Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa

23-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The fifth overall pick in last year's draft, Tagovailoa entered the season recovering from a serious hip injury and backing up Ryan Fitzpatrick. By Week 7, though, he was the starter. While he flashed a strong arm and dual-threat skills, he largely underwhelmed — in fact, he was twice pulled for Fitzpatrick. Tagovailoa ranked 24th in average target depth (7.8), 29th in completion percentage (64.1) and 30th in YPA (6.3). He really struggled in the face of the pass rush, as his on-target percentage under pressure was 40.7 percent (31st) for a 28.9 passer rating (33rd of 35 QBs). In Tua's defense, he was not served well by his teammates. Miami receivers struggled to get separation, which limited the yards after catch (27th) and forced Tua to throw 20.3 percent of his attempts into tight windows, fifth highest in the league (Fitzpatrick was first at 21.7 percent). The Dolphins addressed the problem, signing vertical-threat Will Fuller and drafting Tua's speedy former Alabama teammate 
Jaylen Waddle sixth overall. The Dolphins also swapped out OC Chan Gailey by promoting RB coach Eric Studesville and TE coach George Godsey as co-coordinators. How the offense will change is unclear, but for Tagovailoa's sake, hopefully it's a more innovative attack. The pressure is on for a big step forward this season. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $30.28 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2020.
Fantasy-friendly effort in loss
QBMiami Dolphins
October 24, 2021
Tagovailoa completed 32 of 40 passes for 291 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions in the Dolphins' 30-28 loss to the Falcons on Sunday. He also rushed four times for 29 yards.
ANALYSIS
With Deshaun Watson-related trade rumors swirling around him, Tagovailoa put on a brilliant second-half performance that was nearly good enough for Miami to pull out a thrilling comeback win. The Dolphins defense ultimately let him down, but Tagovailoa also had to shoulder some blame after short-circuiting a first-half drive in Falcons territory with his first interception and throwing his second pick at the Atlanta 30-yard line as well early in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, his four touchdown passes -- which went to Isaiah Ford, Mike Gesicki, Myles Gaskin and Mack Hollins -- certainly pleased fantasy managers and served as a single-game career high for the second-year signal-caller. Assuming he's still in a Dolphins uniform come Week 8, Tagovailoa will be teed up for a difficult road matchup against the Bills.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Tua Tagovailoa's 2021 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
15.3%
 
Avg Target Depth
7.3 Yds
 
Sack Rate
4.1%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.1%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

24322%
5222%
19518%
13758%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
35.1
 
Cornerbacks
49.7
 
Safeties
37.7
 
Linebackers
51.8
 
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2021 Tua Tagovailoa Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tua Tagovailoa's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
30.50 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
The fifth overall pick in this year's draft, Tagovailoa likely would compete for the Week 1 starting job if not for injury concerns. Specifically, a hip dislocation suffered last November. Tagovailoa was given medical clearance for football activities in March, but the extent of his recovery is uncertain. Durability is about the only question with Tagovailoa, who also had surgery on both ankles, sprained his right knee, fractured his left index finger and suffered a concussion during his three-year stint at Alabama. The lefty's dual-threat skills are plenty evident, getting top marks from scouts for his accuracy and decision making. (Indeed, at Alabama he threw 87 touchdowns to a mere 11 interceptions in 32 games.) At 6-0, he doesn't have ideal height, but gone are the days when short stature is held against a quarterback, especially one who is mobile outside the pocket and possesses a strong arm with a quick release. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to start, but Tagovailoa could ease into the job later this season, provided his hip checks out. Fitzpatrick turns 38 in November, and Tua is the future. Any rookie quarterback is a risk (especially behind an offensive line as weak as the Dolphins'), but Tagovailoa has the skills that portend fantasy upside.
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Cleared for Sunday's game
QBMiami Dolphins
October 22, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Falcons, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Limited at practice
QBMiami Dolphins
Ribs
October 21, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
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Listed as limited on report
QBMiami Dolphins
Ribs
October 20, 2021
The Dolphins listed Tagovailoa (ribs) as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
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Two touchdowns in return
QBMiami Dolphins
October 17, 2021
Tagovailoa completed 33 of 47 pass attempts for 329 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. He added one rush for seven yards.
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Active, starting Week 6
QBMiami Dolphins
October 17, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London and is expected to serve as the Dolphins' starting quarterback.
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