Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense27th72.2 (32nd)237.8 (12th)
Defense30th135.4 (27th)262.4 (26th)
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45Ahmed, Salvon RB5-1119612/29/1998RWashington
55Baker, Jerome OLB6-222512/25/19963Ohio State
15Bowden, Lynn WR5-1120410/14/1997RKentucky
22Breida, Matt RB5-101952/28/19954Georgia Southern
27Cox, Chandler FB6-12407/29/19962Auburn
70Davenport, Julie'n T6-73131/9/19954Bucknell
77Davis, Jesse T6-63109/15/19914Idaho
98Davis, Raekwon DT6-73308/21/1997RAlabama
63Deiter, Michael G6-63109/3/19962Wisconsin
49Eguavoen, Sam LB6-02362/22/19932Texas Tech
42Fejedelem, Clayton DB6-02056/2/19935Illinois
50Ferguson, Blake LS6-32314/21/1997RLSU
14Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222811/24/198216Harvard
75Flowers, Ereck G6-63434/25/19946Miami (FL)
84Ford, Isaiah WR6-22012/9/19963Virginia Tech
35Frazier, Kavon FS6-02208/11/19945Central Michigan
37Gaskin, Myles RB5-101942/15/19972Washington
88Gesicki, Mike TE6-625010/3/19953Penn State
19Grant, Jakeem WR5-717110/30/19925Texas Tech
51Grugier-Hill, Kamu OLB6-22235/16/19945Eastern Illinois
2Haack, Matt P6-02057/25/19944Arizona State
86Hollins, Mack WR6-42219/16/19934North Carolina
25Howard, Xavien CB6-11987/4/19935Baylor
34Howard, Jordan RB6-023211/2/19945Indiana
68Hunt, Robert T6-63238/25/1996RLouisiana
23Igbinoghene, Noah CB5-1119711/27/1999RAuburn
29Jones, Brandon FS6-01914/2/1998RTexas
24Jones, Byron CB6-12059/26/19926Connecticut
67Karras, Ted C6-43053/15/19935Illinois
66Kindley, Solomon G6-43397/31/1997RGeorgia
32Laird, Patrick RB6-02058/17/19952California
90Lawson, Shaq DE6-32676/17/19945Clemson
98Ledbetter, Jonathan DE6-42809/12/19972Georgia
28McCain, Bobby SS5-111928/18/19936Memphis
48Munson, Calvin LB6-024512/27/19942San Diego State
40Needham, Nik DB6-019311/4/19962UTEP
91Ogbah, Emmanuel DE6-427511/6/19935Oklahoma State
78Pankey, Adam T6-53062/2/19943West Virginia
11Parker, DeVante WR6-32111/20/19936Louisville
10Perry, Malcolm RB5-101754/19/1997RNavy
33Perry, Jamal CB5-1018910/23/19942Iowa State
44Roberts, Elandon OLB6-02384/22/19945Houston
21Rowe, Eric FS6-120510/3/19926Utah
7Sanders, Jason K5-1119511/16/19953New Mexico
80Shaheen, Adam TE6-725710/24/19944Ashland
92Sieler, Zach DE6-62979/7/19953Ferris State
81Smythe, Durham TE6-62608/9/19953Notre Dame
58Strowbridge, Jason DE6-52739/10/1996RNorth Carolina
1Tagovailoa, Tua QB6-02173/2/1998RAlabama
43Van Ginkel, Andrew OLB6-42427/1/19952Wisconsin
53Van Noy, Kyle MLB6-32503/26/19917BYU
94Wilkins, Christian DT6-431512/20/19952Clemson
18Williams, Preston WR6-52183/27/19972Colorado State
Injured Players
47Biegel, Vince (IR) LB6-32467/2/19934Wisconsin
30Brooks, Nate (IR) DB6-01929/5/19961North Texas
56Godchaux, Davon (IR) DT6-331111/11/19944LSU
61Hilland, Connor (IR) C6-42986/18/19951William & Mary
73Jackson, Austin (IR) T6-53258/11/1999RUSC
 Rolle, Rob (IR) DB6-11955/12/1996RVillanova
87Scott, Rashawn (IR) WR6-02031/29/19922Miami (FL)
Practice Squad
97Coe, Nick OLB6-52918/12/1997RAuburn
82Cole, Matt WR5-1019711/7/1996RMcKendree College
41Cole, Brian SAF6-22054/3/1997RMississippi State
 Davis, Javaris CB5-1018012/26/1996RAuburn
 Ellis, Tino DB6-119510/15/1997RMaryland
30Hayes, Tae CB5-91888/19/19972Appalachian State
36Holley, Nate DB6-020912/5/19941Kent State
71Johnson, Kylan LB6-223012/23/1996RPittsburgh
95Jones, Benito DT6-131611/27/1997ROle Miss
83Merritt, Kirk WR6-02081/5/1997RArkansas State
85Myarick, Chris TE6-525510/6/19951Temple
 Orzech, Matthew LS6-32454/12/19952Azusa Pacific
69Queiroz, Durval DT6-43308/27/19921No College
64Render, Tyshun DE6-42483/28/1997RMiddle Tenn.
17Sinnett, Reid QB6-42252/5/1997RSan Diego
46Tankersley, Cordrea CB6-120011/19/19933Clemson
Suspended Players
 Callaway, Antonio WR5-112001/9/19972Florida
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Position Listing
Mike Gesicki
Gesicki failed to secure either of his two targets during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Gesicki's total lack of involvement came, to the befuddlement of fantasy managers, on a day where fellow tight ends Adam Shaheen (3-51-1) and Durham Smythe (1-2-1) both got into the end zone. The third-year pro now has four games this season with 30 or less receiving yards compared to just two breakout performances (130 yards and a score Week 2 and 91 yards Week 5). Gesicki is quietly shaping up to be a boom-or-bust fantasy option, though it's also worth noting that the Dolphins never had to play catch-up during Sunday's blowout divisional win.

