Jaylen Waddle

Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #17
Miami Dolphins
Wide Receiver #17
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Dolphins To Pick Up Jaylen Waddle's Fifth-Year Option

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier told reporters on Tuesday that the team plans to pick up the fifth-year options for wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and pass-rusher Jaelan Phillips prior to the deadline. These moves don't come as much of a surprise, especially for Waddle, after he put up his third straight 1,000-yard season in 2023 to begin his NFL career. The 25-year-old is the first pass-catcher to do that in franchise history, and it's even more impressive doing it alongside All-Pro wideout Tyreek Hill the last two years. Hill's presence limits Waddle's overall fantasy upside, but he's proven these last two seasons that there's still plenty to go around for Waddle in Miami's high-octane offense. Waddle will now be guaranteed to stick in Miami for the next two seasons.

Apr 16, 2024 2:10 PM EST


Dolphins Not Considering Trading Jaylen Waddle

When asked about speculation as to whether the Miami Dolphins would consider trading wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, general manager Chris Grier laughed and said: "No thoughts of trading Jaylen Waddle. He'll be around here for a long time." The Dolphins have one of the best receiving duos in the league in Waddle and All-Pro Tyreek Hill, so it doesn't make any sense to split them up. Waddle took a slight step backward in his third season as a pro in 2023, but he still managed his third straight 1,000-yard season to begin his career on 1,014 yards, 72 catches and four touchdowns in 14 regular-season starts. The four missed games due to injuries were responsible for his career-lows across the board. With better health in 2024, the 25-year-old wideout should be a lock for another 1,000-yard season.

Feb 28, 2024 2:37 PM EST



Jaylen Waddle Fails To Get Much Going In Wild-Card Loss

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle finished off the 2023 season by missing the last two regular-season games and then putting up a dud in the team's wild-card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night. Waddle ended the game with two receptions for 31 yards on five targets and nine yards on one carry. The 25-year-old gathered three 100-yard games and found the end zone four times this year. He was a solid WR2 for his team and finished the year in WR3 territory after taking a sizeable step back from his 2022 season. He missed a few more games this year compared to the season prior, however, he still saw around the same amount of targets and turned it into fewer receptions, yards, touchdowns, and worse yards per target. He should remain a mid-round fantasy draft pick because he does offer a higher upside than most secondary receivers.

Jan 15, 2024 12:10 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Active For Saturday

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is active ahead of Saturday's playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two games of the regular season before carrying a questionable tag into this contest. The 25-year-old was limited in practice to begin the week, but the Dolphins were likely just trying to keep him fresh. The expectation is that Waddle will be a full-go in this game, so DFS managers can feel safe putting him into their lineups.

Jan 13, 2024 6:50 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Set For Questionable Tag

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) will be listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card playoff game versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two regular season games, but the Dolphins have been optimistic that he'll return for the first round of the playoffs this weekend. The 25-year-old got in two limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, so he should be considered on the right side of questionable. Waddle has a decent DraftKings price considering he went for 1,000 yards receiving in the regular season, but he could be limited due to his high-ankle sprain if he plays, and the Chiefs defense has been very stingy on opposing pass-catchers this season.

Jan 11, 2024 12:09 PM EST



Jaylen Waddle Gets Limited Tag In First Practice Of The Week

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated practice report on Tuesday. The Dolphins didn't officially hold a practice on Tuesday, but it's good news that Waddle was listed as limited after missing the final two games of the regular season. Miami is optimistic the 25-year-old will be ready to return for Saturday's wild-card playoff tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs. With a DraftKings price of $6,500 for wild-card weekend, Waddle could be a value play to consider, but that would also assume he'll be fully healthy after missing two straight games. The 25-year-old recorded his third straight 1,000-yard season in 2023 despite playing in only 14 games, although the Dolphins have one of the worst matchups for pass-catchers on the road against a strong Chiefs defense on Saturday.

