Daniel Thomas injury update: RB questionable for fantasy owners

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The Dolphins running back is listed as questionable and could miss Week 16. We break down the fantasy implications.

Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game against the Buffalo Bills. Thomas did not participate in practice throughout the week and is shaping up as a game-time decision.

Fantasy Impact: With his status yet to be determined, Thomas appears to be a highly suspect fantasy finals play. Thomas has improved his play in his third year, but he has been far from a fantasy asset. Thomas has rushed 98 times for 400 yards (4.1 YPC) and has found the end zone six times, twice through the air. While six scores is solid for a flex option, his constant rotation with Lamar Miller makes his production near impossible to accurately predict. He has only received double-digit carries four times on the year.

Thomas will take the Bills and their underrated run defense. In the best case scenario, Thomas receives about 10 carries and leaves owners in a world of hurt if he doesn't find the end zone. Lamar Miller would get an upgrade to a mid-range RB2 if Thomas is inactive. Owners need to continue to monitor his status and have a back up plan ready to go.

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