The Miami Dolphins are beginning to look toward their Friday night game against the Carolina Panthers in both teams second preseason contest. Before we move on to previewing that second game, however, we can take a look back at the first preseason game, and possible fantasy football sleepers that could be emerging for the Dolphins.
Julius Pruitt, WR - Pruitt is a relative unknown outside of Dolphins fans right now, but his performances in camp so far could signal a wide out ready to take the next step. He could be a late round target to stash on a bench and see what happens once the season starts.
Charles Clay, TE - Obviously, as Dolphins fans, we are high on Clay. He showed flashes last season, and this preseason/training camp he is looking strong. He's going to have moment that will make us all cringe, but he could be a guy to grab as either a backup TE, or as a starter if you miss on the top groupd of tight ends.
Daniel Thomas, RB - Big risk, big reward here. People are actually going to target Thomas in the mid-rounds, I think, looking for him to be healthy and run like he did early in the season. With the Dolphins looking to spread Reggie Bush and Lamar Miller into passing routes more often this year, Thomas could end up being the primary, between the tackles, runner. It might take him a couple of weeks to get going, and people could quickly cut him if he doesn't perform early, but if you can afford to stash him on your bench, he could bring you rewards later.
Roberto Wallace, WR - Wallace is buried on the Dolphins depth chart right now, but has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in camp so far. He may not jump up to Davone Bess and Legedu Naanee levels, and he may not pass Pruitt on the chart either, however, he could be a regular target in an offense looking to spread the ball around. He might not get you the results of other receivers you could grab, but he just might as well. He could be a good bye week replacement at the least.