Daniel Thomas RB MIA 14 Days
According to USA Today, Daniel Thomas (ankle) may not miss the entire rest of the season.
Thomas has a severe ankle sprain, likely of the "high" variety. An injury like that typically involves torn ligaments which can take at least a month to heal. There are only five weeks left in the season, so the Dolphins have to decide whether they can afford to keep Thomas off injured reserve. Regardless, he won't be playing anytime soon and can be dropped across the board.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 15 Days
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Daniel Thomas (ankle) is likely done for the season.
Thomas reportedly tore ligaments in his left ankle on an awkward tackle from Captain Munnerlyn during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. It leaves Lamar Miller as the unquestioned feature back and every-down player for the final five games of the year, with Mike Gillislee and Marcus Thigpen as backups. Thomas did show improvement this season as he forged a committee with Miller, rushing 77 times for 279 yards (3.62 YPC) with three touchdowns. We've still seen nothing to suggest the 2011 second-round pick will ever be a plus running back in the NFL. Thomas will be back in 2014 for the final year of his rookie contract.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 16 Days
Daniel Thomas left Sunday's Week 12 game against the Panthers in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.
After catching a short pass from Ryan Tannehill, Thomas tried to shed Captain Munnerlyn but got caught from behind. His legs bent under his body and his ankle appeared to turn the wrong way. Thomas had to be helped off the field and threw his helmet in disgust as he arrived at the bench. He had three carries for eight yards and two catches for two yards before leaving. Lamar Miller will be an every-down back as long as Thomas is out.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 23 Days
Daniel Thomas rushed 10 times for 57 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 11 win over the Chargers.
Thomas out-touched Lamar Miller 11 to six, and outplayed him as well. Showing good power and tackle-breaking ability, he served as the goal-line back and got full series to himself throughout the game. Over the last five weeks, he's averaging 9.4 carries per game as this backfield takes a hot-hand approach behind a poor offensive line. There won't be any upside in Thomas or Miller against the Panthers in Week 12.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 26 Days
Daniel Thomas (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice.
There's been no indication that Fumblin' Dan is in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Chargers, but his Friday status will be key. If you're starting Thomas in a fantasy league, it's likely already too late.
Daniel Thomas RB MIA 1 Month
Daniel Thomas rushed for just 38 yards on 12 carries in Thursday night's Week 9 win over the Bengals.
He added one catch for four yards on two targets. Thomas was used in a short-yardage and change-of-pace role behind Lamar Miller and got majority of his work late in the second quarter after Miller was briefly benched for fumbling. He was held out of the end-zone for the fifth straight week and remains nothing more than a low-ceiling RB4 in re-draft leagues.