Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had an incredible Week 1 and then came back down to Earth against a tough Patriots defense in Week 2. The good thing is that he goes up against the Denver Broncos in Week 3 which is ranked in the lower third of the league in terms of points allowed. When it comes to the passing game, they've given up 233 yards per game and only have one takeaway to their name after two weeks. Even if Jaylen Waddle (concussion) doesn't play, Tagovailoa will have enough firepower to get back to QB1 range.
Sep 22, 2023 12:24 PM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came back down to Earth against the Patriots after a red-hot Week 1. The Alabama product finished the game with 249 yards, one touchdown, and one interception while completing 21 of his 30 throws. He also added three yards on four carries. The Patriots defense did a good job of neutralizing the deep ball so Tagovailoa and company had to find a way to find without their biggest weapon. On top of that, Jaylen Waddle (concussion) left the game in the later minutes, but Tagovailoa did just enough to get the job done. Fantasy-wise, he didn't help managers too much as he's the QB25 before the Monday night games kickoff. He should bounce back a bit in Week 3 against a Broncos defense that just gave up 35 points and nearly 400 yards to the Commanders.
Sep 18, 2023 9:04 AM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had good fortune against the division rival New England Patriots. He's undefeated through four contests against Bill Belichick and company, and he's riding high from a 466-yard performance in Week 1 that netted him three passing touchdowns as well. The only factor going against Tagovailoa is the pass-blocking disadvantage. The Patriots have an above-average pass-rush against a weaker offensive line for the Dolphins which could result in hurried throws. Overall, he still has top-12 upside due to his talented receivers but remains a mid-to-low-end QB1.
Sep 15, 2023 11:04 PM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was dominant on Sunday, completing 28 of 45 passes for a whopping 466 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw an interception and lost a fumble on a botched snap. Tagovailoa helped lead the Dolphins to victory, all while supporting a historic outing from Tyreek Hill (11 catches, 215 yards, two touchdowns). The left-handed quarterback benefitted from the shootout style of Sunday's matchup, which led to countless big plays down the field. Tagovailoa remains a mid-to-low QB1 ahead of Week 2 versus the Patriots.
Sep 10, 2023 8:27 PM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa should be a top-12 fantasy option in Week 1. He's taking on a Los Angeles Chargers secondary that produced a 74.6 PFF grade last season and ranks 14th in the NFL (per PFF) heading into 2023. The unit isn't bad, but it's certainly not strong enough to consider sitting Tagovailoa based on matchup. Furthermore, the left-handed signal-caller benefits from a supporting cast that includes Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, two receivers who have shown they can co-exist and elevate their quarterback's game. There's plenty of reason to be excited about Tagovailoa in Week 1.
Sep 7, 2023 10:48 PM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa led two drives on Saturday, completing four of six passes for 67 yards. His first series resulted in a punt while the second concluded with a field goal. Tagovailoa hasn't looked great this season, but he's received limited action with a smorgasbord of weapons around him. Once Week 1 arrives and he takes the field with the rest of the starters, he should be a low-end fantasy QB1. His impressive skills also bode well for the fantasy values of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Aug 26, 2023 10:49 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Thursday that the plan is to play quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the starters "more than a series but less than a half" in the preseason finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. Tagovailoa went 5-for-7 for 61 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in his preseason debut last weekend, but the main takeaway is that he stayed healthy. He led the team to a touchdown in his two drives . The 25-year-old had a career year in 2022 before concussion issues got the best of him, so as long as he can stay on the field in 2023, he should be in the QB1 conversation with one of the best receiving duos in the league in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle.
Aug 24, 2023 11:00 AM EST
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played two drives during Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. His first series resulted in an interception while his second possession culminated in a Raheem Mostert rushing touchdown. Tagovailoa finished the day 5-for-7 passing with 61 yards, zero touchdowns, and the interception. Though he was picked off and failed to record a passing touchdown, it was still a solid day for the left-hander as he tallied a 71.4 percent completion rate and led a scoring drive. He heads into the 2023 campaign as a fringe top-12 fantasy quarterback.
Aug 19, 2023 9:26 PM EST
Tagovailoa has added noticeable size and strength during Miami's offseason training program, David Furones of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Jun 9, 2023 4:44 AM EST
Tagovailoa considered retirement this offseason but instead decided to prioritize training that may help him avoid future concussions, The Miami Herald reports.
Apr 19, 2023 11:44 AM EST
Coach Mike McDaniel noted Wednesday that Tagovailoa (concussion) has yet to be cleared for football activities and won't play in Sunday's playoff opener against the Bills, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jan 11, 2023 8:55 AM EST
Coach Mike McDaniel noted Monday that Tagovailoa (concussion) has not yet been cleared for football activity, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Jan 9, 2023 2:29 PM EST
Tagovailoa (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Jan 6, 2023 9:12 AM EST
Head coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that he's not even thinking about Tagovailoa (concussion) starting in Week 18, making the quarterback unlikely to suit up Sunday against the Jets, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Jan 2, 2023 1:53 PM EST
Tagovailoa (concussion) plans to play again this season if the Dolphins make the playoffs, Fox's Jay Glazer reports.
Jan 1, 2023 9:12 AM EST
Coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Friday that Tagovailoa (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com and David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel report.
Dec 30, 2022 9:14 AM EST
With Tagovailoa in the NFL's concussion protocol for the second time this season, the Dolphins are preparing Teddy Bridgewater to start Sunday's game against the Patriots, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.
Dec 28, 2022 9:13 AM EST
Coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Wednesday that Tagovailoa did sustain a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Packers, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.
Dec 28, 2022 8:47 AM EST
Coach Mike McDaniel relayed Monday that Tagovailoa is in the NFL's concussion protocol, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Dec 26, 2022 2:13 PM EST
Tagovailoa completed 16 of 25 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.
Dec 25, 2022 5:17 PM EST