Miami Dolphins players with something to prove
3. Raheem Mostert
Raheem Mostert has been featured in the offense for the Miami Dolphins more than almost anyone thought he would through the first three weeks, though it hasn’t gone particularly well.
It’s not terrible, either. Mostert had a solid performance in Week 2 by accumulating 79 total yards from scrimmage, but his output in the other two contests in subpar. His 5 rushes for 16 yards against the Patriots were rough, but the 11 yards that he gained on 8 carries against the Bills resulted in a 1.3 YPC average. In fact, Mostert’s long run of the day was for 9 yards, meaning that he gained 2 yards on the other 7 carries. Yuck.
His counterpart, Chase Edmonds, hasn’t fared much better. In fact, aside from the two touchdowns that Edmonds scored against the Bills, their numbers are very similar. Mostert has one extra carry (24), and Edmonds has one extra yard (79).
They both will have something to prove against a Bengals defense that currently ranks 7th in yards per carry. We expected to see more against the Bills this last Sunday, but there wasn’t much time to get any kind of rhythm offensively when Miami held the ball for just less than 20 minutes of game action.