Friday update: Mostert is officially doubtful for Week 12, so he’s probably out. Wilson Jr. is the starter for the Dolphins in this contest and has a favorable matchup against the Texans.
Friday update: Although the Dolphins won’t completely rule Mostert out, it’s reportedly not looking great for the running back in Week 12. Jeff Wilson Jr. appears to be in line to start against the Texans.
Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel said it will be an “uphill battle” for RB Raheem Mostert (knee) to play Sunday vs. Texans though he wouldn’t complete rule him out yet.— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) November 25, 2022
It could be the Jeff Wilson show vs. Texans last ranked run D.
The Miami Dolphins will take on the Houston Texans in Week 12 of the NFL season. They have seen a changing of the guard at running back for the second time this season. Raheem Mostert was the starting running back, but Jeff Wilson Jr. has been the more efficient running back since being acquired at the 2022 NFL trade deadline. Mostert starts the week off by missing practice due to a knee injury.
Raheem Mostert’s knee caused him to miss Wednesday practice, along with Thomas Morstead’s illness and Melvin Ingram’s vet rest. Others went through limited Wednesday participation for Dolphins. pic.twitter.com/aOygFMYlVs— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) November 23, 2022
Fantasy football implications for Week 12
Mostert has played in 10 games this season and has run the ball 118 times for 543 yards and three touchdowns. He has brought in 17 of his 26 targets for 119 additional yards and another touchdown. Since Wilson has been around, he has seen a definite drop in his workload. If he can suit up, you could start him, but do so with lowered expectations because of how Wilson Jr. has played. If he is ruled inactive, treat Wilson Jr. like an RB1 and start him in your Week 12 fantasy football lineups.