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Dolphins release Jordan Howard

The Dolphins parted ways with veteran running back Jordan Howard. We break down what it means for fantasy football in Week 11.

Running back Jordan Howard #34 of the Miami Dolphins falls scores a touchdown during the first half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins have elected to release running back Jordan Howard after he was inactive for Week 10, per Ian Rapoport. Head coach Brian Flores said the decision was mutual and there was no ill-will given how the situation developed, per Hal Habib.

The Dolphins have rotated through running backs throughout the season. The team acquired Matt Breida in the offseason, but he was recently sidelined with a hamstring injury. He might return in Week 11, but it’s no sure thing. In his absence, Salvon Ahmed got extra work in Week 10, leading the team with 21 carries for 85 yards and a score along with a five-yard reception. Patrick Laird had two rushes for 19 yards and no targets in the passing game. DeAndre Washington had two rushes for two yards.

Ahmed appears to have moved into the lead role for now, but with Breida due back as soon as this weekend, Ahmed’s value diminishes at least a little bit. Breida is likely to handle lead back roles, but Ahmed could still be worth a waiver wire stash coming into Week 11.