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News: 4 days agoTagovailoa completed 21 of 30 passes for 243 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Friday's 34-13 win over the Jets. He added one rushing yard on two attempts and lost a fumble.
Spin: Tagovailoa failed to connect with Tyreek Hill in the end zone on fourth down to end Miami's opening drive, but he found Hill for a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter. That throw extended Tua's streak of games with a touchdown pass to 20 consecutive appearances, which gives him sole possession of second place in franchise history behind Dan Marino's 30-game streak in 1985-87. He let the Jets back into the game with a pick-six to cut Miami's lead to 10-6 in the final minute of the first half, only for Tim Boyle to return the favor on the final play before halftime, allowing the Dolphins to bleed clock with a run-heavy approach in the second half. Tagovailoa came up short of 250 passing yards for just the fourth time this season, but he'll have a nice opportunity to get back over that threshold in Week 13 against a Washington defense that just allowed 331 passing yards and four touchdowns to Dak Prescott on Thanksgiving.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Tagovailoa returns as Miami's starter after an up-and-down 2022 campaign in which he missed substantial time due to injury but played extremely well when active. Tagovailoa's 8.9 YPA led the league, he trailed only Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen in QBR and he was seventh in fantasy PPG during the 12 weeks he played more than half the snaps. A healthy Tagovailoa has immense fantasy upside in a pass-heavy Miami scheme with Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle locked in at wide receiver, but we have to worry a bit about durability, as well as his minimal contributions as a rusher (24-70-0 rushing line in 2022). Tagovailoa is a fringe QB1 option.