Player Outlook
Bowden will compete for a roster spot in Miami this season, but he has minimal Fantasy value coming into the year. He should not be drafted in most formats. Bowden missed all of 2021 after hurting his hamstring in training camp. He returns to a Dolphins roster reloaded at receiver with Tyreek Hill, Ced Wilson and rookie Erik Ezukanma joining Jaylen Waddle. It's doubtful Bowden will see significant targets even if he does make the final roster, and he should be ignored in most formats on Draft Day.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021
2020 28 211 7.54 32 3.56 252.5
3y Avg. 14 106 7.57 16 4.00 112.2

Fantasy News

  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Trade candidate?

    The Dolphins have engaged in discussions about trading Bowden, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Bowden and fellow incumbent wideout Preston Williams have both had their reps in training camp limited due to impressive showings by rookies Erik Ezukanma (fourth round) and Braylon Sanders (UDFA). Bowden's acumen on special teams should give him a leg up over Williams in terms of competing for a roster spot, but neither player has a clear path to offensive snaps in Miami's revamped receiver corps, so it's conceivable that an organization with poor depth at the position, such as Dallas, could part ways with late-round draft capital. A hamstring injury kept Bowden from taking the field last season, but he's participated in training camp without issue.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Competing for roster spot

    Alain Poupart of Sports Illustrated predicts that Bowden's versatility will land him a roster spot with the Dolphins this coming season. Bowden, who didn't play last season due to a hamstring injury, was sidelined during a portion of the team's OTAs, but he subsequently was able to re-take the field and should be ready to compete fully in training camp. While the 24-year-old's path to steady touches in Miami's offense is murky, Poupart suggests that Bowden's diverse skill set should land him a depth role in the team's re-tooled wideout corps, which also includes top options Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, along with Cedrick Wilson, Trent Sherfield, Preston Williams and Erik Ezukanma.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Still dealing with hamstring issue

    Bowden (hamstring) isn't participating during the Dolphins' OTAs, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Bowden suffered a hamstring injury during training camp last year and was ultimately placed on injured reserve for the entire season. Health isn't the 2020 third-round pick's only concern, however, as he also faces competition for a roster spot after the Dolphins acquired Tyreek Hill via trade this offseason and drafted Erik Ezukanma in the fourth round. Miami's new head coach, Mike McDaniel, has praised Bowden's versatility as a unique trait, but the 5-foot-11 offensive gadget has to get healthy before he tries to carve out a role in Miami's loaded wideout corps.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Facing competition for roster spot

    Bowden (hamstring) will face competition from rookie fourth-round pick Erik Ezukanma this offseason, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. Bowden, who spent the entire 2021 season sidelined due to a hamstring injury, very realistically could be on the roster bubble for Miami's new coaching staff. The 24-year-old flashed some competence as a rookie in 2020, when he racked up 28 catches for 211 yards on 37 targets through 10 appearances, but he now faces competition for even a depth gig from all of Ezukanma, Preston Williams and Trent Sherfield.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Returns to injured reserve

    Bowden (hamstring) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and reverted to injured reserve, The Orange County Register reports. Bowden landed on the COVID list last week but is now back on injured reserve, where he's been since August. The 24-year-old isn't expected to take the field for Miami this season.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Moves to COVID list

    Bowden (illness) was moved to the reserve/COVID-19 list from IR on Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Bowden was already out for the season with a hamstring injury suffered in practice during training camp. Any rehabbing at the Dolphins' facility that he is doing will have to pause until he can clear COVID protocols. Once cleared, he'll return to preparing for the 2022 season.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Placed on IR with hamstring injury

    Bowden (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. The Dolphins would've waited a week if they wanted the option to bring Bowden back later this season. As is, he'll be ineligible for the entire season if he remains with the Dolphins, only able to return if he agrees to an injury settlement and gets released. That wouldn't typically happen with a third-round pick in his second pro season, but Bowden is already on his second NFL team -- one that happens to have a crowded depth chart at wide receiver. The Dolphins also parted ways with Isaiah Ford and Robert Foster on Tuesday, clearing out some of the competition for the final spot or two at WR.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: No go Saturday

    Bowden (hamstring) was listed as not expected to play on the Dolphins' injury report before Saturday's preseason game. Bowden suffered a hamstring strain during Thursday's practice and didn't play in the Dolphins' second exhibition. An MRI revealed that the hamstring wasn't fully torn, but the injury could still keep him out for an extended time. With Miami signing Will Fuller and drafting Jaylen Waddle this offseason, Bowden's stock has slipped significantly, and he now may be in jeopardy of missing the regular-season roster.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Nursing hamstring strain

    Bowden suffered a hamstring strain during Thursday's practice, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Bowden underwent an MRI to diagnose the full severity of his injury, per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, but the tests did not reveal a full tear. While that's good news for Bowden's recovery timetable, it puts the Dolphins in position to make a difficult roster decision. The second-year pro boasts versatility and elusiveness, but there aren't enough depth spots to go around at wide receiver, and hamstring injuries can be tricky to fully shake.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Limps off Thursday

