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Miami Dolphins

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium | Coach: Adam Gase
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th97.3 (20th)234.8 (23rd)
Defense26th147.0 (31st)236.7 (13th)
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24Abdul-Quddus, Isa SS6-11968/3/19896Fordham
35Aikens, Walt FS6-12186/19/19913Liberty
23Ajayi, Jay RB6-02296/15/19932Boise State
76Albert, Branden T6-531411/4/19849Virginia
47Alonso, Kiko MLB6-32398/14/19904Oregon
33Benwikere, Bene' CB6-02009/3/19913San Jose State
50Branch, Andre DE6-52637/14/19895Clemson
74Bushrod, Jermon G6-53208/19/198410Towson
56Butler, Donald OLB6-124210/17/19887Washington
84Cameron, Jordan TE6-52658/7/19886USC
88Carroo, Leonte WR6-02171/24/1994RRutgers
38Chekwa, Chimdi DB6-01901/7/19884Ohio State
29Culliver, Chris DB6-01998/17/19886South Carolina
4Darr, Matt P6-12147/2/19922Tennessee
92Denney, John LS6-524212/13/197812Brigham Young
 Douglas, Jamil DB6-43082/28/19922Arizona State
32Drake, Kenyan RB6-12161/26/1994RAlabama
78Fede, Terrence DE6-426711/19/19913Marist
29Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19868Tennessee
3Franks, Andrew K6-12021/11/19932RPI
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717210/30/1992RTexas Tech
48Gray, MarQueis TE6-425511/7/19894Minnesota
46Hewitt, Neville OLB6-22324/6/19932Marshall
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11987/4/1993RBaylor
45Hull, Mike LB6-02335/25/19911Penn State
70James, Ja'Wuan T6-63076/3/19923Tennessee
53Jenkins, Jelani OLB6-02403/13/19924Florida
98Jones, Jason DE6-52785/23/19869Eastern Michigan
52Jones, Chris DT6-12957/12/19904Bowling Green State
85Jones, Dominique TE6-32708/15/19874Shepherd
20Jones, Reshad FS6-12142/25/19887Georgia
95Jordan, Dion DE6-62753/5/19903Oregon
14Landry, Jarvis WR5-1120611/28/19923Louisiana State
36Lippett, Tony CB6-31947/2/19922Michigan State
21Lucas, Jordan SS6-02048/2/1993RPenn State
41Maxwell, Byron CB6-12032/23/19886Clemson
28McCain, Bobby CB5-111928/18/19932Memphis
8Moore, Matt QB6-32258/9/19849Oregon State
93Orr, Leon DT6-53202/11/19921Florida
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32121/20/19932Louisville
42Paysinger, Spencer LB6-22496/28/19886Oregon
97Phillips, Jordan DT6-633510/15/19922Oklahoma
51Pouncey, Mike C6-52997/24/19896Florida
80Sims, Dion TE6-42712/18/19914Michigan State
65Steen, Anthony C6-33135/9/19901Alabama
10Stills, Kenny WR6-01954/22/19924Oklahoma
93Suh, Ndamukong DT6-43051/6/19877Nebraska
17Tannehill, Ryan QB6-42167/27/19885Texas A&M
31Thomas, Michael FS5-111933/17/19904Stanford
67Tunsil, Laremy G6-53168/2/1994RMississippi
60Urbik, Kraig C6-53349/23/19858Wisconsin
49Vigil, Zach OLB6-22403/28/19912Utah State
91Wake, Cameron DE6-32631/30/19828Penn State
73Warmsley, Julius DE6-12945/16/19901Tulane
26Williams, Damien RB5-112284/3/19923Oklahoma
94Williams, Mario DE6-63001/31/198511North Carolina State
79Young, Sam T6-83206/24/19877Notre Dame
Injured Players
33Ekpre-Olomu, Ifo (IR) CB5-92007/10/19931Oregon
55Misi, Koa (IR) OLB6-32561/17/19877Utah
90Mitchell, Earl (IR) DT6-33109/25/19877Arizona
Practice Squad
 Brendel, Jake C6-43059/10/1992RUCLA
 Doughty, Brandon QB6-321710/6/1991RWestern Kentucky
83Duarte, Thomas TE6-22413/30/1995RUCLA
37Hendy, A.J. DB6-02094/8/1993RMaryland
72Laing, Cleyon DE6-429911/21/19901Iowa State
 Perry, Senorise RB6-02119/19/19913Louisville
40Pitts, Lafayette DB5-111969/24/1992RPittsburgh
 Poole, Terry T6-53002/27/19922San Diego State
87Scott, Rashawn WR6-22041/29/1992RMiami (Fla.)
 Watts, Brandon LB6-22311/21/19913Georgia Tech
Roster Analysis
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Position Listing
MarQueis Gray
Gray (calf) will play Sunday against the Steelers.

