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Tua Tagovailoa

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231 FPTS

RANK: 15


340 FPTS

RANK: 12


25 yrs


6'1'' / 217 lbs



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Spearheads record-setting win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-24

Tagovailoa completed 23 of 26 passes for 309 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Dolphins' 70-20 win over the Broncos on Sunday.

Tagovailoa's name will be at the helm of a performance that will go down in the annals of NFL history, even as the Raheem Mostert-De'Von Achane duo accounted for five total rushing touchdowns. However, part of the backfield tandem's success came in conjunction with Tagovailoa, who hit Achane for a no-look four-yard shovel scoring pass early in the second quarter and a 10-yard touchdown strike on the first play of the final period, while also connecting with Mostert for a 19-yard touchdown throw late in the third. Tagovailoa's first touchdown of the day went to Tyreek Hill and covered 54 yards in the first quarter, and the fourth-year signal-caller finished the first half a perfect 16-for-16 through the air. Through three contests, both the 2020 first-round pick and the offense as a whole look to be in complete mastery of head coach Mike McDaniel's creative system ahead of a marquee Week 4 road matchup against the Bills next Sunday.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
1 NE Outdoor 91° 14.8 21st -3.046.533232701069.7104.4200773%40%42%64%21%9%
2 @BAL Outdoor 77° 38.9 2nd 3.543.550364696272.0124.1110778%100%39%74%16%10%
3 BUF Outdoor 90° 11.4 24th 4.554.518131861072.2123.81001178%100%40%56%22%22%
4 @CIN Outdoor 63° 2.4 34th 4.047.51481100157.152.7000864%0%47%71%14%14%
7 PIT Outdoor 78° 15.9 11th -7.044.535212611060.092.74150866%33%28%60%20%20%
8 @DET Dome 53° 29.2 1st -4.050.536293823080.6138.751901186%80%51%78%6%11%
9 @CHI Outdoor 58° 24.1 4th -4.044.530213023070.0135.75001077%60%20%67%17%13%
10 CLE Outdoor 85° 23.4 3rd -3.548.532252853078.1135.0000778%67%44%53%38%9%
12 HOU Outdoor 84° 16.0 17th -14.045.536222991061.196.90001075%50%30%75%11%6%
13 @SF Outdoor 38° 13.8 18th 5.046.533182952254.579.70001067%29%61%73%18%9%
14 @LAC Outdoor 57° 12.6 17th -3.552.528101451035.765.33280743%13%15%71%7%7%
15 @BUF Outdoor 29° 18.1 12th 7.042.530172342056.7104.0170967%60%39%80%13%7%
16 GB Outdoor 45° 10.4 21st -3.549.525163101364.080.81001264%67%39%56%28%12%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Outdoor 19 1714.326th2041.30.567.897.972%54%770.2
Away Outdoor 13 1315.918th2471.6160.686.168%40%780.2
Away Dome 3 316.024th2251.70.377.4114.980%63%7100.0
Away Retractable Dome 1 121.414th2482.0071.4122.371%33%9350.0

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2020 22 MIA 10 9 135 32nd2901861,81411564.187.13610935.668%39%24%47%23%27%
2021 23 MIA 13 12 181 25th3882632,653161067.890.14212835.572%50%27%55%14%29%
2022 24 MIA 13 13 231 15th4002593,54825864.8105.5237008.871%50%38%68%18%11%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Modest output in win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Tagovailoa completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 249 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 24-17 win over New England.

Tagovailoa was held in check by a division opponent after going off for 466 yards and three scores against the Chargers last week. The 25-year-old connected with favorite target Tyreek Hill for an early touchdown, but the passing game gave way to Raheem Mostert (18-121-2) and Miami's running game in the second half to seal the victory. Tagovailoa may be without his second favorite target, Jaylen Waddle (head), next week after the wideout exited Sunday's contest to be evaluated for a concussion. Either way, Tua's fantasy managers are hoping for results closer to Week 1 when the Dolphins head home to host the Broncos next Sunday.

