Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sun 12/20/20 8:53 AM

Gaskin (illness) won't be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday's game against the Patriots, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Since Gaskin's placement on the list Dec. 12 was the result of a positive test rather than being a close contact of a person infected with the virus, he'll unsurprisingly be held out for a second straight week while he waits to clear all COVID-19-related protocols. At this point, Gaskin isn't known to be suffering from any major symptoms of the virus, but he'll still likely need to practice in some capacity next week to have a shot at suiting up in the Dolphins' next game Dec. 26 in Las Vegas.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sat 12/12/20 5:25 PM

Gaskin, who was already ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, could miss multiple weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
EDGE Analysis
DeAndre Washington figures to head the Dolphins backfield Sunday with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) ruled out earlier in the week and Matt Breida situated with Gaskin on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but it's likely Gaskin's absence will extend past a week. More information regarding who will take the bulk of the carries moving forward likely depends on the status of both Ahmed and Breida -- information that won't be available until later next week.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sat 12/12/20 3:54 PM

Gaskin was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and will not be able to play Sunday against the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
The designation means Gaskin either tested positive for COVID-19 or was in close proximity to someone who tested positive. With Matt Breida already on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) ruled out Friday, DeAndre Washington will essentially be forced into action as the starter with Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden likely chipping in on passing downs.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Fri 12/11/20 1:34 PM

Gaskin (knee) will not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin was limited in practice with a knee issue this week, but it never appeared as though his status for Sunday's matchup was in any real doubt. The second-year pro has handled a workhorse role for the Dolphins whenever healthy this season, to the tune of 23 total touches in his first game back from IR last weekend. Unless Matt Breida (illness) can return from the COVID-19 list by Saturday, it looks like DeAndre Washington will serve as Gaskins' primary backup this weekend.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Thu 12/10/20 2:20 PM

Gaskin (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
The Dolphins continue to manage Gaskins' reps, which isn't too surprising considering that he spent Weeks 9 through 12 on IR due to a knee injury. Miami has shown a clear desire to utilize Gaskin in a workhorse role as long as he's healthy, and the team doesn't currently have much in the way of backfield depth behind him. As long as he's able to keep practicing in at least a limited capacity, Gaskin figures to be in fair shape to face the Chiefs on Sunday.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Wed 12/9/20 4:57 PM

Gaskin (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin handled a workhorse role (23 touches) during last Sunday's win over the Bengals, his return from a four-game absence, so it's possible that the Dolphins are simply capping his reps for maintenance purposes. The fact that all of Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), DeAndre Washington (hamstring) and Matt Breida (illness) are dealing with injuries/ailments could also influence Miami to take a cautious approach to Gaskins' health. The second-year pro will look to ramp up his activity as Week 14's matchup against the Chiefs approaches.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sun 12/6/20 4:59 PM

Gaskin (knee) rushed 21 times for 90 yards and secured both targets for 51 yards in the Dolphins' 19-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
Fresh off a four-game absence and injured-reserve stint due to a knee issue, Gaskin stepped right back into a bell-cow role with multiple backfield mates sidelined for the Week 13 contest. Gaskin did find running room surprisingly hard to come by at times against a Bengals defense that frequently has been gashed by running backs, but he ultimately put together a solid fantasy performance courtesy of robust volume and by gaining double-digit yardage on both catches. Gaskin's day could have been even bigger had he been able to convert at least one of the multiple red-zone carries he received throughout the contest, but he'll nevertheless head into a Week 14 showdown against the Chiefs with another strong effort under his belt.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sun 12/6/20 12:12 PM

Gaskin (knee) is expected to operate as the Dolphins' lead back Sunday against the Bengals, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
EDGE Analysis
After Gaskin missed the past month with an MCL sprain, the Dolphins may have preferred to ease him back into action this week in a committee role, but the team doesn't have many options on hand with Salvon Ahmed (shoulder), DeAndre Washington (hamstring) and Matt Breida (reserve/COVID-19 list) all sidelined. Beyond Gaskin, the lightly-used Patrick Laird checks in as the top backup, while wide receiver Lynn Bowden looms as a backfield option in Wildcat formations. Gaskin was solid if unspectacular while working as Miami's lead option for the first eight games of the season, playing no fewer than 63 percent of the offensive snaps in any of those contests while racking up 585 total yards, 30 receptions and two touchdowns.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Sat 12/5/20 3:51 PM

Gaskin (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.
EDGE Analysis
Gaskin's status became all the more important Friday following Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) both being listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, on top of Matt Breida landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Expect the second-year back to command the majority of the team's snaps with Patrick Laird occasionally sliding in during pass-catching downs.

Myles Gaskin
RB MIA (11)
Fri 12/4/20 2:02 PM

Coach Brian Flores said Friday that there's a chance Gaskin (knee) could be activated off IR on Saturday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
EDGE Analysis
Flores officially was non-committal about Gaskins' prospects of coming off IR, but given that Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are both doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bengals, and Matt Breida is dealing with an illness, the Dolphins are in dire need of backfield reinforcements. Gaskin was Miami's clear starter prior to missing the last four games due to an MCL injury, so if he's in shape to play he'll surely reclaim the lead role.