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Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa draws praise from teammates ahead of first scheduled NFL start in Week 8

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa drew praise from several of his teammates heading into Week 8's game against the Los Angeles Rams, which will be the first start of his NFL career.

What It Means:

Tagovailoa will be under center for the Dolphins in Week 8 and his teammates are excited for him. Defensive end Shaq Lawson said, "For Tua to get the opportunity to start, that kid is incredible. I'm looking forward to going out there and playing with him on Sunday". Wide receiver Preston Williams said, "Obviously, throwing, making plays, [he's] everything you want in a quarterback" when asked about Tua, and tight end Mike Gesicki added that they "all have confidence in Tua to go out and make plays". With his teammates supporting him, Tagovailoa will face a Rams defense ranked 5th against quarterbacks in Week 8, a difficult test in his first NFL start.

The Dolphins are 4.5-point underdogs against the Rams in Week 8. Their implied team total of 20.5 points is the fourth-lowest team total on Sunday's main slate. Our models project Tua to score 15.5 FanDuel points in Week 8. His salary is $6,800, and he is the QB26 in our weekly fantasy rankings.