David Garrard Still On Dolphins Roster For Now: Fantasy Implications

Aug. 4, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback David Garrard (9) throws during a scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The Dolphins are planning to keep David Garrard on the roster for now, creating a more complicated QB logjam than expected. We break down the fantasy implications.

QB David Garrard's roster spot may be secure after all. Despite speculation that he'll get an injury settlement from the Miami Dolphins, Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that Garrard is still on the roster "for the time being." Garrard missed the entire preseason with a knee scope surgery on August 9th, and has been slow to recover after an initial 2-4 week timetable. He's competing with Matt Moore for the No. 2 QB spot behind rookie Ryan Tannehill.

Analysis: Pretty odd that the Dolphins would hold on to a 34-year-old QB with back and knee problems who hasn't taken a meaningful snap in about two years. This move probably means that they have little faith in Moore as the backup. They could either shop Moore to other teams or try to sneak Pat Devlin on the practice squad rather than keep 4 QBs on the final roster. We'll keep monitoring the situation throughout the day.

For more on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 6-10pm Monday through Friday, 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday.

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