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We're targeting Achane in Round 4 of full PPR leagues and we're ranking him as an RB2. But that fails to tell the story of one of the great wild cards of the 2024 Fantasy season. Achane was the most efficient running back in football last year, averaging 7.7 yards per touch and scoring once every 11.8 touches. We know there is some regression coming from those numbers; the mystery is how much his volume will make up for it. The four times he had more than 10 carries in 2023 were all blowouts and the Dolphins only gave him 20 combined touches in back-to-back must-win games to end the year. With Raheem Mostert back and Jaylen Wright added, it's fair to wonder if Achane sees a big increase in work. Still, his type of efficiency generally leads to more work and this offense gives him league-winning upside.

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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Wants more looks in passing game

    Achane has prioritized improving his route running this offseason and could earn more opportunities to line up out wide in Year 2, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports. Achane said during June mandatory minicamp he's been "lining up at different positions, as far as like receiver, running routes and stuff," calling those drills "something that we're doing different this year." The second-year pro, who logged record-breaking efficiency during his rookie season, said that in addition to becoming a more versatile pass catcher, his priority this offseason has been adding muscle in order to better avoid injury. Achane will have to compete with position mates Raheem Mostert and rookie Jaylen Wright for touches during the 2024 campaign, so it would be encouraging to see him develop into a capable enough receiver to catch passes out wide, rather than only out of the backfield. Despite the Dolphins looking primed to deploy a backfield committee, Achane's explosiveness and big-play ability make it easy to project a high fantasy ceiling in 2024. If he's indeed able to improve his versatility and durability this offseason, that could also give him a more consistent floor.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Adds muscle in offseason

    Head coach Mike McDaniel said Tuesday that Achane has made "some strength gains" and improved his understanding of Miami's offense, Andre Fernandez of The Miami Herald reports. Achane seems to be off to a good start to the offseason program, potentially allowing him to earn a larger share of the snaps in the backfield in 2024 behind returning starter Raheem Mostert. Both backs should have significant roles after the impressive work they did in 2023, while fourth-round pick Jaylen Wright is a wild card to earn occasional carries. Adding some weight might lower Achane's injury risk a bit and/or allow him to take on more touches, though he'll still be one of the smallest and fastest running backs in the league, at least among players competing for a significant number of carries and early down snaps. He ran a 4.32-second 40-yard dash at 188 pounds at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine, then took 103 carries for 800 yards (7.8 YPC) and three touchdowns in 11 regular-season games as a rookie. Achane also drew 37 targets and recorded three receiving touchdowns, with the pass-catching work allowing him to stay involved even when Mostert was healthy and gobbling up carries.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Bulks up during offseason

    Achane appears to have added muscle to his frame through his workouts earlier this offseason, Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post reports. A photo of Achane showing up for OTAs went viral, with some saying he looks much larger than he did during his rookie campaign. It's his second offseason bulking up for football without also considering track and field, though at this point it's unclear how much muscle he's added relative to his weight from the 2023 NFL Combine, where he ran a 4.32-second 40-yard dash at 188 pounds. Achane averaged 7.8 yards per carry and scored a touchdown per game last season, albeit with injuries (six missed games) and Raheem Mostert's presence (209 carries) limiting the rookie to 103 carries and 27 catches in his 11 appearances. The Dolphins still have Mostert under contract -- along with backups Jeff Wilson, Salvon Ahmed (foot) and Chris Brooks -- but they'll presumably prepare Achane with more of the backfield work in his second NFL season.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Inefficient in season-ending defeat

    Achane rushed six times for nine yards and secured three of six targets for 21 yards in the Dolphins' 26-7 wild-card loss to the Chiefs on Saturday night. Achane flashed with a multitude of explosive plays throughout his rookie season, one he finished with 800 rushing yards, 197 receiving yards and 11 total touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving) across 11 regular-season games. The 2023 third-round pick put together four 100-yard efforts as well and averaged a whopping 7.8 yards per carry, and come his second training camp this summer, Achane figures to be a prime contender for an appreciably larger role despite the expected return of veteran Raheem Mostert.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Cleared for wild-card game

