2014 miami dolphins Fantasy Preview
It was a rough year for the Dolphins offense and fantasy owners who put their faith in any of its members. Offseason sleeper extraordinaire Lamar Miller was an epic bust, Mike Wallace was inconsistent and Tannehill had a few moments but only mustered a 16th place finish among QBs. The lone bright spot was Charles Clay, who came on strong replacing the injured Dustin Keller and scored the seventh most fantasy points for tight ends. This whole group returns for 2014 with raised expectations and a new offensive coordinator (more on him later). This team doesn't have any flashy fantasy players who will be flying off the board early, but the roster is filled with guys who could make a splash for your fantasy team if you're able to snag them in later rounds.
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The Dolphins fielded one of the worst offensive lines in football in 2013, so it's no surprise that two of their big offseason acquisitions were offensive linemen. Branden Albert and Daryn Colledge will hope to anchor a unit that allowed Ryan Tannehill to be sacked a league-leading 58 times. The team also signed Knowshon Moreno to add depth to their backfield, but after reporting to camp overweight and in need of minor knee surgery, Moreno hasn't seen much action yet. Despite all of these new players, the most important offseason move the team might have made was bringing in Bill Lazor as the offensive coordinator. Lazor was the quarterbacks coach for Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense in Philadelphia last season, and is hoping to bring the same up-tempo style of play to Miami. His offense could help open things up for Tannehill and Wallace, who have struggled to be on the same page at times.
As far as sleepers go one name to keep an eye on is Jarvis Landry, their rookie wide receiver out of LSU. Rishard Matthews is currently ahead of Landry on the depth chart, and made a splash in the preseason opener, but Landry is closing the gap. He might make a better dynasty target than a pure sleeper in redraft leagues, but he's still a name to monitor not only in fantasy drafts, but on the waiver wire once the season begins. On the bust front, no name looms larger than Knowshon Moreno. He enjoyed a career-season working alongside Peyton Manning and the Broncos' record-setting offense. This is not the Broncos offense, and Ryan Tannehill is not Peyton Manning. Even if Moreno returns to form, he'll likely be in a steady time-share with Miller, which limits his fantasy value. Don't reach on him chasing last year's points.
|QB||Ryan Tannehill||Matt Moore||Pat Devlin||Brock Jensen|
|RB||Lamar Miller||Knowshon Moreno||Daniel Thomas||Mike Gillislee|
|WR||Mike Wallace||Brian Hartline||Jarvis Landry||Brandon Gibson|
|TE||Charles Clay||Dion Sims||Michael Egnew||Arthur Lynch|