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Jordan Howard, Matt Breida inactive in Week 10, raises questions around RB depth chart

Jordan Howard and Matt Breida have been ruled out of the Dolphins’ Week 10 matchup against the Chargers.

Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard runs the ball during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Howard was the Miami Dolphins’ starting running back against the Arizona Cardinals but won’t play against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Howard is a healthy scratch for Week 10 while Matt Breida is inactive because of a hamstring injury, according to the Miami Herald’s Adam Beasley. Salvon Ahmed, Patrick Laird, and DeAndre Washington could split work in the backfield. Let’s take a look at what this could mean for DFS this weekend.

DFS analysis: Dolphins RBs Salvon Ahmed, Patrick Laird, DeAndre Washington

Ahmed only trailed Howard with seven carries for 38 yards in Week 9. He seems to be the player most likely to lead Miami in carries, as Laird only tallied one carry and one reception last Sunday. DeAndre Washington might be the most versatile of the group and could be worth using as a punt play over Laird. Washington has proven to be a solid all-purpose back but hasn’t played a game for the Dolphins since being traded by the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of Week 9. You shouldn’t expect any of these options to be extremely productive, but Ahmed has the highest floor.