Gray suffered the calf injury last week but it doesn't appear to be too severe, prompting the tight end to play on Sunday. As a No. 3 tight end, don't expect Gray to see too many targets, although he could play an important role on special teams.

Branden Albert
Dolphins offensive lineman Branden Albert (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Titans.

Albert had been limited in practice all week, but that won't prevent him from suiting up to occupy a vital role in Week 6.

Tony Lippett
Tony Lippett was the Big Ten receiver of the year last season, but the Dolphins, who drafted him in the fifth round, see him as a cornerback. 

Lippett is converting to the defensive backfield in OTAs. Early returns are good. He had three interceptions in Monday's practice.

"He doesn’t have a ton of position experience there in games, but he seems to be a guy that’s learned the system pretty well," coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. "Every rep that he gets is extremely valuable at this stage of his development. I caught a couple of them, I?was bouncing back and forth, and he went up and high-pointed one of the balls. He was in the right place at the right time."

Hamstring - Limited Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Koa Misi
Misi (neck) has been placed on injured reserve, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Misi suffered a setback in practice leading up to Week 5 and was almost immediately ruled out for Sunday's game. Unfortunately, his injury appears to be severe in nature, and potentially career-threatening. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Misi may need spinal fusion surgery down the road, similar to the procedure Peyton Manning required. However, he'll first experiment if rehab alone can do the job, and thus remains without any sort of timeline to return.

Neck - Injured Reserve
Jason Jones
Jones (ankle) is active for Thursday's matchup with the Bengals.

Though he was listed as questionable it was expected that Jones would be active for Thursday's tilt after practicing fully on Tuesday and Wednesday. He recorded two tackles in last week's win over the Browns.

Xavien Howard
Howard (knee) will be out at least a month, Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel reports.

Howard suffered the knee in practice Tuesday. The second round pick was starting for Miami and had 22 tackles, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble in four games this season.

Knee - Meniscus - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Out for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Jermon Bushrod
Bears offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Already facing the possibility of playing without QB Jay Cutler and WR Alshon Jeffery -- both questionable with hamstring injuries -- for a second straight week, the Bears will now be missing their starting left tackle. That's never a good thing, but it's especially worrisome when Khalil Mack is on the other team. Mack normally moves all over the place, but Oakland may have him spend more time on the offense's left side to test out replacement LT Charles Leno.

Leon Orr
Orr was promoted Monday from the Dolphins' practice squad to their active roster, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reports.

Orr was originally on the Raiders through the preseason before ultimately being waived just prior to the start of the regular season. After some time on the Dolphins' practice squad, he'll have the opportunity to provide some depth for them at the defensive tackle position.

Matt Darr
No Updates
Michael Thomas
Thomas finished the 2015 season with 85 tackles.

While the tackle numbers are solid, they came without any big plays as Thomas was held without a turnover or sack. The Dolphins could look to upgrade safety during the off-season.

