Suffering a miserable loss to the rival Jets last week, the Miami Dolphins’ players were all under-performers in fantasy football. Going against a division rival for the first time this season, Miami showed signs of weakness and were extremely poor in their 20-6 loss in New York.
However, while the entire Dolphins roster underperformed both on the field and in fantasy football last week, this Sunday’s matchup against the Saints in London should provide those fantasy football players with a chance to capitalize on what could be a bounce back performance.
Without further ado, let’s get into the Miami Dolphins start/sit for Week 4 of Fantasy Football.
Note: Point projections from FantasyPros.com and are for standard league’s only. Depending on league type, expectations may be adjusted for these picks.
Jarvis Landry (WR) — Fantasy Projection: 9.5 points
Only managing to record 4.8 points last week, Jarvis Landry underperformed like much of the offense against the Jets. That said, Landry did lead the Dolphins in targets last week. Going against an extremely weak Saints defense this week, Landry should once again be targeted quite a bit in the passing game. Bank on him recording more yards and receptions as Landry attempts to help Miami get their season back on track.
DeVante Parker (WR) — Fantasy Projection: 9.1 points
Recording eight catches on ten targets last week, DeVante Parker was one of the few Dolphins wide receivers to outperform their fantasy projections last week. With Miami’s offense stagnant last week, Parker should see even more points this week when Miami takes on the NFL’s 30th placed pass defense.
Jay Ajayi (RB) — Fantasy Projection: 14.2 points
Despite the fact that Ajayi only managed to record 16 yards on 11 carries, the J-Train should be given ample opportunity to shine this week against the Saints. With New Orleans allowing 126.7 rushing yards per game so far this season, Ajayi will have a chance to eclipse the 100-yard mark during this game. Add in the potential for a touchdown or two and Ajayi is still a must start in all fantasy leagues.
Dolphins Defense/Special Teams — Fantasy Projection: 5.6 points
This one is really simple. While New Orleans defense has been a laughing stock in recent years, the offense has always been one of the league’s best. Led by Drew Brees, the Saints offense ranks sixth in terms of yards per game. With the Dolphins defense being questionable to say the least so far this season, this game could easily resemble that of a Big 12 college football contest.
Jay Cutler (QB) — Fantasy Projection: 16.3 points
While Cutler may be going up against an extremely weak defense, Jay has always been inconsistent. Able to lead the team for most of the game, Cutler could easily toss an interception or two during this contest, making him a fantasy liability, especially with a better quarterback hopefully still on your roster.
Cody Parkey (K) — Fantasy Projection: 7.3 points
Recording zero points last week after a 15 point Week 2 performance, Cody Parkey shouldn’t have a good game this week either. Should Miami’s offense be on point this week, Parkey will be relegated to extra point opportunities. If the offense is still way off, then Parkey is extremely unlikely to even sniff field goal territory in this contest, something that gives Parkey a very low floor with an extremely shallow ceiling.