Buffalo Bills vs. Miami Dolphins: Tyreek Hill and 10 other Miami stars to watch

Tyreek Hill #10, Miami Dolphins (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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Regardless of who starts at quarterback, the Bills have their hands full with the Dolphins’ offense.

The Miami Dolphins won their first three games and eight of their first 11 before collapsing down the stretch. Five straight losses preceded their win in the regular-season finale over the hated New York Jets, but make no mistake about it. The Bills would be wise to avoid looking past them.

Tyreek Hill, wide receiver

One of the game’s shining stars, Tyreek Hill becomes less dangerous if the guy throwing him the ball isn’t very good. Tua is out. Teddy Bridgewater is questionable, but Tyreek won’t have to go it alone.

Jaylen Waddle, wide receiver

If Jaylen Waddle played for a more popular team and in a larger market, he’d be a two-time All-Pro. As it stands now, he’s still phenomenal having racked up consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons while inventing perhaps the game’s best TD celebration.

Skylar Thompson, quarterback

It appears Skylar Thompson is the guy. He isn’t on the same level as Josh Allen, but since we’re on the subject, does he have any chance of winning a potential shootout? It would seem he doesn’t, right?

Mike Gesicki, tight end

Are you noticing a theme here? The Dolphins have offensive weapons. If Thompson fails, he won’t be able to blame his supporting cast.

Jeff Wilson Jr., running back

Raheem Mostert is out. Jeff Wilson Jr. will be asked to shoulder most of the duties at tailback. If the Dolphins elect to employ a ball-control offense. He’ll be the guy to watch.

Whoever winds up playing left tackle

Terron Armstead is questionable after sitting out of Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practice sessions. His backup, Greg Little isn’t healthy either, but one or the other will be charged with protecting Thompson’s blind side. This could be where the Bills’ defense focuses its attack.