Player Outlook
Tagovailoa is poised for a breakout season in 2022, and he's worth drafting in all one-quarterback leagues with a late-round pick as a No. 2 quarterback with upside. In two-quarterback and Superflex leagues, Tagovailoa should be selected as a starter with a pick as early as Round 4. He got significant upgrades this offseason, led by Tyreek Hill coming to Miami via trade from Kansas City. And the addition of new coach Mike McDaniel, left tackle Terron Armstead, left guard Connor Williams and new running backs in Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel and Raheem Mostert should help also. Along with Hill, Tagovailoa will be throwing to Jaylen Waddle, who was a star as a rookie, Mike Gesicki, and another new addition in Ced Wilson, who signed as a free agent with the Dolphins from Dallas. There are now no more excuses for Tagovailoa not to succeed, and hopefully all the upgrades lead to a big year.

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2022
2021 2653 16 10 128 3 21216.3
2020 1814 11 5 109 3 15615.6
3y Avg. 2234 14 8 118 3 18615.5
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Fantasy News

  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Not likely to play Saturday

    Tagovailoa isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game in Tampa Bay. Along with Tagovailoa, the Dolphins are keeping top wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle and running backs Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert on the sideline. In Tagovailoa's place, Teddy Bridgewater and rookie seventh-round pick Skylar Thompson will be under center for the team Saturday.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Not likely to play Saturday

    Coach Mike McDaniel suggested Tuesday that Tagovailoa isn't likely to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Bucs, though the Dolphins haven't made a final decision, Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network reports. It's unclear if the final decision will be announced or something McDaniel keeps to himself. In the unlikely event Tagovailoa ends up playing, it would probably be for no more than a drive or two.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Connects with Hill at practice

    Tagovailoa completed a couple of deep passes to Dolphins' newcomer Tyreek Hill during Thursday's minicamp session, ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques reports. The QB's passes to Hill on Thursday went for 45 and 55 yards, and while we won't read too much into a pair of plays in mandatory minicamp, they did support the notion that Tagovailoa could progress as a downfield thrower in 2022. That's an area the signal-caller believes he can improve on in his third NFL campaign. With that in mind, Tagovailoa -- who indicated that he spent a majority of his offseason working on his foundation and improving his arm strength and mobility -- at this stage noted that he "definitely feel(s) a lot more confident being able to push the ball down the field." With a pair of top-flight wideouts to throw to (Hill and Jaylen Waddle), an improved offensive line in front of him, and a new coaching staff led by Mike McDaniel on board, Tagovailoa's team context at least does seem conducive to the 2020 first-rounder making strides this coming season.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Dealing with non-COVID illness

    Tagovailoa was sent home during Tuesday's voluntary OTA practice due to a non-COVID illness, Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network reports. It sounds like the quarterback tried to give it a go, but there's no reason to push him or risk spreading the illness around at this point in the offseason. New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has made it clear that Tagovailoa will be his starter Week 1, though he could certainly face pressure from Teddy Bridgewater if he struggles out of the gate. Regardless, Miami's offseason is expected to look completely different this year with McDaniel at the helm and a litany of new offensive weapons at his disposal.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Focus of new offensive scheme

    New Dolphins quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator Darrell Bevell said Wednesday "the [offensive] system is going to be built and tailored to [Tagovailoa]," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Bevell said Miami's scheme will be designed to "bring out all the positives in [Tagovailoa's] game," which reinforces comments from new coach Mike McDaniel about the team's commitment to the third-year quarterback. Tagovailoa's accuracy and ability to make off-schedule plays were praised by Bevell, though he also mentioned a need to clean up certain mechanics. The Dolphins seem likely to prioritize upgrading the O-line this offseason, and McDaniel's new system also should upgrade the running game and take further pressure off the young quarterback. Such developments could set the stage well for Tagovailoa to take a step forward Year 3, in what looks to be a make-or-break season for his prospects as a franchise leader.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Future in Miami looking murkier

    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Monday, after the firing of coach Brian Flores, that a decision on whether or not to stick with Tagovailoa under center will be up to the next coaching staff, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Ross said he "has a lot of confidence" in Tagovailoa, per Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network, but he also noted that it will be up to the next head coach to make a decision about the Dolphins' starting quarterback for 2022. When asked, Ross said he currently has "no plans" to pursue Deshaun Watson this offseason, per Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, but the fact that non-commmital langauge is being used to describe Tagovailoa's job security after a coaching change would seem to speak volumes. Prior to the 2021 in-season trade deadline, Miami reportedly pursued a potential deal involving Watson. Meanwhile, Tagovailoa finished with an uninspiring 17:10 TD:INT and 2,762 passing yards across 14 appearances in his sophomore season, and he only reached the 300-yard mark through the air on one occasion. That said, he did showcase solid chemistry with rookie first-round pick Jaylen Waddle, and battled through both rib injuries and unreliable O-line play.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Quiet in Sunday's win

