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RB Daniel Thomas - Free Agent

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

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Summary

Daniel Thomas looked like a guy on the way out, until Lamar Miller stumbled when he got his shot. Thomas doesn't do anything particularly special, is a plodding runner an is likely to be overshadowed by both Miller and second-year back Mike Gillislee. If Thomas makes the roster, he will be no better than a bench warmer barring a spate of injuries, and not worth a roster spot in any but the deepest fantasy leagues. (May 23)

Stats and Projections

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2011 MIA 13 165 581 0 16 12 72 1
2012 MIA 12 91 325 4 22 15 156 0
2013 MIA 15 109 406 4 17 15 63 2
2014 PROJ-Dodds 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 30 * * 3 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 0 0 * * 0 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 0 * * *

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Latest News

Dolphins | Daniel Thomas released (Sat Aug 30, 11:48 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas was released Saturday, Aug. 30.

Our View: Thomas was supposed to be a Michael Bush-like prospect when he came out of Kansas State. The Dolphins cooled on his services, and he never lived up to his potential. Thomas could draw interest from other teams out there, but we can't imagine the market will be white-hot for him.
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Dolphins | Daniel Thomas to play Thursday (Wed Aug 27, 08:09 PM) - Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 28, against the St. Louis Rams.

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Dolphins | Tight battle for No. 3 RB job (Wed Aug 27, 01:48 AM) - Miami Dolphins RBs Damien Williams and Daniel Thomas are locked in a heated battle for the No. 3 running back job. If Thomas loses out and is cut, the team would save $815,565 against the cap.

Our View: Williams is the one to look at in deep dynasty leagues, and we would be surprised if Thomas somehow survived in Miami for another season.
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Dolphins | Daniel Thomas to play (Tue Aug 26, 10:14 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (hamstring) will make his preseason debut in the final game Thursday, Aug. 28.

Our View: Thomas will be playing for his Dolphins life. Undrafted rookie Damien Williams has been looking worthy of a roster spot, so Thomas will have to impress to keep his South Beach address.
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Dolphins | Damien Williams jumps ahead (Fri Aug 22, 08:34 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Damien Williams has leapfrogged RBs Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee on the depth chart.

Our View: Deep dynasty owners should be all over Williams. Re-draft owners should keep his name on waiver-wire speed dial. Williams was undrafted out of Oklahoma this year after being kicked off the Sooners football team for multiple violations of team rules. At 5'11" 222 pounds, Williams has a lightning fast 10-yard split (1.56) and can break off big runs (see 95-yard TD run in 2012 Cotton Bowl). He's got the upside to be an eventual starter, and his receiving ability makes him a great fit in OC Bill Lazor's offense.
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