Thomas performed well in a limited role, gaining 23 yards on the day. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Thomas did not factor into the passing game, and did not receive a target. He'll take on the Broncos Week 12.
Miller, the team's usual No. 1 back, was able to carry the ball just four times, while adding just one reception for -4 yards. With Miller limited, the Dolphins turned to
Williams was a bit more impressive, rushing for 34 yards to lead the team on seven carries, while adding three receptions for 27 yards. With just a few days off before the team's next game against the Bills in Week 11 Thursday, Williams might be the top option again if Miller can't get to 100-percent.
If Miller's injury lingers but not enough to keep him out of action, the team might go with a split yet again this Thursday. However, the Bills are allowing the third-fewest Fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, so it might be another long day for the Dolphins running backs in Week 11.
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor provided no insight Monday about Miller's availability for Sunday's game, but he didn't seem overly concerned about the team being without Miller. If Miller is sidelined,
"If Lamar needs [rest] and he comes out, very infrequently do I start calling the game differently," Lazor said. "Sometimes if it is long-term, we would have to think about it and consider what they do best because I think that’s what the smart thing is -- to do what guys do best. For the most part, we don’t have a million different runs. For the most part, they all have been working out all the runs that we do well. I think we’ll be able to trust all of them."
Miller has started every game this season for the Dolphins. He is the team's leading rusher with 518 yards. He is averaging 4.9 yards per carry and has six touchdowns (five rushing) through eight games.
With the game well in hand and Lamar Miller (shoulder) injured in the second half, the Dolphins focused more on the ground game. Williams led the way with 28 yards on 11 carries and two catches for 23 yards. Thomas took eight handoffs for 9 yards and caught all two of his targets for 14 yards in a 37-0 victory.
If Miller is unable to play next week, the team will likely use Williams and Thomas for the majority of the carries against Detroit.
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