|Ht / Wt:||5'9" / 205 lb.|
|Born:||February 15, 1997|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 7 (234)|
Gaskin carried the ball 18 times for 91 yards and caught all four of his targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Both the 91 rushing yards and 126 scrimmage yards were career highs for the second-year back, as Miami spent much of the second half burning clock after taking a 21-0 lead into halftime. Gaskin has a firm hold on the No. 1 job in the Dolphins' backfield, and his role is unlikely to change following the team's Week 7 bye.
Gaskin carried 16 times for 57 yards and a touchdown while adding 34 yards on five catches (five targets) during Sunday's 43-17 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Gaskin struggled to the tune of 3.6 yards per carry but still managed to come through with his second-highest totals of the season in carries and rushing yards. He scored a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter and rounded out his performance with five receptions for the third time in the last four games. Gaskin's yardage totals aren't elite, but he's received 61 touches over the last three games and could get a few more chances in the red zone moving forward for a surprisingly productive Dolphins offense. Gaskin will look to build on this effort next Sunday against the Broncos.
Gaskin could be set for a larger role, particularly in the red zone, with backfield mate Jordan Howard (coach's decision) inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the 49ers.
Analysis: Gaskin has already logged 14 red-zone rushes through four games, but he may be set for an even larger role than usual with Howard out, if the Dolphins offense manage to put him in position frequently enough against a tough 49ers defense that is. Gaskin is averaging 12.0 rushes per contest and 4.0 yards per carry thus far, but he'll be challenged against a San Francisco defense tied with the Seahawks for least fantasy points per game allowed in standard formats (10.0) to running backs.
Gaskin rushed 10 times for 40 yards and brought in three of four targets for 22 yards in the Dolphins' 31-23 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.
Analysis: Gaskin once again served as the unquestioned lead back after logging a career-high 22 carries in Week 3 win against the Jaguars, but game script helped cap his overall workload. However, all signs point to the second-year back being the odds-on favorite for pacing the backfield in carries for the time being, and he's the only one of the trio of himself, Matt Breida and Jordan Howard to post double-digit carries thus far this season. Gaskin will look to see more opportunities on the ground in a Week 5 road matchup against the 49ers.
Gaskin rushed 22 times for 66 yards and brought in all five targets for 29 yards in the Dolphins' 31-13 win over the Jaguars on Thursday.
Analysis: Through the Dolphins' first two games, the backfield wealth was essentially spread amongst Gaskin, Matt Breida and Jordan Howard, with no clear-cut lead back. That clearly changed for at least one game Thursday, as Gaskin outpaced his aforementioned teammates by 19 carries each and also co-led the team in both receptions and targets. The second-year back wasn't anywhere near as efficient on the ground as during the first two games of the season, when he averaged 5.4 yards on his 16 rushes. However, the boost in volume on the ground was certainly a welcome sight for Gaskin's fantasy managers, who now have reason to hope the Washington product could be headed for a true workhorse role moving forward that also includes a solid pass-catching component. Gaskin will look to make good on that potential in a Week 4 home date against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Gaskin rushed seven times for 46 yards and brought in six of seven targets for 36 yards in the Dolphins' 31-28 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Analysis: The Dolphins' backfield touches were once again spread fairly evenly among Gaskin, Matt Breida and Jordan Howard, but it was Gaskin who had the clear overall lead in total touches. That was thanks to the second-year back's expanded receiving role, which saw him check in third in receptions and fourth in targets on the day. Breida is also a capable pass catcher, so he could certainly see an expanded role in that capacity in future weeks as well, but Gaskin has encouragingly been a focal point over the first pair of games by garnering double-digit touches in each contest. The University of Washington product will look to boost up his production yet again in a Week 3 road matchup against the Jaguars on Thursday night.
The Dolphins intend to utilize all of Gaskin, Jordan Howard and Matt Breida out of the backfield going forward, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Though Jordan Howard started Sunday's season-opening loss to the Patriots, Gaskin served as Miami's clear lead back during the contest. The second-year pro led Miami's backfield in terms of carries, targets and yards, though Howard did score the team's only touchdown. Matt Breida matched Gaskins' 4.4 yards per carry, but on four less attempts. It looks as though the Dolphins' backfield split could change on a weekly basis depending on who stands out in practice, a scenario which would cause headaches for fantasy managers, but Gaskin could solidify his lead with another strong showing in Week 2 against the Bills.
Gaskin rushed nine times for 40 yards and caught all four of his targets for 26 more in Sunday's 21-11 loss to New England.
Analysis: Gaskin surprisingly led Miami in both carries and yards on the ground, with Jordan Howard rushing eight times for seven yards and Matt Breida rushing five times for 22 yards. The 2019 seventh-rounder also tied for the team lead in catches. Howard's struggles have opened the door for Gaskin to take over as the team's lead back, and Gaskin will have a chance to solidify that role in Week 2 against the Bills.
Gaskin (ankle) will compete with Patrick Laird and Kalen Ballage for the No. 3 running back job in training camp, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Analysis: Gaskin and Laird both saw increased usage down the stretch of the 2019 season as rookies, with Ballage having flamed out in the form of averaging just 1.8 yards on 74 carries last season. Prior to suffering an ankle injury Week 16, Gaskin at least proved superior efficiency to Ballage with 36 carries for 133 yards and one touchdown, in addition to hauling in seven of 12 targets for 51 yards. Provided he doesn't suffer any setbacks recovering from the ankle issue, the 2019 seventh-round pick could offer Laird legitimate competition for reserve duties.
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.
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