3. The Miami Dolphins will not have Jaylen Waddle against the Baltimore Ravens
Jaylen Waddle suffered a high ankle injury against the Dallas Cowboys. While the Dolphins did not rule him out, he has not practiced this week with an ankle injury, and Adam Schefter said that he does not expect Jaylen Waddle to suit up this week.
This is significant. Tyreek Hill has 142 targets, and Waddle is right behind him with 104. The next highest is 35. The next-highest wide receiver is 31 targets, and that is Cedrick Wilson. The drop from Waddle to Wilson as the Dolphins' number two wideout is one of the biggest drops in the NFL.
However, there is a drawback to this. This means that Tyreek Hill has no one to share targets with, and it means that Tua Tagavoila will only target Hill now. Hill is putting up massive numbers when Waddle is not on the field.
This is a small sample size, and it does not account for the Baltimore Ravens having a week to gameplan around Waddle not being out there. Still, it does show that while the Dolphins start to get limited in their depth at pass catcher, this team does not die with the loss of Jaylen Waddle.