ESPN’s Field Yates says Dolphins should be relying on Myles Gaskin

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The Miami Dolphins haven’t been able to get much going on the ground this year despite having a trio of running backs at their disposal.

Myles Gaskin, Malcolm Brown, and Salvon Ahmed have all played limited roles for the team to this point in the season, and it’s resulted in being dead last in rushing yards per game (70.4).

Last week, against one of the toughest fronts in the league, Gaskin was effective. He carried the ball just five times but averaged five yards per carry while bringing in 10 receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

His flashes of ability have led many to question why he isn’t being used to his full potential. ESPN’s Field Yates shared those exact sentiments on his “Fantasy Focus” show.

While the show generally is more fantasy-relevant than NFL-relevant, Yates makes some great points.

Gaskin is rushing for 4.9 yards per carry, Brown is rushing for 3.6, and Ahmed is at 1.9. To be a successful running back, you need to hit at least 4.0 in that statistic.

Gaskin also provides the most upside in the passing game.

Five weeks into the season, the Dolphins need to start putting the ball in the hands of their most dynamic playmakers, and, right now, Gaskin should be near the top of the list.