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Miami Dolphins
Georgia Dome | Sunday, September 13 | 1:00 p.m. EST (CBS)
Pick: Falcons 24, Dolphins 20
Atlanta Falcons
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBChad Pennington
190 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
The Wildcat takes the ball out of his hands, and look for the Dolphins to run more than a few plays out of that formation. This is a rough play against a tough D in the noisy dome.
RBRonnie Brown
4 rec, 55 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TD
The Dolphins are looking to get him more involved in the passing game, so his numbers should be more steady from week to week.
RBRicky Williams
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 40 rush yards
Barring a big play out of the Wildcat, Williams is a sketchy play from week to week this season.
WRTed Ginn Jr.
4 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
There will be better days ahead for this blossoming talent, but he gets held in check here. Miami likes to get him involved in the running game at times, so he might pop one.
WRDavone Bess
5 rec, 60 yards
Bess should be a nice sleeper this season working out of the slot. He's a better pikcup than Greg Camarillo.
WRGreg Camarillo
1 rec, 10 yards
He's a possession receiver who should bring some modest production every week, but he gets held in check here as the Dolphins struggle to stay on the field.
TEAnthony Fasano
2 rec, 15 yards
He's one of Pennington's favorite targets, especially in the red zone. Look out for him during bye weeks as you seek a backup tight end.
KDan Carpenter
2 PATs, 2 FGs
He can hit from long distance, so he's not a bad play in any given week. You'll want to avoid the infield dirt at Landshark Stadium though later in September.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
The Dolphins should be improved on defense from last season, but the Falcons have too many weapons and too much balance for this to be a wise play this week.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Ryan
300 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
The second-year pro will have a big opener, thanks to some big plays out of play-action.
RBMichael Turner
110 rush yards, 1 rush TD
The Dolphins will hold him in check for the most part, but he'll taste the end zone at least once.
RBJerious Norwood
4 rec, 60 rec yards, 30 rush yards
He's a little banged up but expect him to play. With the Dolphins focused on Turner, Norwood will hurt them in the passing game.
WRRoddy White
6 rec, 120 yards, 2 TD
The Dolphins have some inexperience in the secondary, and that is going to cost them against this explosive Falcons wideout.
WRMichael Jenkins
2 rec, 35 yards
With White and Tony Gonzalez competing for targets, it'll be slim pickings.
WRBrian Finneran
1 rec, 20 yards
See above. Not enough footballs to go around to get him involved.
TETony Gonzalez
6 rec, 65 yards
The Hall of Famer has a solid debut with the Falcons. There will be better days ahead for his fantasy owners.
KJason Elam
3 PATs, 1 FG
Success in the red zone means few chances for this veteran kicker.
Defense
4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 Fumble
Pennington isn't the most mobile of quarterbacks, so expect them to get to him a handful of times.
 
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