Malcolm Perry
Perry (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Perry avoided an injury designation for Week 5 after sitting out Thursday's practice with an illness, but he'll end up being a healthy scratch anyway. The 23-year-old has yet to suit up through five games this season.

Eric Rowe
Rowe recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and a pass defensed across 71 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Rowe led the Dolphins in tackles and played every defensive snap in the contest. The veteran safety now has 31 tackles on the season to go along with four passes defensed.

Jonathan Ledbetter
Ledbetter (ankle) cleared waivers Wednesday and was placed on the Dolphins' reserve/non-football injury list.

It's unclear if Ledbetter is still battling the ankle injury that landed him on injured reserve after the 2019 season opener. In any case, he's now reverted to the reserve list after being waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday.

Ankle - NFI-R for Week 9 at Arizona
Mack Hollins
Hollins played one snap on offense and 18 snaps on special teams during Week 17's win over the Patriots.

Hollins joined the Dolphins in Week 14, and he saw most of his usage with the team come on special teams. Across 12 games with the Eagles in 2019, Hollins caught 10 of 22 targets for 125 yards. In four contests with Miami, he failed to bring in his only target. The 26-year-old is under contract for 2020, but he'll need to spend the offseason competing for a roster spot.

Christian Wilkins
Wilkins recorded six tackles (five solo), one sack, two defended passes and one quarterback hit during Sunday's 21-11 loss to New England.

Wilkins was limited to just two sacks as a rookie in 2019, so it's encouraging to see him already getting off to a hot start Year 2. The second-year pro also matched his career-high tackle total during the Week 1 loss, so he'll be worth monitoring in IDP formats heading into a Week 2 tilt against the Bills.

Jesse Davis
Davis (arm) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Davis appears fully recovered from the arm injury he picked up Week 3 against the Cowboys. He's set to draw the start at left tackle versus Washington.

Kyle Van Noy
Van Noy (groin) won't suit up in Sunday's game against the Jets, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Van Noy was expected to sit out of Sunday's game after practicing in a limited capacity throughout the week. The good news for the Dolphins is that Shaq Lawson (knee) will be available for the contest at linebacker. Look for Lawson and Sam Eguavoen to handle starting duties at strongside linebacker for Sunday's game.

Reid Sinnett
The Buccaneers signed Sinnett to the practice squad Sunday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

The Buccaneers were hoping Sinnett would clear waivers so they could place him on the practice squad, as they gave him a $152,000 signing bonus in April. Sinnett will look to learn a few things from Tom Brady at practice this season.

