Game day update: The Broncos will be without defensive lineman DeShawn Williams, which will impact the front facing the Dolphins running backs. The question is which back, if any, gets the lead work. In PPR leagues, ESPN projects Breida with 10.0 points, Salvon Ahmed with 9.9, and Patrick Laird with 2.5. Ahmed was the lead back last week, but Breida’s return throws a wrench in things for those rostering Ahmed.
I’m willing to bet that Salvon Ahmed was not on your radar last week. Of course he wasn’t. The fantasy football industrial complex (hi!) was telling everyone that Jordan Howard would probably be the main guy in Miami’s backfield last week. Instead, Howard didn’t suit up and was on the street days later. Meanwhile, Ahmed came out of nowhere to be the waiver wire prize this week. He’s got another chance to wow us this week against the Broncos too.
Fantasy Football analysis: Dolphins RBs Salvon Ahmed, Matt Breida, Patrick Laird
The equation changes a little this week. Breida is expected to return to action, but he should be slotting back into the No. 2 role. Laird will be the odd man out. Things get more confusing next week with the possibility of Myles Gaskin returning from his stint on the injured reserve list. But for now, Ahmed has the chance to shine against a Broncos team that’s been gouged by running backs for six touchdowns and a heaping helping of yards in their last three games.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Salvon Ahmed.