Miami Dolphins news, rumors and injuries
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Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan's contract nullifies a $1.69 million roster bonus if he violates the NFL's substance abuse policy. It would have been paid if he was on the roster as of the fifth day of training camp, which opens Friday, July 29. Jordan is currently awaiting reinstatement by the NFL and is scheduled to earn a base salary of $585,000. Miami could opt to give him an opportunity to earn the roster bonus in a different format at their discretion.
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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 06:45:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Parker's foot injury robbed him of much of his rookie season, but he turned it on late in the year. He posted 13 grabs for 286 yards and one touchdown in the final three games. He's a WR3 with some upside in fantasy.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:02:40 -0700
Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster (Achilles') impressed the team in a workout Monday, July 18, and one source said he "looked good." The team wanted to move quickly to sign him before he had a chance to board a flight and work out for the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Tip: Foster is expected to compete with incumbent Jay Ajayi for the starting job, and he has declared himself 100 percent healthy after suffering a torn Achilles' tendon last October playing against the Dolphins. Foster will be worth scooping up in the neighborhood of Round 5 or so right now, but with a strong training camp and preseason, he could move up quickly. Still, with his injury history, be sure to draft plenty of draft at the position.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:27:01 -0700
The Miami Dolphins defense allowed a 97.4 passer rating to opposing quarterbacks last season. It was the worst cumulative rating allowed in franchise history, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:03:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Foster will obviously have six games against the AFC East this year, as division opponents play each other twice per season. His numbers against the division are encouraging, but he still has an extensive injury history to deal with. Don't view him as more than an RB4 in Miami.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:01:31 -0700
Miami Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake is likely to be slotted No. 3 on the depth chart behind RBs Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster unless the team keeps four backs to include RB Damien Williams. He had some moments in the offseason program, but not enough to suggest he was ready to be a reliable No. 2 back, thus the signing of Foster. Head coach Adam Gase wants a back capable of playing all three downs, because he prefers to substitute backs for an entire series, instead of during a series.
Fantasy Tip: Drake still needs quite a bit more polish before he makes his way up the depth chart, but based on the injury history of Foster, the rookie Foster could see a meaningful role sooner rather than later. Still, for now, he is only worth grabbing in the late rounds in re-draft leagues, and as a middle-round pick in long-term dynasty formats.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:00:48 -0700
Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams was the hardest hit by the addition of RB Arian Foster, as Williams slips from No. 2 to likely No. 3 on the depth chart with the potential to not even make the team unless they keep four backs. That's because RB Kenyan Drake figures to be No. 3 on the depth chart even if Williams is kept.
Fantasy Tip: The team invested a high pick on Drake, and he isn't going anywhere. Williams will be behind Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster, and could potentially be headed to another organization at this point. His fantasy outlook is very murky at this point.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:00:04 -0700
Miami Dolphins RB Arian Foster (Achilles') said Monday, July 18, that he is fully healthy after suffering a ruptured Achilles' tendon last season. He said he still feels like a Pro Bowl-caliber player and intends to show that. "I don't have any expectations. Just coming here to compete and help the squad out however I can," Foster said.
Fantasy Tip: For now, Foster is not expected to start, as incumbent Jay Ajayi remains atop the depth chart. However, that race is certainly not settled and will be hashed out in training camp and the preseason. Foster certainly has the history, but he also has a lot of wear on the tires and a long history of injuries. Even if he is able to leapfrog Ajayi, Foster's workload will likely be curtailed to help keep him healthy.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:59:27 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan has had an impressive offseason and looks like a "brand new" player, according to a source. However, he is still yet to be reinstated. Training camp begins Friday, July 29.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:26:53 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Ajayi's fantasy stock should take a hit with the signing of Arian Foster Monday, July 18. However, it might prove to make the sophomore a better value in drafts, as he'll be available much deeper into the middle rounds. And Foster is a risk entering his age-30 season with just 25 games played over the past three years and 1,454 carries during his career. View Ajayi as a No. 3 running back with upside, whereas Foster is a mid-round flier who likely shouldn't be counted on as a week-to-week starter. Kenyon Drake is currently third on the depth chart and is a late-round target in deep yearly setups.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:08:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Foster has a lot of miles on his football odometer, and he has suffered through more than his fair share of injuries. It's better to draft him as a low-end RB3 to high-end RB4 with so much risk involved.
Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:32:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Foster was easily the best available free-agent running back left on the market. The wear and tear he's dealt with, and the fact that he'll be 30 years old in August, kept teams away. Foster has only played three full seasons in his seven-year career. He and Jay Ajayi will likely battle for starting duties, and the move does hurt Ajayi's value a bit. Ajayi should now be an RB3 consideration, while Foster is more in low-end RB3 to high-end RB4 range. Rookie Kenyan Drake now only has real value in dynasty formats.
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