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Jaylen Waddle

#2 WR,

Dolphins

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ACTUAL 2022

259 FPTS

RANK: 8

2023 SEASON

247 FPTS

RANK: 11

AGE

24 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

5'10'' / 182 lbs

COLLEGE

Alabama

SEASONGPFPTSRANKTARGETRECPTREYDRETDREAVE
20231624711th128831194714.4
2022172598th117751,356818.1
3yr Ave1624710th140104101569.76

Signs lucrative extension

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-30

Waddle signed a three-year, $84.75 million contract extension with the Dolphins on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The deal includes $76 million guaranteed.

Waddle is now one of the top five highest-paid receivers in the NFL. The 2021 first-round pick has been dominant since entering the league, ripping off three straight seasons with 1,000-plus yards, including a 2022 campaign where he produced 1,356 yards and eight touchdowns across 17 games. The 25-year-old battled injuries last season but is fully healthy ahead of the 2024 campaign. Waddle is still the clear No. 2 receiver behind Tyreek Hill, but there's clearly room for both players to produce as the fastest receiving duo in the league.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

17.7
40.1
15.1
5.9
5.3
16.9
12.8
30.6
19.5
10.6
13.5
1.9
5.1
20.4
25.3
8.2
10.3

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKTARGETSPREADO/UTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
1 NE Outdoor 91° 17.7 20th 3.54-3.046.55469117.31080%21016%18%0%83%
2 @BAL Outdoor 77° 40.1 3rd 3.653.543.51911171215.58815%62138%23%0%77%
3 BUF Outdoor 90° 15.1 28th 3.024.554.564102025.52240%32030%9%0%91%
4 @CIN Outdoor 63° 5.9 61st 2.954.047.55239019.510100%21014%16%0%84%
5 @NYJ Outdoor 57° 5.3 76th 1.77-3.044.5432307.7440%10013%18%0%82%
6 MIN Outdoor 85° 16.9 14th 2.823.545.5106129021.5101114%52022%33%0%64%
7 PIT Outdoor 78° 12.8 26th 3.20-7.044.55488022.01390%43014%6%0%92%
8 @DET Dome 53° 30.6 4th 3.83-4.050.598106213.311211%51027%29%0%65%
9 @CHI Outdoor 58° 19.5 6th 3.90-4.044.57585117.014317%51024%18%0%82%
10 CLE Outdoor 85° 10.6 38th 2.65-3.548.55466016.51330%31015%12%0%88%
12 HOU Outdoor 84° 13.5 31st 2.70-14.045.510585017.015229%42026%23%0%77%
13 @SF Outdoor 38° 1.9 97th 1.905.046.551909.0810%00015%8%0%92%
14 @LAC Outdoor 57° 5.1 69th 2.55-3.552.54231015.5790%20017%23%0%77%
15 @BUF Outdoor 29° 20.4 10th 6.807.042.573114138.022160%32123%15%0%85%
16 GB Outdoor 45° 25.3 5th 5.06-3.549.565143128.612170%42125%11%0%87%
17 @NE Outdoor 53° 8.2 36th 2.733.042.55352017.31080%31013%22%0%78%
18 NYJ Outdoor 75° 10.3 36th 1.72-3.538.5554408.8630%20019%25%0%76%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMTOUCHRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVEAIRYACDROP10+20+50+
Home Outdoor 16 160.92.0648th7.35.5810.314.69.15.56%3.11.10.1
Away Outdoor 14 141.01.7465th7.64.4590.513.67.75.912%2.40.70.1
Away Dome 3 38.22.1631st11.310.0851.08.55.13.43%3.00.70.0

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKTRGTRECYDTDAVGAIRYACDROP10+20+50+SHARESLOTTIGHTWIDE
2021 23 MIA 16 16 246 13th1401041,01569.8647%398123%54%0%45%
2022 24 MIA 17 17 259 8th117751,356818.11179%5421321%19%0%80%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Miami picks up fifth-year option

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-29

The Dolphins officially exercised Waddle's fifth-year option Monday.

Miami has made no secret of plans to pick up Waddle's fifth-year option this offseason, and the move is now official prior to Thursday's deadline. That keeps the third-year standout under contract for two more seasons, and provides the Dolphins more time to negotiate a long-term deal with Waddle. The team added depth to the wideout room in the form of late-round rookies Malik Washington and Tahj Washington during the 2024 NFL Draft, but Waddle and Tyreek Hill remain the clear top targets for Tua Tagovailoa, with incumbents Braxton Berrios and River Cracraft available to split No. 3 duties.

