Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sun 9/26/21 10:00 PM

Gaskin carried the ball 13 times for 65 yards and caught three of six targets for nine yards in Sunday's 31-29 overtime loss to the Raiders.
EDGE Analysis
The carries and rushing yards both were season highs for Gaskin, who was more heavily involved in the offense with Jacoby Brissett under center in place of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs). The running back was less effective as a receiver, however, as he and Brissett had trouble getting on the same page. With the backup QB once again at the helm, Gaskin should see another big workload Week 4 as the Dolphins host the Colts.

Myles Gaskin
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Sun 9/19/21 6:13 PM

Gaskin rushed five times for 25 yards and caught four of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.
EDGE Analysis
Miami had to abandon the running game after falling behind early, and Gaskin worked in a three-man rotation with Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed. All three running backs got either five or six carries, but none got much going as Miami struggled to move the ball with backup Jacoby Brissett under center following an early Tua Tagovailoa rib injury. The entire Miami offense will be tough to trust in Week 3 against the Raiders if Tagovailoa's absence lingers.

Myles Gaskin
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Sun 9/12/21 10:59 PM

Gaskin carried the ball nine times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 1 victory against the Patriots. He added five receptions for 27 yards.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin led the Miami backfield with nine carries, though Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed combined for eight carries. He was fairly efficient with those touches, recording gains of 15 yards and an additional carry of eight yards. Gaskin also produced well as a receiver, as he led the team with five receptions and successfully hauled in all of his targets. Though he may not see workhorse volume, Gaskin appears to be set for a significant role in Week 2 against Buffalo.

Myles Gaskin
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Sat 8/21/21 10:33 PM

Gaskin rushed six times for 27 yards and a touchdown and secured all four targets for 44 yards and another score in the Dolphins' 37-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Saturday night.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin made a strong case for being deployed as a true lead back in a crowded backfield come the regular season with Saturday's versatile performance. The third-year back had a hand in both of Miami's first-half touchdowns, finding the end zone from a yard out on the ground in the first quarter before adding an eight-yard receiving score to cap off an 11-play drive early in the second quarter. Gaskin also saw his likely primary competitor for touches, offseason signee Malcolm Brown, turn in a solid 10-carry, 43-yard, one-touchdown tally, so it's likely the two players and Salvon Ahmed still see a fair share of work week to week, with Gaskin seemingly having a good opportunity to lead the pack by at least a modest degree.

Myles Gaskin
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Wed 8/18/21 1:15 PM

Coach Brian Flores said the Dolphins will employ Gaskin, Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed "situationally as best fits their skill set and what's best for the team," Barry Jackson and Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald report.
EDGE Analysis
"Gaskin can play first, second, third down, but depending on the situation, we may put another player in there," Flores said. He then called Gaskin a "chance of place" player as compared to "a power back" in Brown. Flores simply said Ahmed "has good speed, coming out of the backfield." In last weekend's preseason loss to Chicago, it was Brown who go the start at running back, with Gaskin and Ahmed coming off the bench. In the regular season it seems almost assured that the Dolphins will deploy a three-man backfield committee, but the actual workload split will warrant close monitoring. Flores' comments still make it seem as though Gaskin will operate as the starter, but he may not be able to repeat the near every-down usage he saw in 2020 if Brown and Ahmed indeed carve out regular weekly roles.

Myles Gaskin
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Sat 8/14/21 4:26 PM

Gaskin came off the bench in Saturday's 20-13 preseason loss to Chicago, taking four carries for 19 yards and one catch for three yards.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin's performance wasn't an issue, but fantasy managers might be nervous to see free-agent addition Malcom Brown getting the start at RB as well as the first four carries. Brown finished with eight carries for only nine yards and was even stuffed on a 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line, but while his stat line may be ugly, the usage/role was promising. It was the other way around for Gaskin, who seemed on track for the lead role in Miami's backfield after his quasi-breakout in 2020. The snap division in Saturday's game suggests that's no sure thing, with Gaskin playing well into the second quarter and sharing shaps with Salvon Ahmed for the second-string offense after Brown and starting QB Tua Tagovailoa were done for the afternoon. Miami's backfield will be closely watched in the second week of the preseason when the team faces Atlanta on Sat., Aug. 21.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Mon 5/3/21 2:43 PM

Gaskin remains atop Miami's backfield depth chart after the team waited until the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft to bring in competition, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Dolphins were widely considered one of the likeliest teams to invest high draft capital into a running back this year, but the team's decision to only add Gerrid Doaks with their final pick is a clear indication of confidence in Gaskin. A 2019 seventh-round pick himself, Gaskin played a near every-down role in the 10 games he was healthy last season, averaging a respectable 4.1 yards per carry despite playing behind one of the league's worst O-lines. Dynasty managers who bet on Gaskin this offseason should feel justified in patting themselves on the back, as the 24-year-old appears positioned to begin the 2021 campaign as the top option in a three-man committee, accompanied by Salvon Ahmed and veteran Malcolm Brown.

Myles Gaskin
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Sun 1/3/21 5:10 PM

Gaskin rushed seven times for 20 yards and a touchdown while catching four of five targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 56-26 loss to Buffalo.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin failed to find much running room but came through for fantasy managers relying on him in the season finale with a one-yard touchdown plunge to cap the first drive of the second half. Unfortunately for the 23-year-old running back, his team needed a win to guarantee a playoff spot and now looks likely to come up just short of making the postseason. Gaskin established himself as Miami's lead back when healthy with 142 carries for 584 yards and three touchdowns, plus 42 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns, in 10 games played. The 2019 seventh-round pick will likely start next season as the top option in Miami's backfield barring an offseason shakeup.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sat 12/26/20 11:43 PM

Gaskin had 14 carries for 87 yards during Saturday night's 26-25 win over the Raiders. He also secured all five of his targets for 82 yards and two touchdowns.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin entered Saturday's road tilt against the Raiders coming off a two-game absence due to COVID-19, but he immediately returned to his usual workhorse role, exploding for a career-high 169 yards from scrimmage. The second-year pro looked like Miami's most effective offensive weapon with DeVante Parker (hamstring) sidelined, accounting for both of the team's touchdowns on the day, most notably a 59-yard sideline catch-and-run late in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Salvon Ahmed accounted for just two yards on six carries. Gaskin is locked into a bellcow role heading into a must-win road matchup against the Bills in Week 17.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Wed 12/23/20 2:23 PM

The Dolphins activated Gaskin (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin has served as Miami's No. 1 back for much of the season, but coming off a two-game absence, the coaching staff could prefer to ease him back into the mix for Saturday's road game against the Raiders. If that's the case, Gaskin could end up settling into more of a timeshare with Salvon Ahmed, who starred in last week's win over the Patriots with 23 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. It's uncertain whether head coach Brian Flores will provide any insight into the Dolphins' backfield plans ahead of Saturday's contest.