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32 Patrick Laird RB

Miami Dolphins

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November 24, 2020 09:20 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: One touch Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird caught his only target for eight yards during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

The 25-year-old played 17 offensive snaps during the contest but wasn't much of a factor in the gameplan. Matt Breida returned from injury and played only seven snaps while Salvon Ahmed dominated the backfield work.

November 16, 2020 08:36 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Flashes speed in few opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird had two carries for 19 yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers.

Laird served as Miami's No. 2 running back Sunday, but he didn't see much action outside of spelling Salvon Ahmed (21 carries for 85 yards and a score). With Jordan Howard no longer on the team, Laird could see a slightly expanded depth role. On the other hand, both Matt Breida (hamstring) and Myles Gaskin (knee) could return to the backfield over the next few weeks, at which point Laird may become completely uninvolved on offense.

November 9, 2020 12:48 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Barely involved in narrow win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird had one carry for a loss of one yard and caught his only target for 17 yards during Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.

Laird was relegated to a reserve role behind Jordan Howard (10 carries) and Salvon Ahmed (seven carries), even on a day when both Myles Gaskin (knee) and Matt Breida (hamstring) were unavailable. He'll remain off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 10 matchup against the Chargers.

November 5, 2020 02:24 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Puts forth full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.

With the Dolphins placing No. 1 back Myles Gaskin (ankle) on injured reserve earlier Thursday, top backup Matt Breida (hamstring) trending toward sitting out Sunday's game in Arizona and trade-deadline pickup DeAndre Washington (COVID-19 protocol) not available to make his debut until Week 9, Laird's ability to shake off the minor ankle injury takes on added importance. Assuming he avoids any further setbacks with his ankle heading into the weekend, Laird should be in line to serve as the Dolphins' top pass-catching back against the Cardinals, while Jordan Howard presumably operates as the team's top option on the ground. Laird has been mostly limited to special-teams work in 2020, but he had a degree of fantasy utility in PPR formats while seeing steady action on offense during the final quarter of the 2019 season. Over those final four contests, Laird averaged 56.7 scrimmage yards and four targets per game.

November 4, 2020 06:16 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Laird left last weekend's win over the Rams with the injury. The fact that he was able to open Week 9 as a limited participation puts him ahead of the curve compared to Matt Breida (hamstring), who sat out the session. If Breida is unable to play Sunday against the Cardinals, Laird could be in store for his biggest workload of the season with top back Myles Gaskin (knee) already having been moved to injured reserve.

November 1, 2020 03:44 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Week 8 return in question
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Rams, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.

The 25-year-old has been deployed mostly as a special teamer during his second active pro campaign, fielding 88 snaps in that department to just 24 total on offense. Laird was banged up during the second half of a spirited Miami performance, having yet to get involved on the stat sheet at his time of departure.

October 14, 2020 12:40 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Season high in offensive snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird garnered 10 offensive snaps during Sunday's 43-17 win against the 49ers, though he did not register a carry .

With Miami carrying a 30-7 lead into the second half, the 25-year-old back saw a higher-than-usual level of involvement Week 5. In fact, Laird's 10 offensive snaps were more than the eight he had between Weeks 1 and 4 combined. Laird hasn't fielded an offensive touch since recording two receptions in the season opener against New England, but with a matchup against the Jets on the Week 6 docket, he may in line for some more playing time.

September 29, 2020 11:00 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Scarcely involved against Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird did not garner any rush attempts or targets during Thursday's 31-13 win against Jacksonville.

The 25-year-old back earned just one offensive snap during Thursday Night Football, securing the vast majority of his work on special teams while Myles Gaskin (22 carries), Matt Breida (three) and Jordan Howard (three) split Miami's RB rushing attempts. Laird hauled in both of his targets for nine yards Week 1 against the Patriots, but he remains without a carry through the early stages of his second pro campaign. Week 4 does not offer a promising matchup for the Dolphins' backfield in general, with Miami opposing Seattle's No. 2 rush defense.

September 9, 2020 03:32 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Healthy ahead of Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird is not on Wednesday's injury report, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Laird is healthy heading into Miami's season opener. Just how involved he'll be is a different story, as he's currently buried behind Jordan Howard, Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin on the running back depth chart.

August 25, 2020 08:48 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Undisclosed injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird missed Tuesday's practice due to an undisclosed injury, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Laird is competing with Kalen Ballage, Myles Gaskin and Malcolm Perry for what could be two spots on the final roster, so he'll look to retake the field as soon as possible. The 25-year-old's versatility and special-teams chops should make him a strong candidate for the final depth spot in the backfield, health permitting.

April 30, 2020 08:36 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Gets competition in backfield
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird is joined by offseason acquisitions Jordan Howard and Matt Breida in the Miami backfield, Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald reports.

Salguero projects Laird for the third spot at running back, ahead of Kalen Ballage, Myles Gaskin (ankle) and De'Lance Turner. While he averaged only 2.7 yards on 62 carries last season, Laird showed some skill in the passing game with 23 catches for 204 yards on 30 targets (6.8 YPT), and he also finished seventh on the team with 259 special-teams snaps. Laird fits the mold of what NFL teams usually like for the final RB spot on a 53-man roster.

December 30, 2019 11:44 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Lukewarm finish to season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Patriots. He also secured four of five targets for 48 yards.