    Achane (toe/ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Saturday's wild-card game against the Chiefs, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. As anticipated, Achane will be able to play through his pair of injuries Saturday after he concluded prep for the postseason opener with a full practice Thursday. Achane shined as the Dolphins' lead back over the final two weeks of the regular season, but it's unclear if he'll remain the No. 1 option in Kansas City. Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) was sidelined for Weeks 17 and 18 and is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest, but he may be in a better spot on the health front after he was listed as a limited practice participant Tuesday through Thursday. Even if Mostert is active for the wild-card round, Achane should at least have a path to 10-to-15 touches in a change-of-pace role.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Listed as limited participant

    Achane (toe/ribs) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's injury report, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The same goes for Raheem Mostert, whose status for Saturday's wild-card game against the Chiefs is more of a question mark than Achane's following absences for Weeks 17 and 18 due to ankle and knee injuries. Achane took 29 touches for 198 yards and two touchdowns the past two weeks, and he should be ready to go for the postseason opener, be it as Miami's lead back or coming off the bench behind Mostert. The Dolphins should hold a more strenuous practice Thursday, after not practicing Tuesday and holding a walkthrough Wednesday.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Good to go Sunday

    Achane (toe/ribs) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bills. Achane has been cleared to play in the regular-season finale after he was a full participant in Friday's practice. In the absence of Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) in a Week 17 loss to the Ravens, the rookie paced the Miami backfield with 18 touches (14 carries, four catches) for 137 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, but Achane could settle into more of a timeshare arrangement if Mostert is able to make it back for Sunday's game. Mostert is carrying a questionable tag into the Week 18 contest after not participating in practice sessions Wednesday and Thursday before returning to the field Friday as a limited participant.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Handles limited reps Thursday

    Achane was a limited practice participant Thursday due to toe and rib injuries, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. The rib issue is a new concern for Achane, though Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald relays that the injury nor the lingering toe concern are expected to prevent the rookie from playing Sunday versus Buffalo. Meanwhile, fellow running back Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) was listed as a non-participant for the second day in a row and could be at risk of missing a second straight game this weekend. The Dolphins' final Week 18 injury report will be released Friday and will reveal whether Achane and/or Mostert carry designations into Sunday, but at this stage, the former looks like the better bet to headline the Miami backfield. While Mostert was sidelined for a 56-19 loss to the Ravens in Week 17, Achane played 32 snaps and finished with 137 yards from scrimmage and one touchdown on 18 touches (14 carries, four catches).
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Limited to start Week 18 prep

    Achane was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice due to toe and rib injuries, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports. The rib issue is new for Achane, but he's been dealing with the toe injury for weeks. With Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) sidelined for last week's 56-19 loss to the Ravens, Achane played 48 percent of the offensive snaps and carried 14 times for 107 yards while adding four catches for 30 yards and a touchdown on five targets. Achane will have two more chances to increase his practice participation ahead of Sunday's game against the Bills, but the early expectation is that the rookie running back will head into the weekend without any restrictions.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Impressive in ugly loss

    Achane rushed 14 times for 107 yards and secured four of five targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 56-19 loss to the Ravens on Sunday. Achane led the Dolphins in rushing yards in the absence of Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee), outpacing backfield mate Jeff Wilson by 11 carries. The rookie also enjoyed a solid role in the passing game on the way to his fifth game with over 100 scrimmage yards. Achane could be poised for a critical role, whether or not Mostert is available, in Sunday's Week 18 home showdown against the Bills that will decide the AFC East title
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Looks set for lead back role Sunday

    Achane appears poised to lead the Dolphins backfield Sunday in Baltimore with Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle) considered unlikely to be available for the Week 17 contest, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report. For a third consecutive week, Achane tended to a toe injury, ramping up his activity from none Wednesday to some one day later and then a full session Friday. The development was enough for him to avoid a Week 17 game designation, while Mostert's one limited practice to end the week left him questionable to suit up. Miami will be posting its inactive list about 90 minutes before Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, and assuming Mostert's name is included, Achane should take on lead back duties for the team, with Jeff Wilson and Chris Brooks on hand in reserve roles.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: RBs to Sit

    I'll change this posting if Raheem Mostert (shin) is out in Week 17 at Baltimore, but Mostert is expected to play as of Wednesday morning. Achane has been tough to trust lately with a combined 13.3 PPR points in his past two outings against the Jets and Cowboys. He has 12 total touches or less in three games in a row, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 13. We'll see if the Dolphins involve Achane more in the passing game against Baltimore if Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is out as expected, but the Ravens are No. 8 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs. Mostert remains a must-start running back in all leagues against Baltimore, but Achane is just a flex option at best.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Misses practice Wednesday

