College: Alabama | Rookie
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 217 lbs
Birth Date: 3/2/1998
Depth Chart: QB.1
2020 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains the team's starting quarterback despite being benched in the fourth quarter in the Week 11 loss to the Broncos. "He's a talented player. He's a young player," Flores said. "He's a developing player. We have a lot of confidence in him. That's why he's the starter. He's got my full support. He's got the support of the coaching staff and the locker room." Tagovailoa was 11-for-20 for 83 yards with one touchdown and six sacks. He looked lost for long stretches, struggled with pressure and looked panicked in the pocket. The rookie from Alabama looked good at times in his previous three starts, but he hasn't been more than a low-end QB2 option in single-year formats to this point. Tagovailoa will have some more upside in Week 12, though, as he faces the winless Jets.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa played his worst game of his professional career in the Week 11 loss to the Denver Broncos. He completed 11 of 20 passing attempts for 83 yards and one touchdown before being benched in the fourth quarter. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick took over and immediately looked better than Tagovailoa. However, the Dolphins mentioned that Tagovailoa will be starting versus the New York Jets next week. That is a favorable matchup for him, but fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited after that horrendous outing we all just witnessed.
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed after Sunday's loss to the Broncos that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is the starter next week, even though he was benched on Sunday for Ryan Fitzpatrick. Tagovailoa hasn't put up consistently strong numbers in his brief time as an NFL starter but could be a solid streaming play against the Jets and their struggling defense in Week 12.
The Miami Dolphins have made a quarterback switch during Sunday's game against the Broncos, bringing Ryan Fitzpatrick in for Tua Tagovailoa. Tua took a hard hit on a sack and appeared to come down awkwardly on his ankle, which could explain the move. Or maybe, down multiple scores, the Dolphins want to play things safe with their potential franchise quarterback.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has looked solid over his last two starts. He has thrown five touchdowns without any interceptions during his short NFL career. Sadly, he has only surpassed the 200-yard mark for passing once during his three starts. The Dolphins are winning, but Tagovailoa isn't exactly an amazing fantasy option right now. He'll get a matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 11 who are fairly decent against the passing attack. Fantasy owners should expect Tagovailoa to get around his projection, but not much more than that in this one.
The Miami Dolphins signed defensive lineman Zach Sieler to a contract extension on Monday that will keep him with the team through the 2023 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sieler was a seventh-round pick out of Ferris State in 2018 by the Ravens, but he's stepped up for Miami's defensive line this year with 26 tackles (13 solo), eight QB hits and 1.5 sacks in nine games (three starts). The Dolphins offense is getting all the attention of late with rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa going 3-0 in his first three NFL starts, but their defense has really flown under the radar and has been extremely stingy.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa continued his winning ways against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10. He completed 15 of 25 passing attempts for 169 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. It wasn't exactly a great game by Tagovailoa passing the ball as the Chargers dropped two potential interceptions. He was a fairly average fantasy option and it will likely remain that way against the Denver Broncos next week.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a solid outing last week after a lackluster first career start in Week 8. Miami has handed Tagovailoa the keys to this offense and he looked sharp against the Arizona Cardinals. He completed 20 of 28 passing attempts for 248 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions in the win. He'll head into a matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers who have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. Although, the Chargers secondary has played better over the last few weeks. Fantasy owners can be hopeful that Tagovailoa can put together a similar performance to what he did last week.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had an underwhelming performance during his first career NFL start last week. However, he showed up to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. Tagovailoa completed 20 of 28 passing attempts for 248 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the win. He also added seven rushing attempts for 35 yards on the ground. It was a nice outing from Tagovailoa after a lackluster game the week prior. Fantasy owners can be hopeful that Tagovailoa can put together a similar performance against the Los Angeles Chargers next week.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be making his second career start versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 9. It was an underwhelming NFL debut for Tagovailoa in the victory over the Los Angeles Rams last week. He completed 12 of 22 passing attempts for 93 yards and one touchdown. It's unlikely that things get much better for Tagovailoa against a Cardinals Defense that has five interceptions over their last two games. It's best to sit Tagovailoa in most formats during Week 9.
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said the team isn't giving rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa an audition for the rest of the season in order to figure out whether they want to take another quarterback in next year's draft. Miami owns the Houston Texans' first- and second-round picks in the 2021 draft. Houston's first-round pick is projected to end up in the top 10, and next year's draft could feature several top-10 QB options. But the Dolphins are committed to Tagovailoa as their signal-caller of the future after taking him in the first round this year. The expectation is that he'll remain the starter for the rest of the year. Tagovailoa will take on the Cardinals in his second career start after a mediocre showing in the win over the Rams in Week 8. Tua has plenty of upside in his legs and left arm, but he'll be a low-end QB2 for fantasy managers this Sunday.
