Myles Gaskin appeared in 39 (of 62 possible) snaps, while Matt Brieda played 14 snaps, Howard nine and Patrick Laird four. Gaskin finished with nine carries for 40 yards. Breida had five carries for 22 yards, and Jordan Howard struggled to find any rhythm, mustering just 7 yards on eight rushes. The emergence of Gaskin is an interesting development, but his efforts weren’t nearly enough.
The story said Gaskin worked hard this offseason and was clearly rewarded with a bulk of the snaps vs. the other backs who were expected to be ahead of him. Because of the struggles by the Miami offense, it may not mean Gaskin is a sure thing, though, so proceed with caution.
MIA RB Patrick Laird - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at New England Patriots
The Dolphins turned to Myles Gaskin (16 carries) over Patrick Laird (eight carries) last week, but will likely turn back to Laird as Gaskin is out with an ankle injury. Miami even turned to De'Lance Turner in Week 16 near the end of its game. Laird has been ineffective as a runner, and only caught one pass last week. He won't be a good start in a tough matchup against the Patriots in Week 17.