Jaylen Waddle Fantasy Stats

#17 WR  |  Miami Dolphins

Height / Weight 5'10"  /  185 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Nov 25, 1998 (25)
Experience 4 seasons
Drafted 2021  /  Rd. 1  /  Pk. 6   (MIA)
College Alabama

Season Stats

Career 47 251 362 3385 18 84 9.4 13.5 8 41 5.1 1 3 2 15.0 703.6

Game Log

1Jan 13, 2024MIAKC25310176.215.5199.00006.0

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Jaylen Waddle News

Jaylen Waddle  • WR  •  Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle Agrees To Three-Year Extension With Dolphins

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle is signing a three-year contract extension worth up to $84.75 million that includes $76 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The $28.25 million average salary ranks fourth among NFL wideouts, trailing only A.J. Brown, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Tyreek Hill. Since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2021 out of Alabama, Waddle has hauled in 251 of his 361 targets for 3,385 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's caught at least 72 passes and racked up 1,000-plus yards in each of his first three campaigns. Although he is the clear No. 2 wide receiver in Miami behind Hill, he remains a strong fantasy football asset with WR1 upside in an explosive passing offense. Last season marked his first year without a WR1 finish, but he should bounce back after setting career lows on catches, yards, and touchdowns. He's a screaming value at his low-end WR2 price tag in early fantasy drafts.
May 30   
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Jaylen Waddle's Fifth-Year Option Picked Up By Dolphins

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.
Apr 29   
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Dolphins To Pick Up Jaylen Waddle's Fifth-Year Option

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.
Apr 16   
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Dolphins Not Considering Trading Jaylen Waddle

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.
Feb 28   
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Jaylen Waddle Fails To Get Much Going In Wild-Card Loss

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.
Jan 15   
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Jaylen Waddle Active For Saturday

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.
Jan 13   
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Jaylen Waddle Set For Questionable Tag

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.
Jan 11   
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Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle Stay Limited Wednesday

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.
Jan 10   
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Jaylen Waddle Gets Limited Tag In First Practice Of The Week

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.
Jan 10   
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Dolphins Optimistic About Jaylen Waddle Playing Against Chiefs

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.
Jan 8