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Dolphins Trending Up, Trending Down After Week 9

The offense took over for the Miami Dolphins in their Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals, leading the way to a 34-31 victory at State Farm Stadium.

It’s not surprising then to see more offensive players on the upswing in this week’s edition of Trending Up, Trending Down.

— Tua Tagovailoa: You didn’t really think we’d start anywhere else, did you? The step he took from his first start to his second was gigantic and it’s going to fascinating where it goes from here.

— Salvon Ahmed: Have to admit I didn’t know much about this rookie just promoted from the practice squad, but he looked as impressive running the ball as any Dolphins running back this year. Actually probably more. And, yes, that includes Myles Gaskin.

— Jakeem Grant: This is strictly as a wide receiver because Grant didn’t have a particularly memorable game on kick returns against Arizona. But he stepped up after Preston Williams and made himself a factor in the game.

— Jesse Davis: Davis again showed his value to the Dolphins by seamlessly switching from left tackle to right guard during the game to allow first-round pick Austin Jackson to retake his old spot.

— Mike Gesicki: It was good to see Gesicki involved in the passing game after a couple of really quiet weeks. His pass-catching ability needs to be a more consistent part of the offense.

— Mack Hollins: Always a factor on special teams, Hollins’ touchdown catch was impressive enough to suggest he merits a longer look at wide receiver. Read from source….