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Myles Gaskin returns to practice from the Covid-19 list for Week 16

The Dolphins should get their starting running back back for their game against the Raiders

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin (37) stiff arms Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Margus Hunt (70) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium.  Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday update: The Dolphins made it officially official, with the transaction wire reflecting the news that Gaskin is back.

The Miami Dolphins, who have dealt with many running back injuries this season, could be flush with backs this week, as Myles Gaskin has returned from the Covid-19 list and is practicing, per ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.

Gaskin’s return would cause some fantasy football trouble, as Salvon Ahmed played well as the starter last week, rushing for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Gaskin was the starting back and then went down with an injury and Ahmed took over and they have yet to both be healthy and up for the starting job at the same time.

Gaskin likely has the starting job if healthy, so we probably have to downgrade Ahmed this week in a good matchup with the Raiders. Maybe they split work enough to hurt both, but Gaskin is the likely starter and who we would go with in this matchup against a Raiders team that has allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs this season.