Miami Dolphins

AFC East

Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is on the trading block, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Drake, RB44 on a points-per-game basis, could benefit from a fantasy perspective on a better offense if traded. Not only is he in on a dismal offense in Miami, Drake's splitting carries and targets with Mark Walton and Kalen Ballage. The aforementioned two would benefit slightly as well if Drake's traded.

Category: Rumors

Dolphins coach Brian Flores says Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's starting quarterback in Week 7 against the Bills. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick came in into the game in relief of Josh Rosen in Week 6 and nearly led Miami to victory, completing 12-of-18 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown. Rosen hasn't shown much promise this year but it's tough to get an accurate read on him behind a terrible offensive line and a limited cast of skill position players. This remain an offense to avoid for fantasy purposes.

The Miami Dolphins allowed 17 points and 311 yards of offense in their Week 6 loss to the Washington Redskins. The defense did not record a takeaway or a sack.

Fantasy Impact: This was likely the only potential usable fantasy game for the Dolphins D/ST, and they failed to even record a sack. Just punt them as far away from your fantasy team as possible unless you're tanking for draft picks like they are.

Category: Game Recaps

Jason Sanders converted his only field goal attempt and his only extra point attempt in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Sanders was perfect on the day, though he has been spotty at times in 2019. The Dolphins also don't provide reliable enough opportunities to score, making Sanders a poor fantasy option.

Category: Game Recaps

Mike Gesicki caught three of his seven targets for 51 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Gesicki had one more target than the leading wideout for the Dolphins, which is a great sign. However, his usage has been spotty at best thus far in 2019. Until his targets become more reliable week-to-week, Gesicki is unusable. However, here's to hoping this becomes a trend. Gesicki is an athletic marvel with tons of upside.

Category: Game Recaps

Preston Williams caught two of his six targets for 31 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Williams still tied for the lead among wideouts in targets with Albert Wilson, but was unable to produce much with his opportunities. Better days are likely ahead, though the drop in targets with Wilson back in action is notable. Better to wait and see if Williams can remain on your bench for at least another week.

Category: Game Recaps

Albert Wilson caught five of his six targets for 15 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Wilson has made his living in the NFL on yards after the catch, but was unable to break free in this game. His target volume is a good sign that he's back as a regular contributor, but he'll need to see a slight uptick before warranting fantasy consideration, as YAC is unpredictable more so than air yards.

Category: Game Recaps

DeVante Parker caught three of his four targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Parker trailed both Preston Williams and Albert Wilson in targets in this game, though has been faring well in air yards thus far in 2019. If Ryan "DGAF" Fitzpatrick is under center in Week 7 against the Bills, Parker could be used in desperation situations, though he could also draw shadow coverage from Tre'Davious White, which would be bad news.

Category: Game Recaps

Kalen Ballage rushed three times for seven yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Ballage has fallen down the depth chart since the pre-season and has no fantasy appeal at this point. Don't think too much about his touchdown, as he likely won't get another one all season.

Category: Game Recaps

Mark Walton rushed six times for 32 yards and caught five of his six targets for 43 yards in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins.

Fantasy Impact: Walton certainly looks to have full control of the RB2 job for the Dolphins, but that simply isn't a valuable role for fantasy purposes, especially when the Dolphins are unlikely to be competitive in most/all of their remaining games.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Rosen completed 15-of-25 pass attempts for 85 yards and two interceptions in the Dolphins' Week 6 loss to the Redskins. Rosen was benched for Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Fantasy Impact: Rosen has not done much to inspire confidence in 2019, though it's hard to blame him too much based on his supporting cast. He's certainly not set up to succeed, but has not risen above his situation either. Regardless, he need not be owned outside of 2QB leagues, and those owners should scramble to get FitzMagic this week if he was dropped previously.

Category: Game Recaps

Miami Dolphins star cornerback Xavien Howard has been ruled out for Week 6 against Washington. (Source: Armando Salguero)

Fantasy Impact: Howard's absence is a big loss for a defense already running on fumes. This ensures star rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin mammoth upside for this afternoon's tilt against Washington. Davante Parker and Albert Wilson also see value boosts with this news.

Category: Injury Updates

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Dolphins WR Jakeem Grant (hamstring) will not play in Week 6. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Grant will not play in Sunday's tilt with the Redskins but is expected to return in Week 7. With Grant out, Preston Williams and Devante Parker will handle the wide receiver duties for Miami.

Category: Injury Updates

Nick O'Leary caught his only target for 19 yards in the Dolphins' Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: O'Leary is not often used in the passing game and is not worth owning in fantasy leagues. However, his usage at all means it's damaging the outlook for Mike Gesicki, who is a strong receiver but is not seeing the usage. O'Leary need not be owned, but he continues to put a damper on his teammate's fantasy value.

Category: Game Recaps

Dolphins defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick has been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a first-round pick, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was reported earlier in the day that multiple teams were interested in trading for Fitzpatrick, and the Steelers were able to swing a deal by sending the Dolphins a first-round pick. The Dolphins are openly tanking at this point, and a first-round pick from the 0-2 Steelers, who just lost Ben Roethlisberger for the season, was too much value for them to pass up.

Category: Transactions

Reshad Jones will miss Sunday's Week 2 matchup with New England due to an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact: Jones wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week. He sustained the injury during Miami's season-opening loss to Baltimore, in which he managed to play 32 defensive snaps and record five total tackles. Minkah Fitzpatrick should see an increased role in Sunday's matchup against the Patriots.

Category: Injury Updates

Eric Rowe is tied atop the leaderboard for the most solo tackles (nine) and is near the top with 11 total tackles after week one.

Fantasy Impact: Not much went right for the Dolphins on Sunday, and it's hard to imagine Rowe having a much better game in the future in terms of total tackles. In fact, he already has more tackles this year than all of last year. Leave him on the waiver wire until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps

Ricardo Louis (knee) is set to spend the 2019 season on injured reserve. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Louis missed the entire 2018 season due to a neck injury, and is now set to miss the entire 2019 season. He will again focus on his recovery and set his sights on the 2020 season.

Category: Injury Updates

The Dolphins and the Saints have agreed to a trade that will ship linebacker Kiko Alonso to New Orleans. The exact terms of the trade are not yet known. (Source: Herbie Teope on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kiko Alonso is coming off his best year, and has only missed two games out of 48 with the Dolphins. The Saints are clearly in win-now mode with Drew Brees entering the twilight of his career.

The Dolphins are trading Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to the Texans in exchange for draft picks, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stills has been on the trade block for much of the preseason, and the Dolphins finally found a partner. For real-life purposes, the addition of Tunsil is the true impact move, as Deshaun Watson gets a massive upgrade in protection. As for Stills, depending on the health of Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, he may have a significantly reduced role. Either way, his likely best case scenario is as a third receiver, albeit in a much better offense. He's not worth much fantasy consideration.

Category: Transactions