News: Dolphins defensive back Nolan Carroll was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Jaguars in the second quarter, after suffering a right knee injury. He was taken to the locker room and did not return.
Analysis: Caroll has a career high 51 tackles on the season, but it is not clear whether this injury will end up costing him moving forward. Carroll is not a big-time playmaker for the Dolphins, so this injury should not make an impact for Fantasy owners.
News: Dolphins defensive back Nolan Carroll posted his second game in a row with solid tackle numbers Sunday against the Colts in Week 9. Carroll led the team with 10 tackles, all of them solo. He also added three passes defended in a 23-20 loss.
Analysis: Caroll has already established a new career high in tackles, and he is on pace for more than 80 over the course of the season. The Dolphins are getting passed on a lot, so he may continue racking up solid numbers. Consider him a viable low-end Fantasy option in deeper IDP formats.
News: Miami defensive back Nolan Carroll finished the Week 8 win over the Jets with eight tackles to finish second on the Dolphins. Carroll added a sack of quarterback Mark Sanchez in the game. Seven of his eight tackles were of the solo variety. Carroll added a pass defended for the Dolphins.
Analysis: The 25-year-old who played his college football at the University of Maryland recorded his first sack of the season. Carroll has 33 tackles as the eight he racked up Sunday were his best effort thus far. Carroll has struggled to this point and is a low-end Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Miami defensive back Nolan Carroll started on Sunday of Week 5 in a win over the Bengals, but left early in the third quarter to get evaluated for a concussion. He did not return to the game. Carroll finished with four tackles and one pass defended.
Analysis: Carroll has 19 tackles in five games for the Dolphins and has yet to pick off a pass. He got the start because someone else was injured Sunday and was injured himself in the game. He has limited Fantasy value in all IDP formats going forward.
News: Miami DB Nolan Carroll had two tackles and an interception during the Dolphins' 35-8 victory over Buffalo in Week 11. Carroll hauled in his first interception of the season on a tipped pass throw by Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. It was the second pick of his career.
Analysis: Carroll hasn't produced many highlights this season, his second in the NFL. The 24-year-old has not surpassed three tackles since Week 4 against San Diego. Fantasy owners should continue to ignore him in all IDP formats for now.
News: Dolphins CB/KR Nolan Carroll has been ruled out of the Week 17 game at New England because of a head injury. He was limited in practice during the week and didn't make the trip with the team Saturday.
Analysis: Carroll left last week's game with a concussion, so him being ruled out should not come as a surprise with the way the NFL has handled head injuries this season. Even when healthy, Carroll has just marginal Fantasy value in leagues that reward return yards.
News: Dolphins DB Nolan Carroll left Miami's Week 16 loss to Detroit with a concussion in the first half.
Analysis: Carroll usually returns kicks for the Dolphins and plays in nickel and dime formations, but his Fantasy value is minimal when healthy. Continue to ignore him in IDP Fantasy play.
News: Dolphins DB Nolan Carroll left in Week 7 against the Steelers with an ankle injury. His return is questionable.
Analysis: Carroll is a rookie who sees action mostly on nickel and dime packages and features in the return game on occasion. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: The Dolphins drafted CB Nolan Carroll in the fifth round of the NFL Draft at No. 145 overall. Carroll is 6-foot-1, 202 pounds out of Maryland. He is expected to compete for playing time as the nickel back to replace the departed Nate Jones (Denver).
Analysis: Even if Carroll ends up being the nickel back for the Dolphins he has minimal Fantasy value. Don't plan on drafting him in the majority of IDP leagues this year.