Lamar Miller stars, Daniel Thomas takes backseat in Week 17
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Dolphins running back Lamar Miller received one of his heaviest workloads of the season in Week 17, with Daniel Thomas taking a backseat.
Miller rushed the ball 17 times for 73 yards, finishing with one more yard than he had in the teams' last meeting, despite five fewer carries. He added one reception for 4 yards, to finish with 16 more touches than Thomas, who finished with no yards on two carries.
The Dolphins split the carries between the two young backs this season, though neither excelled in the timeshare. Thomas finishes the season with 406 yards on the ground with six overall touchdowns, while Miller scored just twice but had 709 yards to lead the team.
Daniel Thomas plays through ankle injury
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/29/13) Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is active yet again for the season finale against the Jets in Week 17, as he continues to play through a lingering ankle injury.
Dolphins healthy for Sunday game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/27/13) The Dolphins have placed 10 players on their Friday injury report, but only running back Daniel Thomas (ankle) is questionable for the critical battle against the Jets. The others are probable, including quarterback Ryan Tannehill (knee). The other offensive players are wide receivers Brian Hartline (knee) and Marlon Moore (wrist).
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/26/13) The Dolphins haven't gotten much from the running game recently, as Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller combined for just 14 yards in Week 16. Neither player is likely to have much success in Week 17's finale against the Jets either, as New York rates out as one of the best teams in the league against the run.
The last time the Dolphins and Jets faced off, Thomas was out with an ankle injury, and Miller managed to rush for just 3.3 yards per carry on 22 attempts. That isn't atypical for Jets' opponents, who average just 3.2 yards per carry for the season. Opposing running backs are averaging just 13.3 Fantasy points per game against the Jets.
Neither Dolphins' running back has been particularly reliable this season. Miller is likely to get a bigger role than Thomas, but both are just low-end Fantasy options for Week 17.
Dolphins running back duo flops vs. Bills
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (12/22/13) The Dolphins offense had a miserable performance in Week 16 against the Bills, and the running backs were not exempt. Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller finished Sunday's game with just 14 combined yards on the ground in a 19-0 loss.
Miller rushed the ball just three times for 8 yards, and was barely seen on the field for much of the game. Thomas even worse, finishing with 6 yards on nine carries, while adding one reception for 3 yards.
Thomas rushed for 105 yards in Week 14, but has just 30 yards combined in his other three games. He enters Week 17 against the Jets with 406 yards on the ground, while Miller has 636 yards.
02/18/2014 17:56 Miami Dolphins 2014 offseason preview
With the 2013 season officially in the books the Eye on Football staff is looking ahead to the offseason for all 32 NFL teams. Next up: the Miami Dolphins.
Daniel Thomas has a lot to prove this season, and he could have the chance to be a significant contributor for the Dolphins in 2013 with Reggie Bush gone. The Dolphins appear to be going with Lamar Miller as the starter, but Thomas could also play a big role unless he gets passed on the depth chart by rookie Mike Gilleslee. The coaching staff wants to see more from Thomas, who had some positive moments in his sophomore campaign in 2012, but still has flaws in his game. He had three games with double digits in Fantasy points, but injuries kept him from playing at a consistent level. Thomas missed time with multiple ailments, including knee surgery after the season, which was minor. He finished the year with 91 carries for 325 yards and four touchdowns and 15 catches for 156 yards. He is worth a late-round flier in all formats if he opens the season behind Miller as expected. If he somehow overtakes Miller on the depth chart then his value will rise, but we only consider Thomas as a reserve option heading into training camp. (Updated 5/15/13)