Dolphins Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 3


Most of Miami’s players fared well against the Chargers in terms of fantasy even though no one player stood out. The Dolphins get another favorable matchup this week against the Jets.

The Miami Dolphins escaped with a hard fought, albeit lucky, victory over the Chargers to start the season on a positive note. They’re now in a great position to start the season 2-0 with a visit to the Jets looming. It’s a very favorable matchup for the Dolphins to win, and also favorable for fantasy owners. Here’s our start/sit advice for each of Miami’s key players in this division matchup.

Jay Cutler

As I had predicted, Cutler performed very well against the Chargers but did not turn in the type of performance that we hope for in terms of fantasy football. In leagues where passing touchdowns count as six points, Cutler finished with a below average score of 15.10. His 230 yards passing with a touchdown pass are about what we can expect from Cutler on a weekly basis.

Against the Jets, however, Cutler is an interesting streaming option if you need to find a replacement. I like him even better in DFS lineups. While he wouldn’t be my first option, you could do a lot worse than Cutler this week.


Jay Ajayi

If you had to choose a player of the game against Los Angeles then it would probably be Jay Ajayi. The Chargers as a team had not given up a 100-yard rusher in 17 straight games. Well it’s time that they start a new streak because Ajayi shut that down right away. The only thing Ajayi did not do in this one was find the end zone, but I don’t see that being a problem this week. This is again a no-brainer as Ajayi is a must start in all formats.


Jarvis Landry

It’s been pointed out in the past that Landry really only holds value in PPR leagues. That couldn’t have been more true than in Week 2. Where standard owners may have been disappointed with his 71 total yards, those in PPR leagues were very well pleased with his 13 receptions. In the first half, Landry looked like the only receiver on the Dolphins roster.

The Dolphins are expected to run heavy against the Jets, but that’s no reason to discount Landry. He made it clear in Week 2 that he is still the #1 receiver in Miami. He may not repeat his reception performance, but Landry should find more area against a bad Jets team to produce better yardage. I’d go as far as to say that he will reach the 100-yard mark for the first time since Miami visited New York last year.

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DeVante Parker

Parker caught just four of nine targets against L.A., but his average of 21 yards per reception was quite impressive. Like all the other receivers not named Landry, Parker was relatively quiet in the first half, but got it going in the second. Parker almost had a touchdown too after literally ripping the ball away from a defender for a 31-yard gain. On the surface, Parker is the better option over Landry in standard leagues and vice versa in PPR, but both players should be able to feast in this one.


Julius Thomas

Thomas caught all three of his targets on Sunday for just 26 yards total. This is the kind of production we can come to expect from Thomas. As I mentioned in my Week 2 start/sit, Thomas is only fantasy relevant when he is touchdown dependent. Even against the Jets, I’m not willing to take the risk. Tight end may be the thinnest position in fantasy football, but I’ll take my chances elsewhere.