News: Rumored for days leading up to the NFL Draft, the Browns finally pulled off a trade to acquire veteran wide receiver Davone Bess from the Dolphins. Shortly after picking San Diego State cornerback Leon McFadden in the third round Friday night, Browns general manager Michael Lombardi said the Bess deal was done, pending the veteran passing a physical on Saturday. Lombardi said the team has also discussed signing Bess to a three-year contract extension. To get Bess, the Browns traded their fourth-round pick (No. 104) and fifth-round pick (No. 164) to the Dolphins for Miami's fourth-round pick (No. 111) and a seventh-rounder (No. 217). Bess spent five seasons with Miami, catching at least 50 passes each season. He had 61 receptions for 778 yards and one touchdown in 13 games last season. But he didn't fit into the Dolphins' long-term plans and became expendable when Miami acquired Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson this offseason.
Analysis: In 2010, Bess set career highs in receptions (79), yards (820) and touchdowns (5). Bess will give the Browns quality depth at a troublesome position the past few seasons. Bess can help mentor young receivers Josh Gordon and Greg Little, and he will likely compete to be Cleveland's third receiver with David Nelson, who was recently signed as a free agent. Bess is worth a late-round pick in deep PPR leagues. He has minimal Fantasy value in standard formats.
News: Multiple sources report the Browns and Dolphins are close to a deal that would send receiver Davone Bess to Cleveland. Miami's depth chart is ripe with receivers after they re-signed Brian Hartline and added free agents Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson.
Analysis: Bess has been a very productive player, particularly for an undrafted free agent. In five years he's had at least 51 catches per season, though 2012 was the first time he averaged more than 10.5 yards per grab. He also has struggled to be a regular in the end zone, catching five scores once and three or less in his other four seasons. If the Browns land him it's probably for a slot role where he'll be a candidate for another 50-catch campaign. In that case he'd be worth a late pick in deeper PPR leagues but that's about it.
News: Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed Davone Bess will have a role in the offense in 2013. "Absolutely. Yeah," Philbin said from the NFL Owners Meeting. "As you guys know, I envision us bringing 10 or 12 guys to training camp. Were going to get a lot of reps as we see and were going to let guys go out there and compete and earn spots and take it from there."
Analysis: It's not exactly a ringing endorsement for Bess, but it's pretty obvious he'll be buried on the depth chart with Mike Wallace and Brandon Gibson joining the Dolphins. Take a pass on Bess on Draft Day.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Devone Bess was officially ruled inactive for Week 17 against the Patriots due to a back injury. Bess, who was unable to practice this week, has now missed Miami's last three contests with his injury.
Analysis: was able to surpass 4,000 passing yards on the year before his early departure Sunday, but turned in an underwhelming season overall. He finished with just 22 touchdown passes along with 14 interceptions as the Raiders fell out of playoff contention with a six-game losing streak. Bess will have low-end appeal in most formats heading into next season but his value is slightly higher in PPR leagues.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess was ruled out for Week 17 at New England with a lingering back injury that has plagued him for several weeks. Bess was unable to participate in practice over the past week and will miss his third consecutive game.
Analysis: With the Dolphins breaking in a new quarterback this season, Bess helped with Ryan Tannehill's transition to the quicker pace of the NFL and eclipsed his total targets from last season (83). He received 104 total looks this year, hauling in 61 of those passes for 778 yards, but just one touchdown. Fantasy owners in deeper formats should seek healthier alternatives for Week 17 as Bess' season is finished.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess was ruled out for Week 17 at New England with a lingering back injury that has plagued him for several weeks. Bess was unable to participate in practice over the past week and will miss his third consecutive game.
Analysis: With the Dolphins breaking in a new quarterback this season, Bess helped with Ryan Tannehill's transition to the quicker pace of the NFL and eclipsed his total targets from last season (83). He received 104 total looks this year, hauling in 61 of those passes for 778 yards, but just one touchdown. Fantasy owners in deeper formats should seek healthier alternatives for Week 17 as Bess' season is finished.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess (back) did not practice for the second consecutive day Thursday as the team prepares for Week 17 at New England. Bess has missed his last two games with the injury.
Analysis: Bess clearly tried to get back on the practice field as he was seen wearing cleats, but instead, he went inside the team's facility to receive more treatment on his lingering back injury. We'll continue to keep an eye on his status moving forward. At this point, his status for the season finale against the Patriots does not look good, but he has not been ruled out yet. Even if he plays, he is considered as a risky option for Week 17.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was officially inactive for Week 16 Sunday against the Bills, as his lingering back injury continued to plague him. Bess was ruled out Friday after being unable to practice throughout the week.
Analysis: The fact that that the Dolphins, who placed multiple players on IR during the week, still have Bess on the active roster at least means they at least think he has a chance to play in Week 17 against the Patriots. We will keep an eye on his status through the week, but Bess remains a risky option for the season finale.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess was ruled out for Week 16 against Buffalo after failing to participate in practice throughout the past week due to a troublesome back injury. Bess will miss his second straight game with the issue and it's unclear if he will return for the season finale.
Analysis: With the Dolphins breaking in a new quarterback this season, Bess has helped with Ryan Tannehill's transition and eclipsed his total targets from last season (83). He has received 104 looks this year, hauling in 61 of those passes for 778 yards, but just one touchdown. Fantasy owners should keep Bess on the bench in deeper formats for Week 16.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess, who sat out Week 15 with a back injury, did not return to practice Thursday as the team prepares for Week 16 vs. Buffalo.
Analysis: Bess is one of the Dolphins' top receivers when healthy, but that doesn't make him an elite Fantasy option. He has just 61 catches for 778 yards and one touchdown in 13 games this season. Bess has most of his Fantasy value in PPR formats. Bess scored his only touchdown of the season Week 11 at Buffalo, but he still has low-end Fantasy appeal heading into Week 16.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess, who sat out Week 15 with a back injury, did not return to practice Wednesday as the team prepares for Week 16 vs. Buffalo.
Analysis: Bess is one of the Dolphins' top receivers when healthy, but that doesn't make him an elite Fantasy option. He has just 61 catches for 778 yards and one touchdown in 13 games this season. Bess has most of his Fantasy value in PPR formats. Bess scored his only touchdown of the season Week 11 at Buffalo, but he still has low-end Fantasy appeal heading into Week 16.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was inactive as expected for Sundays game against the Jaguars. He was previously ruled out due to a back injury that kept him out of practice all week. He will be re-evaluated during the run up to Week 16 to determine if he will be able to return next Sunday.
Analysis: It is not clear when Bess suffered the injury, but he was unable to take part in practice at all during the week. He can be useful as a low-end Fantasy option in PPR formats when healthy, but Fantasy owners should consider him a risky start in Week 16 against the Bills.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess has been ruled out for Week 15 against the Jaguars. He was unable to practice leading up to Sunday due to a back injury.
Analysis: While he has just one touchdown on the year, Bess has been productive in Fantasy -- especially PPR formats. Owners should look to a healthier option for Week 15 and keep an eye on his status going forward to see if he will be able to return for the following game against the Bills. Keep Bess stashed away in deeper formats until he's over this back issue.
News: Dolphins receiver Davone Bess is hoping to get going this week against the Jaguars at home. Bess has struggled of late with six catches for 63 yards the past two games against the Patriots and 49ers, and he might not improve much in this matchup. Bess, who has managed more than 100 yards just twice this season and has just one touchdown, faces a Jacksonville defense that has allowed only five receivers to gain more than 100 yards. Of those five receivers, four are elite in A.J. Green, Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson (T.Y. Hilton was No. 5). The Jaguars have allowed just 11 receiving touchdowns on the season. Bess missed a second straight practice Thursday because of a back injury, but he when asked about his Week 15 status, Bess told the Sun-Sentinel, "I'm good."
Analysis: Bess is usually a better option in PPR leagues, but he's a risky starting option in most formats. We would only consider him a No. 3 Fantasy option at best, but you are probably better off benching him this week against a quality opponent in the Jaguars.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was held out of practice Wednesday because of a back injury. The Dolphins host the Jaguars Week 15.
Analysis: Bess is one of those players that has more Fantasy value in PPR formats than standard leagues. He has managed more than 100 yards just twice this season and has just one touchdown. However, he has been targeted at least six times in every game this season. If active Week 15, Bess should be used in just deeper formats.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was fairly productive in Week 14 against the 49ers. Bess finished with a team-high five receptions for 50 yards in the 27-13 defeat, but was unable to get into the end zone. He had a long of 21 yards and was targeted eight times by rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill, which was tied with Brian Hartline for most on the team.
Analysis: Bess also had a fumble in the defeat, but the Dolphins were able to jump on top of it so it did not count against his score. Still, Bess continues to give Fantasy owners around 40-plus receiving yards per game as he has topped that mark in 11 of his 13 games on the year. However, he only has one receiving touchdown on the year, which continues to limit his value. Fantasy owners should consider to roll with Bess as merely a low-end or flex option in deeper formats heading into Week 15 against the Jaguars.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess will be looking to turn in a bounce-back performance in Week 14 against the 49ers. Bess was held to a season-low one catch for 13 yards in Miami's loss to the Patriots last week. However, that could be easier said than done as San Francisco enters the contest ranked second pass defense, allowing 189 yards per game. The 49ers have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air while yielding an average of 16 Fantasy points to opposing WRs, which ranks third overall.
Analysis: Bess is coming off his least productive performance of the season last week against New England, but things likely won't be any easier this week for the 27-year-old. San Francisco has been extremely stingy defending the pass this season -- especially at home. The 49ers have only surrendered six TDs to opposing wideouts on the year, which doesn't bode for Bess, who has one score on the season. While he has racked up at least 42 receiving yards in 10 of his 12 games this season, Bess should be considered merely a low-end or flex option in deeper formats in Week 14.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was limited to his least productive game of the season in Week 13 against the Patriots. Despite facing a team that has struggled to stop the pass all year, Bess was held to just one catch for 13 yards, both season lows, in a 23-16 loss. He was targeted six times in the passing game in the loss.
Analysis: Bess was coming off a career-best day in Week 12, so this was certain disappointing. Bess is still within striking distance of his career high, as he needs 92 yards to match the 820 yards he totals in 2010. Bess has been extremely consistent, with at least 42 yards in 10 of 12 games. He might struggle to get going again in Week 14, with the Dolphins traveling to San Francisco. The 49ers have allowed just 16.3 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, so consider Bess a risky Fantasy start for Week 14.
News: Despite being listed on the injury report with a wrist injury, Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was able to suit up for Week 13 against the Patriots Sunday. Bess suffered the injury last week against the Seahawks, but is not expected to be limited after getting through the week of practice.
Analysis: Bess remains on pace for the best season of his career, and he did much of his damage last week after suffering the wrist injury. It is not expected to cause him problems, and the Dolphins might be force to air it out against the Patriots, so consider getting Bess in the lineup in deeper formats.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess was a full participant in practice for the third straight day Friday and is being considered as probable for Week 13 against the Patriots. He was listed on the injury report due to a wrist issue. New England ranks 30th in the league in pass defense, giving up over 289 yards per game, and has allowed an average of 24.8 Fantasy points to opposing wideouts.
