Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) missed the Week 12 game against the New York Jets. The speedy rookie missed four games on Injured Reserve due to a knee injury and returned in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders. However, he reaggravated the banged-up knee after just one carry in that contest. Head coach Mike McDaniel said Achane was held out of Week 12 due to wanting full confidence in his health and because of a short week. The Texas A&M product could play in Week 13 against the Washington Commanders, but we likely won't have clarity on his status until later in the week.
Nov 27, 2023 2:51 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) is officially inactive for Friday's Week 12 game versus the division-rival New York Jets. Achane came into this game listed as questionable, but he was never expected to play after aggravating a knee injury in the Week 11 win over the Las Vegas Raiders. The explosive 22-year-old doesn't have a serious knee injury, but the Dolphins are playing it safe after he just returned from Injured Reserve. In his absence, Jeff Wilson Jr. should be plenty involved in a change-of-pace role behind lead back Raheem Mostert on Friday after he was the odd man out as a healthy scratch last Sunday. Darrynton Evans is likely to serve as the No. 3 with Salvon Ahmed (foot) out for the rest of the season.
Nov 24, 2023 1:44 PM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) is not expected to suit up for Friday's Week 12 matchup against the New York Jets. The rookie back has been limited in practice all week due to a lingering knee issue. It sounds like the Dolphins plan to take the cautious approach here and sit Achane out for at least one game. His absence would mean increased snaps for Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. in the backfield. Mostert is the much better fantasy option between the two backs. Fantasy managers who have Achane rostered should prepare to be without him this week.
Nov 24, 2023 9:11 AM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) is questionable to play against the New York Jets on Friday afternoon. The rookie suffered a knee injury in the opening quarter of his first game back from IR last Sunday and was unable to return. At this point, it seems like he could be a true game-time decision in Week 12. On a positive note, he has been able to practice in a limited capacity. However, in less promising news, Miami signed Darrynton Evans to its active roster, making him the team's fourth running back and a potential candidate to be active over Achane this week. Even if active, Achane will likely have a reduced role on Friday, dropping him to the high-end RB3 tier.
Nov 23, 2023 1:33 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) will practice on Wednesday and how much (if at all) he'll play this Friday against the New York Jets will be determined during that practice. Achane was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report after the team held a walkthrough. The 22-year-old rookie aggravated a knee injury in the Week 11 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday after just returning from Injured Reserve. Achane avoided any serious damage in his knee, but the Dolphins are going to play it smart with the explosive runner, which will make him a volatile fantasy option in Week 12 if he's active. Raheem Mostert remains the lead back and Jeff Wilson Jr. figures to see an expanded role on Friday after being a healthy scratch in Week 11. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler was told it would at least be a mild surprise if Achane played on Friday.
Nov 22, 2023 12:01 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee), who aggravated his knee injury in the Week 11 win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, will not need surgery, according to head coach Mike McDaniel. The Dolphins haven't ruled out Achane for this Friday's Week 12 contest against the New York Jets, but the team said he is "day-to-day." The Dolphins were exercising caution by removing the 22-year-old from Sunday's game, but on a short week, he's no lock to be active this Friday. Achane was playing in his first game since going on Injured Reserve after getting hurt in Week 5. His explosiveness and top-end speed give him plenty of fantasy upside when healthy, but his knee injury continues to cloud his rest-of-season outlook. Salvon Ahmed and Jeff Wilson Jr. will serve as complements to Raheem Mostert on Friday against the Jets if Achane is ruled out.
Nov 20, 2023 1:02 PM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) didn't return to Sunday's win over the Las Vegas Raiders. According to head coach Mike McDaniel, the rookie's "knee got landed on," and although he wanted to return, he was held out for precautionary measures, considering the injury was to the same knee that kept him out for four games. McDaniel added that he received "positive feedback from trainers" regarding the ailment. But it's possible Achane won't be available for the Black Friday AFC East matchup with the New York Jets. If that's the case, Salvon Ahmed or Jeff Wilson Jr. would get the scraps left over by Raheem Mostert.
