5'10'' / 182 lbs
Waddle (concussion) is slated to practice in full Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Louis-Jacques adds that depending on how Wednesday's session goes, Waddle could potentially clear the NFL's concussion protocol afterward. With that in mind, Waddle -- who was inactive in Week 3 -- appears to be trending in the right direction as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 NE||Outdoor 91°||17.7||20th||3.54||-3.0||46.5||5||4||69||1||17.3||10||8||0%||2||1||0||16%||18%||0%||83%|
|2 @BAL||Outdoor 77°||40.1||3rd||3.65||3.5||43.5||19||11||171||2||15.5||8||8||15%||6||2||1||38%||23%||0%||77%|
|3 BUF||Outdoor 90°||15.1||28th||3.02||4.5||54.5||6||4||102||0||25.5||22||4||0%||3||2||0||30%||9%||0%||91%|
|4 @CIN||Outdoor 63°||5.9||61st||2.95||4.0||47.5||5||2||39||0||19.5||10||10||0%||2||1||0||14%||16%||0%||84%|
|5 @NYJ||Outdoor 57°||5.3||76th||1.77||-3.0||44.5||4||3||23||0||7.7||4||4||0%||1||0||0||13%||18%||0%||82%|
|6 MIN||Outdoor 85°||16.9||14th||2.82||3.5||45.5||10||6||129||0||21.5||10||11||14%||5||2||0||22%||33%||0%||64%|
|7 PIT||Outdoor 78°||12.8||26th||3.20||-7.0||44.5||5||4||88||0||22.0||13||9||0%||4||3||0||14%||6%||0%||92%|
|8 @DET||Dome 53°||30.6||4th||3.83||-4.0||50.5||9||8||106||2||13.3||11||2||11%||5||1||0||27%||29%||0%||65%|
|9 @CHI||Outdoor 58°||19.5||6th||3.90||-4.0||44.5||7||5||85||1||17.0||14||3||17%||5||1||0||24%||18%||0%||82%|
|10 CLE||Outdoor 85°||10.6||38th||2.65||-3.5||48.5||5||4||66||0||16.5||13||3||0%||3||1||0||15%||12%||0%||88%|
|12 HOU||Outdoor 84°||13.5||31st||2.70||-14.0||45.5||10||5||85||0||17.0||15||2||29%||4||2||0||26%||23%||0%||77%|
|13 @SF||Outdoor 38°||1.9||97th||1.90||5.0||46.5||5||1||9||0||9.0||8||1||0%||0||0||0||15%||8%||0%||92%|
|14 @LAC||Outdoor 57°||5.1||69th||2.55||-3.5||52.5||4||2||31||0||15.5||7||9||0%||2||0||0||17%||23%||0%||77%|
|15 @BUF||Outdoor 29°||20.4||10th||6.80||7.0||42.5||7||3||114||1||38.0||22||16||0%||3||2||1||23%||15%||0%||85%|
|16 GB||Outdoor 45°||25.3||5th||5.06||-3.5||49.5||6||5||143||1||28.6||12||17||0%||4||2||1||25%||11%||0%||87%|
|17 @NE||Outdoor 53°||8.2||36th||2.73||3.0||42.5||5||3||52||0||17.3||10||8||0%||3||1||0||13%||22%||0%||78%|
|18 NYJ||Outdoor 75°||10.3||36th||1.72||-3.5||38.5||5||5||44||0||8.8||6||3||0%||2||0||0||19%||25%||0%||76%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Waddle remains in concussion protocol Monday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Mike McDaniel sounded optimistic about Waddle's progress Monday, but the wide receiver's status is unchanged after he sat out Sunday's historic 70-20 win over the Broncos. Miami proved it can get by just fine without him, but the Dolphins would still welcome Waddle back with open arms for the team's pivotal clash with the AFC East rival Bills on Sunday. In order to play, Waddle would first have to clear the NFL's five-step concussion protocol.
Waddle (concussion), who has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Broncos, but he's experienced no setbacks in his recovery from the brain injury and is said to be progressing well, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
Waddle entered the concussion protocol after taking a hit to the head from Patriots linebacker Marte Mapu in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's win. He made enough progress through the five-step protocol to practice in a limited fashion Friday, and though he was initially listed as questionable for the Week 3 matchup, the Dolphins downgraded him to out Saturday. Wolfe's report suggests that Waddle's downgrade in status likely wasn't the result of the receiver having his concussion symptoms resurface; instead, he may just need more time to gain clearance from an independent neurologist. Though recovery timelines for concussions can often be volatile, at this stage, Waddle seems to have a good chance at being ready to suit up for the Dolphins in their Week 4 matchup with the Bills next Sunday. Depth wideouts Braxton Berrios and River Cracraft are expected to step into expanded roles on offense behind No. 1 receiver Tyreek Hill this weekend against the Broncos while Waddle is sidelined.
Waddle (concussion) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Waddle was unable to pass the five-step concussion protocol, so expect River Cracraft and Braxton Berrios to see more playing time. The Dolphins also called up Robbie Chosen from the practice squad and it's possible the speedster could also be used as the Dolphins attempt to get by without their stud receiver.
Waddle (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos after being a limited participant in practice Friday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
Waddle has yet to pass the NFL's five-step concussion protocol since taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the fourth quarter of Miami's 24-17 Week 2 win over New England, but Friday's limited participation was a step in the right direction, as it marked the first time Waddle has practiced in any capacity since getting hurt. The 24-year-old wide receiver will need to clear the concussion in protocol in order to be eligible to play Sunday. If Waddle's unable to suit up, some combination of Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft, Erik Ezukanma and Cedrick Wilson will be used to fill the void opposite Tyreek Hill at wide receiver.
Coach Mike McDaniel said Friday that Waddle remains in the concussion protocol but will practice in some capacity, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Waddle is making tangible progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, but he will need to attain full clearance in order to suit up for Sunday's contest against the Broncos. Based on his return to practice Friday, though, Waddle has at least a chance to be back on the field Week 3. If he can't go versus Denver, Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft and Erik Ezukanma will see added opportunities behind Tyreek Hill.
Waddle (concussion) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Waddle didn't practice Wednesday either, but he still has time to progress through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's game against the Broncos. What the wideout is able to do Friday will thus be telling with regard to his chances of playing in Week 3, but if Waddle doesn't gain clearance to suit up, added opportunities behind Tyreek Hill would be available for Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft and Erik Ezukanma.
Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday "I'm not really worried about the timeline" of Waddle (concussion) progressing through the NFL's five-step protocol for brain injuries, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
"I'm more worried about [Waddle] getting right," McDaniel continued. Waddle didn't practice Wednesday but did participate in team stretches, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. He will have two more chances to take the practice field before receiving a game designation for Sunday's matchup against the Broncos, but for now it seems truly up-in-the-air as to whether Waddle will fully clear the concussion protocol in time to play Week 3. If he can't go, there will be an opportunity for Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft and Erik Ezukanma to step up behind Tyreek Hill.
Waddle (concussion) isn't practicing Wednesday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Waddle entered concussion protocol toward the end of Sunday's 24-17 win over the Patriots. He'll have two more chances to practice before the Dolphins host the Broncos this Sunday, with his status looming especially large given Miami's lack of pass-catching depth behind the tremendous duo of Waddle and Tyreek Hill.