Jaylen Waddle


College: Alabama | 3 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 185 lbs
Birth Date: 1998-11-25
2024 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 198.8
Avg Pts: 11.69
Rank: 18 WR

Fantasy WeekPts
Week 16.00Jaylen Waddle 9 rushing yds (0.90 pts)
Jaylen Waddle 31 receiving yds (3.10 pts)
Jaylen Waddle 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Player Notes
Apr 29 4:20pm ET

The Miami Dolphins have picked up the fifth-year option on star wideout and former No. 6 overall pick Jaylen Waddle, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This is a no-brainer for the organization after he racked up 251 receptions for 3,385 yards and 18 touchdowns during the first three seasons of his career. Even with Tyreek Hill in town, Waddle has remained a 1000-yard receiver and is one of the best No. 2 options in any passing game around the NFL. Although Waddle set career lows in receptions, yards, and touchdowns last year, he should be primed for a bounce-back campaign if he can stay healthy. He missed three contests in 2023. He's now under contract through the 2025 NFL season.

From RotoBaller

Apr 16 2:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins general manager Chris Grier told reporters on Tuesday that the team plans to pick up the fifth-year options for wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and pass-rusher Jaelan Phillips prior to the deadline. These moves don't come as much of a surprise, especially for Waddle, after he put up his third straight 1,000-yard season in 2023 to begin his NFL career. The 25-year-old is the first pass-catcher to do that in franchise history, and it's even more impressive doing it alongside All-Pro wideout Tyreek Hill the last two years. Hill's presence limits Waddle's overall fantasy upside, but he's proven these last two seasons that there's still plenty to go around for Waddle in Miami's high-octane offense. Waddle will now be guaranteed to stick in Miami for the next two seasons.

From RotoBaller

Mar 7 5:13pm ET

Dynasty | The Dolphins have signed tight end Jonnu Smith. Dynasty Analysis: Smith gets a two-year, "$10 million" contract to take over as Miami's top option at the position. On the surface, it's a solid signing. Miami was going to end up entering the season with Durham Smythe as the top option and that was likely not going to work out well for them. Still, it's a little tough to get too excited about Smith after three lost seasons in New England and Atlanta. While he'll likely be the TE1 in Miami, the targets are likely still headed to Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, and De'Von Achane more than others. Smith's value should get a boost but dynasty managers should still see him as little more than a TE2 with some late-career upside.

From Dynasty League Fantasy

Feb 28 2:40pm ET

When asked about speculation as to whether the Miami Dolphins would consider trading wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, general manager Chris Grier laughed and said: "No thoughts of trading Jaylen Waddle. He'll be around here for a long time." The Dolphins have one of the best receiving duos in the league in Waddle and All-Pro Tyreek Hill, so it doesn't make any sense to split them up. Waddle took a slight step backward in his third season as a pro in 2023, but he still managed his third straight 1,000-yard season to begin his career on 1,014 yards, 72 catches and four touchdowns in 14 regular-season starts. The four missed games due to injuries were responsible for his career-lows across the board. With better health in 2024, the 25-year-old wideout should be a lock for another 1,000-yard season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 15 12:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle finished off the 2023 season by missing the last two regular-season games and then putting up a dud in the team's wild-card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday night. Waddle ended the game with two receptions for 31 yards on five targets and nine yards on one carry. The 25-year-old gathered three 100-yard games and found the end zone four times this year. He was a solid WR2 for his team and finished the year in WR3 territory after taking a sizeable step back from his 2022 season. He missed a few more games this year compared to the season prior, however, he still saw around the same amount of targets and turned it into fewer receptions, yards, touchdowns, and worse yards per target. He should remain a mid-round fantasy draft pick because he does offer a higher upside than most secondary receivers.

From RotoBaller

Jan 13 7:00pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is active ahead of Saturday's playoff matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two games of the regular season before carrying a questionable tag into this contest. The 25-year-old was limited in practice to begin the week, but the Dolphins were likely just trying to keep him fresh. The expectation is that Waddle will be a full-go in this game, so DFS managers can feel safe putting him into their lineups.

