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Daniel Thomas

26-Year-Old Running Back – Free Agent

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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109

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406

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4

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63

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2

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Thomas did little in 2013 to redeem himself from a poor start to his career. Take away a 105 yard performance versus Pittsburgh in Week 14 and there wasn't much to like in the 15 games he appeared in....

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HT: 6' 1"   WT: 233   DOB: 10/29/1987  College: Kansas State  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Waived by the Dolphins in August of 2014.

August 30, 2014  –  Daniel Thomas News

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Thomas has been released by the Dolphins, the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Daniel Thomas NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 23 Mia 13 165 581 0 3.5 2 0 1 0 0 12 72 6.0 1 17 0 0 0 0 2 1
2012 24 Mia 12 91 325 4 3.6 2 0 0 0 0 15 156 10.4 0 22 0 0 0 0 3 2
2013 25 Mia 15 109 406 4 3.7 1 1 0 0 0 15 63 4.2 2 17 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Daniel Thomas Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 23 Mia 13 5.5 6.4 5.9 13 45 26 10 7 1 6 4.2 3 0 0
2012 24 Mia 12 6.0 7.3 6.6 8 27 21 15 9 1 13 7.1 4 1 0
2013 25 Mia 15 5.5 6.5 6.0 7 27 24 15 5 1 4 3.7 6 3 1
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Daniel Thomas – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

333

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Daniel Thomas was on the field for 333 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Daniel Thomas was on the field for 94 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 324 89
2013 333 94
Daniel Thomas 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

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Daniel Thomas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thomas (hamstring) will make his preseason debut in Thursday's finale versus the Rams, the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero reports.

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Thomas has missed the entire preseason to date because of a hamstring issue. Although he was finally able to return to practice Monday, Thomas' roster spot is no longer a certainty. Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller are the Dolphins' clear-cut top running backs, while undrafted rookie Damien Williams and Mike Gillislee (knee) are vying for the No. 3 position. With that crowded backfield, Thomas may need a strong showing Thursday to secure a place on Miami's regular-season squad.
Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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This could be a case of too little to late, as Thomas is certainly on the roster bubble. With Knowshon Moreno returning to action over the weekend and Lamar Miller having a strong camp, even if Thomas does make the team, he won't be seeing too much playing time on game day.
The Dolphins hope that Thomas (hamstring) returns to action for Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) is inactive Saturday against the Cowboys.

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Missing his third consecutive contest, Thomas is well behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno (knee) in the running back pecking order at this point. Moreno is making his Dolphins debut Saturday, thereby placing Thomas a distant third as the regular season approaches.
Thomas (hamstring) is unlikely to play Saturday against the Cowboys, the Palm Beach Post reports.

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Thomas (hamstring strain) was spotted at Monday's practice, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Thomas (hamstring) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

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Thomas (hamstring) is not practicing Sunday, Omar Kelly of the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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We'll consider Thomas, who sat out Friday's preseason contest, day-to-day for now, but with Knowshon Moreno back on the field, Thomas presumably slots in no higher than No. 3 in the Dolphins' actual RB pecking order, behind both Lamar Miller and Moreno.
Thomas (hamstring) missed practice once again Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

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2013

A 2011 second-round pick, Thomas has been a disappointment in his two seasons, missing seven games with knee and hamstring injuries as well as a concussion, and failing to capitalize on opportunities. Thomas has averaged a paltry 3.5 YPC over his career and is just 4-for-25 inside the 10-yard line despite checking in at 6-1, 228. Coach Joe Philbin did not draft Thomas but selected the more gifted Lamar Miller and tougher Mike Gillislee in two drafts with the team, making Thomas' future in Miami not especially bright.

2012

Thomas had a disappointing rookie season, running for just 581 yards while getting a paltry 3.5 YPC. He also failed to score on any of his seven goal-line carries and took a backseat to Reggie Bush. Thomas consistently battled nagging injuries and lacked power even when healthy, as his 1.9 YPC after contact tied for 62nd among running backs. Thomas still has plenty of time to turn his career around, but he enters 2012 behind Bush on the depth chart in an offense that lost Brandon Marshall during the offseason and might be starting a rookie quarterback at some point. Last seasonís 216 carries were easily a career high for Bush, so an opportunity could open for Thomas, but heís so far not shown much and is in one of the leagueís weaker offenses.

2011

The Dolphins traded up to draft Thomas with the No. 62 pick, and all signs point to the rookie immediately becoming the teamís feature back. Thomas, who racked up 1,856 total yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior at Kansas State, has three-down ability and could even see time out of the Wildcat. Thomas wasnít able to run at the Combine because of a lingering hamstring injury, but noted prospect guru Mike Mayock rated him as the No. 2 running back in the draft, and heís been compared to Larry Johnson in his prime. With Ronnie Brown off to Philadelphia and Ricky Williams unlikely to return, Thomas' main competition will come from Reggie Bush, who likely will not take many carries away. Rookies can be gambles as we donít know how theyíll react to the pro game, but running back is also the easiest position to pick up coming from college, and while Thomas may not be a truly special talent, heís the rookie in the best position to succeed right out of the gate.