Kraig Urbik
Bills left guard Kraig Urbik took a pay cut of $1.5 million this year and $1.7 million next year, reports ESPN.com. Urbik, who is signed through 2016, played in every game last year, starting nine.
Andre Branch
Branch has agreed to a one-year contract with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

A continuance of the Dolphins' defensive overhaul, the signing of Branch helps retool a unit already deprived of the services of Olivier Vernon and Derrick Shelby, as both have already signed elsewhere this offseason. Furthermore, Miami and DE Cameron Wake (Achilles) are still at odds over a potential contract extension, but Branch will at least form a rotation with Mario Williams and potentially Dion Jordan (suspension). In the event that Wake holds out or lands elsewhere come the start of the season, Branch figures to assume a sizable role and build upon his 2015 stat line of 24 tackles, including four sacks, and two forced fumbles across 13 games as a member of the Jaguars. However, should Wake return, Branch could struggle to gain fantasy relevance.

Isa Abdul-Quddus
Abdul-Quddus says he is open to moving to free safety next season, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Abdul-Quddus took over at strong safety midway through the season last season with the Lions and turned in the best season of his five-year career. After signing with the Dolphins earlier in the week, the 26-year-old made it known that he was open to switching to free safety. Reshad Jones is the current starter at strong safety in Miami and is also coming off the best season of his career. "I know he had a great year last year so I'm comfortable with something different. I'm just open to playing whatever", Abdul-Quddus said in an interview on Friday.

Kenyan Drake
Drake did not see a target or record a carry in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

The Dolphins finally leaned on the run on Sunday, but Drake was on the outside looking in. Just three weeks ago, Drake saw a team-high 11 touches at running back against Cleveland and the third-round pick's stock appeared to be on the rise. He's only seen 15 snaps on offense in the three games since. Meanwhile, Jay Ajayi and his 204-yard game has risen firmly atop the depth chart with Arian Foster and Damien Williams positioned behind him.

Damien Williams
Williams rushed six times for 12 yards and a touchdown while adding two catches for five yards on two targets Sunday against the Steelers.

Williams still maintained a role in the offense with Arian Foster (hamstring) back, and even managed to vulture a 1-yard touchdown. Still, his ceiling is pretty low as the No. 3 running back behind Foster and Jay Ajayi, who rushed for over 200 yards and two scores himself in this one.

Jake Brendel
No Updates
DeVante Parker
Parker had five receptions for 28 yards in the Dolphins 30-15 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

It was thought that Parker could have a big day if the Steelers were scoring at will as it would force Miami to throw the ball often to catch up but that was not to be as the running game ruled the day. Parker had seven targets which was second on the team behind Jarvis Landry but the throws were kept short and Parker was unable to break one for big yardage. Next up for Miami will be the suddenly hot Bills.

Matt Moore
Moore (concussion) returned to practice Monday, James Walker of ESPN reports.

Moore was spotted back on the practice field for the first time since suffering a concussion in Miami's second preseason game. Despite only participating in individual drills, it's encouraging to see Moore back on the gridiron. Assuming there are no setbacks, Moore should be ready to serve as Miami's primary backup to Ryan Tannehill in Week 1.

Zach Vigil
Vigil (back) returned to practice Wednesday, the Miami Herald reports.

Although eligible to practice, Vigil remains on the Dolphins' NFI list for the time being. He only participated in individual drills Wednesday, so he likely isn't completely recovered from the back ailment and remains without a definite timeline to return to game action.

Back - Out for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu
Ekpre-Olomu was waived/injured by the Dolphins on Monday, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Ekpre-Olomu has not been able to play an NFL snap since suffering an ACL in the 2014 Rose Bowl as part of the Oregon Ducks. Once an All-American cornerback at the college level, Ekpre-Olomu will have to prove he is healthy enough to play at a high level before he finds another NFL home, as the knee injury has been one that he just has not been able to shake yet.

Knee - Injured Reserve
Mario Williams
Williams (concussion) will be active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Williams was a full participant at Friday's practice after passing the league's concussion protocol, leading to his active status Sunday. If he suffers any kind of setback, Jason Jones is next in line at defensive end on the right side.

