Breida has agreed to a one-year deal with the Bills, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Breida is probably looking at the No. 3 role for a deep Bills team, but it's not like Devin Singletary or Zack Moss wowed last season, so the speedy veteran will certainly get his share of chances after running for 254 yards and a 4.3 average on 59 carries with the Dolphins last season. Assuming Breida does make the final roster, the Buffalo running back group is starting to look like a true committee for 2021, and that's before we even see what the team does during the draft.
Breida did not handle an offensive snap during Sunday's blowout 56-26 loss to the Bills. Breida wrapped up an underwhelming season in Miami with back-to-back games without a carry or target, playing just nine snaps on special teams Week 17. Outside of a Week 15 tilt against the Patriots in which injuries and complications related to COVID-19 thrust Breida into a larger role, the Dolphins' coaching staff never saw fit to trust him with more than occasional touches. He had 59 carries for 254 yards (4.3 YPC) through 12 contests, while also securing nine of 10 targets for 96 yards. Breida is set to hit free agency this offseason, and he'll no doubt look to find a landing spot that will afford him more regular opportunities.
Breida did not register an offensive snap during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders. Breida had 12 carries for 86 yards against the Patriots last week, but with Myles Gaskin now back in the lineup, his opportunities have completely evaporated. Salvon Ahmed and Lynn Bowden both worked behind Gaskin in the backfield, while Breida handled just 10 snaps on special teams.
Breida had 12 carries for 86 yards during Miami's 22-12 win over the Patriots. With Myles Gaskin (undisclosed) still on the COVID-19 list, Breida had great success as a complementary option to Salvon Ahmed, who had 23 carries for 122 yards and a score himself. It was Breida's first game with the Dolphins handling double-digit carries, and the first time he surpassed 50 yards in a single contest with the team. If any of DeVante Parker (hamstring), Mike Gesicki (shoulder) and Jakeem Grant (hamstring) are forced to sit out against the Raiders on Saturday, the Dolphins could be forced to lean heavily on the run again.
In his return to action, Breida is in the mix for carries Sunday against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. With Myles Gaskin (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Salguero suggests that Salvon Ahmed and Breida "should get most of the carries" Sunday, with DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird also on hand. While Breida isn't necessarily a high-percentage fantasy choice in that context, he is a consideration for those with limited options scrambling to plug lineup holes created by Sunday's inactives.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Washington Football Team||3||14.24|
|5||10/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||19.32|
|10||11/14||@New York Jets||20||18.00|
|12||11/25||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.00|
|13||12/06||New England Patriots||22||18.88|
|14||12/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||1||12.30|
|16||12/26||@New England Patriots||22||18.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||112||564||1||18||159||1||81|