Dolphins Fantasy Football Recap Week 5

It was another disappointing loss for the Dolphins on Sunday. The offense struggled mightily, resulting in poor fantasy output across the board.

The Miami Dolphins were a complete mess in their home loss against the Titans on Sunday. Tennessee dominated the time of possession similar to the way Cincinnati did against the Dolphins the previous week. Miami managed just 8 first downs in this contest, compared to Tennessee’s 23. Dominated in time of possession and only able to muster 8 first downs for the entire game, it comes as no surprise that Miami’s players failed to deliver in their fantasy output.

The Dolphins, of course, have more important things to worry about than their fantasy numbers, but back-to-back games in which Miami has looked less than flat on offense has to make fantasy owners concerned. It was ugly, but here’s a recap of Miami’s top fantasy players statistics from this past Sunday. There will be no surprise, studs, or duds, again this week since they were all duds.

Ryan Tannehill

If you thought Tannehill couldn’t be any worse than he was in Cincinnati, think again. On Sunday, Tannehill completed just 12-of-18 pass attempts for 191 yards, while also completing two passes to the Titans. Of course, Tannehill also spent much of the time on the ground with an offensive line unable to block anybody.

It was as ugly as ugly can get, but Tannehill will have an opportunity to bounce back against the Steelers, who are giving up over 300 yards passing per game. It’s likely Miami will be playing from behind this week so expect a lot more throws this week from Tannehill.

Week 5 Fantasy Points: 3.64

Jarvis Landry

Heading into the week, Landry was the only player in the league to record at least seven receptions in the first four weeks of play. Landry came nowhere near making it five in a row. With constant pressure on Tannehill all afternoon, the Titans were able to hold Landry in check. It’s the second year in a row the Titans have been able to hold Landry to just three catches. Landry totaled just 28 yards with those receptions, and included a two-yard rush.

Landry is typically Miami’s most consistent fantasy player, but even he felt the effects of Miami’s poor offensive showing. Juice is almost certain to get back on track in this week’s juicy matchup with Pittsburgh. He is the Dolphins best shot at moving the ball.

Week 5 Fantasy Points: Standard – 3.00, PPR – 6.00

Jay Ajayi

With Arian Foster still out, Ajayi got the start again. After averaging 5.5 yards per carry a week earlier against the Bengals, Ajayi received double digit touches for the first time this season. Ajayi rushed the ball 13 times, but could only manage 42 yards against the Titans tough run defense. He did find the endzone for the second time this season, but was not involved in the passing game.

Foster may return against Pittsburgh, sliding Ajayi to a backup position. The Steelers are also a good run defensive team so the matchup is not appealing for either player.

Week 5 Fantasy Points: 10.20

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