A.J. Hendy
No Updates
Anthony Steen
The Cardinals have deemed the following players as inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Panthers: Drew Stanton, Brittan Golden , Chris Clemons , Jonathan Cooper, Alameda Ta'amu, Anthony Steen , and Kareem Martin.

Cooper has missed the past two games for Arizona with a wrist injury.

The Cardinals are 5 1/2-point underdogs for Saturday's game.

Walt Aikens
Dolphins cornerback Walt Aikens was suspended for the season finale Sunday for missing a team meeting after he was involved in a domestic dispute at his Sunrise home, per WINZ-AM.

The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.

Chris Culliver
Culliver (knee) is slated to practice for the first time this season on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Culliver remains on the PUP list having torn his ACL in November of the 2015 season. He figures to compete for a starting spot upon his return to game action, barring any setbacks.

Knee - Physically Unable to Perform
Arian Foster
Foster (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday.

Per the Palm Beach Post, Foster "asked to practice on Wednesday, which is not typical, because he wanted to push his injured hamstring and groin." As the veteran back attempts to distance himself from his latest round of aches and pains, the reality as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches is that Jay Ajayi's 25-carry, 204-yard rushing effort in Week 6 puts him atop of the Dolphins' RB pecking order for now. In the meantime, Foster -- who rushed three times for three yards, and added two catches for 12 yards on two targets this past Sunday against the Steelers -- profiles as a complementary option.

Julius Warmsley
The Seahawks have signed 11 players to future contracts, the team announced Wednesday.

Running back Demitrius Bronson, wide receiver Douglas McNeil, tight end RaShaun Allen, tackle Justin Renfrow, guards Nate Isles and Drew Nowak, defensive ends Ryan Robinson and Julius Warmsley, defensive tackle Jimmy Staten, linebacker Mike Zimmer and safety Dion Bailey will look to compete for spots on the final 53-man roster in 2015.

Jordan Phillips
No Updates
Terry Poole
The Seahawks have six of their eight draft picks under contract.

Picks that have signed are:

Fourth-round guard Terry Poole, fourth-round guard Mark Glowinski, sixth-round defensive end Obum Gwacham, fifth-round cornerback Tye Smith, sixth-round center Kristjan Sokoli and seventh-round safety Ryan Murphy.

The only picks yet to sign with the team are second-round defensive end Frank Clark and third-round receiver Tyler Lockett.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Donald Butler
Butler would start Thursday if Koa Misi (neck) can't play, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Butler is being prepared to play as Misi looks to be a game time decision. He has only been with the team for a little over two weeks but the team has been anxious to see what he can do with an expanded role and they just might get to see it Thursday.

Brandon Watts
Watts recorded seven tackles in the Vikings' final preseason game.

Watts sat out the team's first two preseason contests with an undisclosed injury and only saw limited action in the third game, not recording any tackles. It remains to be seen if he'll make the 53-man roster, if he does it'll likely be due to special teams play rather than for his linebacker play, since he's played with the third team defense.

Chris Jones
Jones will re-sign with the Dolphins this week, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones was originally cut by Miami prior to the beginning of the 2016 regular season, but the team will add the defensive tackle back to the roster after placing fellow defensive lineman Earl Mitchell (calf) on Injured Reserve. Jones shouldn't draw much attention in IDP formats as he expects to simply provide depth for the Dolphins.

Sam Young
Young was signed by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Young signs on after Miami parted ways with linemen Billy Turner and Dallas Thomas earlier in the day. The Dolphins line allowed six sacks in Sunday's loss to the Titans and while Young is expected to start anytime soon, he could be thrust into a starting opportunity if injuries emerge.

Jakeem Grant
Grant (ankle) will play Sunday against the Steelers.

Grant was a full participant in practice this week after leaving last week's loss to the Titans with an ankle injury so it's no surprise he was given the green light to suit up against the Steelers. As the No. 5 wideout on the depth chart, Grant isn't likely to see a ton of targets, but figures to play a role on special teams.

