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RB Daniel Thomas - Miami Dolphins

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

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Week 8: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 at OAK 5 35 0 2 1 25 0 0
7 at CHI 7 25 0 3 3 25 0 0
8 at JAX PROJ-Tremblay 7 * * 2 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 7 vs CHI (7 / 25 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

A week after being inactive in favor of Damien Williams, Daniel Thomas out-snapped Williams 24-5, and out-touched him 10-3 in Sunday's win over the Bears. It's clear Williams was simply active over Thomas due to special teams work, and the Dolphins still like Thomas as a change of pace to Lamar Miller. Producing 50 yards on those 10 touches, Thomas does look like a different player than the slow-footed plodder in season's past. He's more of natural catcher of the ball out of the backfield than Miller, but that doesn't necessarily mean he might start taking passing down snaps from the starter. With Lazor and Philbin both wanting to move with tempo, Thomas is likely to mix in with a series every so often to give Miller a breather, but isn't a threat to steal any snaps. In theory, he's the "handcuff" to Miller, but he's probably not worth rostering unless it's a deep league with plenty of bench spots.


Latest News

Dolphins | Week 6 Inactives (Sun Oct 12, 11:33 AM) - The Miami Dolphins have declared OT Billy Turner, WR Brandon Gibson, RB Daniel Thomas, DL Deandre Coleman, TE Gator Hoskins, OT Jason Fox, OG Shelley Smith inactive for Week 6.

Our View: With Knowshon Moreno able to play, Thomas is not needed on the active gameday roster.

Dolphins | Knowshon Moreno adapting to brace (Thu Oct 9, 10:00 AM) - Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (elbow) is working in practice with a bulky protective brace on his left arm. The team is trying to figure out if he can play with the brace. 'I think it's just a matter of him getting used to playing with it in practice. He's got to get a feel of it and carrying the ball with it, pass protection,' coach Joe Philbin said. 'Obviously we just can't have him in there when we are running the ball or free release him all the time. Those are things we take the practice week to figure out.' When he returns, he'll likely compete with RB Daniel Thomas for the third-down back role.

Our View: Since Lamar Miller has been a decent fill in for Moreno, they can bring him along slowly and avoid making his injury worse or re-aggravating it. We currently have Miller as a mid-range RB2 or a solid RB3 against a shaky Packers run defense.
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