Salvon Ahmed

Salvon Ahmed

24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Miami Dolphins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Back on another one-year deal, Ahmed returns for his a fourth consecutive season as a depth option for the Dolphins. Having spent his entire career in Miami, Ahmed is obviously familiar with the team's system and in good standing with the coaching staff, but on the flip side his upside with the team is already well-established. Across 12 appearances last season, Ahmed was held to less than 100 yards from scrimmage for the first time in his career, and third-round rookie Devon Achane now crowds the backfield further. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the Dolphins in March of 2023.
Staying put in Miami
RBMiami Dolphins
March 10, 2023
The Dolphins signed Ahmed to a one-year, $1.8 million contract Friday, Mike Masala of DolphinsWire reports.
ANALYSIS
Ahmed is slated to remain in Miami for at least one more season while fellow running backs Raheem Mostert, Jeff Wilson and Myles Gaskin are all in line to become unrestricted free agents come March 15. The 24-year-old has primarily operated as a part of a backfield committee throughout his first three years in the NFL, and he concluded this previous campaign with 21 touches for 120 combined rushing and receiving yards and one touchdown across 13 games.
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How do Salvon Ahmed's 2022 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 %
16.7%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
46.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
8.3%
 
Touches Per Game
1.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.4%
 
Air Yards Per Game
0.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.03
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.0
 
% Targeted On Route
9.1%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.73
 
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28426%
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2021
2020
Ahmed handled a short-yardage role for Miami last season, turning 54 carries into 149 yards across 13 games, but without a single touchdown. With the Dolphins now having added Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert to the backfield and Myles Gaskin also still around, Ahmed appears buried on the depth chart.
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.
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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Effective through air in finale
RBMiami Dolphins
January 17, 2023
Ahmed handled five carries for three yards during the Dolphins' 34-31 wild-card playoff loss to the Bills. He also secured three of five targets for 45 yards.
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Quiet in regular-season finale
RBMiami Dolphins
January 11, 2023
Ahmed took his only carry for seven yards during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.
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No carries vs. Packers
RBMiami Dolphins
December 26, 2022
Ahmed did not handle an offensive snap during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.
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Productive in complementary role
RBMiami Dolphins
December 17, 2022
Ahmed rushed six times for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' 32-29 loss to the Bills on Saturday night.
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Back in full Wednesday
RBMiami Dolphins
October 12, 2022
Ahmed (back) was listed as a full participant on the Dolphins' injury report Wednesday, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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