Salvon Ahmed

Miami Dolphins
Running Back #26
Miami Dolphins
Running Back #26

Salvon Ahmed News

Inks contract tender

Ahmed, who was an exclusive rights free agent, has signed his contract tender with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old logged 54 carries for 149 yards and added 12 catches on 19 targets for 117 yards in 12 games with the Dolphins in 2021. This coming season, Ahmed, along with Myles Gaskin and Gerrid Doaks, slots into a depth role in Miami's backfield, behind Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert. It's a context that limits Ahmed's fantasy upside so long as the team's top duo remains healthy and available.

Mar 24, 2022 3:15 PM EST

Tendered by Miami

The Dolphins tendered Ahmed, who was an exclusive rights free agent, on Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.

Analysis: Given his status as an exclusive rights free agent, Ahmed won't be able to negotiate with other teams after being tendered. The 23-year-old running back appeared in 12 contests for the Dolphins in 2021. He totaled 54 carries for 149 yards and added 12 catches on 19 targets for 117 yards. However, he was a healthy scratch for the final four games of the campaign, so it's unclear where he would stand on the depth chart heading into the new league year.

Mar 8, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Unimpressive in sophomore season

Ahmed appeared in 12 contests in 2021, recording 54 carries for 149 yards without a touchdown. He also secured 12 of 19 targets for 117 yards.

Analysis: Ahmed was the least efficient member of Miami's regular backfield rotation (2.8 YPC), and he found himself a heathy scratch during the final four games of the year. As an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, and with the Dolphins making a chance to the coaching staff, Ahmed's time with the team could well be nearing an end.

Jan 13, 2022 7:38 AM EST

Inactive for Week 17

Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: With Ahmed inactive Sunday and the odd man out in Miami's backfield for now, the team's Week 17 running back corps will be led by Duke Johnson, Myles Gaskin and Phillip Lindsay.

Jan 2, 2022 9:14 AM EST

Inactive for MNF

Ahmed is inactive for Monday night's game against the Saints.

Analysis: With Ahmed inactive versus New Orleans, the Dolphins' Week 16 running back corps will be comprised of Duke Johnson, Myles Gaskin, Phillip Lindsay and Jordan Scarlett.

Dec 27, 2021 3:52 PM EST

Does little with eight carries

Ahmed logged eight carries for 23 yards during Sunday's divisional win over the Jets.

Analysis: Ahmed managed to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols in time to suit up Week 15, but he logged another disappointing fantasy performance, as has become routine for the 22-year-old. Through 12 appearances this season, Ahmed has compiled a dismal 2.8 yards per carry on 54 attempts, and been held out of the end zone entirely. Now, Duke Johnson appears to have passed him on the depth chart.

Dec 21, 2021 6:37 AM EST

Suits up Sunday

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

Analysis: As is fellow running back Myles Gaskin, after both players were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. With Phillip Lindsay (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Malcolm Brown (quad/IR-R) unavailable for the contest, we'd expect Gaskin to head Miami's Week 15 backfield, with Ahmed and Duke Johnson candidates to mix in. With that in mind, Ahmed is a hit-or-miss fantasy option Sunday versus New York.

Dec 19, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Back at practice Friday

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

Analysis: Ahmed, Myles Gaskin and Phillip Lindsay all tested positive for the virus during Miami's bye week, but the team is getting Ahmed and Gaskin back Friday. Ahmed figures to fill a depth role with Gaskin likely to lead the backfield Sunday versus the Jets.

Dec 17, 2021 8:16 AM EST

Positive for COVID-19

Ahmed tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, Tom Pellissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Ahmed is reportedly vaccinated according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, meaning he could return after four days on the COVID-19 list if he receives two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. This leaves his availability for Miami's Week 15 matchup on Sunday, Dec. 19 against the Jets in question.

Dec 11, 2021 12:42 PM EST

Season-high eight carries

Ahmed had eight carries for 23 yards during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: Ahmed only managed 2.9 yards per carry versus New York, but he saw his highest workload of the year on the ground as a result of Phillip Lindsay (ankle) being sidelined. The Week 13 win was just the second time all season Ahmed has played at least 30 percent of offensive snaps.

Dec 7, 2021 5:19 AM EST

Gets seven carries in Week 12 win

Ahmed had seven carries for 17 yards during Sunday's win over the Panthers. He also secured his only target for nine yards .

Analysis: Ahmed had his most carries since Week 8 during Sunday's convincing win, but he worked behind both Myles Gaskin and new backfield addition Phillip Lindsay. The reserve running back hasn't logged a single game this season with either 4.0 yards per carry or a touchdown.

