That sound you heard was the collective sigh of fantasy players across the nation.
No, it’s not as if the Miami Dolphins rushing attack was expected to be a powerhouse this season (especially for fantasy enthusiasts), but running back by committee is usually something that often sees failure, both in fantasy and real life.
Sure, there are scenarios where it can work, but most times it’s a result of two players who simply can’t outperform the other – which seems to be happening during the Dolphins training camp which resulted in general manager Jeff Ireland suggesting they could use the running back by committee approach with both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas.
Per the Miami Herald:
Ireland praised Lamar Miller but added “I don’t think it’s just going to be Lamar’s position. We’ve got a good running back in Daniel Thomas that’s certainly making some noise.”
He said he believes Miller and Thomas will each have a “breakout season” and “they’re a pretty good one/two punch.”
“Lamar is a tremendous athlete, He’s got great explosion. He’s about 218 pounds. He’s well built for the position, which I like. He runs low to the ground. He’s got very good instincts. He can stop on a dime. I just felt like going into the season, we had to get this guy going. He can catch it out of the backfield. He can block. He was one of our best pass protectors last year…. You give him a crease, he’s going to get through it.
“And Daniel also has got some one-cut quickness and downhill attitude about him. He can catch and block.”