The running back committee in session on Sunday against the Lions was abruptly disbanded Thursday night vs the Bills with Daniel Thomas carrying the ball only five times, Damien Williams not rushing the ball once, while Lamar Miller toted the ball 15 times.
Fantasy Impact: This was a great development for Miller owners, not so much for those who started Thomas or Damien Williams. Miami has ten days before the next game against Denver. Miller should benefit this time around with more than four days to tend to his injured shoulder. Miller's time off should send both Thomas and Williams back to the bench - but only Bill Lazor truly knows.
Daniel Thomas gained 18 yards on just four carries on Sunday. He also had two receptions for 12 yards in Miami's win over Jacksonville.. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Thomas actually looked good on the few touches he saw against Jacksonville. Look for him to keep the number two role as long as he keeps on producing.. He has no fantasy value except on the deepest of rosters.
Thomas played 24 snaps, rushed for 25 yards on seven carries and caught all three passes thrown his way for another 25 yards. (Source: Dolphins.com)
Fantasy Impact: Even though Thomas is the current backup to Lamar Miller, he shouldn't be rostered as a handcuff except on the deepest of rosters that can afford the space. The good news is that Thomas is already contributing. Ambitious fantasy players can take advantage of being able to scout Thomas now, just in case Miller gets injured, as opposed to the common practice of claiming a backup off the wire that hasn't played and crossing fingers hoping the pickup works out.
With Moreno due to miss time in the backfield, the Dolphins have re-signed Daniel Thomas, who lost his job in the final preseason cuts. He joins fellow backs Lamar Miller, Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa. (Source: Palm Beach Post)
Fantasy Impact: Miller injured his ankle on Sunday and is day to day. While Thomas lost his job to Damien Williams, it's still likely he will see some time on the field even if Miller plays. How much Miller's injury allows him to practice will determine Thomas' fortune on Sunday. It's a fluid situation worth watching for owners in 14-team leagues and larger.