Analysis: Bess caught seven passes for a career-high 129 yards his last time out and has a favorable matchup on tap for Sunday. The Patriots have surrendered 15 touchdowns to wide receivers thus far while permitting an average of 178.2 yard per game. Bess can be inconsistent in Fantasy at times but has been trending up in recent weeks so consider him a viable flex option in most formats against New England. Bess caught eight passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in two games against the division foe last season.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess is nearing his career high in receiving yards, and he has a chance to surpass that milestone with a good performance in Week 13 against the Patriots. Bess sits at 715 receiving yards through 11 games, just 105 shy of his best total for a season. Bess has topped that total twice this season, including a week ago against the Seahawks. Wide receivers are averaging 178.2 yards per game against the Patriots this season.
Analysis: Bess has plenty of experience against the Patriots in his career, having faced the AFC East rivals eight times in the past. He has one 100-yard game against them, and is averaging 5.1 receptions and 65.8 yards per game against them. Miami may be forced to pass the ball a lot to keep up with an explosive Patriots offense. The Patriots rank 29th in the league in Fantasy points allowed to opposing wide receivers at 24.8 per game, so Bess can be considered a decent low-end Fantasy option for Week 13.
News: Dolphins receiver Davone Bess was unable to score in his second straight game Sunday against the Seahawks, but he still managed to make an impact. Bess was targeted a team-high nine times in the game, grabbing seven receptions for 129 yards in a 24-21 win. Bess had a long catch of 39 yards, and he brought in 44 yards on two catches in Miamis game-winning drive.
Analysis: Bess is on pace for the most productive season of his career, as he is already at 55 catches and 715 yards. He is on pace for 80 catches and 1,040 yards, both of which would be career highs. He has been fairly consistent all season long, with at least four 40 yards in all but one game through the first 11. Bess has two 100-yard performances, but is rarely much of a big-play thread. That limits his Fantasy value, however he could have a good game in Week 13 as the Dolphins get set to face the Patriots. New England allowed 24.8 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers, and have allowed 15 touchdown catches in 11 games. Consider Bess a decent flex Fantasy option in deeper formats.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess scored his first touchdown of the season a week ago, and he will try to get a streak going in Week 12 against the Seahawks. He might not have much room to operate against Seattle, however, as they have been one of the top defenses when it comes to stopping the pass. With the exception of a three-touchdown outburst by the Lions in Week 8, the Seahawks have done an excellent job keeping receivers out of the end zone. They have allowed seven scores in 10 games this season.
Analysis: Opposing wide receivers have been stymied by the Seahawks for much of the season, and they have tightened things up even further recently. Seattle has allowed receivers to total just 99 yards over the last two games. Receivers are averaging just 15.8 Fantasy points against the Seahawks this season, the second-lowest mark in the league. At this point, Bess remains just a low-end flex Fantasy option for Week 12.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess entered Week 11 against the Bills without a touchdown this season. He snapped his drought on Thursday as he caught a short 2-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill late in the game. Bess caught six of the 11 passes thrown his way for a team-high 50 yards and a touchdown in a 19-14 defeat.
Analysis: Bess has been targeted more than 10 times just twice this season and has been held under 70 yards receiving in each of his last seven games. You know what you are going to get from him every week; unfortunately, thats not much. Bess will try to get back in the end zone again against the Seahawks at home in Week 12. Seattle has kept opposing wide receivers out of the end zone in the last two weeks entering Week 11. Bess has more value in PPR leagues, but should only be considered as a low-end flex option heading into Week 12.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess caught a touchdown pass last season in a game against Buffalo. The Dolphins' receiver will line up against the Bills in Buffalo on Thursday of Week 11 but doesn't have the best history against Buffalo despite the TD. In the game at Buffalo last year Bess was not even targeted in the passing game and caught three passes for 25 yards in the game in which he scored. That said, he should do more this time around. Buffalo is giving up the ninth-most Fantasy points per game in the NFL to opposing wide receivers.
Analysis: Buffalo has been giving up big yardage through the air this season so Bess has a decent chance at a solid game. Of course, quarterback Ryan Tannehill was awful last week against Tennessee and Bess has yet to catch a touchdown pass this season. He has more value in PPR leagues, but Bess should only be considered as a viable Fantasy start at the flex position for Week 11.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess posted another decent stat line in Week 10 against the Titans. He brought in four of six passes thrown his way in the game, finishing with 53 yards receiving in a 37-3 loss.
Analysis: With the exception of three games, Bess has been between 40 and 60 yards in every game this season. You know what you are going to get from him every week; unfortunately, thats not much. Bess will take on a struggling Bills secondary in Week 11, but he remains more of a low-end Fantasy option in PPR formats.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess has been a solid, but unspectacular option in the passing game for much of the season, but that could change in Week 10. The Dolphins face the Titans in Week 10 Sunday, and Tennessee has been one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to defending the pass. The Titans have allowed 157.4 yards per game to opposing wide receivers through the first nine games of the season.
Analysis: Bess is coming off a solid showing in Week 9, with six catches for 67 yard, and he remains on pace for the best season of his career. Unfortunately, he has yet to find the end zone, which is really hurting his Fantasy value. The Titans are allowing 22.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing receivers this season, which ranks 22nd in the league. Bess can be considered a low-end flex Fantasy option in most formats for Week 10 given a decent matchup.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess posted his best performance in five games Sunday against the Colts in Week 9. Bess was targeted nine times in the passing game in a losing effort, bringing in six receptions for 67 yards. The Dolphins would lose the game, 23-20.
Analysis: Bess has become a very dependable receiver for the Dolphins this season, finishing the first half of the season with 38 catches for 483 yards. He is on pace for the best season of his career, though he has yet to find the end zone. He will try to end that drought in Week 10 against the Titans, who allowed three receiving touchdowns in Week 9 against the Bears. Bess remains a decent low-end Fantasy option in most formats for Week 10.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess seems to have peaked a bit early this season. He posted 209 yards on 12 catches in Weeks 3 and 4, but has seen his production slide consistently since. Bess enters Week 9 against the Colts riding a three-game streak of declining production, which hit its nadir in Week 8 when he produced just 28 yards on four catches against the Jets. He will look to get back on track in Week 9 against the Colts.
Analysis: This could be a good week for Bess to turn things around. The Colts have struggled against wide receivers this season, allowing 26.3 Fantasy points per game. Additionally, the Dolphins may be without No. 1 receiver Brian Hartline, who wound up on the injury report Thursday with a groin injury. Bess might end up seeing a few extra targets go his way Sunday if Hartline sits, but he lacks the big-play ability of a top receiver. Consider him more of a flex Fantasy option for Week 9.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess mustered only four receptions for 28 yards during the Dolphins' 30-9 win over the Jets in Week 8. Bess collected a team-high nine targets for the second straight game, but only produced a modest average of 7.0 yards per catch. It was also the second outing in a row he averaged just 7.0 yards per reception as he was also kept out of the end zone for the seventh game this season.
Analysis: Bess continues to serve as a decent option over the middle for the Dolphins, but he has been unable to draw his reception output closer to his target total recently. The 27-year-old has failed to top 50 yards in his past three games since registering a season-high 123 yards against Arizona in Week 4 as Miami has turned its attention to other targets. Consider Bess a low-end Fantasy option in PPR formats for Week 9 at Indianapolis.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess will be looking to eclipse the 50-yard mark for just the third time this season heading into Week 8 on the road against the Jets. One of those performances came against the Jets in Week 3. Bess caught five passes for 86 yards, which happened to be his best performance against the Jets since 2010. The Jets have allowed 215 yards passing per game, which ranks 15th in the league.
Analysis: Bess has been one of Ryan Tannehill's top targets thus far, but has not lived up to the expectations after putting up 209 yards during a two game stretch and has failed to reach the end zone this season. Outside of those two big games, Bess has consistently averaged around 45 yards per game, while Brian Hartline emerged as Tannehill's favorite target. Opposing wide receivers have averaged 14.3 Fantasy points per game, which is by far the least amount of points allowed on a weekly basis. Fantasy owners should consider him as a low-end option in deeper formats heading into Week 8.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess led the team in catches in Week 6 against the Rams Sunday, but he was unable to do much with them. Bess brought in six catches on nine targets, both of which led the team, but he managed just 42 receiving yards on those catches. He had a long reception of just 11 yards. The Dolphins went on to win the game in grind-it-out fashion, 17-14.
Analysis: Bess has been a solid possession receiver for the Dolphins, but he has been unable to find many big plays. He has been limited to between 40 and 50 yards in four of the teams six games. He posted back-to-back strong performances in Weeks 3 and 4, but has been just decent otherwise. The Dolphins are on a bye in Week 7, and they return against the Jets the following Sunday. Bess had five catches for 86 yards against the Jets in Week 3. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option in deeper formats for Week 8.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess had a quiet game in Week 5 against the Bengals, and he will look to get back on track Sunday against the Rams. That might be easier said than done, as the Rams have been one of the stingiest defenses in the league against opposing wide receivers. St. Louis is allowing just 145.6 yards per game on 11.8 catches to wide receivers so far this season, and has allowed just one wide receiver to score a touchdown entering Week 6.
Analysis: Bess totaled 12 catches for 209 yards in Weeks 3 and 4; in three other games, he has yet to top 50 receiving yards. He has emerged as a solid slot receiver for the Dolphins, but his production is not consistent at this time. The Dolphins might not find much room to operate in the passing game Sunday, so Bess may struggle to get going. Consider him more of a bye-week replacement option in most Fantasy leagues for Week 6.
News: Miami receiver Davone Bess only went for two catches in the Week 5 win at Cincinnati Sunday. Bess topped 100 receiving yards last week at Arizona but was limited to two grabs for 49 yards against the Bengals. He finished second on the team in receiving to Brian Hartline and was targeted a team-high six times by quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Bess averaged 24.5 yards per catch and his long went for 28 yards.
Analysis: Bess didn't come close to reproducing his 100-yard effort from a week ago at Arizona in the Week 5 game at Cincinnati. The Bengals did a much better job at stopping the Miami passing game. Still, Bess saw plenty of looks from Tannehill and should continue to produce for Fantasy owners heading into Week 6 against the Rams. Bess will be looking for his first touchdown in that game and should only be considered a flex option, at best, for Week 6.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess is coming off a big game entering Week 5 at Cincinnati. Unfortunately, Bess might have trouble duplicating his big effort against the Bengals. Cincinnati is holding receivers down in Fantasy thus far this season and no WR has gone over 90 yards against them. In fact, the Bengals have only allowed three touchdowns to WRs on the season to this point, the last coming Week 3 against Washington.
Analysis: Bess is coming off the third 100-yard game of his career last week but will have trouble getting over the 100-yard mark again Week 5 in Cincinnati. He's not the primary target of quarterback Ryan Tannehill any longer, either, as Brian Hartline has emerged in that role with 18 targets last game. That said, Bess does have 12 grabs for 209 yards in his last two games and should still be worth starting in most Fantasy formats for the Week 5 contest.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess registered his first 100-plus receiving yard performance of the season in Week 4 against the Cardinals. Bess finished with season-high seven receptions for 123 yards in the 24-21 overtime loss and had a long of 21 yards. He averaged 17.6 yards per reception and finished with 12 targets, which ranked second behind Brian Hartline's 21 targets. Hartline led the Dolphins with 12 receptions for 253 yards and a touchdown in the defeat.
