Jakeem Grant is more of a return man than a receiver for the Dolphins, and he has minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues. While he had 439 kickoff return yards and 165 punt return yards and a touchdown as a rookie in 2016, he only managed one carry for 1 yard and no catches on offense. We doubt his offensive role will expand playing behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Leonte Carroo, so ignore him in most formats this year.
Grant will have a hard time earning a key role in the Dolphins' offense, the Miami Herald reports. The 2016 sixth-round selection logged only 19 offensive snaps as a rookie, buried on the wideout depth chart behind Jarvis Landry, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills, and (at times) fellow rookie Leonte Carroo. Listed at only 5-foot-6 and 165 pounds, Grant primarily contributed on special teams, returning 19 kicks for 439 yards and 20 punts for 165 yards and a touchdown. With Landry, Parker, and Stills all returning, Grant will have to compete with Carroo and Rashawn Scott for the No. 4 and 5 receiver spots. In the event of an injury to one of Miami's top-3 wideouts, Carroo would be the best bet to step into a regular role. Grant likely will need to earn his keep as a return specialist and occasional gadget player.
The Dolphins are designing plays to get Grant more involved in the offense, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen believes Grant is a big play waiting to happen and wants to get him more involved in the offense. Grant may have a few more targets coming his way but Jarvis Landry is still the number one WR in this offense so this may be more coach speak than anything else to give the Chargers something else to worry about this week.
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.
Grant (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday. Grant was forced from the Dolphins' Week 5 matchup against the Titans due to an ankle injury, but appears to be back to full strength after logging a full practice Wednesday. He should be good to go against the Steelers on Sunday, taking on a key role on special teams as both a kick and punt returner.
Grant is questionable to return after suffering an ankle injury versus the Titans in Week 5, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. The specifics of his injury are unclear. Kenyan Drake will likely assume top kick returner duties if he can't return.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/10||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||22.88|
|2||09/17||@Los Angeles Chargers||10||20.75|
|3||09/24||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|4||10/01||New Orleans Saints||29||24.75|
|7||10/22||New York Jets||19||22.75|
|12||11/26||@New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|14||12/12||New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||22.41|
|3 Year Avg||1||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|