Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle paced the team in receiving yards despite not being the leader in targets or receptions. While he may not have found the end zone like his teammate Tyreek Hill, Waddle was able to catch all eight of his targets for 114 yards including his longest play of 32 yards. The ground game took precedence when the offense got into the red zone, but the fact that Waddle was able to get open and lead the team in yards, is a good sign moving forward. The Dolphins will take on the Washington Commanders in Week 13 and that means more space for Waddle and company to work with.
Nov 24, 2023 8:15 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has put together a couple of lackluster games on either side of the bye week and he now has to try to pull off a bounce-back game against one of the best defenses in the league. That doesn't seem too likely after he was a distant second fiddle to Tyreek Hill last week while playing against the Raiders defense, which possesses far less talent in the secondary than the Jets. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect too much from Waddle in this game and he's carrying WR3/Flex value because of the unfavorable matchup.
Nov 23, 2023 10:12 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was a distant afterthought to Tyree Hill while he struggled to get open and haul in targets during the 20-13 win. He caught four of his eight targets for 55 yards and wasn't able to score while his counterpart had 10 catches, 11 targets, and over 100 yards. Usually, he sees more work against zone coverages, but didn't get that much work this time. Waddle remains in the WR2 territory but may see a downgrade this coming week as the Dolphins head to New York to take on the tough passing defense of the New York Jets.
Nov 19, 2023 8:14 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is currently ranked the WR6 in fantasy points per route run since Week 5. That happens to be the time when the Dolphins realized he was their best weapon against any zone coverage which is the exact type of defense that the Raiders love to play. He's seen his target share, first-read share, and yards per route run all increase since Week 5 as well which keeps adding up to big things in Week 11. Fantasy managers, much like the Dolphins' coaching staff, don't have to make this too difficult. Waddle can be considered a high-end WR2 with WR1 potential against the Raiders.
Nov 18, 2023 12:20 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (knee) was a full participant in the team's first official practice on Wednesday as they come off their bye week. Waddle had to leave the team's Week 9 game in Germany briefly against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a knee injury, but it wasn't serious and he's on track to be fine to play in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The 24-year-old has dealt with several nagging injuries this year and has been somewhat disappointing through eight games this year after his second straight 1,000-yard season in 2022. However, Waddle could break loose at any moment in Miami's high-scoring offense and remains a must-start in all fantasy lineups, especially in a great matchup in Week 11.
Nov 15, 2023 8:02 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (knee) said the team's Week 10 bye came at a good time for his body to rejuvenate after he dealt with multiple injuries in the first half of the 2023 season. Waddle missed one game in the first half due to injury and was seen limping around due to a knee injury in the team's last game in Germany in the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 9. The 24-year-old finished out that contest, though, and he should be fine for the Week 11 battle against the Las Vegas Raiders. Waddle does have 522 yards and three touchdowns on 40 receptions in eight games this year, but fantasy managers expected a bit more. With better health in the second half, Waddle has all the skills to produce more for his fantasy managers when it really matters.
Nov 13, 2023 1:00 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (knee) "definitely was sore" after the Week 9 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Germany and that the team will take a "measured approach" with him. "He's in a good spot, however we're going to make sure we don't do any harm to him moving forward. He's had to battle injuries, unfortunately, this season," McDaniel said. The good news is Waddle and the Dolphins are on bye in Week 10, so he'll have extra time to rest up before a Week 11 date with the Las Vegas Raiders on Nov. 19. The 24-year-old left Sunday's game with a knee injury in the first quarter but was able to come back and finished with three catches for 42 yards in the 21-14 loss. It sounds like Waddle should be good to go after the bye week, but if he isn't, Cedrick Wilson Jr. would likely serve as the No. 2 behind Tyreek Hill against the Raiders.
Nov 7, 2023 12:07 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle wasn't able to find much room against the Kansas City Chiefs in Germany but he also had to deal with a knee injury on top of it. Waddle had to miss a few series as he had his knee checked out and he was hobbling at times, but he was able to play most of the game. The 24-year-old finished with 42 yards while catching three of his six targets and one carry for 12 yards. Waddle, and the offense as a whole, was bottled up in the first half and just didn't seem to be the explosive offense that everyone has come to know. Luckily, Waddle can use the bye week coming up to get some much-needed rest before taking on the Raiders in Week 11.
Nov 5, 2023 4:38 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle posted his best performance of the season last week as he posted season-highs in targets and yards while tying a season-high in receptions. While the Chiefs have a solid defense, they give up the fourth-most PPR points per target since Week 5, and if L'jarius Sneed shadows Tyreek Hill, then that frees up Waddle even more. Jaylen Watson has been the lesser of the two cornerbacks by a wide margin. The biggest downside is that Waddle hasn't seen a red zone target since Week 6 and he ranks very low in that aspect. With that being said, Waddle carries WR2 value in Week 9.
Nov 3, 2023 2:47 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (back) practiced in full on Wednesday. Barring a setback, Waddle will be ready to go in Germany this Sunday to face the defending Super Bowl-champion Kansas City Chiefs. Waddle had his best game of the year in the Week 8 win over the New England Patriots last Sunday, catching seven of his 12 targets for a team-high 121 yards and a touchdown in the 31-17 blowout victory. After a slow start in 2023 by his standards, the 24-year-old pass-catcher is starting to heat up and has scored all three of his touchdowns in the last four weeks. The Week 9 game against the Chiefs is expected to be high-scoring, so Waddle will be looking for an encore performance in Europe. He has WR1 upside yet again.
