|Offense||28th||87.4 (29th)||210.5 (19th)|
|Defense||16th||109.5 (15th)||223.4 (14th)|
|59||Allen, Chase||OLB||6-3||250||8/29/1993||R||Southern Illinois|
|92||Denney, John||LS||6-5||242||12/13/1978||13||Brigham Young|
|9||Fales, David||QB||6-2||212||10/4/1990||3||San Jose State|
|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|
|45||Hull, Mike||OLB||6-0||232||5/25/1991||2||Penn State|
|62||Larsen, Ted||G||6-3||320||6/13/1987||8||NC State|
|21||Lucas, Jordan||SS||6-0||202||8/2/1993||2||Penn State|
|22||McDonald, T.J.||SS||6-2||223||1/26/1991||5||Southern California|
|8||Moore, Matt||QB||6-3||219||8/9/1984||10||Oregon State|
|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|
|29||Allen, Nate (IR)||SS||6-1||214||11/30/1987||8||South Florida|
|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|
|95||Hayes, William (IR)||DE||6-3||278||5/2/1985||10||Winston-Salem State|
|70||James, Ja'Wuan (IR)||T||6-6||307||6/3/1992||4||Tennessee|
|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|
|65||Steen, Anthony (IR)||G||6-4||320||5/9/1990||2||Alabama|
|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.)|
|Rivers, David||CB||6-0||185||7/23/1994||R||Youngstown State|
|Scott, Rashawn||WR||6-0||199||1/29/1992||1||Miami (Fla.)|
|Woodard, Jonathan||DE||6-6||287||9/19/1993||1||Central Arkansas|
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 are beat up on the offensive line, which necessitates Davis' move from left guard to right tackle. How he handles the position switch will go a long way towards determining the success of the Miami offense Monday.
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.
Howard steadily increased his practice involvement throughout the week, moving from a nonparticipant Wednesday to a limited participant Thursday before logging a full session Friday. With the health of his ankle seemingly on sturdy ground, Howard shouldn't face any restrictions with his snap count in Week 7. In five games this season, Howard has recorded 23 tackles and has defensed two passes, but is still looking to force his first turnover.
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 was catchless through five games but has come alive with five catches -- including a touchdown -- over the past two weeks. Offseason acquisition Julius Thomas has been a disappointment this season, and the Dolphins may be working Fasano into the fold. Each saw 36 snaps on offense Thursday.
Bushrod wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, making it an easy decision for the Dolphins to hold him out. It's expected that Jesse Davis will pick up another start at right guard in Bushrod's stead.
Doctors reportedly wanted Thomas to be shut down for the season when he initially suffered the knee injury, and even though he's been on the field the swelling has not gone down. As a result, Thomas and the team are weighing his options for the remainder of the season. There will likely be another update on the defensive back's status later in the week.
Branch was able to practice with limitations ahead of Week 8's matchup with the Ravens, but he was still inactive when the game rolled around. Therefore, there isn't much reason for optimism that he'll return, and Branch hasn't been performing at a level worthy of fantasy owners' attention anyway.
Drake dominated for the second straight week against an accomplished defense. Last Sunday, he ripped off 120 rushing yards and a score versus the Broncos, and he totaled nearly 200 offensive yards at the hands of the reigning champs. The second-year pro is emerging as a dynamic every-down tailback, as he led the Dolphins in receiving Monday while also picking up a number of blocks in pass protection. With a rush of at least 30 yards in four of six games since Jay Ajayi was shipped out of town, Drake also possesses big-play ability. Overall, Drake is peaking as the fantasy season enters its most important stretch, making him a hot commodity as Miami heads north to Buffalo this Sunday.
Williams did not practice again this week and it remains unclear when he may be able to return. Kenyan Drake is likely to be the workhorse in the Dolphins backfield once again, coming off a 120-yard performance with a touchdown on 23 carries, by far his best output of the season.
Those numbers were the best for Parker since Week 10 at Carolina when had had six receptions for 66 yards. It was originally thought that with Jay Cutler behind center, Parker would be the main beneficiary as his speed would match up well with Cutler's arm strength. That hasn't materialized this season however as the Dolphins are still searching for answers as to why Parker has performed so poorly for a majority of the season.
With Jay Cutler returning from a concussion and leading the Dolphins to a resounding win over the Broncos in Week 13, Moore doesn't look like he'll get any further opportunities to start games this season, particularly while he's dealing with a foot injury. The Dolphins' decision to rule Moore out well in advance of Monday's matchup with the Patriots suggests the veteran could be in store for more absences down the stretch, paving the way for third stringer David Fales to serve as Cutler's backup.