Earl Mitchell
Mitchell (calf) was placed on injured-reserve on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Mitchell could be available to return mid-way through the season with the return rule now in place. The defensive end suffered a calf injury prior to Sunday's game, but is only considered week-to-week. With Mitchell out for the foreseeable future, Jordan Phillips, Julius Warmsley, and Ndamukong Suh will be the only healthy defensive ends on the roster.

Calf - Injured Reserve
Thomas Duarte
Duarte was cut by Miami on Saturday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The seventh round pick in this past year's draft didn't cut the mustard and is gone. The Dolphins have had trouble with their tight ends in camp so it's disappointing that a draft pick couldn't make a bigger impact in camp. He will try to hook up with another team but until he gets bigger and stronger he is unlikely to ever have a fantasy impact.

Leonte Carroo
Carroo caught both passes that came his way in Sunday's loss to Seattle for a total of 14 yards.

The Dolphins traded up for Carroo in the draft, but he didn't necessarily distinguish himself in the preseason. His value this season is a little hard to predict. On one hand, his two targets could be trimmed further once 2015 first-rounder DeVante Parker returns. On the other hand, head coach Adam Gase is known for his affinity for the pass and Parker nor Kenny Stills have established themselves opposite Jarvis Landry.

Neville Hewitt
Hewitt will make his first NFL start Sunday at home versus the Cowboys, reports the Dolphins web site.

The Dolphins have suffered several injuries to their linebacking corps which necessitates Hewitt starting.

Jamil Douglas
Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard in OTAs. 

Douglas is competing with Dallas Thomas for the starting job. Over the last few weeks, he's gone from occasional snaps to a 50/50 split of starting snaps. 

"I like the fact that when he’s been in there he doesn’t make a lot of mental mistakes,” coach Joe Philbin said, per the Palm Beach Post. “I think he’s grasped the system relatively well. I think his play speed’s been pretty good. He doesn’t seem to hesitate a lot and that’s a good sign for a young guy. ... I really like what I see."

Jelani Jenkins
Jenkins (groin) will play Sunday against the Steelers.

Jenkins will return to the field after missing the past two games with a groin injury. In his first game back, he may see his reps heavily monitored, in which case expect Neville Hewitt to see increased action.

Ndamukong Suh
Suh had five tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Dolphins win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Suh has been a monster so far this season as he is constantly showing up in the opposing backfield. With 21 tackles and 2.5 sacks so far this season, Suh is headed toward another Pro Bowl season.

Jarvis Landry
Landry caught seven of nine targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 30-15 win over the Steelers.

Landry rebounded from last week's season-low three-catch performance by reaching at least seven for the fifth time this season. The 23-year-old wideout has been the lone consistent piece in a very up-and-down Dolphins passing game. Despite quarterback Ryan Tannehill's struggles, Landry can be counted on for strong production on a weekly basis.

Jordan Cameron
Cameron (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Nor did Dion Sims, which sets the stage for fellow tight ends MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones to fill in Sunday against the Bills in the event that both Cameron and Sims end up ruled out, which is a plausible scenario.

Concussion - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Cleyon Laing
No Updates
Kiko Alonso
Alonso had 12 tackles but the Dolphins still lost 30-17 to Tennessee on Sunday.

Alonso has proven that he can once again be a top linebacker in IDP leagues as he has 50 tackles through five games this season. He will look to continue his hot play next week versus the Steelers.

Andrew Franks
Franks was 3-5 on field goal attempts during the 30-15 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Franks had a 24-yard field goal blocked and also missed on a 50-yard attempt. Franks is 7-10 on the season. That isn't the best of percentages but what is more concerning is that two of those misses have been from less than 30 yards. His job is safe but a few more easy misses and he could see some competition during practice.

Mike Hull
Hull was promoted from the Dolphins' practice squad on Saturday.

With Spencer Paysinger doubtful to play Sunday, Hull will offer some extra linebacker depth. To make room for Hull the Dolphins waived A.J. Francis.

