Fantasy Player Projections

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QBMatt Moore

Matt Moore

215 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Moore threw for 131 yards and a touchdown in place of rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee, thigh) against the Jets. Even if Moore plays in Week 9, fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

QBRyan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

0 pass yards

The rookie quarterback suffered a bone bruise on his knee and a deep thigh bruise against the Jets. Matt Moore played well in his place, and depending on the injury, Moore might have to start in Week 9. Even when healthy, Tannehill is still just a fantasy backup.

RBReggie Bush

Reggie Bush

95 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Bush had a relatively disappointing game against the Jets in Week 8, rushing for 59 yards, but the Colts are giving up more than 135 rushing yards per game. So keep Bush in your fantasy lineup for Week 9.

RBDaniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas

22 rush yards, rush TD

Thomas rushed for his third touchdown of the season in Week 8, and the Dolphins continue to give him goal-line action. Consider him as a flex option in Week 9 against a porous Colts rush defense.

WRBrian Hartline

Brian Hartline

3 rec, 42 yards, rec TD

It's becoming clear that we were all duped by Hartline's franchise-record 253 receiving yards in Week 4. He caught four passes for 41 yards in Week 8, and he's a fantasy reserve in most weeks now.

WRDavone Bess

Davone Bess

4 rec, 45 yards

For the third week in a row, Bess' fantasy production has declined from the previous week. Cut him free if you still have him in non-PPR leagues. He still hasn't caught a touchdown pass in seven games.

TEAnthony Fasano

Anthony Fasano

3 rec, 35 yards

While Fasano caught just one pass against the Jets, he made it count, scoring his third touchdown of the season. Still, you should have better fantasy options at tight end in Week 9.

KDan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

3 PATs, FG

Carpenter had his best fantasy game of the season in Week 8 against the Jets, with three field goals and three extra points. Despite the big week, Carpenter still ranks as one of the worst fantasy kickers this season, with just 10 field goals and 16 extra points.


INT, 2 Sacks

The Dolphins broke out with a big week against the Jets, scoring on a blocked punt and holding the Jets to just nine points. This unit also registered four sacks and is now a nice sleeper pick against the Colts in Week 9.

QBAndrew Luck

Andrew Luck

260 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Luck came just three yards short of his third 300-yard game of the season in an overtime win against the Titans. He did throw a game-winning touchdown pass, but he has just one touchdown in his past three games. The Dolphins allow passing yards, but not many touchdowns.

RBDonald Brown

Donald Brown

45 rush yards, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Brown rebounded from knee surgery to rush for 80 yards at Tennessee in Week 8. The Colts mostly split the touches between Brown and rookie Vick Ballard, which could be an indicator of what they'll do in coming weeks.

RBVick Ballard

Vick Ballard

40 rush yards, 1 rec, 11 rec yards

The rookie running back rushed for 55 yards and caught the game-winning touchdown pass against the Titans in Week 8. With Donald Brown (knee) back in action, Ballard will be fighting for touches from here on out.

WRReggie Wayne

Reggie Wayne

7 rec, 85 yards, rec TD

Wayne caught seven passes for 91 yards at Tennessee in Week 8. He has just two touchdowns this season, but he has 31 catches for 463 yards in his past four games. He remains a very good WR2 in most formats.

WRDonnie Avery

Donnie Avery

4 rec, 55 yards

Avery caught four passes against the Titans, and he now has 12 catches for 148 yards in his past three games. The Dolphins are not strong against the pass, but they don't allow many passing touchdowns either.

TEDwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

4 rec, 35 yards

Allen, the Colts' other rookie tight end, caught four passes for 56 yards (second on the team behind Reggie Wayne) in Week 8. He's seeing more targets than tight end Coby Fleener, but fantasy owners should still find better alternatives for Week 9.

TECoby Fleener

Coby Fleener

3 rec, 25 yards

For the second week in a row, Fleener caught two passes from quarterback Andrew Luck. He still doesn't have a touchdown catch, and there are plenty of better fantasy options at tight end for Week 9.

KAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

PAT, 2 FGs

Vinatieri was good on two out of three field goal and one extra point at Tennessee in Week 8. He just doesn't see enough scoring opportunities each week to warrant starting in most leagues.


INT, Sack

The Colts allowed just 13 points and 348 total yards against the Titans in Week 8. With two more sacks, they now have 15 on the season. While the Dolphins don't have a superb offense, they should still play well enough to make starting the Colts an unwise decision.
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