Even though Edmonds carried the bulk of the duties during the Week 1 win over the New England Patriots, it was a different story in Week 2 for the Dolphins’ wild comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens.
During the 42-38 win, Edmonds carried the ball just five times for 33 yards and secured one of three targets for eight yards. It was six less carries than Mostert’s 11 carries for 51 yards, who also had three receptions for 28 yards.
Chase Edmonds or Raheem Mostert More Valuable For Fantasy Football
Per Stokastic’s NFL Start/Sit Fantasy Football Rankings, Mostert and Edmonds are both pretty low on the list, but Edmonds remains ahead of Mostert, for now.
For Week 3, Edmonds is the No. 33 running back on the board, with Mostert checking in at No. 39.
“They get along. … If your eyes can go fast enough, if there’s a good run, take your eyes and find Eric Studesville, the running backs coach, and find the running backs and they’re all fist-pumping and cheering. It’s awesome,” Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said of the running back competition. “They really root for each other and understand that they want to win the job. They don’t want to be given it at the expense of somebody else.”
The current “go with the hot hand” type of approach McDaniel has inserted for his backfield doesn’t exactly bode well for the fantasy football value for Edmonds or Mostert, and it’s likely that neither guy should slot into starting lineups for Week 3.
Continue to keep tabs on how the running back dynamic plays out in Miami.