Analysis: Bess turned in his most productive performance of the year against Arizona but unfortunately his effort was overshadowed by Hartline's big day. However, it appears Bess is starting heat up a bit after getting off to a slow start. The 27-year-old has now hauled 12 receptions for 209 yards over his last two games and he continues to get looks from rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill as his 32 targets rank second on the team. However, he has yet to find the end zone this season, which continues to limit his value in most formats. Fantasy owners should consider Bess more of a flex option in most leagues in Week 5 against the Bengals.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess will be looking to find the end zone for the first time this season in Week 4 against the Cardinals. Bess has hauled in 13 catches for 174 yards but has not scored a touchdown yet. That could prove to be challenging again this week as Arizona enters the contest ranked ninth in pass defense after allowing an average of of 209 yards passing over the first three games. The Cardinals have surrendered two touchdowns through the air while yielding an average of 16.3 Fantasy points to opposing WRs.
Analysis: Bess turned in his most productive performance of the year last week but was still unable to get into the end zone. However, that is way things have gone for most of Miami's receivers as the unit has struggled to do much of anything this year. Only three of Bess' 13 receptions have gone for more than 20 yards and the Dolphins receivers -- including Bess -- have combined to catch zero touchdowns through three games. While Bess' 20 targets rank second on the team behind Brian Hartline, he should only be considered a low-end flex option in deeper formats in Week 4.
News: Miami wide receiver Davone Bess tallied five catches for a season-high 86 yards during the Dolphins' 23-20 overtime loss to the Jets in Week 3. Bess nearly topped 100 yards for the first time since November 2010 as he served as one of quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite targets (seven looks). Only Anthony Fasano (10) and Brian Hartline (nine) finished with more targets from the rookie signal-caller.
Analysis: After two straight outings with less than 50 yards, Bess paced the Dolphins in receiving Sunday as he averaged an impressive 17.2 yards per reception. He might not be the top target in the passing game, but he continues to serve as a reliable option -- when Tannehill is precise with his passes. Bess has been useful in Fantasy PPR formats in his career and is viewed as a low-end option heading into Week 4 at Arizona.
News: Perhaps not surprisingly, it appears Miami wide receiver Davone Bess turns in his best performances against the Dolphins' division rivals. That is certainly the case versus Miami's Week 3 opponent in the Jets. Bess has amassed 15 receptions for 158 yards during his last four games, but failed to reach the end zone during that stretch. He will attempt to reserve that trend during Sunday's game, which would also represent his first touchdown of the season. Overall, Bess has tallied eight catches for 88 yards through the first two weeks of 2012.
Analysis: The Jets matchup comes at an opportune time for Bess as he seems to have been supplanted as the top target for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Instead, the rookie has looked repeatedly in Brian Hartline's direction as the two connected for nine receptions for 111 yards during a Week 2 win over Oakland. Bess is better at shedding tacklers than Hartline and created four first downs on his receptions total this year. The Jets are allowing an average of 24 Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season, but Bess remains a low-end option only in deeper Fantasy formats for Week 3.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess caught three passes for 43 yards in the team's Week 2 victory over the Raiders. This nearly replicates his five-catch 45-yard effort from Week 1.
Analysis: Bess was targeted six times by Ryan Tannehill on Sunday, following a seven target week in the opener. While Bess' consistency should be applauded, it looks as though Brian Hartline -- who had nine catches for 111 yards -- has emerged as Tannehill's favorite receiver. Owned in 34 percent of leagues, Bess still has a chance to make an impact this season, but it's looking less likely every time Tannehill finds Hartline open for those 13 yard completions. It may not be time to drop him yet, but if Hartline doubles Bess' receiving yards again in Week 3, the writing will be on the wall.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess, who caught five passes for 45 yards against the Texans in Week 1, looks to continue developing a rapport with quarterback Ryan Tannehill against the Raiders at home this Sunday.
Analysis: Bess, who was targeted seven times, was hot early in Week 1, picking up all of his stats in the first three quarters. While he has 19 games with four or more catches in the last two years, Bess has yet to put together a season that builds on his early promise. However, this week should at least be better than last, as Bess seems to perform with more gusto at home, where his yards-per-game average (44.9) is about six yards better than on the road (38.7) over his career. More importantly, Bess has eight career touchdowns at home as opposed to three on the road, and he's played one more career game on the road. While Bess has the chance to have a big game any given week, his owners have to be getting a little impatient -- he has just two 100-yard games in his 65-game career. Owned in 36 percent of leagues, Bess is a very low-end flex play, his value boosted ever so slightly by the fact that he's playing at home.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess developed some rhythm with rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill early on in Week 1 against the Texans. Bess was Tannehill's primary receiver for the first three quarters as he hauled in five of his seven targeted passes for 45 yards in a 30-10 defeat. Bess brought down a short pass down the sideline for a big 11-yard gain, his longest play of the afternoon. Brian Hartline, the team's No. 2 receiver, was targeted eight times, including five in the fourth quarter as he hauled in three passes for 50 yards.
Analysis: Bess is ready bounce back from a below average campaign last season and could benefit as the No. 1 receiver. He has 19 games with at least four or more catches in the last two seasons, which could make him a sleeper PPR leagues down the road. Although Brian Hartline was targeted more late in the game, we expect Bess to get a healthy dose of opportunities moving forward. Bess will face the Raiders in Miami's home opener during Week 2. The Raiders allowed 251 yards passing per game last season, which ranked 27th in the league. Fantasy owners should view Bess as a low-end flex option heading into Week 2.
News: Dolphins receiver Davone Bess is looking to bounce back from a subpar season as he enters Week 1 against the Texans as Ryan Tannehill's top target. Bess did not fare well against Houston last year as he hauled in just two passes for 42 yards. He has just eight receptions for 97 yards through three games in his career against Houston, all without reaching the end zone. The Texans ranked third in the league in pass defense a year ago, giving up 190 yards per game in the air. Receivers have scored 18.56 Fantasy points against the Texans in 2011.
Analysis: Bess has the potential of becoming a sleeper in PPR leagues, now that Brandon Marshal is gone. He has 18 games with at least four or more receptions over the last two years. He is expected to be Tannehill's top target this season unless the Dolphins acquire another receiver at some point this season. Bess has never eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in his career but has the potential to do so this season, especially if he is the go-to guy in the passing game. He is worthy of using as a low-end Fantasy wideout or flex option for Week 1.
News: Dolphins receiver Davone Bess led Miami in receiving in Friday's loss to Atlanta. Bess also tied for the team lead with six targets. Bess caught four passes for a team-high 59 yards in the game. He had a long grab of 25 yards. Bess has caught seven passes in three preseason games for 82 yards and has yet to score.
Analysis: The quarterback situation for the Dolphins has come into focus with Ryan Tannehill getting the starting gig. That said, Tannehill will have a lot of growing up to do in the NFL this year and should struggle to find his wide receivers consistently. Bess will have some Fantasy value only in deeper formats. His value will be slightly higher in PPR formats for Fantasy owners.
News: The Palm Beach Post reports that Dolphins receiver Davone Bess was healthy and practicing Tuesday during voluntary workouts, but the knee injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the season-ending 17-13 win over the New York Jets last year turned out to be worse than previously reported. Bess said he suffered both a second-degree torn MCL and a partially torn ACL when he was dragged down by Jets linebacker Bart Scott following a 2-yard completion with just more than eight minutes left in the game. "Luckily, the ligaments were in the right place where they could heal by themselves, so I didn't have to have any surgery," Bess said.
Analysis: It's a good sign that Bess is practicing, and we hope he's OK for the start of the season. The Dolphins have a huge need at receiver with Brandon Marshall gone, and Bess will have to help fill the void. Assuming he's OK for training camp and the preseason then Bess should be drafted with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value slightly higher in PPR formats.
News: WR Davone Bess sprained the MCL in his left knee during the season finale, but his injury won't require surgery. Bess is in a brace and is undergoing an intense rehab assignment according to The Sports Xchange. But the knee is stable and should recover fully in three months, unless he suffers a setback.
Analysis: Bess' stats took a dive in 2011 as he caught 51 passes for 537 yards with three touchdowns. He's maintained a low but consistent receiving average through his four-year career, which means he needs to catch a lot of passes to be overly productive outside of deeper PPR formats. The Dolphins' offense will get a facelift this offseason which could mean a change for Bess. As of now figure that he's no better than a reserve in PPR formats worth a late-round choice.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess left in the fourth quarter of Week 17 against the Jets with an apparently serious knee injury. His return is questionable. Bess hauled in a 2-yard pass from QB Matt Moore and was immediately tackled low by New York LB Bart Scott. He stayed on the ground for several minutes while being attended to by the team's trainers. Bess finished with six receptions for 45 yards before departing.
Analysis: Bess nearly scored for the second straight game earlier in the fourth quarter, but was brought down at the 1-yard line. His scoring has been inconsistent this season as he failed to reach the end zone during the Dolphins' first nine games. Bess is unlikely to return and will finish with a career low in receptions during his four years in the NFL. He will be viewed as a late-round option mainly in PPR Fantasy formats for 2012.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess will attempt to accomplish a feat in Week 17 against the Jets that he has not been able to the entire season: reach the end zone in consecutive games. Bess scored his third touchdown of the year last Saturday at New England and will look to create a streak in the last game of the season. Bess' scoring production has decreased from last year when he collected a career-high five touchdown passes.
Analysis: Bess has been ineffective this season and might not reach 50 receptions for the first time in his four-year NFL career. (He currently has 45.) During his first outing against New York this season, he was held to two catches for 21 yards. Bess has also been limited to five receptions over his past three games as QB Matt Moore continues to favor WR Brandon Marshall. The Jets are surrendering an average of 15.8 Fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts this season. Bess should not be viewed as a worthwhile Fantasy option for Week 17.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess, who has owned the Patriots in his career, performed admirably against them once again on Saturday of Week 16. Bess caught a 15-yard TD pass from QB Matt Moore late in the game and finished with three catches for 39 yards and the score in the game. Bess was targeted five times by Moore in the contest.
Analysis: Unlike in Week 16 when Bess was facing a Patriots team allowing the absolute most Fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers on the season, he must play against the Jets in the regular-season finale Week 17. New York has been one of the best teams in the NFL in terms of limiting the production of wideouts for Fantasy purposes. Bess caught just two passes for 21 yards against them Week 6 and fumbled in that game to finish with no Fantasy points. We expect a similar effort Week 17 and do not consider Bess a viable Fantasy option for the game.
News: For the first time this season, Dolphins WR Davone Bess did not make catch, as he was targeted only once in a Week 15 win over the Bills. Bess did carry the ball twice for 9 yards in the contest.
Analysis: Ever since gaining 92 yards in Week 1 against the Patriots, Bess has not been putting up big yardage totals, and he has only two touchdowns this season. Though he gets a rematch against New England in Week 16, owners can ignore Bess in nearly all formats.
News: The last time Dolphins WR Davone Bess faced the Bills, he scored his first touchdown of the season in a Week 11 win. Bess has a chance to reach the end zone again in Week 15 when the Dolphins travel to Buffalo for a rematch. In their last six games, the Bills have allowed opposing wide receivers to score eight touchdowns. Buffalo has allowed 24 passing touchdowns this season, which is tied for the second-highest total in the league.
Analysis: While Bess stands as good a chance as in any week to score in Week 15, he has just two touchdowns all season. He also has not gained as many as 40 receiving yards since Week 8. Given the matchup, Bess could be worth starting in the deepest of leagues, but in the vast majority of leagues, owners should not bother with him.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess did little on Sunday of Week 14 in a loss to the Eagles. Bess fumbled the ball away in the game and finished with just two catches for 12 yards. Bess was targeted four times by QBs Matt Moore and J.P. Losman.
