Description: Dolphins left guard Richie Incognito's suspension expired on Tuesday. SOURCE: Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Insight: Incognito is now free to sign with any team of his choosing when he becomes a free agent next month. Following the Jonathan Martin bullying scandal, it's unlikely the former Pro-Bowler will be in high demand.
Description: Miami wideout Brian Hartline suffered a torn PCL in his left knee Sunday against the Jets. SOURCE: Armando Salguero, Miami Herald
Insight: It doesn't matter much now that the Dolphins won't be going to the postseason. A PCL tear is much less serious than an ACL tear, which means Hartline is in no danger of missing training camp next summer.
Description: Ryan Tannehill will have his knee tested on Monday. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network
Insight: The Dolphins QB bowed out of Sunday's game early and now he might need an MRI. With Miami's season on the line, it's going to take something pretty major for him to sit out next week's game against the Jets.
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Matt Moore has come on after Tannehill was sacked six times. Tannehill is questionable to return with a left knee injury, according to Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He's thrown for just 82 yards on 10-of-21 passing and Miami is down 13-0.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace caught a touchdown for the third time in his last four games Sunday against New England.
Insight: Wallace also had his fourth 100-yard effort of the season. It followed a dud (two catches, 19 yards) in Week 14 against his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wallace has 867 yards and four TDs on 64 catches this year.
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, according to an ESPN report.
Insight: Miller suffered a concussion in the third quarter Sunday against the Steelers and is questionable for Week 15 against New England. Even if he plays, he'll be stuck in a timeshare with Daniel Thomas, who had 105 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries against the Steelers.
Description: Miami running back Daniel Thomas returned to the lineup Sunday and rushed for 105 yards.
Insight: Thomas was rumored to be out for the season with an ankle injury just a week ago, so this performance was a huge surprise. If starter Lamar Miller can't come back from a concussion he suffered Sunday, Thomas might have a chance to repeat the effort in Week 15.
Description: Dolphins halfback Lamar Miller is done for the day after suffering a concussion in the first half Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: He finished with 20 yards on six carries. Daniel Thomas will be asked to anchor Miami's rushing attack though the Dolphins are probably looking to throw it as they trail 28-24 in the fourth quarter.
Description: Miami wideout Mike Wallace put together consecutive double-digit fantasy point games for the first time all season with seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: That followed Wallace grabbing five passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Week 12. He'll remain an all-or-nothing WR3 going into a showdown with his former team the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.
Description: The Dolphins and guard Richie Incognito have agreed to a six-week cap on his suspension. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Martin's unpaid suspension has been reduced to two games. Overall, he was docked over $470,000 in salary. Martin, a Pro Bowler in 2012, was suspended last month for alleged bullying against teammate Jonathan Martin. Ted Wells, an independent arbitrator, is still finishing up his investigation.
Description: Dolphins halfback Daniel Thomas apparently tore ligaments in his left ankle Sunday against Carolina and could be done for the season, according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Insight: Thomas was getting most of the backup carries behind Lamar Miller. It's likely that Mike Gillislee will take over that role while Thomas is sidelined.
Description: Miami wideout Mike Wallace busted out of his season-long slump Sunday in a loss to Carolina.
Insight: He finished with 127 yards on five catches. The stat line is a little deceiving as most of his yardage came on just two catches: a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then a 57-yard grab to start the second. Still, it's good to see that Ryan Tannehill is looking his way again. The ten targets Wallace received were his most since October 27th against New England.
Description: Miami running back Lamar Miller was given just four handoffs Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: The Dolphins seemingly have given up on Miller as their lead tailback in favor of Daniel Thomas, who had 10 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown against San Diego. While that could change over the rest of the regular season, there's just no reason to own Miller anymore.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace is expected to play Sunday versus San Diego. Wallace was limited in practice this week because of a hamstring issue. SOURCE: Barry Jackson, Miami Herald
Insight: He's officially listed as questionable on Miami's injury report. Wallace caught seven balls for 112 yards last year when he faced the Chargers. Of course, that was with Ben Roethlisberger throwing to him and not his current quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.