Nov 19, 2023 5:40 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) reinjured his knee in the first half of Week 11's game against the Las Vegas Raiders and is considered questionable to return. Achane missed Weeks 7-10 while on Injured Reserve with a knee injury, so this is an ominous sign for the explosive rookie runner. Before heading to the medical tent, Achane had just one carry for one yard and caught one pass for four yards, so fantasy managers will be hurting if they returned Achane to their starting lineups this weekend and he isn't able to make it back on Sunday. Jeff Wilson Jr. was a healthy inactive with Achane returning in Week 11, so Salvon Ahmed will now be Raheem Mostert's primary backup if Achane doesn't come back against Las Vegas.
Nov 19, 2023 1:55 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) is officially active for Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. He had been listed as questionable, but it became clear that he would play after the Dolphins activated him from injured reserve on Saturday. The rookie stole the show in Miami over the three games prior to his injury, amassing 455 rushing yards, 63 receiving yards, and a whopping seven touchdowns. Even if head coach Mike McDaniel plans to ease Achane back in this week, he's still one of the most efficient and explosive runners in football. Rank him as a strong RB2 option at the moment.
Nov 19, 2023 11:35 AM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) is "expected to be full go as a key contributor" against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, according to Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network. Achane was activated from injured reserve on Saturday. Not only will he be active for Week 11, but it sounds like he should see a heavy workload as Miami emerges from its bye week. Achane tallied three consecutive 100-yard rushing games before landing on IR and also scored seven touchdowns during that span. Even if he shares backfield snaps with Raheem Mostert, there's no doubt that the rookie belongs in all fantasy lineups as a strong RB2 with high-end RB1 upside.
Nov 19, 2023 11:25 AM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) has been activated from the injured reserve on Saturday. The rookie back looked nearly unstoppable before going down with a knee injury in Week 5. Before that, Achane had 460 yards on 38 carries and scored seven total touchdowns in the span of basically three games. At the moment, it's unclear how much Achane is going to be involved during his first game back. The Dolphins still have Raheem Mostert who is enjoying a strong 2023 campaign. Despite that, Achane should still find himself with a role in this offense. He should be treated as a possible RB2 for this upcoming matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Nov 18, 2023 6:16 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) is officially listed as questionable to play on Sunday versus the Las Vegas Raiders. He has been on injured reserve since Week 5 but managed to log three consecutive limited practices this week. As of now, it looks like Achane will be activated prior to kickoff, especially after head coach Mike McDaniel said he was "very optimistic" about the rookie's chances of playing. If confirmed as active, Achane would rank as a high-end RB2 in fantasy football, looking to pick up right where he left off. Achane totaled a whopping 455 rushing yards, 63 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns over just three weeks prior to injuring himself.
Nov 17, 2023 4:17 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said the team is "prepared to" activate rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) from Injured Reserve and are "very optimistic about that," but a final decision won't be made until after Friday's practice. Achane has missed the team's last four games and had last week's bye to heal up, and the expectation is that he'll be activated and play in Week 11 on Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. The 22-year-old third-rounder has been limited in practices this week. Achane averaged an insane 12.11 yards per carry for 460 yards and five touchdowns in four games before landing on IR and it's exciting to think what he could do for fantasy managers the rest of the way, but don't be surprised if he's eased into a backfield that also consists of Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr.
Nov 17, 2023 12:30 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) will return from Injured Reserve to play in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders, barring a setback, according to sources. Achane was limited for the second straight day in practice on Thursday and could ultimately garner a questionable tag on Friday's final injury report, but it's looking like he will be back in Miami's backfield this weekend. In four games before his injury, the explosive rookie has 460 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while averaging an unbelievable 12.1 yards per carry. Achane's return is bad news for both Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr., but don't be surprised if the Dolphins ease Achane back into the fold after his extended absence.
