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NFL Dawgs: Gaskin emerges in Miami

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The second year tailback played almost three times as many snaps as any other Dolphins running back

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Myles Gaskin entered Sunday as a third-stringer, but he made the most of his opportunity:

Gaskin surprisingly led the Miami Dolphins in carries (9) and rushing yards (40) in a 21-11 setback to the New England Patriots, increasing his fantasy football value. Gaskin not only rushed more than any other Dolphins back, he caught all four passes thrown to him for 26 yards. Gaskin’s 39 snaps played was more than all the other Miami running backs combined.

Budda Baker came up with 15 tackles for the Cardinals — second in the entire NFL during the opening round of games across the league.

Shaq Thompson made 12 tackles in the Carolina Panthers’ 34-30 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders’ Cory Littleton, recorded five tackles. Danny Shelton had a couple tackles for the Lions. Ben Burr Kirven played none on defense, but two-thirds of the special teams snaps for Seattle. Taylor Rapp and Greg Gaines each played on defense for the Rams, with Rapp recording 2 tackles (1 solo). Kevin King recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) for Green Bay.

A bunch of former Huskies caught passes: tight end Will Dissly 2 for 8 yards for the Seattle Seahawks, wide receiver John Ross 2 for 17 yards for the Cincinnati Bengals, tight end Drew Sample 1 for 7 yards for the Bengals and wide receiver Marvin Hall 1 for 26 for the Detroit Lions.

Jaydon Mickens and a Tampa Bay teammate collided while trying to catch a punt deep in their own territory, leading to a New Orleans recovery in the Bucs’ 34-23 loss. Dante Pettis was targeted just a single time despite a rash of 49ers WR injuries putting him in the starting lineup.


Here are some highlights:

29 Huskies are currently listed on NFL rosters (according to ESPN).


The old man of the NFL Dawgs group, Detroit’s Desmlond Trufant:


Gaskin with a nice day for the Dolphins, leading the way in the Miami backfield:


Despite jumping offside at at key moment in this game, Vita Vea is still emerging as one of the top nose tackles in football:


Peters running the route better than OBJ:


Littleton helps deny the first down:


Zeke Turner with the blocked punt:


Byron Murphy also broke up the pass on 3rd down right before this:


Of his 15 total tackles on Sunday, Baker recorded 10 solo tackles:


Other notes:

Center Nick Harris is listed as the number two center for Cleveland, and was active for Sunday. Quarterback Jacob Eason was inactive for Indianapolis.