Description: Miami offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has checked into a hospital to be treated for emotional distress. SOURCE: Chris Mortensen, ESPN
Insight: Martin left the team after being the victim of a bullying incident at the team's cafeteria last week. Since the incident, a recording of teammate Richie Incognito leaving a threatening voicemail for Martin has surfaced and now Incognito has been suspended indefinitely. Martin's college roommate at Stanford, Zach Ertz, now a tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, said Martin expressed a desire to continue his NFL career in a phone conversation they had earlier this week. If Martin does decide to resume his football career at any point, there's a good chance it won't be with the Dolphins.
Description: Miami guard Richie Incognito has been suspended indefinitely and may never play for the Dolphins again after allegedly harassing teammate Jonathan Martin with a threatening voicemail.
Insight: The transcript of the voicemail was released today and it is horrific. Martin, a second-year lineman out of Stanford, left the team last week after being bullied by teammates at the team's dining facility. Incognito has a history of questionable behavior both on and off the football field. The contents of Incognito's voicemail, which included a racial slur, are so damaging that USA Today's Tom Pelissero suspects he'll never play in the NFL again. Obviously, this ugly incident is far from being resolved and we'll keep you updated as we learn more.
Description: Dolphins receiver Brandon Gibson suffered a torn patellar tendon Sunday against New England and will undergo surgery on Monday according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Insight: He's out for the rest of the season. Gibson was just beginning to realize his fantasy potential with three touchdowns in his last two games. Rishard Matthews will be the Dolphins' No. 3 wideout now, but he's never done anything to get fantasy owners excited.
Description: Miami receiver Brandon Gibson suffered a left knee injury early in Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Insight: Nick Underhill of MassLive.com hears that Gibson is likely done for the day. He'll finish with one catch for four yards and a touchdown. Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline will have to pick up the slack in his absence.
Description: Buccaneers defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan said cornerback Darrell Revis will likely get a lot of time covering Mike Wallace Monday against the Dolphins.
Insight: The Buccaneers have played a lot of zone this season while waiting for Revis to make it back to 100 percent after reconstructive knee surgery. According to TampaBay.com, Revis is getting to the point where he can press receivers more often and has the stamina to race step-for-step on go routes. "I'm getting back to my old self," Revis said. "I'm feeling very comfortable. The knee is feeling a lot better, the leg is feeling a lot better" Wallace leads the Dolphins with 480 yards in his first season with the team, but he should only be used as a low-end WR3 in 10-team leagues this week.
Description: Miami running back Lamar Miller had a string of three straight 60-yard rushing games snapped Sunday against the Ravens.
Insight: Miller rushed for 15 yards on seven carries. The running back's season high in carries is jus 14 and he has run the football 26 times total over the last three games. He's not doing anything in the passing game, either, catching just five passes for 21 yards. Fantasy owners cannot afford to start a player getting so few touches.
Description: Dolphins DE/LB Cameron Wake suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game and is questionable to return.
Insight: Miami's rush defense was the third-best in the NFL last year and Wake was a huge reason why. Wake led the Dolphins in sacks last season with 8.5. It could be one reason Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan had all day to throw and his Falcons didn't punt in the first half. The Dolphins will have to figure out a way to get their defense off the field in the second half.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace (groin) will play Sunday against the Falcons, according to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com.
Insight: A Dolphins source says that Wallace is "fine." After a quiet Week 1 against Joe Haden and the Browns, a frustrated Wallace complained about his role and ended up seeing 11 passes thrown his way in Week 2 against the Colts. He had nine catches, 115 yards and a touchdown.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace was added to the injury list yesterday with a groin problem, but was a limited participant in Friday's session.
Insight: After a quiet Week 1, Ryan Tannehill ended up going to Wallace nine times for 115 yards and a score in the game last Sunday. They will need both Wallace and Brian Hartline if they are to hang with the Falcons' offense in Week 3.
Description: Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas played 69 snaps to Lamar Miller's 30 in Week 2, and coach Joe Philbin said he wants to keep their playing time comparable unless "one guy is breaking tackles left and right and taking the ball a long way, and the other guy is not being productive." SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: Despite rushing for three yards on 10 carries in Week 1 against the Browns, Miller still has a better yards-per-carry average than Thomas (3.0 to 2.8). If Miller continues to play as he did in Week 2, when he had 69 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, there's no way the Dolphins can continue this timeshare. Continue to hold Miller and ignore Thomas.