Nov 30, 2021 2:36 PM EST

Won't play Sunday

Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: With Ahmed inactive, Duke Johnson is slated make his debut with the Dolphins, presumably in a change-of-pace role behind Myles Gaskin, while Patrick Laird is also on hand in a complementary/reserve role.

Nov 21, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Uninvolved again

Ahmed had two carries for six yards during Thursday's 22-10 win over the Ravens. He also secured his lone target for nine yards.

Analysis: Ahmed once again played a reserve role behind Myles Gaskin, who carried the ball 14 times for just 31 yards (2.2 YPC) while securing one of two targets for 14 yards. Miami's substandard run blocking significantly limits the upside of all backfield options, though Week 11's matchup against the Jets does present some opportunity. Of course, as Ahmed hasn't scored or logged double-digit carries a single time this season, he isn't in the mix for fantasy consideration.

Nov 13, 2021 2:46 AM EST

Barely utilized Week 9

Ahmed had four carries for six yards during the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: Ahmed, as usual, was relegated to a clear backup role. Meanwhile, Myles Gaskin had 20 carries and six targets during Sunday's win, though he only racked up 34 rushing yards. Ahmed hasn't logged a single game with double-digit touches this season.

Nov 9, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Another inefficient outing

Ahmed handled seven carries for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Bills. He also secured one of two targets for six yards.

Analysis: Ahmed once again took a backseat to Myles Gaskin in terms of both rushing and receiving work. Through eight contests, Ahmed has yet to log a single game with at least 4.0 yards per carry, and he's still looking for his first touchdown of the year. Even with Malcolm Brown (hamstring) still sidelined and a plus matchup against the Texans on deck Week 9, Ahmed isn't a tempting fantasy option.

Nov 2, 2021 5:26 AM EST

Involved again Week 7

Ahmed had seven carries for 26 yards during Sunday's 30-28 loss to Atlanta. He also caught both of his targets for 26 yards.

Analysis: Ahmed managed a season-high 56 scrimmage yards against Atlanta's vulnerable defense, though it was Myles Gaskin -- who had 67 rushing yards and a score -- who was once again the most productive backfield option. Part of the context for Ahmed's involvement was the fact that Malcolm Brown (hamstring) was forced out of Sunday's contest, but even before that, the second-year pro appeared to be operating as Miami's No. 2 running back. Of course, Ahmed is only on the fantasy radar in deep formats.

Oct 25, 2021 8:28 AM EST

Leads team in carries

Ahmed rushed seven times for 22 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Ahmed saw more action on the ground than Myles Gaskin (five carries) or Malcolm Brown (five carries), but none of the trio was able to manage much in the way of production. He also caught one of two targets for 15 yards. On the season, Ahmed has yet to record a single game with at least 25 rushing yards.

Oct 18, 2021 6:09 AM EST

Back in No. 2 role?

Ahmed logged two carries for five yards and secured two of three targets for 16 yards during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Miami's rushing attack was dominated by Tampa Bay's stout defensive front, but that didn't stop Myles Gaskin from accumulating 10 targets and two touchdowns through the air. Though Ahmed didn't turn in nearly as productive a fantasy day, he did appear to work ahead of Malcolm Brown (no touches) for the first time all season.

Oct 12, 2021 2:40 AM EST

Records three carries

Ahmed rushed three time for one yard and secured both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Ahmed played a limited role for the Dolphins on a day when the team struggled to establish the run and keep up with the Colts. Surprisingly, Ahmed recorded one more carry than Miami's No. 1 running back Myles Gaskin. Malcolm Brown handled the most rushing work with eight rushing attempts. The running game in Miami is becoming an enigma, and the 22-year-old is not seeing enough volume on the ground or through the air to be considered a valuable fantasy option. An injury to Gaskin or Brown would be Ahmed's best chance to find fantasy relevance. A matchup against the Buccaneers' stout run defense awaits Miami in Week 5.

Oct 5, 2021 10:53 PM EST

No opportunities versus Raiders

Ahmed did not handle a carry during Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Ahmed was also not targeted by Jacoby Brissett. After leading the Dolphins with six carries versus Buffalo in Week 2, in addition to drawing three targets, all the backfield work was handled by Myles Gaskin (13 rushes), Malcolm Brown (seven) and Brissett (seven) in Las Vegas. Barring a situation where either Gaskin or Brown misses time, Ahmed will be difficult to rely on for fantasy purposes.

Sep 28, 2021 3:16 AM EST

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