2018’s Best Fantasy Football Player: Kenyan Drake, Running Back
2018’s Biggest Fantasy Football Disappointment: Kenyan Drake, Running Back
2019 Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist: Offensive Line, Wide Receiver
The Miami Dolphins decided to tear it all the way down after a spectacularly terrible 2018 campaign. They ditched Adam Gase and jettisoned Ryan “Print the Shirts” Tannehill. Now they’ve got Ryan Fitzpatrick in tow and a wink and a nudge to the NFL that they totally aren’t tanking this season. They’re Tanking for Tua, or whoever ends up being the first overall pick next year. Not since Ludacris and the Goldmember soundtrack has someone more blatantly announced that they were coming for the #1 spot. The biggest boon for fantasy football is a new coaching staff, who should hopefully give the Dolphins best offensive weapon the ball more than ten to fifteen times a game.
As for the draft, the Dolphins need to build to get weapons around their rookie QB next season. The smartest things they could do would be to draft him some protectors and some wide receivers.
Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist, Item 1: Offensive Line
The Dolphins were the worst line in the AFC last season. The obvious choice for the first-round pick is an offensive tackle, like Jonah Williams, Cody Ford, or Andre Dillard. At least two of those guys should be available at thirteen when the Dolphins pick. If all three are available, they would be smart to trade back, get some picks, and get whoever is left. All three should be impact players in 2019, and beyond. Drake needs road graders, and Fitzpatrick needs protectors (and so will Tua). A top-flight OT in the first round is exactly what the doctor ordered for the Dolphins offense of the future.
Miami Dolphins Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist, Item 2: Wide Receiver
The DeVante Parker Experiment is on its last legs, and Kenny Stills is a great complimentary wide receiver, but this offense needs some dang punch at the position. If the Dolphins go after a strong wide receiver in the second or third round like Riley Ridley, Kelvin Harmon, or Parris Campbell, then they might as well not even bother. Campbell is the best bet for helping out the Dolphins in 2019, but Harmon or Ridley is the better long-term plays for them. It should be interesting to see how it plays out as Parker plays his way out of Miami.
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