Jeffery Wilson

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #3
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #3

Jeffery Wilson News

Set for lead role in playoff opener

Wilson is set to lead Miami's backfield in Sunday's playoff game against the Bills, as Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network reports that Raheem Mostert (thumb) has been ruled out.

Analysis: Wilson should see the bulk of carries in Mostert's absence, and Miami will likely try to lean on its running game with third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson under center. Salvon Ahmed will back up Wilson, who mustered 52 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 14 touches against the Texans when Mostert sat out in Week 12.

Jan 13, 2023 12:30 PM EST

Practices fully Thursday

Wilson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson was listed as a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to an illness, but the running back's return to a full session one day later puts him on track to be available for Sunday's wild-card round matchup against the Bills. Meanwhile, Raheem Mostert (thumb) missed his second straight practice Thursday and if he's out this weekend, Wilson would likely be in store for an expanded workload in Miami's backfield versus Buffalo.

Jan 12, 2023 1:06 PM EST

Logs limited practice

Wilson (illness) was limited at practice Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson now has two more chances to return a full session prior to Sunday's wild-card game against the Bills. As long as he's able to suit up this weekend, Wilson could be busy against Buffalo, given that fellow running back Raheem Mostert is dealing with a thumb injury that clouds his status for Miami's playoff opener.

Jan 11, 2023 1:28 PM EST

Productive in Week 18 win

Wilson rushed 16 times for 72 yards and secured both targets for two yards in the Dolphins' 11-6 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson and backfield mate Raheem Mostert consistently made inroads against a Jets run defense that had its share of trouble on the road most of the season. Wilson's long gain was a relatively modest 16 yards, so he consistently garnered productive gains in support of rookie starting quarterback Skylar Thompson. Wilson should once again have a key role in next weekend's wild-card road matchup against the Bills as Miami undoubtedly endeavors to keep the ball out of the hands of Josh Allen and his explosive skill-position weapons as much as possible.

Jan 8, 2023 2:08 PM EST

Inefficient in narrow loss

Wilson logged 15 carries for 45 yards and secured three of seven targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 23-21 loss to New England.

Analysis: Wilson was less effective than Raheem Mostert through the air, but he saw six more opportunities on the ground and just two less targets in Miami's continued backfield timeshare. His usage in the receiving game was in no small part influenced by the Dolphins' quarterback situation, and coach Mike McDaniel could have to deploy a similar plan Week 18 versus the Jets, as both Tua Tagovialoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) look to be in danger of missing the contest.

Jan 2, 2023 8:33 AM EST

Gets into end zone on Christmas

Wilson carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers. He also caught one of two targets for three yards.

Analysis: His one-yard TD plunge early in the second quarter gave Miami a 17-10 lead, but the Dolphins' offense imploded and committed four turnovers after that. Wilson has gotten into the end zone in four of his last six games but hasn't reached 40 rushing yards in four straight, giving him limited fantasy appeal heading into a Week 17 clash with the Patriots.

Dec 25, 2022 5:27 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Wilson (hip) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Wilson, who was able to practice this past week in a limited fashion, is thus in line to rejoin the mix after a one-game absence. In his return to action Sunday, Wilson will look to reclaim in a role in a Miami backfield that was led effectively by Raheem Mostert (17 carries for 136 yards) in the team's Week 15 loss to the Bills, a potential timeshare context that makes Wilson a speculative fantasy lineup option versus Green Bay.

Dec 25, 2022 8:38 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday

Wilson (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers after practicing in a limited fashion this week, Rob Demovsky of reports.

Analysis: That Wilson was able to practice all week, albeit in a limited fashion, suggests that the running back has a chance to return to action this weekend after being inactive this past Saturday against the Bills. If that happens, Wilson would be in line to reclaim his role in a Miami backfield that was led effectively by Raheem Mostert (17 carries for 136 yards) in Week 15, a context that would make Wilson a hit-or-miss fantasy option versus Green Bay.

Dec 23, 2022 1:07 PM EST

Another limited practice

Wilson (hip) remained limited at practice Thursday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Wilson indicated that his hip is feeling better, but the running back isn't quite ready to commit to playing Sunday against the Packers. Friday's final injury report will add context with regard to Wilson's Week 16 status, but if he's able to return to action this weekend, he'd rejoin a backfield that was led by capably by Raheem Mostert (17 carries for 136 yards) in Wilson's absence this past Saturday against the Bills.

Dec 22, 2022 1:20 PM EST

Limited in practice

Wilson (hip) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Wilson nearly was able to play in Saturday's loss to the Bills -- a sign the running back is expected back for this Sunday's matchup with the Packers. A return to full practice Thursday or Friday would confirm that expectation and allow Wilson to resume his role splitting RB snaps with Raheem Mostert, who had season highs for rushing yards (136), scrimmage yards (156) and snap share (76 percent) in the loss to Buffalo on Saturday.