Xavien Howard
Howard recorded one tackle, two defended passes and one interception during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Howard has now recorded one interception in each of his last four contests, tying Kendall Fuller for the league lead. He's also gone back-to-back games without allowing a catch on eight combined targets. As Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports, Howard leads the league with 16 interceptions since December 2017, despite having missed 15 games in that span. He'll look to continue solidifying his reputation as the league's top ball hawk versus the Rams in Week 8.

Isaiah Ford
Ford did not receive a single target during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.

Ford's 18 offensive snaps were a season low, but his involvement may have faded over the course of the game as Miami carried a three-possession lead into halftime. The 2017 seventh-round pick averaged 3.4 catches and 38.4 receiving yards per game Weeks 1 through 5, with his breakout performance coming by way of a seven-catch, 76-yard outing Sept. 20 against Buffalo. Emerging from the Week 7 bye, Ford will be catching passes from rookie Tua Tagovailoa in a matchup against the Rams' fourth-ranked pass defense.

Undisclosed - Commissioner's Exempt List
Connor Hilland
The Dolphins waived Hilland (undisclosed) from injured reserve, according to the NFL's Transaction page.

Hilland previously spent the 2018 season on the Dolphins' practice squad. When fully recovered from his undisclosed injury, the 24-year-old center may look for a depth role elsewhere.

Jason Sanders
Sanders converted his sole field-goal try and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Sanders remains perfect through six contests, having made all 15 of his field-goal attempts and each of his 13 extra-point tries. Not only does his 100 percent conversion rate lead the NFL, as Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald notes, but his 58 points scored is tied for third in the league. Granted, much of Sanders' damage came Week 4 and Week 5 when he accounted for ten combined field goals, but as long as he keeps up the trend of perfect accuracy, he'll warrant serious fantasy consideration.

Tino Ellis
Ellis (undisclosed) and the Saints agreed on an injury settlement Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction page.

Ellis reverted back to the team's injured reserve list after he was unclaimed on waivers. The Maryland product will look to get healthy then earn a spot on a roster elsewhere.

Tyshun Render
No Updates
Adam Pankey
Pankey was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Pankey was waived by the Packers on Monday but will now have a new opportunity in South Beach. The 25-year-old hasn't appeared in a game this season despite spending most of the campaign on Green Bay's 53-man roster.

Matt Breida
Breida registered 15 rushing yards on six carries, adding seven receiving yards on his two catches during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.

Breida once again deferred the lion's share of the running back workload to Myles Gaskin, who handled 75 percent of Miami's RB carries in Week 6. Gaskin has garnered an average of 16.5 rush attempts per game since Week 3, but Breida has gotten slightly more involved with 15 combined carries of his own the past two games against San Francisco and New York. He had averaged 4.5 carries per game on the season prior to that. Miami heads into its Week 7 bye before returning with Tua Tagovailoa as its starting quarterback Nov. 1 against the Rams.

Tae Hayes
The Dolphins promoted Hayes to the active roster from the practice squad Thursday.

Hayes will provide Miami with key cornerback depth against the Jaguars during Thursday Night Football with Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) out. He played a rotational role on defense down the stretch for the Dolphins last season.

DeVante Parker
Parker (groin) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Parker is coming off a Week 7 bye, so it's somewhat concerning to see that he isn't handling a full practice load. The 27-year-old has regularly had his reps capped on Wednesdays this year, on the one hand, but he was also forced out of the Dolphins' Week 6 win over the Jets due to a groin injury. In any case, as long as Parker is able to keep practicing on at least a limited basis there won't be real reason for concern about his availability against the Rams on Sunday.

Zach Sieler
Sieler is expected to start at outside linebacker Sunday against the 49ers following news that Shaq Lawson (shoulder) has been ruled out, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Sieler started one game for the Dolphins in 2019 and will make his second career start Sunday. The 2018 seventh-round pick has recorded eight tackles and a half sack through four games this season, and he'll be tasked with pressuring Jimmy Garoppolo in Sunday's matchup.

Chandler Cox
Cox did not record a carry during 13 games in 2019.

