2012 Team Outlook: Miami
TE Charles Clay, MIA - Deep-league Only
With Bush and Thomas ahead of Clay, there won't be many chances for Charles to post quality fantasy numbers. Last season Clay scored 1 or more fantasy points in just 8 games. Charles had 0 carries last season, getting all of his yards (233) on 16 receptions. Clay found the end zone 3 times in 14 game appearances. Two of Clay's touchdowns came in the final two weeks of the season on 1 yard receptions, his only reception in each game. Clay may be 3rd on the depth chart now, but it wouldn't surprise me to see Miller slide ahead of him some point this season.
TE Anthony Fasano, KC - Solid/Safe Pick
Fasano was second on the team to Marshall with 5 touchdown receptions last season. It was obvious in the second half of last season that Miami had made a conscience effort to get Fasano the ball. In the final 8 games of the season Fasano had 22 of his 32 receptions and 4 of his 5 touchdowns. If this trend continues into this season, Fasano could be a top 5 tight end. We're not ready to make that leap yet, but we like what we saw the second half of last season and hope to see more of it this year.
TE Michael Egnew, MIA - Not Draft Worthy
With Fasano ahead of Egnew on the depth chart, it is unlikely we'll see much from Michael. Until we see some steady production from the rookie tight end, we think it is best to leave him undrafted. If you are a Fasano owner, you'll want to keep Egnew on your watch list. Should something happen to Anthony you'll want to grab Michael.
PK Dan Carpenter, BUF - Bye Week Fill-in
Carpenter made over 85% of his field goal attempts last season while going 26 for 26 on extra point attempts. In all Dan scored 113+ points for fantasy owners. One thing I like about Carpenter is that he gets to play 8 games a year in Miami. While the weather in Miami can get bad, it is often sunny and warm. Of course the big question this year will be how well the offense will play when Tannehill takes over under center. If the offense sputters then Carpenter's opportnities may be few and that could be costly for fantasy owners. For this reason it may be best to only grab Carpenter when you need a bye week fill-in.
Miami Defense - Bye Week Fill-in
Miami's defense didn't do a good job forcing opposing offenses to turn the ball over last year. In 16 games Miami forced just 19 turn overs. This will likely be a point of focus for the Dolphins defense this season, but until we see some improvement it's probably best to find a defense which could score you more points.