The Miami Dolphins are setting themselves to be one of the most exciting offenses in the league. They struck gold with Jaylen Waddle last season, who finished with over 100 catches and over 1,000 yards. Then, they traded for Tyreek Hill – and we all know what he’s capable of.
Now, the Dolphins will trust Tua Tagovailoa to unlock their potential and get Miami back to the playoffs.
With both players capable of being a No. 1 receiver, let’s dive into who will lead the team in receiving yards. Will it be the established veteran or the second-year player who already has chemistry with the quarterback?
Tyreek Hill vs. Jaylen Waddle Receiving Yards Props (DraftKings SportsBook)
- Tyreek Hill – Under 1025.5: -120/Over 1025.5: -110
- Jaylen Waddle – Under 925.5: -115/Over 925.5: -115
Even though Waddle is going to take a step forward, I’ll back Tyreek Hill to have more yards this season. While Hill is one of the best deep threats in the league, he’s also capable of turning short, quick passes into back-breaking explosive plays.
Tua Tagovailoa isn’t Patrick Mahomes. He doesn’t have the arm strength or the gumption to try some of the throws Mahomes does. Tagovailoa is going to rely on RPOs and screens to get Hill the ball quickly, which is how he was used last season.
Hill had his lowest yards per reception since his rookie season in 2021, but he surpassed 110 receptions for the first time in his career. That’s because the Chiefs got the ball to him early and often. If the Dolphins try to use Hill in the same way, I’ll back Hill to lead the team in receiving as he’s the most dangerous receiver after the catch in the league.
Waddle has a good case himself, especially because some of Hill’s usage might come in the run game. However, Hill is the better receiver right now and I trust the immediate impact he’ll make.
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