Just yesterday it was reported that the Miami Dolphins were thinking of going with the dreaded running back by committee approach but it appears they’ve had a change of heart. Or at least, that’s what beat writer Andrew Abramson is projecting.
Per the Palm Beach Post:
Lamar Miller will be the starter this season, but Daniel Thomas has been practicing well and will likely be the goal-line and third-down back. Miller said he wants to be an every-down back, and offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said recently that he could see Miller as a three-down guy. But Thomas is better in pass protection and is holding onto the ball in practice — fumbling was an issue for him in his first two seasons.
In all actuality, it’s not much different from the running back by committee approach, just that each player has a more defined role in the said scenario.
Hopefully it works for the Dolphins in real life, but fantasy players are certainly groaning at the thought.