A change of scheme under Mike McDaniel and a revamp of the Dolphins’ offensive arsenal points to an improvement in Miami’s attacking performance.
MIAMI — The offensive of the Miami Dolphins looks completely revamped on paper, with an infusion of explosive players at skill positions led by wide receivers Tyreek Hill Y Cedrick Wilsonand runners Raheem Mostert Y chase edmonds.
If we add the hiring of an offensive-minded head coach in Mike McDanielthe attack of the dolphinswho ranked 24th in expected offensive points last season, needs to be improved in almost every facet.
That could translate to more wins, but from a fantasy football league standpoint, the best players in Miami they could be unpredictable as the team schedule adjusts from week to week.
On platforms of ESPN, Hill is being selected as the WR7while last season’s rookie sensation, Jaylen Waddleis being selected as the WR13. There is reason to be excited for at least one of the wide receivers of the dolphinsconsidering what McDaniel did with the versatile Deebo Samuel last season, as offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.
Samuel broke out in 2021 with 1,405 receiving yards and six touchdowns, adding another 365 yards and eight rushing touchdowns. Although McDaniel praised the skill of waddles to add yards after the catch shortly after being hired last January, it was not clear if he would ask waddleswho had two carries last season, play an Samuel with Miami this year.
Then the dolphins acquired in exchange for Hill — who leads the league with 20 touchdowns of at least 50 yards since 2016 — in March, and it seemed like they had found their all-can, or at least as close as possible, player. Hill he has averaged 7.7 yards and scored six rushing touchdowns on 93 career carries.
“There will be some things that overlap to some degree,” he noted. McDaniel. “But Deebo Samuel evolved into that role by circumstance and by his skill set in San Francisco. I don’t expect any difference, actually, with Tyreekwhere we’re all going to start with the fundamentals of the wide receiver position.
“I promise you we’re not going to limit, or we’re going to continue the process of developing it and the U.S. football team Miami Dolphins“.
Although Hill must live up to the expectations that come with his average draft position from WR7what should we expect from waddles?
The second wide receiver of the 49ers, Brandon Ayukfinished last season with 826 yards and five touchdowns on 56 receptions, ranking as the WR35 in fantasy leagues ESPN. waddles is a better receiver than Aiyukhowever, and does not have to share directed passes with the TE4 from last year, George Kittle.
waddles was used primarily in the short to middle of the field as a rookie, in a way, to make up for an ineffective running game by the dolphins who ranked No. 30 (92.2 yards per game). He will continue to be employed on intermediate routes to manufacture room for him to run after the catch, but hope with McDaniel in command of the plays is that waddles you can do it more efficiently.
Last season, waddles finished eighth in the NFL in receptions (104), but 25th in receiving yards (1,015) and tied for 101st in yards per catch (9.8). One of the primary goals for Miami in the next campaign should be to maximize the abilities of waddles.
“I think it’s a different team, a different scheme,” he explained. waddles. “Obviously, we are going to work on what we do well. I think the coach McDaniel does a good job of putting players in position to make plays. I trust he will do that throughout the year.”
The tight end of Miami, mike gesicki (73 receptions last season) will steal passes intended for Hill Y waddlesbut Samuel Y Kittle finished in the top 50 flex players in the fantasy leagues of ESPN last season, despite a mediocre level of play at quarterback for Jimmy Garoppolowho ranked No. 13 in QBR (53.3), and Kittle missing three games.
But, for those hoping that Hill could be next Samuel As a receiver and running back, keep in mind that Hill never finished below WR11 in all but one of his six campaigns NFL. That’s the player who acquired the dolphinsnot a second version of Samuel.
“You don’t look at it like ‘I need the next deebo‘” he stressed McDaniel. “deebo was not found looking for deebo. You’re looking for good football players who are committed and passionate, and who might challenge you as a coach to say, ‘Hey, who else can we use this skill set for?'”
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