Myles Gaskin

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #9
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #9
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Myles Gaskin News

Quiet end to 2021 campaign

Gaskin had one carry for minus one yards and secured all three of his targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 33-24 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Gaskin saw Duke Johnson (25-117-1) overtake the lead role in Miami's backfield down the stretch, while he himself only played 11 percent of offensive snaps during the season finale. With a new coaching staff imminent, the stage would appear set for the Dolphins to re-sign Johnson this offseason and/or bring in further backfield help via free agency or the 2021 NFL Draft. Any such event would cause Gaskins' fantasy value to further dip in dynasty formats, as his chances of beginning the 2022 campaign with a valuable role look increasingly slim. Despite playing a full 17-game slate, Gaskin only finishes 2021 with 173 carries for 612 yards (3.5 YPC) and three scores, to go with 49 catches for 234 yards and four touchdowns on 63 targets.

Jan 11, 2022 3:49 AM EST


Plays second fiddle in loss

Gaskin had five carries for 23 yards during Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Gaskin also failed to secure his only target, while once again surrendering the lead role to Duke Johnson (seven carries for 49 yards). Though Gaskin was relatively efficient in limited work Week 17, he saw slim opportunities for fantasy success on a day that Tua Tagovailoa fell flat and looked unable to move Miami into scoring range. A regular-season finale against the Patriots could once again position the Dolphins' offense to be stifled, and Gaskin can no longer be considered a lock to receive the bulk of touches out of the backfield.

Jan 3, 2022 6:20 AM EST



Only four touches

Gaskin rushed three times for 10 yards and caught one of three targets for six yards in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Gaskin saw his workload decrease for a second straight week, as last game's breakout saw Duke Johnson earn a large role alongside Phillip Lindsay, who returned from injury to play for the first time since Week 12. Although Johnson and Lindsay tied for Miami's team lead with 13 carries apiece, neither tailback topped 40 yards. As a result, it'll be interesting to see how the Dolphins divide their backfield snaps in Week 17 versus the Titans, but considering his dip in usage the past couple games, Gaskin may have to earn back his starter's share while being subjected to a committee approach.

Dec 27, 2021 8:56 PM EST


Cedes lead role to Johnson in win

Gaskin rushed 10 times for 54 yards and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Gaskin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, so he had limited practice reps heading into this game and thus ceded the majority of the workload to Duke Johnson, who rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns on 22 attempts. The strong performance from Johnson could prompt the Colts to keep him in a timeshare with Gaskin, if not the lead role, in Week 16 against the Saints.

Dec 19, 2021 2:59 PM EST


Part of Week 15 backfield

Gaskin is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Gaskin, along with fellow running back Salvon Ahmed was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, which sets the stage for the duo to be part of a Week 15 backfield that also includes Duke Johnson. Meanwhile, Phillip Lindsay (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Malcolm Brown (quad/IR-R) are unavailable for the contest. Gaskin thus figures to continue to head the Dolphins' ground game Sunday, a role that resulting in him logging 15 carries for 44 yard and two catches for five yards the last time the Dolphins played, back in a Dec. 5 win over the Giants.

Dec 19, 2021 8:58 AM EST



Not on injury report

Coach Brian Flores was non-committal about playing Gaskin and fellow running back Salvon Ahmed in Sunday's game against the Jets, though neither is listed on the injury report after returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gaskin was on the list for seven days, missing part of Miami's bye and the first two practices this week. He should be able to play Sunday, but it's possible his workload is scaled back, especially if Malcolm Brown (quad) suits up after being designated to return from IR earlier this week. The Dolphins also have Duke Johnson as a backfield option, while Phillip Lindsay appears likely to miss Sunday's game on the COVID list.

Dec 17, 2021 4:07 PM EST


Returning to practice Friday

Gaskin (illness) will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday and be available to practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

Analysis: Gaskin landed on the COVID-19 last after testing positive for the virus during Miami's bye week, and he'll return to the active roster without missing any game action. Salvon Ahmed also cleared the protocols, so the Dolphins should have most of their backfield available this weekend against the Jets.

