Fantasy Football Quarterbacks to Own -
Ryan Tannehill has “earned” the starting job in Miami going into 2012. Although the Dolphins drafter Ryan Tannehill to be their starter but I cannot recommend drafting him for fantasy purposes in any standard formats. If you are in the deepest of dynasty leagues, maybe draft him. I personally would not touch him until he shows us something. There is a decent chance Matt Moore takes the reigns at some point this season. He too should only be owned in the deepest of leagues, preferably in two quarterback leagues. Beyond that, there is not much fantasy value with these two quarterbacks.
Fantasy Football Running Backs to Own -
Reggie Bush finally put together a solid season last year rushing for over 1,000 yards and scoring 6 touchdowns. He added 43 receptions and just under 300 yards receiving as well as another touchdown. Reggie Bush will get the start heading into 2012 but do not be surprised if he loses his job somewhere down the line. I see this 2012 Miami Dolphins team as a complete rebuild meaning they will eventually need to see what they have in 2nd year man Daniel Thomas and 4th round rookie Lamar Miller. If you are looking for a late round flyer its Lamar Miller. He has sub 4.5 speed and should easily out perform the tip - toeing Daniel Thomas.
Fantasy Football Wide Receivers to Own -
When Davone Bess is your number one wide receiver your team is in trouble. That is no knock on Bess but for standard fantasy leagues he is a number 3 fantasy wide out at best. Bess has added value in PPR leagues but even then he would considered a low end number 2 fantasy football wide receiver. Beyond Davone Bess there is not much else to be had. One could take a late round flyer on Brian Hartline but as of this writing he is not a start-able fantasy wide receiver. Factor in a rookie quarterback and you have a fantasy football wasteland.
Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Own -
Anthony Fasano could factor into the passing game greatly in 2012. One thing we know about young signal callers is that they lean on their tight ends early and often. Considering the wide receiving corps in place there is a good chance Anthony Fasano could wind up being Miami’s number one receiving option in 2012. I am not saying you should draft him as your starting fantasy tight end but there is sleeper potential here.
Fantasy Football Defense / Special Teams -
After this unit got rocked in week one last season (New England hung over 500 yards on them) they proceeded to have a “defensive hangover” and lost their next 7 contests. In the latter part of the season this Dolphins defensive unit started to put it together but until they do it for a full season as a whole, they are not star-table. For IDP purposes Hybrid Defensive end / linebacker Cameron Wake should one again provide high sack numbers. At middle linebacker, Karlos Dansby should feel more at home in the newly installed 4-3 defensive and should provide roughly 100 tackles. Keep Dansby on your radar as you will not need to reach for him in 2012 drafts.
Fantasy Football Kicker to Own -
There is a decent chance Dan Carpenter will be Miami’s leading offensive scorer both in real life and for fantasy football purposes. If the team manages to cross the 50 yards line, I doubt they will get into the red zone a ton giving Carpenter ample opportunity for longer filed goals. All hypothetical and only time will tell. Keep Carpenter on your fantasy football radar, but not on your roster just yet.
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