Cox was limited to contributing as a blocker on offense as a rookie, and he also played a small role on special teams. He's not a candidate to gain any fantasy value in 2020, as Cox will likely reprise a similar role in his sophomore season.

Preston Williams
Williams caught two of three targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

The Dolphins' passing game mostly went into the tank after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime, but Williams was able to cash in early to salvage his production. The second-year receiver has found the end zone in three of the last four games, and if the groin injury DeVante Parker suffered Sunday doesn't heal up over the team's Week 7 bye, Williams could find himself as Ryan Fitzpatrick's top option for a game or two.

Kamu Grugier-Hill
Grugier-Hill (hand) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The 26-year-old sustained the hand injury during the Week 6 win over the Jets, but he's good to go coming out of the bye week. Grugier-Hill should continue to work in a rotational role in Miami's linebacking corps.

Vince Biegel
The Dolphins placed Biegel (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Biegel is presumed to be done for the season after suffering a torn left Achilles during Tuesday's practice. The 27-year-old is coming off a career-best 2019 campaign, and he looked on track to build upon that performance with Miami in 2020 prior to becoming injured.

Achilles - Injured Reserve
Andrew Van Ginkel
Van Ginkel (concussion) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Coach Brian Flores said Monday that the 25-year-old was still in the concussion protocol, but he was able to practice with no limitations Wednesday. Van Ginkel sustained the concussion during the Week 6 win over the Jets, but it appears he won't miss any games due to the well-timed bye week.

Matthew Orzech
No Updates
Salvon Ahmed
Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game at San Francisco.

Ahmed was promoted from the practice squad Thursday but won't be suiting up for his first game with the team. Myles Gaskin, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird will serve as Miami's active running backs in Week 5.

Matt Cole
The Dolphins waived Cole on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins gave Cole a chance as an undrafted free agent from Division II McKendree (Ill.), but he didn't make the final roster. He flashed skill as both a receiver and returner in college, so perhaps the Dolphins can develop him on the practice squad.

Javaris Davis
Davis was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Dolphins cut quarterback Jake Rudock in a corresponding move. Davis was waived with a non-football injury designation during training camp but will now return to the team and provide depth in the defensive backfield.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
Jordan Howard
Howard (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

The veteran back, who signed a two-year, $9.75 million deal with Miami back in March, is thus a healthy scratch for the second consecutive week. As a result, Myles Gaskin and Matt Breida will head the Dolphins' Week 6 rushing attack, with Lynn Bowden and Patrick Laird in reserve.

Nate Brooks
Brooks (undisclosed) was removed from injured reserve with an injury settlement, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Brooks landed on injured reserve Sept. 6 with an undisclosed injury. In addition to the Dolphins, he's also appeared on the Cardinals and Patriots rosters.

Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
Ereck Flowers
The Dolphins activated Flowers (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Flowers either tested positive or was in close contact with someone who did. Either way, he's eligible to return to team facilities and start preparing for the 2020 season. The 26-year-old will aim to lock down the starting left guard position in training camp.

Adam Shaheen
Shaheen (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

The Dolphins are coming off a Week 7 bye, so Shaheen's appearance on the injury report comes as a surprise, considering he wasn't known to have been banged up in the aftermath of a Week 6 win over the Jets. The fact that Shaheen was on the field in some capacity should be taken as a positive sign, however, making it likely that he'll be cleared to play Sunday against the Rams. The 26-year-old has scored in back-to-back games, and he appears to have clearly usurped Durham Smythe on the depth chart at tight end, which was reflected in the Dolphins' decision to hand Shaheen a two-year contract extension earlier Wednesday.

Raekwon Davis
Davis (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jets, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Davis was forced off the field with less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. He had two tackles (one solo) before heading to the sideline. As long as the rookie second-round pick remains out, Christian Wilkins stands to handle an increased workload.

Clayton Fejedelem
Fejedelem (pectoral) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Fejedelem has missed three straight games due to a pectoral injury, but he now appears to be trending in the right direction for Sunday's game against Seattle. He'll handle a depth role at safety when ready to go.

Patrick Laird
Laird garnered 10 offensive snaps during Sunday's 43-17 win against the 49ers, though he did not register a carry .

