Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins
|RB - #53||MIA||Probable||4 years||26||6'1||233|
2013 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)Last updated on Oct-21-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (10/21): Neither Miller not Thomas has performed overly well this season. Neither back has rushed for more than 70 yards this season and both backs have rushed for 2 touchdowns through the first 6 games. Clearly the hot hand will see the majority of carries week to week. Don't count on either back for much unless the match up is right.
Update (8/21): Miami OC Mike Sherman was quoted as saying they're "neck-and-neck" when referring to Miller and Thomas competing for the starting job. A timeshare here could help Thomas' value slightly, but would put a hurting on Miller's value. Keep an eye on this situation as the preseason progresses.
Profile: When Reggie Bush signed with Detroit this winter, Thomas had to be excited about the opportunity this presents him. With a solid pre-season performance, Thomas could be named the Dolphins' week one starter. This assumes his knee holds out, he doesn't sustain a concussion, and he holds on to the rock (and of course that the Dolphins don't cut Thomas at some point this summer). With all this uncertainty surrounding Daniel, it is probably best for fantasy owners to keep away until all the dust settles.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|16.05||FFToolbox - Brian Murphy - I chose Thomas for no other reason than to handcuff Lamar Miller. That is, if Thomas is Miller's handcuff when the season begins. Mike Gillislee has been getting a lot of press. It's clear to me that RB is my weakest position. If I was playing the season out with this team, I would make an RB trade top priority.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|20.10||KFFL - Thomas should back up Lamar Miller, and having already drafted Miller this pick seemed like a no-brainer.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|19.10||FootballDiehards - Thomas ran well at times last year and was the Dolphins' short-yardage back with four touchdowns. But he averaged a disappointing 3.6 yards per carry as a complement to Reggie Bush. That was a drop-off in usage from the 2011 second-round pick's rookie season, with the fact that Bush was in the lineup all season accounting for the decline. Now that Bush has moved on as a free agent, Lamar Miller will move up in the rotation and serve as the primary back going forward. The addition of rookie Mike Gillislee adds another potentially threatening weapon, something Thomas just hasn't been on a sustained basis. Almost thinking I would have been better off taking a chance on a high-profile free agent (Michael Turner or Cedric Benson).|
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