    Tagovailoa completed 15 of 22 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown and gained 38 rushing yards on five carries in Sunday's 33-24 win over the Patriots. Aside from a seven-yard TD strike to Jaylen Waddle in the first quarter, Tagovailoa didn't contribute much to the Dolphins' victory, instead allowing Duke Johnson and the defense to do most of the heavy lifting. The second-year QB failed to reach 200 passing yards in three of his last four games this season, wrapping up the campaign with a sharp 67.8 percent completion rate but far more pedestrian 17:10 TD:INT and 2,762 passing yards through 14 games, and Tua may not have done enough to dissuade the Dolphins from bringing in competition, or even an outright replacement for him, this offseason.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Scuffles in Week 17 loss

    Tagovailoa completed 18 of 38 passes for 205 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Dolphins' 34-3 loss to the Titans on Sunday. He also rushed twice for one yard and committed three fumbles, losing one. Tagovailoa's mess of a final line tells the tale of how forgettable an afternoon it was for both him and the Dolphins offense as a whole. The second-year signal-caller was kept out of sync all afternoon by an aggressive Titans defense that sacked him four times and limited him to 5.4 yards per attempt alongside a 53.1 QB rating. Tagovailoa helped just one pass catcher, Mike Gesicki, get over the 50-yard mark, and he threw an interception for the third straight game as well. The Dolphins are almost assuredly eliminated from postseason contention with the defeat, meaning Tagovailoa is likely to be playing for next season when Miami hosts the Patriots in Week 18.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Engineers another win

    Tagovailoa completed 19 of 26 passes for 198 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints. Tagovailoa again relied heavily on wideout Jaylen Waddle's ability to create separation on underneath routes to move the ball. When he did take a shot downfield in the second half, Tagovailoa was intercepted on an overthrow. In fairness, though, the signal-caller responded with an impressive 40-yard pass to extend his subsequent drive, followed by a long completion to Waddle on a flea flicker the next play. Appropriately, Tagovailoa then capped that series with a one-yard touchdown to Waddle, giving the Dolphins a comfortable lead on the way to their seventh straight win. Although vertically challenged for the most part in the passing attack, Tagovailoa's efficiency on short passes, particularly to Waddle, has been a successful formula that he'll strive to utilize again in Week 17 versus the Titans.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Guides Dolphins to victory

    Tagovailoa completed 30 of his 41 pass attempts for 244 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Giants. Tagovailoa reached 40 pass attempts for the third time this season and for the first time since Week 7. He put up a disappointing yardage total by averaging only 6.0 yards per attempt despite being accurate with his passes. That was a product of largely working in short areas of the field, as he had only one completion of more than 20 yards. However, Tagovailoa salvaged his performance with a pair of touchdowns, one from five yards away and the other from two. Tagovailoa has proven to have a safe floor of production in recent weeks, though he has topped 300 passing yards only once on the campaign.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Full participant in walkthrough

    Tagovailoa (left finger) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's walkthrough, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Barring any setbacks, Tagovailoa remains on track to start Sunday's game against the Jets, though Friday's final injury report of the week will cement whether or not the QB heads into the weekend carrying a Week 11 injury designation.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Practicing with starters

    Tagovailoa (finger) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Head coach Brian Flores said Monday that he expected Tagovailoa to return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Jets, following an effective appearance off the bench in last Thursday's 22-10 win over Baltimore. The Dolphins want to see how Tagovailoa looks in practice before they commit to him starting, as the fractured finger on his left hand apparently is still more of a concern than Jacoby Brissett's recent knee injury (Brissett was a full participant Wednesday). According toDaniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald, Tagovailoa is scheduled to take most of the first-team reps in practice this week after Brissett did so last week, which supports the notion that the second-year quarterback appears to be trending toward getting the start.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Set for Week 11 start

    Coach Brian Flores said Monday that he expect Tagovailoa (finger) to start Sunday's game against the Jets, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports. Tagovailoa replaced Jacoby Brissett midway through Thursday's game against the Ravens and led the Dolphins to a win, though he only completed eight of 13 pass attempts for 158 yards without a touchdown or interception in the process. Though Flores mentioned that Tagovailoa injured his finger further Week 10 and played through discomfort, it looks like Miami is confident enough in the 2020 first-rounder's health that there aren't questions about his availability going forward. It's possible that Will Fuller (finger) could retake the field in time to face the Jets, though DeVante Parker (shoulder) isn't yet eligible to return from IR.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Week 11 starter TBD

