Still, Miami would certainly benefit from having Waddle back in the fold to complement star wideout Tyreek Hill in Sunday’s divisional bout with the Buffalo Bills.
Will Jaylen Waddle Play in Week 4?
Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said Tuesday that Waddle will participate in the day’s practice.
“He will practice today,” McDaniel said. “He’ll have a full practice, and upon the results of that, we’ll officially or unofficially clear him from the [concussion] protocol.”
Waddle suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Miami’s Week 2 game against the New England Patriots. He returned to practice for the first time last Friday and was listed as questionable on the Dolphins’ Friday injury report before ultimately being ruled out for the Week 3 game against Denver.
Having Waddle back would be beneficial, to say the least. He has tallied eight catches for 164 yards so far this season and is ranked as the NFL’s 18th-best wide receiver by Pro Football Network. Waddle is still the Dolphins’ second-leading receiver behind Hill despite missing last week’s win.
The Dolphins absolutely rolled over the Broncos this past Sunday, which is scary to think about in that they didn’t even have one of their best playmakers on the field.
Moving into Week 4, if Jaylen Waddle is fully cleared to play, he needs to be inserted right back into your starting lineups. He’s a key cog in the league’s best offense right now, and the upside to finish as the overall WR1 is there week in and week out.
This is a tougher matchup than Denver last week, but Waddle should still see enough volume to be viewed as a top-15 WR if he is going to be out there with zero limitations.