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The Miami Dolphins put together their best performance of the year last week in a 38-10 domination of the Tennessee Titans. This weekend, they welcome the Houston Texans to South Florida, just the second game to be played in Sun Life Stadium in 2015. How will the Dolphins do, fantasy-wise, against Houston?
Ryan Tannehill - The Dolphins quarterback should probably be a starter in most leagues this week. The Dolphins offense seems to have figured out things like running the ball and using that to set up the play action pass. The Texans defense has allowed a lot of fantasy points to quarterbacks this year, settling in somewhere around the top five in terms of most points allowed to a passer. Something in the two touchdown, 300 yards of passing should be obtainable.
Lamar Miller - Again, the Dolphins have figured out that running the ball is a good thing for the offense, which means Miller should again see Miller being fed the ball early and often this week. Miller nearly reached 20 carries for just the second time in his career last week, hitting 19 before the coaches turned the game over to Jonas Gray and Damien Williams with the big lead. If the game is closer this week, Miller should be able to reach 20 carries, and that should mean is over 100 yards again, and is in the endzone at least once.
Jarvis Landry - If Tannehill is going to have a big day, someone has to be on the receiving end of the passes, and Landry makes just as much sense as anyone. A must play in PPR leagues most weeks, last week's 3 receptions on 4 targets performance was disappointing. Do not expect that to happen again. Landry should see double digit targets this week.
Rishard Matthews - Miami's red zone threat appears to be Matthews, who has three receiving scores already this season and appears to be establishing himself as the number two wide receiver in Miami's offense. He is by no means a must start, but if bye weeks or injuries are hurting your wide receiver corps, he could be someone you grab in hopes he can snatch another touchdown.
Jordan Cameron / Dion Sims - Grouping the tight ends together seems to make sense, as the writeup will fit either, and it does not appear that Tannehill makes much of a distinction between the two in terms of passes. They each caught one touchdown last week (weakening the argument that Matthews is the red zone target), and Houston has been favorable for tight ends in terms of fantasy points. Cameron would be the stronger of the two options, but Sims could just as easily have a big day.
Dolphins Defense - This all comes down to how much you trust what we all saw last week. Six sacks and 10 points allowed were a great performance for the Dolphins, who will look to continue that dominance against a team who can be rattled. If you are looking for a defense, due to a bye or if you are a player who plays their defense based on matchups, Miami should be a consideration for you.