    Bowden suffered an apparent leg injury at Thursday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Bowden was holding his right leg or hamstring as he limped off the practice field. Though Bowden was solid when called upon for limited action last season, he now finds himself fighting for a roster spot in Miami's deep receiving corps. If Bowden ends up missing preseason action, with Saturday's exhibition matchup against Atlanta right around the corner, it could harm his chances of securing a depth role.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Roster spot not guaranteed

    Bowden is competing for a spot on Miami's regular-season roster, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. Bowden flashed in limited opportunities as a rookie, when he secured 28 of 37 targets for 221 yards across 10 contests. The 2020 third-round pick also logged nine carries for 32 yards. Despite the versatility and elusiveness Bowden already has demonstrated at the NFL level, Miami's newly revamped wide receiver corps has enough depth that there may not be enough roster spots to go around. In addition to DeVante Parker and new starters Will Fuller (suspension) and Jaylen Waddle, Albert Wilson and Allen Hurns have both returned after opting out due to COVID-19 last season, while the likes of Jakeem Grant, Preston Williams (foot), Isaiah Ford and Robert Foster could all also be in the mix for limited depth roles.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Career-high targets in finale

    Bowden secured eight of 12 targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 56-26 loss to Buffalo. Bowden also lost seven yards on his only carry. The rookie third-round pick wasn't tremendously effective upon being thrust into a key offensive role with Jakeem Grant (ankle) sidelined, but it's at least been encouraging to see the Dolphins' coaching staff trust him with such important duties down the stretch. Through 10 appearances in 2020, Bowden caught 28 of 37 targets for 211 yards while also logging nine carries for 32 yards. After having flashed versatility and upside as a rookie, Bowden will look to take a step forward in his development for 2021.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Six catches as de facto No. 1 WR

    Bowden secured six of seven targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. Bowden led the team in targets with DeVante Parker (hamstring), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) all sidelined Sunday, and he managed fair fantasy production in PPR formats despite being limited to mediocre yardage. Depending on the health of Miami's receiving corps when Dec. 26's game against the Raiders rolls around, the rookie third-round pick could play another notable role on offense.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Could headline Week 15 WR corps

    Bowden is in line to see more opportunities Sunday against the Patriots with fellow receivers DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) both inactive for the contest, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) is also out, so the Dolphins will need to turn to the likes of Bowden, Mack Hollins, Antonio Callaway, Malcolm Perry and Isaiah Ford to help out in the team's passing game. In last week's loss to Kansas City, Bowden logged a career-high seven catches (on nine targets) for 82 yards.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Leading receiver in Week 14 loss

    Bowden caught seven of nine targets for 82 yards in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Kansas City. He also had a two-yard run and an incomplete pass. Bowden led the Dolphins in catches and receiving yards while tying Mack Hollins for the team lead in targets, as fellow pass-catchers DeVante Parker (leg), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg) all left the game with injuries. The Dolphins' passing attack didn't skip a beat despite those injuries, though the team's comeback bid ultimately came up six points short. Given Bowden's instant chemistry with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in this one, he could remain a major part of Miami's game plan in Week 15 against the Eagles. Bowden also got the ball on a pair of trick plays, throwing an incomplete pass on one and opting to tuck it and run for a short gain after the Chiefs took away the passing option on the other.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Efficient in expanded opportunity

    Bowden rushed once for 11 yards and secured all four targets for 41 yards in the Dolphins' 19-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday. Bowden hadn't seen an offensive touch since Week 5 against the 49ers, but with all of Matt Breida (reserve/COVID-19), DeAndre Washington (hamstring) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) out of action Sunday, the rookie saw his most extensive opportunity of the season and made good use of it. Bowden still was much busier as a receiver than runner, but his catch tally tied for second on the team behind Mike Gesicki's nine. It remains to be seen what the health landscape for the Dolphins backfield will look like in a Week 14 matchup against the Chiefs, but given his solid effort Sunday, the versatile Bowden may have a role even if some of his injured teammates return.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Remains inactive Week 11

    Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Broncos. The rookie will remain out of game action, with Matt Breida's return from a hamstring injury further lowering his chances of garnering active status. Bowden's next chance to see game action will come in a Week 12 matchup against the division-rival Jets.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Activated from COVID-19 list

    Bowden was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. The third-round rookie has endured a quiet debut campaign, after racking up more than 1,800 scrimmage yards last year during his final season at Kentucky. Prior to landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Nov. 6, Bowden had compiled just five total offensive touches for an ouptut of eight scrimmage yards. The 23-year-old figures to slot into a niche role within Miami's offense once able to return to game action, and opportunities among the receiving corps may become available with Preston Williams (foot) moving to IR on Monday.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Thursday return imminent

    Bowden is expected to come off the COVID-19 list and resume practicing Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Bowden missed last week's game while on the COVID list and was a healthy scratch the week before. He's expected to return to the practice field along with multiple assistant coaches Thursday. The rookie third-round pick has appeared in just four games this season, totaling 23 offensive snaps.
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  • Dolphins' Lynn Bowden: Won't suit up Sunday

    Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Bowden played in all three games before Miami's Week 7 bye, and he totaled four rushes for just nine yards and wasn't targeted once. He and Jordan Howard will both be wearing street clothes Sunday, as Matt Breida and Patrick Laird rotate in behind starter Myles Gaskin.
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