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Myles Gaskin


#29 Running Back

138 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 14
Experience: 2 Yr(s)
Age: 24
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 205
40 Time: 4.57

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Week 7 Projections
Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
22.2 0.2 2.9 23.1 0.1 6.3
Weekly Writeup
Gaskin hasn’t topped 10 carries since Week 3. But he’s the best bet for receiving production in Miami's backfield, and with 6 teams on bye, that makes him a viable FLEX.

Rest Of Way Outlook

Rush Yds Rush TDs Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
30 0.2 3 22 0.1 7
Week 5
Miami entered with a wise game plan vs. Tampa Bay’s strong run D. A pass-first approach (and a conservative Jacoby Brissett) afforded Gaskin 10 targets, 10 catches, 74 yards and 2 TDs. That production was clutch, as Gaskin posted just 5-25 rushing. He took advantage of the blitz-happy Bucs squad to routinely beat favorable coverages. On his first score, Gaskin was wide open on a wheel route vs. zone. Later, he leaked out of the backfield near the goal line to snag a wide open TD. The absence of Will Fuller and DeVante Parker certainly helped here — as did a massive 2nd half deficit. Gaskin, though, did the bulk of his damage before the 4th quarter. We’re still skeptical of this Miami backfield, but Gaskin at least looks like the best fantasy bet entering a Week 6 London game vs. Jacksonville. He’s a fantasy FLEX option for that one.
Week 4
Well … that was ugly. Malcolm Brown started Sunday’s game and played exclusively on the first 2 drives. (He saw all of the goal line work, too.) Combined with Miami playing from behind, Gaskin mustered only 3 yards on 2 carries. He didn’t draw a single target from the struggling Jacoby Brissett. Miami ran only 49 plays in this one, but this type of extreme output was hard to forecast. While Brown wasn’t effective (8 carries, 23 yards), Gaskin’s now unplayable in the short term. Miami’s O-line — already struggling — gets a horrid matchup against Tampa Bay in Week 5.
Week 3
Gaskin posted an efficient 13-65 rushing line in a favorable matchup at Vegas. Game flow started out positively, with Miami racing out to a 14-0 lead. The offense quickly went cold after Malcolm Brown’s 24-yard TD in the 1st. Brown’s 7 carries certainly limited Gaskin’s upside, but the Fins at least went away from 3rd RB Salvon Ahmed. Gaskin also garnered 6 targets, giving him 16 on the young season. A conservative Jacoby Brissett should continue feeding him looks with Tua Tagovailoa out several more weeks. Gaskin gets a fine Week 4 matchup with the Colts before a nightmare date with Tampa Bay. He remains a FLEX option.
Week 2
Don’t put too much stock in Week 2 for the Miami backfield. Fins RBs combined for only 16 attempts in a blowout loss vs. Buffalo. Tua Tagovailoa left early with a rib injury, and Jacoby Brissett struggled to get anything going. Miami posted only 216 total yards despite firing off 70 plays. Downgrade Gaskin — who posted just 5 carries for 25 yards — if Tua remains out for Week 3. The one saving grace here is Gaskin’s passing game involvement. Through 2 games, he’s sitting on 10 targets and 9 catches. Next up is a fine road matchup with Vegas.
Week 1
Gaskin was Miami’s lead back in Sunday’s win over New England. But the margin was slim — he saw just 9 carries to 5 for Malcolm Brown; 3 for Salvon Ahmed. Brown and Ahmed each saw a goal line carry, while Gaskin did not. Miami ran just 52 plays in this one, well below the league average. So Gaskin actually did quite well to come away with 12.6 PPR points on the strength of 5 catches. Next up is a Bills run D that largely shut down Najee Harris in the opener.

Basic Stats Preseason Player Analysis

What You Need to Know:

  • A 2019 7th round pick, Gaskin overtook Matt Breida and Jordan Howard to lead Miami in rushing (142-584-3) last season. He finished 3rd on the team in receptions (41).
  • The 24-year-old averaged 97.2 total yards per game — 10th most among RBs.
  • Gaskin hit 10 PPR points in 9 of 10 games.
  • Gaskin played in an offense with inconsistent QB play and no vertical presence to threaten defenses. A young O-line ranked 24th in adjusted line yards; 21st in Pro Football Focus’ run blocking grades. Not great.
  • Gaskin’s 2019 season ended with a high-ankle sprain. He missed 4 games in 2020 with an MCL sprain; 2 on the COVID-19 list.
  • Gaskin thrived as a pass blocker, allowing only 2 pressures on 68 pass blocking opportunities. He should remain Miami’s passing down back.
  • Gaskin wasn’t anything special as a runner; his PFF Elusive Rating ranked 59th among 162 RBs. He sat 83rd in yards after contact per attempt.
  • The Dolphins have expressed interest in a number of free agent RBs over the past 2 seasons, including Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Jones and Kerryon Johnson. They signed Malcolm Brown in March, but another move can’t be ruled out. For now, Brown — a power back — is a candidate to see goal line work.
  • The Dolphins waited until Round 7 to add Cincinnati RB Gerrid Doaks.
  • Miami’s O-line will look for improvement from within. They added more youth to an already young line by selecting Notre Dame OT/OG Liam Eichenberg in Round 2.
  • The Dolphins promoted from within, elevating former RB coach Eric Studesville and TE coach George Godsey to Co-OC positions. Gaskin said in May that he’s learning “a whole new playbook.”

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Gaskin enjoyed a mini breakout last year. He bypassed a pair of veterans on the depth chart and popped for several fantasy-friendly lines on a young Miami offense.

His 3rd season brings his best supporting cast yet. Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle to give Miami some much needed speed. In theory, Gaskin should see fewer loaded boxes — especially if Tua Tagovailoa takes a step forward.

Miami, however, has made several attempts to add legit RB competition. It didn’t happen this offseason, but we’d caution against the notion of Gaskin being locked into a weekly workhorse role. He’s a fringe RB2 entering the summer.

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Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin has been activated from the COVID list and practiced on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for Saturday night's game against the Raiders. A healthy Gaskin has been Miami's lead back, averaging 17.5 carries and 4.3 targets over his last 6 games. We're expecting him to return to a similar role, despite RB Salvon Ahmed's solid Week 15 outing.

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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.

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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.

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Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin (knee) has been activated from IR. That puts him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Gaskin averaged 16.8 carries and 4.8 targets over his last 5 games and has a shot to see a similar workload tomorrow with RBs Salvon Ahmed, DeAndre Washington and Matt Breida all likely sidelined. It puts Gaskin right back in the RB2 mix.

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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.

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