Week 11 vs. Buffalo Bills
Kalen Ballage is definitely the main back in Miami. In Mark Walton's absence, Ballage had 24 touches (20 carries, 4 receptions). He didn't do a whole lot with that, though, finishing with 45 scrimmage yards. He somehow managed just two yards off of four receptions. Ballage will certainly get another heavy workload against Buffalo this week, but expect him to struggle again. It is a favorable matchup, but Ballage hasn't shown anything of value all season. Your best hope is he somehow stumbles into the endzone on accident. He's a low-end flex play in Week 11.
Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness) was removed from the injury report Friday after taking full practice reps Thursday. Ballage saw 24 touches last week and should see a big workload at home against the Bills.
Nov 14 · 6:06 PM EST
Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (neck, illness) took full practice reps again Thursday. Ballage saw 24 touches last week and should see a big workload at home against the Bills.
Nov 13 · 6:56 PM EST
Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage (neck) practiced fully Wednesday. Ballage saw 24 touches last week and should see a big workload at home against the Bills.
Speaking to the media Wednesday, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores noted that RB Kalen Ballage has "got an opportunity to get some more carries" and that "hopefully he takes advantage."
Ballage is in line for a healthy workload in the Dolphins backfield. Kenyan Drake is now in Arizona and Mark Walton is suspended for four games. A pair of rookies in Myles Gaskin and Patrick Laird sit behind Ballage and may be sprinkled in, but for now, this is Ballage's time to shine. That said, Miami faces a Colts defense that is among the top ten, schedule-adjusted, in fantasy points allowed to running backs. And Ballage hasn't seen more than eight carries in a game this season or posted more than 19 yards. That could rise now that he has the reigns to himself. For this week, Ballage is likely no more than a flex play.