Player Outlook
Wilson is back with the Dolphins again in 2023, and we'll see if he can be the best running back in Miami despite competition from Raheem Mostert and rookie De'Von Achane. In 2022, Wilson was acquired from San Francisco, and he performed well in eight games with 96 total touches for 486 total yards and four touchdowns. He scored at least 10 PPR points five times. Mostert, over that same span, had 98 total touches, 544 total yards and three touchdowns. But now Achane is in the mix, and this could be a frustrating backfield if everyone stays healthy. However, Wilson has struggled with injuries, and we'll see how this competition goes in camp. Most likely, Achane will get drafted first by Fantasy managers, followed by Wilson and then Mostert. It's not bad to take a flier on Wilson with a late-round pick in all leagues, and he could be the best running back in Miami in 2023.

Fantasy Stats

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Year yds
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Fumbles Lost
Receiving Yards
Receiving Touchdowns
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2022 860 4.89 5 2 22 185 1 1368.5
2021 294 3.72 2 7 31 444.9
3y Avg. 585 4.61 5 1 14 116 1 1038.6
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Week 2 Waiver Priority List

    If you have an IR spot then stash Wilson with the chance he can return in Week 5 from his abdomen injury and have a prominent role for the Dolphins once again. When healthy, Wilson should push Raheem Mostert for touches, especially since it appears like De'Von Achane isn't set to be a significant factor any time soon. Wilson is worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Week 1 Waiver Priority List

    Like we said about Murray, it's easy to stash Wilson in an IR spot if you have one. We're not sure when he'll return from the abdomen injury that put him on the PUP list, but he could still emerge as the best Dolphins running back this year. Keep an eye on if the Dolphins add a running back prior to Week 1 or early in the season, but if they stick with Mostert, Achane and Ahmed then it's a good sign Wilson can still make an impact in 2023. He's worth adding for 1 percent of your remaining FAB.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Should return after four games

    Wilson (knee) should be ready to return from the injured list Week 5 according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Coach Mike McDaniel was vague about Wilson's expected return timetable after the running back's initial placement on IR, but it looks like he may miss only four games after all. Wilson is dealing with injuries to his midsection and finger, the details of which have yet to be disclosed in full. With Wilson out a minimum of four games, Raheem Mostert looks set to begin the 2023 campaign as Miami's clear lead back. Rookie third-round pick De'Von Achane (shoulder) will resume practicing Monday, so he could handle the No. 2 role if he's cleared for Week 1.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Return this season not ruled out

    Coach Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that he "wouldn't be surprised" if Wilson (abdomen), who the Dolphins placed on IR, is able to return this season, Marcel Louis-Jacques of reports. Wilson will be eligible to return from IR after missing at least a requisite four games, but McDaniel's hesitancy to guarantee an expected return date could hint at a longer recovery for the veteran running back. He's dealing with two separate issues, per David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, injuries to both his midsection and finger. Wilson's absence, however long it may ultimately be, paves the way for Raheem Mostert to achieve workhorse volume, unless the Dolphins opt to limit his touch totals to preserve his health. Salvon Ahmed (neck) is expected to resume practicing soon while De'Von Achane (shoulder) appears more up-in-the-air for Week 1, and Chris Brooks is the only other running back on the team's active roster.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Could return later this year

    Wilson is recovering from midsection and finger injuries, with coach Mike McDaniel saying Thursday that he "wouldn't be surprised" if the running back comes back from injured reserve later this season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Wilson left practice early Aug. 9 and subsequently missed the rest of the preseason, leaving more reps for De'Von Achane (shoulder), Salvon Ahmed (neck) and Chris Brooks behind probable starter Raheem Mostert. Only Mostert and Brooks were healthy at the end of the preseason, but Achane and Ahmed could join them in the coming days/weeks, whereas Wilson needs more time to rest/heal. Wilson is ineligible through Week 4, making Oct. 8 against the Giants his earliest possible date for a 2023 debut.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Placed on IR

    The Dolphins placed Wilson (undisclosed) on injured reserve Thursday, ruling him out for the first four games. Wilson initially left practice early Aug. 9 and didn't play in any of Miami's preseason games. He's now ineligible for the first four weeks of the regular season, though the team hasn't provided details on the nature of his injury. Fellow RBs De'Von Achane (shoulder) and Salvon Ahmed (head) also picked up injuries this August, but so far neither has been ruled out for Week 1 at the Chargers.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Absent from practice

    Wilson (undisclosed) isn't practicing Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Neither is Salvon Ahmed (head), while De'Von Achane (shoulder) is sporting a non-contact jersey. Oft-injured Raheem Mostert and undrafted rookie Chris Brooks are the only healthy running backs on the Dolphins' initial 53-man roster, though at least one or two of Wilson, Achane or Ahmed should be ready for the team's Sept. 10 season opener versus the Chargers. Wilson has been absent from practice since an early exit Aug. 9, with head coach Mike McDaniel thus far declining to provide details on the injury.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Not playing Saturday

    Wilson (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason finale against Jacksonville, David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Wilson left practice early Aug. 9 and missed all three weeks of the preseason. He and De'Von Achane (shoulder) both appear uncertain for Week 1, which opens the door for Salvon Ahmed, Myles Gaskin or Chris Brooks to get a spot on the initial regular-season roster.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Unlikely to play Saturday

    Wilson (undisclosed) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason contest against Houston. Wilson left last Wednesday's practice early due to an undisclosed issue, and he didn't play in the Dolphins' first preseason game. The veteran back is now being held out of the team's second exhibition contest, though the nature and extent of the issue are unclear. When healthy, Wilson is expected to form a 1-2 punch with Raheem Mostert in Miami's backfield this season, with rookie De'Von Achane providing additional firepower.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Leaves with injury Wednesday

