Player Outlook
Ahmed will compete for a role with the Dolphins this season in a crowded backfield, but it's doubtful he'll have much Fantasy value this year. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. The Dolphins added Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel and Raheem Mostert this offseason to go with Myles Gaskin, and Ahmed will be buried on the depth chart to open the season -- if he stays in Miami. It would not be a surprise to see the Dolphins move on from Ahmed, which might be the only way he can salvage his Fantasy value. Keep an eye on what develops, but Ahmed is not expected to make much of an impact for Fantasy managers in 2022 if he stays with the Dolphins.

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2021 149 2.76 12 117 252.1
2020 319 4.25 3 11 61 579.5
3y Avg. 234 3.66 2 12 89 434.8
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Inks contract tender

    Ahmed, who was an exclusive rights free agent, has signed his contract tender with the Dolphins, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The 23-year-old logged 54 carries for 149 yards and added 12 catches on 19 targets for 117 yards in 12 games with the Dolphins in 2021. This coming season, Ahmed, along with Myles Gaskin and Gerrid Doaks, slots into a depth role in Miami's backfield, behind Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert. It's a context that limits Ahmed's fantasy upside so long as the team's top duo remains healthy and available.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Tendered by Miami

    The Dolphins tendered Ahmed, who was an exclusive rights free agent, Tuesday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Given his status as an exclusive rights free agent, Ahmed won't be able to negotiate with other teams after being tendered. The 23-year-old running back appeared in 12 contests for the Dolphins in 2021. He totaled 54 carries for 149 yards and added 12 catches on 19 targets for 117 yards. However, he was a healthy scratch for the final four games of the campaign, so it's unclear where he would stand on the depth chart heading into the new league year.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Unimpressive in sophomore season

    Ahmed appeared in 12 contests in 2021, recording 54 carries for 149 yards without a touchdown. He also secured 12 of 19 targets for 117 yards. Ahmed was the least efficient member of Miami's regular backfield rotation (2.8 YPC), and he found himself a heathy scratch during the final four games of the year. As an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and with a new coaching staff eventually coming in, Ahmed's time with the team could well be nearing an end.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Inactive for Week 17

    Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans. With Ahmed inactive Sunday and the odd man out in Miami's backfield for now, the team's Week 17 running back corps will be led by Duke Johnson, Myles Gaskin and Phillip Lindsay.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Inactive for MNF

    Ahmed is inactive for Monday night's game against the Saints. With Ahmed inactive, the Dolphins' Week 16 running back corps will be comprised of Duke Johnson, Myles Gaskin, Phillip Lindsay and Jordan Scarlett.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Does little with eight carries

    Ahmed logged eight carries for 23 yards during Sunday's divisional win over the Jets. Ahmed managed to clear the league's COVID-19 protocols in time to suit up Week 15, but he logged another disappointing fantasy performance, as has become routine for the 22-year-old. Through 12 appearances this season, Ahmed has compiled a dismal 2.8 yards per carry on 54 attempts and has been held out of the end zone entirely. Now, Duke Johnson appears to have passed him on the depth chart.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Suits up Sunday

    Ahmed is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. As is fellow running back Myles Gaskin, after both players were activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. With Phillip Lindsay (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Malcolm Brown (quad/IR-R) unavailable for the contest, we'd expect Gaskin to head Miami's Week 15 backfield, with Ahmed and Duke Johnson candidates to mix in. With that in mind, Ahmed is a hit-or-miss fantasy option Sunday versus New York.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Back at practice Friday

    Ahmed (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and is available to practice Friday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Ahmed, Myles Gaskin and Phillip Lindsay all tested positive for the virus during Miami's bye week, but the team is getting Ahmed and Gaskin back Friday. Ahmed figures to fill a depth role with Gaskin likely to lead the backfield Sunday versus the Jets.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Positive for COVID-19

    Ahmed tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Ahmed is vaccinated, meaning he'll be eligible to return from the list once he's asymptomatic for 48 hours and submits two negative tests at least 24 hours apart. With the Dolphins on bye Week 14, Ahmed and Myles Gaskin (illness) -- who was also placed on the list Friday due to a positive test -- should both have a shot at making it back for a Dec. 19 matchup with the Jets in Week 15.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Gets seven carries in Week 12 win

    Ahmed had seven carries for 17 yards during Sunday's win over the Panthers. He also secured his only target for nine yards. Ahmed had his most carries since Week 8 during Sunday's convincing win, but he worked behind both Myles Gaskin and new backfield addition Phillip Lindsay. The reserve running back hasn't logged a single game this season with either 4.0 yards per carry or a touchdown.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Won't play Sunday

    Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets. With Ahmed inactive, Duke Johnson is slated make his debut with the Dolphins, presumably in a change-of-pace role behind Myles Gaskin, while Patrick Laird is also on hand in a complementary/reserve role.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Uninvolved again

