2016 miami dolphins Fantasy Preview
Fantasy drafters were high on the Dolphins as a sneaky team to pluck sleepers from in 2015. Unfortunately, Jarvis Landry and the now departed Lamar Miller were the only true every-week assets out of Miami last season. Even Miller had a number of shaky weeks as the coaching staff refused to give him consistent touches. After finishing as the QB9 in 2014 brought optimism to Ryan Tannehill's stock, he failed to meet expectations falling down to QB17 last year. A year later, there is still some buzz around this Miami team, mostly due to the arrival of offensive-minded head coach Adam Gase.
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The Dolphins let Miller walk in free agency and made runs at several veterans to bring in an alternative to incumbent sophomore Jay Ajayi. They finally snagged their man in Arian Foster in mind-July after several offseason visits with the veteran running back. Foster entered the 2015 season dealing with a groin injury and left it with a torn Achilles tendon. In addition to his major health concerns, Foster struggled as an early down runner last year averaging just 2.6 yards per carry, the lowest of the Texans backs. He did excel as a receiver with over 10 yards per reception and that figures to be his primary role with Miami. Jay Ajayi could easily still start and assume most of the first and second down role. Both backs are mid-round picks with upside for greater value if the other suffers an injury.
Many are expecting second-year wideout DeVante Parker to breakout in 2016. His fantasy draft price is already getting pretty aggressive after he flashed big play ability to end his rookie season. In order for his ascension to occur Parker will need to improve as a route runner, Landry will have to lose almost 15 percent of the targets he saw last year, and Ryan Tannehill will need to support more receivers than ever before. That's an awful lot to bank on for a top-seven round pick. Should Parker falter, rookie Leonte Carroo, Kenny Stills or even Jordan Cameron could end up with more viable weeks than we expect.
|QB||Ryan Tannehill||Matt Moore|
|RB||Jay Ajayi||Arian Foster||Damien Williams|
|WR||Jarvis Landry||DeVante Parker||Leonte Carroo||Kenny Stills|
|TE||Jordan Cameron||Jake Stoneburner|