by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/28/14) The Dolphins DST unit took advantage of the Raiders' inexperience at quarterback Sunday, in a 38-14 win.
The Dolphins dominated the Raiders' offense, especially after the opening drive. The Raiders amassed just 317 yards of total offense in the game, as Miami's defense forced four turnovers. Three came on interceptions of Matt McGloin and Derek Carr, and the fourth was on Cortland Finnegan's 50-yard fumble return for a touchdown.
The Dolphins defense just gave up 34 points to a punchless Chiefs' team, so this was a good showing. They are on a bye in Week 5, and will almost certainly not be worth using after that, with the Packers on the way in Week 6.
Jimmy Wilson exits Week 4 with hip injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/28/14) Dolphins defensive back Jimmy Wilson left Week 4 against the Raiders with a left hip injury, according to the Sun Sentinel. Wilson picked off Matt McGloin in the third quarter for his first interception of the season. He finished with three tackles (two solo) and one pass defended.
The Dolphins have a bye next week before hosting the Packers in Week 6.
Chris McCain cancels trip to London to deal with personal matter
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/26/14) Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain did not make the trip to London for Week 4 against the Raiders because of a personal matter, the Miami Herald reports. McCain is away from the team to deal with a death in the family.
The Dolphins will have a bye next week before returning in Week 6 at home against Green Bay.
Steelers, Dolphins, Chargers top streaming options in Week 4
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) In his Week 4 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg tabs the Steelers, Dolphins and Chargers DST units as the best streaming options for Week 4.
The Steelers have a date with the Buccaneers coming up in Week 4, and that has been a good thing for other defenses this season. Opposing DST units are averaging 18.3 Fantasy points per game against the Bucs, including two games above 15 points.
The Dolphins travel to London to face the Raiders, who have yet to top 14 points on offense this season. Opposing DST units have scored 12 Fantasy points in each game against Oakland.
The Chargers are coming off a strong performance, as they racked up 13 Fantasy points against the Bills, on the strength of three sacks and a safety. They get the Jaguars in Week 4, who have allowed opposing defenses to rack up at least 15 Fantasy points in each game, for an average of 19.0.
Dolphins sign Deandre Coleman, waive Brandian Ross
The Dolphins DST is a good, not great Fantasy option coming into this season. The unit finished 2013 at No. 11 in Fantasy points in a standard league -- ahead of teams like the Steelers, Ravens and Giants. They had 42 sacks, six fumble recoveries, 18 interceptions and two defensive touchdowns. The strength of their defense is their pass rush with Cameron Wake and Olivier Vernon, and the Dolphins tried to improve their secondary this offseason with the addition of cornerback Cortland Finnegan and safety Louis Delmas. The Dolphins DST won't get drafted in the majority of leagues, but look for them to be one of the top bye-week replacements during the year.