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Jaelan Phillips

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134 FPTS

RANK: 168





24 yrs


6'5'' / 263 lbs


Miami (Fla.)


Gets final year

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

Phillips (Achilles) had his fifth-year option exercised by the Dolphins on Monday.

Phillips is expected to be ready by Week 1, and it was previously reported by Marcel Louis-Jacques of, that picking up his option was the plan, according to general manager Chris Grier. The 2021 first-round selection was on pace to smash all his career-best totals before tearing his right Achilles in Week 12 and will now look to build off that going into 2024 with two years now left on his contract.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

2021 22 MIA 17 5 109 226th60319239100%10168.50001
2022 23 MIA 17 15 134 168th8362437895%202570011

Set for fifth-year option

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-17

The Dolphins plan to pick up the fifth-year contract option of Phillips (Achilles) before May's deadline, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN reports.

General manager Chris Grier said Tuesday that Miami intends to pick up the fifth-year options of both Phillips and Jaylen Waddle. A right Achilles tear limited Phillips to just eight games last season, but he's reportedly on track to be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 campaign. He's been one of the Dolphins' more impactful pass rushers over the past three seasons, and the team will be more in need of those talents than ever with Christian Wilkins having moved on to Las Vegas.

Expects to be ready for season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-13

Phillips said Saturday that he will "definitely be back healthy for the season," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Phillips tore his Achilles during Miami's win against the Jets on Nov. 24 and underwent surgery less than a week later. He recently indicated on social media that he is walking without a boot, and his comments Saturday lend further optimism about his ability to be ready to suit up in time for the start of the 2024 regular season. Phillips racked up 43 tackles (28 solo), including 6.5 sacks, and an interception over eight games before suffering the Achilles injury last year.

Walking without boot

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-07

Phillips (Achilles) announced Wednesday that he's now walking without a boot.

Phillips suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in the Dolphins' Black Friday win over the Jets back in November and is now over two months removed from surgery. He still has a long recovery, but Phillips is showing progress and has a realistic chance to be ready in time for Miami's 2024 opener in seven months.

Has season-ending surgery

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-29

Phillips (Achilles) had surgery Wednesday and will not play for the remainder of the season, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinelreports.

The 24-year-old pass rusher sustained his first major professional injury in Friday's win over the Jets. Up to this point in the season, Phillips has blossomed into one of the best young pass rushers in the league, recording 6.5 sacks in just 351 snaps this year compared to his seven sacks in 796 snaps last year. With Phillips sidelined, the Dolphins will rely on veteran Emmanuel Ogbah to fill his role on the defense as they strive to secure a top seed in the AFC.

Formally placed on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-28

The Dolphins placed Phillips (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday.

The move was merely a formality after Phillips suffered a season-ending torn Achilles in last Friday's win over the Jets. In a corresponding move, the Dolphins signed veteran edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul off New Orleans' practice squad. Phillips' 2023 is over, finishing with 6.5 sacks in eight contests.

Torn Achilles confirmed

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-25

An MRI Saturday confirmed Phillips suffered a torn Achilles in Friday's victory over the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Phillips had recorded one sack, three tackles behind the line of scrimmage and one pass deflected before exiting Friday's game with the injury. With his season now presumably over, a trip to injured reserve is the next step as he sets his sights on recovering for the 2024 season. Emmanuel Ogbah is the likely candidate to replace him on the edge going forward opposite Bradley Chubb.

Exits with Achilles injury Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-24

Phillips (Achilles) has been ruled out for the remainder of Friday's game against the Jets.

Phillips got injured in the second half after recording one sack and three tackles for loss among his four tackles (three solo). He added a pass defensed. Phillips' injury didn't look good and could lead to an extended absence, though confirmation on that front won't come until additional testing is performed to confirm the severity of the injury.

Snags first career interception

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-21

Phillips logged six total tackles (five solo), including two sacks and two tackles for loss, while also grabbing an interception in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Raiders.

Phillips was the only Dolphin to record a sack during Sunday's contest, and he's now just half a sack behind the team's leader in Bradley Chubb. The third-year edge rusher has dealt with some injuries this season, but he's still on pace to have the best year of his career. Through seven games, the Miami product has logged 39 total tackles, including 5.5 sacks and four tackles for loss. Expect Phillips to continue causing problems for opposing offenses for the remainder of the season.

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