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July 16, 2021 01:12 PM
Bills' Matt Breida: No roster lock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida, signed by the Bills to a one-year deal as a free agent this offseason, will need to fend off challenges from Antonio Williams and Christian Wade for the last open spot in the Bills' backfield, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports.

Devin Singletary and Zack Moss are expected to serve as the 1-2 punch to lead the backfield, while Taiwan Jones is expected to make the team simply by way of special teams prowess. Breida is one of the NFL's fastest running backs and has more experience than Williams and Wade, so the No. 3 job would appear to be his to lose. Breida also has more special teams experience than anyone else in the running back corps aside from Jones. With good hands to go with it all, Breida is at least worth keeping an eye on if he does make the team and injuries should strike Singletary or Moss, as was the case last season.

March 25, 2021 04:08 PM
Bills' Matt Breida: Moves across AFC East
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 4, 2021 01:00 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Invisible in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2020 02:56 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Uninvolved on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2020 10:32 AM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Logs best game as Dolphin
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2020 12:52 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Back in action Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2020 08:00 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Comes off COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins activated Breida (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Breida missed two games while on the list, but he'll be available for Sunday's matchup with the Patriots. With Myles Gaskin (illness) still on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Salvon Ahmed's health (shoulder) still looking uncertain, Breida could have a chance to join DeAndre Washington as Miami's primary backfield options Week 15.

December 4, 2020 03:24 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Placed on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Dolphins placed Breida (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.

Breida missed Friday's practice with an illness prior to being officially placed on the COVID-19 list, a transaction which rules him out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) and DeAndre Washington (hamstring) are also both doubtful to face Cincinnati, which leaves Patrick Laird and Lynn Bowden as the only healthy running backs currently on Miami's roster. It seems likely that the team will promote Myles Gaskin (knee) from IR on Saturday, in time for him to reclaim the lead role, but in any event Miami won't have much in the way of backfield depth Week 13.

November 30, 2020 07:56 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Second fiddle in easy win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida had eight carries for 36 yards during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets. He also secured both of his targets for 17 yards and fumbled once.

Breida was more efficient on the ground than DeAndre Washington (3.8 YPC), but he nonetheless handled five less carries and saw three fewer targets. He didn't see much work after fumbling in the third quarter. At one point in the offseason, it seemed as though Breida (not to mention Jordan Howard) was destined for a key role in the Dolphins' backfield, but even with both Myles Gaskin (knee) and Salvon Ahmed (shoulder) sidelined, the team doesn't seem willing to entrust him with more than No.2 duties. Even if both Gaskin and Ahmed sit out Week 13 against the Bengals, it will be difficult to trust Breida for fantasy purposes.

November 29, 2020 12:08 AM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: More work on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 reports.

There was some hope 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 carries 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.

November 23, 2020 10:40 AM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Barely involved in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2020 03:36 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Practices without limitations
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of 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.

November 18, 2020 03:36 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Cameron Wolfe of 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.

November 15, 2020 02:44 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Inactive in Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 15, 2020 11:12 AM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Not expected to play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 15, 2020 12:20 AM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Trending down for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2020 05:44 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Draws questionable tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Breida (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Cameron Wolfe of 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.

November 12, 2020 06:28 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Another limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 12, 2020 12:24 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Limited during walk-through
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 6, 2020 06:20 PM
Dolphins' Matt Breida: Ruled out for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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