Jaylen Waddle of the Miami Dolphins runs onto the field before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on October 16, 2022.
Jaylen Waddle is ACTIVE for Week 7 vs. Steelers.
The Dolphins released their list of players who won’t play in Week 7, and Jaylen Waddle is one of the players who will play. We explain what it all means.
The Miami Dolphins released their list of players who won’t play in Week 7, and Jaylen Waddle is officially AVAILABLE for their game against the Steelers. This week, Waddle was listed as “questionable” because he hurt his shoulder. He wasn’t able to practice much all week.
This is big news for Miami, because Waddle is one of the NFL’s fastest players in the open field. The Steelers have had a hard time keeping up with other teams’ wide receivers, and Waddle adds to that problem. Waddle is officially going to play in this game, which is good news for fantasy managers who were counting on him. We’ll see how much damage he can do, since Miami’s quarterback situation is still a little unclear, but it looks like Tua Tagovailoa will get the start.
DraftKings Sportsbook says that the Dolphins are the favorite by 7.5 points, and the total is set at 44.5.
Waddle is now officially active
Waddle’s (shoulder) practice time was limited all week, so he was marked as “questionable.” There hasn’t been much worry about Waddle’s health, and coach Mike McDaniel said on Wednesday that Waddle will play on Sunday night against the Steelers. So, that’s it, right?
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It ought to be. When one of your players is listed as “questionable” for a prime-time game, it’s always scary and annoying. Waddle doesn’t seem to be too much of a worry, and as long as he’s playing, you have to start him. Waddle has been a big-play threat in almost every game this year and will benefit from Tua Tagovailoa’s return. Three times, he’s gone over 100 yards, and once he did it without Tagovailoa.
WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS:
If Waddle is suddenly benched, Trent Sherfield would likely get a lot more targets and would be worth a flex spot in deep leagues because of the great matchup. Dante Pettis, Nelson Agholor, DeVante Parker, and Tyquan Thornton are some other players who could be moved to prime time.