3 Miami Dolphins Bold Predictions for Week 2

Larry Rupp
Bold predictions for the Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 2.
Bold predictions for the Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 2. / Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins host the AFC East division foe Buffalo Bills in NFL Week 2 action in their first home game of the year. As 6-point underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Dolphins are looking to grab their first win of the season while the Bills look to move to 2-0 after their Week 1 win over the New York Jets.

The Dolphins are currently riding a three-game losing streak against the Bills dating back the last two seasons and will have to do something different this time around if they want to come out victorious. Here are three bold predictions for the Dolphins against the Bills.

1. DeVante Parker Eclipses 100 Yards

DeVante Parker shined for the Dolphins last season posting 1,202 yards on 72 receptions and scored 9 touchdowns. Parker was bottled up for most of Week 1, but caught all four of his targets for a total of 47 yards. Look for him to bounce back against a Bills' defense that he torched last season for a combined 12 receptions, 190 yards, and 1 touchdown in two games. The Bills showed they have a solid run defense by holding the Jets to just 52 total rushing yards, so look for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to air out the football on Sunday. If that is the case, Parker should have no problem posting big numbers once again.

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick Throws Multiple Interceptions (Again)

Ryan Fitzpatrick did not look very poised in Week 1 as he passed for under 200 yards and no touchdowns to go along with 3 interceptions. He doesn't catch much of a break going up against a Bills' defense that ranked No. 4 in the NFL in passing yards allowed per game last season (196.6). If the Dolphins commit to the passing game, Fitzpatrick may still be able to throw for a lot of yards, but that also comes with the possibility of committing a lot of turnovers as well. This matchup doesn't bode well for Fitzpatrick to rebound from a tough Week 1 outing and if he struggles, fans will begin to call for the rookie Tua Tagovailoa to see some action on the field.

3. Myles Gaskin Rushes for 80+ Yards

After signing Jordan Howard and trading for Matt Breida this past offseason, many people expected them to be a two-headed monster out of the backfield for the Dolphins. However, in Week 1, it was second-year player Myles Gaskin that lead the team with 40 rushing yards on a team-high 9 carries to go along with 26 receiving yards. The team showed a lot of trust in the young running back, but he draws a tough matchup against a Buffalo Bills team that gave up just over 105 rushing yards per game last season (No. 11 in the NFL). Don't be surprised if Gaskin shows the Dolphins why he should be the lead back on the team.

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