|Offense||32nd||87.4 (27th)||155.4 (32nd)|
|Defense||11th||80.4 (4th)||235.0 (22nd)|
|23||Ajayi, Jay||RB||6-0||223||6/15/1993||3||Boise State|
|59||Allen, Chase||OLB||6-3||250||8/29/1993||R||Southern Illinois|
|29||Allen, Nate||SS||6-1||214||11/30/1987||8||South Florida|
|92||Denney, John||LS||6-5||242||12/13/1978||13||Brigham Young|
|80||Fasano, Anthony||TE||6-4||258||4/20/1984||12||Notre Dame|
|19||Grant, Jakeem||WR||5-7||169||10/30/1992||2||Texas Tech|
|16||Haack, Matt||P||6-0||205||7/25/1994||R||Arizona State|
|95||Hayes, William||DE||6-3||278||5/2/1985||10||Winston-Salem State|
|45||Hull, Mike||OLB||6-0||232||5/25/1991||2||Penn State|
|21||Lucas, Jordan||SS||6-0||202||8/2/1993||2||Penn State|
|58||Maualuga, Rey||OLB||6-2||258||1/20/1987||9||Southern California|
|8||Moore, Matt||QB||6-3||219||8/9/1984||10||Oregon State|
|87||Scott, Rashawn||WR||6-0||199||1/29/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|96||Taylor, Vincent||DT||6-2||296||1/5/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|89||Thomas, Julius||TE||6-5||262||6/27/1988||7||Portland State|
|94||Timmons, Lawrence||OLB||6-1||242||5/14/1986||11||Florida State|
|67||Tunsil, Laremy||T||6-5||318||8/2/1994||2||Ole Miss|
|91||Wake, Cameron||DE||6-3||263||1/30/1982||9||Penn State|
|79||Young, Sam||T||6-8||306||6/24/1987||8||Notre Dame|
|49||Barrow, Lamin (IR)||LB||6-1||237||11/29/1990||4||LSU|
|15||Ford, Isaiah (IR)||WR||6-2||195||2/9/1996||R||Virginia Tech|
|62||Larsen, Ted (IR)||G||6-3||320||6/13/1987||8||NC State|
|36||Lippett, Tony (IR)||CB||6-3||192||7/2/1992||3||Michigan State|
|52||McMillan, Raekwon (IR)||LB||6-2||248||11/17/1995||R||Ohio State|
|55||Misi, Koa (IR)||OLB||6-3||265||1/17/1987||8||Utah|
|71||Smith, Eric (IR)||T||6-4||321||9/2/1995||R||Virginia|
|17||Tannehill, Ryan (IR)||QB||6-4||216||7/27/1988||6||Texas A&M|
|6||Doughty, Brandon||QB||6-3||212||10/6/1991||1||Western Kentucky|
|18||Lewis, Malcolm||WR||5-10||194||10/27/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|22||McDonald, T.J.||DB||6-2||223||1/26/1991||5||Southern California|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
Despite possessing status as Miami's No. 2 tight end behind Dion Sims, Gray was almost exclusively contained to special teams work on Sunday. This is nothing new as the converted college quarterback has only been involved in the passing attack in games this season when both Sims and Jordan Cameron (concussion) sat out (forcing Gray to start). With Cameron an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, there's a chance Gray will maintain his current slotting on the depth chart in 2017, but his role in the offense is unlikely to change considering the Dolphins' indifference towards featuring tight ends.
The Dolphins' offensive line has been decimated by injuries throughout camp, with the likely long-term absence of guard Ted Larsen (biceps) leaving the team unsettled on the interior. Davis is listed as a backup at tackle, but he could see more reps alongside center in the team's upcoming practices as the Dolphins look to assess if he's a fit at that spot with the first unit.
The Dolphins were expecting Lippett to miss some time but the confirmation of a torn Achilles tendon is worse than they could have anticipated. Lippett was projected to enter the season as a serviceable depth corner for the Miami secondary. With the 25-year-old no longer in the short-term picture, the Dolphins will presumably count on Alterraun Verner and Lafayette Pitts to step in where needed.
Misi, who underwent season-ending neck surgery in 2016, recently failed a test that would've declared him healthy enough to play in 2017 if passed. The Dolphins selected Raekwon McMillan in the second round of this year's draft, so he'll now have a more direct route to playing time as a rookie with Misi likely sidelined for the year. It's an unfortunate series of events for the 30-year-old veteran, while it remains to be seen if Misi will ever be able to return to his original level of play.
