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Miami Dolphins Stock Watch

The Miami Dolphins fell to 3-1 after Monday's 38-17, blowout loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Here is a look at whose stock is up and down:

Rising

1. Jared Odrick, defensive tackle: Odrick had his best game of the season against New Orleans. He registered five tackles, one sack and four of his tackles were for losses. Odrick was nearly unblockable inside. He was a big reason why the Saints averaged only 2.8 yards per carry.

2. Lamar Miller, running back: Miller is finding a way to make more out of his opportunities the past few weeks. He rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Miller's yards per carry have increased to a solid 4.6. However, the Dolphins are not running the ball a lot and splitting time between Miller and backup Daniel Thomas. Miller needs more carries.

3. Charles Clay, tight end: It's hard to pick three standouts for Miami in a 21-point drubbing. But Clay has gone about his business and tied for the team lead with six receptions. Clay also is second on the team with 20 catches and has done a decent job replacing injured tight end Dustin Keller. Clay has five or more receptions in three games this season.

Falling

1. Ryan Tannehill, quarterback: Tannehill began the season playing at an MVP level. He was due to lay an egg at some point, and that happened Monday. Tannehill had four turnovers, which included three interceptions and one fumble. It wasn't the kind of game Tannehill wanted to have on national television. The key will be whether Tannehill can bounce back Sunday with a good game or allow things to snowball.

2. Safety play: Two players (Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles) had more than 100 yards receiving for the Saints and a third (Marques Colston) had 96 yards. That's a pretty good indication that Miami's safeties aren't playing up to expectations. Miami starting safeties Reshad Jones and Chris Clemons have been together for a while, but this group isn't gelling in the first four games. Both struggled mightily by allowing big plays to the Saints, who registered 413 passing yards. Miami is 24th against the pass, and Jones and Clemons need to step up their games in order to prevent more big plays.

3. Offensive line: It wasn't as bad as New Orleans linebacker Junior Gallete claimed, but Miami's offensive line did struggle against the Saints in pass protection. The Dolphins allowed four sacks on Tannehill. Miami's offense became predictable after falling behind in the second half, which allowed the Saints to tee off. Tannehill is the most sacked quarterback in the NFL this year with 18. It's not all on the offensive line, but the group has had its fare share of mistakes this season.