Dec 17, 2021 8:11 AM EST


Lands on COVID list

Gaskin has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Per Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald,since Gaskin is vaccinated, he can come off the list if he has two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. The Dolphins are on bye this week, with the team's next contest scheduled for Dec. 19 against the Jets.

Dec 10, 2021 1:55 PM EST


Stalls against Giants

Gaskin carried the ball 15 times for 44 yards in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Giants. He added two receptions for five yards.

Analysis: Gaskin continued to see plenty of volume, as he reached 15 total touches for the seventh consecutive game. However, he was unable to find the end zone, so his inefficiency finally caught up to him. Gaskin has averaged under four yards per carry in each of his last six contests, though four touchdowns in that span masked his otherwise poor performances. Despite the inefficiency, so long as Malcolm Brown (quadriceps) is unable to return to the field, Gaskin should be continue to serve as the clear lead back in the Dolphins offense thus have the chance to rack up production on volume alone.

Dec 5, 2021 3:38 PM EST


Scores twice in win

Gaskin rushed 16 times for 49 yards and two touchdowns and brought in both targets for three yards in the Dolphins' 33-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: Gaskin saw new arrival Phillip Lindsay log 12 carries of his own, but it was the former who got two rushing opportunities from inside the five-yard line that he parlayed into a pair of three-yard touchdown runs. Gaskin had scored on the ground only once all season prior to Sunday, and the two visits to the end zone helped prop up what would have otherwise been a very pedestrian fantasy performance. The workload split between Gaskin and Lindsay will be one to monitor moving forward, beginning with a Week 13 home matchup against the Giants.

Nov 28, 2021 3:17 PM EST


Capitalizes on favorable matchup

Gaskin rushed 23 times for 89 yards while catching three of four targets for seven yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Gaskin delivered a strong performance in a workhorse role against a generous Jets defense. He broke a 14-14 tie with a five-yard receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter, and the Dolphins never looked back from there. While his 26 touches were highly encouraging, Gaskin will face a much stiffer test in Week 12 against the Panthers.

Nov 21, 2021 2:53 PM EST


Stymied on ground again

Gaskin rushed 14 times for 31 yards and secured one of two targets for 14 yards in the Dolphins' 22-10 win over the Ravens on Thursday night.

Analysis: Gaskin found running room next to impossible to come by for the second time in five days, as his 2.2 yards per rush Thursday was only a slight improvement on the 1.8 yards per tote he'd mustered against the Texans in a Week 9 win Sunday. Gaskin's issues are primarily the result of spotty run blocking, but irrespective of the source of the problem, the fact is his fantasy value is significantly capped at the moment. Gaskin's next opportunity to break out of what is now three straight sub-40-yard efforts on the ground comes against the Jets in a Week 11 road divisional battle a week from Sunday.

Nov 11, 2021 9:43 PM EST


Busy day in win

Gaskin rushed 20 times for 34 yards and a touchdown and secured all six targets for 23 yards in the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Sometimes a productive fantasy performance is achieved through sheer volume, and such as the case for Gaskin on Sunday. The third-year back surprisingly had trouble finding running room against what had been an increasingly porous Texans run defense, but he helped lock in a productive afternoon with a six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and his second-highest catch total of the season. Gaskin next faces a tough Ravens run defense in a Thursday night home matchup.