Expect Howard to start at corner, where he shouldn't be limited at all due to his injury.
Ford underwent meniscus surgery Aug. 2 and isn't close to returning, so he was waived with an injury designation Friday. Upon clearing waivers, he reverts to IR. He's likely stuck there for the entire season unless he agrees to an injury settlement.
Fasano previously spent five seasons (2008-12) in Miami, where he cemented his reputation as one of the league's better in-line blocking tight ends. He had a career-low eight receptions last season in Tennessee, despite playing in all 16 games for the sixth time in his 11-year career. With recently-acquired Julius Thomas serving as the receiving threat, Fasano's role in Miami will he heavily tilted toward the blocking side.
Maualuga has been practicing with the first team all week and will start on first and second down but come out in passing situations. He's expected to see between 25-35 snaps, as the Dolphins may still be worried about his conditioning after just having signed him in late August.
Branch performed well for Miami in 2016, recording 49 tackles, including 5.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. The specifics of his contract haven't been released, but he'll likely be locked up with the team for at least the next few years. He'll figure to again start for the team at defensive end.
Larsen, an eight-year veteran, tore his biceps during practice in early August. The team will certainly miss his presence, as he was a candidate to start at guard.
Earlier this month, reports out of Miami said the Dolphins were going to begin phasing their 2016 third-round pick into the offense more behind starter Jay Ajayi. In the two games since, he has a grand total of one carry and no yardage, and he saw the field for just one offensive snap on Sunday. This offense still runs through Ajayi, and it continues to be Damien Williams, not Drake, who adds the pass-catching ability and change of pace in Miami's backfield.
Williams role remains limited to giving Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake an occasional breather. His longest run was a nine-yard scamper early in the second quarter. He logged just 10 snaps (17.0 percent) in the contest and figures to continue seeing a light workload.
The team still holds out some hope that Parker will rebound in time for the contest, but at the moment that outcome doesn't seem especially likely. If Parker remains out Sunday, Leonte Carroo would figure to continue to see added snaps in the team's passing offense working behind fellow wideouts Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry.
The severity of Tannehill's injury has yet to be clarified, but at first glance it's not hard to imagine him missing some time. In such a scenario, Moore would step in as the Dolphins' top signal-caller. While Moore doesn't possess the level of upside that Tannehill does, he is a capable veteran option who could carve out fantasy utility while working with targets such as top wideouts Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker, along with new tight end Julius Thomas.
Smith, an undrafted free agent, was unable to make it through final cuts Saturday. However, he impressed enough in camp to earn a spot with the team's practice unit. Barring injuries at running back on the 53-man roster, the Michigan product will presumably spend the season there.
It is what the Dolphins feared after McMillan left Thursday's contest early, but an MRI on Friday confirmed the linebacker would be done for the season. Mike Hall, who appeared in all 16 games and recorded 33 tackles for Miami last season, could be promoted from backup to starter at linebacker in McMillan's stead.
Steen started seven games at guard for Miami last season. How well or poorly the Miami offensive line performs this season will go a long way towards determining their success this year.
The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.
Listenbee was waived in order to make room on the roster for wideout Rashad Ross. The 23-year-old has had complications stemming from groin surgery he underwent over a year ago. If he can prove his health, Listenbee has a shot of making another roster before training camp begins.
Asiata will return to his role as Jermon Bushrod's backup at right guard.
Cutler posted an underwhelming 4.6 yards per attempt on the day, but third quarter touchdown passes to Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry afforded him a palatable fantasy performance. He struggled in the first half, but a marked improvement after the break coincided with an impressive comeback to earn the victory. The veteran has totaled just 407 yards over the last three games, throwing interceptions in each contest, and he's seemingly taking his time adjusting to his new surroundings. Solid contributions from the running game and the defense have Miami sitting at 3-2, but Cutler remains a lackluster fantasy option next week against the Jets.
The deal apparently includes $10 million in guarantees, which makes it pretty clear how the Dolphins feel about McDonald. The 26-year-old will miss the first eight games of 2017 with a suspension, but will likely replace Nate Allen as starting safety when he returns, if this contract is any indication.
Per the report, Timmons -- who the Dolphins reinstated earlier this week -- is expected to start at linebacker Sunday along with Kiko Alonso and Mike Hull, in the event that the Miami defense opens up the contest in a 4-3 alignment.
