By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 4:06pm EST
Thomas only carried the ball three times. Two of those carries were the last two plays that capped off an 80-yard drive to start the game.
Fantasy Impact: Thomas isn't a fantasy start, his touchdown was a matter of circumstance aka vulturedom. Lamar Miller, who played injured, was the clear primary ball carrier on the day.
By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 12:56am EST
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.
By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 7:16pm EDT
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.
By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 12:00pm EDT
Rest of the inactives: DL Deandre Coleman, OT Jason Fox, WR Brandon Gibson, TE Gator Hoskins, OG Shelly Smith, and OG Billy Turner. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Damien Williams takes Thomas' spot on the roster today behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno.
By Reginald James, Dolphins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 4:25pm EDT
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.
RotoBaller | Nov 5th
BALLER MOVE: Continue Monitoring / Desperation Bye Week Fill-Ins OWNED IN: 5% / 1% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: Lamar Miller injured his shoulder in the second half of this game and couldn’t return. The early reports are that he’ll be able to suit up for his tough matchup against the Lions. However, if he can’t these […]
RotoBaller | Oct 26th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues (BYE Week Fill-In) Owned in 5% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: With the news of Knowshon Moreno‘s torn ACL, Daniel Thomas has resumed the role of backup running back for the Dolphins. A fourth-year back with a career high of 581 yards is nothing to write home about, but given Lamar […]