Lynn Bowden Jr.

Lynn Bowden Jr.

Running Back #15
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 204 lb.
College:Kentucky
Age:23
Born:October 14, 1997
Drafted:2020 / Rd. 3 (80)
Draft Team:LV

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Career-high targets in finale

Bowden secured eight of 12 targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 56-26 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Bowden also lost seven yards on his only carry. The rookie third-round pick wasn't tremendously effective upon being thrust into a key offensive role with Jakeem Grant (ankle) sidelined, but it's at least been encouraging to see the Dolphins' coaching staff trust him with such important duties down the stretch. Through 10 appearances in 2020, Bowden caught 28 of 37 targets for 211 yards while also logging nine carries for 32 yards. After having flashed versatility and upside as a rookie, Bowden will look to take a step forward in his development for 2021.

January 4, 2021 10:30 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Just two catches in narrow win

Bowden secured two of three targets for eight yards during Saturday's 26-25 win over the raiders. He also carried the ball once for eight yards.

Analysis: Bowden worked behind all of Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins and Isaiah Ford in Miami's wide receiver corps Saturday, even with DeVante Parker (hamstring) sidelined. The rookie third-round pick has flashed real pass catching ability, but he's not yet involved on offense with enough consistency to warrant fantasy consideration outside of deep formats.

December 27, 2020 11:39 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Six catches as de facto No. 1 WR

Bowden secured six of seven targets for 37 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Bowden led the team in targets with DeVante Parker (hamstring), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) all sidelined Sunday, and he managed fair fantasy production in PPR formats despite being limited to mediocre yardage. Depending on the health of Miami's receiving corps when Dec. 26's game against the Raiders rolls around, the rookie third-round pick could play another notable role on offense.

December 20, 2020 1:44 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Opportunity knocks Sunday

Bowden is in line to see added Week 15 opportunities with DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) both inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Tight end Mike Gesicki (shoulder) is also out, so the Dolphins will need to turn to the likes of Bowden, Mack Hollins, Isaiah Ford to help out in the team's Week 15 passing game. Last weekend against Kansas City, Bowden logged a career-high seven catches (on nine targets) for 82 yards, and he figures to be busy again Sunday.

December 20, 2020 8:58 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Leading receiver in Week 14 loss

Bowden caught seven of nine targets for 82 yards in Sunday's 33-27 loss to Kansas City. He also had a two-yard run and an incomplete pass.

Analysis: Bowden led the Dolphins in catches and receiving yards while tying Mack Hollins for the team lead in targets, as fellow pass-catcher Devante Parker (leg), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (leg) all left the game with injuries. The Dolphins' passing attack didn't skip a beat despite those injuries, even though the team's comeback bid ultimately came up six points short. Given Bowden's instant chemistry with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in this one, he should remain a major part of Miami's game plan in Week 15 against the Eagles. Bowden also got the ball on a pair of trick plays, throwing an incomplete pass on one and opting to tuck it and run for a short gain after the Chiefs took away the passing option on the other.

December 13, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Efficient in expanded opportunity

Bowden rushed once for 11 yards and secured all four targets for 41 yards in the Dolphins' 19-7 win over the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Bowden hadn't seen an offensive touch since Week 5 against the 49ers, but with all of Matt Breida (reserve/COVID-19), DeAndre Washington (hamstring) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) out of action Sunday, the rookie saw his most extensive opportunity of the season and made good use of it. Bowden was still much busier as a receiver than runner, but his catch tally tied for second on the team behind Mike Gesicki's nine. It remains to be seen what the health landscape for the Dolphins backfield will look like in a Week 14 matchup against the Chiefs, but given his solid effort Sunday, the versatile Bowden may still have a role even if some of his injured teammates return.

December 6, 2020 2:52 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Remains inactive Week 11

Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 game against the Broncos.

Analysis: The rookie will remain out of game action, with Matt Breida's return from a hamstring injury further lowering his chances of garnering active status. Bowden's next chance to see game action will come in a Week 12 matchup against the division-rival Jets.

November 22, 2020 11:47 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Not playing Sunday

Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday but won't be suiting up for Sunday's contest, even with running backs Matt Breida (hamstring) and Jordan Howard (coach's decision) inactive. Bowden has appeared in four games this season and has only five touches for eight yards.

November 15, 2020 11:53 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Activated from COVID-19 list

Bowden was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Analysis: The third-round rookie has endured a quiet debut campaign, after racking up more than 1,800 scrimmage yards last year during his final season at Kentucky. Prior to landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Nov. 6, Bowden had compiled just five total offensive touches for an ouptut of eight scrimmage yards. The 23-year-old figures to slot into a niche role within Miami's offense once able to return to game action, and opportunities within the receiving corps may become available with Preston Williams (foot) moving to IR on Monday.

