Myles Gaskin: 2021 Dynasty Profile

PAST PRODUCTION

Myles Gaskin played college football at the University of Washington from 2015-2018. Gaskin put together an impressive college career, rushing for over 1,200 yards and double-digit TDs in each of his four seasons. During the pre-draft process, he measured in at 5’ 9”, 205 lbs, and registered a below-average speed score with his 4.58 40-yard dash. Gaskin was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. 

As a rookie, Myles Gaskin didn’t make much of an impact. Sharing a backfield with Kalen Ballage, Kenyan Drake, Patrick Laird, and Mark Walton, Gaskin finished the 2019 season with just 36 rushes for 133 yards and one TD. 

Entering the 2020 season, Gaskin was nothing but an afterthought with free-agent acquisitions Jordan Howard and Matt Breida expected to lead the Dolphins’ backfield. Instead, it was Gaskin who led the backfield in touches in Week 1. He proceeded to string together a series of impressive performances. Before sustaining an injury in Week 8, Gaskin was averaging 14.2 carries per game and five targets per game. He only appeared in three of the team’s final nine games, racking up 387 total yards and three TDs in those contests. Gaskin finished 2020 as the overall RB28 in ten games and the RB11 in PPG.

2021 OUTLOOK

The Miami Dolphins devoted very few resources to the RB position this offseason. They brought in 28-year-old Malcolm Brown on a cheap one-year deal and drafted Gerrid Doaks in the seventh round of the NFL Draft, which means that Myles Gaskin will begin the season as the unquestioned starter. Meanwhile, the rest of Miami’s offense should be greatly improved. Tua Tagovailoa is poised to take a step forward as he enters his second season with more experience and a clean bill of health. Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle will bring explosiveness and speed that Miami’s offense sorely missed in 2020. 

With a strong defense that’s fueling the Dolphins’ great AFC East odds and a dynamic, talent-rich offense, Myles Gaskin is set up for success in 2021. He could easily handle 200 carries while commanding 60 or more targets, which would make him a massive value at his current ADP (RB24).

DYNASTY ANALYSIS

Myles Gaskin isn’t nearly as tantalizing in dynasty as he is in redraft due to a lack of long-term job security. Miami’s offseason moves suggest that they’ll rely on Gaskin in 2021, but there are no guarantees beyond this season. Just look at James Robinson. He shattered all expectations in his rookie season, posting over 1,400 yards from scrimmage, yet the team opted to replace him with the first-round pick Travis Etienne. Unless your dynasty team is ready to win in 2021, you should be looking to sell Myles Gaskin early in the season to a contender in exchange for a future first or an underperforming rookie. 

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