From RotoBaller

Jan 11 12:10pm ET

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said that wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) will be listed as questionable for Saturday's wild-card playoff game versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two regular season games, but the Dolphins have been optimistic that he'll return for the first round of the playoffs this weekend. The 25-year-old got in two limited practices on Tuesday and Wednesday, so he should be considered on the right side of questionable. Waddle has a decent DraftKings price considering he went for 1,000 yards receiving in the regular season, but he could be limited due to his high-ankle sprain if he plays, and the Chiefs defense has been very stingy on opposing pass-catchers this season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 10 6:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Tyreek Hill (ankle, quadriceps) and Jaylen Waddle (ankle) were both limited in practice for the second straight day on Wednesday. Hill is dealing with a new quadriceps injury, but he's really in no danger of sitting out against his former team, the Kansas City Chiefs, in Saturday's wild-card playoff game. Waddle has missed the last two games, but he's expected to return as well, which is excellent news for a Dolphins offense that has slumped in two straight losses. Hill, who led the NFL in receiving yards and was tied among wideouts with 13 touchdowns, will be a popular DFS play as he returns to KC as the second-most expensive wideout on DraftKings. Waddle will only cost $6,500 in comparison to Hill's $8,700 price tag, but KC's defense has been a bad matchup for opposing wideouts all year long.

From RotoBaller

Jan 9 7:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on the team's estimated practice report on Tuesday. The Dolphins didn't officially hold a practice on Tuesday, but it's good news that Waddle was listed as limited after missing the final two games of the regular season. Miami is optimistic the 25-year-old will be ready to return for Saturday's wild-card playoff tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs. With a DraftKings price of $6,500 for wild-card weekend, Waddle could be a value play to consider, but that would also assume he'll be fully healthy after missing two straight games. The 25-year-old recorded his third straight 1,000-yard season in 2023 despite playing in only 14 games, although the Dolphins have one of the worst matchups for pass-catchers on the road against a strong Chiefs defense on Saturday.

From RotoBaller

Jan 8 6:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel reiterated on Monday that he's optimistic about the chances of wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) playing in Saturday's wild-card playoff game on the road in Kansas City against the Chiefs. Waddle missed the final two weeks of the regular season but is hoping to return this weekend for the first round of the postseason. The 25-year-old took a clear back seat to Tyreek Hill in 2023, but that didn't stop him from reaching the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season to open his career in the second-highest scoring offense in football. Waddle also had 72 receptions on 104 targets for a career-low four touchdowns. He'll be a bit more risky coming off his injury against an underrated Chiefs defense if he's active, but his return would be welcomed news for a Dolphins offense that hasn't been the same without him in two consecutive losses.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 7:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) won't play in Sunday's meeting with the Buffalo Bills. The wideout has battled a high-ankle sprain since the Week 16 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. Although it appeared he had a slight chance to return, he'll miss his second straight game. Without Waddle on the field, Cedrick Wilson Jr., who had a touchdown in the loss to Baltimore, could see more attention from Tua Tagovailoa. Of course, Tyreek Hill should see most of the targets, with De'Von Achane also expected to get more involved on the receiving end, especially since Raheem Mostert (ankle, knee) won't suit up.

From RotoBaller

Jan 7 2:00am ET

According to NFL Media's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is unlikely to play in Sunday night's encounter with the Buffalo Bills. The wideout has battled a high-ankle sprain since the Week 16 meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. He didn't suit up for the blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, opening the door for Cedrick Wilson Jr. to score his third touchdown of the campaign. Of course, Tyreek Hill (ankle), who was removed from the injury report, should remain the top option for Tua Tagovailoa, considering he drew 12 targets in Week 17. But there's also room for Durham Smythe to see a few extra looks from his signal-caller, with De'Von Achane also anticipated to get more targets out of the backfield.

From RotoBaller

Jan 5 6:40pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) carries a questionable tag into Sunday's Week 18 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. He missed the first two practice sessions of the week before returning on Friday. Head coach Mike McDaniel hinted earlier in the week that Waddle should be good to go for this game. Fantasy managers shouldn't take too much stock in that and will have to check back closer to game time on Sunday. The absence of Waddle would mean the usage of Tyreek Hill should skyrocket. Also, Raheem Mostert (ankle, knee) and De'Von Achane would be more involved in the offense.

From RotoBaller

Jan 4 6:10pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday. Waddle suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 16 and missed the Week 17 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Dolphins are claiming it's more of a minor high-ankle sprain, but Waddle is trending toward missing his second straight game and could be questionable for next week's wild-card contest as well. As of right now, fantasy managers should be planning on avoiding Waddle in DFS lineups this weekend. If he misses another game, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and tight end Durham Smythe should continue to benefit in a big divisional clash in Week 18 against the Buffalo Bills in Miami. Tyreek Hill (ankle) remains on the injury report but is fully expected to play and should be very busy as one of the safest high-priced DFS plays out there at the position.