With Miami carrying a 30-7 lead into the second half, the 25-year-old back saw a higher-than-usual level of involvement Week 5. In fact, Laird's 10 offensive snaps were more than the eight he had between Weeks 1 and 4 combined. Laird hasn't fielded an offensive touch since recording two receptions in the season opener against New England, but with a matchup against the Jets on the Week 6 docket, he may in line for some more playing time.

Ankle - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
Matt Haack
Haack has been tendered by the Dolphins as a restricted free agent, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Haack averaged career-best marks of 45 yards per punt and a net average of 41.1 in 2019. The improvement was enough for the team to keep him in Miami for at least another campaign.

Chris Myarick
Myarick was cut by the Dolphins on Saturday, Safid Deen and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel report.

Myarick failed to make the roster at tight end. The Dolphins' depth chart at the position consists of Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe and Adam Shaheen.

Nick Coe
No Updates
Tua Tagovailoa
The Dolphins have named Tagovailoa their starting quarterback moving forward, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The fifth overall pick of the 2020 draft, Tagovailoa made his long-awaited pro debut at the end of Sunday's 24-0 victory over the Jets, completing both of his passes for nine yards. While his stint of 2:27 on the field wasn't extensive, it was enough for coach Brian Flores to make the move from graybeard Ryan Fitzpatrick to Tagovailoa, whose college career came to a close last Nov. 16 when he suffered a dislocated and fractured right hip. Miami currently is in the midst of its bye week, so Tagovailoa's debut will have to wait until Nov. 1 against the Rams.

Jakeem Grant
Grant secured all four of his targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Grant led the Dolphins in terms of catches, and his 48 receiving yards were second only to tight end Adam Shaheen's 51. The speedster was also busy on special teams, returning one kickoff (23 yards) and six punts (83), to account for a team-high 154 all-purpose yards. Grant also hauled in one of Tua Tagovailoa's first two NFL completions, when he gained a first down late in the fourth quarter to seal the win for Miami.

Kirk Merritt
The Dolphins waived Merritt on Friday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

The undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State enjoyed impressive collegiate production with 153 receptions for 1,811 yards and 19 touchdowns over his final two seasons, but he couldn't secure a roster spot in Miami. If he clears waivers, the Dolphins intend to keep him on the practice squad.

Austin Jackson
The Dolphins placed Jackson (foot) on injured reserve Friday.

The rookie first-round pick will have to spend a minimum of three games on IR before retaking the field. Julien Davenport stands to slot in as Miami's starting left tackle as long as Jackson remains sidelined.

Foot - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 9
Cordrea Tankersley
Tankersley was activated off the reserve/COVID 19 list then waived by the Dolphins on Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

The 2017 third-round pick had a rough tenure in Miami, especially considering he spent all of the 2019 season rehabbing from a torn ACL. Tankersley has 36 tackles (26 solo) and seven pass breakups through 17 career games in the NFL.

Michael Deiter
No Updates
Brandon Jones
Jones had 10 tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.

Jones finished second on the team in terms of tackles, behind only Jerome Baker (16). The rookie third-round pick put forth a strong showing in his NFL debut, but fantasy managers will likely need to see more evidence before trusting him as a consistent option in IDP formats. Jones will look to keep up his momentum Week 2 against Buffalo.

Jason Strowbridge
Strowbridge (coach's decision) won't travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Strowbridge didn't pop up on the team's injury report, so this is likely a coach's decision to keep him home. The 24-year-old has yet to suit up in game action after he was selected in the fifth round in April's draft, and he'll have to wait another week to make his NFL debut.

Kylan Johnson
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
No Updates
Robert Hunt
No Updates
Shaq Lawson
Lawson (shoulder) will play in Sunday's game against the Jets, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

It was reported earlier Sunday that Lawson would be expected to play after managing a trio of limited practice sessions throughout the week, so this news is a positive sign for the team. With Kyle Van Noy (groin) missing Sunday's game, expect Lawson to draw a start, with Sam Eguavoen and Andrew Van Ginkel managing snaps at the other strongside linebacker position.

Brian Cole
The Vikings cut Cole on Wednesday.

The rookie seventh-round pick could be a candidate to resurface on Minnesota's practice squad if no other team pursues him. Cole played a hybrid linebacker/nickel role during his time at Mississippi State.

Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick has been replaced by Tua Tagovailoa as the Dolphins' starting quarterback, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Fitzpatrick has fared reasonably well this season, throwing for 300 yards in three games, tossing multiple touchdowns four times and throwing multiple picks on three occasions. Overall, his line is fair enough -- 70.5 percent passing, 1,535 yards and 10 touchdowns versus seven interceptions through six contests -- but after Tagovailoa got on the field in garbage time this past Sunday against the Jets, Miami will move forward with the fifth overall pick of the 2020 draft under center. The Tagovailoa era will begin Nov. 1 versus the Rams following the Dolphins' bye week.

Benito Jones
The Dolphins have activated Jones from their reserve/COVID-19 list.

Jones, who was signed by the team as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi back in April, will now look to secure a depth defensive tackle role with the Dolphins.

Antonio Callaway
Callaway (suspended) will be eligible to return to the field after the Dolphins have played seven games in 2020, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Callaway was handed a 10-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy last November, and he's subsequently had four games added, so his first chance to retake the field will come during Miami's matchup against the Rams in Week 8. The Dolphins are lacking for quality receiving depth, so Callaway, currently a member of the practice squad, could see opportunities to make an impact this season as long as he's able to avoid any further off-field issues.

Elandon Roberts
Roberts notched nine tackles (six solo) and one forced fumble during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Roberts only played 51 percent of defensive snaps, even with Shaq Lawson (hip) being forced out Sunday, but he managed to rack up serviceable IDP numbers even with limited playing time. He also had seven total tackles Week 3, and the Dolphins are set to face a run-heavy opponent at San Francisco in Week 5.

Elbow - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
Nik Needham
Needham notched 54 tackles (41 solo), one sack, 11 defended passes, two interceptions and one forced fumble across 12 games in 2019.

Needman was promoted from Miami's practice squad in mid-October, when injuries to the secondary thrust him into the starting lineup. The UTEP product never gave back the reigns, and he ultimately concluded the 2019 campaign as a regular starter at cornerback. He's under contract for 2020, but it's worth noting that the Dolphins are a realistic contender to add to the secondary in the offseason.

Blake Ferguson
The Dolphins activated Ferguson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.

Ferguson has been cleared to rejoin the active roster and return to practice. He'll face competition from Rex Sunahara for long-snapper reps.

Bobby McCain
McCain is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Seattle.

It's unclear when McCain picked up the knock, but he'll need to be cleared by the NFL's independent doctors before being allowed to return. As long as McCain is sidelined, look for Brandon Jones to take over as the team's starting free safety.

Durval Queiroz
Queiroz Neto signed with the Dolphins' practice squad.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported that the team waived Queiroz Neto on Saturday. The 27-year-old doesn't count against the practice squad's 10-player limit. Queiroz Neto was originally allocated to Miami through the International Player Pathway Program and made the switch from defensive tackle to offensive guard early in training camp.

Solomon Kindley
Kindley (foot) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Kindley was limited during Wednesday's practice with the foot issue, however, he appears ready for Week 5's game against the 49ers. The rookie out of Georgia is expected to assume his usual starting role as the team's right guard now that he's healthy.

Nate Holley
Holley signed a contract with the Dolphins on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Holley played last season for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, and he recorded 78 tackles over 18 games. The Kent State product played in a hybrid role between linebacker and safety, but he'll likely stick to a special-teams role if he makes the team in Miami.

Julie'n Davenport
Davenport (knee) returned to Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Davenport left the game briefly in the first quarter to get his knee checked out by the training staff, and was pronounced healthy to return. He'll slot back into his usual role at left tackle across the offensive line.

Noah Igbinoghene
Igbinoghene is starting in place of Byron Jones (groin/Achilles) for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Igbinoghene handled 93 percent of defensive snaps against the Bills in Week 2 after Jones was forced from the contest, so this news only officially confirms what was already expected. The rookie third-round pick will start across from Xavien Howard and work to contain a Jaguars' receiving corps that will be without DJ Chark (chest).

Davon Godchaux
The Dolphins placed Godchaux (biceps) on injured reserve Friday, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Godchaux underwent surgery Friday morning, per Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, and he still hopes to return down the stretch this season. The starting nose tackle is expected to carry a three-month recovery timeframe, which could leave the door open for a postseason return should Miami qualify for the playoffs.

