|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 205 lb.|
|Born:||February 15, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 7 (234)|
The Dolphins placed Gaskin (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: In the wake of Kenyan Drake getting shipped to the Cardinals and later Kalen Ballage landing on IR due to a leg injury, Gaskin slowly but surely increased his reps in the second half of the campaign. Prior to injuring his left ankle Week 16, Gaskin accrued 36 carries for 133 yards and one touchdown while gathering in seven of 12 targets for 51 yards in seven contests. Look for Patrick Laird to lead the Dolphins' backfield in the season finale, with De'Lance Turner and Samaje Perine handling any backfield snaps that remain.
Gaskin's status is murky for Sunday's game at New England due to a left ankle injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Despite departing with 3:59 remaining in the fourth quarter this past Sunday against the Bengals, Gaskin received the most touches (17) among Dolphins running backs in a game that went to overtime. If he indeed sits out the regular-season finale, Miami's backfield will be whittled down to Patrick Laird, De'Lance Turner and potentially a player currently not under contract.
Gaskin rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown and secured one of three targets for three yards in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday before exiting the game for good with 3:59 remaining in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
Analysis: Before his premature exit, Gaskin had notched his first career rushing score early in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run. Gaskin also established new high-water marks in carries and rushing yards in the contest, but his status for the Week 17 finale against the Patriots is now firmly in question.
Gaskin (ankle) is out for the remainder of the game against the Bengals, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gaskin was carted off the field after suffering a left ankle injury. That should mean more reps for De'Lance Turner in the closing minutes of the contest.
Gaskin carried the ball nine times for 43 yards and caught two of three targets for 29 yards during Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Gaskin once again played second fiddle to Patrick Laird during Sunday's loss, but he notched season-high totals in terms of both rushing and receiving yards. The rookie seventh-round pick has steadily earned increased touches down the stretch, and he could realistically operate in a near-even timeshare with Laird against the Bengals in Week 16.
Gaskin carried the ball four times for five yards during Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets. He also caught one of two targets for six yards.
Analysis: Gaskin once again played second fiddle to Patrick Laird, who continues to operate as Miami's featured option out of the backfield. Even with Kalen Ballage (Achilles) now on injured reserve, the rookie seventh-round pick's lack of production, albeit in a small sample size, may be keeping him from garnering a larger role. It remains to be seen whether Gaskin or Zach Zenner will operate as the primary backup to Laird down the stretch.
Gaskin is set to see increased involvement out of the backfield with Kalen Ballage (Achilles) having been placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gaskin stands to duke it out with Patrick Laird and Zach Zenner for backfield work to close out the season, while De'Lance Turner plays a depth role. Laird has shown well as a pass catcher in recent weeks, and he outpaced Gaskin in Week 13's win over the Eagles with 43 snaps on offense (60 percent) versus 16 snaps (20 percent), respectively. Of course, Gaskin could still see enough opportunity to push for a larger role if he impresses. In four games this season, the rookie seventh-round pick has rushed seven time for 30 yards and caught three of four targets for 13 yards.
Gaskin carried the ball twice for 20 yards during Sunday's 37-31 win over the Eagles. He also caught his only target for six yards.
Analysis: Even after lead back Kalen Ballage (leg) was forced out of Sunday's game in the second quarter, Gaskin didn't garner a substantial workload. Instead, fellow rookie Patrick Laird took over Miami's backfield reps, rushing 10 times for five yards and a score and turning five targets into four catches for 43 yards. It appears as though Gaskin could be relegated to a reserve role even if Ballage were forced to miss significant time.
Gaskin carried the ball four times for 10 yards in Sunday's 41-24 loss to the Browns. He also caught his only target for seven yards.
Analysis: Gaskin's workload appears to be ramping up following the recent release of Mark Walton, and with Kalen Ballage's continued inability to reliably produce. The Dolphins' backfield could trend toward a timeshare as the season continues in the event that Ballage continues to struggle, in which case Gaskin and fellow rookie Patrick Laird each could push for larger roles.
Gaskin ran for no gain and was unable to bring in his only target during Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Bills.
Analysis: Gaskin has now gained no yardage on both of his 2019 touches. It speaks a little to where Gaskin is in his development that, despite a massive lack of production and depletion of depth at running back in Miami in recent weeks, Gaskin has logged just 12 offensive snaps over the past two games. The release of Mark Walton, who was already serving a suspension, might preserve whatever role Gaskin develops until the end of the season, but -- as of now -- that role is a touch or two a game for minimal yardage. Next up is a weak Browns run defense.
Gaskin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Gaskin hasn't yet suited up for a regular-season contest. He's operating as the No. 5 running back in Miami behind Kenyan Drake, Kalen Ballage, Mark Walton and Patrick Laird.
Gaskin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's clash against Baltimore.
Analysis: Gaskin wasn't dealing with an injury coming into the game, and continues to face an uphill battle for snaps. With the Washington product sidelined, Mark Walton will fill in as the third running back behind Kenyan Drake and Kalen Ballage.
Gaskin carried the ball eight times for 48 yards while catching both his targets for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Saints.
Analysis: Neither Kenyan Drake nor Kalen Ballage suited up in Miami's final preseason game, and while Mark Walton got the start and led the team in rushing, Gaskin made a positive impression as well -- his 17-yard scamper in the third quarter was the longest of the night by a running back on either team. The seventh-round pick in this year's draft remains in the hunt for the No. 3 RB spot, but he might need a Walton suspension to win it.
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