Jan 9, 2024 7:10 PM EST


Dolphins Optimistic About Jaylen Waddle Playing Against Chiefs

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel reiterated on Monday that he's optimistic about the chances of wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) playing in Saturday's wild-card playoff game on the road in Kansas City against the Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two weeks of the regular season but is hoping to return this weekend for the first round of the postseason. The 25-year-old took a clear back seat to Tyreek Hill in 2023, but that didn't stop him from reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season to open his career in the second-highest scoring offense in football. Waddle also had 72 receptions on 104 targets for a career-low four touchdowns. He'll be a bit more risky coming off his injury against an underrated Chiefs defense if he's active, but his return would be welcomed news for a Dolphins offense that hasn't been the same without him in two consecutive losses.

Jan 8, 2024 6:09 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Sidelined Again On Sunday

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) won't play in Sunday's meeting with the Buffalo Bills. The wideout has battled a high-ankle sprain since the Week 16 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Although it appeared he had a slight chance to return, he'll miss his second straight game. Without Waddle on the field, Cedrick Wilson Jr., who had a touchdown in the loss to Baltimore, could see more attention from Tua Tagovailoa. Of course, Tyreek Hill should see most of the targets, with De'Von Achane also expected to get more involved on the receiving end, especially since Raheem Mostert (ankle, knee) won't suit up.

Jan 7, 2024 7:10 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Not Expected To Play In Week 18

According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is unlikely to play in Sunday night's encounter with the Buffalo Bills. The wideout has battled a high-ankle sprain since the Week 16 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. He didn't suit up for the blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, opening the door for Cedrick Wilson Jr. to score his third touchdown of the campaign. Of course, Tyreek Hill (ankle), who was removed from the injury report, should remain the top option for Tua Tagovailoa, considering he drew 12 targets in Week 17. But there's also room for Durham Smythe to see a few extra looks from his signal-caller, with De'Von Achane also anticipated to get more targets out of the backfield.

Jan 7, 2024 1:54 AM EST


Jaylen Waddle Holds Questionable Tag

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) carries a questionable tag into Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. He missed the first two practice sessions of the week before returning on Friday. Head coach Mike McDaniel hinted earlier in the week that Waddle should be good to go for this game. Fantasy managers shouldn't take too much stock in that and will have to check back closer to game time on Sunday. The absence of Waddle would mean the usage of Tyreek Hill should skyrocket. Also, Raheem Mostert (ankle, knee) and De'Von Achane would be more involved in the offense.

Jan 5, 2024 6:37 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Misses Another Day Of Practice

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday. Waddle suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 16 and missed the Week 17 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Dolphins are claiming it's more of a minor high-ankle sprain, but Waddle is trending toward missing his second straight game and could be questionable for next week's wild-card contest as well. As of right now, fantasy managers should be planning on avoiding Waddle in DFS lineups this weekend. If he misses another game, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and tight end Durham Smythe should continue to benefit in a big divisional clash in Week 18 against the Buffalo Bills in Miami. Tyreek Hill (ankle) remains on the injury report but is fully expected to play and should be very busy as one of the safest high-priced DFS plays out there at the position.

Jan 4, 2024 6:02 PM EST


Dolphins Not Ruling Out Jaylen Waddle For Week 18

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel isn't ruling out wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) for the all-important Week 18 regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night in a game that will determine the winner of the AFC East. Waddle injured his ankle in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was ruled out for this past Sunday's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The 25-year-old will need to return to practice this week to have a shot at playing, but Miami will surely hope to get their No. 2 wideout back in a crucial game against their division rivals. Cedrick Wilson Jr. saw the most increased workload with Waddle out in Week 17. If Waddle is able to return this Sunday, he should be returned to starting fantasy lineups in a game that could be high-scoring.

Jan 3, 2024 3:11 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Could Miss Week 18, Expected Back For Playoffs

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Baltimore Ravens after missing all three practices this past week. Now, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Waddle, who is viewed as a quick healer, could also miss Week 18 versus the Buffalo Bills but should return in time for the playoffs. Although the 25-year-old has been drastically overshadowed by Tyreek Hill, he was still productive this season, catching 72 passes for 1,014 yards and four touchdowns. Look for De'Von Achane, Durham Smythe, Cedrick Wilson Jr., and Braxton Berrios to earn more targets with Waddle sidelined.

