Dolphins Playoff Chances, Scenarios, Super Bowl Odds, More
Mark Brown/Getty Images. Pictured: Tua Tagovailoa
Dolphins Playoff Chances
The Dolphins can beat the Bills to get in. But will Josh Allen start for Buffalo? That’s to be determined, but the betting market reacted Tuesday like the Bills would sit starters.
If the Dolphins lose, though, they would need a loss from any of the Ravens, Colts or Browns.
Dolphins Odds at Bills
The line opened with the Bills as 4-point favorites but dropped to 1.5 early in the week.
Our NFL PRO Projections reveal a significant edge in this matchup, giving an ‘A’ grade on the Bills at this price. That’s not great news for Dolphins fans.
How the Dolphins Got Here
Whatever the order, however it’s happened, the combination of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tua Tagovailoa has worked for Miami.
Fitzpatrick opened the season as the starter, leading the team to a 3-3 start — pretty good for a team with a preseason win total of 6.5. But head coach Brian Flores made the call to start the third overall draft pick Tagovailoa following the bye.
Miami won his first three starts, but injury brought Fitzpatrick back against the Jets. When Tagovailoa returned, he struggled at times and Flores showed he’s not afraid to make an in-game decision to replace him.
Staring down a grim playoff chance with a loss to Las Vegas, Fitzpatrick took over for Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter to lead a comeback win and keep Miami in the picture.
It’s fair to ask whether that means Fitzpatrick gives the best chance for Miami to win, but Flores will stick with Tagovailoa as the starter.
Dolphins Super Bowl Odds
Our model gives the Dolphins a 7% chance to make the Super Bowl and a 3.1% shot to win it. Based on those projections and the +6000 odds, our edge calculator gives you roughly $89 of value for every $100 bet.