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had 69 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries Sunday at Indianapolis.
Insight: It was a nice bounce-back performance from last week, when he had three yards on 10 carries. Miami still gave Daniel Thomas eight carries Sunday and he ran for 30 yards (3.8 ypc). Miller should eventually leave Thomas in the dust.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace doesn't have anything to complain about after getting 11 targets Sunday against the Colts.
Insight: Wallace was locked down by Browns CB Joe Haden in Week 1 and had one reception on five targets. Afterwards, he expressed frustration with his lack of activity. Ryan Tannehill ended up going to Wallace three times for 46 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive and nine times for 115 yards in the game Sunday.
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said he won't "force" the ball to Mike Wallace, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: "I'm going to play the quarterback position the way the coaches install the plays," Tannehill said. "I'm going to go through the reads just like they install it. We're going to try and get him the ball when he's in the play, but we're not going to force him the ball." Wallace expressed frustration with getting just five targets and catching one pass in the opener against the Browns. He'll have an easier matchup in Week 2 against the Colts because he won't have to match up with Joe Haden.
Description: Miami wideout Mike Wallace only made one catch on Sunday and he didn't seem too happy about it after the game.
Insight: "Ask coach. Not my game plan," he vented to reporters after the game. Obviously, Wallace and quarterback Ryan Tannehill still have a long way to go in terms of chemistry. Brian Hartline led the Dolphins with 114 receiving yards in Sunday's win over Cleveland.
Description: Dolphins running back Lamar Miller had a miserable day running the ball Sunday at Cleveland.
Insight: Daniel Thomas led the team in rushing yards with 14, which should tell you just how bad it was for the Dolphins' ground game Sunday. Miller finished with three yards on 10 carries, while Thomas had eight carries and stole a one-yard touchdown. Miller has a much easier matchup in Week 2 at Indianapolis.
Description: With Mike Wallace blanketed by nemesis Joe Haden, Brian Hartline drew 15 targets from Ryan Tannehill and finished with 114 yards and a touchdown on nine catches in the season opener against the Browns.
Insight: Hartline had 1,000 yards in 2012, but a good portion of them came in Week 4 at Arizona when he grabbed 12 passes for 253 yards. He has good chemistry with Tannehill, but the Dolphins didn't sign Wallace to have him be a decoy and also will not run the ball as poorly as they did Sunday (23 carries, 20 yards) every week.
Description: Miami coach Joe Philbin was not ready to give Lamar Miller the starting running back job, even after Daniel Thomas rushed for three yards on seven carries and lost three yards on a first-and-goal Saturday against the Buccaneers. SOURCE: Miami Herald
Insight: Armando Salguero of the Herald says that it would be out of character for Philbin to talk up Thomas simply to motivate Miller and prevent him from getting too comfortable, so he's stumped as to why Thomas is still involved in this competition. We don't see it lasting much longer than the preseason, however; Miller is the guy.
Description: Dolphins OC Mike Sherman reiterated how close Miami's competition for the starting running back job is Tuesday.
Insight: "I think Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas are competing neck-and-neck," Sherman said. Thomas hasn't shown anything in two NFL seasons (besides a fumbling problem) and Miller has track-star speed on a 5-foot-11, 212-pound frame, but the team has been reluctant to hand the reigns to Miller. The Dolphins might just be smokescreening fantasy owners, but Miller should be knocked down draft boards just a bit.
Description: According to Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1, Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller is "most likely" done for the season.
Insight: Keller injured his knee in Saturday's preseason game against Houston. Keller hasn't been given an official diagnosis yet but the fear is that he may have suffered a torn ACL. Considering that he only signed a one-year deal, it's possible that Keller may leave Miami without ever playing a regular season game.
Description: Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's comments Thursday indicate that the Dolphins will use a committee at running back with both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas getting significant work, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: "I don’t think it’s just going to be Lamar’s position. We’ve got a good running back in Daniel Thomas that’s certainly making some noise." Thomas has proven himself to be an ordinary runner with fumbling issues and concussion problems, so we don't really know what the Dolphins see in him. We expect Miller to be the main back once the games count, regardless of what Ireland says now, but fantasy owners might want to pump the brakes on his mid-third-round ADP.
