Grant snagged two of four targets for 27 yards and added a five-yard run during Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jets.
Grant has been primarily limited to underneath routes through two weeks but showed he has the ability to burn opponents during his Week 1 return for a touchdown. The diminutive target leads the team in targets through two weeks but may face the squeeze upon DeVante Parker's (finger) forthcoming return to the lineup.
Grant is slated to start in place of DeVante Parker (finger) in Sunday's game against the Titans, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
It was always expected that Parker's absence would open up additional snaps for Grant in the season opener, but it's surprising to see both the third-year wideout from Texas Tech and Albert Wilson included in the starting lineup. At least for their initial play from scrimmage, it appears the Dolphins plan to utilize a four-wideout set, with Wilson replacing injured tight end MarQueis Gray (Achilles). While Wilson is capable of lining up all over the formation, it's dubious that he'll be able to handle the blocking responsibilities needed at tight end, so expect rookie Mike Gesicki to see plenty of snaps as a more natural option at that position. If that's the case, Wilson would likely take priority over Grant when the Dolphins deploy only three receivers.
Grant had been listed as a full participant Wednesday in the Dolphins' first official practice of the regular season, so he never appeared in much serious jeopardy of missing the Week 1 matchup with the Titans. Now that he's passed through all phases of the protocol, Grant can deemed good to go for the opener. The 25-year-old is likely to see most of his snaps on special teams in 2018, but he's expected to have a slightly larger role than normal on offense Sunday with fellow wideout DeVante Parker (finger) unlikely to suit up for the contest.
Grant's presence on the field -- and listed full participation level -- is a good sign with regard to his Week 1 availability, and assuming he gains clearance to play Sunday against the Titans, he could see added work behind Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola, given that DeVante Parker's finger issue could sideline him this weekend.
Grant (concussion) could see extended snaps in Sunday's season opener with DeVante Parker (finger) doubtful to play, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Already slated for a significant role given his status as the Dolphins' top return man on both punts and kickoffs, Grant may also have heightened responsibilities on offense until Parker is back in commission. However, this is contingent upon Grant being cleared to play himself, since the receiver remains under concussion protocol as of Wednesday morning, per Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. Even if Grant gets the green light, it's hard to get excited about his fantasy prospects since Grant won't be any higher than No. 4 on the depth chart behind Kenny Stills, Danny Amendola and Albert Wilson.
|4||9/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|8||10/25/18||@ HOU||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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