2018 Fantasy Football - Miami Dolphins - Team Moves





By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
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Each offseason brings change to NFL rosters, and those changes often have fantasy implications. Below, I lay out the changes at the skill positions and how those moves impact the fantasy status of the new roster.


2017
    QB: Jay Cutler, Matt Moore
    RB: Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, Senorise Perry
    WR: Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Jakeem Grant
    TE: Julius Thomas, Anthony Fasano


2018
    QB: Ryan Tannehill, Brock Osweiler
    RB: Kenyan Drake, Frank Gore, Senorise Perry, Kalen Ballage
    WR: DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson, Danny Amendola
    TE: Mike Gesicki, MarQueis Gray, A.J. Derby, Gavin Escobar, Durham Smythe




Pre-Draft Offseason:

The Dolphins will get Ryan Tannehill back after a season-long injury, which is an upgrade to the Cutler/Moore duo of doom, although not one that will turn the Dolphins' fortunes around, as we've seen what Tannehill can do. He's shown flashes, but his inconsistency remains a problem. Thankfully, he should be an upgrade for the offensive players though.

The Dolphins let Jarvis Landry walk all the way to Cleveland, which seems like a fairly stark change in scenery, but that's neither here nor there - but you really don't want to be there. Landry's loss moves Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and DeVante Parker into the hot seats, especially without a starting-caliber tight end on the roster.

Wilson was a free-agency add for Miami and one that could pay off, especially with Parker not living up to his potential so far. I still have hope for Parker, but Wilson has shown ability in his limited time on the field and I could see him pushing Parker if he can't get things together.

At running back, the Dolphins already shipped Jay Ajayi off during last season and then let Damien Williams go in free agency. That left Kenyan Drake as the lead back, but Miami also added the ageless wonder Frank Gore to the backfield. There is a chance the organization ends up adding C.J. Anderson after the Broncos let him go, but after signing Gore, the odds aren't as high as they would have been. Gore was still good in short-yardage last season, but coach Adam Gase usually prefers an every-down back and should use Gore as a backup more than just an early-down/goal-line back. The Gore signing hurts Drake, but not as badly as a younger, more dynamic back might have, as Gore has lost any long speed and can't make people miss like he once could.



Post-Draft Update

The Dolphins went ahead and grabbed two tight ends in their first four picks, with Mike Gesicki out of Penn State at 42nd overall. Gesicki isn't known for his blocking, so if he gets on the field, which he should, he'll be used primarily as a receiver. He has skills and could be one of the few rookie tight ends to be a fantasy asset. Durham Smythe was the second tight end Miami took, but his fantasy upside doesn't jump off the tape. I doubt I'll invest in Gesicki in redraft, but he's a worthy dynasty pick.

The Dolphins took running back Kalen Ballage out of Arizona State in the fourth round, but he's similar to Kenyon Drake in skill and won't threaten Frank Gore as a short-yardage guy, as he is a much better receiver than between-the-tackles runner.

The Dolphins did upgrade their pass defense, but they also skipped on a quarterback. I don't have much hope for this team or its fantasy skill players, but opportunity is still king and even the worst teams have fantasy players.



2018 Fantasy Outlook:

Stud: None

Solid: Kenyan Drake

Sleeper: Kenny Stills



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