Mike Pouncey
After suffering a knee injury in Saturday's preseason game, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey didn't express much concern, a feeling that would prove to be valid, as an MRI came back negative and the lineman was back at practice Monday, per the Miami Herald.

Pouncey said that he expects to be ready for the season opener. He recently signed an extension worth more than $40 million. 

Senorise Perry
Perry was waived Monday as the Bears cut their roster down to 80 players, the team's official website reports.

Perry played in all 16 games in 2014, mostly appearing on special teams, before missing the entire 2015 season with a foot injury. He was never in serious competition for a role in the team's running back positional battle.

Dion Jordan
Jordan had a clean up procedure on his knee at some point since the start of the regular season, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Jordan had his first surgery on the knee during the summer so it's certainly not good news that it needed to be cleaned out again. There is currently no timetable for his return to the team.

Knee - Out for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Ja'Wuan James
The Dolphins have labeled linebacker Jonathan Freeny (hamstring) and cornerback Jamar Taylor (shoulder) out for Sunday's pivotal game against Baltimore. Guard Nate Garner (illness), cornerback Cortland Finnegan (ankle) and linebacker Chris McCain (ankle) were deemed doubtful for Week 14.

Tight end Charles Clay (hamstring, knee) was the only player on the report deemed questionable. He was a limited participant all week leading up to Sunday.

Meanwhile, the following players were labeled as probable: Wide receiver Brian Hartline (knee), tackle Ja'Wuan James (neck), linebacker Jelani Jenkins (shoulder), center Samson Satele (ribs), wide receiver Mike Wallace (chest) and safety Jimmy Wilson (hamstring).

Bobby McCain
McCain (undisclosed) has been activated from the PUP list and is back to full strength, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

McCain started training camp on the PUP list, as he was dealing with some sort of cramping. As expected, the injury was nothing serious and he's back on the practice field Sunday without restrictions. McCain currently ranks as just a depth option in the defensive backfield for the Dolphins after finishing his rookie campaign with 28 tackles over 16 games.

Spencer Paysinger
Paysinger (neck) is inactive for Sunday's tilt with the Browns.

Paysinger suffered a neck injury last week against the Patriots and will spend Week 3 on the sidelines as a result. He usually serves as a reserve linebacker behind Koa Misi, so his absence on Sunday won't be detrimental to the team.

Terrence Fede
Fede is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Fede was not listed on the Week 3 injury report, so his sitting out Sunday's game was likely a coach's decision. He is merely a depth player along the Dolphins defensive line when healthy.

Cameron Wake
The Dolphins want to give Wake more defensive snaps, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins came into the season wanting to play Wake about 35 snaps a game but outside of the game versus Cleveland he hasn't approached that amount. This may not be the team's fault however as they have rarely had a lead which would force the opposing team into obvious passing situations which is when Wake would be on the field. Perhaps this will change Sunday versus the Titans.

Brandon Doughty
Doughty was released by the Dolphins on Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Doughty's release leaves the Dolphins with just two options at quarterback in Ryan Tannehill and Matt Moore, while the team had to make room for defensive tackle Chris Jones who they signed Wednesday. Given he clears waivers, Doughty figures to be added to Miami's practice squad in hopes they can keep him as part of the organization moving forward. The rookie is expected to get another shot at an NFL roster in the future.

Kenny Stills
Stills caught two passes for 12 yards Sunday against the Steelers.

The Oklahoma product opened the season with 17 targets across the first three games, but has just seven since. Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker have dominated in this capacity as of late and, on Sunday, even college-quarterback-turned-tight-end MarQueis Gray finished with more receptions than Stills. Parker's ascension looks the farthest thing from a fluke, so modest stat lines may be the norm for Stills moving forward unless he's able to haul in a deep ball.

Jay Ajayi
AJayi will likely start and serve as the lead back, miamidolphins.com reports.

