News: Thomas has seven carries for 25 rushing yards and three catches on three targets for 25 receiving yards Sunday against the Bears.
Impact: Thomas seems to have solidified the backup running back job ahead of Damien Williams, though Lamar Miller (83 yards and a touchdown Sunday) continues to get a majority of the touches out of the backfield. As long as Miller stays healthy, Thomas' fantasy value will be pretty limited.
News: Tannehill completed 25-of-32 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding 48 rushing yards on six carries in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Impact: Tannehill was excellent Sunday, completing his first 14 pass attempts, while throwing touchdowns to Charles Clay in the first quarter and Mike Wallace in the second. It was his third straight game with two touchdowns, but his first in that span without a turnover. Things continue to look up for Tannehill, as he'll next face off against a Jaguars defense allowing more passing yards per game than all but two teams this season.
News: Landry had four receptions on five targets for 46 yards in Miami's win over Chicago on Sunday.
Impact: Landry was making his second career start, in what should be many, for the Dolphins on Sunday. He is unlikely to put up huge numbers though, as he is no better than the fourth or fifth option on most pass plays.
News: Wallace had five catches on eight targets for 46 yards and a score, as the Dolphins won big on the road at Chicago, 27-14.
Impact: The numbers look pedestrian, but Wallace still led the team in targets and tied for the second most receiving yards. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill spread the ball around to eight different receivers Sunday, which can only help the offense in the long run.
News: Clay (knee) had four receptions on five targets for 58 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago.
Impact: Clay was targeted a couple of times in the end zone, but couldn't come down with the ball, other than his one score. He has had a disappointing season to date, but has also been dealing with a knee injury since the middle of preseason. Perhaps that knee is finally starting to feel better.
News: Miller rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown as the Dolphins downed the Bears 27-14 on Sunday.
Impact: Miller also had a score negated by a holding penalty, so his numbers could have been better. With Knowshon Moreno out for the season, there really isn't another back on the roster to challenge Miller for touches. He should be the bell cow from this point forward.
News: Tannehill completed 25 of 32 passes Sunday for 277 yards and two scores in the Dolphins victory over Chicago.
Impact: Tannehill also had 48 yards rushing in what was truly one of his best games as a professional. He found eight different receivers as he was able to pick apart the Bears' secondary. Now the question will be, can he do it again as consistency has been a problem throughout his short career so far.
News: Hartline (finger) finished with three catches on three targets for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Impact: Hartline secured all three of his targets Sunday, but once again made a limited fantasy impact. In fact, Hartline has topped the 40-yard mark just once this season and also sports only one touchdown on the campaign.
News: Williams finished with one carry for minus-one rushing yard and also caught two passes on two targets for 12 receiving yards in Sunday's win over the Bears.
Impact: Williams should see increased playing time, now that Knowshon Moreno (knee) is on injured reserve; however, with seven carries Sunday, Daniel Thomas was the chief beneficiary from Moreno's absence. Since Lamar Miller is firmly entrenched as the Dolphins' No. 1 back and Thomas presents a more powerful option, Williams will likely be limited to a change of pace role moving forward.
News: Landry will make his second consecutive start at wideout for the Dolphins on Sunday against the Bears, the team's official site reports.
Impact: With Brandon Gibson still out of the lineup, Landry, who led the Dolphins with six catches for 75 yards in Week 6, is once again in line to see an expanded role Sunday, and thus merits a look by those looking for a Week 7 wideout plug-in.
News: Clay (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Impact: Clay, who is averaging 29.2 receiving yards through five contests, has yet to find the end zone this season and is well off his 2013 pace, in which he recorded six TDs and an average of 47.4 receiving yards in 16 games.
News: Miller (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Impact: With Knowshon Moreno out for the season, Miller is in line to head the Miami backfield in the coming weeks, with Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas on hand to serve in reserve/complementary roles.
News: Gibson (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Impact: With emergence of fellow wideout Jarvis Landry, Gibson (seven catches for 65 yards in four games), who had been listed a probable by the Dolphins, is only an option in the deepest of formats, in any case.