|Offense||26th||88.7 (25th)||233.2 (17th)|
|Defense||14th||121.8 (25th)||221.7 (9th)|
Sun Sep 8
|W 23 - 10||at CLE|
Sun Sep 15
|W 24 - 20||at IND|
Sun Sep 22
|W 27 - 23||ATL|
Mon Sep 30
|L 38 - 17||at NO|
Sun Oct 6
|L 26 - 23||BAL|
Sun Oct 20
|L 23 - 21||BUF|
Sun Oct 27
|L 27 - 17||at NE|
Thu Oct 31
|W 22 - 20||CIN|
Mon Nov 11
|L 22 - 19||at TB|
Sun Nov 17
|W 20 - 16||SD|
Sun Nov 24
|L 20 - 16||CAR|
Sun Dec 1
|W 23 - 3||at NYJ|
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Sun Dec 8
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Sun Dec 15
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Sun Dec 22
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 29
Coming off arguably his best game of the season,
The Steelers have been a very middle-of-the-road passing defense this season, holding opposing wide receivers to 21.0 Fantasy points per game, good for 15th in the league. That number is much higher in recent weeks, as the Steelers are surrendering 29.8 Fantasy points over the last five contests.
Despite a matchup that might not be as bad as it looks at first glance, Hartline is unlikely to enjoy an encore performance. He has topped 100 yards just twice this season, in Weeks 1 and 13. He has been reliable, but hardly explosive for much of the season, a trend that should continue in Week 14. Consider Hartline just a low-end starting option.
"I already know how my welcome is going to be -- it's not going to be too pretty," Wallace said after Tuesday's practice. "I'm looking forward to it, though. It's exciting."
Wallace enters the week riding his best two-game stretch of the season. He has 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns in the last two weeks, and now gets to face a Steelers secondary that has struggled recently.
Four of the Steelers' last five opponents have racked up at least 24 Fantasy points from the receiving crops, a feat that was matched just once in the first seven games of the season. During this five-game stretch, opposing wideouts are averaging 29.8 Fantasy points per game, a mark that would lead the league for a full season.
Wallace has been a pretty big disappointment in his first season in Miami, but his recent play is encouraging. Consider him a solid starting Fantasy option for Week 14.
Miller is dealing with a pectoral injury that limited him Thursday, but it does not seem likely to keep him off the field this week. Unfortunately, coming off a 72 yards on 22 carries performance, Miller has to face a defense that has held opposing backs to just 69.8 rushing yards per game over the last four.
Miller hasn't developed as a feature back for the Dolphins this season, but they showed a willingness to give him a big role last week. Unfortunately, against a tough matchup, Miller should be considered a low-end starting option for Week 14.
"He's clearly playing better," Joe Philbin told ESPN.com Wednesday. "You can look [at it] on a piece of paper and say he's playing better. I think overall, he has more command of the offense, his decision-making has improved and this is an important game for everybody."
Despite his improvement, Tannehill might struggle to reach 300 yards for the third time, as he has to face a Steelers defense that holds opposing quarterbacks to 237 passing yards per game, the ninth-fewest in the league. Quarterbacks are averaging just 16.2 Fantasy points per game against the Steelers as well.
Furthermore, the weather in Pittsburgh Sunday calls for a chance of snow. Tannehill has never played in snow, but said he is not overly concerned about it affecting his game.
"If it's snowing, I've heard it's not too bad," Tannehill said. "It's actually nice to play in it. From the guys just in the locker room talking, Matt [Moore] played in the snow a few times. He said it's nice. It doesn't affect the ball."
Even coming off arguably the best stretch of his career, Tannehill isn't the type of quarterback you start against just any defense. With this matchup, Tannehill should probably be considered just a low-end Fantasy option for Week 14.
Miami visits the Steelers on Sunday.
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