After a couple of seasons with Andrew Luck, Griff Whalen will catch passes from Ryan Tannehill in Miami. Whalen, a short-area receiving maven, will attempt to latch on to the Dolphins roster after signing there this offseason. But unless he lands a primo role, Fantasy owners won't lean on Whalen for much Fantasy help.
Whalen has signed with the Dolphins. Whalen arrives in Miami after finishing last season with 19 catches for 205 yards and one touchdown in 14 games played. Waived by the Colts in January, Whalen adds depth to the Dolphins' options at wide receiver and on special teams.
The Colts have waived Whalen (ribs) off IR. Whalen had been placed on injured reserve by the Colts on Dec. 21, but with the move, he's now free to seek employment elsewhere as a depth wideout/returner.
Whalen (ribs) has been placed on IR by the Colts. Whalen's 2015 season thus ends with 19 catches for 205 yards and a TD in 14 games, with his absence down the stretch more of a hit to the Colts' depth at wideout than it is to fantasy owners.
Whalen had two receptions for nine yards and lost a key fumble late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Houston. Whalen wasn't targeted in the passing game last week, but had two targets Sunday. However, he had a key fumble that ended Indy's chance at a drive to tie the game. It was his third major turnover or mishap (he was involved in a botched fake field goal) which may cost him a roster spot down the road.
Whalen was not targeted in the passing game and played just eight snaps on offense in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. Phillip Dorsett played 25 snaps in his return from a broken leg, pushing Whalen to the bench. It looks like Whalen will see a decrease in playing time the final three games as a result.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|9||11/06||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|10||11/13||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|12||11/27||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|15||12/18||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|17||01/01||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|3 Year Avg||23||15||162||1||9||10.80||22|