RB - MIA - IR
Week 14 Outlook
Dolphins RB Malcolm Brown (quad) will be placed on IR.
Brown suffered the quad injury in Week 7 against the Falcons, and he'll miss a minimum of three games. He wasn't much of a factor for fantasy purposes himself, but his absence should lead to more security and increased touches for both Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed. Gaskin can be considered more of a high-end flex play at least for the foreseeabe future, and Ahmed a desperation bye-week fill-in.
Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown drew the start during Sunday's game against the Falcons. He logged four touches for nine yards over the team's first five plays but then exited with a quad injury that forced him out for the remainder of the contest.
The fact that Brown started this game speaks to the fact that Miami does not have an established clear-cut No. 1 back in its backfield even though Myles Gaskin has consistently paced the team in touches and yards. With that, if Brown were to miss time, Gaskin would likely start while dual-threat back Salvon Ahmed takes on a larger depth role.
Malcolm Brown (ribs) was limited from practice on Wednesday. He is firmly stuck in the backup role in Miami behind Myles Gaskin.
Brown will likely be able to play in Week 7, but he has no real ceiling other than a touchdown dependent desperation play. If he is unable to play, it moves Gaskin up the rankings a few spots.
Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown rushed five times for 24 yards against the Jaguars in London on Sunday. He also caught one pass for an additional seven yards.
Brown led all Miami running backs in rushing yards during the contest, which was a surprise after he did not touch the ball in Week 5. Still, 31 scrimmage yards isn't much to write home about. He can be left on waivers in most leagues.
Dolphins running back Malcolm Brown did not touch the football during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Brown totaled 25 carries for 91 yards and a touchdown through the first four games, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that he did not touch the ball once on Sunday. On the other hand, the entirety of Miami's rushing attack was silenced by a dominant Tampa Bay defensive line.