Breida is expected to be the Dolphins' primary running back after Myles Gaskin (knee) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) were ruled out for Sunday's matchup against the Jets, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
There was some hope Myles Gaskin would be activated off injured reserve following his minimum three-game stint, but the team is evidently content allowing Breida to act as the primary ball carrier for at least this Sunday against the Jets. The 25-year-old has seen more than six times just twice this season and sports a paltry 3.4 yards-per-carry across 39 totes this year, but this figures to be a solid matchup regardless considering the Jets' porous defense. Breida could even be a factor in the passing game, particularly with Ryan Fitzpatrick likely set to start behind center after Tua Tagavailoa (left thumb) was downgraded to doubtful.
Breida had two carries for four yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Broncos.
Breida shed his injury tag prior to suiting up Sunday, but he was nonetheless unable to garner more than minimal work behind undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed (12 carries, five catches). The veteran previously spent the first half of the season behind Myles Gaskin (knee), and there's been nothing to hint that the Dolphins view him as more than a backup option.
Breida (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Breida was a full participant in practice for the first time since sustaining a hamstring injury Week 8, putting him on track to play Sunday against the Broncos. With top back Myles Gaskin (knee) on injured reserve for at least one more game, Breida could be in store for a larger role than he's normally seen this season, but he'll still have to fend off undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed for carries. Ahmed thrived in the bellcow role in last weekend's win over the Chargers, so it's possible that Breida will be relegated to a complementary gig Week 11 if coach Brian Flores prefers to ride the hotter hand.
Breida (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Breida, who managed to practice in a limited capacity last week, has missed back-to-back games due to his hamstring injury. If he's able to get healthy in time for Sunday's game in Denver, Breida could see his first chance of the season to handle significant work out of the backfield. Myles Gaskin (knee) will need to remain on injured reserve for at least one more week, and the Dolphins recently released a potential challenger for reps in Jordan Howard.
Breida (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Chargers.
Breida was reported to be unlikely to play early Sunday, and despite a week of limited practice participation, that prognosis has come to fruition. The speedy fourth-year pro's second straight absence leaves the Dolphins with a backfield committee consisting of Salvon Ahmed, DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird, as both Jordan Howard and Lynn Bowden are healthy scratches.
Breida, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers due to a hamstring injury, "may be a week away from going," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Rapoport's report essentially matches the one provided Saturday by Adam Schefter of ESPN, who noted that Breida will likely miss a second straight game this weekend. In the event that Breida is unable to go, the Dolphins' top Week 10 backfield options would include Jordan Howard (team-high 10 carries for 19 yards and a touchdown Week 9) and Salvon Ahmed (seven carries for 38 yards). Additionally, the Dolphins will also have recent trade acquisition DeAndre Washington available to make his team debut.
Breida (hamstring) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The 25-year-old is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest, but it appears he hasn't progressed well since injury designations were announced Friday. Breida could step into the starting role if able to play since Myles Gaskin (knee) is sidelined, but he instead seems likely to miss his second straight contest due to the hamstring injury. If Breida is indeed unable to play against Los Angeles, Salvon Ahmed is poised to lead the backfield while Jordan Howard handles short-yardage and goal-line work.
Breida (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Breida's hamstring injury kept him from facing the Cardinals last weekend, but it seems like he has at least a fair shot to return versus Los Angeles. The former 49er has worked as the No. 2 back in Miami for most of the season, and he boasts a similar skill set to Myles Gaskin (knee), who was a three-down starter before suffering an MCL sprain. As such, it's possible that Breida could start for the Dolphins if he can prove his full health, but this backfield could also be one of the most cluttered units in the league. Jordan Howard has proven effective as a short-yardage specialist, undrafted rookie Salvon Ahmed flashed in limited attempts Week 9, and recent trade acquisition DeAndre Washington should be available to make his team debut. Plus, third-round rookie Lynn Bowden recently came off the reserve/COVID-19 list, and Patrick Laird is always a candidate for limited change-of-pace work.
Breida (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Breida's back-to-back limited sessions are certainly emblematic of recovery progress, given that he couldn't practice in any capacity last week. He can't yet be considered a lock to suit up against the Chargers on Sunday, though it does seem like Breida could be trending in the right direction. Health permitting, Breida will work to rejoin a backfield that was led by Jordan Howard and Salvon Ahmed last week.
Breida (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's walk-through practice, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.