Dec 21, 2022 1:24 PM EST

Deemed day-to-day

Head coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Wilson (hip) was close to playing Saturday against Buffalo and is considered day-to-day moving forward, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Analysis: Wilson missed his first game of the season in Week 15 due to a hip injury he suffered against the Chargers in Week 14, but it appears the running back will have a good chance to suit up against the Packers on Christmas Day. However, Miami's injury report during Week 16 prep figures to provide further clarity on Wilson's availability for that contest.

Dec 19, 2022 2:18 PM EST

Inactive in Week 15

Wilson (hip) is listed as inactive Saturday at Buffalo.

Analysis: Wilson thus will miss at least one game due to the hip injury that he sustained last Sunday night at the Chargers. In advance of Saturday's contest, he managed just one limited listing on Dolphins practice reports during Week 15 prep, so he may need to do a bit more this coming week to gain clearance for game action. With Wilson sidelined, Raheem Mostert will be the main running back for Miami, while Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin are on hand for any backfield reps that linger.

Dec 17, 2022 3:54 PM EST

Questionable for Saturday's game

Wilson (hip) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bills after being listed as limited in Thursday's practice, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports.

Analysis: Per David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Wilson is trending toward being a game-time decision Saturday. If the running back isn't able to face the Bills, however, Raheem Mostert would be in line to be Miami's clear lead back in Week 15, with Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin in reserve.

Dec 15, 2022 1:34 PM EST

Listed as DNP in walk-through

Wilson (hip) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's walk-through, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: After having logged back-to-back 'DNP' listings, Wilson looks iffy for Saturday night's game against the Bills. Thursday's injury report should add further context regarding his Week 15 availability, but if Wilson isn't able to face Buffalo, Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin would be in the mix to see complementary backfield touches behind Raheem Mostert.

Dec 14, 2022 3:02 PM EST

Tabbed as non-participant in practice

Wilson (hip) was listed as a non-participant Tuesday on the Dolphins' first Week 15 injury report, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Tuesday's report was merely an estimate since the Dolphins didn't take the field for practice, but Wilson wouldn't have been available to take part in drills had the team held a session. The running back will have two more chances to get in some practice reps before the Dolphins return to action Saturday at Buffalo, though at this stage of the week, Wilson looks questionable to play, at best. If Wilson is sidelined for the Week 15 contest, Raheem Mostert would take on a more pronounced role as Miami's lead back, while one of Salvon Ahmed or Myles Gaskin could have a role as a secondary option out of the backfield.

Dec 13, 2022 1:25 PM EST

Avoids worst-case scenario

Coach Mike McDaniel said Monday that Wilson (hip) is day-to-day, and the test results "are more positive than the worst-case scenario," Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Wilson left in the second quarter of the Dolphins' Sunday night loss to the Chargers with a hip injury and was ruled out at halftime, but he's avoided a worst-case scenario, per McDaniel. However, despite the coach's somewhat optimistic comments, Wilson's status for Week 15 remains unclear, and his potential availability likely won't be known until later in the week. If he has to miss any time, Raheem Mostert figures to be the primary beneficiary.

Dec 12, 2022 1:43 PM EST

Won't return against Chargers

Wilson (hip) won't return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Wilson was ruled out at halftime after getting hurt in the second quarter. Raheem Mostert and Salvon Ahmed are the two remaining healthy options for the Dolphins at running back. Wilson's next chance to play will come against the Bills in Week 15.

Dec 11, 2022 7:20 PM EST

Hurts hip on SNF

Wilson (hip) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Wilson limped off the field in the second quarter. He compiled 26 yards on four carries and wasn't targeted prior to getting hurt. In Wilson's absence, Raheem Mostert takes over as the Dolphins' featured running back.

Dec 11, 2022 6:38 PM EST

Just one touch

Wilson rushed once for three yards and didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Wilson was hardly used against his former team, barely making the stat sheet. Having scored in each of his prior three games for the Dolphins, the tailback's streak was snapped Sunday, when starter Raheem Mostert (seven carries for 30 yards) made a limited impact as well. Following Sunday's mere eight rushing attempts as a team, Wilson will hope Week 14's game versus the Chargers coincides with more action out of the Dolphins' backfield.

Dec 4, 2022 4:55 PM EST

Underwhelms in premium matchup

Wilson rushed 13 times for 39 yards and a touchdown and secured one of three targets for 13 yards in the Dolphins' 30-15 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Wilson was lined up for what was an absolute slam dunk of a matchup on paper, but he encountered a feisty Texans front keyed on slowing him down on most of his carries. The trade-deadline acquisition did salvage his day from a fantasy perspective with a three-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter, and after an incident where his legs appeared to lock up from cramping early in the second half, Wilson was able to reenter the game. The veteran back has now scored in consecutive games heading into a Week 13 road showdown against his old 49ers teammates.

Nov 27, 2022 1:49 PM EST

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