The Arizona Cardinals announced on Sept. 29 that they will be without defensive lineman Darnell Dockett for the first time in 131 consecutive games. Here is what fantasy football owners need to know about the Dolphins vs. Cardinals Week 4 matchup.
Kevin Kolb – Kolb lost his starting job to John Skelton before the season started but became the starter against after Skelton was injured. Skelton is still injured and Kolb hopes to pick up another win for the undefeated Cardinals. He hasn’t thrown in INT all season and is a low-tier starter based on his low yardage totals.
Ryan Williams – Beanie Wells is now on the partial season IR, which means Ryan Williams gets a chance to prove he is deserving as the starting running back. He had 83 yards in his first extended action in Week 3, but should not be counted on until he proves himself more. He is a felx player this week at best.
Larry Fitzgerald/Andre Roberts – Because of the low passing yards of Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald has struggled. However, he broke out in Week 3 with nine catches, 114 yards and a touchdown. If this is a return to form for Fitzgerald, he is an easy No. 1 receiver. Andre Roberts has two touchdowns on the year, but is a third receiver at best this week.
Jeff King – Todd Heap is out with an injury, so Jeff King gets the start. King is not a viable fantasy option and should remain benched in all leagues.
Ryan Tannehill – Ryan Tannehill has not played well in 2012, averaging 205 passing yards a game, with four interceptions and only one touchdown pass. His only good fantasy week was when he ran in a touchdown in Week 2. He is a future project but doesn’t look like he is even worth a keeper spot right now.
Reggie Bush – Reggie Bush is doing whatever he can to help Miami contend, with 302 rushing yards and two touchdowns in three games. He is questionable this week with a knee injury but said he plans to play. Against the undefeated Cardinals, the Dolphins need him, but he might not be worth the risk.
Davone Bess/Legadu Naanee – Davone Bess is the best option at receiver, but is a reserve or a low-end flex player in Week 4. Legadu Naanee is a starter who has not caught a pass yet this season and should not even be on a fantasy roster at this point.
Anthony Fasano – The best friend of a young quarterback is a tight end, and Fasano has ten receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. He is a low-end option and is fine if you’re starting tight end has a bad matchup. Otherwise, keep this entire Dolphins team out of your fantasy lineups.
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