Fins Stock Report as the Dirty Birds Come to Town

22 Sep

Dolphins Overall Worth (DOW) as Matty Ice and the Dirty Birds roll into Miami.  (679.3, +66.7)

RISERS

BRENT GRIMES (NYSE: BGRIM) +2 1/2: Fun fact, before his injury Pro Football Focus graded Grimes as the #2 corner in the NFL, next to only Revis. He’s showing it. The positive of a one year deal is that it was reasonable, and we got to see if he was 100% back. The negative is that he IS back, and if we don’t extend him he’s going to get a monster deal this offseason. Fantastic interception of Andrew Luck, and exactly the type of huge play we’ve been missing on defense.

LAMAR MILLER (NASDAQ: MILL) +3: It ain’t the 69 yards, it’s the 4.9 yards per carry. It was so important for the Sea Mammals to show some moxie in the running game. Miller had a stellar bounce to the outside on his touchdown.

CHARLES CLAY (NASDAQ: CLAY) +3: What a massive day for Clay. With the Keller injury still lingering, the H-back threw his hat into the ring as a legitimate receiving threat. 5 of 7 targets for 109 yards? Chemistry between Tanny and Clay will make it harder for foes to roll coverage over to Wallace. Keep it going, Clay. You may be our surrogate Keller.

MIKE WALLACE (NYSE: MWALL) +5: That’s the Wallace we all hoped to see. Take your fingers away from the panic button. A great showing for the gazillion dollar man, who let it be known with catches all over the field that he isn’t simply a deep threat.

RYAN TANNEHILL (NYSE: TANNY) +5 1/2: Did Dr. T pile up a massive statistical day in Indiana? No.  But someone forgot to tell Ryan that Andrew Luck is “better” than him, and our boy outplayed the second coming of Peyton Manning for a huge road victory. If we’re in the wild card mix down the line, this win could be crucial in getting us into the postseason.

TUMBLERS

JONATHAN MARTIN (NYSE: JMART) – 2 1/2: Part of me hates to single Martin out again. Mathis is a good player, and lots of tackles would have a tough time with him. There was also a lot more wrong with Miami’s pass protection than just our LT. That being said, Martin was an issue once more. We’ve given up 9 sacks in two games, and Martin’s been the most glaring soft spot.

SUMMARY

Huge win in Indy, one that could become even more massive as the postseason picture takes shape. A great coming of age performance for Tanny, who’s been the forgotten man in the young gunslinger conversation. Dr. T is legit, but getting him sacked 75 times a season probably isn’t a recipe for keeping him healthy.  The Falcons (13-3 last year, and nearly represented the NFC in the Super Bowl) present a huge test. A win over Matt Ryan would also be huge for Tannehill’s continued momentum.

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

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