Brian Hartline WR MIA 6 Months

The Miami Herald reports Brian Hartline (torn left PCL) is expected to be ready for Week 1.

Provided Hartline avoids setbacks, he should be ready for training camp. Going on his sixth year in the league, the Dolphins don't need to rush Hartline's recovery. As usual, Hartline will be a safe, but low-upside, WR3 for the 2014 season.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 9 Months

Brian Hartline has been diagnosed with a torn PCL in his left knee.

It's not as bad as it sounds. Hartline won't need surgery and is fully expected to be ready for 2014 training camp after a rehab period. In fact, we'd be surprised if he wasn't ready even sooner as a PCL tear isn't nearly as severe as ACL tear. Hartline, who signed a $30.7 million contract a year ago, wrapped the season with a 76/1016/4 line. He now has a total of six touchdowns in his last 48 games.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 9 Months

Brian Hartline left Sunday's Week 17 game against the Jets with a left knee injury.

Hartline was injured after a 25-yard reception in the first quarter and is listed as questionable to return. It's a huge loss for Ryan Tannehill and Miami's offense in a must-win game. Hartline managed to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the second straight season before exiting. He's very likely dealing with a serious injury. Marlon Moore has replaced him in the starting lineup.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 9 Months

Brian Hartline (knee) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

The Dolphins are likely just managing Hartline's reps ahead of Sunday's must-win game. He'll almost certainly suit up against the Jets. Hartline needs only 22 yards to surpass 1,000 on the year.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 9 Months

Brian Hartline caught two passes for 53 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss at Buffalo.

Hartline turned in a brutal performance as he had three clear-cut drops and posted two grabs on 10 targets. His only real play was a 50-yard bomb from Matt Moore during garbage time. Hartline will take 978 receiving yards into a Week 17 game with the Jets, but he'll break the 1,000 barrier due to volume -- not strong play. He's now averaging 8.0 targets per game.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 9 Months

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 70 yards in Miami's Week 15 win over the Patriots.

5-70 is as Hartline-y as it gets. The Dolphins' No. 2 receiver will be a low-end WR3 for the final week of the fantasy playoffs, where Miami will travel to Buffalo.

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Brian Hartline caught five passes for 51 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 win at Pittsburgh.

Hartline made one of the plays of the tap, going to the sideline and stretching his body while also toe-tapping for a four-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was his second straight game with a score after going nine games without one. Hartline will be a borderline WR3 against the Patriots in Week 14 with Aqib Talib likely to shadow Mike Wallace.

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Brian Hartline caught nine passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 13 win over the Jets.

Hartline led the Dolphins in receiving and finished with a team-high 15 targets. He was able to take advantage when matched up with Dee Milliner in coverage, and beat Antonio Cromartie on a 31-yard slant route for a touchdown in the third quarter. It was just his second 100-yard game of the season. Hartline has 62 receptions for 804 yards and three touchdown through 12 games. His lack of big-play ability will continue to limited him as a WR4 going forward.

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Brian Hartline caught five passes for 78 yards in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Panthers.

Hartline was very effective, catching all five of his targets and getting open on big third-down conversions. Of course, his inability to make big plays after the catch or be a factor in the red-zone makes him a WR4 in fantasy formats. Hartline has one 100-yard game and two touchdowns all season. Last year, he had three 100-yard games and one touchdown in 16 outings.

Brian Hartline WR MIA 10 Months

Brian Hartline caught five passes for 65 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Hartline had an awful day. He dropped a wide open pass over the middle early on, slipped on a route that nearly cost Ryan Tannehill an interceptions and had another drop late. Still, Tannehill kept the faith and targeted Hartline a team-high 13 times. Don't expect a better performance out of Hartline against the Panthers in Week 12 -- he's a WR4 that hasn't reached 70 yards or scored a touchdown since Week 3.