The Miami Dolphins will look to improve their winning streak to four games against the Denver Broncos in Week 11. Tua Tagovailoa is undefeated as a starter and will hit the road to take on second-year signal-caller Drew Lock, who has lost four straight games.
Tua has had somer subpar game since pilfering the starting job from Ryan Fitzpatrick, but Miami hasn’t needed him to be spectacular to win games. The Dolphins have gotten solid production from backup running backs while Myles Gaskin has been on the IR and the defense has rallied to make some big plays. Miami is just one game back from the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East and might have a chance to catch the division leaders.
The Broncos have let Lock’s arm loose on the world since topping the New England Patriots in Week 5. While there have been some fun shootouts along the way, Denver is struggling. The Broncos’ aggressive aerial attack has shown us what Jerry Jeudy and other young pass catchers are capable of, but racking up yardage could be difficult against Byron Jones and Xavien Howard.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 22
Time: 4:05 p.m.
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Tua Tagovailoa, QB, $5,800
Tagovailoa is 3-0 as a starter and has five touchdowns passes with no interceptions. He doesn’t have the gaudiest stats, but he will be up against a Broncos defense that’s given up at least 31 points in four straight games. Miami’s defense has been on a roll and could help the rookie capitalize on great field position by forcing a few turnovers.
Salvon Ahmed, RB, $4,800
Ahmed played 28 snaps in Week 10 and logged 21 carries and one reception. He played less than 50 percent of the Dolphins’ total snaps but could get even more work now that he’s shown what he can do. No single Dolphins pass catcher is moving the needle, but Ahmed’s touch count from Sunday indicate that he could be an impact player again.
Drew Lock, QB, $5,400
Lock has attempted at least 40 passes in four straight games. He also ranks first in intended air yards per pass attempt (9.2), according to Pro Football Reference. Lock is a double-edged sword but can make your day when he has a ceiling game at this price point. He’s ambitious and has the potential to rack up tons of yardage on chunk plays.
Jerry Jeudy, WR, $5,300
Jeudy has amassed 32 targets in his last three games but remains fairly affordable. The rookie has become Denver’s WR1 and could return tons of value if stacked with Lock. You don’t sacrifice a ton of salary with these two and could benefit from their low rostership.