Nov 7, 2021 3:26 PM EST


Garners 15 total touches in win

Gaskin rushed 12 times for 36 yards and secured three of four targets for 19 yards in the Dolphins' 26-11 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Gaskin paced the Dolphins' backfield in carries and rushing yardage, but his overall numbers left plenty to be desired. The third-year back does at least now have double-digit carries in consecutive games for the first time this season, and even though the prospect of running behind Miami's lackluster run-blocking offensive line caps his overall ceiling, Gaskin will at least have a chance at better production at home against the Texans in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2021 3:58 PM EST


Performs well with heavier workload

Gaskin rushed 15 times for 67 yards, secured all four targets for 10 yards and a touchdown and returned two kickoffs for 29 yards in the Dolphins' 30-28 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Gaskin had logged single-digit carry totals for three straight gams prior to Sunday, but he parlayed a season-high number of carries into a new high-water mark in rushing yardage. Gaskin also made his mark through the air while notching his third straight multi-catch tally and his third receiving touchdown of the campaign on a seven-yard scoring grab just before the halfway point of the fourth quarter. Whether Gaskin's rushing volume holds up in a Week 8 road battle against the Bills remains to be seen, however, considering Buffalo could well force Miami into a pass-heavy game script at some point during that road divisional clash.

Oct 24, 2021 3:11 PM EST


Abysmal effort against Jaguars

Gaskin rushed the ball five times for nine yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. He added two receptions for five yards.

Analysis: Gaskin was the beneficiary of game script for a big Week 5 performance, but he couldn't carry that performance forward in Sunday's loss. He drew five of the team's 20 rushing attempts, two fewer tan Salvon Ahmed. Even in the limited volume he received, Gaskin did little as his longest rush went for only four yards and he averaged just 1.8 yards per carry. Through six games, Gaskin has topped five rushing attempts only twice and surpassed 50 rushing yards in a game on one occasion.

Oct 17, 2021 1:45 PM EST


Ten catches, two TDs in Week 5 loss

Gaskin rushed five times for 25 yards and caught all 10 of his targets for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 45-17 loss to Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Gaskin reestablished himself as the primary option in Miami's backfield, though the Dolphins rarely tested the dominant Tampa Bay front on the ground and largely abandoned the run after falling behind. His career-high 10 catches included touchdowns of 24 yards and one yard. Gaskin hadn't previously found the end zone this season, but his significant involvement as both a rusher and a receiver will make the 24-year-old running back an appealing Week 6 option against the winless Jaguars in London.

Oct 10, 2021 2:03 PM EST


Non-factor in Week 4 loss

Gaskin rushed just twice for three yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game during a 27-17 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

Analysis: The Dolphins largely abandoned the running game in the second half, but it was still disappointing to see Gaskin get such little opportunity and get outpaced in carries by not just backfield Malcolm Brown (eight carries), but quarterback Jacoby Brissett (three carries) as well. Gaskin had just logged a season-high 13 carries in Week 3 against the Raiders and had recorded no fewer than six targets in any of his first three contests, so perhaps Sunday's strange stat line will prove to be nothing more than a one-week outlier. Gaskin will look to substantiate that in a difficult Week 5 road matchup versus the Buccaneers.

Oct 3, 2021 3:22 PM EST


Sees more work against Raiders

Gaskin carried the ball 13 times for 65 yards and caught three of six targets for nine yards in Sunday's 31-29 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: The carries and rushing yards were both season highs for Gaskin, who was more heavily involved in the offense with Jacoby Brissett under center in place of Tua Tagovailoa (ribs). The running back was less effective as a receiver, however, as he and Brissett had trouble getting on the same page. With the backup QB at the helm once again, Gaskin should see another big workload in Week 4 as the Dolphins host the Colts.

Sep 26, 2021 7:00 PM EST


Nine touches in blowout loss

Gaskin rushed five times for 25 yards and caught four of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Miami had to abandon the running game after falling behind early, and Gaskin worked in a three-man rotation with Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed. All three running backs got either five or six carries but none got much going as Miami struggled to move the ball with backup Jacoby Brissett under center following an early Tua Tagovailoa rib injury. The entire Miami offense will be tough to trust in Week 3 against the Raiders if Tagovailoa's absence lingers.

Sep 19, 2021 3:13 PM EST


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