The Miami Dolphins are now listing solid veteran tight end Anthony Fasano as questionable on the team’s injury report leading into Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks, per a tweet from Ben Volin. The 6’4″ Notre Dame product is suffering from a hip injury, and the questionable listing is sudden as he has not been listed on the injury report at any point this week.
Fasano is the Dolphins top TE, but the position has been inconsistent this season. One of the best blocking TEs in the league, Fasano has usually been at least a decent pass catcher. However, he has been awful in that regard this season with a catch rate below 60% while running some extremely short routes. His total of 4.5 yards per attempt is dreadful, and the 28-year-old has not caught more than one catch in a game since Week 6.
If he can’t play against the Seahawks, then it will be an opportunity for the young Michael Egnew to shine. He is definitely worse at blocking than Fasano is, but he brings more upside to the table and has more raw talent as a pass-catcher. Ryan Tannehill needs solid blocking, but a big day from Egnew could vault him over Fasano.
We’ll keep a close eye on Fasano’s injury status going forward.
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