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Tua Tagovailoa

#1 QB,

Dolphins

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ACTUAL 2022

231 FPTS

RANK: 15

2023 SEASON

340 FPTS

RANK: 12

AGE

25 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'1'' / 217 lbs

COLLEGE

Alabama

SEASONGPFPTSRANKPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTCOMP%RUATTRUYDRUTD
20231534012th5263494193301166.3441132
20221323115th4002593,54825864.823700
3yr Ave1216627th339224223414866%391183

Drops weight, awaits extension

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-24

Coach Mike McDaniel said at OTAs that Tagovailoa, who continues to vie for a contract extension beyond his fifth-year option, has dropped between 10 and 15 pounds this offseason, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Tagovailoa has been an on-and-off participant at OTAs for Miami, but McDaniel made clear that his attendance schedule has been a non-issue. The quarterback added weight last offseason in order to protect himself, and coupled with training to reduce impact taken when falling to the ground, that allowed Tagovailoa to play a full 17-game slate for the first time in his NFL career. It appears that the signal-caller is now putting in the work to get more mobile while keeping the traits that have added to his durability, with McDaniel noting that Tagovailoa is looking "svelte." Both sides will continue negotiations on a hopeful multi-year extension, though Alain Poupart of SI.com notes that the possibility of Tagovailoa playing out the 2024 season on his fifth-year option can't be entirely dismissed.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022

14.8
38.9
11.4
2.4
15.9
29.2
24.1
23.4
16
13.8
12.6
18.1
10.4

Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
WEEKSTADIUMGAMERANKSPREADO/UATTCMPYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
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
LOCATIONSTADIUMGPGSGMRANKYDTDINTCOMP%RATINGAIRCATCH20YD+YDTD
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
SEASONAGETEAMGPGSTOTALRANKATTCMPYDTDINTCMP%RATINGATTYDTDAIRCATCH20YD+PLAYWRRBTE
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.

Present for start of OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-20

Tagovailoa is present for the start of OTAs on Monday, Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports.

Tagovailoa was recently reported to have missed a notable amount of Miami's offseason work amidst ongoing talks about a contract extension, but the 26-year-old quarterback in the building to kick off the start of OTAs. It appears that both Tagovailoa and the Dolphins' organization are confident that an extension will get done prior to the start of the regular season, so unless things stall on that front there shouldn't be too many concerns about the quarterback's offseason participation. Currently, Tagovailoa is slated to play out the 2024 campaign on his fifth-year option. He played a full 17 games last year for the first time in his career, achieving new highs with 4,624 passing yards, 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Has skipped some offseason work

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-17

Tagovailoa has reportedly missed most of Miami's team activities this offseason while negotiations on a potential contract extension continue, Alain Poupart of SI.com reports.

Coach Mike McDaniel and GM Chris Grier have both vocally supported the idea of Tagovailoa remaining with the Dolphins long-term, and an extension being penned this offseason, but it sounds like until that's official, the team may not have the quarterback's full participation. That said, Tagovailoa was confirmedly a participant in part of Miami's offseason workouts back in April, with Poupart noting that the team released videos of him throwing on multiple different days. There are no signs that Tagovailoa would consider skipping June's mandatory minicamp, and he himself has downplayed concerns about contract negotiations. As things currently stand, Tagovailoa is set to play out the 2024 season under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

Finally gets No. 3 receiver

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-08

Tagovailoa's top wide receiver options Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle will be joined by Odell Beckham, who officially signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday,

Miami added offensive tackle Patrick Paul in the second round of the 2024 NFL Draft to help Tagovailoa stay upright, a key move following the departure of Robert Hunt to Carolina, but the team's only notable skill-position splashes were sixth-round wideout Malik Washington and fourth-round running back Jaylen Wright, both of whom are speedsters set to begin in depth roles. Adding an experienced veteran in the form of Beckham should finally provide Miami's offense with a reliable third starting wideout, something the team has lacked since coach Mike McDaniel's arrival in 2022. As Marcel Louis-Jacques notes, beyond the top tandem of Hill and Waddle no receiver has logged more than 32 catches or 417 yards in the McDaniel era. The arrival of Beckham, not to mention new tight end Jonnu Smith, promises to finally provide Tagovailoa with more reliable playmakers beyond his top two options.

Optimism about extension

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-28

Coach Mike McDaniel said Tuesday that he "absolutely" wants Tagovailoa to sign a contract extension this offseason, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.

The lefty is set to play out 2024 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, after leading the league in yards per attempt in 2022 (8.9) and total passing yards in 2023 (4,624). Tagovailoa hasn't quite progressed to fantasy stardom despite his success, as he doesn't offer much in the way of rushing stats, missed four games in 2022 and then saw Miami RBs rush for 27 of the team's 57 TDs on offense in 2023. He still has a path to QB1 value, at least on the low end, throwing passes to WRs Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle in one of the NFL's best-designed offenses. Early reports suggest both team and player expect an extension to get done this offseason.

Underwhelms in season-ending loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-13

Tagovailoa completed 20 of 39 passes for 199 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Dolphins' 26-7 wild-card loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night. He also rushed three times for 25 yards.

Tagovailoa came into the game with plenty of questions hanging over him in terms of his ability to thrive in cold weather, and he unfortunately did little to dispel the narrative. The 2020 first-round pick bore little resemblance to the prolific passer he was most of his career-best season, one in which he set new personal bests with 4,624 passing yards, a 69.3 percent completion rate and 29 touchdowns across 17 games. Tagovailoa also put together five 300-yard efforts, including a 466-yard tally versus the Chargers in Week 1, and he'll now head into a pivotal offseason where a contract extension figures to be of utmost priority with the final year of his current deal looming in 2024.

Offense sputters for three quarters

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Tagovailoa (quadriceps/shoulder) completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 173 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Bills.

Tagovailoa started and ended Miami's nine offensive possessions with drive-killing interceptions as the Dolphins slid back into the final wild card slot while the Bills crowned themselves as AFC East champs. The bulk of Tua's meager fantasy production came over the course of two methodical touchdown drives in the second quarter. Outside of that, every other offensive drive for the Dolphins ended in either a punt or an interception. Tagovailoa has now thrown four picks over his last two games, matching his total thrown over his previous eight contests combined. The Alabama product finishes the 2023 regular season completing 69 percent of his passes for a league-leading 4,624 passing yards to go along with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Tagovailoa will attempt to correct his recent slump when the Dolphins visit the Chiefs on Saturday for the start of the playoffs.

Good to go for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Tagovailoa (quadriceps/left shoulder) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Tagovailoa had some shoulder soreness after this past Sunday's 56-19 loss to the Ravens, and he's nursing a quadriceps injury as well, but neither issue is significant enough to threaten his availability for Sunday's home game against the Bills. A win Sunday would clinch the AFC East crown and the No. 2 seed in the AFC for the Dolphins, but Miami would cede those accomplishments to Buffalo with a loss.

In line to play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Coach Mike McDaniel told reporters Monday that he's not worried about the availability of Tagovailoa (shoulder) for Sunday night's game against the Bills, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Following the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Ravens, Tagovailoa noted that his shoulder was a little sore, but it appears as though the QB is no danger of sitting out this Sunday's contest, which will decide which team claims the AFC East championship. That said, it wouldn't surprise us to see Tagovailoa's name on Miami's injury report this week.

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