Dominant in win over Chargers

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Tagovailoa completed 28 of 45 passes for 466 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 36-34 win over the Chargers.

Miami came out with an aggressive gameplan and put the game in Tagovailoa's hands. He responded by effectively distributing the ball to his playmakers at wide receiver -- particularly Tyreek Hill. However, Tagovailoa also pushed the ball down the field plenty, as he completed eight passes of more than 20 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown strike to Hill late in the third quarter. Tagovailoa fell just short of his career high for yards in a game, as he threw for 469 yards in Week 2 of the 2022 season against Baltimore.

Sharp in preseason finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Tagovailoa completed four of six passes for 67 yards and rushed once for no gain in the Dolphins' 31-18 preseason loss to the Jaguars on Saturday night.

As expected, Tagovailoa made a relatively brief appearance and had highlights on both of the drives he was in for. The fourth-year pro led the Dolphins on an 11-play, 74-yard march on his second possession, one that culminated in a field goal. He'd also recorded his longest completion on his first pass, a 32-yard connection with Tyreek Hill on Miami's first play from scrimmage. The performance served as a fitting tune-up for Tagovailoa and the rest of the first-team offense, and the focus will now shift to a Week 1 road showdown against the Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Will play in preseason finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Coach Mike McDaniel said Tagovailoa will play in the Dolphins' preseason finale against the Jaguars on Saturday, Tom D'Angelo of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Tagovailoa will play "more than a series, less than a half," according to McDaniel. In the same breath, McDaniel praised Tagovailoa's offseason work, which recently drew criticism from ESPN on-air personality Ryan Clark. "I can say hard facts that I've seen with my own eyes and it's been top five on the team," McDaniel said about Tua's work ethic. "Every metric of strength that is measured he's shattered his previous highs and in some instances he's almost twice as strong with things. And that's a daily commitment that he hasn't wavered from. He's taken nutrition to another level. He's taken his commitment to what he's trying to do and really thought outside the box, and really, really worked at it. I couldn't be happier with the work that he's put in and what I've actually viewed from my own eyes."

Healthy preseason debut

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Tagovailoa completed five of seven pass attempts for 61 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in his preseason debut against the Texans on Saturday.

Things got off to a shaky start when Tagovailoa completed his first pass to a Texans' defender for an interception. The 25-year-old rebounded on Miami's next possession by leading a 93-yard drive that led to a Raheem Mostert rushing touchdown. Tagovailoa would exit after just two drives as he prepares to start for the Dolphins once the regular season kicks off. The 2020 first-round pick is focused on staying healthy after suffering injuries to the head/neck area last year, something he prepared for by learning an improved falling technique through jiu-jitsu practice this past offseason.

Appears on track to play Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Tagovailoa isn't listed by the Dolphins among the players not expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans, Marcel Louis-Jacques of reports.

The same applies to star WR Tyreek Hill, as it looks like the team's healthy starters will have an opportunity to see some reps Saturday. If so, it remains to be seen how long Tagovailoa plays, with Mike White and Skylar Thompson also available to see QB work as the game progresses.

Not slated to play Friday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-11

Tagovailoa is not in line to see action in Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Wolfe also indicates that Atlanta signal caller Desmond Ridder is not slated to play in the contest. In Tagovailoa's anticipated absence, Skylar Thompson and Mike White are available to handle Miami's QB reps Friday.

Bulked up for Year 4

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-09

Tagovailoa has added noticeable size and strength during Miami's offseason training program, David Furones of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Tagovailoa's mindset is on improvement entering Year 4, as his offseason has featured not only strength training, but also techniques to avoid future concussions and practice with a helmet camera to put him more in sync with coaches. Last year Tagovailoa proved an ability to thrive in coach Mike McDaniel's scheme, at least when healthy, but concussion issues limited him to just 13 appearances. Now with another offseason of familiarity with McDaniel's system, plus increased chemistry with star wideouts Tyreek Hill (undisclosed) and Jaylen Waddle, Tagovailoa should be viewed as a high-upside option in 2023 fantasy drafts after the top options at his position are off the board.

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