Miami Dolphins fantasy football start and sit: week 10

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Frank Gore #21 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball against the New York Jets in the first half of their game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 04: Frank Gore #21 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball against the New York Jets in the first half of their game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Dolphins don’t provide a ton of value when it comes to fantasy football, but there are some players this week that are in position to boom when Miami visits Green Bay.

For those of you that are doing well in your fantasy football leagues with the playoffs in sight probably don’t have any Miami Dolphins players on your roster. And if you do, they’re likely kept on your bench for the majority of weeks. That’s because Dolphins players can’t be trusted for quality production even in favorable matchups.

Last week’s game against the Jets appeared on paper to be a good one to target. However, Miami’s offense mustered just 168 yards of offense. Yes, the conditions on the field were poor, but that’s a small excuse for such low totals.

We know that the Dolphins offense is going to have to be a lot better this week against the Packers if they are going to have any shot at pulling the upset. The odds for a win are obviously not good, but it does put some players in marquee position to have a breakout game. Let’s take a look at which Dolphins players are worth considering in lineups for week 10.

Brock Osweiler

We should all know the answer by now. There’s no need to go into discussion when it comes to Osweiler. If you’re even considering adding Osweiler to your lineup this week, you have to be in full desperation mode, and chances are your team is not doing very well to begin with.


Running Backs

I had high hopes for Kenyan Drake as a fantasy player heading into this season, and it’s why I drafted him with an early round pick in a couple of my leagues. After just a few weeks into the season, however, I made the decision to trade him.

Admittedly, I was slightly upset for a couple of weeks since trading him, particularly his game against the Texans where he had two touchdowns. Last week’s game against the Jets, however, was a clear reminder why I traded him in the first place. While I have the utmost belief in Drake’s ability as an overall player, it’s the play-calling from Adam Gase that keeps me from trusting Drake in my fantasy lineups.

In what should have been a favorable matchup for him, both as a runner and receiver, Drake finished the game with just seven total touches. Three of those touches were carries, and it was the fifth game this season in which Drake finished with six carries or less. Yes, Drake did miss a block in the 1st quarter that led to Osweiler getting sacked, but that’s not reason enough to play keep away from your featured player.

With that said, if Drake is on your roster it’s hard to sit him unless you’re really deep at running back. If Miami is going to have any shot against the Packers, they have to run the ball, and feature Drake in the passing game as well. It’s a good opportunity for Drake to boom again, but with the understanding that his floor remains relatively low depending on usage.

Frank Gore, on the other hand, finished last week’s game with 20 carries, his most as a Miami Dolphin, but he totaled only 53 yards for a 2.7 yard average. Gore continues to see double digit touches every week, but he only has one touchdown on the year, and hasn’t provided much fantasy value to date. The use of this backfield is a mystery all on its own.

Kenyan Drake – Start

Frank Gore – Sit

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Wide Receivers

The Dolphins receivers are typically an area that you want to stay away from most weeks. A lot of that is because Brock Osweiler is not any good, but it’s not as if they have much value with Ryan Tannehill either. There are a few top receivers out there like DeAndre Hopkins, Adam Thielen, and Stefon Diggs on byes this week, however, so it may be necessary to opt for a Dolphins receiver.

The only receiver on Miami’s roster I feel comfortable with at all at this point is Danny Amendola. After a slow start through Miami’s first five games, Amendola has at least five receptions for no lower than 43 yards in the past four games. With 7.75 targets per game during that span, he brings much more value in PPR leagues. He was the recipient of Miami’s longest play from scrimmage last week against the Jets with a 26-yard reception on the Dolphins first play.

It’s not ideal by any means, but Amendola does possess some WR3/FLEX value for those that have key players on byes. DeVante Parker probably has the highest ceiling of any Dolphins players, but his floor is far too low to trust him in anything except for DFS leagues.

Danny Amendola – Start (PPR only)

DeVante Parker – Sit

Kenny Stills – Sit

Jakeem Grant – Sit

Tight Ends

Similar to Osweiler, this is a no-brainer until proven otherwise. Mike Gesicki had just one target last week. It remains to be seen whether or not A.J. Derby is active, but he’s not an option regardless. Miami’s tight ends have not been involved in the offense for weeks now, and have no fantasy value heading into the final weeks of the regular season.



If you went against my advice last week, and streamed Miami’s defense you were heavily rewarded. The Dolphins defense picked off Sam Darnold four times, recorded four sacks, and Jerome Baker had the game’s only touchdown. This week, however, should be much different.

The Dolphins are going up against one of the league’s best quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, and this could get ugly if Miami is unable to contain them at all. The Packers also have a pair of very good, young running backs in Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Either player or possibly both are more than capable of having a breakout game if Miami’s run defense is not ready.

I wouldn’t recommend starting the best defense in the league if they were scheduled to play the Packers, and I most certainly don’t recommend starting this Dolphins defense that had been playing poorly up until last week.