The Miami Dolphins are set to release their inactives soon for today’s game against the Buffalo Bills, and it looks like No. 2 running back Daniel Thomas is going to be a “go”. The NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that Thomas is expected to play, which also cuts into Lamar Miller’s fantasy value.
Thomas suffered what looked like a severe ankle injury in a Week 12 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and it was initially reported that Thomas would likely end up missing the remainder of the season. That obviously wasn’t the case, and Thomas ended up missing just one game in a surprising turn of events. However, he also aggravated that ankle injury in the fourth quarter of last week’s win over the New England Patriots, and this aggravation caused him to miss practice on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Dolphins have officially listed Thomas as questionable on the injury report, and he came into today as a full-blown game-time decision. It looks like he’s squarely on the right side of the game-time decision coin, thanks to this encouraging report from Breer. However, nothing is set in stone, so be sure to look at the Dolphins official inactives list to see if Thomas is able to play today against the Bills. Every game is incredibly important for the Dolphins, as they are locked in a huge battle for the AFC’s final playoff seed. While Thomas isn’t a big part of this team, his presence would help.