Complete Week 8 Projections

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     
PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
1. Mike Wallace, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1427393012.753330117
2014 Projections1337698613.054310131
2014 Outlook: Twenty-seven million. That's the guaranteed dollar figure on Wallace's contract. The primary purpose of Miami's splashy signing last offseason was to give QB Ryan Tannehill a much-needed deep threat. To be sure, Wallace didn't lack for stretch vertical opportunities in 2013 (32 such targets, fourth in the NFL), but quantity didn't lead to productivity in this case. He ranked 30th among receivers with 30 fantasy points on stretch vertical passes. Don't hope for anything better than flex-level production from Wallace until he and Tannehill start converting those downfield chances into more points.
2. Lamar Miller, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1777094.0226170085
2014 Projections1154704.1321191082
2014 Outlook: Being good isn't only about speed. Miller is a straight-ahead, 4.4 flash at 216 pounds, but he had only four rushes of 20 yards or more last season -- and he fumbled one of them away. The reason we didn't endorse Miller as a no-doubt fantasy starter last year involved his lack of physicality, and now the Dolphins know the real story too. That's why they brought in Knowshon Moreno on a one-year deal and will likely lean on him. To be sure, Moreno is an injury risk, and Miller still has some room to grow. But don't slate Miller as a starter on your fantasy squad.
3. Knowshon Moreno*, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics24110384.310605483220
2014 Projections1807103.95312401129
2014 Outlook: Moreno was fantasy's No. 5 RB last season. But that was in Denver, where Peyton Manning scares defenses into spreading out. Incredibly, 192 of Moreno's 241 carries in 2013 came with six men or fewer in the box. That won't be the case in Miami, where the offensive line has been rebuilt and Ryan Tannehill is under center. Moreno is a tough guy with good pass-blocking instincts, but knee injuries have sapped his explosiveness, and it's hard to trust his ability to consistently make yardage on his own. Though he's penciled in as the Dolphins' starter, Moreno is no better than a fantasy flex.
4. Brian Hartline, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics13476101613.44000117
2014 Projections1005978613.3200088
2014 Outlook: For the second consecutive year, Hartline posted more than 70 catches and 1,000 yards. He also bested highly touted teammate Mike Wallace in catches and yards despite being targeted eight fewer times. His 130 targets tied for 19th among WRs and placed him just ahead of Anquan Boldin, DeSean Jackson, Jordy Nelson and Victor Cruz. So why isn't Hartline ranked higher? Since 2012, he's been held under 100 yards in 27 of his 32 games and has only 5 TDs.
5. Charles Clay, Mia TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1036975911.067151113
2014 Projections946167311.05617096
2014 Outlook: After Dustin Keller went down in the preseason with a catastrophic knee injury, Clay, a third-year halfback/fullback, was forced into action as Miami's primary tight end. And what a revelation he turned out to be. Clay isn't a factor as a run blocker and he's not a burner or a total athletic freak, but he has soft hands and is a reliable safety valve for a young QB (Ryan Tannehill) who often needs one. Add it all up and Clay finished among the top 10 TEs in targets (101), catches (69), yards (759) and touchdowns (6) last season, and he even saw the occasional carry from the Dolphins' backfield. Clay won't win you weeks, but he's an acceptable fantasy starter.
6. Damien Williams, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics----------------
2014 Projections000.000000
7. Jarvis Landry, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections633647613.2200059
8. LaMichael James, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics12594.9021606
2014 Projections000.000000
9. Daniel Thomas, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1094063.741563274
2014 Projections003.600000
10. Brandon Gibson*, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics443032610.9300048
2014 Projections0000.000000
11. Dion Sims, Mia TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics106325.310006
2014 Projections0000.000000
12. Rishard Matthews, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics644144810.9200053
2014 Projections0000.000000
13. Arthur Lynch*, Mia TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections0000.000000
14. Mike Gillislee*, Mia RBYEARRUSHYDSAVGTDRECYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics6213.500002
2014 Projections000.000000
15. Dustin Keller, Mia TEYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics0000.000000
2014 Projections------------------