Note: The point projections are based on a standard PPR league scoring (0.5 PPR) with fractional points.
Let’s call this take two on the Dolphins offense for the 2016 season. The Fins had a rocky start in fantasy land last week, but in fairness, it was on the road against the league’s best defense. Although the competition doesn’t lighten up much with a trip to Foxboro, Ryan Tannehill and company should have a better outing this week.
Jarvis Landry (WR) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 13.20 PTS
Don’t expect Landry to move from this side of the list anytime soon. Even in a poor performance where he had difficulty gaining any sort of separation from the Seahawks swarming defense Landry was still able to rack up seven catches for 59 yards (9.40 PTS) and stay in the Top 50 scoring of wide receivers. The Dolphins should have their deep threat in Devante Parker back this week which can stretch the field and give Landry plenty of room to rack up his YAC. He remains a boss dog in all PPR leagues.
Arian Foster (RB) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 9.19 PTS
Foster showed some sparks of the strength and speed that made him a fantasy stud in the not so distant past against Seattle. Foster grabbed 38 yards on the ground, but more importantly collected 62 yards on only three catches. I foresee his output growing as the Dolphins become more comfortable with their new system and Tannehill finds he can always rely on Foster to turn a garbage play into a nice gain.
Ryan Tannehill (QB) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 16.40 PTS
I would love to move Ryan Tannehill to the start section of this article, but I can tell you it’s definitely not going to be the week he travels to New England. Tannehill has accumulated three touchdowns and seven interceptions during his first four trips to Gillette Stadium. I didn’t see anything last week that would make me think this trend will drastically reverse. Tannehill finished last week going 16-of-29 for 189 yards in the air and a QBR of 36.1. He may lead the team to a win, but I wouldn’t be expecting monster numbers from the quarterback in this one.
DeVante Parker (WR) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 7.45 PTS
If Parker’s status was more concrete he might be someone to consider starting, but coming off a hamstring injury you wonder how much explosion he will have in his first week back. Luckily, Parker is in prime position to take all Kenny Stills’ hopes of a contract extension with an impressive performance that will reward his faithful fantasy owners in the process.
Jay Ajayi (RB) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 3.42 PTS
Let Ajayi stand as a lesson for all other Dolphins going forward. All talk must be done on the field and not in the coach’s office when you lose your starting job to an old vet coming off an Achilles tear. Let’s hope that Ajayi’s stay in the doghouse last Sunday will light a fire underneath him and not lead to further immaturity. He still is going to be depended on and have a lot of opportunity to prove himself, especially when the guy in front of him is known to be made of balsa wood.
Jordan Cameron (TE) – Yahoo Fantasy Projection: 7.21
Unless your only other tight end is Rob Gronkowski or Tyler Eifert there is no reason to put Cameron into your lineup this week. Cameron had two catches for six yards last week. When he shows Tannehill he can be depended on, then maybe he will be worth entering the realm of thought for fantasy owners to even give him a roster spot.
Warning: Kenny Stills should be immediately dropped from your roster IF you were as naïve as I and convince yourself that he was now going to be a big play-maker because he caught a couple passes in preseason…It will take us all time to heal from that blasphemous drop.