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13 Nov

Dolphins Overall Worth (DOW) posts big gain after trouncing of Kansas City? 304 (+80 points)

RISERS

BRANDON MARSHALL (NYSE: BMARSH) +5: Over 100 yards and a touchdown. 8 catches on 11 targets is a nice percentage too. We get the feeling that letting him walk out of Davie would be a bad idea. You know what happens when you bring in a fresh-faced quarterback and don’t give him a #1 wideout to throw to? Sam Bradford happens.

REGGIE BUSH (NYSE: BUSHY) +6: 142 total yards and a touchdown. Reggie was a big time playmaker on Sunday. No reason to ignore his talent, especially when Daniel Thomas’ hamstrings are hanging by a thread. Let people write Reggie off as simply a pass-catching back. He’s averaging 4.9 yards per carry.

KARLOS DANSBY (NYSE: KARLO) +5 3/4: Simply all over the field. 11 tackles, 2 for a loss. But he wasn’t the star of the linebacking corps up in Kansas City.

KEVIN BURNETT (NASDAQ: BARN) +6 1/2: How about 12 tackles, three for a loss, and 1 1/2 sacks? This was exactly the type of performance we’ve hoped for. The challenge for him will be delivering consistently. Oh, and refraining from challenging reporters to suit up and take him on.

MATT MOORE (SADSAQ: MMOO) +12: Did anyone see Matt Moore being named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week? We didn’t, at least not “offensive” in the positive sense. 17-23 with 3 TDS and 0 INTS? A 147.5 rating? Are you kidding? Admittedly the Chiefs’ secondary was banged up, but this was a fantastic showing no matter how you slice it.

TUMBLERS

DANIEL THOMAS (NYSE: DTHOM) -2: Still banged up, and still struggling for yards. 1.7 yards per carry last weekend. This year is starting to look like a write-off for the rookie.

SUMMARY: IT’S ALIIIIIIIVE! We haven’t won by a bigger spread than this in almost a decade. A half-season’s worth of frustration was taken out on the unsuspecting Chiefs, who entered that fateful day in first place in the AFC West. The Suck for Luck crew was undoubtedly saddened by this win, but take heart. This is the best quarterback draft in a long time.  Hell, even Matty Flynn up in Green Bay is ready to take the reins for someone next year. Perhaps Josh Johnson too. The winning could very well continue against a wildly imperfect Washington team today. The Dolphins portfolio is showing faint signs of life.

GO DOLPHINS, and feel free to follow us on Twitter @thebottlenose

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