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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport calls Dolphins RB Arian Foster (groin) a "long shot" for Sunday's game against the Browns. Foster didn't practice on Wednesday. Look for Jay Ajayi to lead Miami's backfield this weekend, with rookie Kenyan Drake mixing in.

The Dolphins are "cautiously optimistic" about RB Arian Foster (groin) and have yet to rule him out for Sunday's game against the Browns, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. We still don't have any details on Foster's injury, but it sounds like it's not overly serious. We'll keep an eye on his practice participation throughout the week.

Dolphins HC Adam Gase labeled RB Arian Foster "day-to-day" with the groin injury he suffered on Sunday in New England. It at least sounds like he avoided a serious injury. But considering Foster's history, he seems questionable at best to be ready for this weekend's game against the Browns. If he can't go, Jay Ajayi would likely serve as Miami's lead back, with Kenyan Drake also involved.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster suffered a groin injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Patriots. He's considered questionable to return. Jay Ajayi and Kenyan Drake are left standing in Miami's backfield.

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Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He got Wednesday off but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Foster should operate as Miami’s clear lead back, despite the return of RB Jay Ajayi.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajay is set to make his 2016 debut against the Patriots today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The team left Ajayi at home for its opener in Seattle, reportedly because of how he handled his demotion behind RB Arian Foster. Foster will serve as Miami's lead back today, but we'll see if Ajayi can start to earn back a significant role.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Patriots. He got Wednesday off but put in full practices on Thursday and Friday. Foster is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday. HC Adam Gase suggested that Wednesday was a veteran's day off for Foster. He's on track to play against the Patriots this weekend. RB Jay Ajayi might be back, but Foster will remain the best fantasy bet in Miami's backfield.

Dolphins RB Arian Foster was held out of Wednesday's practice and listed on the injury report with a hamstring. But HC Adam Gase intimated that it was a rest day for his veteran back. “That’s probably going to be a weekly thing with him,” Gase said. “We’re going to be smart as far as how we handle him from a practice standpoint. Going full pads, I don’t think he’s a guy who really needs full contact.” We'll keep an eye on Foster, but it sounds like he'll be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Dolphins HC Adam Gase intimated that the team will hang on to RB Jay Ajayi, despite leaving him behind for Sunday's opener in Seattle. We've heard whispers that Ajayi hasn't handled his demotion behind Arian Foster well. "He’s back in meetings, he’s back in the building," Gase said. "We left him back. That was my decision. We’ve cleaned that up. We’ve moved past that. This is a new day for him today.” We'll keep an eye on Ajayi going forward, but he's clearly behind Foster now and is certainly droppable if you need to open up a roster spot.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi didn't travel with the team to Seattle, according to the Palm Beach Post's Joe Schad. Miami is calling it a "coach's decision." We should learn more soon, but Ajayi obviously needs to be removed from your Week 1 plans. His absence figures to mean something close to a 3-down role for RB Arian Foster. That puts him on the RB2 radar, despite a brutal matchup.

The Dolphins list Arian Foster as the 1st-team RB on their updated depth chart. Jay Ajayi, who previously occupied that spot, is now with the 2nd-team. Foster has been building momentum since signing with Miami, while Ajayi bumbled through a poor preseason. We're still expecting both guys to be involved in Sunday's opener against the Seahawks, but Foster will be the superior fantasy play.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi carried 3 times for 13 yards, lost a fumble and dropped a pass in Thursday's preseason finale. It wasn't a good showing for the 2nd-year back, and the fact that he played at all might be telling. RB Arian Foster got the night off. Both guys figure to be involved when the real games start, but Foster might in charge of this committee now. Neither guy will be a reliable Week 1 fantasy play.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill hinted at a committee backfield after Thursday night's preseason game. “They both have different dynamic assets we can use, and whoever is in there, we feel comfortable with (them), and they’re going to make plays for us,” Tannehill said of RBs Jay Ajayi and Arian Foster. “I don’t think we really need to name a number one guy at this point or really at any point.” Ajayi and Foster rotated series with the 1st-team offense against the Falcons, with the youngster out-touching the vet 9 to 7. We're betting on a similar arrangement to open the regular season. That'll make both guys dicey fantasy starters.

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake hasn’t practiced since suffering a hamstring injury on Friday, August 5. It’s nothing new for the rookie, who struggled to stay healthy at Alabama. Even with Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi facing their own durability issues, Drake isn’t a recommended late-round pick.

The Dolphins have been leaning on short passes in training camp. "Screens, dump-offs or short to intermediate routes," the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson writes. HC Adam Gase says that's by design. “More teams than not, it’s 10 yards and under. That’s where all the passing game is. The d-ends are too good. If you want to stand back there and have your quarterbacks get your brains beat out, go at it." Gase has done well adjusting his scheme to his players' strengths, and this looks like more of the same. Miami's pass protection is questionable, and QB Ryan Tannehill struggles with the deep ball. More short passing figures to be good news for WR Jarvis Landry and the RBs and bad for WR DeVante Parker.

Jay Ajayi is listed as the starting RB on the Dolphins' initial depth chart. RB Arian Foster is with the 2nd team. We don't read too much into these early-August depth charts, but the takeaway here is that Miami's lead RB job is still up for grabs. Preseason performance might be the deciding factor. Ajayi represents the better value right now at his 9th-round ADP. Foster's price tag has climbed into the 6th round.

Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi returned to practice on Friday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero. Ajayi ended up missing 3 days with the bruised knee. That specific injury isn't a concern, but he needs to stay on the field after struggling with durability as a rookie. RB Arian Foster has reportedly been impressive to open camp, so Ajayi has a battle on his hands for playing time. Those 2 split the 1st-team reps in Friday's practice.

The Dolphins believe Arian Foster can be "the guy" in their backfield, according to the Miami Herald. The Fins coaching staff has said all offseason that they're looking for a 3-down back, rather than a backfield committee. Foster has evidently looked good enough so far that there's a chance he's that 3-down back. "His ability to feel holes in the run game and when he gets the ball in the passing game, how smooth he is, how effortlessly he catches the ball, it's an impressive thing for me to see,” HC Adam Gase said. “I've been around one other guy in Matt Forte, as far as a guy who can do that much.” While Foster has been impressing, RB Jay Ajayi remains sidelined with his bruised knee. We still have questions about Foster's effectiveness and ability to stay on the field, but we just bumped him up the RB rankings. He's still much lower than his skyrocketing ADP, though.

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