Ranking the top five fantasy football players on the Miami Dolphins Roster for the 2010-11 NFL season.
1. Brandon Marshall WR
Many fantasy “analysts” thinks Marshall will experience a drop-off in Miami’s run-oriented offense. He’s ranked as the 5th best receiver according to ESPN, and 9th best according to Yahoo. The Dolphins ran as much as they did because Tedd Ginn was their biggest playmaker at receiver! They didn’t have a weapon of Marshall’s caliber in the passing game. He is going to be targeted around ten times per game and will get his numbers, especially in the red zone.
Projected Stats: 92 REC, 1300 YDS, 13 TD
Draft: Rounds 2-3
2. Ronnie Brown RB
If only Brown could stay healthy. He will always be an injury risk, having missed 19 games over the last four years. When he plays he is productive and is reportedly going to be 100% recovered from his foot fracture by the start of the season. Draft with caution and be sure to get his backup, Ricky Williams.
Projected Stats: 1100 YDS, 7 TD
Draft: Rounds 4-6
3. Chad Henne QB
With the addition of Marshall, Henne will have his best year as a pro. There isn’t a weakness on the Miami offense, which will bode well for the third-year signal caller. If Henne improves his short accuracy and decision making, he is in for a huge year. He should finish statistically among the top third quarterbacks next year.
Projected Stats: 3400 YDS, 26 TD, 16 INT
Draft: Rounds 7-10
4. Ricky Williams RB
Williams stepped up in a big way when Brown went down last year, finishing the season with 1127 yards and 11 touchdowns. He is going to get 8-10 carries a game at least and would be a great number three back on your fantasy squad, which the potential to deliver a similar impact as last year if Brown were to go down.
Projected Stats: 700 YDS, 7 TD
Draft: Rounds 5-8
5. Brian Hartline WR
Hartline should be one of the main beneficiaries of Marshall’s arrival. He is going to be one of the Dolphins best deep threats this year with Tedd Ginn’s departure and should have plenty of opportunities to make plays down the field.
Projected Stats: 44 REC, 700 YDS, 3 TD
Draft: Rounds 9-11
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