    Achane (toe) didn't practice Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The rookie running back has been dealing with the toe issue over the last few weeks but has played through it. Achane paced the Miami backfield in playing time in the team's 22-20 win over Dallas on Sunday, seeing action on 55 percent of the snaps while Raheem Mostert's role was reduced as he managed an ankle injury. Achane has handled single-digit carries in each of the last three contests, but he hasn't found the end zone while averaging 4.5 yards over his 23 totes during that stretch.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Gets green light for Sunday

    Achane (toe) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cowboys, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Achane never took part in a full practice this week, but the Dolphins evidently came away encouraged enough from what they saw from the rookie in limited sessions Thursday and Friday to clear him for Sunday's contest. Since returning to action Week 13 following a one-game absence due to a knee issue, Achane hasn't played more than 59 percent of snaps in any of the ensuing three contests, but he's still produced 152 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries (4.6 average) to go with 11 catches for 84 yards during that stretch. Even though Raheem Mostert remains Option 1A out of the Miami backfield, the explosive Achane still sees enough touches to make for a high-upside weekly fantasy play.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Returns to limited practice

    Achane (toe) was a limited participant Thursday in his return to practice, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Achane played through the same injury last week, taking 12 touches for 62 yards in a 30-0 win over the Jets. He's on the right track to play again this Sunday against the Cowboys, having returned to practice Thursday after what was seemingly a precautionary absence Wednesday. The rookie figures to continue mixing in behind Raheem Mostert, whose absences from practice Wednesday and Thursday don't seem especially concerning given that the Dolphins have often held him out this season and are listing 'rest' as one of the reasons for the veteran back missing practice this week.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Back at practice Thursday

    Achane (toe) was on the field for practice Thursday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Achane's presence at practice Thursday perhaps suggests that the running back's absence Wednesday may have been maintenance-related. The extent of Achane's participation in Thursday's session will be known when Miami releases its second Week 16 injury report later in the day.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Listed as non-participant again

    Achane (toe) was listed as a non-participant for Thursday's walk-through practice, Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site reports. Achane now has been estimated as a non-participant on both of the Dolphins' first two Week 15 injury report, and head coach Mike McDaniel noted prior to Thursday's session that the rookie running back is an "unknown" for Sunday's game against the Jets at this stage of the week, per Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald. The Dolphins are likely to hold a more traditional practice Friday, and if Achane is able to get back on the field in some capacity, he could clear up some of the concern about his status heading into Sunday. If Achane ends up sitting out against the Jets, starter Raheem Mostert (knee) could handle a larger share of the snaps out of the backfield, while Jeff Wilson would likely be in store for an expanded role as the No. 2 option.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Off injury report

    Achane (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game at Washington, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. The Dolphins made it official a few hours after coach Mike McDaniel announced Achane was ready to return. The rookie had a setback with his knee in his first game back from a stint on injured reserve, but the Dolphins don't seem too worried about a significant aggravation occurring. Achane figures to share backfield work with Raheem Mostert and possibly Jeff Wilson as well.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: Questionable for Friday

    Achane (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. Per Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site, Achane remained listed as limited on Thursday's practice estimate, and with the official questionable listing, the rookie running back's status for Friday's 3:00 pm ET kickoff is uncertain. If Achane is unavailable for the contest, Jeff Wilson and Darrynton Evans would be candidates to log complementary snaps behind Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee), who doesn't carry a Week 12 injury designation.
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  • Dolphins' De'Von Achane: In line to practice Wednesday

    Achane (knee) is slated to practice Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Per Rapoport, head coach Mike McDaniel suggested that how Achane fares during Wednesday's session will determine how much (if at all) the running back will play Friday against the Jets. If Achane ends up sitting out Week 12 or is available only in a limited capacity, Raheem Mostert (ankle/knee) would likely remain busy as the Dolphins' lead back. Jeff Wilson, who was a healthy inactive in the Week 11 win over the Raiders, would also be a candidate to re-enter the backfield mix in a complementary role behind Mostert.
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