Dolphins RB Arian Foster was still limited by the injury Sunday, which is part of why HC Adam Gase was inclined to use him in a smaller role.
“He’s trying to fight for us,” Gase said. “He’s trying to be out there because he knows his leadership is valuable. Him just being on the sideline is valuable. If he can give us a couple plays, even though he’s not 100 percent, for him to come out there and want to be part of what we were doing, that was outstanding effort on his part. Obviously, I put him in a couple bad situations.”
Foster only got three carries while Jay Ajayi exploded for over 200 yards against the Steelers. We had a story earlier today by ESPN that opined the Dolphins have found their go-to RB, and that certainly seems to be the case after Ajayi's performance. Foster had been out since Week 2.
It wasn't an easy journey, but the Dolphins finally found their go-to running back in Jay Ajayi.
This is a Miami team that took five tailbacks into the regular season because no one stepped forward in the preseason. Former Pro Bowler Arian Foster won the job in training camp but continued his string of injuries in Week 2 when he hurt his groin and hamstring.
The team went by committee with Ajayi, rookie Kenyan Drake, Damien Williams and Isaiah Pead, who was later released, for several games hoping someone would take hold of the position. No one did until Sunday.
How quickly things can change in the NFL and in the fantasy football world. The story said Ajayi's play could be a game-changer for the Miami offense after just recently in the doghouse. Ajayi showed the burst, power and ability to make long runs that made him a coveted prospect out of Boise State two years ago. Ajayi fell to the Dolphins in the fifth round because of prior knee injuries, but the team believed then that it got a steal as long as Ajayi stayed healthy.
Oct 14, 2016 · 6:25 PM EDT
Dolphins RB Arian Foster (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Foster is a game-time decision for Sunday. If he’s out, Jay Ajayi would likely lead the backfield in touches. The Dolphins play early on Sunday.