Smith's addition seemed inevitable after the Dolphins' co-starting running back, Damien Williams, dislocated his shoulder in Sunday's loss to the Patriots, while third-string back Senorise Perry exited with a concussion. It's looking like the Dolphins will be without both players for the Week 13 matchup with the Broncos, so Smith could be called upon to fill the top backup role behind Kenyan Drake, the only other healthy back on the roster. It's expected that Drake will handle a three-down workload during the contest, so Smith may only be summoned on offense when Drake requires a breather.
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.
Derby had been claimed off waivers by the Dolphins last Tuesday after the Broncos had jettisoned him from injured reserve, but the shoulder injury that had earned him that designation didn't prevent him from practicing fully with his new team both Thursday and Friday. Therefore, while Derby was evidently healthy enough to take the field against his former teammates Sunday, he'll apparently have to wait at least one more week for his Miami debut.
Smith didn't practice this week and had already been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Broncos, but now his 2017 season is officially over. Defensive lineman Cameron Malveaux takes the safety's place on the Dolphins' 53-man roster.
Steen suffered the injury two weeks ago in the Dolphins' win over the Jets but had been unable to practice since. With Steen now likely done for the year, Jesse Davis is expected to continue starting at left guard.
The report further claimed, per a source, that there was no physical violence with his girlfriend, but that his phone was smashed.
Asiata will return to his role as Jermon Bushrod's backup at right guard.
Cutler was tremendous. He threw three touchdowns for the second time this season and won his first career game against New England in the process. The veteran found top target Jarvis Landry for a red-zone touchdown on both sides of halftime and sandwiched an exciting 25-yarder to Jakeem Grant in between. Although Grant dropped a bomb that would've resulted in another score during the fourth quarter, Cutler should still be plenty pleased with his performance. The quarterback will ride back-to-back wins into Sunday's trip to Buffalo.
McDonald's eight-game suspension stemming from a 2016 DUI arrest concluded earlier this week, so it was only a matter of time until he was activated. The 26-year-old has been unable to practice with the team since the end of the preseason, so there may be a bit of rust to shake off. Even so, the Dolphins expect him to contribute significantly right away alongside veteran safety Reshad Jones.
After Timmons went AWOL ahead of the Dolphins' Week 2 win over the Chargers to tend to a personal matter, the team suspended the linebacker and didn't provide any indication when he would return. His suspension will last a little over a week, and the expectation is that he'll resume practicing with the team Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's game. Chase Allen ended up filling in at outside linebacker in the Week 3 loss to the Jets and recorded seven tackles, but is expected to see his snap count drop dramatically in Week 4 with Timmons back in the fold.
Phillips ultimately played after being listed as questionable with an ankle injury heading into the last couple of contests, and he will keep that streak alive Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old figures to take on his usual workload at defensive tackle.
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.
With Damien Williams (shoulder) and Senorise Perry (concussion) both in danger of missing Sunday's game against Denver, it isn't out of the question that Radcliff gets a promotion to the active roster by the end of the week. The undrafted rookie out of Louisville signed with the Titans in August and was waived at final cuts. Radcliff likely will just provide emergency depth behind Kenyan Drake and De'Veon Smith if he does join the 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game.
Woodard didn't see the field last season after tearing his Achilles in the Jaguars' offseason program. His extended run in the preseason suggests he has a strong chance of earning a backup slot with the club.
Grant missed some practice time this week due to an unspecified illness and was handed the questionable tag entering Monday night. Now that he's been given the thumbs up to play, the Texas Tech product should be set to continue in his role as the team's top return man, with the potential to see a handful of snaps on offense.
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 was unable to practice throughout the week -- ultimately earning a doubtful designation -- so it isn't surprising to see him unable to suit up Monday. The absence will mark his first since Week 3. While he is sidelined, Bobby McCain and Alterraun Verner figure to pick up the slack at cornerback.
Anthony was able to play in Week 11's game against the Bucs, but he was limited to only 21 total snaps. He's in line to play Sunday against the Patriots, yet he isn't slated for many snaps behind Kiko Alonso.
Both Carroo's reception and target totals were career highs, as he was a primary beneficiary of the absence of DeVante Parker (ankle). The 23-year-old had only one reception on the season coming into Thursday's contest, so it's difficult to put much stock into the sudden bump in production. Carroo remains a relative afterthought in the offense when the receiving corps is at full strength, which could well be the case for a Week 9 tilt against the Raiders.
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.
Thomas entered Monday with at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four of five games. He narrowly missed keeping that streak going when he and Jay Cutler failed to connect on a deep ball down the left sideline in the third quarter. The veteran tight end is clearly improving from earlier in the season, but at the same time, he had just one more offensive snap, 43 to 42, than fellow tight end Anthony Fasano.
Fales has appeared in just one NFL game (in 2016 with Chicago) during his four-year career, but he'll be a Cutler injury away from seeing the field Sunday. Once Moore is back to full strength, however, Fales will fall to third on the depth chart and will likely be inactive for any subsequent contests.
