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11:12am EST 12/20/20

Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He joins DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird in the backfield. Ahmed operated as Miami's lead back in Weeks 10 and 11 and might return to that role today. But it’s unclear exactly how touches will be distributed here.

Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game vs. the Patriots. He got in 3 limited practices this week and seems on track to return. Ahmed operated as Miami's lead back in Weeks 10 and 11, totaling 33 carries and 7 targets. He might just be the best bet for touches in the backfield this weekend -- ahead of DeAndre Washington, Matt Breida and Patrick Laird -- but you're best off just avoiding this backfield in what figures to be a low-scoring affair vs. New England.

Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin has been placed on the COVID list. It's unclear if he tested positive for the virus, but he's out for at least this weekend's game vs. the Chiefs. RB Matt Breida is also on the COVID list, while RB Salvon Ahmed is out with his shoulder injury. Miami is down to RBs Patrick Laird, DeAndre Washington and Elijah McGuire, who was just elevated from the practice squad. It's anyone's guess as to how touches will be divvied here, so it's a situation to try to avoid in Week 14 fantasy lineups.

Update: ESPN's Field Yates reports that Gaskin tested positive for COVID, so he'll likely miss Week 15, too.

Dolphins RBs Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and Matt Breida (COVID) are out for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. That leaves DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird to back up Myles Gaskin, who was back in a feature role last week.

Dolphins RBs Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are inactive for today’s game against the Bengals. RB Matt Breida (COVID) is also out, leaving Miami’s backfield to Myles Gaskin and Patrick Laird. Assuming Gaskin’s knee is somewhere close to 100%, he should step back into a workhorse role.

Dolphins RBs Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals. RB Matt Breida, meanwhile, missed Friday's practice with an illness that HC Brian Flores declined to say was COVID related or not. Flores also said that the team is still deciding whether to bring back RB Myles Gaskin (knee) for this weekend's game. If Gaskin is activated, he'd likely step back in as Miami's clear lead back and be in the RB2 mix. If not, Miami could be left with only RB Patrick Laird. We have to imagine they'd go pass-heavy in that case.

Dolphins RB DeAndre Washington has missed the first 2 practices of the week with a hamstring injury. RB Salvon Ahmed, meanwhile, has been limited with his shoulder issue. RB Myles Gaskin (knee) has also been practicing but isn't listed on the official report because he still hasn't been activated from IR. Hopefully by Friday afternoon we'll have a better idea of what Miami's backfield will look like vs. Cincinnati this weekend.

Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin (knee) won't be activated from IR and will miss Sunday's game against the Jets, ESPN's Cameron Wolfe reports. With RB Salvon Ahmed also out, Miami is down to RBs Matt Breida, DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird. We're guessing that Breida leads the way in touches tomorrow -- but it's just a guess. You should try to avoid the situation in fantasy lineups.

Dolphins RB Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. RB Myles Gaskin (knee) returned to practice this week, but HC Brian Flores wouldn't say Friday whether Gaskin will be able to play this weekend. We'll look for updates on his status. Matt Breida, Patrick Laird and DeAndre Washington are Miami's healthy RBs right now.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweets that Dolphins RB Matt Breida (hamstring) "may be a week away from going." It sounds like we should expect him to miss today's game against the Chargers. That'd leave Miami's backfield to DeAndre Washington, Salvon Ahmed, Jordan Howard and Patrick Laird. It's still a situation to avoid in fantasy.

Dolphins RB Matt Breida missed Wednesday's practice with a hamstring injury. HC Brian Flores only said Thursday that Breida "has a chance" to play against the Cardinals this weekend. With RB Myles Gaskin (knee) on IR, Breida's absence would leave Miami down to RBs Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird and newly acquired DeAndre Washington.

Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin is expected to miss the next 3 weeks with a sprained MCL, according to The Miami Herald's Barry Jackson. The Dolphins' trade for RB DeAndre Washington today now makes more sense. Washington will join Matt Breida and Jordan Howard in the backfield while Gaskin is out. We're likely looking at a committee here, with Howard and Breida splitting early-down work and Breida and Washington vying for passing-down duties. It's a situation to avoid in Week 9 fantasy lineups.

The Dolphins have acquired RB DeAndre Washington from the Chiefs. Washington's only 4 touches of the season came last week -- but he caught 88 balls across 4 seasons with the Raiders. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact in Miami, though, barring an injury to Myles Gaskin.

The Chiefs are releasing RB DeAndre Washington, according to ESPN's Field Yates. That seems to solidify Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson behind Clyde Edwards-Helaire on the depth chart. Each makes for a solid stash late in fantasy football drafts, with Williams the #2.

The Athletic's Nate Taylor believes Darrel Williams will enter the season as the Chiefs' #2 RB. Williams has reportedly been splitting 1st-team reps with rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire and showing well in all aspects. “He’s done a hell of a job,” OC Eric Bieniemy said. “He’s smart, he can run it, he does a great job of picking up the blitz, and he’s also good in the pass game, as far as catching passes out on the perimeter.” Williams has mustered just 3.4 yards per carry on 54 attempts in Kansas City over the past 2 seasons -- although he's averaged a nice 10.8 yards on 18 receptions. We're ultimately still expecting a committee backfield with Williams, DeAndre Washington and potentially Darwin Thompson if Edwards-Helaire misses time. So we're not going out of our way to draft any of these Chiefs backups. But Williams is worth a look in super deep fantasy leagues.

Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy called rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire a "piece of the puzzle” when discussing his 2020 backfield. Bieniemy also mentioned Damien Williams, Darwin Thompson and DeAndre Washington as pieces. He went on to call Edwards-Helaire a “special kid … running the ball, having the ability to get outside in the open field, make some plays as a receiver. You can create matchups with him. He’s one of those ideal kids that fit in what we do.” We know the Chiefs are high on CEH after they spent the 32nd overall pick on him last month. And we’re expecting him to lead the backfield in touches and fantasy points this season. The question is just how much of the work he’ll garner. Fantasy drafters are assuming it’ll be a whole bunch. Edwards-Helaire’s ADP is currently sitting in the early 3rd round.

The Chiefs have signed RB DeAndre Washington to a 1-year deal. The former Raider saw his most extensive action as a pro late last season with RB Josh Jacobs banged up over the final 4 games, taking 60 carries for 231 yards (3.9 YPC) and 2 TDs while adding 18 catches for 125 yards. He's averaging just 4.0 yards per carry for his career, though, and is best-suited for a change-of-pace role. That's what he figures to play in Kansas City. If this is all the Chiefs add to the backfield this offseason, RB Damien Williams is set up for big volume.

The Raiders have signed RB Jalen Richard to an undisclosed contract, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Richard was set to hit free agency in March but will remain with the team that he's spent all 4 of his NFL seasons with. Richard has totaled 160 catches as a pro, including 36 this past year. DeAndre Washington stepped in as the lead back when RB Josh Jacobs was sidelined in 2019 -- but Washington will be a free agent next month. That could leave Richard as Jacobs' handcuff in 2020.

 
 
 

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