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The Miami Dolphins signed first-round wide receiver Jaylen Waddle to his rookie contract. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Waddle, the No. 6 overall pick from this year's draft, receives a fully guaranteed deal over four years. The Alabama product will line up in three-wide sets along with Will Fuller and DeVante Parker this season. He's also reunited with his former college quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Waddle is more exciting in dynasty leagues than he is in redraft formats.

Category: Transactions


Free-agent DB Jason McCourty reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Dolphins Thursday. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCourty agrees to a one-year deal with Miami and reunites with Dolphins’ HC Brian Flores. He racked up 30 solo tackles, 12 assists, and three passes defensed for the Patriots in 2020. McCourty adds a veteran presence to the Dolphins’ secondary and is expected to be behind Xavien Howard and Byron Jones on the cornerback depth chart.

Category: Transactions


The Dolphins traded OT Ereck Flowers and a late-round draft pick to the Washington Football Team in exchange for a late-round draft pick. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Flowers previously played for Washington in 2019. He signed a three-year, $30 million contract with the Dolphins last season. By moving Flowers, the Dolphins saved $9 million in cap space. He missed a few games in 2020 due to an ankle injury. Flowers will compete for a starting guard spot and his presence should only improve Washington’s offensive line.

Category: Transactions


Current free-agent and former Miami Dolphins OT Julien Davenport has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fourth-year tackle measures at a staggering 6'7", 313-pound frame and provides depth to one of the top offensive line units in the league. The interior of the Colts' offensive line is its strength, so adding size and some competition behind RT Braden Smith and LT Sam Tevi will help ensure the pocket stays clean for QB Carson Wentz during the 2021 season. Expect the Colts to continue adding depth to their offensive line during the draft next month.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Dolphins traded the No. 3 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft to the 49ers in exchange for the No. 12 pick of the NFL Draft and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: “Dolphins now have basically turned their former LT Laremy Tunsil who they traded to Houston into four first-round picks and a third-round pick,” said Schefter. Miami is planning to build around QB Tua Tagovaila and all-in on the former first-rounder. The Dolphins deal of Tunsil has landed them Noah Igbinoghene, Solomon Kindley, picks No.12 and No. 102 in 2021 and 2022 and 2023 first-round picks.

Category: Transactions


Former Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Breida was limited due to injuries in Miami throughout the 2020 season, failing to find the end zone on the ground or through the air. He still has game-breaking speed when healthy and can be used as a hybrid receiving back in exotic formations, making his reported one-year deal with the Bills a great fit. Bills rookie RB Zach Moss filled in nicely and took advantage of opportunities at the goal-line in 2020 but third-year RB Devin Singletary should be valued lower heading into the 2021 season, as Breida is likely to be used in-between the 20s, eating into Singletary's primary opportunities.

Category: Transactions, Rumors


The Miami Dolphins announced on Twitter that they have re-signed Mack Hollins. (Source: Miami Dolphins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hollins started two games for the Dolphins in 2020. He caught 16 passes for 176 yards and one touchdown. Hollins is merely a depth piece for the Dolphins and doesn't carry any fantasy value.

Category: Transactions


The Dolphins released OL Isaiah Wilson on Saturday. (Source: Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson was cut days after the Dolphins acquired him from the Titans. “Wilson is said to have refused team efforts to help him to get his life on track, continuing behavior that caused the Tennessee Titans to give up on him less than a year after drafting him in the first round,” per Beasley. Wilson played only four snaps in 2020 and was placed on the non-football injury list in December. Another franchise could take a gamble on the former first-round pick if he’s able change his behavior and get his life back on track.

Category: Transactions


Ryan Fitzpatrick has agreed to terms on a one-year/$10M deal with the Washington Football Team. The deal can be worth up to $12M and Fitzpatrick is expected to go into a camp competition for the starting duties with Taylor Heinicke. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Fitzpatrick was rumored to be planning a retirement just weeks ago. Now, he'll head to Washington in an attempt to beat out Taylor Heinicke for the starting duties. Heinicke is fresh off a two-year/$4.75M contract, largely due to his postseason battle against Tom Brady. Fitzpatrick, if he's able to win the starting job, would make for an intriguing fantasy quarterback. While he'd probably be out of the QB1 consideration, he'd be worth a shot in two-quarterback and superflex leagues. Fitzpatrick's reputation as a gunslinging veteran could certainly elevate the values of those around him too, specifically Terry McLaurin and Logan Thomas. Washington's offseason quarterback competition will be worth watching and we will bring you any regarding it.

