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How did the 2019 Dolphins team, players stack up against preseason odds?

The Miami Dolphins finished 2019 where most people expected them to be.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick runs the ball against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Preseason odds for NFL teams is a good way to look back to see expectations for the season and start to understand where things went wrong or right. Below, we will take a look at DraftKings Sportsbook’s preseason odds for win totals, division titles, player props and more while we discuss what led to their triumphs or disappointments.

Team Futures

Super Bowl: +15000 (worst odds of any team)
AFC East: +3300 (finished last)
Win Total Over/Under: 5 (right on it)

Player Props

Kenyan Drake: Total rushing yards, 650.5 (actual rushing yards, 847)
Kenyan Drake: Total rushing touchdowns, 5 (actual rushing touchdowns, 8)

Nobody really expected the Miami Dolphins to do much this season, and they lived up to expectations. The team entered the season looking to rebuild after trading Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans and Jarvis Landry. Running back Kenyan Drake was also traded to the Arizona Cardinals, which helped him beat both his player prop over/unders. The Dolphins’ midseason moves saw them drop from last year’s second place finish in the AFC East to dead last.

Miami was blown out badly in each of its first two games and kicked off the year by losing seven straight. Some thought the Dolphins might go 0-16 to tank for an elite quarterback prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft, but the Dolphins actually pulled it together some as the season went on. Wins against the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots helped close out the year strong in Weeks 16 and 17.

The Dolphins didn’t have much talent on the offensive end, but DeVante Parker was a bright spot. The wideout hauled in a career high 72 receptions for 1,202 yards and nine touchdowns. Miami will need to address its quarterback situation and fill out multiple spots on both sides of the ball through the draft.

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