The fact Wilson's modest reception total led all Dolphins pass catchers is a testament to what type of afternoon it was for the Miami offense. One week after posting a season-high 74 yards receiving on 37.0 yards per catch, Wilson averaged a lowly 4.8 yards per grab, with 13 of his 19 yards coming on one reception. The 26-year-old will look to put Sunday's forgettable performance behind him against the Bengals in Week 5.
Wilson caught both his targets for 74 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Raiders. He also completed a 52-yard touchdown pass in the 28-20 win.
Wilson did major damage with a pair of explosive plays in the fourth quarter, including a 52-yard touchdown pass to Jakeem Grant which he followed with a 74-yard catch and run to pay dirt. The fifth-year wideout has emerged as a versatile playmaker for the Dolphins, with eight catches, four carries and one impactful passing attempt to his name while scoring three touchdowns in as many games. Wilson will look to build off this exciting performance next Sunday as his team tries to keep up with the Patriots.
Wilson also logged two carries for eight yards, mostly serving as a rotational wideout. Outside of his biggest play, a 29-yard touchdown catch, Wilson had a quiet day. The 26-year-old's upside is limited as long as the Dolphins continue to run a low-volume passing offense, with quarterback Ryan Tannehill attempting only 23 passes Week 2.
Wilson is expected to start Sunday's game against the Titans with DeVante Parker (finger) likely inactive, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
Parker has been sidelined the past four weeks due to a broken finger on his right hand, spurring a doubtful designation for the regular-season opener. A newcomer to the Dolphins offense, Wilson, a four-year pro, has never surpassed 600 yards receiving or three touchdowns in a given season. However, the early opportunity in Miami could be beneficial for Wilson in Parker's absence.
Wilson is expected to pick up increased snaps in the Dolphins' season opener against the Titans with DeVante Parker (finger) not on track to play in the contest, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Signed to a three-year, $24 million contract in the offseason, Wilson is the fourth man on the depth chart at receiver behind Parker, Kenny Stills and slot man Danny Amendola. While the Dolphins have been lining up the 26-year-old all over the formation in training camp and the preseason in an effort to optimize his skill set, Parker's injury should lock Wilson into a regular role in three-wideout sets in Week 1. The prospect of a heavy snap count could translate into an uptick in targets in Wilson on Sunday.
|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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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||12||35||451||12.9||44||2||6||3||19|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||5||31||279||9.0||42||2||4||1||11|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||7||42||554||13.2||63||3||4||1||32|
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|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||12||5||26||5.2||8||0||0||1|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||5||2||50||25.0||55||1||1||1|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||7||3||6||2.0||6||0||0||1|
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|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||1||21||21.0||21||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||Kansas City Chiefs||16||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2017||Kansas City Chiefs||13||1||18||18.0||18||0||0|
|2014||Kansas City Chiefs||12||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Kansas City Chiefs||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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