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Tua
Tagovailoa (#1)

QB - Miami Dolphins

Age 23
Exp 2nd Season
HT/WT 6'0" / 217 LBS
Bye 7
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Weekly Projections
2020 Season Projections
Updated: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 5:33 PM
2020 Keeper/Dynasty Rankings
Updated: Saturday, April 17, 2021 5:36 PM
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2020 Stats
GAME PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
Week OPP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
1 @NE 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 BUF 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
3 @JAX 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
4 SEA 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
5 @SF 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
6 NYJ 85.4 2 2 100.0 9.0 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
8 LAR 80.3 12 22 54.5 93.0 4.2 1 0 1 2 0 0.0 2 0 1 1
9 @ARI 122.3 20 28 71.4 248.0 8.9 2 0 3 7 35 5.0 17 0 0 0
10 LAC 106.9 15 25 60.0 169.0 6.8 2 0 0 6 -1 -0.2 2 0 0 0
11 @DEN 81.9 11 20 55.0 83.0 4.2 1 0 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 @NYJ 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 CIN 97.8 26 39 66.7 296.0 7.6 1 0 0 3 3 1.0 4 0 0 0
14 KC 83.3 28 48 58.3 316.0 6.6 2 1 4 6 24 4.0 9 1 0 0
15 NE 73.4 20 26 76.9 145.0 5.6 0 1 2 3 9 3.0 5 2 0 0
16 @LV 99.4 17 22 77.3 94.0 4.3 1 0 3 3 11 3.7 7 0 0 0
17 @BUF 62.5 35 58 60.3 361.0 6.2 1 3 1 6 28 4.7 16 0 0 0
Career Stats
SEASON PASSING RUSHING FUMBLES
YEAR GP RATING CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SACKS ATT YDS Y/A LG TD TOT LOST
2020 10 87.1 186 290 64.1 1,814.0 6.3 11 5 20 36 109 3.0 17 3 1 1
Preseason player profiles are written in July and do not reflect in-season updates.
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Dolphins Expect Improvement From Tua Tagovailoa

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Miami Dolphins star cornerback Byron Jones said that the team expects a big leap from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his sophomore season after he disappointed in his rookie year in 2020. "His contributions to the team have been great so far, but we're looking for even something better this year. It's exciting. I can't wait to see him work his magic," Jones said. Tagovailoa started nine games after being taken fifth overall in the draft, completing 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,814 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. The rookie was hesitant to throw into tight windows and was benched twice in favor of veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is now in Washington. Despite the ups and downs, Miami remains invested in the young QB and will ride or die with him in 2021. The 23-year-old is still a fine dynasty/keeper asset, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in redraft leagues.

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Tua Tagovailoa The Starter Heading Into 2021

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Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be the team's starting QB in 2021. The fifth overall pick in this year's draft, Tagovailoa wasn't all that impressive in his rookie season. The 22-year-old was benched in the Week 16 loss to the Raiders and would've been the backup in Week 17 had veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick not contracted COVID-19. Tagovailoa threw for 361 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Bills in the regular season finale, but he also threw a season-high three interceptions. He finished with 1,814 yards on 290 pass attempts (6.3 yards per attempt) for 11 touchdowns and five picks. Tagovailoa also ran the ball 36 times for 109 yards and three scores in 10 games (nine starts). There's certainly room for improvement, but he'll be more of a QB2 with upside heading into his sophomore campaign.

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Tua Tagovailoa Holds Low-End QB2 Value

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was benched last week in the win over the Las Vegas Raiders. Despite that, the rookie quarterback will draw the start for the Week 17 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. A secondary that has held their last two opponents to less than 200 passing yards. Tagovailoa has struggled to find consistency, so he should be considered a low-end QB2 for this week.

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Tua Tagovailoa Benched In Win

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was benched during the final minutes of the Week 16 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. He completed 17 of 22 passing attempts for 94 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions before getting pulled. Tagovailoa was completing passes, but wasn't able to create any momentum on offense. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick came in and pulled off his FitzMagic. He was able to help secure the victory, but Tagovailoa has been named the starter for next week versus the Buffalo Bills. Tagovailoa will be a low-end QB2 for that matchup.

