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Wide Receiver, Miami Dolphins

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Draft: 2021 Round 1 (6)
College: Alabama
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 182 DOB: 1998-11-25 Age: 25

Season Stats
Half Point PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2021 MIA 16 140 104 1,015 9.8 6 2 3 1.5 1 195.8 12.2
2022 MIA 17 117 75 1,356 18.1 8 3 26 8.7 0 223.7 13.2
2023 MIA 14 104 72 1,014 14.1 4 3 12 4.0 0 162.6 11.6
2023 (Projected) MIA     84 1,182 14.1 7 0 0 - 0 202.2  

2023 Outlook
Depth Chart
He might not have quite the speed of his teammate Tyreek Hill, but Jaylen Waddle is still absurdly quick and is really proving himself to be one of the league's most dynamic weapons as he heads into his third professional season. Waddle improved on his breakout rookie season in just about every conceivable way this past season, but the way he was utilized in the McDaniel offense was night and day from what we saw from him as a rookie under the previous regime.

The Dolphins used more pre-snap motion than any team in the league and that helped fuel Waddle to one of the most ridiculous yards-per-reception improvements in recent memory. Many were comparing Waddle's 2021 rookie season in which he caught 104 passes for 1,015 yards to that of players like Jarvis Landry, who are primarily underneath possession receivers who don't offer much explosiveness. That completely shifted when McDaniel came to town, as he started scheming Waddle in a totally different way, allowing him to utilize his speed and shiftiness to get open down the field. This meant fewer total receptions as he caught just 75 balls, but the receptions he did make were enormously more valuable as he went for an impressive 1,356 yards. That's an improvement of over 350 yards despite catching 29 fewer passes. This meant that Waddle's yards per reception total nearly doubled from 9.8 as a rookie in 2021 to a league-leading 18.1 in 2022.

Certainly, some of this improved efficiency was due to factors other than Waddle himself getting better, but so what? Even if Mike McDaniel and Tyreek Hill are to thank for much of it, they're still going to be here in Miami this season, so there's really no reason to think that things will change substantially for Waddle in 2023. Of course, an 18.1 yards per reception number is unlikely to continue no matter the situation given that it's such a high number, but even a bit of a regression in YPR could be completely negated by Waddle simply seeing a bit more volume.

Waddle finished as the WR7 in 2022 and with the Dolphins failing to bring in any notable competition for him in the offense, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic that he can again finish as a WR1 for fantasy this season. It's tough to project that two wide receivers in the same offense can do that in back-to-back seasons, but this duo, in this offense, seems like the strongest bet to do it that we've seen in recent history.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Tyreek Hill
WR2WR2 Jaylen Waddle
WR3WR3 Cedrick Wilson
WR4WR5 Braxton Berrios
WR5WR4 River Cracraft
WR6WR6 Chase Claypool
WR7WR7 Erik Ezukanma
Dolphins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert listed as Questionable
Both limited all week
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Jan 11, 4:26 pm

Miami Dolphins
#Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle and RB Raheem Mostert are officially listed as questionable for Saturday night’s playoff vs. Kansas City. CB Xavien Howard is out. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: Both players missed Week 18 and both were limited in practice this week but it sounds like they will suit up Saturday evening against the Chiefs. It's unclear at this time how the split will go between Mostert and Devon Achane this week but both backs should see a lot of work in the cold playing conditions.


Injury Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert not expected to play
Miami down key pieces in Week 18
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Jan 7, 12:09 am

Miami Dolphins
#Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) and WR Jaylen Waddle (ankle) - both listed as questionable - are not expected to play Sunday night vs. the #Bills, per me and @RapSheet. Both should be ready for the playoffs. But Miami will try to win the AFC East without them. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: The Dolphins will be short-handed when the take on the Bills Sunday night. Expect Devon Achane and Tyreek Hill to do the heavy lifting in the offense. Jeff Wilson will mix in at running back and Cedrick to see increased looks at receiver with Waddle out.


Injury Raheem Mostert expected to be inactive Wk17
Knee and ankle injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 31, 12:10 am

Miami Dolphins
#Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert, who is tied for the NFL lead with 21 TDs, is expected to be inactive Sunday against the #Ravens, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Mostert barely practiced this week because of knee and ankle injuries. Big loss for Miami, and fantasy teams everywhere. (Tom Pelissero on X)

FFToday's Take: This is a big loss for Miami as they’re already down Jaylen Waddle for this week’s game against the Ravens. Expect Devon Achane and Jeff Wilson to handle running back duties. Achane is the preferred play but Wilson should see plenty of action.


Injury Jaylen Waddle unlikely to play Week 17
Sprained ankle
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Dec 28, 3:26 pm

Miami Dolphins
As Adam Schefter reported, Jaylen Waddle unlikely to play Sunday. Not a surprise, considering he hasn't been at practice this week and has been using a walking boot. High ankle sprains can take 2 to 8 weeks to heal, per the Cleveland Clinic. (Barry Jackson on X)

FFToday's Take: Waddle has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday and doesn't appear likely to suit up this week against the Ravens. Miami and Baltimore are battling for the top seed in the playoffs making this a pivotal game for both. Expect Tyreek Hill to carry the receiving load for Miami.


