Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
After showing just enough upside at the end of 2019 to keep a roster spot, Gaskin entered last year with expectations of working in a committee either behind or alongside Jordan Howard and Matt Breida. Instead, the 2019 seventh-round pick made both veterans expendable, seizing the No. 1 job in Week 3 and producing solid numbers until a knee injury suffered Week 8 derailed his momentum. Lower-body injuries have now cost him time in both of his pro seasons, so it's fair to wonder if the 200-pounder is up to the rigors of a starting role that includes a large rushing workload. While not particularly explosive, he's done a nice job rounding out his skill set, emerging as a reliable pass-catching option in 2020. The Dolphins apparently were impressed, declining to add any big names to their backfield this offseason. The team did sign former Ram Malcolm Brown, a durable, physical runner who has plenty of experience but lacks speed and explosiveness. And Gaskin's former college teammate, Salvon Ahmed, returns. Gaskin is no Saquon Barkley himself, but the makeup of Miami's roster gives him at least a slim shot at a three-down role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.61 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Nine touches in blowout loss
RBMiami Dolphins
September 19, 2021
Gaskin rushed five times for 25 yards and caught four of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Miami had to abandon the running game after falling behind early, and Gaskin worked in a three-man rotation with Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed. All three running backs got either five or six carries, but none got much going as Miami struggled to move the ball with backup Jacoby Brissett under center following an early Tua Tagovailoa rib injury. The entire Miami offense will be tough to trust in Week 3 against the Raiders if Tagovailoa's absence lingers.
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How do Myles Gaskin's 2021 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
14.3%
 
Positive Run %
71.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
31.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.6
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
11.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
32.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
14.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
90.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.8
 
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
83.3
 
Cornerbacks
56.4
 
Safeties
111.0
 
Linebackers
90.4
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Myles Gaskin's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
194 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.27 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
The Kenyan Drake trade doesn't look great for the Dolphins, but once he was out of the picture, the team did at least get a chance to look at its other backfield options. Gaskin, a seventh-round pick in last year's draft out of Washington, seemed to be emerging as the cream of that weak crop when his season ended early due to an ankle injury, as he'd piled up 98 rushing yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in Weeks 15 and 16. A little undersized by NFL standards at 5-10, 200, Gaskin's background as a high-school track star makes him dangerous in the open field, and in college he flashed the agility and balance to get through traffic to greener pastures. He's not a decisive runner, however, looking to bounce plays outside too often, and predictably he had more difficulty escaping from NFL tacklers. The Dolphins added Jordan Howard and Matt Breida to the backfield in the offseason, pushing Gaskin back down the depth chart, but he could prove to be an effective change-of-pace option if Breida has trouble staying healthy.
Prior to landing with Miami as a seventh-round draft pick, Gaskin was a workhorse at college in Washington, averaging 236 carries per season across four years and rushing for 1,268 yards in 2018. However, he faces a steep path to regular carries with the Dolphins. The 5-10, 193-pound running back will likely have to beat out Mark Walton and Kenneth Farrow for what projects to be a single roster spot, and even in the event that he cracks the 53-man roster, Kalen Ballage appears to have secured the No. 2 role behind Kenyan Drake.
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Totals 76 yards
RBMiami Dolphins
September 12, 2021
Gaskin carried the ball nine times for 49 yards in Sunday's Week 1 victory against the Patriots. He added five receptions for 27 yards.
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Multi-touchdown effort in win
RBMiami Dolphins
August 21, 2021
Gaskin rushed six times for 27 yards and a touchdown and secured all four targets for 44 yards and another score in the Dolphins' 37-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Saturday night.
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May lead committee
RBMiami Dolphins
August 18, 2021
Head coach Brian Flores said the Dolphins will employ Gaskin, Malcolm Brown and Salvon Ahmed "situationally as best fits their skill set and what's best for the team," Barry Jackson and Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald report. "Gaskin can play first, second, third down, but depending on the situation, we may put another player in there," Flores said.
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Works behind Brown
RBMiami Dolphins
August 14, 2021
Gaskin came off the bench in Saturday's 20-13 preseason loss to Chicago, taking four carries for 19 yards and one catch for three yards.
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Escapes draft with lead role intact
RBMiami Dolphins
May 3, 2021
Gaskin remains atop Miami's backfield depth chart after the team waited until the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft to bring in competition, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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