From RotoBaller

Jan 3 3:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel isn't ruling out wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) for the all-important Week 18 regular season finale against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday night in a game that will determine the winner of the AFC East. Waddle injured his ankle in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was ruled out for this past Sunday's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The 25-year-old will need to return to practice this week to have a shot at playing, but Miami will surely hope to get their No. 2 wideout back in a crucial game against their division rivals. Cedrick Wilson Jr. saw the most increased workload with Waddle out in Week 17. If Waddle is able to return this Sunday, he should be returned to starting fantasy lineups in a game that could be high-scoring.

From RotoBaller

Dec 31 10:30am ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) has already been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Baltimore Ravens after missing all three practices this past week. Now, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Waddle, who is viewed as a quick healer, could also miss Week 18 versus the Buffalo Bills but should return in time for the playoffs. Although the 25-year-old has been drastically overshadowed by Tyreek Hill, he was still productive this season, catching 72 passes for 1,014 yards and four touchdowns. Look for De'Von Achane, Durham Smythe, Cedrick Wilson Jr., and Braxton Berrios to earn more targets with Waddle sidelined.

From RotoBaller

Dec 29 12:20pm ET

The Miami Dolphins have ruled out wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) from the Week 17 game on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Waddle suffered a high right-ankle sprain in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and was trending toward missing this weekend's game all along. The 25-year-old's ankle sprain is believed to be on the less serious side, but it's an injury that could also keep him out for the Week 18 regular season finale against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. With Waddle officially out this Sunday, expect Tyreek Hill to be peppered with targets, while Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios should also see more opportunities to catch passes against a tough defense on the road. Rookie running back De'Von Achane (toe) could be busy in the short passing attack. Make sure you move Waddle to your bench for Week 17.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 3:20pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, who is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, is not expected to play in Week 17 on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. Waddle suffered the injury in the Week 16 win over the Dallas Cowboys and has missed two practices already this week. He also dealt with an eye injury and was limited to 28 offensive snaps. Waddle is over 1,000 receiving yards this year, his third straight 1,000-yard season to begin his career. The 25-year-old is the first player in franchise history to have three straight seasons of 1,000 receiving yards, but fantasy managers are unlikely to have him available in the their championship matchups. The Dolphins will turn to Cedrick Wilson Jr. to fill Waddle's role this weekend, with Braxton Berrios, River Cracraft and Chase Claypool also potentially seeing bigger roles behind Tyreek Hill.

From RotoBaller

Dec 28 1:10pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) remained sidelined at practice on Thursday. Although Waddle's high-ankle sprain isn't believed to be all that serious, his status for the Week 17 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday is murky, especially if he isn't able to practice on Friday. Fantasy managers playing for a championship this week need to plan as though the 25-year-old will not be available to play against Baltimore this weekend. Tyreek Hill (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday, so he should play on Sunday, and he'll be heavily targeted if Waddle is unable to suit up. Receivers Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios would also have bigger roles in the passing game against the Ravens if Waddle is ultimately ruled out.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 3:40pm ET

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Tyreek Hill (ankle) and Jaylen Waddle (ankle) were not present with the team at practice on Wednesday. Hill returned from a one-game absence due to a minor ankle injury in Week 16 to record nine catches (14 targets) for a team-high 99 yards in the win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Dolphins are likely just resting him going into a Week 17 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens, where he'll be a must-start, high-end WR1 despite a less-than-ideal matchup. Waddle is dealing with a high-ankle sprain that isn't considered all that serious, but there's still a good chance he won't be active this weekend against Baltimore. If Waddle is unable to play, Cedrick Wilson Jr. and Braxton Berrios will be asked to take on bigger roles behind Hill.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 20-Dec-2021: MIA Jaylen Waddle - Reinstated
  • 16-Dec-2021: MIA Jaylen Waddle - Reserve, Non-Football Injury - COVID-19
  • 14-May-2021: MIA Jaylen Waddle - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (fifth-year option)
NFL Week
2023 Season198.807210144104331200
Week 1@LAC11.804780500000
Week 2@NE12.604860601-200
Week 3DEN0.00000000000
Week 4@BUF8.604460500000
Week 5NYG14.5053511000000
Week 6CAR18.107511900000
Week 7@PHI12.306630600000
Week 8NE25.10712111200000
Week 9@KC8.4034206011200
Week 10bye
Week 11LV
Week 12@NYJ19.4081140800000
Week 13@WAS10.205520800000
Week 14TEN13.906790800000
Week 15NYJ28.2081421900000
Week 16DAL6.201500401200
Week 17@BAL0.00000000000
Week 18BUF0.00000000000