Miami Dolphins made a move early in free agency, signing Chase Edmonds, here we take a look at the fantasy impact.
Impact for Miami
Miami have had a hole at the RB position for as long as I can remember. There have been some players come and go, but it has really been a committee backfield. Infact you have to go all the way back to 2016 for a player that rushed for over 1,000 yards (that was Jay Ajayi incase you were interested).
Since then the team hasn’t found a reliable player to hand the reigns of the backfield over to. That looks to have changed to a degree with the signing of Chase Edmonds. Edmonds hasn’t hit over 592 yards on the ground in his career, but he has shown that he can carry effectively, with a career average of 4.7 yards per carry. If the Dolphins can improve their offensive line, then this could be a great match.
Impact on Edmonds
For redraft and dynasty, Edmonds has increased in value. He should be the lead back on this offense, especially given the contract he has just been handed. For fantasy, he has shown he can be effective if given the chance. His true fantasy value comes from his pass-catching ability, which is a role that Myles Gaskin has previously occupied. So while he has increased in value, it’s not a huge increase.
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