Analysis: Bess has scored a couple of touchdowns in his last few games and has definitely been a more intriguing Fantasy option lately. That said, Bess was very limited against the Eagles on Sunday and hasn't scored in double figures in Fantasy points all year. Bess fumbled on Sunday and shouldn't be considered much of a Fantasy option for Week 15 at Buffalo. That said, the last time Bess faced the Bills was at home Week 11 when he caught two passes for 25 yards and his first TD of the season. Still, Fantasy owners should look to better options.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess could be in line for a decent game Week 14 against the Eagles. Philadelphia managed to make Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu of Seattle look good last week and gave up 100-yard receiving games to Deion Branch and Wes Welker of the Patriots Week 12. In fact, Welker scored two touchdowns in that game against the Eagles. Bess has never faced the Eagles in his career.
Analysis: Bess has scored touchdowns in two of his last three games for the Dolphins. That said, he hasn't topped 29 yards receiving in any of those games. Bess has yet to perform in double digits in Fantasy scoring this season for Miami. Bess is not a usual suspect among Fantasy-viable wide receivers. Fantasy owners are not advised to start him against the Eagles Week 14.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess scored the first of his team's four touchdowns in a Week 13 win over the Raiders. The Dolphins' 34 points were one point shy of their season high, and the touchdown was Bess' second over his last three games. He also led the team in targets with seven, though he came away with only four catches for 27 yards.
Analysis: Though Bess has a couple of scores in his last three outings, he has now gone five straight games with fewer than 40 receiving yards. He is well behind last season's pace for receptions and yardage, and he cannot yet be considered a consistent scoring threat. That makes Bess a low-end Fantasy option at best for his Week 14 matchup against the Eagles.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess has struggled to produce in recent weeks, gaining only 91 yards on nine catches over his last four games. A lack of targets has contributed to Bess' woes, as he has been thrown to just 16 times in those games combined, and he has been limited to no more than four targets in three of those games. Bess does have a decent matchup in Week 13, as the Dolphins will host the Raiders and their 19th-ranked passing defense, so with more targets, he has some potential to increase his production.
Analysis: While the Raiders provide the Dolphins with one of their better passing matchups in awhile, it's not likely to cure Bess' ills. He simply has not been very involved in the offense lately, and there is no reason to expect that he will make an impact for Fantasy owners in Week 13. Keep Bess on waivers or reserves in nearly all leagues for the coming week.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had a quiet game Thursday at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day in Week 12. Bess had just two catches for 29 yards, and he had only four targets in the game.
Analysis: Bess has become a low-end Fantasy WR in the majority of leagues, and he is not worth starting in most formats. Keep him reserved in Week 13 against Oakland.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will be looking to find the end zone in Week 12 against the Cowboys. Bess, who has 34 receptions for 385 yards thus far, scored his first touchdown of the season in last Sunday's win over the Bills. Dallas enters Thursday's contest ranked 13th in pass defense, allowing 227.2 yards per contest. The Cowboys have surrendered 14 touchdowns through the air and are allowing an average of 18.2 Fantasy points to opposing WRs on the season.
Analysis: Bess has not been much of a factor for much of the season, although he was finally able to get himself into the end zone last week. Still, He has only recorded more than four receptions twice this season and hasn't even come close to sniffing 100 yards. While he is usually Matt Moore's second option in the passing game, Bess' inconsistent production makes him way too risky to start most weeks. Consider the 26-year-old merely a low-end option against the Cowboys on Thursday.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess tallied two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown during the Dolphins 35-8 victory over Buffalo in Week 11. Bess hauled in a 4-yard pass from QB Matt Moore in the second quarter for his first touchdown catch of the season. But he still finished with less than five catches for the fourth straight game and has just 10 total receptions in that span. Bess also collected three targets from Moore.
Analysis: Bess continues to play a secondary role to Brandon Marshall and his numbers have taken a dive. He wasnt putting up stellar totals before Marshalls recent surge and could have a difficult time topping 70 receptions for the third consecutive season. When he does catch the ball, he has gained large chunks and entered Sunday averaging a career-high 11.3 YPC. Consider Bess a No. 4 Fantasy WR for Week 11 at Dallas on Thursday.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess faces a familiar foe in Week 11 -- Buffalo. In six games versus the Bills, Bess has compiled 267 yards on 32 catches. He's never scored against them and will look to remedy that this Sunday. Buffalo is allowing 271.3 receiving yards per game this year and have been burned for 14 touchdowns through the air. Opposing team's receivers are averaging 23.56 Fantasy points per contest against the Bills as well.
Analysis: Bess, like the Dolphins, haven't been consistent this season. QB Matt Moore is focusing on Brandon Marshall and Anthony Fasano more in the passing attack, which doesn't help Bess out one bit. Even though he has a favorable matchup, we do not recommend starting Bess in any Fantasy league this weekend.
News: Miami receiver Davone Bess recorded four receptions for 37 yards in the Week 10 win at home over the Redskins. Bess had a long catch of 23 yards in the game and was targeted six times by QB Matt Moore.
Analysis: Bess has not been a consistent receiver for the Dolphins this season, despite being Moore's second option at the position behind Brandon Marshall. Marshall has struggled at times and Bess has yet to score on the season. Bess hasn't been close to 100 yards receiving since Week 1 of the season and we doubt he'll near that plateau Week 11 against Buffalo. Bess is not a recommended Fantasy start against the Bills in the Week 11 game.
News: Dolphins receiver Davone Bess heads into Week 10 against Washington looking for more after making just one catch for 0 yards Week 9 at Kansas City. In game that saw Brandon Marshall go off, QB Matt Moore did not find Bess in the offense. Bess has yet to catch a touchdown pass all season and his best effort was 92 yards in Week 1 against the Patriots. Bess has never faced the Redskins.
Analysis: Bess had seven receptions in Week 7 against Denver, but managed just 52 yards in that game. He is not a big-play threat for the Dolphins, especially against a Washington team that has been solid against wide receivers this season. The Redskins cover receivers well, and have only given up two touchdowns to WRs all season. That doesn't bode well for Bess, who should not be considered a viable Fantasy start for Week 10.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was shut out Week 9 against the Chiefs. He totaled one catch for zero yards. He was targeted three times in the game.
Analysis: It's funny that QB Matt Moore had his best game of the year and yet Bess had his worst. Bess was a favorite target of Chad Henne, but he doesn't have quite the same rapport with Moore. Don't plan on starting him in Fantasy heading into Week 10 against the Redskins.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess has faced his Week 9 opponent -- the Chiefs -- just once in his career. Bess totaled six catches for 57 yards in a 2008 matchup with Kansas City. This time around, however, struggling QB Matt Moore will be operating an offense going up against a defense allowing WRs to average 23.9 Fantasy points per week, which is 10th-highest in the NFL. WRs have totaled eight touchdowns against K.C.
Analysis: Bess has yet to score all season and hasn't done much since Matt Moore became the starting QB. Bess averaged 9.1 yards per catch in October, down from 15.5 in September. This is a favorable matchup on paper, but with Moore not doing much offensively, Bess continues to have low-end Fantasy appeal.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess couldn't break free in Week 8 against the Giants. Bess was held to three catches for 43 yards, with his long reception going 24 yards. He was targeted five times.
Analysis: Bess got off to a great start in 2011 with a 92-yard performance in the opener against the Patriots. Unfortunately, he hasn't even come close to that performance in his last six games and still doesn't have a touchdown in 2011. Bess is really missing QB Chad Henne, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury. Bess has very low-end Fantasy appeal heading into Week 9 at Kansas City.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had a season-high seven catches in Week 7 against the Broncos and will be looking for similar results in Week 8 against the Giants. Bess still doesn't have a touchdown in 2011 either, but lucky for him the Giants have given up seven touchdowns to receivers this season. The Giants are also yielding 25.7 Fantasy points per week to WRs, which is sixth highest in the NFL.
Analysis: Bess has been a great possession receiver for the Dolphins the last few years, but he hasn't gotten the chance to really showcase his skills in 2011 as the Dolphins have been horrendous on offense. Now, Matt Moore is running the show since Chad Henne's season-ending injury and he just doesn't have the consistency in the passing game. Bess remains a low-end, bye-week Fantasy replacement for Week 8.
News: After weeks of being a non-factor in the Miami offense, WR Davone Bess came alive vs. the Broncos in Week 7. Though he didn't score, Bess caught a team-high seven passes for 52 yards on a team-high and season-best 12 targets from Matt Moore. Bess caught several short out routes from Moore, a few to convert first downs.
Analysis: OK, the 52 yards is nothing to write home about but at least it's nice to see Bess regain a role in the Miami offense. It shouldn't go away either, especially with their run game a question mark and the expectation that they'll play from behind a lot. For now he's cool as a one-week replacement receiver, especially in PPR leagues. He'll roll at the Giants in Week 8.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was not much of a factor in Week 6 against the Jets. Bess caught just two passes for 21 yards in the 24-6 loss and didn't even see a ball thrown in his direction until the fourth quarter. He also lost a fumble in the contest and was targeted just three times by Matt Moore. Bess had a long of 11 yards and averaged 10.5 yards per reception.
Analysis: Bess was once again a non-factor in the Dolphins' passing game, which has been the case for much of the season. Since his five-catch, 92-yard performance back in Week 1, Bess has only racked up 11 catches for 136 yards in the four games that have followed and has yet to find the end zone this season. Moore hardly looked his way on Monday night and it might be time for Fantasy owners to finally start looking at other options. Bess and the Dolphins will now welcome the Broncos to town in Week 7. While Denver has struggled at times to defend the pass, Bess should be considered merely a low-end Fantasy WR heading into that matchup.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess looks to have a tough matchup in Week 6 against the Jets. New York enters Monday night's contest ranked fifth in pass defense, allowing 203 yards per game. The Jets have surrendered only three touchdowns through the air thus far and have allowed an average of 15.8 Fantasy points to opposing WRs on the season. Bess is averaging just 29 yards receiving yards in six career matchups against New York.
Analysis: Since his five-catch, 92-yard performance back in Week 1, Bess hasn't been much of a factor in the Dolphins passing attack. He has only racked up 10 catches for the 115 yards over the next three games and has yet to find the end zone. Now he will have to face a Jets' defense that has been very stingy against the pas thus far. Bess will also have a new QB under center, as Matt Moore will be making his first start of the year in place of the injured Chad Henne. Consider Bess merely a low-end No. 4 Fantasy WR heading into Week 6 against the Jets.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was not much of a factor in Week 4 against the Chargers. Bess caught just three passes for 21 yards in the 26-16 defeat, including a 12 yarder in the fourth quarter. He was targeted five times by QBs Chad Henne and Matt Moore, but averaged just 7 yards per reception.
Analysis: Bess turned in another underwhelming performance in Week 4 as he has been unable to duplicate his success from a season ago thus far. The Dolphins look lost on offense, which isn't helping his cause, and now he might have a new QB under center in Week 6. Moore came on to replace Henne in the first quarter on Sunday and will likely remain the starter if Henne is unable to play moving forward. While Bess was one of Henne's favorite targets, owners will have to see how often Moore will look his way moving forward. Miami is on a bye in Week 5 before heading up to New York to take on the Jets in Week 6. Consider Bess a low-end WR heading against the New York in two weeks.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will be looking to get in the end zone during Week 4 against the Chargers. Bess has racked up 12 receptions for 186 yards over the first three games of the season, but has yet to find the end zone. The Chargers enter Sunday's contest ranked ninth in pass defense, allowing 203 yards per game. San Diego has surrendered six touchdowns through the air and given up an average of 20 Fantasy points to opposing WRs on the season.
