Update, Sept. 15 PM — As expected, Raheem Mostert was removed from the final injury report on Friday and is good to go for Sunday Night Football against the Patriots.
Update, Sept. 14 PM — Mostert was officially a full participant in practice on Thursday, so he should be ready to go against the Patriots. He remains a solid start on a good offensive Dolphins team.
Update, Sept. 14 PM — Mostert said that his DNP from Wednesday was less about a knee injury and more about getting vet rest. He received preventative treatment on his knee but assured reporters there is no concern about his knee. We typically have to take player's words with a grain of salt, but for now, he seems good to go for Sunday.
Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert, while receiving preventative treatment on his knee, said Wednesday’s practice DNP was more vet rest. Nothing to worry about with his knee.— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) September 14, 2023
Update, Sept. 14 — Mostert was spotted at practice on Thursday, per Daniel Oyefusi. How much he practiced is unknown, but we would expect he will be limited on the report. This is a good sign that he’ll be available Sunday.
The Miami Dolphins are coming off a big win against the Los Angeles Chargers. They will now turn their attention to preparing for a Sunday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 2. While the passing attack was the focal point in the Week 1 win, the run game could take a hit this week. Starting running back Raheem Mostert didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a knee injury.
Fantasy football implications for Week 2
Mostert only carried the ball 10 times in the win against L.A. but finished with 37 yards and a touchdown. He added 13 more yards by coming down with both of his targets. Mostert punched in the score from two yards out in the first quarter. There is a good chance that the game script this week favors the run, and it would be a bad game for him to miss.
If Mostert is inactive, we could see a big debut from rookie RB De’Von Achane. He was inactive for the season opener due to the shoulder injury he picked up in the preseason. Achane could be healthy enough to take the field, but second-string RB Salvon Ahmed could get the first crack at starting RB duties. He had three carries for 11 yards in the first game, and would be a dart throw in deeper fantasy football leagues.