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Fantasy spin: David Garrard

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By William Del Pilar

David Garrard signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins and he has been told he will compete for the starting job with Matt Moore. However, the Dolphins have lost out on every free-agent quarterback so far from Peyton Manning to Matt Flynn to Alex Smith. Settling on Garrard isn’t exactly going to excite their fan base or fantasy owners.

The team might draft Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M as its quarterback of the future – Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman was the Aggies' head coach. Tannehill is raw, so it’s likely the battle for the starting job will fall to Garrard and Moore.

Garrard missed 2011 with a bad back but the year off allowed him to heal in full and he’s set to compete in 2012 for a starting job. However, at the age of 34, he could be past his prime and right now Moore has familiarity with the players and should enter training camp as the favorite to win the job.

A subpar fantasy quarterback with Jacksonville, he averaged 216.3 yards and 1.2 TDs with 0.8 interceptions in 46 games as a starter from 2008-10. Those are backup fantasy numbers at best and now he has to learn a complicated West Coast offense, which tells me he has no fantasy value right now.

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