New Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel says he would begin Jaylen Waddle in fantasy soccer subsequent season


Saying that Mike McDaniel is happy about attending to work with Jaylen Waddle could be a large understatement. The brand new Dolphins head coach did not look ahead to the query to completely be requested earlier than he screamed Waddle’s title throughout a current interview. 

McDaniel was requested which participant — exterior of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa — he feels he can get probably the most out of their expertise upon wanting over the Dolphins’ roster. 

“Waddle!” McDaniel emphatically declared throughout an look on The Dan Le Batard Present with Stugotz. “I simply talked with him on Monday, and I feel he understands his management position on this workforce. He is an exceptional expertise, and guess what, the perfect and best solution to get yards is give it to a extremely proficient participant. 

“The 49ers, the final 4 or 5 years, have led the league in YAC. The reason being as a result of we have been hooked on getting our ability place gamers which can be good with working the ball the ball. So sure, I might begin him in fantasy. Past that, I feel it is best to see some jumps within the Miami Dolphins’ offense subsequent 12 months. What these appear to be shall be decided this offseason and the best way the gamers work and assault issues transferring ahead.”

Whereas he is solely 38, McDaniel has already labored with a lot of gamers who loved huge statistical seasons. When McDaniel was Washington’s offensive assistant, Robert Griffin III gained Rookie of the Yr whereas serving to information Washington to a division title. That season (2012), fellow rookie Alfred Morris rushed for 1,613 yards and 13 touchdowns. McDaniel was an offensive assistant throughout Atlanta’s 2016 Tremendous Bowl run. Matt Ryan gained league MVP that season, whereas working again Devonta Freeman and receiver Julio Jones have been every named to the Professional Bowl. 

With McDaniel because the 49ers’ offensive coordinator this previous season, Deebo Samuel was tabbed as an All-Professional for the primary time after speeding for eight touchdowns whereas additionally tallying 1,405 receiving yards and main the league with an 18.2 yards-per-catch common. Samuel’s success helped the 49ers clinch a playoff berth earlier than upsetting the Cowboys and Packers within the postseason. 

McDaniel clearly sees potential in Waddle, the sixth total decide within the 2021 NFL Draft. Whereas he averaged lower than 10 yards per reception final season, Waddle was a constant and dependable goal for Tagovailoa. He caught 104 of 140 targets for 1,015 yards and 6 touchdowns whereas serving to the Dolphins end with a 9-8 report after a 1-7 begin. 

These numbers will probably improve underneath McDaniel, who has historically gotten probably the most out of his greatest offensive gamers. 

“Each participant, historically, has their profession 12 months with us,” McDaniel mentioned. “And I feel that is not correlation, I feel it is causation. As a result of we have had so many various variables and totally different ability ranges at so many various positions, that I really feel like I am very adept at getting the perfect gamers the ball in distinctive methods after which adjusting to their ability set. 

“I feel that empowers the quarterback. I feel run video games empower the quarterback. I feel all of it relates to one another. So adapting the expertise and flexibility to do no matter our skillsets necessitate, I feel it might in all probability be my greatest [approach].” 



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