    Ahmed had two carries for six yards during Thursday's 22-10 win over the Ravens. He also secured his lone target for nine yards. Ahmed once again played a reserve role behind Myles Gaskin, who carried the ball 14 times for just 31 yards (2.2 YPC) while securing one of two targets for 14 yards. Miami's substandard run blocking significantly limits the upside of all backfield options, though the Week 11 matchup against the Jets does present some opportunity. Of course, as Ahmed hasn't scored or logged double-digit carries a single time this season, he isn't in the mix for fantasy consideration.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Barely utilized Week 9

    Ahmed had four carries for six yards during the Dolphins' 17-9 win over the Texans on Sunday. Ahmed, as usual, was relegated to a clear backup role. Meanwhile, Myles Gaskin had 20 carries and six targets during Sunday's win, though he only racked up 34 rushing yards. Ahmed hasn't logged a single game with double-digit touches this season.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Another inefficient outing

    Ahmed handled seven carries for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Bills. He also secured one of two targets for six yards. Ahmed once again took a backseat to Myles Gaskin in terms of both rushing and receiving work. Through eight contests, Ahmed has yet to log a single game with at least 4.0 yards per carry, and he's still looking for his first touchdown of the year. Even with Malcolm Brown (hamstring) sidelined and a plus matchup against the Texans on deck in Week 9, Ahmed isn't a tempting fantasy option.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Involved again Week 7

    Ahmed had seven carries for 26 yards during Sunday's 30-28 loss to Atlanta. He also caught both of his targets for 26 yards. Ahmed managed a season-high 56 scrimmage yards against Atlanta's vulnerable defense, though it was Myles Gaskin -- who had 67 rushing yards and a score -- who was once again the more productive backfield option. Part of the context for Ahmed's involvement was the fact that Malcolm Brown (hamstring) was forced out of Sunday's contest, but even before that, the second-year pro appeared to be operating as Miami's No. 2 running back. Of course, Ahmed is only on the fantasy radar in deep formats.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Leads team in carries

    Ahmed rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught one of two targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jaguars. He saw more action on the ground than Myles Gaskin or Malcolm Brown (five carries each), but none of the trio was able to manage much in the way of production. On the season, Ahmed has yet to record a single game with at least 25 rushing yards.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Records five touches

    Ahmed rushed three times for one yard and secured both of his targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Colts. Ahmed played a limited role for the Dolphins on a day when the team struggled to establish the run and keep up with the Colts. Surprisingly, Ahmed recorded one more carry than Miami's presumed No. 1 running back Myles Gaskin, while Malcolm Brown handled the biggest share with eight rushing attempts. The running game in Miami is becoming an enigma, but Ahmed isn't yet seeing enough volume on the ground or through the air to be considered a valuable fantasy option. An injury to Gaskin or Brown would provide his best chance to find relevance. A matchup against the Buccaneers' stout run defense awaits Miami in Week 5.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Leads team in carries

    Ahmed had six carries for 17 yards during Sunday's 35-0 blowout loss to the Bills. He also failed to secure any of his three targets. Ahmed (2.8 YPC) technically handled more carries than either Myles Gaskin (5.0 YPC) or Malcolm Brown (4.2 YPC), who each rushed five times, but he was the least efficient backfield option of the trio. Nor is it encouraging that Ahmed couldn't get anything going on any of his three targets, though it may not be wise to make too much of a game in which Jacoby Brissett failed to move the Dolphins' offense in any respect. As long as both Gaskin and Brown remain healthy, it's hard to envision Ahmed handling more than single-digit offensive touches.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Plays limited role

    Ahmed recorded three carries for four yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Patriots. He also added two receptions for 24 yards. Ahmed finished the game with only 11 offensive snaps, behind the likes of both Myles Gaskin and Malcolm Brown. However, he provided the longest play amongst the trio when he managed an 18-yard gain on a reception midway through the first quarter. Ahmed is currently on the outside looking in for a meaningful role in the offense, but he will be a name to monitor should either Gaskin or Brown be forced to miss game action at any point this season.
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  • Dolphins' Salvon Ahmed: Third in backfield pecking order

    Ahmed rushed twice for six yards and secured two of four targets for 19 yards in the Dolphins' 37-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Saturday night. Ahmed saw backfield mates Myles Gaskin and Malcolm Brown combine for 20 touches, leaving him as more of an afterthought in the ground attack for the night. However, while Brown wasn't targeted in the passing game, Ahmed at least enjoyed a solid role in that regard. The second-year back's usage was also notably less than that of his two teammates in the exhibition opener against the Bears, so Ahmed does seem headed for a No. 3 role that likely will only net single-digit carries on the majority of weeks while Gaskin and Brown are healthy.
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