Breida wasn't able to suit up against the Cardinals in Week 9 due to the hamstring injury, but he looks to be making progress toward a return. Wednesday's report is only an estimation, however, so how much Breida is able to do Thursday and Friday will provide a more accurate indication of his health heading into Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Breida (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
Breida's injury popped up at an inopportune time, as he may have gotten a chance to lead Miami's backfield if healthy. Instead, with Myles Gaskin (knee) on injured reserve, the Dolphins will roll with a combination of Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird and Salvon Ahmed in Arizona. Considering Breida didn't practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday, he could also be in danger of missing the Dolphins' Week 10 game against the Chargers.
Breida (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Breida's Week 9 status gains more import with Myles Gaskin (knee) now on IR. With that in mind, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald relays that coach Brian Flores noted Thursday that Breida has a "chance" to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals. If he's unavailable this weekend, however, the Dolphins would turn to the the likes of Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird (ankle), Lynn Bowden and Salvon Ahmed to handle the team's rushing duties.
Coach Brian Flores said Thursday that Breida (hamstring) has a "chance" to suit up Sunday against the Cardinals, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
It's not the most convincing of endorsements, as Flores also noted in the interview that "hamstrings are tough." This would have been a prime week for Breida to win back a big part of the role he was expected to have at the start of the season, as Myles Gaskin (knee) was officially placed on IR Thursday morning. If Breida cannot suit up in Week 9, look for a backfield committee to potentially be led by the likes of Jordan Howard, Patrick Laird (ankle), Lynn Bowden and Salvon Ahmed.
Breida didn't practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Assuming he's able to move past his hamstring injury before Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Breida could be positioned to headline the Miami backfield with top option Myles Gaskin (knee) expected to land on injured reserve. Meanwhile, position mate Patrick Laird (ankle) was limited Wednesday, while trade-deadline pickup DeAndre Washington hasn't yet passed requisite COVID-19 protocols to suit up. With that in mind, Jordan Howard, Lynn Bowden and Salvon Ahmed are left as Miami's only fully healthy running backs to begin the week.
Breida wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post reports.
The Dolphins will release their first Week 9 injury report later Wednesday, at which point the nature of Breida's absence will be known. Assuming he's ultimately cleared to play Sunday in Arizona, Breida should be in store for an increased workload with starting back Myles Gaskin (knee) likely headed to injured reserve and with recent trade acquisition DeAndre Washington having yet to pass COVID-19 intake testing protocols. In the event Breida is unable to play or is limited Sunday, Miami would rely on some combination of Patrick Laird (ankle), Lynn Bowden and Jordan Howard in the backfield.
Breida had four carries for 13 yards during Sunday's 28-17 win over the Rams.
Breida once again was relegated to a minor role while Myles Gaskin carried the rock 18 times and logged a team-high three catches on six targets. Given that he's only averaging five carries per game on the year, it seems safe to assume that Breida won't be a focal point on offense versus Arizona in Week 9.
Breida registered 15 rushing yards on six carries, adding seven receiving yards on his two catches during Sunday's 24-0 win against the Jets.
Breida once again deferred the lion's share of the running back workload to Myles Gaskin, who handled 75 percent of Miami's RB carries in Week 6. Gaskin has garnered an average of 16.5 rush attempts per game since Week 3, but Breida has gotten slightly more involved with 15 combined carries of his own the past two games against San Francisco and New York. He had averaged 4.5 carries per game on the season prior to that. Miami heads into its Week 7 bye before returning with Tua Tagovailoa as its starting quarterback Nov. 1 against the Rams.
Breida could be set for expanded opportunity in Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the 49ers with Jordan Howard (coach's decision) inactive for the contest.
Howard has primarily been used in a red-zone role and has only 18 carries on the season, so it remains to be seen exactly how much of a boost Breida might see, considering he's more of a between-the-20s back. Nevertheless, the absence of his teammate presents one less obstacle to touches, although Breida and backfield mate Myles Gaskin are faced with a 49ers defense that's tied for fewest fantasy points allowed per game to running backs (10.0) in standard scoring formats.
Breida had three carries for nine yards during Sunday's 31-23 loss to the Seahawks. He also secured all three of his targets for 39 yards.
Breida enjoyed his most productive game of the season Sunday, mostly doing damage in the passing game, but he once again worked behind Myles Gaskin (10 carries, four targets). The former 49er has yet to play 25 percent of offensive snaps in a game through four weeks with Miami.
Breida had three carries for four yards during Thursday's 31-13 win over Jacksonville.
Breida wasn't targeted Thursday, as Myles Gaskin (22 carries and five targets) handled the vast majority of Miami's backfield reps. With Jordan Howard locked into the Dolphins' short-yardage work, it looks as though Breida's only opportunities will come as an occasional change-of-pace option to spell Gaskin. Until such time as his workload increases, Breida can be considered off the fantasy radar in most formats.
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