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Will Fuller V leaves practice

Thu, Jul 29th 11:16am EDT
By Zak McDonald

Miami Dolphins WR Will Fuller V leaves practice to "deal with something." He is not on the field as the team stretches to begin practice on Thursday, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It's not good news to hear of Fuller dealing with an injury this early into camp. He is an excellent player but has never made it through a full season in his five-year career. Fuller doesn't offer the same value as he did in Houston while playing with QB Deshaun Watson. He will look to compete with DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle for touches this season.

Two playoff teams have called the Miami Dolphins about Xavien Howard, according to Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This comes one day after Howard came out on social media requesting a trade. He continues to practice with Miami, but it sounds like his days of being a member of the Dolphins are numbered as the two sides were unable to come to an agreement on a contract extension. Howard led the league in interceptions and passes defended last season.

Category: Rumors

The Miami Dolphins placed DeVante Parker on the PUP list on Wednesday. (Source: Miami Dolphins on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Parker was one of four Dolphins players placed on the PUP list to open camp, including Preston Williams. Parker can be removed at any time. He figures to compete for targets in what has become a more crowded offense this season with the additions of Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle.

Category: Injury Updates

Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, WR Preston Williams (foot) will start camp on the PUP list for Miami. (Source: Barry Jackson)

Fantasy Impact: Williams underwent surgery on his foot back in November and it looks like the Dolphins are being cautious with him as he will start camp on the PUP list. As things stand Williams will likely be in a battle for the third or fourth wide receiver spot for Miami as they have built WR depth via additions like Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle. Due to this, Williams will likely have limited fantasy appeal in 2021, unless there is an injury at the position. Through eight games in 2020, Williams finished with 18 receptions for 288 yards and four touchdowns.

Category: Injury Updates

WR Isaiah Ford re-signs with the Miami Dolphins (Source: Armando Salguero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Dolphins dealt Ford to the Patriots during last year's trade deadline, only to re-sign him in December after New England placed him on waivers. He had 28 receptions for 276 yards last season. He's not a lock to make the team due to a crowded Dolphins WR room. Miami waived safety Brian Cole and center Tyler Gauthier to create room for Ford.

Dolphins Head coach Brian Flores says that he wants Tua Tagovailoa to focus on being more aggressive downfield and to take more chances than normal. (Source: Cameron Wolfe of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The 2020 season was a rollercoaster year for the former Alabama QB. He was constantly taken in and out of the lineup for Ryan Fitzpatrick and couldn't find a rhythm for most of the season. Tagovailoa did flash though and there is room for optimism. The Dolphins did a great job at surrounding Tua with weapons and a good run game. Now, he has to focus on being more aggressive downfield and taking more chances. He has receivers who can make plays downfield, so he needs to capitalize on that. While he isn't an elite quarterback just yet, he is ultimately set up to improve in his sophomore season. With some rushing upside, he can be a good late-round target for those waiting on QB.

Category: Rumors

The Dolphins have signed linebacker Jerome Baker to a four-year extension worth $39 million. The deal also includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Baker has impressed through his first three years with Miami and now gets a big payday at just 24 years old. Over 48 games, he's logged 11.5 sacks, 317 tackles, and two interceptions. He ranks 19th among linebackers in the latest expert consensus IDP rankings.

Category: Transactions

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