Description: Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said Sunday that the running back competition is "pretty close," according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Lamar Miller has seemingly been in the lead since the spring, but apparently Daniel Thomas, who has a career 3.5 ypc average, is still in the hunt. We expect Miller to win the job, but Sherman's comments might cause Miller's risky early third-round ADP to drop a bit. Miller has rushed for 27 yards on four carries through two preseason games, while Thomas has 24 yards on eight carries.
Description: Miami running back Jonas Gray displayed some good moves in the Dolphins' exhibition game on Friday night rushing for 32 yards and two scores.
Insight: Gray is trying to beat out Mike Gillislee for the No. 3 role behind Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. At 223 lbs, he could have use in short-yardage and goal line situations, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value this season.
Description: Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace has sat out the last few days of training camp with a groin injury and is questionable for Sunday's Hall of Fame game, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Wallace hasn't practiced since he was surprisingly absent from Monday night's scrimmage. The receiver has been slow to develop chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill, according to multiple reports, and being away from the field won't help that process.
Description: Based on Dolphins coach Joe Philbin's comments Monday, running back Lamar Miller could be ready to take on a three-down role, according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: "He has good instincts as a runner," Philbin said about Miller. "Has very, very good athletic ability. Has good speed. He can pass protect. It took him a little while to get the responsibilities down, the blitz adjustments down. At the end of the year, he was very sound in his pass protection. He has good hands, can catch the football." Miller's ADP has been steadily climbing over the last two weeks, and he is now being selected in the early third round of fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts.
Description: Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill said Tuesday that Lamar Miller is the team's starting running back for 2013, according to NFL.com.
Insight: Miller was selected in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and only received 51 carries in 13 games with Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas in front of him on the depth chart. Bush is in Detroit, and Thomas hasn't proven to be anything more than a concussion-prone plodder in two years. The team drafted Mike Gillislee in the fifth round this season, but he's not expected to challenge Miller's starting job.
Description: Following the in the footsteps of Pierre Garcon and Cecil Shorts is Mount Union receiver Jasper Collins who was signed as a free agent by the Miami Dolphins.
Insight: Collins is just 5-foot-10, 180 lbs, but posted 1,694 yards and 22 TDs in his senior season. He ran a 4.47 at his Pro Day and might be one to watch down the road. The Dolphins are making a big effort to surround second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill with receiving talent (Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson, Dustin Keller).
Description: Draftinsider's Tony Pauline believes there's a "99.9 percent" chance the Dolphins will trade wide receiver Davone Bess to Cleveland for draft picks.
Insight: Bess (61 catches, 778 yards, one TD in 2012) would be more of a fantasy asset in Cleveland than he would be if he stayed in Miami. The Browns are expected to give up a mid-round draft choice as part of the trade.
Description: The Dolphins have brought in former Jets tight end Dustin Keller on a one-year contract.
Insight: Keller had an injury plagued 2012 season and missed eight games but he had 65 catches for 815 yards in 2011-12. Miami has signed Keller, Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson and re-signed Brian Hartline this offseason. Ryan Tannehill is a happy man.
Description: The Miami Dolphins agreed to a three-year contract with former Rams receiver Brandon Gibson Friday.
Insight: Gibson (51 catches, five TD, 691 yards in 2012) had his moments last season but overall he's not a receiver you can count on for consistent fantasy production, especially since Miami also has Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess in the fold.
Description: According to multiple reports, the Dolphins and receiver Mike Wallace have agreed to a five-year contract. ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that the deal is worth $65 million, and NFL Network's Jeff Darlington is saying that roughly $30 million is guaranteed.
Insight: Wallace had an up and down season for Pittsburgh in 2012 (836 yards and eight touchdowns) but he wasn't exactly used to his strengths by new OC Todd Haley. Haley ran a "dink-and-dunk" offense that was publicly criticized by both Wallace and QB Ben Roethlisberger. We expect Miami will use Wallace as a field-stretching weapon in 2013.