The 6-foot-6 Freeman went 14-for-31 for 205 yards with 3 TD and 1 INT in his first pro start in the Bucs’ upset win over the Pack. He’s a super prospect and the future of the franchise that’s going to have some growing pains going forward. Freeman is a good waiver wire pickup and not the worst choice in leagues with a flex option against the Dolphins’ 28th-ranked pass defense.
Williams carried 16 times for 56 yards against the Packers. The Cadillac has a pretty low resale value, having not reached 100 yards once this year and only scoring 2 TD. He has three games with less than 10 yards. He’s No. 3 RB option, at best, against the Dolphins sixth-ranked run defense.
Michael Clayton may have garnered George Clooney his third Oscar nomination, but with only 1 catch against the Pack and just 12 on the year, he’s about as effective out there as Danny Ocean’s parole officer. Do not start.
Bryant sat out against the Pack after making 2 catches for 51 yards against the Pats in London. In the four starts before he got hurt, he was averaging almost 50 yards a game with 2 TD. He shouldn’t be started in any fantasy league, but is worth stashing on the bench while you see how he clicks with the new QB.
He had a good game against the Pack, making 4 catches for 57 yards with 1 TD. Winslow has 35 catches and 5 TD on the season -- both top 10 among TE. He’s a recommendation to start against the Dolphins’ often-hapless pass defense.
Henne was OK against the Pats, going 19-for-34 with 219 yards and neither a TD nor an INT. He’s an efficient game manager that’s going to be relied on to not screw up and let his RBs control the time of possession. With only 4 TD and 3 INT on the year, he’s a poor option even against the Bucs.
Ranking 12th in the NFL in rushing yards, and fourth in rushing TDs (7), Ronnie Brown only gained 48 yards on 15 carries against New England. He did help his owners out by throwing for a TD. Despite being held under 50 yards in his last three games -- and the fact that he splits carries with Ricky Williams -- Brown’s a high-end No. 2 fantasy RB option against the 30th-ranked Tampa rush defense.
Ricky has proved himself effective and very willing to share the rock. Williams rushed the ball 7 times for 33 yards and 1 TD against the Pats, his second worst yardage output on the year. He also had 1 catch for 3 yards. He has 6 TDs on the year and is a low-end No. 2 fantasy RB against the Bucs.
We be-Ginn this tale two weeks ago, when Camarillo replaced Ted Ginn in the starting lineup. He had a nice game last week (5 catches, 71 yards) indicating that he won’t be giving up his starting spot easily. He’s still not a fantasy option, with only 25 catches and 0 TD on the year.
Bess had 6 catches for 56 yards against the Pats. It was his first game with over 20 receiving yards since September. That stat should remind you of one of many fundamental truths in this world: Never get involved in a land war in Asia, don’t go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line, and never start a Dolphins wideout.
He had 1 catch for 20 yards against the Pats. He has 14 catches for 113 yards on the year. That’s like 3 quarters of a Dallas Clark game. He‘s scored a single TD on the year and remains an inadvisable start under any circumstances.
Ol’ Carpie’s hit 11-for-12 on the year, including a 1-for-1 against the Jets -- a 52-yarder. He merits a look because of his strong leg and the fact that he hasn’t missed a kick since Week 2. That said, he’s only a middle-of-the-road option because he doesn’t get that many attempts.
This Dolphins unit’ ranks 22nd in YPG and 26th in PPG after giving up 27 pts and 432 yards to the Pats. They are not a recommended start against a Tampa offense that was firing on all cylinders against Green Bay.