Fifth-year option to be exercised

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-16

General manager Chris Grier said Tuesday that he expects the Dolphins to pick up Waddle's fifth-year option, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

The Dolphins have consistently stated a desire to come to terms with Waddle on a long-term contract, and Grier specifically dismissed trade rumors earlier this offseason. The third-year pro has recorded three straight 1,000-yard seasons to begin his career, becoming the first wideout to do so in franchise history, and there's little question of his value as a No. 2 read behind Tyreek Hill. Picking up Waddle's fifth-year option will keep him under contract with the Dolphins for two more seasons.

Wanted long-term in Miami

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-28

General manager Chris Grier said Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Dolphins have "no thoughts of trading [Waddle]," Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Grier dismissed recent rumors of Waddle being a trade candidate for Miami, saying "he'll be around here for a long time." Teammate Tyreek Hill recently weighed in on Twitter to shoot down discourse about such a trade, as did Waddle himself, so it's unsurprising to see the Dolphins' top brass take a similar stance. The third-year pro recently became the first wideout in Miami's history to record three straight 1,000 yard seasons, posting a 72-1,014-4 receiving line across 14 regular-season games in 2023. Waddle has one more year on his rookie deal, plus a potential fifth-year option, giving the Dolphins plenty of time to negotiate a long-term contract.

Quiet finish to season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Waddle (ankle) brought in two of five targets for 31 yards and rushed once for nine yards in the Dolphins' 26-7 wild-card loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Waddle was able to suit up after putting in three limited practices during the week following a two-game absence to close out the regular season. However, as his final numbers indicate, the third-year pro wasn't able to make any appreciable impact in the frigid temperatures. The disappointing conclusion to a once promising season aside, Waddle once again thrived as an ideal complement to Tyreek Hill in 2023, posting a 72-1,014-4 line over 104 targets -- his third 1,000-yard tally in as many NFL campaigns -- and adding three carries for 12 yards across 14 games. With Waddle heading into the final year of his contract in 2024, the potential for an extension for the 2021 first-round pick figures to be the subject of plenty of discussion this offseason.

Back in action Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Waddle (ankle) is listed as active for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Chiefs.

Waddle, who has missed two straight games due to a high-ankle sprain, logged limited listings Tuesday through Thursday before being deemed questionable for Saturday's contest. With his availability confirmed, Waddle is in line to reclaim a key role in Miami's passing offense in the absence of any in-game setbacks or limitations alongside fellow starting wideout Tyreek Hill. The duo will have to contend with frigid playing conditions in Kansas City, a variable that has a chance to hamper the upside of the Dolphins' passing attack in the team's postseason opener.

Questionable for playoff opener

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-11

Waddle (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Chiefs.

Waddle has missed two straight games with a high-ankle sprain, but the wideout's limited practice listings Tuesday through Thursday give him a chance to return to action for Miami's postseason opener. If Waddle is deemed active for Saturday's 8 p.m. ET kickoff, he'll be in a position to reclaim a key role in his team's passing offense alongside fellow starting wideout Tyreek Hill in frigid playing conditions in Kansas City. In 14 games prior to missing time with the ankle injury, Waddle recorded a 72-1,014-4 receiving line on 104 targets. Per Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com, head coach Mike McDaniel said Thursday that Waddle hasn't experienced any setbacks this week, while expressing his optimism about the pass catcher's chances of returning to action this weekend.

Still listed as limited

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-10

Waddle (ankle) was listed as limited in Wednesday's walk-through, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Waddle was also listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, so unless he logs a 'full' listing Thursday he figures to approach Saturday's wild-card game in Kansas City with an injury designation. Waddle has missed two straight games with a high-ankle sprain, but earlier this week coach Mike McDaniel expressed his optimism about the wideout's chances of returning to action this weekend, according to Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network.

Gauged as limited participant

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-09

Waddle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The Dolphins didn't hold an actual practice Tuesday, but if they had, Waddle would have been able to match his activity from Friday. The wideout was sidelined for a second straight game in this past Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Bills, but the Dolphins are optimistic Waddle will be back in action for Saturday's wild-card game in Kansas City.

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