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Jay Ajayi injury update: Dolphins RB a healthy scratch and can be dropped in fantasy leagues

Ajayi didn't even travel with the team and will be a healthy scratch this week. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi has fallen further out of favor with the team. Despite not being listed on the injury report, the Dolphins will make Ajayi inactive for their Week 1 opener against the Seattle Seahawks. Ajayi didn't even travel with the team this week.

Ajayi spent most of the offseason as the Dolphins' presumed starter, but he dropped to No. 2 when they signed Arian Foster during training camp. His stock fell further with a sluggish preseason performance and he fell behind Damian Williams and Isaiah Pead, who both contribute on special teams.

Fantasy impact: Perhaps this is a one-time thing to motivate Ajayi, but making him a healthy scratch for Week 1 is a pretty clear sign he's not in the team's plans right now. Fantasy owners can drop Ajayi in all 10- and 12-team leagues. Foster is set for a workhorse role as long as he's healthy and will be a high-floor RB2 this week, even against a tough Seahawks defense.