Nov 16, 2023 6:47 PM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) returned to practice this week, and on Wednesday, he took the field without a sleeve or brace on his knee. The rookie speedster was placed on Injured Reserve following the Week 5 win over the New York Giants and seems to be in line to play in Week 11. Achane posted 455 rushing yards on just 37 attempts (12.3 YPC) to go along with seven total touchdowns from Week 3 to Week 5. He was a top-five fantasy running back in each week during that stretch. Needless to say, fantasy managers have been waiting for his return. He could have a limited workload against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, but he's worth starting in fantasy lineups due to his explosive upside.
Nov 15, 2023 2:19 PM EST
Miami Dolphins rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) is being designated to return from Injured Reserve and will practice on Monday, according to head coach Mike McDaniel. Achane has already spent the required four games on IR and will now return to the practice field after the team was on bye in Week 10. This doesn't mean that Achane will be active in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders, but he's getting close to a return, at the very least. If the impressive rookie speedster looks good in practice this week, the Dolphins could officially activate him off IR later this week. The 22-year-old burst onto the scene earlier this year with 460 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 38 carries in just four games, so he deserves to be stashed everywhere. It remains to be seen what Miami's backfield rotation will look like when he returns, but at the very least, Achane deserves his share of touches alongside Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr.
Nov 13, 2023 12:05 PM EST
Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said it's been "so far, so good" with rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) and there "hasn't been any reason" to think he will be on Injured Reserve any longer than he has to be. Achane is eligible to return for the team's Week 11 game against the Las Vegas Raiders after missing the last four games with a knee injury. Miami is on bye in Week 10, but they could be getting the electric 22-year-old back in Week 11 to work alongside Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson Jr. The third-round rookie RB deserves to remain stashed in all fantasy formats until then, as he exploded on the scene in his first four games with 38 carries for 460 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, adding nine catches for 67 yards and two more TDs.
Nov 6, 2023 7:29 PM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane (knee) is expected to miss just four games, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The rookie was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, which automatically sidelines him for a minimum of four games anyways. Thus, it looks like he could be activated as soon as he is eligible to return: Week 11 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Achane was elite when healthy, logging 455 rushing yards, 63 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns over his last three games. As soon as he returns later this season, he'll be a strong RB1 in fantasy football. In the interim, expect Raheem Mostert to handle the bulk of Miami's rushing attempts.
Oct 15, 2023 8:51 AM EST
The Miami Dolphins are placing rookie running back De'Von Achane (knee) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday due to the knee injury he suffered in the Week 5 win over the New York Giants, according to sources. Achane will now have to miss the team's next four games, and with the bye coming in Week 10, he will be eligible to make his return in Week 11 against the Las Vegas Raiders. It's terrible news for fantasy managers, as the 21-year-old rookie has been outstanding so far in 2023 with 38 carries for 460 yards and five touchdowns. He currently leads the NFL with 12.1 yards per carry and 115 yards per game and has added nine receptions for 67 yards and two more TDs. Raheem Mostert will take on more of a lead-back role with Achane out, but Jeff Wilson Jr. (ribs) is expected to come off Injured Reserve this week and be involved in some capacity. Stash Achane everywhere.
Oct 11, 2023 11:37 AM EST
Miami Dolphins running back De'Von Achane suffered a knee injury during the team's win over the New York Giants this past Sunday. The Dolphins now expect to be without the explosive rookie for multiple weeks. It is not expected to be season-ending, but Miami is continuing to gather information and evaluate the next steps for Achane in his recovery, leaving him as a candidate for the Injured Reserve. The 21-year-old was on a roll over the past three weeks, gaining 455 yards on the ground and scoring five touchdowns. He will be sorely missed by fantasy managers. Raheem Mostert will continue to operate as the Dolphins' top back, while Jeff Wilson Jr. (ribs) is expected to make his return to the practice field this week and will be a top waiver addition.
Oct 10, 2023 9:07 AM EST