Analysis: Bess led the Dolphins in receptions and targets last week against the Browns, but still turned in very pedestrian numbers. While he remains one of Chad Henne's favorite targets, he has yet to find the end zone this season. The Dolphins' passing game has also been very inconsistent thus far, but the club may be forced to put the ball in the air more this week, with rookie RB Daniel Thomas' status in doubt. Still, it's hard to trust Bess as anything more than a low-end Fantasy option heading into Week 4.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had a team-high five catches for 52 yards in Week 3 against the Browns. He was targeted a team-high nine times as well.
Analysis: Bess is one of QB Chad Henne's favorite targets, but he has no touchdowns through three games and the Dolphins passing offense is just so inconsistent. It's hard to trust Bess as anything more than a low-end Fantasy option. The Dolphins play the Chargers in Week 4.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will face the Browns for the second time in his career in Week 3. Bess totaled six catches for 67 yards against Cleveland last season. The Browns have been stingy against receivers in 2011, holding them to 16 catches for 202 yards and one touchdown in two games.
Analysis: After ending the 2010 season with scores in his last two games, Bess has opened 2011 without a score through the first two weeks. That still doesn't mean Bess isn't an important part of the Dolphins pass game. He is averaging 19.1 yards per catch on seven receptions. It's just that Brandon Marshall is the Dolphins top receiver and the game plan is to get him the ball. Bess is at best a low-end Fantasy start for Week 3.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was not much of a factor in Week 2 against the Texans. Bess, who had 94 receiving yards in the season opener, finished with two receptions for 42 yards in the 23-13 defeat. He was targeted five times by QB Chad Henne and had a long 41 yards, which was part of Miami's seven-play 29-yard scoring drive in the first quarter. Im still trying to figure out whats going on. I dont know what happened," Bess said. "Im going up to the facility tonight to watch tape and figure it out.
Analysis: After nearly racking up 100 yards in Week 1, Bess was not much of a factor on Sunday. Part of the problem was Henne's struggles in the passing game, but the 26-year-old did have some problems getting open for most of the afternoon. Still, this isn't anything new for Bess, who has been known to turn in a few stinkers during his tenure with the Dolphins. Despite his sub-par numbers in Week 2, Bess is still a big part of Miami's passing attack and should see plenty of targets moving forward. Consider him a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR heading into Week 3 against the Browns.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will be looking to find the end zone in Week 2 against the Texans. Bess finished with five receptions and 92 yards in the 38-24 defeat, including a 23-yard strike in the fourth quarter. The Texans allowed just 236 total yards in their Week 1 win over the Colts, with 172 of those coming in the air. In two career games against the Texans, Bess has averaged 27.5 receiving yards, but failed to find the end zone.
Analysis: Bess was fairly productive on Monday night against New England, falling just short of 100 yards in the blowout loss. However, most of his production came in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were sitting back in a soft zone coverage. However, he remains the one of Miami's top possession WRs and should see plenty of looks against a much-improved Houston defense. Consider Bess a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR heading into Week 2. Although, his value will is a little higher in PPR formats.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was fairly productive in Week 1 against the Patriots. Bess finished with five receptions and 92 yards in the 38-24 defeat, including a 23-yard strike in the fourth quarter, which was part of Miami's eight-play 73-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter. He was targeted seven times by QB Chad Henne and averaged 18.4 yards per reception.
Analysis: Bess was fairly productive on Monday night against New England, falling just short of 100 yards in the blowout loss. However, most of his production came in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were sitting back in a soft zone coverage. Henne really didn't look his way early in the contest, opting to try and find Marshall, Bush and even Hartline in the first half. Still, production is production and it doesn't matter how or when he gets it, as long as he gets it. Bess will now face the Texans in Week 2, who surrendered 197 passing yards in their win against the Colts. Consider Bess a No. 3 Fantasy WR next Sunday against Houston.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess is hoping to get off to a fast start in Week 1 against the Patriots. Bess, who has appeared in 48 games with the Dolphins, has averaged 65.8 yards and racked up three touchdowns in three career games against New England. The Patriots ranked 29th in pass defense last season, allowing 259 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air. The Patriots also gave up an average of 23.7 Fantasy points per contest to opposing WRs in 2010.
Analysis: Bess had his best season as a pro in 2010 and will be looking to build off those numbers heading into this season. He has improved his catches, yards and touchdowns in each of his first three seasons in the league has proven to be one of the more reliable slot WRs in the league. While he normally isn't known for finding the end zone on a regular basis, Bess should once again be a favorite target of Chad Henne. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy WR heading into Week 1.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess finished his season by catching three passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in a Week 17 loss to New England.
Analysis: Bess had 209 catches for 2,131 yards and five touchdowns in 2010 as he emerged as one of the best third-down receivers in the league. If Miami hadn't struggled at the QB spot so much, Bess might have put up even better numbers, and if the Dolphins do some revamping in the offseason, Bess could take a big step in 2011. He remains more of a No. 3 Fantasy WR at best for now, but the potential for a breakout campaign next season is clearly there.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess has a good history against the Patriots, who he faces Sunday in Week 17. He has 18 catches for 213 yards and two touchdowns in his past two meetings with New England with at least eight Fantasy points in his past three outings. The Patriots have allowed 15 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season, and they could be resting defensive starters in the second half with the playoffs approaching.
Analysis: This could be a good week for Bess. The Dolphins will likely be passing a lot while they are chasing points, and Bess has at least seven Fantasy points in his past five games. We like Bess as a sleeper in Week 17, and he should be considered a solid No. 3 Fantasy WR in this matchup or even a No. 2 option in deeper formats.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught five passes for 34 yards and his first touchdown since Week 7 in Miami's Week 16 loss to Detroit. Bess also lost a fumble on a punt return.
Analysis: Bess was targeted eight times on Sunday, one less catch than he had in Week 15, but his touchdown made up for his deficit in grabs. Bess has been the offensive MVP for the Dolphins this season with his consistency and superb third-down performance. In Week 17, Miami visits New England, who are likely to rest several starters, at least in the second half. Bess had 96 yards and a touchdown against the Patriots earlier this season, so start him more than 23 percent for that final matchup.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will face the Lions for the first time in his career when Detroit heads south in Week 16. The Lions rank in the middle of the pack against Fantasy WR corps, allowing 16.9 points a game, but have given up five touchdowns and three games of 95 yards or more to a single receiver in their last four contests.
Analysis: Bess caught a season-high nine passes last week against the Bills, whose defense is poor like the Lions. While Bess rarely racks up the yards, as he's more of a mid-range target for QB Chad Henne, Bess sees plenty of targets, and should do well against a Detroit team that gave up eight catches and 90 yards, along with a pair of touchdowns, to Patriots slot guy Wes Welker a few weeks ago. Continue to start Bess as a nice flex option in deeper leagues for this good matchup.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess tied his season high with nine catches in a Week 15 loss to the Bills. Bess finished with a game-high 13 targets and 78 yards, his second most in the last 10 games.
Analysis: Bess did his usual thing on Sunday, converting third downs and finding enough open spots in the Buffalo secondary to help QB Chad Henne out. While Bess isn't a spectacular Fantasy option, he is valuable in PPR formats because of his frequent targets. Continue to view him as a flex option in deeper PPR leagues for Week 16 vs. Detroit.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess, who was held to one 6-yard catch in Week 14 by the Jets, will try to bounce back in Week 15 against the Bills. Buffalo ranks fourth vs. the pass, but that's because they get run all over pretty much every game.
Analysis: Bess was shut down last week, but should have a much easier time finding open space in the Bills secondary on Sunday. Unfortunately for Bess, the Dolphins are likely to run the ball a ton on Sunday against the worst ground defense in the league, so Bess might see his targets limited. Consider him just a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR or flex option for Week 15. In Week 1 against the Bills, Bess had six grabs for 51 yards.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess was targeted a team-high seven times in Week 14 against New York, but would manage just one catch. That catch went for just 6 yards. The Dolphins didn't have much success passing the ball against the Jets, as just three players recorded a reception. Throw in the fact it was a downpour most of the game, and you get a low-scoring affair which Miami would win, 10-6.
Analysis: Bess is having a great season and needs 86 receiving yards to surpass his current career-high of 758 yards set in 2009. Bess and Henne have been doing well recently, especially when Brandon Marshall was out with an injury. Looking ahead to Buffalo in Week 15, Bess and the Dolphins face a defense that has been allowing just over 200 passing yards per game. Fantasy owners should keep viewing Bess as a No. 4 WR or flex option for Week 15.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess needs 92 receiving yards to surpass his current career-high of 758 set in 2009. Bess leads AFC and ranks second in NFL with 26 receptions on 3rd down. Bess has 667 yards and a career-high three touchdowns so far this season. The Dolphins face the Jets in Week 14, a team that is allowing 21.67 Fantasy points to opposing team's receiving corps this year.
Analysis: Bess had six catches for 86 yards back in Week 3 when these two teams met. The Dolphins have won the last two road games in New York, and Bess has developed into a steady option for QB Chad Henne this year. But the Jets defense gives up just 218.4 passing yards per game. With Brandon Marshall expected back for the Dolphins, Bess might not get as many looks from Henne. Fantasy owners should view Bess as a No. 4 WR or flex option for Week 14.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught six passes for 67 yards in a Week 13 loss to the Browns. He was targeted nine times.
Analysis: Bess took advantage of the absence of Brandon Marshall (hamstring) again on Sunday, leading the team in targets, but QB Chad Henne had an afternoon to forget with three interceptions and a 50 percent completion rate. Marshall should be back in Week 14 at the Jets, but that shouldn't stop many Fantasy owners from using Bess as a flex option for that matchup.
News: The Dolphins host the Browns in Week 13, and WR Davone Bess, who is coming off his first 100-yard game of the season, might find yards a little harder to come by against Cleveland, who have allowed only two receivers to go over 75 yards in their last five games.
Analysis: The Browns struggled against the pass earlier this season, but have really shored things up in the secondary lately, including against the Patriots, who got only four catches for 36 yards from Wes Welker, a slot guy similar to Bess. But with Brandon Marshall out in Week 12, Bess thrived all over the field, although Marshall practiced Wednesday and might play on Sunday. Still, Bess showed last week what he can do and should be active in way more than 23 percent of leagues for Week 13. Use him as a solid No. 3 Fantasy WR or flex option.
News: Dolphins WR Devonne Bess posted his first 100-yard receiving performance of the season in Week 12 against the Raiders. Bess, who was starting in place of the injured Brandon Marshall, was targeted a team-high nine times in the 33-17 loss and and finished with six receptions for 111 yards. He averaged 18.5 yards per reception and had a long of 29 yards. Bess also had returned three punts for 60 yards and had a long of 47 yards.
Analysis: Bess, who is from Oakland, turned in one of his better efforts of the season on Sunday and was able to pick on rookie CB Walter McFadden. He did a nice job filling in for Marshall and will likely do the same next week, if Marshall is unable to play against the Browns. Bess has been one of Miami's most reliable WRs this season and should see continue to see targets against a Browns' team that has struggled to defend the pass at times this season. Consider Bess a low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR heading into that matchup.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will be looking to play a larger role in Miami's passing game in Week 12 against the Raiders. Bess had just one reception for 9 yards in Week 11 against the Bears, but could see an increase in targets with Brandon Marshall's status up in the air of Sunday's matchup because of a hamstring injury. The Raiders enter Sunday's matchup ranked fourth in pass defense, allowing 193.2 passing yards per game. Oakland has surrendered 19 touchdowns through the air this season and has allowed an average of 17.4 Fantasy points to opposing WRs on the year.