    Coach Brian Flores reiterated Friday that Tagovailoa is viewed as the Dolphins' top QB, but declined to confirm the 2020 first-rounder as the team's Week 11 starter versus the Jets, citing the finger injury Tagovailoa is still dealing with, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Jacoby Brissett drew the start at QB in Thursday's 22-10 win over the Ravens because Flores believed Tagovailoa's fractured middle finger (on his throwing hand) was affecting some of his throws. However, when Brissett left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury, Tagovailoa was called upon and finished out the contest, even though Brissett was subsequently cleared to return. While Tagovailoa performed admirably in relief, Flores relayed that the signal-caller fought through some discomfort Thursday and banged up his finger in the process. With that in mind, it seems likely that Tagovailoa is on track to be somewhat limited once Miami resumes practice in advance of the team's Nov. 21 matchup against the Jets. Meanwhile, Flores noted that although Brissett's knee appears okay, he will be evaluated further in the coming days.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Impressive in emergency duty

    Tagovailoa (finger) entered Thursday night's 22-10 win over the Ravens for Jacoby Brissett (knee) with 11:46 remaining in the third quarter and completed eight of 13 passes for 158 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He also netted zero yards and a touchdown on three rushes and committed a fumble that was recovered by the Dolphins. Tagovailoa slotted in as Brissett's emergency backup for the second straight game, and this time, he was called into duty for almost an entire half. The second-year signal-caller turned in an admirable effort in the victory and led scoring marches of 53 and 75 yards, the latter which he closed out with a one-yard touchdown run after the Ravens had closed to within five points. The fact Tagovailoa threw the ball well despite the fracture on the middle finger of his throwing hand is certainly encouraging, and David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports that head coach Brian Flores stated the 2020 first-round pick was "close" and "a lot better than last week" in terms of potentially drawing the start Thursday. However, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com relays that Tagovailoa said after the game he did bang up the finger during the contest and was grateful for the 10 days of healing time before Miami's Week 11 road divisional clash with the Jets.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Won't start Thursday night

    Tagovailoa, who is dealing with a fracture in the middle finger of his left hand, is slated to back up Jacoby Brissett in Thursday night's game against the Ravens, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. With Tagovailoa not quite ready to reclaim Miami's starting QB role as he continues to recover from his finger injury, Brissett will make his second consecutive start. Tagovailoa now will look to bounce back in time to get the nod when the Dolphins take on the Jets on Sunday, Nov. 21.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Likely game-day decision

    Tagovailoa (finger) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Baltimore, Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network reports. Beasley suggests the Dolphins will make a game-day decision on their starting QB again, after tabbing Jacoby Brissett as the starter and Tagovailoa as the backup in the hours before Sunday's 17-9 win over the Texans. Head coach Brian Flores said Tagovailoa wouldn't have been healthy enough to start if the Dolphins had to play their Week 10 contest against the Ravens on Tuesday, but the team is holding out hope that its young quarterback might be ready a couple days later for the Thursday contest.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Listed as limited on report

    Tagovailoa (finger) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Miami also listed Tagovailoa as a limited participant in each of their three practices last week as he dealt with a fractured left middle finger and a rib issue before he was ultimately active for Sunday's win over the Texans, but only available as an emergency backup. A similar fate could await Tagovailoa in Week 10, as the Dolphins face a quick turnaround before a Thursday night matchup against Baltimore. The Dolphins' decision to list Tagovailoa as limited on both practice reports so far of the week -- albeit with only one injury attached to his name instead of two -- doesn't seem to imply that the second-year signal-caller has made much meaningful progress in his recovery. For what it's worth, head coach Brian Flores told Oyefusi that Tagovailoa resumed throwing Monday and looked good, but the 23-year-old remains day-to-day. Flores added that if the Dolphins were playing Tuesday, Jacoby Brissett would be making his second straight start, according to Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Will back up if he can't start

    Tagovailoa (finger) will serve as the Dolphins' emergency backup quarterback Thursday against the Ravens if he's unable to start the game, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Similar to this past weekend's game against the Texans, Tagovailoa would be on hand as a backup if he doesn't make enough progress in the next couple of days to give it a go. Jacoby Brissett was serviceable in a spot start last week and would be in line to face Baltimore if Tagovailoa isn't cleared.
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  • Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa: Limited at walkthrough

    Tagovailoa (left finger) is listed as limited on the Dolphins' practice estimate Monday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. The fact that Tagovailoa only has one injury next to his name versus the two he dealt with last week indicates he finally may be past the fractured ribs that sidelined him Weeks 3 through 5. He was unable to play Week 9 against the Texans due to a small fracture in the middle finger on his left hand though, despite being active on the gameday roster. The Dolphins held a walkthrough Monday, during which Tagovailoa was expected to resume throwing. Considering he wasn't a non-participant, he may have done just that, but his status nonetheless bears watching as the Dolphins get ready for Thursday's matchup with the Ravens. If the second-year signal-caller doesn't start Week 10, Tagovailoa again will yield QB duties to Jacoby Brissett.
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