Patrick Laird
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Laird made the Dolphins' roster as an undrafted free agent last year, thanks largely to his ability on special teams, but when the backfield was in desperate need of warm bodies by the end of the season he got some snaps on offense as well. His 2.7 yards per carry fit right in with Miami's moribund rushing attack, but the converted college wideout did see fairly significant action as a receiver, averaging four targets per game over the final seven weeks. Laird was charged with four drops among his 30 overall targets, but given that he caught 96 passes over his final two seasons at Cal, his hands and receiving skill should be strengths. With Jordan Howard and Matt Breida joining the team in the offseason, Laird will be pushed back down into a depth role, but Breida's checkered injury history could open the door for the second-year pro to handle passing-down work alongside Howard. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Dolphins in May of 2019.
Invisible in finale
RBMiami Dolphins
January 5, 2021
Laird played two offensive snaps during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.
ANALYSIS
Laird closed out the 2020 campaign with his second game in a row sans either a carry or target. With both Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed available, Laird's opportunities for backfield work effectively dried up. Even if the Dolphins don't make significant additions to the running back room during the offseason, Laird's best-case scenario for 2021 would likely be to begin the year in a reserve role.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Patrick Laird'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 %
7.7%
 
Positive Run %
84.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
40.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.2
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
1.4
 
% Snaps w/Touch
16.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.15
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
2.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.5
 
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#% of Team Snaps

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20519%
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Sticks to special teams
RBMiami Dolphins
December 29, 2020
Laird didn't garner any carries or targets during Saturday's 26-25 win against the Raiders.
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Two catches against Pats
RBMiami Dolphins
December 21, 2020
Laird had two carries for 20 yards during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots. He also secured both of his targets for 12 yards.
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Just five touches again
RBMiami Dolphins
December 14, 2020
Laird had four carries for 19 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Chiefs. He also caught his only target for four yards.
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Gets five touches against Bengals
RBMiami Dolphins
December 8, 2020
Laird ran for six yards over three rush attempts, adding two catches for 16 yards during Sunday's 19-7 win against Cincinnati.
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Fumbles only carry
RBMiami Dolphins
November 30, 2020
Laird fumbled his lone nine-yard carry during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.
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