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Tua Tagovailoa Named Starter For Week 17

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was named the team's starting quarterback for Week 17 following his benching in the comeback win over the Raiders. Tagovailoa completed 17 of 22 passes, though he averaged just 4.3 yards per attempt and threw for only 94 yards in an underwhelming effort, before giving way to Ryan Fitzpatrick, who led the team to victory. Head coach Brian Flores used a baseball analogy to describe the situation, saying that he'll go to the reliever out of the bullpen if he has to. Tagovailoa is an unappealing DFS option against the Bills in Week 17.

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Tua Tagovailoa A Possible Streaming Choice

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa came back down to Earth last week, but managed the game well enough to pull off the victory. However, Tagovailoa should have more fantasy value versus the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 16. A defense that has allowed multiple touchdown passes in five straight games. Although, it should be noted that many of the Dolphins weapons on offense are banged up. It might be difficult for Tagovailoa to have success if his best options end up sitting out. He could be a possible streaming option, assuming the team is somewhat healthy.

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Tua Tagovailoa Rushes For Two Touchdowns

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa didn't do much damage through the air during the Week 15 win over the New England Patriots. To be fair, Tagovailoa had limited weapons with most of his main receivers unable to suit up. He completed 20 of 26 passing attempts for 145 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Most of his fantasy value came from his three rushing attempts for nine yards and two touchdowns. Tagovailoa did what he could with limited weapons, but should bounce back nicely against the Las Vegas Raiders next week.

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Tua Tagovailoa Has Mid-Range QB2 Value

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa surpassed the 300-yard mark in a single game for the first time in his career last week. He looked fairly comfortable passing against a surprisingly decent pass defense in the Kansas City Chiefs. Sadly, Tagovailoa won't have great fantasy appeal heading into his Week 15 matchup with the New England Patriots. A defense that has allowed the third-fewest amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Tagovailoa should be considered a mid-range QB2 for this game.

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Tua Tagovailoa Throws Over 300 Yards

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was firing the ball through the air all game long against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14. He completed 28 of 48 passing attempts for 316 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the loss. He also added six rushing attempts for 24 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Tagovailoa was limited in terms of weapons in this one, but found a way to still throw for over 300 yards. It was an impressive outing by the rookie despite the close loss. He'll be a mid-range QB2 versus the New England Patriots next week.

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Tua Tagovailoa Could Be A Streaming Option

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is coming off a fairly strong performance against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He completed 26 of 39 passing attempts for 296 yards and one touchdown in the win. It wasn't exactly a dream game for fantasy owners, but Tagovailoa did throw for a career-high 296 yards, which is great to see. The rookie quarterback will have an intriguing matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14. He'll be a high-end QB2 and a possible streaming option for this one.

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Tua Tagovailoa Throws For Nearly 300 Yards

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was in danger of sitting out during the Week 13 matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. Luckily, he played and performed well in this contest. He completed 26 of 39 passing attempts for 296 yards with one touchdown in the win. The first half was a struggle for Tagovailoa, but he was able to turn it around after that. He'll be a decent streaming option against the Kansas City Chiefs next week, which should be an interesting matchup.

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Tua Tagovailoa Expected To Start In Week 13

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is officially active for the Week 13 contest against the Bengals. He's expected to be the starter over Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tua's the future in Miami, but this offense does play better with Fitzpatrick under center. His return lowers the fantasy ceiling for the Miami pass catchers, and even in a solid matchup, it's hard to see a reason for fantasy managers to treat Tagovailoa as more than a low-end QB2 play.

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Tua Tagovailoa Expected To Return In Week 13 As Starter

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is expected to be active and start against the Bengals in Week 13. Tagovailoa missed last week's contest after jamming his thumb against a helmet during practice, though he was back taking the first-team reps in the lead up to Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Tagovailoa is more game-manager than anything, as evidenced by his failure to hit the 250-yard passing mark in any of his starts, though he has thrown for multiple touchdowns in two of them. DeVante Parker and Mike Gesicki should remain in lineups, though their respective ceilings were probably higher with the gunslinging Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Tagovailoa should be looked at as a low-end QB2 against the Bengals.