The Arizona Cardinals placed cornerback Byron Murphy and linebacker Devon Kennard on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. The Cardinals announced that two of their players tested positive over the weekend during their bye week, and now we know that it was Murphy and Kennard. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury isn't worried about the team having more positive COVID-19 tests throughout the week, and their Week 9 game scheduled against the Dolphins should be played this Sunday. However, the Cardinals Defense is unlikely to have Murphy or Kennard on the field against Miami and rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his first career NFL start against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 8. It was quite surprising that Miami made a change under center after the veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was playing well with the team. Regardless, Tagovailoa was able to lead his team to victory. Although, they didn't really win the game because of Tagovailoa. He completed 12 of 22 passing attempts for 93 yards and one touchdown in the win. This was not the type of performance fantasy owners were hopeful to get from Tagovailoa here. There is no reason to suggest things will get better against the Arizona Cardinals next week.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was surprisingly named the starter for the Week 8 matchup with the Los Angeles Rams. This is quite odd timing since the team is 3-3 and was playing well with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Regardless, Tagovailoa was always the future of the team. It's tough to predict what kind of value he'll have since he has only thrown two passes in his whole NFL career. The Rams are not exactly an easy team to pass against this season. Tagovailoa should have better value down the road, but this isn't the best matchup for him.
The Miami Dolphins are naming rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa their starting quarterback heading into their Week 7 bye week, according to a source. Veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick will now serve as the backup after Tagovailoa made his NFL debut in the blowout win over the Jets in Week 6. The rookie from Alabama completed both of his pass attempts for nine yards against New York. The biggest takeaway on Sunday was that he looked fully healthy, and the Dolphins are obviously confident that he's ready for the NFL stage as their starter. That'll come in Week 8 against a tough Rams Defense looking to bounce back after a loss to the division-rival 49ers. Tagovailoa has plenty of upside as a poised and accurate QB that can also use his legs, but he'll be a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues for his first career NFL start in two weeks.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut during the Week 6 victory over the New York Jets. Veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick started this game and threw three touchdowns during the 24-0 victory. However, the Dolphins decided to let Tagovailoa play during the fourth quarter when the game was clearly over. He completed both his passing attempts for nine yards. Fitzpatrick is expected to remain their starter for the Week 8 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams following their bye week. Fantasy owners will have to wait a little longer before Tagovailoa will be relevant in fantasy leagues.
The Miami Dolphins placed rookie first-round left tackle Austin Jackson (foot) on Injured Reserve on Friday, meaning that he'll have to miss at least three weeks and likely longer with a foot injury he suffered in the Week 4 loss to the Seahawks. Miami will also be without starting defensive end Shaq Lawson (shoulder) and tight end Durham Smythe (knee) this Sunday against the 49ers. Wide receiver Jakeem Grant (illness) is questionable with a non-COVID-19-related illness. Head coach Brian Flores said the team is looking for a "long-term replacement" for Jackson, indicating he'll be out much longer than three weeks. With Jackson out for a while, the Dolphins will want to be comfortable with their offensive line before they even think about giving rookie Tua Tagovailoa his first career start under center. Julien Davenport could be asked to take over at left tackle. Another option is moving starting right tackle Jesse Davis to the left side while inserting rookie second-rounder Robert Hunt at right tackle.
Miami Dolphins rookie first-round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 4 against the Seahawks. Tagovailoa is dealing with a non-COVID-19-related illness, but he's expected to be active as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup this weekend. The former Alabama star hasn't appeared in a game yet in his rookie season, but he appears to be past his hip ailment from last season and is just waiting in the wings for Fitzmagic to slip up and the Dolphins to give him his chance. That may not come for a while, which makes him only worth stashing in dynasty/keeper leagues for the time being. Fitzpatrick has a good matchup on his hands this Sunday against a Seattle secondary that has given up yardage in bunches through the air so far in 2020.
Miami Dolphins first-round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (hip), who fractured and dislocated his hip in college last November, was a full practice participant this week and will be ready and available for the season opener on Sunday against the Patriots. The rookie from Alabama will open the season as veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick's primary backup, but Tagovailoa could eventually take over in 2020 if Fitzpatrick struggles at all. Miami is content to slow play it with the 22-year-old, though, which makes him a tough sell as a bench stash in season-long leagues this year, depending on your league size. But make no mistake, Tagovailoa is the team's QB of the future and is an excellent stash in all dynasty/keeper leagues.
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores isn't expected to name an official starting quarterback soon, but it likely won't be rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, but instead 37-year-old veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. Offensive coordinator Chan Gailey came out of retirement this year and has worked with Fitzpatrick with the Jets and Bills previously. The 22-year-old fifth overall pick not starting in Week 1 wouldn't be an indictment on his health. "It's less a health thing with Tua, it's more, he's going to have to beat out Ryan Fitzpatrick," NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said. Tua is the QB of the future in Miami, but the Dolphins are taking a patient approach and want to make sure he develops fully. Fitzpatrick surprised with his play in 2019, but he'll have to continue producing in order to hold off Tagovailoa in 2020. Fitzpatrick is really only worth drafting in superflex leagues that allow you to start two QBs.