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|back from losing four of five games to take a divisional victory against the rival New York Jets last week. While a season-sweep against Gang Green will certainly help Miami both in morale and in the standings Authentic Jason Sanders Jersey , tacking on another W will be important for staying relevant this season. For the Dolphins earn another win this week, the team will need to handle Green Bay’s young and talented wide receiver corps, and more specifically, one dynamic young rookie.Each week of the 2018 season, I’m highlighting one player on the opposing team that Dolphins fans should be watching out for. This week, that player is Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling.Fact CheckPosition: WRExperience: 1st seasonAge: 24Height/Weight: 6’4”, 206 lbsCollege: USFStat ReviewValdes-Scantling has played in all eight games for the Packers this season, but with Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison dealing with injuries early on in the year, the rookie pass catcher was thrust into a prominent roll, as he’s started the past five contests. Thus far, he’s thrived as Aaron Rodgers’ downfield threat, catching 17 balls for 358 yards at ridiculous 21.1 yards per clip. That yards per reception average puts him at second in the league behind only DeSean Jackson of the Buccaneers. Valdes-Scantling has also added two touchdowns and is sure to see a large portion of action in this week’s game with Allison due to be sidelined once more.Key MatchupsWith superstar Davante Adams lining up out wide, Valdes-Scantling has been taking advantage of opposing teams’ second tier corners to make big plays. In this contest http://www.miamidolphinsteamonline.com/jerome-baker-jersey , Dolphins top cover man Xavien Howard is almost sure to shadow Adams in the hopes of containing Rodgers’ go to target, meaning it’ll likely be up to a combination of Bobby McCain and rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick (who the Dolphins have started lining up on the boundary) to contain Valdes-Scantling. At 6’4”, Valdes-Scantling possesses a seven inch height advantage over McCain, giving the former a distinct edge on jump balls. While Fitzpatrick measures in at 6’1”, Valdes-Scantling’s dangerous combination of size and speed will make him difficult to suppress regardless of who is lining up across from him. With Rodgers’ penchant for making big plays and his deadly accuracy on deep balls, expect the Dolphins to send some safety help to Valdes-Scantling’s side of the field early and often. Brock Osweiler will start for the Dolphins on Sunday against the New York Jets. Osweiler is coming off his worst appearance as the Dolphins starter as the team got demolished by the Houston Texans. Ryan Tannehill is still not able to go again as the shoulder injury is hampering his power in his throwing arm. We may also have to start wondering if we will ever see Tannehill as the Dolphins starter again this year, or beyond the 2018 season.You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Jets | FOX SportsDolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the New York Jets, meaning Brock Osweiler will start for the fourth game in a row.Adam GaseWhat Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Wednesday (Jets week) - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FLDAVIE — As the Dolphins head into the second half of their season, coach Adam Gase is trying to balance a rash of injuries on offense.The biggest question mark coming into the week was whether Ryan Tannehill will be ready to return Sunday against the Jets. He’s out.Here are Gase’s post-practice updates:-- Brock Osweiler remains the starting quarterback. This will be his fourth straight game in Tannehill’s absence.-- Tannehill has been throwing a football, but theDolphins QuarterbacksOsweiler hopes he ‘never [has] to go back to the bench’ | Miami HeraldThe Dolphins have bent over backward to avoid a quarterback controversy. But they might have one anyway, if Brock Osweiler continues to play well.Dolphins Wide ReceiversDolphins keep DeVante Parker Authentic Kenny Stills Jersey , hoping he can finally become consistent - NFL Nation- ESPNHe has eight more games with the Dolphins to show them -- or his next team -- that he can finally live up to his first-round status.Dolphins DefenseDolphins sign DT Sylvester Williams, activate LB Mike Hull from injured reserve - Sun SentinelThe Miami Dolphins signed another defensive lineman to help shore up a porous run defense, while activating linebacker Mike Hull, who was on injured reserve.Dolphins Special TeamsAC In The AM: Getting To Know Jason SandersIt had to be viewed as a gamble, drafting a rookie placekicker who missed 10 field goals in college at New Mexico and who generally wasn’t considered among the elite at his position.Phinsider News You May Have MissedThe Splash Zone 10/31/18: Dolphins Bring In Defensive Line HelpWelcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours.Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing - The PhinsiderWeekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing.Opposing Player Spotlight: Week 9, New York Jets - The PhinsiderThe Dolphins are aiming to sweep the Jets this season, but will need to contain a budding rookie passer in order to do so.Dolphins add DT Sylvester Williams, Activate LB Mike Hull - The PhinsiderThe Miami Dolphins announced on Wednesday the signing of defensive tackle Sylvester Williams and the activation of linebacker Mike Hull from the team’s injured reserve list. The team also made...Phinsider Radio: Trade Deadline, and Futures of Tannehill and Parker - The PhinsiderWould you have been a buyer or seller at the trade deadline? Our Jets preview episode will be out later this week!Phinsider Mailbag request - Week 9 - The PhinsiderAfter a one-week hiatus due to the Thursday Night Football game for the Miami Dolphins in Week 8, The Phinsider Mailbag is back this week. This is your chance to ask any Dolphins related question...