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NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Sit Start Advice: Last Minute Dolphins decisions

The Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts take the field in a little over an hour. What Dolphins players should you start today? We give you the latest information on the key Dolphins players to help you make your sit or start decisions.

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Are you trying to make that last minute fantasy football decision?  Are you trying to decide which, if any, Miami Dolphins players you should start or sit?  Then, you've come to the right place.

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback - I feel like, if you have Tannehill, you probably have a great quarterback on your roster, with Tannehill as your sleeper/backup.  I won't make the argument that Tannehill should be your starter over someone like Peyton Manning or Drew Brees this week, but I will say, if you are debating which second tier guy you are going to use this week, maybe Tannehill is your guy.  He threw for 290 yards and a touchdown last year against the Colts, and that was with Brian Hartline, Davone Bess, and Jabar Gaffney as the top three receivers.  This year, Tannehill has much better weapons around him, and will probably be looking to prove he can out-duel Andrew Luck.  Tannehill is not a bad start this week.

Lamar Miller, running back - Last week, I told you that the decision to sit or start Miller simply came down to where you drafted him.  If he is one of your top two running backs, because you jumped up and took him early, then you had to ride him last week, and likely have to do the same this week.  If you managed to grab two other running backs, then picked up Miller later, then you can afford to let Miller sit this week.  Just as I said last week, until we know for sure that the Dolphins will be running the ball and that Miller will be able to carry the load," you should start Miller only if you have to.

Mike Wallace, wide receiver - Let's face it, Wallace's lack of production last week frustrated fantasy owners, just like Wallace himself was frustrated.  And, it may be like that a lot this year.  Teams are clearly going to key in on Wallace, looking to take him away.  That being said, the Indy secondary is not Joe Haden.  The Dolphins will likely look to get Wallace involved in the game plan early and often on Sunday, but starting him is still up in the air until we see for sure that the chemistry is there between Tannehill and Wallace.  If you are looking for a flex or a WR3 option, Wallace is probably the right guy for you.  Otherwise, if you have other options, you may want to take a risk of benching Wallace on a big day, rather than play him and see the Colts roll safeties on him all day.

Brian Hartline, wide receiver - I listed Hartline as a sleeper last week, and he went out and had his second biggest receiving day of his career.  He probably can't bee a sleeper anymore, given that he is now owned in 67% of the Yahoo! fantasy leagues, but he is probably not someone you are considering starting.  You may want to rethink that.  As long as Wallace continues to draw double coverage on every play, Hartline will likely be the beneficiary in the Dolphins offense.  Hartline broke 100 yards last year against the Colts as the top receiving threat.  Now, with the defense worried about Wallace, he could be set up for another good game.

Dolphins defense - Until they prove me wrong, I am starting the Dolphins defense.  The pass rush is ridiculous.  The secondary has one mission - takeaways - and, with three interceptions last week, they have shown they know how to accomplish that mission.  They are only owned in 15% of leagues still, but six sacks and three interceptions in one game should have people noticing them.  They probably will after this week's game.

Sleeper: Charles Clay, tight end - Owned in just 1% of the Yahoo! fantasy leagues, Clay has had an up and down career with the Dolphins.  As a rookie, he was primarily a fullback, asked to come out of the backfield occasionally.  Last year, he was moved out to more of an H-back/tight end style, and he had some big games, but then would disappear for games on end.  This year, Clay looks more comfortable in the tight end portion of his role, and he caught five passes last week for 54 yards.  Clay will never fully replace Dustin Keller, but he is capable of having multiple receptions each week, picking up some decent yardage, and could be an option in the redzone.  Even if you are set at tight end this week, picking up Clay and stashing him on your bench for a bye week play could be the right move.

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