Laird once again did most of his damage through the air while struggling to produce on the ground in Sunday's season finale. The undrafted rookie out of California wraps up the 2019 season with 62 carries for 168 yards (2.7 YPC) and one touchdown. He also caught 24 of 30 targets for 204 yards. While it seems extremely unlikely that the Dolphins will deploy Laird as the lead back in 2020, the 24-year-old's solid performance down the stretch may very well secure him a rotational or depth role.

December 23, 2019 03:16 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Another pedestrian outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird rushed eight times for 17 yards during Sunday's 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals. He also caught his only target for one yard.

Laird logged fewer touches than fellow rookie Myles Gaskin, who rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown, indicating that he may have bumped down to the No. 2 role on Miami's depth chart. Gaskin was carted off the field due to a left ankle injury in the fourth quarter Week 16, however, and if he were to miss any time, Laird could be in line to handle the bulk of the backfield reps during Week 17's finale against the Patriots.

December 16, 2019 11:44 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Lukewarm performance in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird rushed 12 times for 46 yards and caught two of five targets for eight yards in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.

Laird couldn't get much going in this one, as his most notable play resulted in a Giants safety after the 24-year-old running back was tackled in his own end zone. He operated in a near-even split with Myles Gaskin, who rushed nine times for 43 yards and added two catches for 29 yards. Expect the two running backs to remain in a timeshare against the generous Bengals run defense Week 16.

December 8, 2019 06:28 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Gets 19 touches in Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird rushed 15 times for 48 yards and caught four of five targets for 38 more yards in Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.

Laird operated as Miami's featured back, but he finished with 17 fewer rushing yards than quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. The man Fitzpatrick nicknamed "The intern" is a full-fledged employee now, having touched the ball 33 times in the past two weeks. Desperate owners could do worse than Laird against the Giants in Week 15.

December 3, 2019 05:28 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Set for increased work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird is expected to see increased work out of the backfield after Kalen Ballage (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Safid Dean of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Ballage sustained the injury during Sunday's win over the Eagles, and Laird subsequently led the backfield with 10 carries for five yards while catching four of five targets for 43 yards. The undrafted rookie ended up playing 43 offensive snaps in the contest, far outpacing next man up Myles Gaskin (16 snaps). The Jets' stout run defense presents a tough matchup for Week 14, but Laird could retain some value as a pass catcher with 12 receptions on 14 targets for 109 yards in the last four games.

December 2, 2019 12:24 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Team's lead back in Week 13 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird ran for five yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and hauled in four of five targets for 43 yards during Sunday's 37-31 win against Philadelphia.

The rookie back out of California stepped up following Kalen Ballage's (leg) second-quarter exit, garnering seven more rush attempts than any other Dolphins player on the afternoon and finishing tied for third on the team in targets. Though his rushing efficiency was putrid Sunday, he had been economical on a limited sample size coming into Week 13, rushing for 31 yards on his first six NFL carries and turning eight receptions into 66 yards. Even if Ballage is forced to sit out Miami's Week 14 game and Laird is thrust into a prime role, he would still be a risky play, given the Jets have held opposing backs to a meager 3.0 yards per rush on the year.

November 25, 2019 11:32 AM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Small role in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird carried the ball three times for 20 yards during Sunday's 41-24 loss to the Browns. He also failed to catch his only target.

Laird didn't see much volume as a receiver during Sunday's blowout loss, but he did show some explosiveness in very limited work as a rusher. If concerns about No. 1 running back Kalen Ballage's lack of efficiency (1.9 YPC) continue to mount, it's possible that Laird and fellow rookie Myles Gaskin could carve out increased roles down the stretch.

November 18, 2019 12:08 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Does damage through air
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird carried the ball once for seven yards during Sunday's loss to the Bills. He also caught all six of his targets for 51 yards.

Laird was effectively utilized as an aerial complement to Kalen Ballage during Sunday's divisional loss. The game script played out favorably for the rookie, as Miami trailed through all four quarters of the contest and was forced to lean on its aerial attack. Laird figures to play a similar role Week 12 against the Browns, but he won't be worth fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of leagues.

November 4, 2019 05:48 PM
Dolphins' Patrick Laird: Larger role on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Laird is primed to climb Miami's depth chart with Mark Walton facing a four-game suspension, Safid Deen of the South Florida South Sentinel reports.

Laird hasn't yet played a snap on offense this season, but he's served as a special-teams contributor in seven contests. He and Myles Gaskin appear set to play depth roles behind Kalen Ballage for at least the next four weeks, though the Dolphins could also opt to sign another running back to the 53-man roster.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultATTYDSTDRECYDSTD
1Sun 09/13@ NEL 11-21000290
2Sun 09/20vs BUFL 28-31000000
3Thu 09/24@ JACW 31-13000000
4Sun 10/04vs SEAL 23-31000000
6Sun 10/18vs NYJW 24-0000120
8Sun 11/01vs LARW 28-17000000
9Sun 11/08@ ARIW 34-311-101170
10Sun 11/15vs LACW 29-212190000
11Sun 11/22@ DENL 13-20000180
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020MIA1003186.017001
2019MIA154621682.718109
Total254651862.9181010
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020MIA1005367.2170001
2019MIA154232048.92102013
Total254282408.62102014
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
08/17/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
San Luis Obispo, CA, USA
School:
California
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: