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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#154.57
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$Signed a four-year, $30.28 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2020.
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.
ANALYSIS
Tagovailoa returned from a three-game absence and had the Dolphins' offense moving early in the game. He tallied 76 passing yards on the team's opening drive, which concluded with a six-yard touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle. He led the team to a field goal on the subsequent possession, thanks to a few long completions to Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe. Though the production slowed a bit from there, Tagovailoa managed the third 300-yard passing performance of his career.
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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 %
19.2%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.1 Yds
 
Sack Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
5.1 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.1%
 
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#% of Team Snaps

24323%
17973%
12512%
6727%
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Overall QB Rating Against
103.2
 
Cornerbacks
109.2
 
Safeties
77.1
 
Linebackers
118.4
 
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tua Tagovailoa
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Yesterday
Kevin Payne analyzes the top wavier-wire options for Week 7, including Tua Tagovailoa, who returned healthy from a rib injury last week.
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Yesterday
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3 days ago
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4 days ago
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NFL Game Previews: Bills-Titans Matchups
6 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Bills-Titans Monday night matchup with game predictions, fantasy projections and DFS picks.
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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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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Ready to go
QBMiami Dolphins
Ribs
October 16, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Activated off injured reserve
QBMiami Dolphins
October 16, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) was activated off injured reserve Saturday and will start Sunday against the Jaguars, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
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Still expected back Sunday
QBMiami Dolphins
Ribs
October 15, 2021
Coach Brian Flores said Tagovailoa (ribs) is likely to start Sunday at Jacksonville if he can avoid any setbacks during Friday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Expected to face Jaguars
QBMiami Dolphins
Ribs
October 13, 2021
Tagovailoa (ribs) is expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London, barring any setbacks in practice over the next few days Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
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