Brandon Bolden
Brandon Bolden
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 28-year-old has been with the Patriots since 2012, and he's managed to stick around that long thanks to his versatility and special-teams prowess. Bolden finished up the 2017 season with 13 carries for 67 yards and one catch for seven yards in 16 games and now faces his annual challenge of securing a roster spot with the team. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins in September of 2018.
Headed for Miami
RBMiami Dolphins
September 4, 2018
Bolden is slated to sign with the Dolphins, the Sun-Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
From a fantasy standpoint, Bolden will be behind listed co-starters Kenyan Drake and Frank Gore, as well as Sinorice Perry and rookie Kalen Ballage. The former New England Patriot will, however, add versatility to the Miami backfield, plus he's made a name for himself as an outstanding special teams player.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    0
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    37
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
13
265
2017
42
270
2018
0
37
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.55 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.44 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   6.96 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   32.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   119 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
Miami Dolphins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
The 27-year-old Bolden is on track to reprise his role as a core special-teamer for the Patriots, though his fantasy value is minimal given that he is merely a depth option in the team's backfield, which also includes Dion Lewis, James White, Mike Gillislee, Rex Burkhead and D.J. Foster. During the 2016 campaign, Bolden played in 14 games, logging just one rushing attempt for four yards, while catching two passes for 15 yards.
Bolden finished up the 2015 regular season with 63 carries for 207 yards to go along with 19 catches for 180 yards and two TDs in 15 games. Though Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount still top the Patriots' running back depth chart, Bolden is on track to reprise his role with the team this coming season as a versatile depth back, who is also a valuable special teams contributor. It's that element of his game that figures to secure his role with the team, while James White, Tyler Gaffney and D.J. Foster battle for the remaining backfield spot or two.
While Bolden’s fantasy upside is limited, the Patriots thought enough of him to ink him to a two-year, $2.32 million contract extension this offseason. Though Bolden can offer value as a backup running back option, his prime value to the team is that he is one of the Pats’ core special-teamers. While LeGarrette Blount and Jonas Gray are the team’s top power backs and James White and Travaris Cadet profile more as change-of-pace options, Bolden’s versatility and special-teams value should be enough to secure him a roster spot, though it would take a series of injuries in the team’s backfield for him to enter the fantasy equation.
Bolden maintained a healthy 4.9 YPC and upped his number of receptions from two the year previous, to 21 in 2013. His utility role in the Patriot's offense came about with injuries to Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. His role projects to be much of the same in 2014.
Bolden figures to directly compete with newcomer LeGarrette Blount for a depth role behind presumed starter Stevan Ridley. Both are bruising backs and unless injuries hit the team's other backfield options during the preseason, it's quite possible that only one of the two will make the team's final roster.
A fractured ankle that Bolden suffered as a senior, plus a one-game suspension he was handed, probably caused him to slide out of the draft, but he'll take aim at cracking a New England backfield that also includes Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and Joseph Addai. Even if he doesn't make the team's final roster, he could end up on the team's practice squad out of the gate, as fellow undrafted free agent BenJarvus Green-Ellis did.
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Released by Pats
RBNew England Patriots
September 1, 2018
Bolden was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Rushes for 35 yards Thursday
RBNew England Patriots
August 17, 2018
Bolden carried three times for 35 yards in Thursday's 37-20 preseason win over the Eagles.
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Practicing Friday
RBNew England Patriots
July 27, 2018
Bolden (illness) joined his teammates at practice Friday after beginning training camp on the non-football illness list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on Non-Football Illness list
RBNew England Patriots
Undisclosed
July 23, 2018
Bolden (undisclosed) has been placed on the Non-Football Illness list, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Re-ups with New England
RBNew England Patriots
February 25, 2018
Bolden and the Patriots agreed Saturday to a one-year, $880,000 contract, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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