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Fantasy football start or sit Miami Dolphins players

Our weekly look at the Miami Dolphins' roster, with some advice on starting or sitting players on your fantasy football roster.

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The Miami Dolphins will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Are there Dolphins players worth starting in your fantasy football league this week? We take a look at the key players from the team, and give you some start/sit advice for the Dolphins:

Ryan Tannehill - I think Tannehill is worth the start this week, but I am not completely sold on that choice. He has not thrown a touchdown pass since the four-score performance against the Houston Texans in Week 7. Tannehill has thrown for at least 300 yards in the last two games, but the lack of touchdown passes is worrisome. I am probably starting Tannehill if I do not have one of the top tier quarterbacks, but I am not afraid of benching him this week, either. Conditional start.

Lamar Miller - Miller should always be a start, but it would be so nice if the Dolphins would actually run the ball throughout the entire game. Miller is seventh in the league in yards per attempt at 5.3, but he is 27th in number of carries. The Eagles quietly was pretty good against the run, but, if the Dolphins actually commit to the run, they should be able to pick up some yards, which makes Miller a good fantasy option. Start.

Jay Ajayi - The Dolphins' fifth round rookie running back made his debut last week after missing the first half of the season with broken ribs. Now that he is on the field, Miami will be looking to get him the ball a little more. He has a chance to poach some carries from Miller, but more likely, he will poach touchdowns if Miami gets in close and needs a power runner. He is not a starting option yet, but he probably could be picked up on waivers right now. Sit / Waiver pick up.

Jarvis Landry - Cole Beasley had a great day against the Eagles last week. Jarvis Landry could have a very similar day, and that would be great for your fantasy team. Landry is clearly the top option in the Miami offense, and Tannehill should target him throughout the game. Take advantage of that, especially if you are in a PPR league. Start.

Rishard Matthews - Matthews was only targeted four times last week, but he did catch all four of those. He only has one touchdown since Week 3, so he is not as prolific as he was earlier this year. Over the past five games for the Dolphins, Matthews has caught 1 pass, 6 passes, 3 passes, 7 passes, and 4 passes - which could mean he is in line for a bigger game this week. If you are looking for a Flex play or a WR3 type of player, Matthews might be worth a flyer. Conditional Start.

Jordan Cameron - Cameron was targeted one time last week, a six yard reception. For the third week in a row, the recommendation on Cameron is to wait until he has at least two good games in a row. At this point, he probably is not even on your roster. Sit.

Dion Sims - Sims was targeted three times last week, three times as often as Cameron, so that is a plus. Of course, he only caught one pass for nine yards, so he is not having any better a time lately than Cameron. Sims is capable of breaking out the multiple touchdown game at any time, but you are more likely to get the one catch for nine yards performance. Sit.

Defense - Cameron Wake is gone for the year, and the Dolphins were not exactly crushing Tyrod Taylor in Wake's absence. They are getting torched on the ground and they are not stopping anyone right now. Stay away from the defense until Campbell gets them playing aggressively and flying around to the ball like they did in Weeks 6 and 7.