Fanelli’s Fantasy Files: Miami Dolphins Bold Fantasy Predictionsby Mike Fanelli July 10, 2021 0 comments
While the 2021 NFL season is still months away, it is never too early to prepare for the fantasy season. Whether it’s research, mock drafts, or going with your gut, everyone has a way to prepare for their fantasy drafts. However, this isn’t another article to help you prepare for the fantasy season. Today, I am going to give three bold fantasy predictions for the Miami Dolphins in 2021.
All stats are base on PPR scoring.
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Myles Gaskin Finishes as a Top-12 Running Back
Entering training camp last season, Gaskin was an afterthought as everyone was focusing on Jordan Howard and Matt Breida. Instead, Gaskin stole the show starting in Week 1. Over the first seven games of the season, Gaskin was unstoppable, averaging 18.6 touches and 14.1 fantasy points per game. Then, Gaskin missed time with injuries. However, once healthy, Gaskin finished the season on fire, averaging 15 touches and 25.8 fantasy points per game over the final two weeks. Despite plenty of cap space and draft capital, the Dolphins only added veteran Malcolm Brown and seventh-round rookie Gerrid Doaks. Last season, Gaskin finished as the RB12 on a points per game basis, averaging 16.4 per game. If Gaskin can stay healthy, he is a lock to finish as a top-12 running back.
No Dolphin Wide Receiver Finishes in the Top-40
Last season, DeVante Parker was the only Dolphin wide receiver to finish in the top-40, barely making the cut as the WR40. In the offseason, the Dolphins went all-in on adding weapons at wide receiver, signing Will Fuller, and using their first-round pick on Jaylen Waddle. While these additions are good for the Dolphins and Tua Tagovailoa, it only creates chaos for fantasy owners. Parker was barely able to finish last season as a top-40 wide receiver despite a 21.1 percent target share. Furthermore, Parker, Fuller, and Preston Williams all have an extensive injury histories. Unless you believe Waddle will have a historic rookie season, don’t draft a Dolphin wide receiver and expect weekly starting fantasy value.
Mike Gesicki Finishes as a Top-Four Tight End
With all the injury-prone wide receivers on the team, it’s no surprise Gesicki has been the most consistent player over the past two seasons. In 2020, Gesicki finished as the TE7 with 53 catches on 85 targets for 703 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 10.6 fantasy points per game. In 2019, Gesicki finished as the TE12 with 51 catches on 89 targets for 570 yards and five touchdowns, averaging 8.5 fantasy points per game. This year, Gesicki enters a contract year and is ready to prove he deserves a massive long-term contract. He finished last season on fire, averaging 7.8 targets and 15.6 fantasy points per game over the final five games of the year. Expect Tua to target Gesicki plenty this season, resulting in a breakout season.
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