Kickoff: Sunday, November 21st, at 1:00 PM EST
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Betting Odds: MIA -3, 45 total via Oddsshark
Tua Tagovailoa (Start, QB2)
Healthy enough to backup Jacoby Brissett in Week 10, but not start, Tua Tagovailoa ended up coming into the game when Brissett injured his knee. Tua didn’t do that much in his return to action, yet the Dolphins upset the Ravens on the strength of their defense. On Monday, HC Brian Flores declared Tua the starter this week against the lowly Jets, and it’s a prime spot for him to post a sufficient fantasy stat line as he was Weeks 6-8.
Myles Gaskin (Start if you must, RB2)
Let’s face it, even without much competition behind him (the likes of Salvon Ahmed and Patrick Laird), Myles Gaskin has not been a productive RB this season. He’s turned 100 total carries into 344 yards on the ground and one score. His pass-game work has been hit or miss, but still remains to be his strength out of the backfield. With Tagovailoa back under center and the Jets on tap, perhaps this is a game where Gaskin can be worthy of a spot in your lineup. With the likes of Darrell Henderson, Melvin Gordon III, and Javonte Williams all on their BYE this week, you could do worse.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Jaylen Waddle (Start, WR2), Albert Wilson (Sit), Isaiah Ford (Sit), Mike Gesicki (Start, TE1)
Having seen just six targets, his lowest since Week 4 where he had four, Jaylen Waddle still had four catches for 61 yards against the Ravens, good for double-digit points in PPR formats. As the Miami WR1, you’ll want to see more scoring opportunities, and they could come this week against a Jets defense that just allowed the likes of Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis to combine for 11 receptions on 16 targets for 267 yards and a touchdown; Diggs being the scorer. Surely, Waddle will be happy to have his former college QB back as well. Despite unexpected production out of Albert Wilson and Isaiah Ford last week against Baltimore, both don’t hold weekly fantasy relevancy at this time.
Don’t fret, Mike Gesicki managers. Despite somehow laying a goose-egg on seven targets against the Ravens, Gesicki can easily get back on track as the next top receiving option (paired with Waddle) against New York. All season with DeVante Parker injured, Gesicki has essentially operated as a WR2 for Miami. The targets are there, and will continue to be there, and just like Tua & Gaskin, the Jets are the perfect chance to bounce back.
New York Jets
Joe Flacco (Sit)
Let’s pour one out for the Mike White era. The hype came to a screeching halt against Buffalo last week, where he completed 24 of 44 passes for 251 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions. For the few weeks he’s been under center for New York, he’s at least proved he can be a serviceable backup for this team. News broke Wednesday morning that Zach Wilson is not ready to return to action from his knee sprain, calling concern for the true severity of the injury in itself. And it’s not White getting another start, but instead, Joe Flacco. Mr. Elite is being called in on the basis that he has ‘experience against the blitz’ that the Dolphins defense brings. In other words, the team likely wants to justify spending a 6th round draft pick on him just a few weeks ago.
Michael Carter (Start, RB2), Ty Johnson (Sit), Tevin Coleman (Sit)
On a team with very few bright spots, rookie back Michael Carter is one of them. He’s been a reliable option in PPR formats since Week 4, having outperformed summer darling Ty Johnson each week. Albeit game-script impacted, Carter rushed for a touchdown on 16 carries for 39 yards, and caught four balls for 43 yards against a Bills defense that had given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs on the season entering the game. The Dolphins are not a very favorable matchup for him either, but you can continue to roll Carter out there and hope Flacco can at the least, get him the ball quickly out of the backfield.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Corey Davis (Start if you must, WR3), Elijah Moore (Start, WR3), Ryan Griffin (Sit)
Somehow, Flacco may actually be decent for the Jets receivers? Another bright spot aside Carter is a fellow rookie in Elijah Moore. He’s posted double-digit fantasy points in full-PPR formats the last four games, and has three touchdowns in the last two games. Granted, Corey Davis returned to action this week after a hip injury sidelined him for two games, but he has not been the WR1 the Jets signed him to be in free agency. Both receivers can be started if you must, but again, they’ll have Flacco throwing them the ball. Ryan Griffin is essentially the only TE left on the Jets roster, but he holds no fantasy relevancy.
-Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)