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RB Daniel Thomas - Miami Dolphins

6-0, 230Born: 10-29-1987College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 2

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Week 13: at New York Jets

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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9 vs SD 9 8 0 2 2 14 0 0
10 at DET 5 14 0 0 0 0 0 1
11 vs BUF 5 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 at DEN 3 19 1 0 0 0 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs DET (5 / 14 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Thomas was the biggest immediate beneficiary of Lamar Miller's sore shoulder on Sunday, swapping series with the Miami starter on the opening drives. Thomas didn't really add anything positive to the team, with Detroit's stout front containing the Miami running game all day. However, on the opening drive of the second half, Thomas lost a fumble inside Miami territory. The Dolphins defense bailed him out, forcing a punt out of the Lions, but from that point on, Damien Williams took most of the early down work in the MIA backfield. Thomas was limited to sharing some third downs with Lamar Miller, and didn't even receive a target in the passing game. While he had fumbling problems in the past, Thomas had yet to put the ball on the ground this season, albeit in limited duty. However, the coaching staff was quick to punish him after he gave one away on Sunday. It was for the best too, as Damien Williams provided a spark to the Dolphins. Even with Lamar Miller likely to be extremely limited or even inactive on Thursday, Thomas still isn't an option against a tough Buffalo defense.

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Latest News

Dolphins | Lamar Miller questionable (Fri Nov 21, 05:52 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder, knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Denver Broncos. Miller has been nursing a sore shoulder for the last three weeks, but he also recently suffered a knee injury in practice. RBs Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas will likely share the workload if Miller sits out. RB LaMichael James could also be activated for the first time this year.

Our View: Miller is facing a tough run defense and his team could fall behind and abandon the run on Sunday against Denver. He's a weak RB2 play, and there's a small chance he could be inactive.
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Dolphins | Lamar Miller to share workload? (Thu Nov 13, 04:48 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Lamar Miller (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 11 against the Buffalo Bills Thursday, Nov. 13, but RBs Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams will be expected to share touches with him tonight.

Our View: Fantasy owners can't trust Miller as anything more than a RB3/flex. Miller has been nursing a shoulder injury for the last two weeks, and he played only 11 snaps in Week 10.
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Schedule

13@ New York Jets
14vs Baltimore Ravens
15@ New England Patriots
16vs Minnesota Vikings
17vs New York Jets