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Week 7 Outlook
The Miami Dolphins are naming Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. Ryan Fitzpatrick will back up Tagovailoa when he starts in Week 8 against the Rams. The Jets have a bye week in Week 7.
Tagovailoa was the fifth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he was also recovering from a serious hip injury during his final season at Alabama and watched veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick lead the Dolphins to a 3-3 record through the team's first six games. Tagovailoa made his debut against the Jets in mop-up duty in Week 6, and he will be a popular waiver-wire target in all formats this week given his potential.
Tua Tagovailoa played the first snaps of his NFL career against the New York Jets late in the 4th quarter. Tagovailoa complete both his pass attempts for nine yards.
Although Tagovailoa does not look to become the starter any time soon, it is great to see that he is healthy enough to play. Tagovailoa has completely recovered from his hip injury and should now be slowly involved in the Dolphins offense. However, Tagovailoa seems very unlikely to start any games while the Dolphins are in the playoff hunt.
Dolphins' first-round rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut against the New York Jets, completing both of his pass attempts for nine yards in the closing minutes of their 24 - 0 win on Sunday.
Tagovailoa came in to relieve starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the late stages of the game, showing off his mobility as he rolled out of the pocket several times. Fantasy managers should consider claiming Tagovailoa off the waiver wire, especially if he is available in Keeper and Dynasty leagues.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (illness) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Tagovailoa is dealing with a non-related COVID-19 illness, but is expected to be all systems go for Week 4. Tua will serve as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup if active. The 2020 NFL First Round pick has yet to appear in a game during the 2020 season.
QB Tua Tagovailoa (hip) remains healthy despite his presence on Wednesday's injury report.
"Any player who gets treatment on specific body part must be on injury report. Treatment natural 10 months after major hip injury, but team has said he's healthy and can play," per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. He practiced in full on Wednesday and is expected to serve as the Dolphins' backup QB behind Ryan Fitzpatrick for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Patriots.