The Week 10 matchup between the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may not exactly turn out to be a ray of sunshine offensively. We have all the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has hovered right around the 200-yard passing mark in each of the team's last three games. His highest total during that stretch came against the Cincinnati Bengals last week when he threw for just 208 yards. It was a bit of a sloppy game on both sides of the football and the Dolphins only won it thanks to their kicker and their defense. Tannehill will most likely play a conservative game against the Buccaneers once again, especially given that Darrelle Revis will be hovering around Dolphins receivers.
That reality doesn't bode well for wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace managed six catches for 82 yards in last week's win over the Bengals. That was just the third time this season that Wallace has gone for more than 80 yards receiving. After being one of the top fantasy options at the wide receiver position as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wallace has fallen down the fantasy depth chart with Miami. Having one touchdown after eight games is just not good enough for a number one receiver.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
As mediocre as the Dolphins' passing game is, the Buccaneers' air attack isn't much better. That's what happens when you have instability at the quarterback position from the beginning of the season. Rookie Mike Glennon has filled in as the starter ever since the team released Josh Freeman. Although Tampa Bay simply doesn't have the talent to challenge for a playoff spot or post a high number of wins this season, Glennon did almost upset the Seattle Seahawks on their home field last week. That is a positive for him to build on, especially given that his top receiver, Vincent Jackson, was held to just two catches.
Jackson will have to have a big performance for the Buccaneers if they hope to top Miami in Week 10. Not only is Jackson the team's best player, they are now officially relying on Mike James to carry the load at running back. Doug Martin has been placed on injured reserve, which means his season is over. Jackson has to be commended for his effort this year, as he could very well top his season totals from last year despite instability at the quarterback position.