Phillips missed the game this past Sunday versus Tennessee, but his return to practice is a positive sign toward his availability this week against Atlanta. He will be relied upon to keep the high-scoring Atlanta offense in check.
Harris, the 22nd overall pick in the draft, is expected to provide the Dolphins with an additional pass-rushing threat, but may not see a full snap load in 2017. As the depth chart currently shakes out, Harris is expected to work as the primary backup to fellow defensive ends Cameron Wake and Andre Branch.
The fact Duarte wasn't waived with an injury designation implies he's since been cleared after suffering a concussion in the third preseason game.
The Eagles have been short on depth at defensive tackle throughout offseason activities, so Wright's addition will provide the team with a little more depth at the position. The 25-year-old has appeared in 12 career games with the Lions and Browns since being drafted in the fourth round in 2015, logging 10 total stops.
Tankersley looks like a nice pick here. He's a big corner at 6-foot-1, 199 pounds with 32 and 1/4-inch arms, but showed good speed with a 4.4-second 40 at the Combine. With Byron Maxwell and Tony Lippett already in Miami, the Dolphins are loaded with big corners.
This comes as no surprise, as Anthony reportedly is ready to play Sunday against the Jets, according toChris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The 2015 first-round pick will have an immediate opportunity to make a first impression with the Dolphins, but he remains a unproven IDP option until he illustrates some consistency and can stay on the field.
Jakeem Grant was the primary beneficiary of Parker's early departure in the Dophins' Week 5 win over the Titans, but it appears head coach Adam Gase will turn to Carroo as the club's No. 3 wideout Sunday. Carroo, who has caught three career passes over 18 games, has typically seen most of his involvement on special teams this season, but he should earn his largest offensive snap count of 2017 in Week 6. That being said, the Dolphins' passing game is averaging a NFL-worst 157 yards per game, which significantly limits Carroo's fantasy upside.
This move was somewhat of a surprise as the Dolphins are woefully thin at linebacker after Kiko Alonso and Lawrence Timmons. Perhaps the shoulder injury is more bothersome than they have let on or perhaps they will sign him at the conclusion of Week 1 when they won't have to guarantee his salary for the entire season.
Morgan made an impression early in camp, as he jumped up the depth chart relatively quick. However, he was ultimately unable to make it through the team's final cuts. The Dolphins are reportedly seeking to keep him on their practice squad.
The receptions and targets both matched season highs. There was some hope that head coach Adam Gase could coax some of the magic he found in quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago and Thomas in Denver, but that has not been the case thus far this season as Miami's offense has sputtered more often than not. Thomas remains a quality red-zone target, despite having not scored a touchdown thus far this season, but he doesn't seem to have the same catch-and-run ability of his earlier days and it's difficult for him to make too much of an impact with so many options outside for the Dolphins. The fact that he's averaged just 21.6 yards per game thus far this season should be proof enough to leave him on your bench.
Suh had three tackles (two solo) to go along with his second sack of the season. The veteran defensive tackle saw 47 snaps (82.0 percent) in the contest and will presumably continue seeing a similar workload.
Landry mustered just 7.8 yards per reception in this one, but a seven-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter gave him a respectable stat line for the day. While he's been peppered with targets from Jay Cutler all season, Landry's production had yet to really take off due to a lack of significant yardage totals or touchdowns. He's now scored in back-to-back games, however, and should experience a bump in fantasy value if his red zone usage remains at this level. Landry will look to continue his recent success next week against the Jets.
Barrow was waived with an injury designation in the preseason and reverted to IR after clearing waivers. He could latch on with a team in need of special teams help or depth at linebacker.
Smith missed Sunday's loss to the Saints and will now most likely miss the remainder of the season due to an undisclosed knee injury. In a corresponding move, the Dolphins promoted defensive back Jordan Lucas to the active roster.
Alonso was one of two players to play all 63 snaps on defense and figures to continue seeing a heavy workload going forward. The 27-year-old has yet to record a sack or force a turnover this season, but will look to make his presence felt in Sunday's tilt against the Saints.
Hull spent the first three games as the Dolphins' top middle linebacker, racking up 20 tackles (13 solo). With Rey Maualuga (hamstring) reclaiming a starting role, though, Hull will likely see a decrease in his snap count and fantasy potential.
