2024 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Preview

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2024 Miami Dolphins Fantasy Preview

The Dolphins had a fantastic 2023 season but fell apart in the postseason after losing to the eventual champs. However, Tua Tagovailoa had a strong campaign with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at his disposal, not to mention one of the best running games in the league with Raheem Mostert and Devon Achane. Plus, the Dolphins just signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a one-year deal.

Miami’s success in 2024 hinges on the continued growth of Tagovailoa, whose precision and astute decision-making suggested undeniable potential. While questions persisted regarding his arm strength and leadership when facing adversity, he proved a lot of neighsayers wrong with his deep-ball accuracy.

Tyreek Hill was the second-best wideout in fantasy football after finishing with 119 receptions, a league-high 1,799 yards, and 13 trips to the end zone. Waddle finished as the WR34, corralling 72 receptions for 1,014 yards and four scores in 14 games.

Miami’s passing attack will be full throttle again in 2024 and both key members of the backfield return. Raheem Mostert led the league with a whopping 21 touchdowns and surpassed 1,000 rushing yards for the first time in his career. Devon Acahne showed flashes of dominance in 2023 and should build upon his impressive rookie season. Despite missing six games, Achane managed to finish as the RB24 in PPR leagues and was a top-five running back in FPPG (17.3). Achane is positioned as a mid-range RB1 heading into the 2024 season, which reflects the scarcity of dependable running back choices. Weighing in at 188 pounds, he may not shoulder a workload of 300 touches, but he could still make a significant fantasy impact if he remains efficient and contributes in the passing game. The Phins also added Tennessee speedster Jaylen Wright to the fold in Round Four.

Last season, Tyreek Hill said, “I’ve won a Super Bowl and I feel like this is the better team than when I was in Kansas City.” With a healthy Tagovailoa, championship aspirations aren’t outlandish. Achane averaged a ridiculous 7.8 yards per carry and if he can even come close to that, Miami’s offense will be difficult to defend. Pick your poison but no matter what, a member of the Dolphins is going to burn you– be it Tyreek, Achane, Waddle, or Beckham. And if there is a coach I have confidence in getting the ball to his playmakers, it’s Mike McDaniel, a football genius.

Quarterback

The issue with Tua Tagovailoa was never talent, but health. He finally played a full season and dwarfed his previous career-best totals. PFF graded Tagovailoa as their top passer last season after he threw for 4,624 yards and 29 scores. But most of that production occurred in Weeks 1-8. In the second half of the season, Tagovailoa averaged just 240.7 passing yards and 1.2 touchdowns per game down the stretch. The Dolphins added even more speed to their already impressive arsenal, so there is hope he can sustain those early numbers for a full slate. He offers nothing as a runner but Tagovailoa will contend for QB1 numbers as a pure passer in a high-octane offense. ADVICE: Solid starter with QB1 upside

Running Backs

Achane burst onto the scene as a rookie, leading the NFL in breakaway rate, second in yards after contact per attempt, fourth in fantasy points per game, and averaging an insane 7.8 yards per carry. All of that came on 107 carries- which is the only issue. Raheem Mostert is back and the Dolphins added speedster Jaylen Wright to the mix. Achane was given double-digit carries just five times but averaged 27.4 fantasy points per game in those contests. We often see running backs break out in their second year. Achane has top 5 upside, with usage being the only concern. ADVICE: League-winning upside

Drafted as a middling flex option last summer, Raheem Mostert became a fantasy league-winner with his NFL-leading 21 touchdowns in Miami’s top-ranked offense. Mostert thrived in the red zone, out-carrying De’Von Achane inside the five-yard line 20-5. But he wasn’t a one-trick pony. Mostert was also top 10 in yards after contact and missed tackles forced. He’s 32 but has plenty of tread left on the tires. Achane and Jaylen Wright make it a crowded backfield, but Miami will live in the red zone, and Mostert’s short-yardage role puts him in a good position to contend for strong RB2 numbers at a discounted price. ADVICE: Don’t Count on 21 TDs but Mostert is still a high-value pick.

Josh McDaniels continues to build his roster like a kid experimenting with the fastest possible players on Madden GM mode. Wright rushed for over 1,000 yards and Tennessee while ranking ninth in yards after contact per attempt (4.35) and posting a top-15 PFF Elusive Rating. Wright also fared well as a receiver. But he will have a difficult time competing for touches behind the explosive De’Von Ahcane and Raheem Mostert. However, the skill set is a great fit for McDaniels and makes Wright one of the top late-round stash-and-cash options in drafts. ADVICE: Intriguing skill set to target in the final rounds of drafts, with RB2 upside if the Dolphins have an injury

Wide Receivers

Despite missing a game, Hill led the league in receiving yards (1,799), touchdown receptions (13), yards per route run (3.82), and average depth or target (11.3). Hill had a career-high 171 targets and 119 receptions in Miami’s top-ranked offense. Now 30, Hill has shown no signs of slowing down and has the best Vegas odds to lead the league in yards once again. He remains the NFL’s most potent deep threat and is one of the most consistent (WR 1/2 in 12-of-16 games) and prolific wideouts in the league. Hill should be the No. 1 wideout selected in every draft and should not fall out of the top three anywhere. ADVICE: Top-3 pick in every league

After a drop-off from his breakout 2022 campaign, Jaylen Waddle is shaping up to be a nice value pick. Despite sliding to a WR33 finish, Waddle still ranked 10th with a 27.5% target share in Miami’s league-best offense. Waddle continued to be efficient, ranking ninth in EPA and eighth with 2.68 yards per route run. Miami is unlikely to run for a league-best 27 touchdowns again this season. Therefore, it’s fair to expect Waddle to improve on his lowly four scores. View Waddle as an undervalued target whose target volume and consistency warrant strong WR2 attention. ADVICE: Strong value target who will see huge volume in an elite offense.

OBJ seems to be overdrafted every season on a nostalgia trip. Perhaps 2024 is different as Beckham is almost entirely ignored but finally is playing in a legitimate offense with a play-caller who is more than capable of scheming him open. Beckham will see lesser coverage as opponents are preoccupied with Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and the running backs. The price is so low that it finally makes sense to buy the dip. ADVICE: Sneaky late-round pick who could post surprisingly decent numbers in Miami’s potent passing attack.

Berrios is a decent reserve but won’t play a ton of snaps in Miami unless there are significant injuries. He’s barely fantasy-relevant at this point, with little upside. Even if he wins the WR3 job.

Tight Ends

ADVICE: Ranked seventh in yards per target and eighth in YAC. Smith has big-play ability and is an excellent late-round sleeper going undrafted in the vast majority of leagues. Miami didn’t throw a lot of targets to the tight end last season. However, Smith’s downfield ability adds an element that was missing. He’s an intriguing TE2 who is likely to go undrafted in most fantasy leagues.

Place Kicker

Sanders scored 130 points last season, which was 11 more than he mustered in 2022 despite attempting four fewer field goals. The Dolphins scored so many touchdowns that Sanders ranked second in the league with 59 point after attempts. Expect more of the same from the potent Dolphins this year. That makes Sanders one of the safer fantasy kickers to target.

Defense/Special Teams

The Dolphins ranked 10th in total defense but fell to 22nd in terms of points allowed. It’s the nature of having a quality defense that is playing with a lot of second-half leads. Four DST touchdowns also boosted Miami’s scoring, resulting in an overall DST3 rankings. We don’t expect Miami to repeat that, but the Dolphins are a quality fantasy unit to target in 2024. They will fair well in sacks and turnovers.

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