Salvon Ahmed

Salvon Ahmed

23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
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.
Unimpressive in sophomore season
RBMiami Dolphins
January 13, 2022
Ahmed appeared in 12 contests in 2021, recording 54 carries for 149 yards without a touchdown. He also secured 12 of 19 targets for 117 yards.
ANALYSIS
Ahmed was the least efficient member of Miami's regular backfield rotation (2.8 YPC), and he found himself a heathy scratch during the final four games of the year. As an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and with a new coaching staff eventually coming in, Ahmed's time with the team could well be nearing an end.
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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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
7.4%
 
Positive Run %
75.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
63.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.7
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.5
 
% Snaps w/Touch
40.0%
 
Air Yards Per Game
3.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
3.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.2%
 
Drop Rate
15.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.5
 
% Targeted On Route
21.6%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.33
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Snap %
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5645%
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545%
2520%
534%
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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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Inactive for Week 17
RBMiami Dolphins
Coach's Decision
January 2, 2022
Ahmed is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Inactive for MNF
RBMiami Dolphins
Coach's Decision
December 27, 2021
Ahmed is inactive for Monday night's game against the Saints.
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Does little with eight carries
RBMiami Dolphins
December 21, 2021
Ahmed logged eight carries for 23 yards during Sunday's divisional win over the Jets.
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Suits up Sunday
RBMiami Dolphins
December 19, 2021
Ahmed is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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Back at practice Friday
RBMiami Dolphins
Illness
December 17, 2021
Ahmed (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list and is available to practice Friday, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports.
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