With all the injuries that we saw during week one and the injury to Sims, it got me thinking of who would be the one Dolphins player that if they went down would have the biggest impact on this season. Now of course the obvious answer would be Tannehill and for about 90% of teams if their QB went down their level of play would decrease dramatically. So this decision does not consider Tannehill.
It was really tempting to go with either Suh or Wake as they can dominate any game and are some of the best players at their respective positions. However I like the depth that we have on the defensive line and if lets say for example Wake were to go down, we would still have Suh, and vise versa. Don't get me wrong, I believe it would be a big hit but I believe in the depth enough to say that the level of play on the defensive line would still be respectable.
Saying all this, my vote would be Brent Grimes the man who got an interception last Sunday. He is a leader in the secondary and can match up and help take away a teams number one wide out. Grimes was a pro bowler last season and has already started the year off on a good note. You can rely on Grimes every week to play at a high level and with this pass happy league he will be a key contributor to the team's success this year. If Grimes were to go down I am not too confident right now in the secondary, especially with Delmas already out.
One of the players I was really considering picking was Jarvis Landry. He is quickly becoming one of my favorite players on the team and he always seems to have one or two plays a game where he just out fights the defense and gains a couple of extra critical yards. I do believe that the depth we have at wide receiver is one of our strengths and we are still awaiting to see what DeVante Parker can do. However Landry brings in a spark to the team that does not go unnoticed, and even has the ability do be a special teams difference maker.
My pick may have been a surprise to some of you, so leave down in the comments who you guys believe is the Dolphins most indispensable player for this season. Here is to a healthy season where all these hypotheticals will not matter!