Dolphins vs. Raiders Odds & Fantasy Advice: Tagovailoa’s Injury Impacts Jacoby Brissett, Jaylen Waddle & More
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: Tua Tagovailoa
The Miami Dolphins will be without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for at least Week 3 due to broken ribs.
Head coach Brian Flores announced Tagovailoa is out this week after further testing revealed the fracture. Initial reaction suggests this could be a short-term injury, with Flores calling it week-to-week. Tagovailoa pushed to play this week.
That means Jacoby Brissett will start for Miami in Week 3 on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders. Brissett threw for 169 yards on 24-of-40 passing with no touchdowns and an interception after replacing Tagovailoa early in a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 2.
Dolphins vs. Raiders Betting Odds
The line has moved quite a bit since its look-ahead number in Week 2, which opened the Raiders as 1-point favorites. With Tagovailoa going down against the Bills, the spread moved to Las Vegas -3.5 and even reached -4 at some shops.
After Flores made the official announcement, odds were taken off the board. Keep track of the real-time market here.
The Raiders are dealing with injury concerns of their own heading into this matchup. Quarterback Derek Carr is dealing with an ankle injury and running back Josh Jacobs is questionable after missing last week’s game.
If Carr can’t go, Nathan Peterman would start for the Raiders with regular backup Marcus Mariota injured.
Dolphins Fantasy Football Fallout
Samantha Previte: I don’t think this is a huge downgrade for the Dolphins’ fantasy players. We’ve seen Brissett perform decently when stepping in for Andrew Luck. There was a palpable difference then, but Luck is significantly better than Tagovailoa.
It’s a really nice matchup this week in Las Vegas, but I’m fading most of the Dolphins not named Jaylen Waddle and Myles Gaskin. Waddle should still see a lot of targets out of the slot, and Brissett’s style of play should help the run game.
Tight end Mike Gesicki is borderline droppable at this point and Will Fuller’s return will likely make DeVante Parker less relevant for fantasy. Both Fuller and Parker take a slight downgrade with the switch to Brissett.