Analysis: Bess has been extremely reliable for the Dolphins this season and could see an increase in targets if Marshall can't play on Sunday. However, the Dolphins still have not announced will be under center, as both Chad Henne and Tyler Thigpen have been sharing snaps with the first team in practice. There is simply too much uncertainty surrounding Miami's offense right now, so we don't recommend starting Bess against the Raiders.
News: For only the second time in ten games, Dolphins WR Davone Bess was held to less than four catches in the Week 11 loss to the Bears. He finished the night tying his season-low of one catch, and managed just 9 yards on the reception. He was targeted five times by QB Tyler Thigpen, good for second on the team. On a fourth-down conversion attempt late in the game, Thigpen threw the ball behind an open Bess, who turned and exposed his body to catch it. The moment he made contact with the ball, Bears S Daniel Manning form-tackled Bess to perfection, jarring the ball loose.
Analysis: Bess and Thigpen have not played together much, but the lack of production was still a surprise. Nothing worked for Miami's offense all night long, as they were held to 187 yards as a team. Bess and the team will have nine days before they get a chance to bounce back against the Raiders in Week 12. Oakland sports a top-five NFL defense against the pass. With Thigpen possibly starting again for Miami, Bess looks more like a No. 4 Fantasy WR at-best heading into Week 12.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess has been consistent in 2010, catching at least five passes in seven of the team's nine games thus far. Still, he has not been able to find the end zone in his last three games. Bess will try to reverse the trend in Week 11 against the Bears, who have allowed eight opposing WRs to catch at least five passes against them this season. The Bears have held all opposing WRs to just five receiving TDs.
Analysis: The only x-factor for Bess in Week 11 is at QB. Tyler Thigpen will start in all likelihood, and they have not seen too much game-time together. Still, the offense is built on the run and intermediate passing game wherein lies Bess' talent and role on the team. He averages nearly seven targets per game, which means he will have an opportunity if nothing else. Consider him to be a low-end Fantasy option on Thursday night because of the uncertainty in the Dolphins game-plan with a new QB.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was held to four catches for 29 by the Titans in Miami's Week 10 win. Bess was targeted six times.
Analysis: Fantasy owners couldn't have been too sure what they were going to get out of Bess in Week 10 with Chad Pennington under center, but Pennington lasted just a couple of plays and Chad Henne ended up throwing the ball to Bess once again. Bess' numbers have taken a dive over the last couple of games, but maybe Tyler Thigpen can get Bess back involved a little more in Week 11 vs. Chicago. Continue to start Bess in deeper formats as a flex option or low-end No. 3 Fantasy WR.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will have QB Chad Pennington throwing him the ball in Week 10 against the Titans, not Chad Henne. In the final five games of 2008 and the first three games of 2009 when Pennington was under center, Bess had six catches or more six times. While the Tennessee pass defense was struggling a little bit earlier this season, they have allowed only one receiver to go over 60 yards in their last three games and have given up just one touchdown to a WR in that span.
Analysis: Bess has one really good game this season, when he went for 96 yards and a touchdown on eight catches against the Patriots, and maybe he can find some extra room on Sunday if the Titans defense respects the deep ball a little more often unlike most teams against Miami while Henne was at the helm. Tennessee has been tough against the pass lately, but gave up four 100-yard games to WRs in their first five contests. Consider Bess a low-end No. 3 or high-end flex option for Week 10.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught five passes for 50 yards in a Week 9 loss at Baltimore. Bess was targeted eight times.
Analysis: The Ravens paid a ton of attention to Bess and Brandon Marshall on Sunday, effectively taking them out of the game. Bess was averaging 6.4 catches a game coming info Week 9 but couldn't get involved as much in this contest. In Week 10, Miami hosts Tennessee, and Bess will remain a No. 3 Fantasy WR in deeper formats for that matchup.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will try to keep his solid 2010 campaign going in Week 9 at Baltimore, the team he caught his first NFL touchdown against back in 2008. The Ravens rank in the middle of the pack against opposing Fantasy receivers this season, allowing 21.5 points a game.
Analysis: The Ravens will be nice and rested on Sunday coming off a bye and will have influential DB Ed Reed in their lineup for a second game. Baltimore did allow two receivers from one team -- Lee Evans and Steve Johnson of the Bills -- to go over 100 yards in their last game, however, and Brandon Lloyd also went off for 135 yards against them in Week 5. Yes, Bess is more of a slot guy than those receivers, but this matchup might not be as difficult as it looks at first glance. One interesting thing to watch for later this week is Miami's possible addition of Randy Moss, which could have an impact on Bess' targets. No matter who plays either side of him on Sunday, Bess should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy WR for Week 9.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught seven passes for 53 yards but didn't find the end zone as his three-game scoring streak in a Week 8 win at Cincinnati. Bess, who was targeted a team-high nine times and started over Brian Hartline for the first time this season, has averaged 6.4 catches in his last five games.
Analysis: Bess couldn't keep his touchdown run going on Sunday, but he's managing to stay plenty involved in this Dolphins offense that rarely ever goes deep and is looking more and more like a must-start Fantasy option in PPR leagues at this point. Use Bess in Week 9 at Baltimore if you have him.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will take on the Bengals for the first time in his career when the two teams meet in Week 8. Cincinnati gave up eight catches for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 1 to Wes Welker, an elite slot guy like Bess, but have only allowed one receiver to go over 100 yards against them this season.
Analysis: Bess has scored in three straight games and could find the end zone again on Sunday against a Bengals team that has allowed nine touchdowns through the air this season. With Brandon Marshall taking away a lot of the attention from opposing DBs, Bess has put together a very nice 2010 campaign so far and is quickly rising up the Fantasy rankings. Start him as a low-end No. 2 or high-end No. 3 option in most leagues for Week 8.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess scored for the third time in the last four games as he picked up a score and 66 yards on six catches in a Week 7 loss to Pittsburgh. On the touchdown, Bess caught a short out pass from QB Chad Henne before beating two Steelers defenders by the sideline and squeezing just inside the pylon.
Analysis: Bess has now scored in two straight games against Pittsburgh and is certainly looking worth the money spent by Miami on his new contract so far. In Week 8, Miami will play at Cincinnati, who are just average against the pass, and Bess will continue to rise up the rankings as long as he keeps playing a big part in the Miami offense. Use him as a nice flex option in deeper formats for the time being.
News: The Dolphins host the Steelers in Week 7, and while Pittsburgh ranks just 24th against the pass this season, they've only allowed two touchdowns to WRs, which doesn't bode well for MIami WR Davone Bess extending his scoring streak to three games on Sunday. However, Bess went for 85 yards and a touchdown against Pittsburgh in the 2009 finale.
Analysis: The Steelers allow an average of just 16.5 points to opposing WR corps, but Bess clearly found some gaps in the Pittsburgh defense in Week 17 last season, and he's off to a great start in 2010 with 26 receptions and 282 yards in five contests. Continue to view Bess as a flex option in deeper formats, especially PPR ones, for Week 7.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess has signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension. "It's great for a lot of reasons," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said. "Here's a great example of me being able to point to and saying there's a guy right there that, you're an undrafted free agent and here's a guy that we rewarded; he deserves it."
Analysis: Bess had 76 receptions last season and is already up to 26 in five games this season as he's thrived as the slot guy alongside stud WR Brandon Marshall. Bess has also found the end zone in two straight games, but he'll get a stiff test in Week 7 against the Steelers. Continue to start him in deeper formats as a nice flex option.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught five passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in a Week 6 win at Green Bay. Bess, who was targeted nine times, now has a score in two straight games.
Analysis: Bess couldn't keep up his 91-yard average from his previous two games on Sunday, but his touchdown helped make up for the yardage deficiency. The score came on a nice 2-yard pass in traffic. The former Hawaii star has benefited greatly from the arrival of Brandon Marshall, as secondaries are being forced to double Marshall a ton, which leaves Bess with more space to exploit. In Week 7, even though Bess will have a stern test against the Steelers, he's worth using in deeper formats as a flex option because of the frequency he's targeted by QB Chad Henne.
News: The Dolphins visit Green Bay in Week 6, and WR Davone Bess will be looking to build on his nine-reception, 93-yard performance from before the bye. The Packers have looked very shaky against the pass lately, allowing 118 yards to Santana Moss in Week 5, 86 yards and two scores to Calvin Johnson in Week 4, and 94 yards to Johnny Knox in Week 3.
Analysis: While Bess is more of a slot receiver than those guys listed above, the Packers allowed the slot receiver in Washington, Anthony Armstrong, to go for 84 yards and a score this past weekend. They are giving up an average of 17 points a game to opposing receivers so far in 2010. Bess has become a favorite target of QB Chad Henne this season, especially on third downs, and should see plenty of touches once again in Week 6. Consider him a low-end No. 3 or high-end flex option for this weekend, with extra value in PPR formats.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had his best game of the season in Week 4 against the Patriots. Bess had a season-high nine receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in the 41-14 loss. He was on the receiving end of a 19-yard strike from Chad Henne in the first quarter that opened up the scoring. Bess was targeted a team-high 12 times and averaged 10.3 yards per reception.
Analysis: Bess is third on the depth chart behind Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline, but is still a vital part of the Dolphins' offense. The Patriots put two defenders on Marshall all game long, which allowed Bess to get open. He has put together two very productive games in a row and Henne is looking his way more often. Still, based on his track record, you can't expect Bess to put these types of numbers up every week. The Dolphins have a bye in Week 5 and then will travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers in Week 6. Consider Bess a low-end No. 4 Fantasy WR at best, heading into Week 6.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess, who had six catches for 86 yards receiving against the Jets in Week 3, will look to build off those numbers in Week 4 against the Patriots. New England ranks 25th in pass defense and has allowed an average of 26.67 Fantasy points to opposing WRs over the first three games of the season. Bess has been targeted 15 times this season and has averaged 66 yards receiving with a touchdown in four career games against the Patriots.
Analysis: Bess ranks third on the depth chart behind Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline, but still is a vital part of the Dolphins' offense. However, Bess is more of a possession receiver, which limits his Fantasy value. He is coming off his best game of the season in Week 3 against the Jets, but has yet to find the end zone this season. Bess doesn't consistently put up gaudy enough numbers to start right now. He can be left on the waiver wire in most leagues against the Patriots.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess isn't a part of the starting lineup, but that doesn't mean he's not a part of the passing attack. He had six catches for 86 yards against the Jets in Week 3, bouncing back from a one-catch, 12-yard performance at Minnesota in Week 2.
Analysis: Bess showed a willingness to sacrifice his body on Sunday, making more than one leaping grab that resulted in him landing on his back. He has always been a good possession receiver but has gotten pushed down the depth chart with the acquisition of Brandon Marshall. Dolphins QB Chad Henne threw for a career-high 363 yards in this game, so you can't count on Bess to put up these numbers every week, but he clearly isn't going to disappear in the offense. Still, you should leave him on waivers in most leagues for Week 4 against the Patriots.
