Ahmed took his only carry for seven yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Ahmed handled his usual rotational role Week 18, but depending on the status of Raheem Mostert (finger) coming off a fractured thumb, he could be in for increased opportunities during the wild-card playoff matchup against the Bills. The Dolphins will be without Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) in Buffalo, so the team could lean more on the running game than usual.
Jan 11, 2023 9:36 AM EST
Ahmed did not handle an offensive snap during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.
Analysis: Ahmed wasn't utilized in a complementary offensive role with both Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson healthy and active. He was instead limited to special teams, where he handled 38 percent of snaps. Though competent if called upon, Ahmed doesn't have a clear path to fantasy relevance heading into a Week 17 divisional matchup against the Patriots.
Dec 26, 2022 7:00 AM EST
Ahmed rushed six times for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 32-29 loss to the Bills on Saturday night.
Analysis: Ahmed saw an elevated role with Jeff Wilson (hip) sidelined, and he ultimately logged one more carry than he had all season. Ahmed made good use of the rare opportunity, scoring on a 11-yard run late in the first half to bring the Dolphins to within a point. Despite the encouraging results Saturday, it's difficult to envision Ahmed getting more than just a handful of snaps if Wilson is back for the Week 16 Christmas Day home clash against the Packers, although his performance could ensure he and not Myles Gaskin garners active status for that contest as the No. 3 running back.
Dec 17, 2022 9:25 PM EST
Ahmed (back) was listed as a full participant on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ahmed was ruled inactive for Miami's Week 5 loss to the Jets after being limited with a back injury in practice Thursday and Friday. However, the 23-year-old running back appears to be healthy again after returning in full for the Dolphins' first practice of Week 6. Ahmed has been exclusively used over two games played this season, though he could see his first offensive snaps if running back Raheem Mostert (knee) is unable to suit up for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Oct 12, 2022 6:53 PM EST
Ahmed (back) is inactive for Sunday's contest with the Jets.
Analysis: Ahmed logged limited practices Thursday and Friday with the injury, but he's still not ready to compete. In his absence, Myles Gaskin will operate as the team's No. 3 running back. Ahmed will work to return in Week 6 against the Vikings.
Oct 9, 2022 9:07 AM EST
Ahmed (back) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Jets, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Ahmed landed on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to a back injury and remained limited Friday. The reserve running back has only been active for two games this season and played exclusively on special teams during those contests, so his potential absence shouldn't be concerning for Miami's offense.
Oct 7, 2022 2:05 PM EST
Ahmed (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Analysis: With Myles Gaskin inactive Sunday, Ahmed is in uniform, however he figures to work behind Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert, a context that gives Ahmed limited Week 2 fantasy upside.
Sep 18, 2022 8:53 AM EST
Ahmed (heel) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Ahmed didn't practice Wednesday but was limited Thursday and Friday. Even if Ahmed is available, it's unlikely he'll garner a major offensive role behind Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin.
Sep 16, 2022 1:39 PM EST
Ahmed (heel) was able to log a limited practice Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Ahmed was unable to practice Wednesday and was inactive for Week 1 against the Patriots. Even if Ahmed is healthy enough to suit up Sunday against the Ravens, it's possible he'd be a healthy inactive, as he's behind Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin on the team's running back positional depth chart.
Sep 15, 2022 1:36 PM EST
Ahmed (heel) didn't practice Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Analysis: Ahmed popped up on the injury report Wednesday and was limited at practice throughout the week before ultimately being inactive for the season opener. Given his practice designation, he doesn't appear to be trending in the right direction, so it's likely he'll be sidelined for a second straight game. Regardless, as long as Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin are healthy, Ahmed doesn't have a clear path to playing time, so his potential absence shouldn't be too concerning.
Sep 14, 2022 1:35 PM EST
Ahmed (heel) is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Patriots.
Analysis: Ahmed popped up on the injury report Wednesday and was limited at practice throughout the week, so his unavailability isn't surprising. His next chance to suit up will come against the Ravens in Week 2. Regardless, as long as Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin are healthy, Ahmed doesn't have a clear path to playing time.
Sep 11, 2022 9:03 AM EST
Ahmed (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Patriots, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: With Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert and Myles Gaskin also in Miami's backfield mix, Ahmed doesn't have a clear path to steady volume out of the gate this season. With that in mind, his Week 1 status is of more import to his team's early-season RB depth than it is for fantasy managers.
Sep 9, 2022 1:52 PM EST
Ahmed (heel) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Ahmed, along with Chase Edmonds and Myles Gaskin, all popped up on the injury report Wednesday as limited participants. None of the aforementioned running backs were labeled with injuries before hand, so it's certainly a precarious situation worth monitoring.
Sep 7, 2022 2:23 PM EST
Ahmed had four carries for 30 yards during Miami's 48-10 preseason win over the Eagles.
Analysis: Ahmed is fighting for a roster spot in a crowded Miami backfield, one which saw Chase Edmonds receive the starter treatment and sit out Saturday's preseason win. Raheem Mostert and Sony Michel are likely also above Ahmed on the depth chart, which leaves him competing with Myles Gaskin and Gerrid Doaks for limited reserve spots.
Aug 29, 2022 6:26 AM EST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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