Brice Butler will compete for a role as a reserve receiver for the Dolphins, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. In six seasons in the NFL with three different teams (Oakland, Dallas and Miami), Butler has never had more than 21 catches, 317 yards or three touchdowns in any year. He should not be drafted in any formats.
Buter (leg) hauled in three passes for 33 yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Falcons. Butler had been nursing a leg injury from earlier in the offseason, but he looked fully healthy during the team's preseason opener Thursday. At this point, Butler is fighting for a spot off the bench within the Dolphins' receiving corps.
Coach Brian Flores indicated Butler (leg) isn't dealing with a serious injury and said the receiver could return to practice later this week, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Butler left Tuesday's practice with the injury, but it sounds like he'll be fine. When back on the field, the 29-year-old will resume his bid for depth-chart slotting behind Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker and Albert Wilson.
Butler suffered a leg injury during Tuesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Butler had already been working his way back from a foot injury, but it's unclear if the one he suffered Tuesday is related in any way. The Dolphins should provide an update on Butler's status when they return to practice Wednesday.
Butler caught six of 10 targets for 60 yards and one touchdown in 2018. Butler played two games with the Cowboys, during which time he failed to bring in his only target, before signing a two-year contract with the Dolphins. The 28-year-old will compete for a depth role in Miami this offseason and carries a cap hit of $805,000 in 2019.
Butler hauled in his only target for 23 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots. Butler made the most of his limited offensive usage during Sunday's upset victory, connecting with quarterback Ryan Tannehill on a 23-yard TD pass late in the third quarter. The veteran nonetheless played only 40 percent of Miami's offensive snaps, and remains unlikely to achieve fantasy relevance again heading into a Week 15 tilt against the Vikings. DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Danny Amendola remain firmly entrenched above Butler in the Dolphins' depth chart.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|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|
|3 Year Avg||22||12||199||2||8||16.58||31|