Ajayi rumbled for 204 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Arian Foster's return from a hamstring injury, out-touching his veteran teammate 26-5 in Sunday's win over the Steelers. While the split won't necessarily be so drastic in the coming weeks, Ajayi couldn't have made a stronger argument to maintain the lead-back role. Foster figures to have a complementary role in Week 7 against Buffalo, potentially taking advantage of his prowess as a pass catcher.

Dominique Jones
The Broncos have listed S T.J. Ward, RB Juwan Thompson, LB Brandon Marshall , OL Paul Cornick, OL Michael Schofield, TE Dominique Jones and DT Mitch Unrein as inactive Week 17 against the Raiders. 

Marshall was the only player ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Cornick and Ward were listed as questionable. Cornick is dealing with a toe injury. Ward has a neck issue. Thompson was actually listed as probable, but will not play. He has both hip and knee injuries. Unrein was also listed as probable. He's dealing with an illness. The other two players listed are healthy scratches. 

Bene' Benwikere
Benwikere was released by the Panthers on Friday, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports.

Benwikere started all four games for the Panthers this season and recorded an interception and four pass deflections, but the team chose to remove him from the roster after he and the rest of the Panthers' defense was shredded by the Falcons' Julio Jones last week. Benwikere is in his third season and owns plenty of experience, so he figures to hook on with another team before long.

Byron Maxwell
Maxwell didn't start Thursday versus the Bengals, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Maxwell hasn't played well so far this season as he has struggled in both pass coverage and tackling. Tony Lippett will be the starting corner and how well he plays will determine whether or not Maxwell will get his starting job back.

Chimdi Chekwa
Chekwa signed with the Dolphins on Tuesday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Chekwa played with the Dolphins during training camp, so he has at least some familiarity with the system. That being said, he will fill a mere reserve role with Miami this season.

Laremy Tunsil
No Updates
Reshad Jones
Jones is out for the season with a torn rotator cuff, the Miami Herald reports.

Per the report, the Dolphins plan to place the safety on IR, which represents a huge blow to the team's defense. In his absence, Michael Thomas and Isa Abdul-Quddus are in line to serve as the team's starting safeties.

Shoulder - Injured Reserve
Dion Sims
Sims (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

With both Sims and Jordan Cameron candidates to ruled out Friday, fellow tight ends MarQueis Gray and Dominique Jones could handle the Dolphins' Week 7 reps at the position Sunday against the Bills.

Concussion - Did Not Practice on Thursday. Questionable for Week 7 vs. Buffalo
Ryan Tannehill
Tannehill completed 24 of 32 passes for 252 yards without a touchdown or a turnover Sunday against the Steelers.

Tannehill served as a game manager, letting a huge game from running back Jay Ajayi and a strong performance by the defense carry Miami to a 30-15 victory. He showed clear improvement over his play from the past two weeks, but still has a horrendous 1:3 touchdown to interception ratio in his last three appearances. Pretty much any other starting quarterback in the NFL makes for a more enticing fantasy option at the moment.

Rashawn Scott
Scott, an undrafted rookie, could be stashed on the practice squad, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker (hamstring), Kenny Stills (back) and Leonte Carroo are locks to make the final roster, leaving Scott, Griff Whalen and Jakeem Grant to compete for one or two spots. Whalen is the only one of the trio with any NFL experience, and Grant cost Miami a sixth-round pick in the most recent draft. As an undrafted rookie, Scott makes the most sense for the practice squad.

John Denney
Dolphins tight end Charles Clay is active Week 11 against the Bills.

Clay came into the game listed as questionable due to a knee injury. Clay was a limited participant in practice Wednesday. The team will also have John Denney, Kelvin Sheppard and Dion Sims available for the contest. All three players were also listed as questionable going into the game. 

Jordan Lucas
Lucas played just four special teams snaps during the Dolphins 12-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Lucas appears to have cemented his role as a depth corner in Miami. Despite overcoming the leg injury that he suffered back in early August, the Penn State product is not expected to take on a bigger role with the defense this season.

Lafayette Pitts
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