Brian Hartline injury update: Expected to play, increasing fantasy value

Christian Petersen

The Dolphins' top receiver has a groin injury, so will he start against the Colts? We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline is suffering from a groin injury, but is expected to play against the Colts on Sunday. Hartline has been rather unproductive since his 253-yard game against the Cardinals in Week 4, totaling eight catches for 100 yards in his last three games.

Overall, the fourth-year wide receiver has 33 catches for 555 yards and one touchdown on the season.

Fantasy Take: The Colts are a below-average pass defense, bordering on very bad, but two games ago against the Rams, Hartline had zero catches and zero targets. He's a risk to go off for a big game or to put up a goose egg, but is he a red zone target? Hartline has six touchdowns in 51 career games.

For that reason, he remains a WR3/flex option at best.

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