Jakeem Grant is expected to compete for a role as a reserve receiver in Miami, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Grant has struggled with injuries, and Miami also has DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and likely Allen Hurns ahead of Grant on the depth chart, and he might be competing with Albert Wilson and Isaiah Ford for targets. Keep an eye on Grant's role in camp, but he's not worth drafting in most formats. The lone leagues where he might return value is where return yardage is rewarded, but even then he's only worth a late-round pick.
Grant may be needed in an expanded role after teammates Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns opted out of the 2020 season, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Grant missed the final six games of 2018 and the final five of 2019, first suffering an Achilles injury and then a high-ankle sprain. He also dealt with a hamstring injury, a shoulder injury and a concussion over the past two years, but when healthy, he typically served as Miami's third or fourth option at wide receiver while also handling kick returns and sometimes punt returns. With Wilson and Hurns out of the picture for the upcoming season, Grant and Isaiah Ford appear to be the top candidates for the No. 3 receiver spot, while DeVante Parker and Preston Williams (knee) look like the top two options. There's even some chance for both Grant and Ford to stay regularly involved, especially if Williams struggles to come back from the ACL tear he suffered last November.
Grant (ankle) recently declared himself healthy, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Grant was placed on injured reserve after suffering an ankle injury in a Week 12 loss to Cleveland. He finished the season with just 19 catches for 164 yards across 33 targets in 10 games, but he tallied a rushing touchdown and a kick-return score (the fourth special-teams TD of his four-year career). Grant has a four-year, $19.7 million extension kicking in for 2020, so he'll presumably be with the Dolphins for at least one or two more seasons. He should be in the mix for the third or fourth wideout spot during training camp.
Grant (ankle) will be placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Grant's injury is a hit to the Dolphins' wideout depth and kick-return unit. Practice squad players Isaiah Ford, Andy Jones and T.J. Rahming are internal options to fill Grant's roster spot. In 10 games this season, Grant caught 19 of his 33 targets for 164 yards and brought back 23 kickoffs for 578 yards -- good for fourth in the NFL -- and a touchdown.
Grant is believed to be dealing with a high ankle sprain, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. After being carted to the locker room in the first quarter Sunday against the Browns, Grant was seen with a walking boot on his right foot after the 41-24 loss. Per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, Grant didn't break any bones, but a diagnosis of a high ankle sprain indicates a multi-week absence is in his future. Look for the Dolphins to clarify Grant's health over the next few days.
Grant (ankle) was spotted with a walking boot on his right foot following Sunday's 41-24 loss to the Browns, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Grant was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Browns during the first quarter, and he was unable to retake the field. The depth wideout and return specialist has avoided sustaining any broken bones, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald, but a timetable for his recovery remains uncertain at this time. Allen Hurns stands to play an increased role in Miami's receiving corps as long as Grant is unable to play.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|5||10/11||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|7||10/25||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|8||11/01||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|10||11/15||New York Jets||25||23.50|
|12||11/29||@New York Jets||25||23.50|
|14||12/13||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|15||12/20||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|16||12/27||@Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||29||18||212||1||10||11.78||25|