Nothing surfaced about the nature of Suh's injury, so it was likely a maintenance day or a hiccup from his previous knee injury. Either way, he'll look to increase his sack count against QB Tom Brady on Sunday.
Landry did his usual work on underneath routes, but Monday's display also included him scoring twice for the first time since October 2015. Trailing only Antonio Brown in receptions, Landry caught a pass in the flat before powering through a defender for a five-yard touchdown during the second quarter. In the second half, he was uncovered in the end zone for a four-yard score. In doing so, Landry's touchdown total (eight) this season now matches that of his previous two campaigns combined. For someone who's topped 65 yards just four times through 13 games, that newfound scoring punch has made Landry a more diverse fantasy contributor, boosting his already impressive stock.
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 originally landed on IR in early October with the knee issue, but his return to practice Wednesday initiates a 21-day window in which the Dolphins will either have to add him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the season.
Alonso is averaging just over seven tackles per game this season and his season total is now up to 78 (53 solo). He'll look to continue disrupting offenses next week when he faces the Broncos.
The 6-foot-9, 325-pound Sterup had been a member of the Browns' practice squad. His signing comes on the heels of Ja'Wuan James, one of the Dolphins' starting tackles, having suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. Sterup likely would dress for the Dolphins' Week 10 game against the Panthers if James is unable to play in that contest.
Hull was also the starter earlier this season as the Dolphins waited for Maualuga to get into playing shape. Hull has 24 tackles and a fumble recovery in nine games for the Dolphins this season. He is likely to be flanked by Lawrence Timmons and Kiko Alonso for Sunday's game versus Tampa Bay.
Pouncey returned to practice as a full participant Saturday after being limited earlier in the week to avoid the questionable tag. The 28-year-old sustained the injury against the Broncos in Week 13, but will not miss any game action.
Perry will thus be available to give starting tailback Kenyan Drake the occasional breather against the stingy Broncos run defense. With Damien Williams (shoulder) sidelined, Perry should see snaps from scrimmage for the first time this season, although Drake is still expected to carry the bulk of the rushing workload.
Surgery was a consideration as James was evaluated for Monday's game against the Panthers, and it is still a definite possibility, but there has not been an official announcement yet. The 2014 first-round pick sustained the injury in Sunday's loss to the Raiders and was originally questionable to return. Jesse Davis will step in at right tackle for the Dolphins.
McCain only had three pass breakups before Sunday, so he effectively doubled his season total. Most importantly, he played a season-high 67 defensive snaps, the most out of any cornerback, which may have been caused by Cordrea Tankersley leaving in the first quarter with an ankle injury. Depending on Tankersley's availability in Week 14, McCain could be called upon to be a workhorse again.
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 recorded a sack for the second straight week, bringing his season total to eight. He also managed three tackles for the second straight week and now has 29 tackles on the year -- tying his season total from last season. He'll look to continue to rack up the tackles next week against the Broncos.
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.
While this was certainly a disappointing performance for Stills, he's still a big part of the Miami passing game and has taken over the deep role from DeVante Parker. Stills could be a risky fantasy play, however, for the next two weeks as Miami will play at Buffalo and Kansas City. Those aren't the two friendliest of road venues to visit in December. The Chiefs have been one of the easiest matchups for fantasy wide receivers, though, so good weather conditions could prove beneficial for his statistical upside.
Rivers had been waived Wednesday but subsequently cleared waivers and thus reverted to injured reserve. While he may seem like a long shot to be the Packers' lone activation from IR this season, keep in mind that fellow undrafted corner Makinton Dorleant (knee) was given that honor in 2016.
Although he logged a full practice Saturday, Godchaux earned a questionable designation heading into Monday's game. The 23-year-old figures to resume his role as a reserve defensive tackle assuming he avoids any setbacks throughout the contest.
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.
The Dolphins can't afford to lose Tunsil, not with Jermon Bushrod already set to miss Sunday's contest due to a foot injury. The Dolphins' offensive line has been adequate at best this season, but they will need to be at full strength Sunday to keep up with Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Parkey has now gone four consecutive games without missing a kick, bringing his season total to 59 points.
Jones was absent from the injury report all week so the specifics of the injury remain unclear. Maurice Smith (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve Saturday and Michael Thomas (knee) is also listed as questionable, which could leave the Dolphins extremely shallow in safety depth.
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 cleared waivers after being dropped from Miami's 53-man roster earlier in the week, so he'll stick around in the organization in the hopes of eventually receiving another promotion. The 25-year-old has made three appearances with the Dolphins over the past two seasons, but is still looking for his first NFL reception.
Although Hayes is a backup on the depth chart, he's still logged 30 or more snaps in each of his last three matchups. However, he hasn't been able to post a high tackle count in his limited snaps, which keeps him off fantasy owners' radars.
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.