Jakeem Grant is hoping to return this season at 100 percent after being placed on injured reserve in Week 12 last year with an Achilles injury. He will likely be the No. 4 receiver in Miami if healthy with Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson ahead of him on the depth chart. In 2018, Grant had only one game with more than eight PPR points, and he's not a reliable Fantasy option, especially coming off a significant injury. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
Grant (Achilles) said Tuesday that he's "over the mental hump" in his rehab process, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports. Grant hasn't commented on the exact nature of his injury, merely denying that it was an Achilles tear. Whatever the case, he was a limited participant in Miami's offseason program and may be eased into practices during training camp. Despite the injury limiting him to 10 games, Grant enjoyed his best season to date in 2018, catching 21 of 34 targets for 268 yards and two scores while adding a kick-return touchdown and a punt-return score. His ability to handle both return jobs while also serving as a third or fourth receiver could inspire the Dolphins to offer him an extension as he enters the final year of his rookie contract.
Grant (Achilles) was a limited participant in the first day of OTAs on Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Grant has been rehabbing from a season-ending Achilles injury since he underwent surgery back in November, but it looks like the speedster is close to returning to full health. Given that it's early in the offseason, the Dolphins don't really have a reason to rush Grant back into action, especially since his primary role will likely be in the return game.
Grant (Achilles) is still working his way back to full strength, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Grant suffered the season-ending injury Nov. 11 and had surgery a week later, but he denied early reports that the issue was an Achilles rupture. Whatever the case, he's still in the rehab process five months later, presumably hoping to be ready for the start of training camp in late July. The 26-year-old figures to have a role in the return game and could even challenge DeVante Parker for a regular spot in three-wide sets.
Grant revealed Friday that his season-ending injury wasn't a ruptured Achilles, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. "Just a minor surgery," Grant said. "Not a rupture. Nothing big. I'll be back. No time date. I'm getting better each and every day." Grant suffered the injury Nov. 11, undergoing surgery Nov. 19 and landing on injured reserve Nov. 28. While he didn't elaborate on the exact nature of the problem, he did acknowledge that it may prevent him for taking part in OTAs. Grant is hopeful to be ready for the start of training camp, yet acknowledged it's not quite a sure thing. The rebuilding Dolphins may prefer a cautious approach, especially when dealing with an undersized player who is entirely reliant on his agility and speed to be effective. Grant has one season remaining on his rookie contract.
Grant (Achilles) isn't sure if he'll be ready for OTAs, but he does expect to be on the field at the start of training camp, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Given that he ruptured his Achilles' tendon Nov. 11, it's far from a sure thing Grant is actually ready for team drills at the start of camp. He also faces a greater challenge than most players coming back from the same injury, as the 5-foot-7, 170-pound wide receiver is entirely reliant on his excellent speed and agility. Grant won't have much value to the Dolphins if he loses a step, so the team figures take a cautious approach ahead of what's widely being viewed as a rebuilding season. The 2016 sixth-round pick has one year remaining on his rookie contract.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||32||27.38|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||32||27.38|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||10||20.75|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||19||11||157||1||7||14.27||19|