Injury Likely high-ankle sprain for Jaylen Waddle
Week 17 status uncertain for now
By: Doug Orth | Tue Dec 26, 8:10 pm

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel says WR Jaylen Waddle’s shin injury from yesterday’s game is “looking more like a high ankle” today. Miami will get further tests done to determine the severity. (ESPN.com - Marcel Louis-Jacques)

FFToday's Take: If Waddle suffered the dreaded high-ankle sprain, he would almost certainly be out for Week 17 against the Ravens. His absence would theoretically increase Tyreek Hill's ceiling against arguably the best defense in the league and put Cedrick Wilson on the streaming map in deep leagues. Miami could also just opt to rely more heavily on De'Von Achane as a receiver out of the backfield and/or the running game as well.


Injury Tyreek Hill is Inactive for Week 15
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Dec 17, 11:30 am

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill is inactive today. (Adam Schefter on X)

FFToday's Take: Despite returning to the game in a limited capacity last week with an ankle injury, Hill is going to sit this one out against the Jets. That will likely shift more work to Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson but expect the Dolphins to use a run-heavy approach with Raheem Mostert and Devon Achane (toe) who is active.



2023 Gamelog Stats
Half Point PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAC W 36-34 5 4 78 19.5 0 0 0 - 0 9.8
2 at NE W 24-17 6 4 86 21.5 0 1 -2 -2.0 0 10.4
4 at BUF L 20-48 5 4 46 11.5 0 0 0 - 0 6.6
5 NYG W 31-16 10 5 35 7.0 1 0 0 - 0 12.0
6 CAR W 42-21 9 7 51 7.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.6
7 at PHI L 17-31 6 6 63 10.5 0 0 0 - 0 9.3
8 NE W 31-17 12 7 121 17.3 1 0 0 - 0 21.6
9 at KC L 14-21 6 3 42 14.0 0 1 12 12.0 0 6.9
11 LV W 20-13 8 4 55 13.8 0 0 0 - 0 7.5
12 at NYJ W 34-13 8 8 114 14.3 0 0 0 - 0 15.4
13 at WAS W 45-15 8 5 52 10.4 0 0 0 - 0 7.7
14 TEN L 27-28 8 6 79 13.2 0 0 0 - 0 10.9
15 NYJ W 30-0 9 8 142 17.8 1 0 0 - 0 24.2
16 DAL W 22-20 4 1 50 50.0 0 1 2 2.0 0 5.7
WC at KC L 7-26 5 2 31 15.5 0 1 9 9.0 0 5.0
WC = Wild-Card

2022 Gamelog Stats
Half Point PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 NE W 20-7 5 4 69 17.3 1 1 8 8.0 0 15.7
2 at BAL W 42-38 19 11 171 15.5 2 0 0 - 0 34.6
3 BUF W 21-19 6 4 102 25.5 0 1 9 9.0 0 13.1
4 at CIN L 15-27 5 2 39 19.5 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
5 at NYJ L 17-40 4 3 23 7.7 0 0 0 - 0 3.8
6 MIN L 16-24 10 6 129 21.5 0 0 0 - 0 15.9
7 PIT W 16-10 5 4 88 22.0 0 0 0 - 0 10.8
8 at DET W 31-27 9 8 106 13.3 2 0 0 - 0 26.6
9 at CHI W 35-32 7 5 85 17.0 1 0 0 - 0 17.0
10 CLE W 39-17 5 4 66 16.5 0 0 0 - 0 8.6
12 HOU W 30-15 10 5 85 17.0 0 0 0 - 0 11.0
13 at SF L 17-33 5 1 9 9.0 0 0 0 - 0 1.4
14 at LAC L 17-23 4 2 31 15.5 0 0 0 - 0 4.1
15 at BUF L 29-32 7 3 114 38.0 1 0 0 - 0 18.9
16 GB L 20-26 6 5 143 28.6 1 0 0 - 0 22.8
17 at NE L 21-23 5 3 52 17.3 0 0 0 - 0 6.7
18 NYJ W 11-6 5 5 44 8.8 0 1 9 9.0 0 7.8
WC at BUF L 31-34 7 3 44 14.7 0 1 8 8.0 0 6.7
WC = Wild-Card

2021 Gamelog Stats
Half Point PPR Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Week Opp Result Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at NE W 17-16 6 4 61 15.3 1 0 0 - 0 14.1
2 BUF L 0-35 8 6 48 8.0 0 0 0 - 0 7.8
3 at LV L 28-31 13 12 58 4.8 0 0 0 - 0 11.8
4 IND L 17-27 4 3 33 11.0 0 0 0 - 0 4.8
5 at TB L 17-45 6 2 31 15.5 0 1 2 2.0 0 4.3
6 at JAC L 20-23 13 10 70 7.0 2 0 0 - 0 24.0
7 ATL L 28-30 8 7 83 11.9 0 0 0 - 0 11.8
8 at BUF L 11-26 12 4 29 7.3 0 0 0 - 0 4.9
9 HOU W 17-9 10 8 83 10.4 0 0 0 - 0 12.3
10 BAL W 22-10 6 4 61 15.3 0 0 0 - 0 8.1
11 at NYJ W 24-17 9 8 65 8.1 0 1 1 1.0 1 16.6
12 CAR W 33-10 10 9 137 15.2 1 0 0 - 0 24.2
13 NYG W 20-9 11 9 90 10.0 0 0 0 - 0 13.5
16 at NO W 20-3 12 10 92 9.2 1 0 0 - 0 20.2
17 at TEN L 3-34 7 3 47 15.7 0 0 0 - 0 6.2
18 NE W 33-24 7 5 27 5.4 1 0 0 - 0 11.2

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