The timetable for his return is still hazy, and Kraig Urbik will fill in Sunday against the Jets if Pouncey can't go.
The return of Perry means the Dolphins will be at full strength as far as running backs are concerned. Perry won't have a huge role on offense this season, but he could become a valuable member on special teams. That value is the main reason Perry survived the final roster cut over Storm Johnson.
James had missed practice Sunday due to the injury, but the quick return indicates that the ailment was not serious. The former first-round pick is expected once again start at offensive tackle for the Dolphins this season.
McCain suffered the injury while covering a pass route in which a quick change of direction by the receiver led to the corner's knee giving out. The Dolphins have stated that he was pulled from practice for precautionary reasons only, but McCain will go in for further tests before Monday's practice session.
There was a school of thought that Fede would be best used on the inside but for now that plan has been scratched. Fede will have a difficult time getting on the field with Cameron Wake and Charles Harris among several ends that will be ahead of him on the depth chart.
Wake has now tallied a sack or half-sack in four consecutive weeks. The veteran defensive end was on the field for 43 snaps (75.0 percent) and figures to continue seeing a workload at that rate. He should remain a threat on passing downs as the season unfolds.
The Dolphins elected to keep just two active quarterbacks on their final roster in Jay Cutler and Matt Moore. Doughty will remain within the organization and essentially serve as the No. 3 quarterback for the team.
Though stills wasn't heavily targeted on the day, he maximized his output by snaring every ball thrown his way. He found the end zone from 11 yards out in the third quarter to get his team on the board as they began what was an impressive comeback to earn the victory. Typically a deep threat, Stills has yet to break off any big plays this season as Jay Cutler's focus has been on the short and intermediate areas of the field. The wideout is unlikely to produce this type of output consistently this season, but he will have the opportunity to build on this effort next week against the Jets.
With no reported setbacks in Week 6's 20-17 win over the Falcons, Ajayi's absence is likely the running back's customary Thursday off. Look for Ajayi to return to a full practice Friday and head into Sunday's game against the Jets without an injury designation.
Maxwell was last active for a game in Week 2 against the Jets, where he notched four solo tackles and a forced fumble. When he's healthy, he plays nearly a full snap count, and if he can rack up more tackles, Maxwell will develop into a solid IDP option.
Taylor (6-foot-3, 304 pounds) looks like a very nice pick for Miami here. He totaled 21.5 tackles for loss over the last two years at Oklahoma State, and at the Combine he showed encouraging athletic metrics -- his 5.07-second 40, 108-inch broad jump, and 7.58-second three-cone drill were all good for his size.
Tunsil had been away from the team for personal reasons, but his unrestricted participation in Thursday's contest confirmed his return. Expect the tackle to be good to go for the start of the regular season.
Parkey converted on a 41-yard field goal attempt but made just one of his extra-point tries. The sluggish Dolphins offense has limited the 25-year-old's scoring opportunities so far this season. He is now 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts, but he's made just two of four extra-point tries.
Jones logged seven tackles (five solo) to go along with the pick. The interception came late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Dolphins. The veteran safety was on the field for all 57 defensive snaps.
Tannehill is already going through the early stages of rehab, but he'll soon do it with the help of Miami's medical staff. The quarterback's knee injury is anticipated to sideline him for around eight to 12 months. With him out, Jay Cutler will start for the Dolphins this season.
Verner was released by the Buccaneers in February after notching a career-low 16 tackles in 16 games throughout the 2016 season. He added just 11 total passes defensed and two interceptions during the last two seasons combined. He'll have a solid shot at making the Dolphins' final roster, but Byron Maxwell (ankle), Xavien Howard and Bobby McCain will likely be ahead of Verner on the Week 1 depth chart.
Scott has stated that he feels like he is ready to play, but head coach Adam Gase will make the final call. Whether Scott plays Sunday versus the Jets could come down to the status of DeVante Parker who likely will be a game-time decision with an ankle injury.
Hayes was dealt to the Dolphins by the Rams during the offseason. The veteran projects to mainly provide depth on the defensive line going forward this season. He saw 25 snaps (43 percent) in Sunday's win over the Chargers and figures to continue seeing a similar workload.
The arrest happened in 2015 before Allen signed with the Raiders. Allen remains the starting safety for Miami and has 17 tackles this season but could be relegated to a backup role when T.J. McDonald returns from suspension on Nov. 13.