Ryan Tannehill has had much improved protection behind a rebuilt offensive line this year, which was anchored by free-agent signee Branden Albert. Unfortunately, Albert was lost for the season to a knee injury against the Lions in Week 10, which has forced James, the team's rookie right tackle, to the left side.
The results haven't been pretty thus far, with James and his replacement on the right side, Dallas Thomas, combining to allow two sacks and 18 hits and hurries in his last two games (according to Pro Football Focus). Last Thursday night, the Bills picked up five sacks of Tannehill, the most the Dolphins have allowed in any game this season.
Ware had a potentially game-changing strip sack of Shaun Hill last week and will have a good chance to get to Tannehill in this game. If he can exploit James' protection the way he did Joe Staley's in Week 7, the Dolphins' offense could be forced into some turnovers.