Dolphins Fantasy Football Recap Week 10

Nov 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett (36) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass in the endzone against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett (36) is congratulated by teammates after intercepting a pass in the endzone against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports /

The Dolphins earned their 4th straight victory this past Sunday in dramatic fashion over the Chargers. A high dose of fantasy production was expected against a San Diego team giving up over 30 points a game, but it came from some unexpected players.

The Miami Dolphins are putting the rest of the league on notice with their rapid turnaround. After defeating the Chargers in dramatic fashion this past Sunday, Miami now stands at 5-4, and continue to push for a playoff spot. Going into the game, it was expected to be a high fantasy production game for some of the Dolphins top players.

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Miami finished the game with 31 points, and although they were generally able to move the ball up and down the field, the fantasy points surprisingly came from some unlikely candidates. Here’s a recap of the top fantasy players from Sunday, including this week’s studs and duds.

Stud of the Game – Ryan Tannehill

Tannehill didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard with his fantasy production against the Chargers, but it was arguably one of the best games of his career. Tannehill got the Dolphins on the board late in the 1st half with a terrific deep pass to Kenny Stills that couldn’t have been placed any better. Although Miami went into the half trailing, the touchdown gave the Dolphins momentum heading into the 2nd half.

His second touchdown came late in the 3rd quarter when he found Damien Williams for an 18-yard catch and score that gave the Dolphins the lead temporarily. He would have had his 3rd touchdown of the day in the 4th quarter after a deep pass to DeVante Parker was good for 56 yards, but Parker was taken down after a last second ankle tackle. Tannehill was also clotheslined on the play, making it that much more impressive, setting the Dolphins up with first and goal after the roughing the passer penalty. Tannehill finished the game with a 93.5 QBR, completing 17 of 24 pass attempts for 240 yards, and the two touchdowns.

Week 10 Fantasy Points: 19.20

Dud of the Game – Jay Ajayi

Ajayi had an overall good day as far as the stat sheet goes, rushing for 79 yards on 19 carries, but was vultured in a sense by fellow back Damien Williams. Both of Williams’ touchdowns came in the 3rd quarter. The first was a 2-yard run that Ajayi owners would have preferred seen called his way. Ajayi could not make up for the lack of production in the passing game either, as he caught just one pass for one yard. Not scoring for the first time since Week 3 further caused Ajayi’s poor fantasy day, but he’ll get his chance to bounce back next week in LA.

Week 10 Fantasy Points: Standard – 8.00, PPR – 9.00

Surprise of the Game – Damien Williams / DeVante Parker

Despite touching the ball just three times, Williams found the endzone twice on Sunday afternoon. His touchdowns virtually took away from what could have been another stellar performance from Ajayi, but Williams is showing his worth as a viable backup. While we are not recommending using your waiver to pick up Williams and start him over Ajayi, it should be noted he now has five total touchdowns on the season and serves as a viable handcuff to Ajayi in case he gets hurt.

DeVante Parker had his best game since Week 2, recording five receptions for 103 yards. His biggest play of the day came late in the 4th with an over-the-shoulder catch good for 56 yards that setup the Dolphins inside the red zone. Roughing the passer was also called against the Chargers on the play, setting Miami up with first and goal on the 4, but we’re only able to come away with a field goal. It would have been nice to see Parker evade that ankle tackle, and walk into the end zone, but he still had an overall much needed productive day.

Williams Week 10 Fantasy Points: Standard – 14.00, PPR – 15.00

Parker Week 10 Fantasy Points: Standard – 10.30, PPR – 15.30

Other Notables: Jarvis Landry / Kenny Stills, Defense

Landry had another quiet afternoon, taking a backseat somewhat to Parker. He did, however, have one more reception than Parker, catching all six of his targets. He totaled 53 yards on the day. Landry’s production has clearly taken the biggest hit during Miami’s winning streak, but he’s still the one Tannehill likes to go to when a play needs to be made.

Kenny Stills scored his 4th touchdown of the season late in the 1st half to put the Dolphins on the board. Stills is not heavily targeted, but does benefit with the deep ball. The touchdown pass was a beautifully thrown ball from Tannehill to Stills just as he got behind the defense in the back of the end zone.

An argument can be made for Miami’s defense as stud of the game. The Dolphins defense finished the game with four interceptions, all in the 4th quarter. The most important of which, came with just over a minute to play when Kiko Alonso perfectly timed his drop back into coverage, stepping in front of Philip Rivers pass, and taking it the distance for the go-ahead touchdown. Tony Lippett‘s second interception of the day would seal the game on the next possession. The Dolphins also added three sacks on the day. Miami’s defense came up big most of the afternoon, despite penalties that continued to give the Chargers free first downs.

Landry Week 10 Fantasy Points: Standard – 5.30, PPR – 11.30

Stills Week 10 Fantasy Points: Standard – 10.70, PPR- 12.70

Defense Week 10 Fantasy Points: 17.00