Daniel Thomas injury update: RB probable, will be available for fantasy owners

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The Dolphins running back is probable and will play in Week 12. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (ribs) practiced on Friday and will play in the team's Week 12 game against the Carolina Panthers. Thomas practiced in full all week and is not expected to miss any time on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas will play his usual role as change-of-pace and goal-line back behind Lamar Miller. Thomas has slightly exceeded his late ADP with his four touchdowns on the year. However, he hasn't gone over 60 yards rushing in any game this year and isn't much of a PPR contributor either. He did receive five more carries than starter Lamar Miller last week and did find the endzone once. However, his fantasy outlook remains unchanged.

The running game will be the Dolphins' best bet to move the ball against the Panthers and their elite secondary. However, Thomas is still not a highly recommended fantasy start this week. He hasn't received more than 12 carries in a game this year and Thomas is the kind of back that needs a workhorse amount of carries to yield RB2 production. Thomas is just a low-end flex play and will leave much to be desired if he doesn't find the endzone.

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