News: Dolphins WR Devone Bess, who had six catches for 51 yards at Buffalo in Week 1 only to stumble to one catch for 12 yards at Minnesota in Week 2, will look to rebound against the Jets in Week 3. The Jets are without top cornerback Darrelle Revis and have allowed only 1.8 yards per carry -- second-fewest in the NFL -- which could encourage the Dolphins to pass more.
Analysis: Bess is third on the depth chart behind Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline -- and that's not even counting TE Anthony Fasano -- so even if the Dolphins do pass more, the passes aren't likely to go his way. Besides, you have to wonder just how much QB Chad Henne can improve on his 148 passing yards per game. Don't bother with Bess in Fantasy right now.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made one 12-yard catch at the Vikings in Week 2. He has seven grabs on the season but for just 63 yards.
Analysis: Bess continues to play in the shadow of Brandon Marshall, who led the team with 71 yards, and Brian Hartline, who scored against the Vikings. Bess had 18 receiving yards in each of his two meetings against the Jets in 2009, and that's the team he'll play at home in Week 3. Keep Bess benched or on waivers.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made six catches for 51 yards in Miami's Week 1 win at Buffalo. He was targeted seven times, including on three straight plays in the third quarter.
Analysis: There was talk that Bess would be the third option behind Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline coming into 2010, but he instead was the second choice for QB Chad Henne on Sunday. While Bess' speed and decent hands will get him the odd look here and there from Henne, he's rarely targeted at in the red zone and remains just a flier bye-week replacement option in deeper Fantasy leagues. Don't start him Week 2 at Minnesota.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess faces the Bills in Week 1 and will be looking to do a little better against Buffalo in 2010 than he did last season. In 2009, Bess had just six catches for 51 yards over two contests, and has gone over 35 yards just once in four games against the Bills in his career.
Analysis: With the arrival of Brandon Marshall and the emergence of sophomore Brian Hartline, Bess has been relegated to the third WR spot on the Miami depth chart heading into this season. He might be in for a disappointing campaign, but is still worth stashing away in deeper leagues just in case he does take advantage of the less attention he'll receive now that Marshall's in town.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess played vs. the Falcons on Friday but didn't make a catch. He was targeted once in the game and returned a punt.
Analysis: Bess might have some weeks like this since he's the Dolphins' third receiver and clearly behind Brandon Marshall in the pecking order. He's worth a late-round flier in deeper PPR formats but we'd prefer teammate Brian Hartline (who is starting) in standard play.
News: With the Dolphins' trade of Greg Camarillo to Minnesota, Davone Bess should have a solidified role as the third receiver in the Miami offense. Bess saw his first preseason action last week and caught three passes for 31 yards while working with the first-team offense as a third option behind Brandon Marshall and Brian Hartline.
Analysis: Bess had 76 catches as a rookie and 54 last season, averaging a consistent 10 yards per catch with three total touchdowns. Obviously, the addition of Marshall will take a lot of targets away from Bess, but it should really open him up against weakish nickel cornerbacks over the course of the season. He's not worth drafting outside the deepest of leagues, but he might be someone to take a chance on off waivers when the Dolphins face really tough run defenses and find themselves passing.
News: During Friday's first preseason practice for the Dolphins, second-year WR Brian Hartline opened as the starter opposite Brandon Marshall. Hartline is competing with Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo for the starting spot.
Analysis: We expect Hartline to win the job, so this isn't much of a surprise. He should be considered a No. 4 Fantasy WR on Draft Day and is worth taking with a late-round pick. Bess is also worth a late-round pick in leagues where receptions count since he will likely remain in the slot role. And Camarillo, unless he beats out Hartline, has minimal Fantasy value and should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
News: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall finally joined his teammates for their OTA workout Wednesday. Marshall, who has spent most of the offseason rehabbing a hip injury he had surgically repaired in April, ran routes during position drills, where he was paired with Greg Camarillo on the first-team. But after those sessions, Marshall, who the Dolphins acquired in a trade with Denver this offseason, watched during the team portions of practice. "I'm a little ahead of schedule so the more I can do the better it feels," said Marshall. "I'm the type of guy, I want to be out there, especially in a new environment with a bunch of guys who don't know me." QB Chad Henne said having Marshall out there, even for a few sessions, allows them to work on their timing, which he admitted still needs work. Camarillo, meanwhile, is competing with Brian Hartline and Davone Bess for the starting spot opposite Marshall.
Analysis: Camarillo and Hartline will continue to battle for the starting spot, with Bess likely best suited for the slot role. Whoever ends up starting opposite Marshall is worth drafting with a late-round pick, and Bess is a solid selection with a late-round pick in leagues where receptions count.
News: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that with Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall (hip) unable to practice during OTA workouts and minicamp, Greg Camarillo and Brian Hartline continue to work as the Dolphins' starting receivers with Davone Bess as a backup. Marshall is out until at least the start of training camp, and Camarillo, Hartline and Bess are competing for the starting job opposite Marshall. "It's not in my control," Bess said. "All I can do is go out and work on me."
Analysis: We expect Hartline to win the starting job with Camarillo as a backup and Bess working in the slot. Hartline is worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues since he should draw plenty of single coverage opposite Marshall. Bess has plenty of value in leagues where receptions count since he is a good source of catches the past two seasons for the Dolphins. Camarillo is worth keeping an eye on during training camp, and he could still win the starting job over Hartline. That would increase his Fantasy value and make him worth drafting in deeper formats.
News: The Miami Herald predicts the Dolphins will start WR Brian Hartline opposite Brandon Marshall this season. The report states that Hartline is "bigger than Davone Bess, faster than Greg Camarillo and he can play all three WR positions. He's a smart guy. He's mature. He gets it. He has shown reliable hands." Bess recently told the Palm Beach Post he didn't know what his role was going to be this year. "That's the thing about this coaching staff. We just do what we're asked, and the rest will take care of itself," he said.
Analysis: Bess will likely be the slot WR with Camarillo and Patrick Turner in reserve roles. Hartline has the potential to be a quality Fantasy reserve. He is worth a late-round pick in deep leagues. Bess is also worth drafting as a reserve Fantasy WR in leagues where receptions count, and Camarillo and Turner should be ignored on Draft Day.
News: The Palm Beach Post reports Dolphins WR Davone Bess is unsure what his role will be in 2010 now that Brandon Marshall is on board as the No. 1 receiver. "I don't know," Bess said. "That's the thing about this coaching staff. We just do what we're asked, and the rest will take care of itself." Bess did say he's "excited" about the prospect of having Marshall on the team. "Anytime you can get a player of his caliber to be a part of your team, you have to be excited," Bess said. "He's going to make everybody better."
Analysis: Bess will likely remain in his same role with the Dolphins now that Marshall is on the roster. He will line up in the slot and be a solid possession receiver. Bess had 76 catches for 758 yards (10.0 avg.) in 2009, which led the team, but he only scored two touchdowns. He is a solid option in leagues where receptions count, and we like Bess to be drafted with a late-round pick in all formats. Keep in mind this is also his third season, which is typically the year when wide receivers have a breakout performance. That could happen in 2010 with Marshall now drawing extra coverage away from Bess.
News: With the addition of Brandon Marshall to the Dolphins offense, the hopes of Davone Bess breaking out in 2010 take a major hit. It is believed that the Dolphins are hoping to count on Bess as at least a quality slot receiver and at best a good complementary option to Marshall. Bess had 76 catches for 758 yards (10.0 avg.) in 2009, which led the team, but he only scored two touchdowns.
Analysis: Bess has clearly positioned himself as a talented short- and mid-range possession receiver. To wit, only six of his 76 receptions were good for 20-plus yards yet 48 of his 76 grabs 63.1 pct. -- were good for first downs or touchdowns. The addition of Marshall should be good news for Bess since it will mean defenses won't key in on him very often, plus he's entering his third year in the NFL, which is typically the season when wide receivers break out. Bess' upside is ruined with Marshall on the roster, but he could still be counted on as a good reserve in PPR formats and a decent reserve in deeper Fantasy leagues.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught five passes for 85 yards and a touchdown in a Week 17 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Bess had a solid sophomore season for Miami with 76 catches for 758 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Miami could pick up a big-bodied No. 1 Fantasy WR this offseason, but if they don't, Bess will be the No. 1 option again in 2010. His Fantasy value will likely remain minimal, however, and he will only be worth drafting in the deepest of leagues.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught five passes for 45 yards in a Week 16 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Bess is the No. 1 receiving option in Miami, but is nothing more than a low-end flex option in the deepest of leagues. Ignore him in most formats for Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made four catches for 58 yards in a Week 15 loss at Tennessee.
Analysis: Bess is the No. 1 receiving option in Miami, but is nothing more than a low-end flex option in the deepest of leagues. Ignore him in most formats for Week 16 vs. Houston.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess was held to 22 yards on three catches as Miami defeated the Jaguars in Week 14. Bess left the game for a while with an ankle injury and also lost a fumble.
Analysis: Bess has been the No. 1 receiving option in Miami this season, but he took a back seat to Greg Camarillo (7-110) on Sunday. The Dolphins head to Tennessee in Week 15 and Bess will remain just a low-end flex option in deeper leagues if he's healthy.
News: After his career-high 10-catch performance against the Patriots in Week 13, WR Davone Bess now has nearly twice as many receptions as any of his teammates. Bess has 59 catches on the season; Greg Camarillo is next with 32. Bess set another career high with 117 yards in the win.
Analysis: Bess has come on strong for the Dolphins this season and should be a popular option off the waiver wire this week. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy WR in PPR leagues when he plays at Jacksonville and their porous secondary in Week 14.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess set career highs with 117 yards on 10 catches as Miami defeated the Patriots in Week 13.
Analysis: Bess did his best Wes Welker impression on Sunday and actually produced more Fantasy points than Welker did thanks to his receiving touchdown. Bess has come on nicely since Chad Henne took over at quarterback, but he's still a little too inconsistent to use in anything but the deepest of leagues at this critical point in the season. Miami visits Jacksonville in Week 14.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had three catches for 34 yards in a Week 12 loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Bess had averaged five catches in each of his previous four games before Sunday, but took a little lesser role in Buffalo. Only worry about him in super-deep leagues for Week 13 vs. New England.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess as the teams leading receiver on Thursday in a win over the Panthers. Bess caught six passes in the game, gaining a total of 63 yards. Bess longest catch in the game went for 18 yards.
Analysis: Bess caught all six balls that were thrown to him on Thursday but again failed to find the end zone and has failed to score all season. The Dolphins offense revolves around the run game, making all Dolphins receivers hard to trust in Fantasy play. The Dolphins take on the Bills Week 12. In Week 4 against Buffalo, Bess had three catches for 17 yards.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made four catches for 72 yards in a Week 10 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Bess is the No. 1 wide receiver in Miami, but he doesn't find the end zone enough or produce enough yardage on a consistent basis to be worth using in Fantasy play. Continue to ignore him in Week 11 at Carolina.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made six catches for 56 yards in a Week 9 loss to the Patriots. He was targeted a game-high 14 times.
Analysis: Bess helps out in the Miami offense quite a bit, but doesn't do enough to be worth using in Fantasy play. At least he didn't fumble for a third straight game. Ignore him in Week 10 vs. Tampa Bay unless you're desperate for a bye-week replacement flex in the deepest of PPR leagues.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught four passes for just 18 yards and lost a fumble for a second straight game as Miami edged the Jets in Week 8.
