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Dolphins RB De’Von Achane injury: What status means for Week 12 vs. Jets

De’Von Achane is dealing with a knee injury for Week 12. We break down what it means for fantasy football and betting.

De’Von Achane #28 of the Miami Dolphins carries the ball against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of the game at Hard Rock Stadium on November 19, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images

Game status update: Achane is officially INACTIVE for Friday’s game.

Game day update: Achane is NOT expected to play on Friday, per Tom Pelissero.

The Miami Dolphins will take on the New York Jets in the NFL’s first Black Friday football game on Friday, November 24. The Dolphins welcomed back backup running back De’Von Achane last week after he spent a month on injured reserve due to a knee injury. Achane only played a handful of snaps as he appeared to re-injure his knee.

Achane was listed as a limited practice participant each day of the short week due to the knee injury. Head coach Mike McDaniel said that it was Tuesday’s practice that would determine how much or if he could play this weekend. He heads into the matchup listed as questionable.

De’Von Achane injury

Fantasy football analysis

Before getting hurt, Achane was one of the best fantasy football running backs in the league. Despite not playing in the first game, he carved out work for himself alongside Raheem Mostert and was the overall RB3 in half-PPR scoring formats. He’s missed half the season and is still the overall RB27.

The Jets’ defense is allowing the 10th most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Despite the matchup, you have to assume that the Dolphins are going to be careful with Achane since he got re-injured in such limited work. It’s a tough call, but I think you sit him this week and then plan for him to be limited and recover before starting him next week.

NFL DFS analysis

If you want to use Achane as your captain for DFS, it will run you $13,500. He will set you back $9,000 as a flex. The New York defense allows the seventh-most DFS points to opposing running backs. He will run you more of your salary cap, but rostering Mostert is likely the better move. Achane should still get some work, but likely not enough to make rostering him worth that price tag.