Myles Gaskin
Myles Gaskin
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a four-year, $2.61 million contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Backfield role secure
RBMiami Dolphins
September 14, 2020
The Dolphins intend to utilize all of Gaskin, Jordan Howard and Matt Breida out of the backfield going forward, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
Though Howard started Sunday's season-opening loss to the Patriots, Gaskin served as Miami's clear lead back during the contest. The second-year pro led Miami's backfield in terms of carries, targets and yards, though Howard did score the team's only touchdown. Matt Breida matched Gaskins' 4.4 yards per carry, but on four less attempts. It looks as though the Dolphins' backfield split could change on a weekly basis depending on who stands out in practice, a scenario which would cause headaches for fantasy managers, but Gaskin could solidify his lead with another strong showing Week 2 against the Bills.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Myles Gaskin's 2020 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 %
11.1%
 
Positive Run %
77.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
80.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.6
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
13.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
33.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
13.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
49.0
 
Cornerbacks
53.8
 
Safeties
81.3
 
Linebackers
44.8
 
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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
200 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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2019 Fantasy Outlook
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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Team's leading rusher in opener
RBMiami Dolphins
September 13, 2020
Gaskin rushed nine times for 40 yards and caught all four of his targets for 26 more in Sunday's 21-11 loss to New England.
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In mix for No. 3 role
RBMiami Dolphins
July 1, 2020
Gaskin (ankle) will compete with Patrick Laird and Kalen Ballage for the No. 3 running back job in training camp, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Season over
RBMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 24, 2019
Gaskin (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
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Week 17 status up in air
RBMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 23, 2019
Gaskin's status is murky for Sunday's game at New England due to a left ankle injury, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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First career TD before injury
RBMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 22, 2019
Gaskin rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown and secured one of three targets for three yards in the Dolphins' 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals on Sunday before exiting the game for good with 3:59 remaining in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury.
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