under $31 million on March 11 if the Bills decide to exercise his five-year contract extension. Still, Taylor has shown he can be at least a competent starter in this league, which is not an easy thing to find at the quarterback position. We likely won't have any clarity on this situation until closer to the start of the new league year, but Taylor should be a starter no matter where he ends up.


According to Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, Temple linebacker Haason Reddick generated the most buzz coming out of the Senior Bowl. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: "He showed the athleticism to easily cover running backs and tight ends while also excelling during the blitz periods of practice," wrote Jeremiah. "Most impressively, he showed excellent run instincts and the ability to sort through the trash and find the ball carrier in team drills." Jeremiah went out to speculate that Reddick could overtake Florida's Jarrad Davis as the #2 overall ILB in the draft. Reddick is likely looking at a draft spot somewhere in the bottom half of the first round.


Alabama tight end O.J. Howard reportedly lived up to the hype consistently throughout Senior Bowl week. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Howard put on display his "freakish combination of size, speed and soft hands" all throughout practices, and his impressive performance should help him sew up a spot in the first round of this year's draft. While the tight end position is typically a tough transition from college to the pro's, Howard has the skillset to make a first-year impact.


Corey Davis suffered an ankle injury during training, which puts his participation in the NFL combine in jeopardy. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After skipping the Senior Bowl, and now potentially missing the NFL Combine, Davis's draft stock may fall a bit. This could lead to Davis falling to a better team in the NFL Draft, but also potentially falling in re-draft and dynasty league drafts. Seeing as Davis is considered a Top 3 wide receiver talent in this year's class, keep an eye on this situation to better gauge potential landing spots.


The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly highly interested in Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and would be willing to trade up for him in this year's draft. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: With Carson Palmer mulling retirement as we speak, the Cardinals are smartly trying to prepare for their future at the position. Watson is one of the more polarizing prospects in this year's class, but he certainly will go in the first round. Whether he will be there when the Cardinals are up is the bigger question.


Both the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets are reportedly intrigued with North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Both teams make a lot of sense as QB-needy teams, but the Browns are of particular note given that they have two first-round picks in this draft, including the #1 overall pick. This year's Carson Wentz in terms of meteoric rise in prominence, where Trubisky ends up getting drafted in a weak QB class will be a top storyline in the coming months.