Dec 31, 2023 10:22 AM EST


Jaylen Waddle Ruled Out For Week 17

The Miami Dolphins have ruled out wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) from the Week 17 game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Waddle suffered a high right-ankle sprain in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was trending toward missing this weekend's game all along. The 25-year-old's ankle sprain is believed to be on the less serious side, but it's an injury that could also keep him out for the Week 18 regular season finale against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. With Waddle officially out this Sunday, expect Tyreek Hill to be peppered with targets, while Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios should also see more opportunities to catch passes against a tough defense on the road. Rookie running back De'Von Achane (toe) could be busy in the short passing attack. Make sure you move Waddle to your bench for Week 17.

Dec 29, 2023 12:11 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Expected To Miss Week 17

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, is not expected to play in Week 17 on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. Waddle suffered the injury in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and has missed two practices already this week. He also dealt with an eye injury and was limited to 28 offensive snaps. Waddle is over 1,000 receiving yards this year, his third straight 1,000-yard season to begin his career. The 25-year-old is the first player in franchise history to have three straight seasons of 1,000 receiving yards, but fantasy managers are unlikely to have him available in the their championship matchups. The Dolphins will turn to Cedrick Wilson Jr. to fill Waddle's role this weekend, with Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft and Chase Claypool also potentially seeing bigger roles behind Tyreek Hill.

Dec 28, 2023 3:18 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Remains Sidelined Thursday

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) remained sidelined at practice on Thursday. Although Waddle's high-ankle sprain isn't believed to be all that serious, his status for the Week 17 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday is murky, especially if he isn't able to practice on Friday. Fantasy managers playing for a championship this week need to plan as though the 25-year-old will not be available to play against Baltimore this weekend. Tyreek Hill (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday, so he should play on Sunday, and he'll be heavily targeted if Waddle is unable to suit up. Receivers Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios would also have bigger roles in the passing game against the Ravens if Waddle is ultimately ruled out.

Dec 28, 2023 1:08 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle's High-Ankle Sprain "Not Overly Severe"

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) has a high-ankle sprain, according to head coach Mike McDaniel, but it's "not overly severe." Waddle has not yet been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but we'll see if he's able to get on the field at all Wednesday through Friday for practice. High-ankle sprains usually cause players to miss several weeks, if not more, so it would be a bit of a surprise if Waddle was able to play this weekend. We wouldn't expect the 25-year-old to practice until at least Friday, in a best-case scenario, and even then he'd probably be questionable to play on Sunday. If Waddle cannot go against Baltimore, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios would both see expanded roles behind Tyreek Hill.

Dec 27, 2023 12:56 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Dealing With A High-Ankle Sprain

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) finished Sunday's two-point win over the Cowboys by catching one of his four targets for 50 yards. Unfortunately, the wideout suffered a high-ankle sprain during the contest, as reported by head coach Mike McDaniel. As a result, Waddle could miss time, which isn't an ideal scenario, considering the Dolphins face the Ravens in Week 17 before closing out the regular season versus the Buffalo Bills. Of course, Tyreek Hill should absorb some of Waddle's targets. At the same time, tight end Durham Smythe, who had five receptions for 56 yards versus Dallas in Week 16, may see an uptick in production. Nonetheless, there should be another update on Waddle's health in the next day or two.

Dec 25, 2023 6:06 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Holding On To WR2 Value In Week 16

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was able to produce his best fantasy performance of the season in Week 15 against the New York Jets. With Tyreek Hill (ankle) sidelined, he hauled in eight receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown. Even when Hill is on the field, Waddle hasn't seen less than six targets since Week 4 and he's seen eight or more targets in each game since their bye in Week 10. If Hill remains sidelined, Waddle becomes a must-start as the number-one option, but fantasy managers shouldn't shy away from him if Hill does play. Waddle can be considered a strong WR2 either way heading into this matchup.

Dec 23, 2023 12:42 PM EST


Jaylen Waddle Dominates Jets For 142 Yards

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle ran rampant in the New York Jets secondary during the team's 30-0 win. The 25-year-old is accustomed to playing second fiddle to Tyreek Hill (ankle), but he took over as the number-one option in this contest. He was able to turn that into 142 yards and a touchdown while hauling in eight of his nine targets. His longest play was a 60-yard throw-and-catch where he burnt the secondary for a deep score over the top. Hill and the backfield may get more of the attention for their speed, Waddle is not to be doubted in that department either. He'll take on another tough defense in the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16.

Dec 17, 2023 5:41 PM EST