    Wilson (undisclosed) departed Wednesday's practice early with an injury, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. The nature of Wilson's injury isn't known, but even if he's just tending to a minor issue, it could affect his availability for Friday's preseason game against the Falcons. The veteran looks primed to handle a sizable role in Miami's backfield alongside Raheem Mostert and rookie Devon Achane, so it will be worthwhile to monitor his status closely.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Staying in South Beach

    The Dolphins re-signed Wilson to a two-year contract Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. With the team also retaining Raheem Mostert, Miami now brings back its core backfield duo from the second half of the 2022 season. After the 49ers dealt Wilson to South Beach at the trade deadline last November, he racked up 96 touches for 486 yards from scrimmage and four TDs from Weeks 9-18, while Mostert racked up a 98-544-3 line in the same span. Expect a similar breakdown for the pair in the coming campaign.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Touchdown in defeat

    Wilson rushed 10 times for 23 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bills in the wild-card round. He also caught one of four targets for 13 yards. Wilson started with Raheem Mostert (thumb) sidelined and made it a one-score game with his one-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter. Although it otherwise wasn't a very productive performance from Wilson, he made a good impact upon joining the Dolphins midway through this season, rushing 84 times for 392 yards (4.7 per carry) and three touchdowns in eight games. He also caught 12 of 24 targets for 94 yards and another score. With Wilson an unrestricted free agent this offseason, it'll be interesting to see whether his familiarity with Miami head coach Mike McDaniel will result in the tailback returning to the team.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Set for lead role in playoff opener

    Wilson is set to lead Miami's backfield in Sunday's playoff game against the Bills, as Adam Beasley of Pro Football Network reports that Raheem Mostert (thumb) has been ruled out. Wilson should see the bulk of carries in Mostert's absence, and Miami will likely try to lean on its running game with third-string quarterback Skylar Thompson under center. Salvon Ahmed will back up Wilson, who mustered 52 scrimmage yards and a touchdown on 14 touches against the Texans when Mostert sat out in Week 12.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Practices fully Thursday

    Wilson (illness) returned to a full practice Thursday, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Wilson was listed as a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to an illness, but the running back's return to a full session one day later puts him on track to be available for Sunday's wild-card round matchup against the Bills. Meanwhile, Raheem Mostert (thumb) missed his second straight practice Thursday, and if he's out this weekend, Wilson would likely be in store for an expanded workload in Miami's backfield versus Buffalo.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Logs limited practice

    Wilson was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to an illness, Daniel Oyefusi of the Miami Herald reports. Wilson now has two more chances to return to a full session prior to Sunday's wild-card game against the Bills. As long as he's able to suit up this weekend, Wilson could be in line for a hefty workload, given that fellow running back Raheem Mostert is dealing with a thumb injury that clouds his status for the postseason opener.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Productive in Week 18 win

    Wilson rushed 16 times for 72 yards and secured both targets for two yards in the Dolphins' 11-6 win over the Jets on Sunday. Wilson and backfield mate Raheem Mostert (thumb) consistently made inroads against a Jets run defense that had its share of trouble on the road most of the season. Wilson's long run was a relatively modest 16 yards, so he consistently garnered productive gains in support of rookie starting quarterback Skylar Thompson. Wilson should once again have a key role in next weekend's wild-card road matchup against the Bills -- especially if Mostert is limited or sidelined -- as Miami undoubtedly endeavors to keep the ball out of the hands of Josh Allen and his explosive skill-position weapons as much as possible.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Inefficient in narrow loss

    Wilson logged 15 carries for 45 yards and secured three of seven targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 23-21 loss to New England. Wilson was less effective than Raheem Mostert through the air, but he saw six more opportunities on the ground and just two less targets in Miami's continued backfield timeshare. His usage as a receiver was influenced by the Dolphins' quarterback situation, and coach Mike McDaniel could deploy a similar plan in Week 18 versus the Jets as both Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) and Teddy Bridgewater (finger) look to be in danger of missing the contest, leaving seventh-round rookie Skylar Thompson under center.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: RBs to Sit

    You never know how the backfield split will go in Miami with Wilson and Raheem Mostert, but I would try to avoid both in Week 17 at New England. Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) could be out, and the Patriots run defense is still a strength. For the season, New England is No. 2 in fewest Fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs, and the Patriots have allowed just four total touchdowns to the position this year. Mostert has one game with more than four PPR points in his past four outings, and it was Week 15 at Buffalo when Wilson was out with a hip injury. And Wilson scored in Week 16 against Green Bay but had just 10 total touches. I like Wilson better than Mostert, but he's just a flex at best in all leagues.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Sit Them (Lineup Decisions)

    Wilson's only edge over Mostert is his role inside the 10-yard line, something that helped him outperform Mostert in Week 16. Mostert's the better runner, but that hasn't stopped Mike McDaniel from using both backs. McDaniel's larger issue is not leaning on the run game whatsoever. When the Dolphins lost Tagovailoa before, McDaniel didn't change his playcalling tendencies much, and you kind of can't blame him given his offensive line (it's not great) and his receivers (they're great). Both backs are tough to trust beyond the flex range, and it's Wilson ahead of Mostert. Better options include James Cook, Isiah Pacheco and Zonovan Knight.
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  • Dolphins' Jeff Wilson: Gets into end zone on Christmas

    Wilson carried the ball nine times for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers. He also caught one of two targets for three yards. His one-yard TD plunge early in the second quarter gave Miami a 17-10 lead, but the Dolphins' offense imploded and committed four turnovers after that. Wilson has gotten into the end zone in four of his last six games but hasn't reached 40 rushing yards in four straight, giving him limited fantasy appeal heading into a Week 17 clash with the Patriots.
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