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The Miami Dolphins have put up some decent fantasy football points all year, but can you trust them to carry you to a fantasy football championship? This week, the Dolphins will host the Indianapolis Colts, a team that has struggled all year on defense, meaning the Dolphins should be able to exploit some mismatches and put some points, and fantasy points, up on the board. Of course, the Dolphins have struggled to do that against some other struggling defenses this year.
Ryan Tannehill, quarterback
Tannehill is probably the second biggest fantasy frustration for the Dolphins this year. He is relevant in the discussion because the Dolphins always seem to move the ball well late in a game, picking up garbage time point and yards, which helps Tannehill's stats line. That said, he is not dominating games as was expected this year, and, fantasy-wise, you cannot trust him to score the points you may need in your championship. Recommendation: Sit.
Lamar Miller, running back
Frustration with Tannehill is second only to Miller, who the Dolphins cannot seem to routinely give the ball in the second half of games. Even if he is averaging eight to ten yards a carry in the first half, the Dolphins seem to love to shut him down in the second half, either because the game plan changed or because there was a possible injury to Miller. It happens every single week, and it makes using Miller - who you probably drafted highly at the start of the year - a gamble every single week. Depending on your roster, you may not have an option but to play Miller, who is probable with an ankle injury, as well as a quadriceps issue, but if you are debating between two quality running backs, sitting Miller should not be that hard of a decision. Recommendation: Conditional start.
Jarvis Landry, wide receiver
Landry is probably the only player on the Dolphins who should be started no matter what every single week. Landry is fourth in the league in receptions and should surpass 1,000 yards on the year this weekend. He is going to get you the catches and some decent yardage. The downside is the lack of touchdowns to do with those receptions. You have to start him, knowing he is going to put up the receptions, but you cannot really expect the touchdowns. Recommendation: Start.
Sit the rest: Jay Ajayi, Rishard Matthews, DeVante Parker, Jordan Cameron, and Dion Sims all need to be benched if they are on your roster. Ajayi does not see the field enough - though he did have more snaps than Miller last week. Matthews may or may not play, being listed as questionable for the game as he comes back from a ribs injury. Parker has made some big plays for the Dolphins, but he is not consistent enough for you to use in fantasy, yet. Cameron and Sims are just not a major part of the passing game, and, even when they get the ball early, they will quickly disappear. Do not start any of these players.