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Tua Tagovailoa On Track To Start Sunday

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) appears to be on track to play in Week 13 against the Bengals. Tagovailoa's agent, Leigh Steinberg, said that he is flying to the game in Miami to watch the rookie play. There is optimism that Tagovailoa will play, but a representative of his has been at every game so far this year. The 22-year-old jammed his left thumb on a helmet in practice last week and sat out of the Week 12 win over the Jets. Tagovailoa has mostly been a game manager in his four starts and was benched late in the fourth quarter of his last start against the Broncos in Week 11. He has six touchdowns to zero interceptions, but he hasn't thrown for more than 248 yards and has been sacked 10 times, including six times against the Broncos. The Bengals have allowed 22 passing touchdowns this year (tied for sixth-most), so Tagovailoa will have a chance to rebound this Sunday. Fantasy managers should be treating him as a low-end QB2, though.

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Tua Tagovailoa Listed As Questionable

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Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores didn't reveal who the starting quarterback would be on Friday for Week 13 against the Bengals, and rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is officially listed as questionable after being limited in practice. The Dolphins will likely make a final decision on the starting job on Sunday morning. However, Tagovailoa didn't seem confident in his throwing thumb earlier this week after missing the Week 12 contest. Miami would like the rookie to play in a great matchup against Cincinnati to get his confidence back up after being benched in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos, but they won't risk his health in order to do so. If he returns to action, he'll be a low-end QB2 with some upside, while veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick would be in consideration as a QB2 streamer if he makes his second straight start.

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Tua Tagovailoa A Risky Option Versus Bengals

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was limited during Thursday's practice, so it's unclear if he'll suit up versus the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13. He sat out last week in the victory over the New York Jets, but it sounds like it's a 50/50 chance right now. This would be a favorable matchup for Tagovailoa, but he hasn't shown much fantasy value through his first few starts. Most fantasy owners should probably play it safe and use someone else unless you're that desperate. Head coach Brian Flores is unlikely to announce the starter until Sunday.

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Tua Tagovailoa To Be Game-Time Decision Sunday

Injuries

Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) will be a game-time decision in Week 13 against the Bengals. "He was limited in practice. We'll take it one day at a time. Both quarterbacks practiced yesterday. We'll see how he progresses throughout the week and make a decision on Sunday," Flores said. Tagovailoa remains the starter when healthy, but he was held out of action in Week 12 with the thumb injured that he suffered in practice. The 22-year-old has looked more like a game manager in his first four starts than a fantasy stud, so he'll be an unattractive low-end QB2 if he plays against Cincinnati at less than 100 percent. Ryan Fitzpatrick would be a QB2 streamer in superflex leagues if he makes a second straight start in a very nice matchup.

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Tua Tagovailoa At Practice Wednesday

Injuries

Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) took part in the portion of practice open to the media on Wednesday and was wearing black tape around his left wrist and lower part of his left thumb. Tagovailoa missed the Week 12 win over the Jets after jamming his thumb in practice last week. Miami is being cautious with their franchise QB, but it looks like he has a good chance to return to action in Week 13 against the Bengals. Cincinnati's defense has allowed 22 passing touchdowns (tied for sixth-most), but Tagovailoa was benched late in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos and hasn't thrown for over 248 yards in any of his four starts so far. If the Alabama product plays this weekend, expect the Dolphins to take as much off his plate as possible in the winnable matchup. He won't be a smart play as a streamer in single-QB leagues.

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Brian Flores Reiterates Tua Tagovailoa Is Starter When Healthy

Injuries

The Miami Dolphins turned to veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to help them beat the Jets on Sunday due to the thumb injury sustained by Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) earlier in the week. After Fitzpatrick was removed from the starting gig earlier this year, and in light of his strong performance Sunday, head coach Brian Flores was asked whether he had reconsidered who would be the team's starting signal caller down the stretch; his answer was that when healthy, Tagovailoa undisputedly would be under center. There is a chance that Tagovailoa is able to be cleared in time ahead of a Week 13 matchup against Cincinnati, although how effective he is remains to be seen. Fitzpatrick and Tagovailoa represent DFS contrarian plays rather than season-long assets, although fantasy managers will want to check back throughout the week to see how the practice reps are divided.

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Tua Tagovailoa Was Close To Being Ready In Week 12

Injuries

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) was inactive for the team's Week 12 game against the New York Jets due to a thumb injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick went on to make the start in his place. After the game, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores stated that Tagovailoa was close to being ready for the game before the decision was made to go with Fitzpatrick and make Tagovailoa inactive. Flores added that the team will monitor how Tagovailoa does in practice this week to determine his status for Week 13. It certainly sounds likely that Tagovailoa will be back under center next week.

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