Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline cannot make a catch against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium Sept. 23. The Jets beat the Dolphins 23-20 in overtime to earn their second win of the season.
For anyone who watched HBO's Hard Knocks this year, it was clear that the Miami Dolphins were most likely in for a long season in 2012 with a new coach, a lot of rookies and just not a whole lot of talent.
So far though, the Dolphins have proven to be a stingy bunch with a solid defense, Reggie Bush and Brian Hartline??? Yes, Brian Hartline.
Hartline was the No. 1 fantasy performer in Week 4 after posting 12 catches for a ridiculous 253 yards and a score as he's proven to be rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill's favorite target over recent weeks. Back in Week 2, Hartline turned in nine catches for 111 yards, so this wasn't a fluke. Is Hartline going to be the top receiver in football this year? Hell no. But he certainly helped out owners this past week and will continue to do so down the road.
As for goats of the week, wow, look at Darren McFadden. Going up against a pretty good defensive unit in Denver, he struggled way more than a supposed No. 1 feature back should struggle. Run DMC had only 34 yards on 13 carries after going for 15 yards on his first three carries. Do the math, that's 19 yards on his final 10 carries. That's not good.
Better luck next week if you started him.