Salvon Ahmed
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Ahmed went undrafted last spring, signing with the 49ers before making his way to Miami, where he got a second chance to be Myles Gaskin’s backup (the two played together in college). Gaskin played well, especially in the passing game, but between a knee injury and a stint on the COVID-19 list, he missed six weeks. Ahmed filled in as the starter for three of those, scoring a pair of TDs while averaging 18.7 carries for 83.3 yards and 2.3 catches for 13.7 yards. He also missed three weeks with a shoulder injury, but the solid showing could put Ahmed ahead of offseason signing Malcolm Brown if Miami needs to replace an injured/ineffective Gaskin. Read Past Outlooks
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#199.61
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$Signed a two-year, $1.39 million contract with the Dolphins in October of 2020.
Leads team in carries
RBMiami Dolphins
September 20, 2021
Ahmed had six carries for 17 yards during Sunday's 35-0 blowout loss to the Bills. He also failed to secure any of his three targets.
ANALYSIS
Ahmed (2.8 YPC) technically handled more carries than either Myles Gaskin (5.0 YPC) or Malcolm Brown (4.2 YPC), who each rushed five times, but he was the least efficient backfield option of the trio. Nor is it encouraging that Ahmed couldn't get anything going on any of his three targets, though it may not be wise to make too much of a game in which Jacoby Brissett failed to move the Dolphins' offense in any respect. As long as both Gaskin and Brown remain healthy, it's hard to envision Ahmed handling more than single-digit offensive touches.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Salvon Ahmed'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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
33.3%
 
% Yds After Contact
75.0%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
45.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
25.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
2.27
 
% Team Air Yards
9.9%
 
% Team Targets
11.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
8.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
14.0
 
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Overall QB Rating Against
45.5
 
Cornerbacks
44.8
 
Safeties
39.6
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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2021 Salvon Ahmed Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Salvon Ahmed'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' 11"
 
Weight
197 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
29.25 in
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
After going undrafted out of Washington, Ahmed shrewdly signed with the 49ers, perhaps the best possible spot for an overlooked running back to make an impact. While he showed plenty of speed and elusiveness in college, Ahmed's lack of power, vision and indecisiveness when hitting the hole kept him from being a consistent producer. He did show solid receiving skills, but he'll need to significantly improve his effort level in pass protection if he wants to see significant work on passing downs in the NFL. Ahmed is something of a project, but in a Kyle Shanahan offense that always seems to find ways to get its backs the ball in space, his strengths could be accentuated and his flaws minimzed. The depth chart remains loaded even after Matt Breida's departure, but as Raheem Mostert showed last year, backs who put in the work and flash when they get a chance are rewarded in San Francisco.
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Plays limited role
RBMiami Dolphins
September 13, 2021
Ahmed recorded three carries for four yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Patriots. He also added two receptions for 24 yards.
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Third in backfield pecking order
RBMiami Dolphins
August 21, 2021
Ahmed rushed twice for six yards and secured two of four targets for 19 yards in the Dolphins' 37-17 preseason win over the Falcons on Saturday night.
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Part of three-man committee
RBMiami Dolphins
August 18, 2021
Head coach Brian Flores mentioned Ahmed alongside Malcolm Brown and Myles Gaskin when describing the Dolphins' backfield plans for 2021, Barry Jackson and Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald report.
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Leads team with 71 total yards
RBMiami Dolphins
August 14, 2021
Ahmed (lower body) took six carries for 40 yards and two catches for 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-13 preseason loss to Chicago.
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Limited in practice
RBMiami Dolphins
Lower Body
August 5, 2021
Ahmed (lower body) remained limited at practice Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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