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Jaylen Waddle no longer on injury report for Week 1 vs. Patriots

We break down news that Jaylen Waddle has lower body soft tissue injury. What it means for Week 1 and beyond.

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September 9 update: The Dolphins receivers will be at full strength, as Waddle has been removed from the injury report.

September 8 update: Waddle was upgraded to a full participant in practice Thursday. He’ll play against the Patriots this week.

September 7, late update: Despite shedding the leg brace, the Dolphins’ first official injury report listed Waddle as a limited participant in practice due to his quad injury, per Hal Habib.

September 7, early update: Waddle was at practice today without a leg sleeve, per ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques. He had been wearing the leg sleeve throughout the summer. At this point, he is expected to suit up for Week 1.

September 5th update: Waddle returned to practice on Monday, per Adam Schefter. There doesn’t appear to be any doubt he will play this week against the Patriots, who he scored twice against last season.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is supposed to be part of a new dynamic duo on South Beach with Tyreek Hill. But the former first-round pick hasn’t practiced in several weeks with a “soft-tissue” injury. However, recent reports suggest that the injury isn’t as serious as it might appear. The Dolphins will open the season against the New England Patriots.

Fantasy football implications

Waddle and Hill will be getting the lion’s share of the targets from Tua Tagovalioa in the passing game. If McDaniel is that confident that Waddle will suit up, then he is a good start in most leagues. As a rookie, Waddle had 104 catches for 1,015 yards and six touchdowns. With Hill on the roster, Waddle should have much more space to operate and will likely be the beneficiary of the double teams that Hill will occasionally receive.