Analysis: Bess has now gone four straight weeks with less than 20 yards receiving and his Fantasy value is dipping toward zero at this point. The Dolphins visit New England in Week 9 and Bess will only be worth using as a long-shot bye-week replacement option in super-deep leagues.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess had a poor performance in a Week 7 loss to the Saints. Bess made two catches in the game for a total of 13 yards. He also lost a fumble in the game.
Analysis: Bess is a solid role player with the Dolphins, returning kicks and coming up with a few receptions in most games. However, he is yet to score a touchdown this season and has not broken 60 yards in receiving. He remains a low-end option for Week 8 at the Jets. In Week 5 against New York, Bess made three catches for 18 yards.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught three passes for 18 yards during Monday's win over the Jets. Bess has 23 receptions on the season for 175 yards but has yet to score.
Analysis: Miami is on bye in Week 6 and returns Week 7 against the Saints. Bess has seen decent production out of the passing game but doesn't get enough yards or touchdowns to be considered in Fantasy play at this time.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had three catches for 17 yards during a Week 4 win against the Bills. He was targeted six times in the game and his longest reception went 6 yards.
Analysis: Bess has traded good and bad weeks through the first four games. He has had seven catches in two of his games but all of six catches in his other two contests. He has 20 receptions on the season, but is averaging less than 10 yards per catch and has no touchdowns. Bess is a top target in Miami's offense, but just doesn't have great numbers. Consider him a low-end Fantasy option heading into Week 5 against the Jets. Bess had seven catches for 47 yards in two games against New York last season.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess led Miami with seven catches for 54 yards in a Week 3 loss to the Chargers. He also had an 11-yard run.
Analysis: Bess led Miami WRs in Week 1 before taking a backseat to Ted Ginn in Week 2, but Bess has proven to be the most effective receiver in South Florida over the last couple of seasons. Still, he has minimal Fantasy value heading into Week 4 vs. Buffalo, especially as backup QB Chad Henne might be throwing him the ball in that contest.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught three passes from Chad Pennington on Monday night in a loss at home against the Colts for 29 yards. His 29 yards was second-best on the team to Ted Ginn's 108.
Analysis: Bess now has 10 receptions in two games after he had seven Week 1 against the Falcons. Still, he hasn't racked up huge yardage with just 86, averaging 8.6 yards per catch. Bess returns punts for the 'Fins as well. He is a promising young receiver who is worth stashing among your reserves but we wouldn't start him Week 3 at San Diego as Miami is a run-first team all the way.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess will face a non-division opponent in Week 2 in his team's home opener Monday night against Indianapolis. The Colts allowed the fourth fewest net passing yards in Week 1 against Jacksonville, giving up 114 yards and no touchdowns.
Analysis: The matchup does not appear to be very favorable for Bess, who led Miami receivers with seven catches for 57 yards in a Week 1 loss to the Falcons. He is a promising young receiver who is worth stashing among your reserves, but this is not a matchup we recommend starting him for where it can be avoided.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess led Miami receivers with seven catches for 57 yards in a Week 1 loss to the Falcons.
Analysis: Bess started Sunday on the bench behind Greg Camarillo, but made his presence felt just like he did so often last season. Bess is worth owning in deeper leagues and might be worth a shot in Week 2 vs. the Colts as a flex option. He's certainly no guarantee for consistent output just yet, however.
News: Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo will start over WR Davone Bess in Week 1's game at Atlanta.
Analysis: This is a bit of a surprise, as Camarillo is coming off ACL surgery in December. Bess thrived in Camarillo's absence last season, but now his Fantasy value takes a hit with this news. Wait and see how many targets/catches Camarillo gets before thinking about picking him up in deeper leagues.
News: The Dolphins shook up their wide receiver rotation a little for Saturday's preseason game against Carolina. Rookie Brian Hartline started in place of Davone Bess, and Greg Camarillo saw his first game action since suffering a torn ACL last year. Hartline finished with one catch for 8 yards, Bess had one catch for 7 yards and Camarillo had two catches for 4 yards.
Analysis: Bess has the most Fantasy value of this group with Camarillo still slow in his recovery. We know Ted Ginn Jr. is the best WR for the Dolphins, but Bess is worth drafting with a late-round pick in deep leagues. Camarillo could be added off the waiver wire later in the season, and Hartline should only be drafted in rookie-only formats with a late-round pick.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess started the preseason opener Monday night against Jacksonville. He finished with two catches for 12 yards.
Analysis: Bess is battling Greg Camarillo for the starting spot opposite Ted Ginn Jr. We expect Bess to win the job with Camarillo coming back from knee surgery last season. When Camarillo got hurt, Bess came on and played well to close out the season. He's worth using as a low-end No. 4 Fantasy WR in leagues where receptions count.
News: On the Dolphins first official depth chart, WR Davone Bess was listed ahead of Greg Camarillo, who is coming back from last year's knee injury. Camarillo has been fine in training camp and was a starter last year before he got hurt. But when he went down, Bess stepped up and became the starter. "That's really the way it ended last year, so that's why I put it out there," coach Tony Sparano said of the depth chart Tuesday. "But, depth chart to me right now, when you ask me to put together a depth chart after 12 practices, it really is something that's going to take place in another 10 practices. It's kind of hard for me to do that right now with a clear conscience. So I put the depth chart out with no real rhyme or reason."
Analysis: Bess and Camarillo are good Fantasy options in leagues where receptions count. Neither should be drafted in standard formats, but whoever starts could be worth a late-round flier in PPR leagues.
News: The Miami Herald reports Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said second-year WR Davone Bess could be in line for a breakout season. Said Ireland, Bess is "no doubt ready to take it to another level."
Analysis: Bess should be in line for a good season this year since Greg Camarillo is limited in his return from a knee injury. We like Bess as a No. 4 Fantasy WR, and he should be better in leagues where receptions count since he played well toward the end of last season when Camarillo went down. Bess is worth a late-round pick.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had a team-high six catches for 39 yards in a Week 17 win at the Jets.
Analysis: Bess was pretty much invisible until Week 11, but then he took full advantage of Greg Camarillo's season-ending injury and proved to be the most effective Miami WR down the stretch. He will likely head into 2009 as a sleeper No. 3 Fantasy WR option, with the potential to turn into much more.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess led Miami with 67 yards on six catches as Miami defeated the Chiefs in Week 16.
Analysis: Bess continues to be the most impressive Dolphins WR since Greg Camarillo's injury. While his outlook for 2009 is nice, he shouldn't really be relied upon in Week 17 unless you're in a deeper league and your WR is being rested.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess led his team in catches again in Week 15, but he only made three grabs for 25 yards.
Analysis: Bess was hot pick up coming into Week 15, but the Dolphins couldn't find their offensive rhythm and the rookie WR suffered as a result. He will get a decent matchup in Week 16 to try and redeem himself when Miami heads to Kansas City, so you could do worse than think of him as a low-end 'flex' option in deeper leagues.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught a game-high nine passes for 84 yards in a Week 14 victory over the Bills in Toronto.
Analysis: Bess has unquestionably been the best receiver for Miami over the last two weeks and has been steadily improving over the second half of the season. While he has only one touchdown so far, Bess is emerging as someone to keep an eye on in Fantasy play the rest of this season. He is certainly improving his draft status for 2009, but should only be used in deeper leagues as a 'flex option for Week 15 vs. San Francisco.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess, starting in place of the injured Greg Camarillo, led Miami receivers with six catches for 84 yards in a Week 13 win at St. Louis.
Analysis: Bess showed his value as the No. 3 WR when Camarillo was healthy and continued to shine in Sunday's win. While he isn't worth using in Fantasy play just yet, Bess is a young talent worth keeping an eye on in keeper leagues heading into Week 14 vs. Buffalo in Toronto.
News: Dolphins WR Davon Bess, only one week removed from his best NFL game, set new career highs with five catches for 87 yards in a Week 12 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Bess has suddenly emerged these last couple of weeks as the Dolphins' reliable No. 3 WR alongside Ted Ginn Jr. and Greg Camarillo. The coaching staff is relying on him more and more, and with a nice matchup in Week 13 at St. Louis, he might be worth adding in deeper leagues.
News: Dolphins rookie WR Davone Bess recorded his best game as a pro in Week 11 when he caught three balls for 50 yards in a win over the Raiders.
Analysis: Bess has been good for up to three catches a game this season, but this yardage output was his best by a long way. Still, he's way down the depth chart in Miami and has no Fantasy value heading into Week 12 vs. New England.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught two balls for 25 yards in a Week 10 win over the Seahawks.
Analysis: Bess barely registers most weeks in Fantasy play. He remains a non-factor as the Dolphins host Oakland in Week 11.
News: Miami WR Davone Bess caught two passes for 28 yards in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos' weak defense. Bess went for a long of 17 yards with Chad Pennington throwing him passes.
Analysis: Bess barely registers most weeks in Fantasy play. He remains a non-factor as the Dolphins meet Seattle in Week 10.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught two passes for 13 yards in a Week 8 win over the Bills.
Analysis: Bess barely registers most weeks in Fantasy play. He remains a non-factor heading into Week 9 at the Broncos.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught two passes for 12 yards, including his first career touchdown, in a Week 7 loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: Bess barely registers most weeks in Fantasy play and don't expect him to score much more this season. He remains a non-factor heading into Week 8 against the Bills.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess had one catch for 10 yards, four kickoff returns for 122.8 yards and one punt return for 25 yards Sunday at Houston.
Analysis: Since most leagues only count receiving yards, Bess has minimal Fantasy value at this time. Keep him reserved in Week 7 against Baltimore.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess caught three passes for 25 yards in a Week 5 win over the Chargers. He also lost a fumble on a kick return.
Analysis: Bess jumped up the Miami depth chart on Sunday when Derek Hagan was named inactive, and he made the most of his promotion by getting more involved than usual. Continue to ignore Bess in all formats unless he somehow finds himself as a starting WR. Miami plays at Houston in Week 6.
News: Dolphins WR Davone Bess made one catch for four yards in a Week 3 rout of the Patriots.
Analysis: Bess has been a nice special teams addition for the Dolphins, but he has yet to make much of an impact in the offense. Continue to ignore him in Week 4, as the Dolphins are off.
News: The South Florida SunSentinel reports that Dolphins WR Davone Bess is seeing more playing time than Ted Ginn, Jr. right now as he's returning punts and kicks and seeing plenty of time in the receiving game. "I'm starting to feel really good about my growth. The more they give me opportunity the more I just want to be able to showcase my ability," Bess said. "This has been a long, long journey, and it's not the end of it. It's just the beginning."
Analysis: While Bess is shining in Miami, he isn't likely to put up enough numbers this season to be of any use in Fantasy play. Continue to ignore him unless he suddenly vaults up the depth chart and the Dolphins start playing better.
News: Dolphins rookie WR Davone Bess caught two passes for 13 yards and ran once for 13 yards in a Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Bess has minimal Fantasy value at this time. Even though he plays a lot for Miami, he won't be expected to catch many passes. Ignore Bess in all leagues for Week 3 at New England.
News: Dolphins rookie WR Davone Bess had one catch for 8 yards Sunday in his NFL debut against the Jets. Bess is the No. 3 WR for Miami behind Ted Ginn Jr. and Greg Camarillo and played in the slot role.
Analysis: Bess has minimal Fantasy value at this time. Even though he plays a lot for Miami, he won't be expected to catch many passes. Ignore Bess in most leagues in Week 2 at Arizona.