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Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) expected to return to starting role for Week 13's clash with Bengals

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is expected to be start Week 13's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

What It Means:

Tagovailoa entered the day listed as questionable but is expected to be upgraded to available after pregame warmups and start against the Bengals. Tagovailoa reportedly took most of the first-team reps in practice this week in anticipation of his return to the starting job. Ryan Fitzpatrick will move to the bench. The Bengals' defense is rated 23rd against quarterbacks in numberFire's advanced stats.

The Dolphins are 10.0-point favorites over the Bengals in Week 13. Their implied team total of 26.25 points is the seventh-highest team total on Sunday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.