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The Miami Dolphins will get back on the field Sunday afternoon, this week facing the Baltimore Ravens at South Florida's Sun Life Stadium. A year full of turmoil for the Dolphins continued this week as the team fired offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, turning over those duties to quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor. Will the change help the Dolphins to the point that you should use them in your fantasy league?
There seems to be more and more pressure on Tannehill every week, and this one will be no different. After all of the changes to this team, especially as Tannehill gets his third offensive coordinator in four years, could hamper Miami's quarterback, but it could also be exactly what Tannehill needs. For the first time, Tannehill was brought into the development of the game plan, and he may get more ability to audible out of bad plays/protections. That should allow him to open up a little more and be more effective earlier in the games. Tannehill has been putting up good numbers lately, even if it is not resulting in team wins yet, so for fantasy purposes, you may as well keep riding him. Start.
Miami fired Lazor in no small part due to his lack of commitment to the running game. Taylor has said the team will return to a much more balanced offense, especially compared to last week's 58 passes to 9 runs. There are other factors, like Miami continuing to fall behind early and penalties that make it long distance for first downs, but at some point, Miami has to give the ball to the running backs, and they have to do it more than nine times in a game. That should benefit Miller, who averages just under five yards per carry. This week will be a tough matchup, given the Ravens' ability to stop the run, but, if you have been starting Miller each week anyway, the offensive coordinator change should make him an even better option. Start.
The same logic that applies to Miller applies to Ajayi, plus the team should be looking to use him more and more over the next few weeks to see exactly what they have in him for 2016. If you are in desperate need for a running back, Ajayi is not a bad play, but I would not recommend him over anyone who is actually starting for their team. Pick him up if he is still on the waiver wire - especially in a keeper league - and stash him on your bench for now. Sit / Pickup in Keeper or Deep leagues
Start. Start every week. Start him in PPR leagues. Start him in every league. Landry is fifth in the league in receptions, 15th in yards, and 30th in receiving touchdowns. He is going to put up points in a regular week. This week, when Miami is facing a softer pass defense will definitely help. Add in the situation with Rishard Matthews, and you will see it is absolutely the week to start Landry. Start.
Matthews is out due to a ribs injury. Adjust your lineup. Sit.
If you have a need at receiver and want to take a shot at Parker, he might not be a bad start this week. The Dolphins have to get him some experience, and Matthews being out of this game could play right into his favor. He's a risk, but sticking him in as a WR2 or a Flex player might get you some benefit. Conditional Start.
Jordan Cameron / Dion Sims
It is getting old to repeatedly type the same thing each week for the tight ends: Miami's coaches say they want to get the tight ends more involved, the Dolphins tight ends remain invisible during the game, and we recommend you do not start either of them until they have two good games in a row. You can probably cut Sims, but probably keep Cameron on your bench. Sit / Sit.