Biceps - Injured Reserve. Expected Return - Week 17
Rob Rolle
Emmanuel Ogbah
Ogbah recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks across 53 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Ogbah was a menace on the field Sunday, including a sack that resulted in a 28-yard loss. He now has five sacks on the year including four in the past three games. He is only playing in around 65 percent of the defensive snaps this season but could see an uptick if his high level of play continues.

Jerome Baker
Baker had a team-high eight tackles (seven solo) during Sunday's 43-17 win over the 49ers. He also notched one sack and two quarterback hits.

After three relatively quiet games, Baker has finally strung together a performance somewhat resembling his game-wrecking Week 1 showing. The third-year linebacker hasn't yet proven the sort of consistency that would make him a high-end IDP asset, but Baker's upside nonetheless puts him in the conversation as an every-week fantasy option.

Ted Karras
Karras agreed Wednesday with the Dolphins on a one-year, $4 million contract, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

The retooling of the Dolphins' offensive line continues, with Karras -- a 2016 sixth-rounder -- now slated to start at center alongside guard Ereck Flowers, whom the team agreed to a deal with Tuesday. Karras, 27, made 20 starts over 60 appearances with the Patriots the past four seasons.

Myles Gaskin
Gaskin carried the ball 18 times for 91 yards and caught all four of his targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Both the 91 rushing yards and 126 scrimmage yards were career highs for the second-year back, as Miami spent much of the second half burning clock after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime. Gaskin has a firm hold on the No. 1 job in the Dolphins' backfield, and his role is unlikely to change following the team's Week 7 bye.

Knee - MCL - Out for Week 9 at Arizona. Expected Return - Week 12
Jamal Perry
Perry (shoulder) will compete for reps at slot cornerback during training camp, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Perry, who legally changed his last name from Wiltz in March, consistently lined up as a starter in the slot last season before suffering a shoulder injury Week 16. Entering training camp, he'll face stout competition at the position from rookie Noah Igbinoghene, in addition to holdover Nik Needham.

Foot - Questionable for Week 9 at Arizona
Lynn Bowden
Bowden did not garner a single rush attempt or target during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.

The third-round rookie fielded five offensive snaps against Gang Green, which is near his typical level of involvement. But Week 6 marked the first time in four appearances this season that Bowden went without a touch. He's been a peripheral contributor in his debut NFL season out of Kentucky, with four total rush attempts and just one reception, and he's expected to resume that role once Miami returns from its Week 7 bye to take on the Rams.

Kavon Frazier
Frazier (shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Frazier was held out of Sunday's loss to the Seahawks after stringing together a trio of limited practices, but it looks like he's now put his shoulder injury behind him. He looks on track to return as a special-teams contributor versus San Francisco in Week 5.

Byron Jones
Jones (groin/Achilles) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Jones appears on track for Sunday's contest in San Francisco after having missed back-to-back games. Barring any setbacks during Friday's practice, Jones stands to resume handling his usual starting workload across from Xavien Howard.

Sam Eguavoen
The Dolphins activated Eguavoen from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Eguavoen is already back on the roster after having been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. In the wake of Vince Biegel (Achilles) having been placed on injured reserve, Eguavoen could be a candidate to receive increased practice reps.

Calvin Munson
The Dolphins activated Munson (undisclosed) from the active/non-football injury list Sunday.

Munson's initial activity at training camp was delayed over a week due to his stay on the NFI list, but he's now earned clearance to take the practice field. He's competing for a depth role in Miami's linebacker corps.

Rashawn Scott
Scott (ankle) was waived with an injury settlement by the Dolphins on Thursday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Scott reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers at roster cutdowns. The severity of the ankle issue remains unclear, but the 26-year-old is now free to sign elsewhere.

Durham Smythe
Smythe secured one of two targets for a four-yard touchdown during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Smythe and fellow backup tight end Adam Shaheen (3-51-1) both got involved enough on offense to score Sunday, while Mike Gesicki was held without a catch on two targets. It's encouraging to see Smythe log a productive day after having missed Week 5 due to a knee injury, but he usually takes too large a percentage of his snaps as a blocker to warrant real fantasy consideration.