Heading into week four, the Miami Dolphins looks better than anybody really anticipated. In week two they stuck around with a Buffalo Bills team who looks to be legit and last week they destroyed the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football.
This week they welcome the 3-0 Seattle Seahwaks to Miami. While Seattle is unbeaten so far, the defense has been historically shaky. They’ve given up over 1,200 passing yards through three weeks, the most in NFL history.
What does that mean for the stable of ballcarries in Miami?
Fantasy Football analysis: Dolphins RBs Myles Gaskin, Jordan Howard, Matt Breida
The Seahawks defense is historically bad against the pass, but its been very stout when offenses attack them on the ground, giving up just 200 total rushing yards through three weeks.
Gaskin has become the clear-cut starter of the group, getting over 20 carries and 66 yards in their win over Jacksonville. Howard has seen less opportunities and production, with just 12 yards through the two games he started. So the ground game has had a rough go of it so far. To make matters worse, no Miami RB has scored a rushing touchdown yet this season.
None of the Dolphins backs are legitimately going to make game breaking plays in the passing game. Though Gaskin does have 15 receptions on 16 targets, so it makes him a viable player in a PPR league, especially against the suspect Seattle secondary.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Seattle’s run defense is the second best in the league. Combine that with a pretty weak rushing attack in Miami, I’d sit these guys this week. Though Gaskin can be viewed as a good waiver pickup down the line since he’ll continue to get more opportunities, the match up just isn’t there this week.