The #Dolphins are signing former #Rams RB Malcolm Brown, source said. He averaged more than 4 yards per rush in LA, now lands in Miami.
Per Adam Beasley, the Dolphins "weren't looking to spend on running back in free agency" and had a budget that could have been "as low as $2M-$3M per year," so Miami may be planning to add a running back in the draft. They may also be planning to start Myles Gaskin again--he had 13+ touches in nine of 10 games last season, and averaged 14.2 carries and 4.1 catches in that span. That's near-bellcow work. Brown figures to back up Gaskin at this point, though a rookie runner is a definite possibility at this point.
LAR RB Malcolm Brown - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Arizona
Much like how the season started, we end it with Malcolm Brown as the lead back for the Rams. Just like we all predicted, right? Brown carried the workload in the second half of last week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks as Darrell Henderson went down with an injury. Brown finished the game with seven carries for 27 yards and caught 1-of-3 targets for eight yards.
With Henderson and Cam Akers expected to miss this week’s game and with Jared Goff also out, Brown might be looking at a huge workload this week. Brown will see enough work to keep as a strong RB2 in the regular-season finale.