News: Miami defensive lineman Olivier Vernon had a huge performance for the Dolphins defense in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Jets. Vernon recovered a blocked punt in the end zone in the first quarter for a defensive touchdown. Vernon finished the game with just one tackle to go with the DTD.
Analysis: Vernon has 2 1/2 sacks this season to go with a couple of forced fumbles and limited tackling production. The DTD was a fluke and isn't expected to become any kind of normality. Vernon is not a recommended Fantasy IDP option going forward.
News: Dolphins rookie defensive lineman Olivier Vernon had his best game as a professional Sunday against the Rams. Vernon had four tackles in the game and posted the first multi-sack game of his career. He got to Sam Bradford twice, in a 17-14 win.
Analysis: Vernon is an impressive physical specimen, who never made much of an impact at the University of Miami. He is finding his way in the NFL though, and providing the Dolphins with a solid pass-rushing presence. He has some upside, but until we see more consistent production, Vernon has little value in IDP formats.
News: Dolphins rookie defensive lineman Oliver Vernon hurt his ankle at practice Monday, says the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He tried to strip the football out of Lamar Miller's hands during an 11-on-11 practice and fell to the ground in pain.
Analysis: Vernon figures to be part of the defensive line rotation for the Dolphins and won't be a huge factor to put up stats this season. We'll see if he's healthy.
News: The Dolphins' draft was highlighted by the selection of Ryan Tannehill, but they added three defenders. Miami (Fla.) defensive end Olivier Vernon, Oregon linebacker Josh Kaddu and Texas defensive tackle Kheeston Randall got their names called by the Fins.
Analysis: Vernon and Kaddu are considered projects, though Vernon might get fast-tracked to the field a lot sooner than Kaddu. Randall figures to be a space-eater in the middle of the defensive line in due time. If there's a guy to draft, it's Vernon with a late pick in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts. The others can be ignored for now.