November 12, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Thursday return imminent

Bowden is expected to come off the COVID-19 list and resume practicing Thursday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Bowden missed last week's game while on the COVID list and was a healthy scratch the week before. He's expected to return to the practice field along with multiple assistant coaches Thursday. The third-round pick has appeared in just four games this season, totaling 23 offensive snaps.

November 12, 2020 6:31 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Lands on COVID-19 list

The Dolphins placed Bowden on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Travis Wingfield of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bowden has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person, and he won't play Sunday against the Cardinals. The rookie third-rounder will need to clear the necessary protocols before returning to team activities. He could have an increased role upon return because the Dolphins traded away Isaiah Ford on Tuesday and Myles Gaskin (knee) is on IR.

November 6, 2020 4:06 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Won't suit up Sunday

Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bowden played in all three games before Miami's Week 7 bye, and he totaled four rushes for just nine yards and wasn't targeted once. He and Jordan Howard will both be wearing street clothes Sunday, as Matt Breida and Patrick Laird rotate in behind starter Myles Gaskin.

November 1, 2020 9:15 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: No chances on offense

Bowden did not garner a single rush attempt or target during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.

Analysis: The third-round rookie fielded five offensive snaps against Gang Green, which is near his typical level of involvement. But Week 6 marked the first time this season that Bowden went without a touch in one of his appearances. He's been a peripheral contributor in his debut NFL season out of Kentucky, with four total rush attempts and just one reception, and he's expected to resume that role once Miami returns from its Week 7 bye to take on the Rams.

October 20, 2020 7:34 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Three rushes in romping of 49ers

Bowden registered four rushing yards on three carries during Sunday's 43-17 win against San Francisco.

Analysis: The third-round rookie logged his first career start in Miami's Week 5 rout, also playing a season-high 15 percent of the offensive snaps. Over the course of the season, he's been more involved in the rushing realm (four carries) than as a receiver (one target). For Kentucky in 2018 Bowden collected 67 receptions to nine rush attempts, but in his final collegiate season last year, he ran for 7.9 yards per carry on 185 attempts while only registering 30 catches.

October 13, 2020 6:58 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Takes first career carry

Bowden had one carry for five yards during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: The Dolphins were only afforded the chance to run the ball eight times during Sunday's loss, but it's encouraging to see the team slowly working Bowden in on offense. The rookie previously had one catch as a wide receiver in Week 2, so while his current depth role doesn't forebode fantasy production in the immediate future, a prospect with his versatility is worth monitoring in keeper and dynasty formats.

October 6, 2020 8:57 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Active against Seahawks

Bowden will play in Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.

Analysis: Bowden was a healthy scratch last week against the Jaguars but will return to the lineup Sunday. He's listed as the No. 6 wideout for the Dolphins and likely won't be a major part of the offense against Seattle.

October 4, 2020 8:56 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Inactive for TNF

Bowden (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Bowden only played five percent of offensive snaps Week 2, so his absence won't carry very noticeable fantasy repercussions. Jakeem Grant and Mack Hollins will serve as Miami's depth wideouts behind DeVante Parker, Preston Williams and Isaiah Ford.

September 24, 2020 4:05 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Makes first NFL catch

Bowden secured his only target for a loss of one yard during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Bowden was one of nine Dolphins to catch a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick during the Week 2 loss. The rookie could see his role increase as the season continue, but for now he's not on the fantasy radar. Bowden, who was drafted by the Raiders as a running back, remains listed as a wide receiver by Miami and has yet to log a single carry.

September 21, 2020 2:44 PM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Set for NFL debut

Bowden is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bills, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Bowden was a healthy scratch for Week 1 after he was acquired by the Dolphins via the Raiders on Sept. 5. The Kentucky product is known for his versatility at both receiver and running back, however, he was originally listed at receiver on the team's depth chart to start the season. It's unclear what sort of role Bowden will have in the offense, especially with DeVante Parker playing despite a hamstring issue.

September 20, 2020 8:50 AM EST

Lynn Bowden Jr.: Won't play Sunday

Bowden (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Bowden was acquired by the Dolphins via the Raiders Sept. 5 in exchange for a draft pick, but he'll have to wait at least a week to make his NFL debut. The 2020 third-round pick out of Kentucky was listed as a receiving on the team's depth chart, and could see action out of the slot when in the lineup. In his stead, Isaiah Ford and Mack Hollins will handle depth receiver duties for Sunday's contest.

September 13, 2020 8:48 AM EST

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