Nov 1, 2023 8:15 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle saw season highs in receiving yards and targets while tying a season high in receptions. He ended the game with 121 yards and a touchdown while hauling in seven of his 12 targets. Waddle has been able to find more and more openings underneath the defense after a pretty slow start earlier this season. On top of that, he's seen an uptick in targets since Week 4 against the Bills. Waddle seems to be in line for some bigger weeks ahead. He'll try to continue the momentum against the Kansas City Chiefs in a Week 9 matchup overseas.
Oct 29, 2023 8:32 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle was removed from the team's injury report as well as his fellow wideout Tyreek Hill. As long as Hill is on the field, Waddle's ceiling seems to be limited, but he still has enough big-play ability to garner WR2 value. He'll go against a Patriots team that is in the middle of the pack for fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers. The biggest drawback for Waddle is the fact that the Patriots play a lot of man defense which means his target share will likely drop as it has before against similar defenses.
Oct 27, 2023 7:06 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (back) was limited at practice on Wednesday. Waddle missed some snaps during his team's Week 7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles with a back issue but he was able to return to the game. Back injuries can be tricky to gauge but Waddle's ability to at least practice on a limited basis on Wednesday is a good sign as to his availability for Week 8's matchup against the New England Patriots. The Dolphins could be short-handed as both Tyreek Hill (hip) and Raheem Mostert (ankle) missed practice on Wednesday. If Waddle is the only one of that trio to play, he would be in line for a large workload in Week 8.
Oct 25, 2023 9:52 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said on Monday that wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (back) is expected to practice on Wednesday. Waddle injured his back in the Sunday night loss to the Philadelphia Phillies and gingerly walked back to the locker room before using a heating pad and eventually returning to finish out the 31-17 loss on the road. The 24-year-old wideout finished Week 7 with six catches on six targets for 63 yards. It didn't look good at the time, but Waddle's injury apparently isn't serious and shouldn't put his availability for Week 8 against the New England Patriots in jeopardy. Waddle has mostly been overshadowed by teammate Tyreek Hill in the stat department on a weekly basis this year, but he continues to have high-end WR2 upside in this prolific passing offense.
Oct 23, 2023 6:37 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle seemed to be hitting a rhythm against the Eagles until he was forced to leave the game for a while due to a back injury. The 24-year-old did return near the end of the third quarter after leaving before halftime. He finished with six catches on six targets for 63 yards and acted as a great underneath threat for Tua Tagovailoa. If he didn't miss almost half of the game, Waddle had a chance to put up a big game. The good news is that the back injury wasn't bad enough to fully keep him out of this game, so he should be good to go against the Patriots in Week 8 as well.
Oct 23, 2023 10:27 AM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (back) was forced to exit their game on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter with a back issue. There hasn't been any word just yet on the severity of the issue, but if has to miss the rest of the game, that would be a big blow to this offense. Waddle had to take a knee on the sideline and was in too much pain to go back into the game and walked awkwardly to the locker room. This offense hasn't been able to get much going just yet, so Waddle's injury status will be one to monitor.
Oct 22, 2023 9:31 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has been on a bit of a hot streak after scoring in each of the team's last two games and seeing 19 targets combined. Another aspect leaning toward Waddle's favor is the fact that the Eagles have a banged up secondary that looks like a shell of its former self. The bad part is that the Dolphins tend to favor Tyreek Hill a lot more against man coverage, in fact, Waddle only sees 13.2% of the target share against it. Due to his big play ability and momentum, Waddle still comes in with WR2 value though.
Oct 21, 2023 10:48 AM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle kept his scoring ways going for another week during the 42-21 win over the Panthers in Week 6. He ended the game with 51 yards and a touchdown while hauling in seven of his nine targets. Waddle found the end zone in Week 5 for his first touchdown of the season and he grabbed another one in this contest. The added targets were a great sign of things to come as the season goes on as he saw 19 targets in the last two games compared to 16 in his first three games combined. Waddle will look to keep playing off of Tyreek Hill and find the openings underneath against the Eagles in Week 7.
Oct 15, 2023 11:05 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle found the end zone in Week 5 which was his first score of the season. Outside of his one touchdown, he's put up some disappointing performances, as shown by his WR40 ranking. If there's any week to explode onto the scene though, it would be Week 6 against the zone-heavy Panthers. Waddle is in the top three in the league in YAC since he operates as the team's underneath threat, especially against zone coverage. The 24-year-old should be a WR2 and possibly borderline WR1 this week.
Oct 13, 2023 9:17 PM EST
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle didn't post the most efficient day but he did find the end zone for the first time this season. In their win over the Giants, Waddle caught five of his 10 targets for 35 yards and a score. His last couple of games have been a bit underwhelming due to the lack of explosive plays, but he remains a top target on the team. He's seen at least five targets in every game this season, so it's only a matter of time before he explodes for a big game. Waddle will try to find some room against a Panthers defense in Week 6 that can give up some big plays.
Oct 8, 2023 10:22 PM EST