Underrated and Overrated Miami Dolphins Players Heading Into Fantasy Drafts

By Thomas Emerick
Ryan Tannehill
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The Miami Dolphins will debut their new-look starting lineup in meaningful action come September. How quarterback Ryan Tannehill develops in year two will have a massive ripple effect on the fantasy value for both sides of the ball.

(The following analysis is based on FantasyPros.com aggregate average draft position drawn from major websites. The first number in parenthesis is ADP overall in a non-PPR redraft format; the second is ADP by position. I am not saying these players will be terrible or amazing, just that I see them significantly outperforming or underperforming their fantasy value at the current ADP.)

Underrated: Ryan Tannehill (175, 25), Brian Hartline (155, 54)

Tannehill was a D-I college receiver until just a couple years ago and his ability to pick up yards on the ground is being discounted with the 25th-ranked ADP, behind the struggling statuesque likes of Sam Bradford and Philip Rivers. I would much rather go for Tannehill as my QB2 with the likes of Hartline coming on and other free-agent additions to bolster their pass attack.

Overrated: Dolphins Team Defense (215, 17), Mike Wallace (63, 23)

I like Wallace fine as a WR3 or flex in 12-teamers, but 23 is just a tad high for me. I think his field-stretching effect on opposing defenses coverage-wise will be far more valuable to Tannehill than his actual box score, and his best days with Big Ben will probably trump 2013. The Dolphins defense is probably set for some growing pains with so many new parts, and is a unit I am far more uncomfortable waiver-scooping midseason than actually draft. If this offense and Tannehill can build big leads and send the pass rush, then I like this unit far more.

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