Category: Transactions


The Patriots are signing defensive tackle Davon Godchaux to a two-year deal worth up to $16 million. The pact includes $9 million guaranteed. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bill Belichick isn't slowing down after inking a four-year deal with Jonnu Smith. He opens his wallet once again for Godchaux, who impressed over four years in Miami. He missed most of 2020 due to an injury, but between 2018 and 2019, he started 32 games, making 123 tackles and three sacks. The former fifth-round pick out of LSU evidently did enough to earn a multi-year deal that will make him a starter in New England's strong offense.

Category: Transactions


Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Dolphins are sending Shaq Lawson to the Texans in exchange for Benardrick McKinney. (Source: Ian rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: After a down season for McKinney, the swap of Lawson for him makes alot of sense for both sides. Lawson is 26 and a change of scenery may be best to help revitalize the once first rounders stock. McKinney was on the outs and was being shopped by the Texans for months. The trade is a win-win for both teams.

Category: Transactions


Field Yates of ESPN reports that Kyle Van Noy has not been released yet because they are trying to trade him. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported just a few days ago that Van Noy was released but now reports are saying that Dolphins are trying to trade him. Van Noy is set to make $12.5M this season. It's unclear if they are able to trade him.

Category: Rumors


Cameron Wolfe of ESPN writes "it would be a shock" if the Dolphins didn't acquire a new feature back this offseason. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Miami has already been linked to Aaron Jones in free agency, but Wolfe adds that the organization could draft a top-tier RB such as Najee Harris or Javonte Williams. Myles Gaskin finished the 2020 season as Miami's top running back, but it's looking as if he'll be more of a depth piece in 2021.

Category: Rumors


Jason Sanders and the Dolphins have agreed to a five-year/$22M contract that will keep him in Miami through 2025.

Fantasy Impact: Sander is coming off a phenomenal year for the Dolphins. His 36 made field goals are the second-most in the league and he drilled an impressive 92.3% of his overall attempts, including 8-of-9 from 50-plus yards out. The Dolphins have their kicker locked up for the next five years.

Category: Transactions


Dolphins GM Chris Grier said Tuesday that QB Tua Tagovailoa will remain the team's starter moving forward. (Source: Barry Jackson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tagovailoa finished the season on a down note by tossing three interceptions against the Bills in Week 17. Still, he showed some flashes upside and might've been held back a bit by his supporting cast. It sounds as if Miami plans to build around Tua, rather than instantly look to replace him. The franchise holds the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft thanks to a trade with the Houston Texans.

Category: Rumors


Lynn Bowden Jr. caught eight of twelve targets for 44 yards, rushed once for negative seven yards and even tossed a 32 yard completion in a 56-26 blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Bowden Jr. was a utility player for the Dolphins after being traded from the Raiders early in the season. The rookie finishes his season without a touchdown but the athleticism displayed in 2020 will certainly carry over into a fantasy-relevant role in the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Salvon Ahmed rushed six times for 29 yards and a touchdown, including 19 yards through the air in the Dolphins' 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Ahmed worked his way into the Dolphins' running back rotation in his rookie campaign and will compete for the starting role with Myles Gaskin heading into the 2021 season. Ahmed finishes his season with 380 total yards and three touchdowns across six games.

Category: Game Recaps


DeVante Parker caught seven of fourteen targets for 116 yards in the Dolphins' 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Parker was Tagovailoa's favorite target on Sunday, going for over 100 yards in a blowout loss to the Bills that officially eliminates the Dolphins from playoff contention. Parker dealt with hamstring injuries throughout the latter portion of the season but should be considered a solid WR2 if fully healthy heading into 2021 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Mike Gesicki registered five catches for 47 yards on ten targets in a 56-26 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The third-year tight end saw double-digit targets on Sunday but was only able to haul in half of them while being kept out of the end zone. Gesicki flashed throughout the season scoring six touchdowns across 15 games and is a TE1 heading into 2021 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps


Dolphins LB Elandon Roberts (knee) won't play in Week 17 against the Bills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Roberts is reportedly dealing with a "significant" knee injury. He also appears unlikely to play in the postseason should Miami advance.

Category: Injury Updates